Weekends, Host: Saturday Morning Flashback
Johnny Mars was born and raised on the west and northwest sides of Chicago. After putting his right hand through a plate-glass window playing sports, he decided to pursue what he considered a less aggressive hobby: music. He found out later that the music he most loved was often aggressive. [Read Johnny’s Full Bio]
The time travel machine we lovingly call Saturday Morning Flashback took us to 1978 this past weekend.
Can more cultural touchstones be crammed into 366 days? Yes, even with a leap year, there was a lot going on in 1976
This week we time-tripped 38 years to 1979.
Our weekly time travel found us drifting almost a quarter-century back to 1993.
It was, like every year, good and bad. A ball of confusion. We have all been here before, as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young put it.
We hit the mid 90’s on Saturday Morning Flashback and we recalled when Coolio had us in a Gangsta’s Paradise, Mel Gibson wore a kilt in Braveheart all the way to Oscar gold and we listened to music from soundtracks to Batman Forever & Empire Records.
I thought they sounded great; the atmosphere and vibe were right where they left off from 1995’s Soldier Field shows.
Just when you thought having a vinyl copy, cassette, CD, and mp3 file, maybe even a bootleg 8-track, of your favorite album was enough: Think again. One of the most successful rock albums of all time, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, gets the Nintendo computer game remake.
Johnny Mars was born and raised on the west and northwest sides of Chicago. After putting his right hand through a plate-glass window playing sports he decided to pursue what he considered a less aggressive hobby: Music. He found out later that the music he loved best was often the most aggressive. With every dime […]