Billy Squier & The Strike

Episode 131

Aaron highlights music from a pop-funk-rock band from Provo Utah, while Brent spotlights a rock radio staple who spawned three consecutive platinum-selling albums within a three years period.

Garnering national coverage on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars as well as NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Aaron looks at three songs from the band The Strike.

With a career that featured tours with bands like Queen and an album cover designed by Andy Warhol, Brent looks at three songs from Billy Squier.

This Week’s Playlist

  1. My Kinda Lover – Billy Squier – Don’t Say No (1981)
  2. Devils in the Canyon – The Strike – Devils in the Canyon (2018)
  3. Rock Me Tonite – Billy Squier – Signs Of Life (1984)
  4. Miles Ahead – The Strike – Miles Ahead (2020)
  5. Don’t Say You Love Me – Billy Squier – Hear & Now (1989)
  6. Painkillers – The Strike – Painkillers (2018)

Show Notes

(05:40) Billy Madison – The Stroke – YouTube
(09:20) Recollections, Guitar Collection – Vintage Guitar Magazine
(10:12) Billy Squier: Squier Sticks To His Guns As Writer – American Songwriter
(11:05) Emotions In Motion Cover Art – Warhol Cover Art
(11:15) Andy Warhol’s 20 Greatest Album Covers – Far Out Magazine
(20:32) Top 10 Billy Squier-Sampled Hip-hop Songs – Ultimate Classic Rock
(27:12) We Are The Strike “Robbing Me Blind” LIVE in-studio performance: H89 – YouTube
(28:33) The Strike Releases New Single and Music Video – Provo Music Magazine
(33:30) “Rock Me Tonight” – Billy Squier Official Video – YouTube
(33:53) I Want My MTV: : The Uncensored Story Of The Music Video Revolution – Internet Archive
(45:36) American band The Strike on Mormonism, Quincy Jones and Dubai – Arts & Culture
(48:39) Reaction: The Strike – Nothing New • Synthwave and Chill – YouTube
(49:45) The Strike – Miles Ahead • Synthwave and Chill – YouTube
(55:04) Weekend Songs: Billy Squier, ‘Don’t Say You Love Me’ – Ultimate Classic Rock
(59:00) Billy Squier – Portraits Series With GE Smith – GE Smith Music
(01:03:20) Synthwave Wiki – Fandom

Other Links

Band Websites

Billy Squier
The Strike

Listen to the Playlist


Videos Mentioned

(05:40) Billy Madison – The Stroke – YouTube
(27:12) We Are The Strike “Robbing Me Blind” LIVE in-studio performance: H89 – YouTube
(33:30) “Rock Me Tonight” – Billy Squier Official Video – YouTube
(48:39) Reaction: The Strike – Nothing New • Synthwave and Chill – YouTube
(49:45) The Strike – Miles Ahead • Synthwave and Chill – YouTube
Bands Mentioned
  • Billy Squier
  • The Strike
  • Lionel Richie
  • Michael Jackson
  • Kenny Loggins
  • We are the Strike
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Justice
  • M83
  • Quincy Jones
  • Jay-Z
  • Anton Fig

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