When I was a young man, the thing to do was cover your walls with posters of whatever you loved.
Some dudes covered theirs with posters of dirt bikes racing, flying through the air, and doing the craziest stunts.
Some dudes showered their walls with images of muscle cars and race cars.
What did I put on my walls?
Like tons of adolescents at the time, I plastered the two loves of my life on the four walls of my domicile:
Girls and Music.
Damn, at one point, I found a record store that gave away these 12×12 little posters of album covers and I put them ALL over my walls.. covering every single inch with my own personalized album cover wallpaper matching music with the equivalent “Hot Chicks” of the day.
Two of my favorite posters at the time were of Christy Brinkley (this one)…
And REO Speedwagon (this one)
REO Speedwagon has a special place in my heart as it was my very first concert ever. My cousin was cool enough to take me and I soaked up EVERY. SINGLE. MOMENT. of that concert as my stood there slack jawed and drooling… something I would repeat after seeing the first girl ever naked and in person.
They played all of their biggest hits up to that moment (I didn’t write the songs down but got this from a quick Google search…1 Good Trouble, 2 Don’t Let Him Go, 3 Keep Pushin’, 4 Let’s Be-Bop, 5 Tough Guys, 6 The Key, 7 Take It On The Run, 8 Time For Me To Fly, 9 Keep On Lovin’ You, 10 Keep The Fire Burnin’, 11 Flying Turkey Trot, 12 Guitar Solo, 13 Stillness Of The Night, 14 Back On the Road Again, 15 Ridin’ The Storm Out, 16 Roll With The Changes, 17 Shakin’ It Loose, 8 Johnny B. Goode.)
These dudes were HUGE at the time after breaking through with their 1981 hit album Hi Infidelity which has sold over 10 million copies and counting….
I Freakin LOVED this band and still do.
So…. here is a “How to play” one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands….