In my early 20's I dated a guy that I can credit with introducing me to a lot of the artists that I love the most. While most of our time was spent listening to rock, he is the one that drilled Dave Matthews Band into my head till I gave up fighting it and began my love affair with the live shows.
******I was in such a hurry to get this out to the masses I missed out on putting some good commentary about why each album is perfect….so here we go********
“Follow me now and you will not regret
Leaving the life you led before we met
You are the first to have this love of mine
Forever with me ’till the end of time”
N.I.B. – Black Sabbath
First of all, MERRY XMAS and Happy New Year. Other than my great family and friends, its been a horrible year from the start and this year cannot be over soon enough. The other day on Twitter someone started the trend #PerfectAlbums and I have had this in my drafts folder on here for some time just waiting for the right time to bring it out.
First of all, defining a perfect album is hard to a degree but I will explain my criteria for what defines a “perfect album.” A perfect album consists of three basic elements: it sounds crisp, it is in the right order as it flows when you listen to it in order and every song regardless of popularity is good in its own way. Some of these albums are one continuous song with no real breaks such as “The Chronic” by Dr. Dre’ and you must listen in order otherwise it makes no sense. Some albums tell a story but have breaks in between songs for example “Boylan Heights” by The Connells is a story of a man who goes off to war and returns. And then some albums are just classics that need to be listened to in the order it was intended by the artist and how you listened to it on vinyl. ”Back In Black” by AC/DC is the best example I can think of going back to Album Hour every Friday night on WRNO where the DJ would intro each side of the album then play it. I have experienced all of the following albums in different times of my life and all of these qualify for this list. With the exception of a couple of albums released in the last 10 years, albums don’t have that flow any more because songs are cherry picked for radio airplay. I listed the track list so if you are not familiar with an album just read a c0uple of the tracks and you will then say to yourself ”Self, Pete is spot on with this”. And this is the EXACT order of songs as they were released.
With that said here is MY LIST of perfect albums. In alphabetical order & then release by year. I also am attaching album covers because album covers make some of these classics by sheer recognition. Also I felt the need to represent EVERY letter of the alphabet to make it interesting. Feel free to listen to or buy the ones you are not familiar with.
DISCLAIMER: These are not all of my favorite albums, but albums considered perfect by me because you have to appreciate greatness when its achieved.
1. Highway To Hell
2. Girls Got Rhythm
3. Walk All Over You
4. Touch Too Much
5. Beating Around The Bush
6. Shot Down In Flames
7. Get It Hot
8. If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)
9. Love Hungry Man
10. Night Prowler
This album is just brutal from the opening riffs of Highway to Hell
1. Hells Bells
2. Shoot To Thrill
3. What Do You Do For Money Honey
4. Givin The Dog A Bone
5. Let Me Put My Love Into You
6. Back In Black
7. You Shook Me All Night Long
8. Have A Drink On Me
9. Shake A Leg
10. Rock And Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution
1. Them Bones
2. Dam That River
3. Rain When I Die
4. Down In A Hole
5. Sick Man
9. God Smack
11.Hate To Feel
12. Angry Chair
2. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
3. Midnight Rider
4. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
5. Hoochie Coochie Man
6. Please Call Home
7. Leave My Blues At Home
1. Statesboro Blues
2. Done Somebody Wrong
3. Stormy Monday
4. You Don’t Love Me
5. Hot ‘Lanta
6. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
7. Whipping Post
1. Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More
2. Les Brers In A Minor
4. Mountain Jam
5. One Way Out
6. Trouble No More
7. Stand Back
8. Blue Sky
9. Little Martha
1. Rhymin & Stealin
2. The New Style
3. She’s Crafty
4. Posse In Effect
5. Slow Ride
7. Fight For Your Right
8. No Sleep Till Brooklyn
10.Hold It Now, Hit It
11. Brass Monkey
12. Slow And Low
13.Time To Get Ill
1. To All The Girls
2. Shake Your Rump
3. Johnny Ryall
4. Egg Man
5. High Plains Drifter
6. The Sounds Of Science
7. 3-Minute Rule
8. Hey Ladies
9. 5-Piece Chicken Dinner
10. Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun
11. Car Thief
12. What Comes Around
14. Ask For Janice
15. B-Boy Bouillabaisse
1. Rise above
2. Spray Paint The Walls
3. Six Pack
4. What I See
5. T.V. Party
6. Thirsty & Miserable
7. Police Story
8. Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie
10. Room 13
11. Damaged II
12. No More
13. Padded Cell
14. Life Of Pain
15. Damaged I
Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
1. Black Sabbath
2. The Wizard
3. Wasp / Behind The Wall / Basically
5. A Bit Of Finger / Sleeping Village / Warning
6. Wicked World
1. War Pigs
3. Planet Caravan
4. Iron Man
5. Electric Funeral
6. Hand Of Doom
7. Rat Salad
8. Fairies Wear Boots
1. Positive Vibration
2. Roots, Rock, Reggae
3. Johnny Was
4. Cry To Me
5. Want More
6. Crazy Baldhead
7. Who The Cap Fit
8. Night Shift
10. Rat Race
1. Natural Mystic
2. So Much Things To Say
4. The Heathen
7. Waiting In Vain
8. Turn Your Lights Down Low
9. Three Little Birds
10. One Love / People Get Ready
1. More Than A Feeling
2. Peace Of Mind
3. Foreplay/Long Time
4. Rock & Roll Band
6. Hitch A Ride
7. Something About You
8. Let Me Take You Home Tonight
1. I Feel The Earth Move
2. So Far Away
3. It’s Too Late
4. Home Again
6. Way Over Yonder
7. You’ve Got A Friend
8. Where You Lead
9. Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
10. Smackwater Jack
12. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
1. San Francisco Days
2. Beautiful Homes
3. Round ‘N’ Round
4. Two Hearts
5. Can’t Do A Thing (To Stop Me)
6. Except The New Girl
8. Move Along
9. I Want Your Love
11. Lonely With A Broken Heart
12. Solitary Man
Clash, The – London Calling (1979)
1. London Calling
2. Brand New Cadillac
3. Jimmy Jazz
5. Rudie Can’t Fail
6. Spanish Bombs
7. The Right Profile
8. Lost In The Supermarket
10. The Guns Of Brixton
11. Wrong ‘Em Boyo
12. Death Or Glory
13. Koka Kola
14. The Card Cheat
15. Lover’s Rock
16. Four Horsemen
17. I’m Not Down
18. Revolution Rock
19. Train In Vain
1. Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)
2. The Sky Is A Poisonous Garden
4. Darkening Of The Light
5. I Don’t Need A Hero
6. Days And Days
7. The Beast
10. Tomorrow, Wendy
1. Scotty’s Lament
2. Choose A Side
4. Just Like Us
5. If It Crumbles
7. Over There
9. Home Today
10. OT² (Instrumental)
11. I Suppose
1. Blue Rondo Á La Turk
2. Strange Meadow Lark
3. Take Five
4. Three To Get Ready
5. Kathy’s Waltz
6. Everybody’s Jumpin’
7. Pick Up The Sticks
1. Tunnel Of Love
2. Romeo And Juliet
4. Expresso Love
5. Hand In Hand
6. Solid Rock
7. Les Boys
1. The Chronic (Intro)
2. ___ Wit Dre Day (And Everybody’s Celebratin’)
3. Let Me Ride
4. The Day The Niggaz Took Over
5. Nuthin’ But A “G” Thang
6. Deeez Nuuuts
7. Lil’ Ghetto Boy
8. A Nigga Witta Gun
10. The $20 Sack Pyramid
11. Lyrical Gangbang
13. The Doctor’s Office
14. Stranded On Death Row
15. The Roach (The Chronic Outro)
16. Bitches Ain’t Shit
Coming soon……PERFECT ALBUMS by Bands E – H….
Until then have a good holiday….Merry Xmas and Happy New Year….I’m going to Hawaii
As I type this I am listening to this for motivation….
One of my favorite songs by the Foo Fighters.
NOW that I have your attention I wanted to give you something to make you smile, rock, tap feet, bounce leg up and down or play air drums. I named it ADHD version because it is songs of different variety and tempo.
Whatever just read, click and ENJOY.
Also, this will be all over the map consisting of many genres but all with one goal in mind…… To make you happy. And who knows I might toss a racing theme or some kind of drinking theme or just plain old good fucking weather. The kind of weather that you would skip class for and sit on the patio and drink. …..don’t forget, its me for god’s sake.
“I remember we were driving driving in your car
The speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder
And I had a feeling that I belonged
And I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone”
“Our house was not a home
And we both felt alone it seems
It is empty now
Worn and broken like our dreams”
“I got the ways and means to New Orleans
I’m going down by the river where it’s warm and green
I’m gonna have a drink, and walk around
I got a lot to think about oh yeah”
“It’s a beautiful life, and I’ve got it in my sights
And that ain’t for all of us
It’s a beautiful sound when my life comes crashin’ down
That ain’t so obvious
It’s a beautiful sin, and I’m doin’ it again
And that ain’t for all of us
It’s a beautiful life, and I’ve got it in my sights
Ain’t that so obvious?”
and ALWAYS good to hear these guys…..still jammin in 09.
“That juke box in the corner holding memories
this whiskey aint so lonely anymore
turn it up a little louder
I want to feel that southern breeze
from a Macon Goodwill I bought the 45″
THROWBACK to the LSU brethren….ENJOY
“And the memory is just fadin’ now,
I close my eyes and it’s you I see.
I made a promise that I can’t keep,
I close my eyes and I can’t sleep.”
“Stranded in this spooky town
stoplights are swaying and the phone lines are down
This floor is crackling cold, she took my heart, I think she took my soul
With the moon I run far from the carnage of the fiery sun”
“And i could say im trying to change
But thats just another lie
Its been a day and a half
And im still high”
I love this video….love this song….so sue me if you don’t
“Visually you’re stimulating to my eyes
Your Cinderella syndrome, full of lies
Your insecurities are concealed by your pride
Pretty soon your ego will kill what’s left inside”
“When you were languishing in rooms I built to file you in,
And when the wind set down in funnel form and pulled you in.”
“When are you gonna blow the game?
When are you gonna blow the screen?
When will you tell them that the crap doesn’t last
And you found a way to make your own dreams”
and I have to leave you with this……a jam….TURN IT UP!!!!
“There must have been a body there I swear I felt some flesh
it took a little time but I figured they were mine there were fingers goin down my chest.
My mouth went through the ceiling and my body fell through the floor
I couldn’t find the key cause there was no one I could see and someone had moved the door.”
ENJOY and look how much fun they are having.
“I’m making good friends with you”
and as a goof….
“My girl wants to party all the time
Party all the time
Party all the time.
My girl wants to party all the time
Party all the time.”
Vikings fans are losers….Zubaz
Have a drink on me
To quote the girl in the movie Dazed and Confused ”The 50′s blew,the 60′s rocked,the 70′s,well they obviously suck.Maybe the 80′s will be radical!…..and radical in every way….and the 70s ROCKED more than 60s…..in my opinion…..the 80s brought us some of the most recognizable MOVIES ever and with these movies came music, some totally awesome, some just bad and some so fucking cheesy but you can’t help but love it…..here is a sample with the disclaimer:
I would like to thank the Karate Kid ( NOT THE GAY REMADE SHITTY ONE WITH THE DUMB KID WITH CORNROWS), Rocky IV and Teen Wolf ( THE MOVIE NOT THE SHITTY MTV SERIES)….MTV YOU STILL SUCK…signed 1988
AND also look at these movie posters….LEGENDARY and cheesy….you just don’t get them like this anymore…..movies today pretty much suck to a degree, music definitely and even movie posters.
I also attached the movie trailers to these gems as not even trailers are this good anymore….now they pretty much give you the entire movie in 2 minutes…..ENJOY
it also looks like 1985 was a good year for movies….lots of classics
I will have a cheese scale after each one,
1 – Parmesan
2 – Shredded American
3 – Nacho Cheese
4 – Gouda
5 – Full On VELVEETA
Here we go and we are off and running with Rocky III and some REAL Velveeta melting here….Rocky just provides so many moments of cheese we could devote and entire blog to this by itself but you get the idea. Don’t get me wrong, Rocky is legendary and Rocky II is good but then it just goes off with MR. T and so on…even Hulk Hogan, but with every cheesy flick comes a cheesy song attached and this one gave us Survivor’s “Eye Of The Tiger” and here is where it first appears….
Rocky III – Trailer (1982)
CHEESE FACTOR – 3 (Mr.T, Hulk, Rocky, Survivor. Enough said)
Rocky IV (1985) ..The fucking Russian accents in this movie are just fucking horrible, but its Rocky and its Rocky IV so what do you expect?
…and this Robert Tepper song in the movie still makes me want to punch someone after seeing it.
and of course it would NOT be a Rocky movie without Survivor making another song for the movie….so bad yet so good since it goes perfect with the movie…the Russians are so fucking stupid looking but its the 80s and every movie involved Russians in some way.
CHEESE FACTOR 5 + 1 = 6
(The END of Rocky…should have been after Rocky II)
Eddie Murphy was right in the movie “Raw” when he talked about Italians and “Rocky”
A View To A Kill (1985)
Probably one of the WORST Bond films ever but who could forget THIS opening song…..IT FUCKING ROCKED and it was Duran Duran so they could do no wrong
CHEESE SCALE – 3 (Christopher Walken, Bond, Duran Duran)
The Living Daylights (1987)
The band A-HA did the title for the 1987 Bond flick “The Living Daylights”….Fucking love this one and who could deny loving an opening of a Bond movie…..more of a Guilty Pleasure
CHEESE SCALE – 4 (Bond mixed with A-HA)
Ok so NOW you get the picture so lets DIVE RIGHT FUCKING IN…..
The Original from 1985 and not some confusing MTV show of the same name. Go Figure MTV using another idea from someone else. This Michael J Fox flick has some pretty pathetic stuff going on from his girl who is a friend name “Boof” to his supposedly cool friend “Styles.”
Teen Wolf – Trailer (1985)
The songs are all gay but here are two that jump out immediately. PURE 80s gems here.
NOW listen to this next song as I swear I hear a voice in that horrible 80s computer saying “Big Bad Wolf Guy,” even though its not the case…you decide….
CHEESE FACTOR 4 (Thanks Boof and Styles)
IN keeping with the Prom Dance thing….I give you another underrated classic in the cheese world…
Before Patrick Dempsey was the stud you ladies see on tv, he was this and yes that is Seth Green as his little brother. I used to love his love interest in this movie. Thought she was so hot.
CHEESE FACTOR 4/5 (The clothes and Seth Green)
Not many people knew about the band Wang Chung except for “Dance Hall Days” but this was where they took off….
CHEESE FACTOR 2 (Classic and TONS of quotable one-liners)
This next movie is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES and quite possibly one of the most UNDERRATED flicks EVER. The hero (CSI’s William Peterson) dies in the movie and it just blows you mind. Wang Chung did the entire soundtrack and its 80s to a tee. John Turturro is in it also and Willem Dafoe plays Rick Masters, who is a freaking champ.
And arguably one of the best car chase scenes EVER….
CHEESE FACTOR 2 (ONLY because of Wang Chung)
Does this next one even need an intro other than being remade in the most horrible fashion EVER?
This movie has so much cheese in it it drips off the screen but its still a classic and I watch it every time it comes on…I am not sure which is worse the song at the end by Joe Esposito or the scene at the club where Daniel gets laughed at by all of the rich people after getting food knocked all over him….CLASSIC…and of course, Survivor is BACK after Rocky
This song is so bad yet so good….kill me now
CHEESE FACTOR – 5 (Prove Me Wrong)
The fact that Hollywood touched this CLASSIC with Russell Brand shows you how desperate they are….and the remake was fucking bomb…..the trailer for the 1981 flick is HILARIOUS
Dudley Fucking Moore is still the best drunk ever to hit the silver screen.
CHEESE FACTOR – 0 (CLASSIC COMEDY)
After Arthur Christopher Cross came out with this song with Doobie Brothers’ Michael McDonald….KILLER TUNE
You might remember the next bassline from a certain early 90s rap song by Warren G called “Regulate”…here is original song…..
CHEESE FACTOR – 3
(Mid 80s Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines as badass cops….YEAH OK but it worked and worked well. RIP Gregory)
Without “The Neutron Dance” this movie has no cheese factor as its funny and Eddie Murphy in his prime…..but having to listen to Fucking Glenn Frey to this day makes me want to shit on someone…fuck the Eagles
CHEESE FACTOR 2 (The Neutron Dance does it and by the way did I mention to Fuck the Eagles already?)
The sequel is pretty good if Brigitte Nielson doesn’t speak, but she does and once again proves why her and Stallone were a match made in heaven…..and this was POST-Rocky IV and PRE-Cobra.
TOTAL IQ = 8
CHEESE FACTOR – 4 (Thanks Brigitte and its a sequel and they should have stopped HERE. And lets never mention BHC III ever again)
FUCKING MIAMI FUCKING VICE…..
CHEESE FACTOR 10 (the clothes, cars..80s 80s 80s)
Now here is Top Gun with all of the gay undertones especially with the shirtless beach volleyball scene.. still a decent movie …. Top Gun – Trailer (1986)
the gay undertones here are dripping off the screen…
CHEESE FACTOR – 5 (The volleyball scene and Iceman chopping teeth)
The Fucking Brat Pack and where I first heard “This Face Seats Five”
and his other song…SO BAD
“Naughty Naughty, Cute and Horny”…what fucking horrible lyrics from that mullet freak
CHEESE FACTOR – 4/5 (Thanks to Naughty Naughty)
The Wild Life (1984)
If you have NEVER seen this movie….Its not even on DVD and its supposedly the follow up to Fast Times At Ridgemont High….SO many classic scenes in this movie….Wyatt from Weird Science and Chris Penn….
CHEESE FACTOR – 3 (80s in a nutshell)
Say Anything (1989)
What else can be said about this movie besides its another CLASSIC and what a way to end the 80s but with this movie chocked full of good music…TOO MUCH TO MENTION
Good tribute video
CHEESE FACTOR – 0 (Great Movie)
Guilty Pleasure ALERT!
Now we all can agree the 80s ROCKED
GO WATCH THIS MOVIE from 1995…..another underrated CLASSIC….trust me
“Boat Drinks” and it has Walken, Buschemi and even Jenny McCarthy as Walken’s nurse
FUCKING AWESOME song from it too….
Didn’t even need to mention this…..click poster for TRAILER
Another weekend approaches but in the FALL it seems so much more refreshing.
I can’t wait to watch my 4 year old girl play soccer as that is just a mess but its 4 year old soccer so that. My 10 year old plays football and youth football is KEY so that too.
Just the feeling of being outside when the weather is nicer is just great to look forward to. With that some tunes to sit back and let the breeze hit you while you reminisce back to a simpler time in your life.
Some familiar some not so familiar and some that I just never get too much of.
Basically 70s and 80s tunes that I like and all are cheesy in their own cheesy way. This could be lesser known songs by famous artists or THAT OTHER HIT. Whatever just fucking listen.
Consider this Guilty Pleasures Part 5 or something like that and yes ASIA makes an appearance.
This should be in TWO PARTS…CHEESE and JAM…ENJOY!!!!
CHEESY SMILE TUNES
Gerry Rafferty – Right Down The Line *** JUST SMOOTH STILL***
“I just wanna say this is my way
Of telling you everything
I could never say before
Yeah this is my way
of telling you that everyday
I’m loving you so much more”
Alan Parsons Project – Games People Play ***GOOD AM RADIO TUNE***
“Games people play, you take it or leave it
Things that they say, just don’t make it right
If I’m tellin’ you the truth right now, do you believe it
Games people play in the middle of the night”
Foreigner – Say You Will ***I FUCKING LOVE THIS VIDEO STILL***
“Now won’t you say you will, say you won’t make up your mind tonight
Say you will, say you will be my guiding light”
Bee Gees – More Than A Woman
“This is the only way that we should fly
This is the only way to go
And if I lose your love I know I would die”
Kool and the Gang – Get Down On It ***THIS JUST BECAUSE ITS SMOOTH AND LOOK AT THEM***
“How you gonna do it if you really don’t want do dance?”
Three Dog Night – One
BONUS!!!! – Bee Gees – New York Mining Disaster 1941 ***ABSOLUTELY ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES AS IT BLENDS EVERYTHING RIGHT ABOUT MUSIC***
“I keep straining my ears to hear a sound
Maybe someone is digging underground
Or have they given up and all gone home to bed?
Thinking those who once existed must be dead?”
BONUS!!!! Three Dog Night – Shambala ***SING WITH ME***
“Ah, ooh ooh oo oo ooh ooh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Ah, ooh ooh oo oo ooh ooh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah”
SOME 80s CHEESE….Like I might be the only person who secretly liked these songs.
Hall & Oates – Family Man
But he said, “Leave me alone, I’m a family man
And my bark is much worse than my bite”
He said, “Leave me alone, I’m a family man
If you push me too far I just might”
Culture Club – War
“Now we’re fighting
In our hearts
Fighting in the street
Won’t somebody help me?”
SAGA – On The Loose
“I see no harm or danger in escaping
If the method suits the style
We put the mind on idle
And let the others take it for awhile”
Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky
“I am the eye in the sky
Looking at you, I can read your mind
I am the maker of rules, Dealing with fools
I can cheat you blind”
TIME TO JAM
AND NOW THE SECOND HITS FROM SOME 80s BANDS
ASIA – Don’t Cry
“So leave it all behind you
It took so long to find you
I know that we can last forever”
Night Ranger - When You Close Your Eyes
We learned about love
In the back of a Chevrolet
Well it felt so good to be young
It feels like yesterday”
The Outfield – Since You’ve Been Gone
“All I do is think of you I lie awake – lie awake
And no matter how I try this loneliness – you know I can’t take”
YES – Love Will Find A Way
“You wanna get next to me
I need your intrusion
I don’t need to be
Blinded by confusion”
Damn Yankees – Come Again ***FUCKING LOVE THIS JAM***
“Been so long since I’ve seen you girl
Swear I’ve been around the world
Every room is an empty space
In the darkness I see your face”
I HAD TO LEAVE YOU DANCING AND SINGING
Soul Coughing – Circles
“When the ghostly dust of violence traces everything,
And when the gas runs out just wreck it, you insured the thing.”
CHEERS!!!!! Have a good weekend as always.
“M.C. Adam Yauch in the place to be
And all the girls are on me cause I’m down with Mike D.”
So if you watched last night’s MTV Video Music Awards you noticed a few important things. Barack Obama moved his speech at the Democratic Convention so the younger generation would watch. The show was 2 hours long and crammed if you watched it. It felt hurried. Because of this, they gave a 10 second tribute with JUST a picture of Adam Yauch, aka MCA of the Beastie Boys, after dying earlier this year. MTV quickly forgot MCA and the Beastie Boys are one of the most influential and pioneers in both rap and MTV. So why 10 seconds. I guess Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz were more important. So I will give a small but fitting tribute to the Beastie Boys the way it should have been done.
And one thing you will notice is they perform live better than any other rap group…..never the same….WOW!!!!RIP Adam you were and still are a legend and an inspiration
Beastie Boys – Shake Your Rump (Live Amsterdam)
They should have done this last night with an allstar tribute then at least show a video of them performing.
Beastie Boys - (w/ P Diddy at VH1 Rap Honors)
Beastie Boys – “Ch-Check It Out” (Live Letterman ’04)
Beastie Boys – Chappelle Show
Beastie Boys – “Sucker MC’s” (Live)
Beastie Boys – “Sure Shot” (Live in Amsterdam)
Beastie Boys - “Brass Monkey” (Live Madison Square Garden)
I am STILL irritated that right after the AWFUL performance by Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz where they curse (have to be beeped out) almost the entire time but then mumble the rest all while wearing pants down past their asses to show the masses their underwear.
NOTE: In prison this was a sign you are gay yet hip hop artists and dumb kids think this is cool.
I quote Darryl Sterdan of the Toronto Sun, “If 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne’s uninspired and amateurish rendition of Yuck was meant to represent the cream of the crop of current hip-hop, we’ll wait for the next big thing, thanks.”
and LAST BUT NOT LEAST…..
(compliments of the New Orleans Levee (Nolevee.com)
With dumb Hurricane Isaac about to hit New Orleans I figured I would send some musical love their way being the 7th anniversary of that bitch Katrina.
Stay safe NOLA you have been through much much worse than this storm.
This is a quick college rock version of the songs that make me grin….and again I know I am missing a bunch, I know I could post 20 R.E.M. songs and Pixies but these just jam and while many are familiar to you that is the point to make you enjoy some tunes while you prepare…….ENJOY
also I tossed in a couple of classics that to this day STILL move me….ex. Peter Murphy and the Sundays
“I look in your eyes and it’s understood”
“keeps a smile around a while
he took no fright and jettisoned
we’ll go tonight to hear him tell
“In the bedroom down the hall
your secrets sleep
it is always late at night
won’t you stay?
why don’t you stay?”
R.E.M…..STILL my favorite song by them…..
“Trust in your calling, make sure your calling’s true
Think of others, the others think of you
Silly rule golden words make, practice, practice makes perfect,
Perfect is a fault, and fault lines change”
The Charlatans UK
“The only one I know, never cries, never open her eyes
The only one I know, wide awake and then she’s away
The only one I see, is mine when she walks down our street
The only one I see, has carved her way in to me”
BONUS: R.EM….arguably my 2nd favorite song and best version of this!!!
“I sit at my table and wage war on myself
It seems like it’s all, it’s all for nothing
I know the barricades, and
I know the mortar in the wall breaks
I recognize the weapons, I used them well”
“You know the way it twists and turns
Changing colour, Spinning yarns
You know the way it leaves you dry
It cuts you up and takes you high”
“Waiting for something to break
Left my heart out to bake
Nothing there in my glass
Wasn’t never made to last
Hope in my past”
“keeping low doesn’t make no sense
sometimes people can be oh so dense
they didn’t want it but he built it anyway”
Hope you enjoyed the quickie ….feel free to add comments….I wanted to add more but I am busy….
Stay safe NOLA
This blog is dedicated to good taste…..in music
Due to overwhelming response from all of 2 people….Dre and Mike C, I have added some more….and yes this is fucking incredibly awesome. Put on your helmet and again add more if you want as I know I am missing some but too much is too much and too little just gets you started but doesn’t finish the job. This is just right…to me at least.
This is the COOL album cover version of this SMILE edition. FRAME EM if you got em.
And basically its all ROCK since they had all of the legendary covers……and notice the lyrics how deep on most of them….and as far as music…..and yes Journey, STYX and REO qualify. The REO song is just a classic that never gets old.
…and it begins with one of my favorite rock songs ever…..and the intro the video with kids rocking captures the essence of 80s rock and dedication of metal fans even to this day…..CHEERS
“My head explodes, my ears ring
I can’t remember just where I’ve been”
“I’ve been drivin’ all night, my hand’s wet on the wheel
There’s a voice in my head, that drives my heel
It’s my baby callin’, says, ‘I need you here’
Ans it’s half past four, and I’m shifting gear”
“They didn’t see me and Tom in the trees.
Neither one believing what the other could see.
Tossed in the bodies, let ‘em sink on down.
To the bottom of the well where they’d never be found”
“Your words like ice fall on the ground
Breaking the silence without a sound”
“I’m tired of playin foolish games
I’m tired of all your lies makin me insane
I don’t ask for much the truth will do just fine
Won’t you lay it on the line”
“When the summer’s gone she’ll be there standing by the light
Once she’s been to where she’s gone to she should know wrong from right
Is she feeling
Are you feeling
You feeling that way too?
Or am I just
Am I just a fool”
AC/DC ….there is Bon Scott AC/DC and there is the other guy
There ought to be a law
There ought to be a whole lot more
You get nothing for nothing
Tell me who can you trust
We got what you want
And you got the lust”
“Nowhere To Run
Nowhere To Hide
What You Doin’ To Me
All This Jive”
APRIL WINE……and a killer jam for the last bit of the song
“Get my saddle and tie it on
Western wind who is fast and strong
Jump on back, he’s good and long
We’ll resist till we reach the dawn
Running seems like the best offense
Staying just don’t make any sense”
“The vaseline gypsies and silicone souls
Dressed to the society
Hypocrite heartbeat and cheap alibis
Can´t get you by that monkey”
“If we’re evil or divine
we’re the last in line”
JUDAS PRIEST ….I put the pic of the 45 on here because it rocked
“Making a curve or taking the strain
On the decline, or out on the wain
Oh everybody breaks down sooner or later”
“Goin’ outta my way, know my way around
The grass is never greener an’ there plenty around
All the other girls, they be put to shame
Over the edge and here I stay”
REO SPEEDWAGON …..Ok so I put two on here
“Ridin’ the storm out, waitin’ for the thaw out
On a full moon night in the rocky mountain winter.
My wine bottle’s low, watching for the snow
I’ve been thinking lately of what I’m missing in the city.”
“You’re thinking up your white lies
You’re putting on your bedroom eyes
You say you’re coming home but you won’t say when
But I can feel it coming
If you leave tonight keep running
And you need never look back again”
DOOBIE BROTHERS ….One of my all time favorite jams…….listen to all of it….ENJOY
“Take this message to my brother
You will find him…everywhere
Wherever people live together
Tied in poverty’s despair
Are you…telling me the things you’re gonna do for me
I ain’t blind and I don’t like what I think I see”
LETS GO BONUS…..and yes I saw this tour in 82, 83 and 84…..ENJOY
….and as always…..YOU CAN’T STOP ROCK & ROLL…..
“Like a charging bull, It’s a juggernaut
With steam at full, never to be caught
Incarnate power, roaring from the sky
While others cower, ROCK AIN’T GONNA DIE”
COMING SOON…..the sing along version and the alternative college rock versions….stay tuned…..
and no clue why this pic but its awesome on many levels…CHEERS
Just some songs that put a smile on my face…..they remind me of simpler times as a teen or even now.
Hopefully they do for you too…..especially the ones you remember…..This is not from one particular genre of music so it might get a little weird….enjoy
Please add some of your own and I will add them later.
and I FREAKING LOVE THIS…..FUCKING OASIS
ONE LAST ONE…..tribute by one of my favorites to one of my favorites