Rich Monetti

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80s Music Tells Us that Girls Just Want to Have Fun, but So Should We
2 years ago
That’s right, I’m going to defend Cyndi Lauper’s 80s music anthem Girls Just want to Have Fun. I like it now, but I was right there in 1984, hating the lyrics just like every other guy who felt put ou...
Southside Johnny Has Long Answered the Classic Rock Call
2 years ago
Southside Johnny Lyon of classic rock fame grew up on the Jersey Shore Club scene with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Van Zandt, and a full gamut of R&B performers that the mid 60’s offered. I...
The Yardbirds Still Blasting Their Classic Rock Guitars
2 years ago
Any mention of the Yardbirds almost immediately turns the conversation to the band’s three trailblazing classic rock guitarists – Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. Often lost in those five decad...
The Meetles Can't Be Beat in the NYC Subway System
2 years ago
A lot of times just the thought of descending into the subway can compound the complexities of living in New York City. But not even the spirit of the most hardened New Yorker can be sunk as the sound...
Classic Rock From The Kinks Provided the Guidance I Needed To Get Through
2 years ago
In 1978, my brother came home with Misfits by a classic rock band known as the Kinks. I didn’t understand the retched look rock stars took on at the time to stick it to the man, but fortunately I had ...