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 country influence, all the makings of a solid Chris Isaak song. Success.
When The Stars Begin To Fall - Tomahawk. Frenetic freak out followed up with a jazzy refrain. It's all over the place and not really in a good way. Mit Gas is a great album but this song has always rubbed me the wrong way.
Canto 34 - Five Finger Death Punch. A little melodic death metal tweaked with prog elements. Can really hear the influences on this instrumental. Almost a re-imagined Mr. Scary. Good stuff.