Double Day - The Afghan Whigs. This song, and album, never gets old for me. It's the perfect combination of sinister deviance, neediness, aggression and depression. Love it. Grandiose narcissism peppered with low self esteem. It rocks too.
A Song For Sleeping - Stone Temple Pilots. Never really cared for this era of STP. It's neutered and uninteresting. Blah.
Dying Breed - Five Finger Death Punch. I might have complained about the double bass before…Continue
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Son Of The South - David Alan Coe. Good timin' party rock best played by the river or in a field. Good stuff. Warren Haynes played guitar on this version.
Hail Santa - Primus. Spacey man..... The bicycle bell has never been played so perfectly.
Setback - The Constellations. This group needs some consistency. I really like this song and a couple of others but the great majority of what they put out is flat. They're trying hard to be LCD Soundsytem but…Continue
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Blame It On The Tetons - Modest Mouse. I have specific reasons to blame a lot on the Tetons but I'll put those to the side for now. This is one of the better songs on the Good News disc. I know that I've been talking smack on down tempo songs but Blame It On The Tetons is a fantastic expression of loneliness and anger and loss and... everything. It's a great song to just sit and listen to, man... It's hippy shit but good hippy shit.
Sacred Life - The Cult. Another above…Continue
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Hot And Bothered - Cinderella. This is a much better stripper song than Pour Some Sugar On Me. It should have been the song that made Cinderella as huge as Def Leppard. Hell, if I was capable of dancing I would to this song. Can't imagine there is a huge market for uncoordinated, hairy, 230 pound dudes to do so though. At least markets I would be comfortable performing for.
Someday Never Comes - Credence Clearwater Revival. The mix on this is enraging. It upsets me to…Continue
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Red Dress - TV On The Radio. Much better than yesterday's TVOTR song. I dig the horns and funky vibe. Hell, it's not too far from a pop song.
Repeating Myself - King's X. Ty Tabor takes over lead vocals on this one and it's a nice change of pace. He has a Geddy Lee quality to his voice but not quite as high. Not a lot of energy on this one but it works.
What Happened - J. Mascis. One of the better song's on J's latest solo album. It's like a bare…Continue
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American Idiot - Green Day. It is what it is, a decent pop punk song. Critics that assign greatness to this song are deaf or delusional. It's a simple, catchy song. Dookie is, by far, a better album than American Idiot.
Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes. I am convinced she has possession of Bette Davis' actual eyes. She is a creepy weirdo that will go home with anyone after all. Kim Carnes' voice rubs me the wrong way. I think her raspy tone is an affectation.…Continue
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Lonely Soul - UNKLE. The dude from The Verve takes over vocal duty on this one. Probably my favorite track on Pcyence Fiction. Simple beat with a few really nice strings as accompaniment. Bass is used effectively too. Gonna see what the dude from The Verve has been up to. My first guess is that he spends most of his time being really, really ugly.
Keep Your Heart - TV On The Radio. Really disappointed with the latest TVOTR album. More of the same but somehow less too.…Continue
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The Rooster - Outkast. Big Boi is a skilled MC. Straight up old school style with top notch, progressive production. It's easy to see why white people like Outkast. Andre is an artsy weirdo for the hipsters and Big Boi is a slightly more intimidating Will Smith for the squares.
Mean Eyed Cat - Johnny Cash. John Honey Baby will chase after a woman that is careless with money. I would of let her frivolous ass stay gone. The song itself is the…Continue
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Imagination Blind - Dinosaur Jr. The bassist takes over vocal on this one. When I saw a Q&A with the band and Henry Rollins the bassist came across as a douche and still hurt over being fired 20 plus years earlier. I don't care for Dinosaur Jr's bassist. This song is good though. J is on point.
Smile - Pearl Jam. One of the lesser "landscape" Pearl Jam songs. It's no Oceans or In My Tree but still great in it's own right. The harmonica, usually a song killer is…Continue
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Invented - Jimmy Eat World. I really despise emo sentimental Jimmy. Jimmy sounds like a desperate, unlikable tool in this mode. Sorry that shit doesn't always work out Jimmy. It's not your father's fault either. Go write a rocker or shut up. Pansy. Wait a second.... Jimmy is teasing with a little chorus driven hard rock. Didn't last. In the end, Jimmy remains a pansy.
Bathroom Wall - Faster Pussycat. I couldn't be friends with anyone that doesn't like this song.…Continue
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Shot In The Dark - Ozzy Osbourne. This came up on the shuffle recently and every thing I said then still stands. Ozzy's second best single. Word.
Loverman - Metallica. Metallica is a rare band that makes covers better than the original. This is much better than Nick Cave's. Metallica understands power and urgency. Nick's version is just creepy without making the character truly scary. Nick Cave's Loverman can be chased away with a rape whistle and some pepper spray.…Continue
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Get Me Outta Here - Jet. Top notch Aussie rock. Jet is passed off as a cut rate AC/DC act but they're definitely more. This is high energy and has more of a Stones influence than anything else. Wonder if they've released anything lately. Gonna browse Spotify later.
Karma Chameleon - Culture Club. Boy George is a homosexual. He was the singer of Culture Club. He also beats imprisoned twinks with heavy chains. Boy George is well rounded. Honestly, I think Karma…
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Burn It Down - Five Finger Death Punch. RARRRRR! I AM ANGRY! RARRRRRRRR! Ugh, I'd love this 20 years ago. FFDP is all over the place, this song is really aggressive metal, other songs veer into prog territory and one or two are made for rock radio. Pick a genre assholes.
Now - Days Of The New. I think the lead singer of this group got all methy and quit making music. It's very much a 90's kinda song. He's probably better off as a drug addict than a desperate shill…Continue
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You Are The Saint, I Am The Sinner - Winger. Reb Beach is a woefully underrated guitarist. I know he's appreciated in the melodic rock circles but he shoulda been put up there with George Lynch and Warren DeMartini. Guess it's the stigma of being in Winger that held him back.
RV - Faith No More. It's a novelty song that would have ruined any other album. Luckily it was on Angel Dust and one clunker doesn't take away from the mastery of that disc. Even the rocking part…Continue
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Don't Stop Believin' - Journey. That guy whose wife ran off with Neil Schon can never attend a sporting event, go to a bar, watch TV or even shop for groceries without being reminded of her infidelity. Journey might be the most powerful organization in the world. They're ubiquitous. I really like this song too.
Best Of Me - Ratt. This song could have been on Dancin' Undercover. Hell, it could have been the lead single on any of their albums. That cheesy "wild wild…Continue
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Respect - Train. I have had this song on iTunes for atleast 7 years and this is the first time I recall hearing it. It's pretty bland and forgettable so that's probably the be the reason.
Rollin' Stoned - Great White. Decent enough bluesy rock that's expected from Great White. Nothing exceptional.
Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun - Beastie Boys. Haven't heard this in forever. Best track on Paul's Boutique. Very much a precursor to Check Your Head and…Continue
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A Thousand Years - Sting. Sting has such a great voice and writes great songs. This one is a bit understated yet classy. It's the 2003 Audi A4 of the musical world. Maybe the current Lizzy Caplan too. I like Lizzy Caplan.
I Don't Think - Dinosaur Jr. Great intro song of Hand It Over. Loud music for depressed autistic Gen X'rs. I'm slightly depressed Gen X'r that shows signs of Asperger's. Could be my theme song.
Use The Force - Jamiroquai. I'm not…Continue
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Johnny Appleseed - Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros. Spirit lifting perfection. This is in my top five songs of all time. It just makes me feel good and wanting to be good to everyone I meet.
A Looking In View - Alice Chains. A better song on the Black Gives Way To Blue album put it just can't compete with Joe Strummer right now.
Going Nowhere - Chis Isaak. Chris says he likes this girl but insists on essentially calling her a loser. Fun, heavy…Continue
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The Constant - Anthrax. Song off of the album that came out today. First time hearing it and it's exceptional. Belladonna has grown into his voice as an older fella. Gonna devour the album after the shuffle. Seriously enjoying it.
Cocaine Cowboys - WASP. I was terrified of WASP when I was a kid, legitimately thought they would make me a satanist if I listened too much. Turns out they are an accessible rock band and not scary in the least bit. Still never heard a song…Continue
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Janitor - Toad The Wet Sprocket. This guys voice is killing me. TTWS and a headache don't mix,
Kingdom Of Rust - Doves. It's a chuck wagon galloping kind of song but sung by a nasally English fop. It doesn't help with the headache either.
Sylvia's Mother - Dr. Hook. Poor Dr. Hook is emotional 'cause his woman ran off. Man up Dr. Hook. I can't imagine a woman named Sylvia is all that good lookin' anyway. You can do better than…Continue
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