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Best of the Best:  25 Years of Rock
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Best of the Best: 25 Years of Rock
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
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This CD celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the legendary King Biscuit Flower Hour Radio Show, a staple of 70's & 80's FM radio. This release features all exclusive tracks by Genesis, Rush, Queen, The Kinks, The Who, Lyn...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Best of the Best: 25 Years of Rock
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: SSM (Sunset Strategic Marketing)
Original Release Date: 10/20/1998
Re-Release Date: 10/20/2006
Album Type: Live
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR), Arena Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 707108804324

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This CD celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the legendary King Biscuit Flower Hour Radio Show, a staple of 70's & 80's FM radio. This release features all exclusive tracks by Genesis, Rush, Queen, The Kinks, The Who, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rush & more. A 1998 King Biscuit Flower Hour Records release.

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'King Biscuit:Best Of The Best,25 Yrs.Of Rock'(King Biscuit)
Mike Reed | USA | 10/03/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Does this sixteen track disc bring back memories for you?Showcasing some of the best known songs from bands that were on the weekly FM radio King Biscuit show,I'll say between 1973-82 serve this release the purpose of being an audio diary for those LIKE myself that were loyal listeners of the show.The liner notes gives several individual's personal account of the Biscuit.Here's mine:I remember when a 'live' lp was indeed something special,before import discs became available by the hundreds,that I would sometimes join a gathering at a friend's house while the party was already in progress.I'd hear,say some live songs from Queen.Tunes that I knew were not on 'Live Killers' and another person would inform me that it was a home tape,recorded off a live FM broadcast from the King Biscuit.I've heard from a reliable source that the bands that were on the Biscuit actually LOVED hearing about fans taping the shows 'cause it would MAYBE lure them to buy the group's older lp's.Even though I'm personally more into the obscure music these days,these mainstream gems will always have a place in my collection.My absolute faves are the Kinks "Lola",Emerson Lake&Palmer's "Lucky Man",The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again",BTO's "Takin' Care Of Business" and Rush's "Limelight".Would make a nice gift."
Chuck your casettes,(not really)
Thomas L. Christiansen | Wichita | 07/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Yes I know you religiously taped this radio show.
The best stuff is either in the King Biscuit vaults or on your basement cassettes."
Do You Like Biscuits?
PHILIP S WOLF | SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA. USA | 08/07/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"When FM Radio started to catch fire in the early 1970's, things began to change for the average record buyer. As we were no longer slaves to Top-40 AM Stations {Two AM Stations, all but controlled the airwaves of San Francisco for Rock & Pop in the 1960's.} Progressive FM Stations came on-air in 1967, and then and only then, we got to listen to other Songs than just the: Boss, Top-40.

The King Biscuit Flower Hour was a part of the new and "Cool Radio". The first broadcast of: 18 Feb 1973, featured: The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Blood Sweat & Tears and Bruce Springsteen. The Biscuit was off and running with their weekly show.

This is a 16 Track Collection of Rock Acts from the 1970's-80's. It is a Sampler of what was broadcast every week on The Biscuit. With: The Who, Queen, Genesis, The Kinks, America, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ELP, Kansas, Foreigner, Rush, Blondie, Triumph, Billy Squier, Pat Benatar, BTO and Rick Derringer. This Disc has the Big Artists of that period. Every song included herein was a Hit: Won't Get Fooled Again, We Will Rock You, That's All, Lola, Horse With No Name, Call Me The Breeze, Lucky Man, Carry On Wayward Son, Cold As Ice, Limelight, One Way Or Another, Allied Forces, The Stroke, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Takin' Care Of Business, Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo.

If you are old enough to remember these Radio Shows from the 1970's & 1980's, this Disc will bring it all back. If you are too young to have ever heard this Show, this will give you a new slant on those words known as: "Classic Rock".

These Disc's are around, and they are cheap. I bought mine at a Used Record Shop for: $2.99. There are around 50 Disc's available of different acts as well including: BB King, Deep Purple and GTR, these are well worth seeking out as well. Just about everybody was standing in line to appear on this Show because it was very popular.

I have heard a few: "Samplers" in my day and some of them were real forgetable, this one is real good.
Four Stars !!!"