War Pigs - Faith No More. While this is a fairly straight up cover, I think it's better than the original. The guitar tone is better, there is more energy and I like Patton's voice better than young Ozzy's. They took a really good song and made it really fantastic. Please don't hate me for speaking the truth. It's okay to be miffed though.
Modern Day Cowboy - Tesla. I probably listened to this tape more than any other on my Walkman while I delivered papers in the subzero, predawn South Dakota plains as a kid. I spent most of this time in a paralyzing fear of the Soviets launching a sneaky nuclear attack. Honestly, I am nostalgic for that terror. I now realize there was comfort in knowing I would be vaporized in a painless moment. Weird tangent. This song is one of my all time favorites. I can still remember all of the subscribing homes on my route.
Another Hit And Run - Def Leppard. Awesome! High 'N' Dry is such a great album. I always love it when one of these old gems pops up on the shuffle. This was dirty Brit rock at it's best. They were such a great band up until that Adrenalize piece of shit.
25 Years - Pantera. The damn used record stores I frequent never have Vulgar Display of Power. I have no tracks from that album. Hell, they never have Cowboys From Hell either. Most of the tracks I have are shitty stolen versions from the Napster days. Anyway, this is one of the rare Pantera songs that evokes nothing in me. I can process that it's a good song on an intellectual level but I have no feelings toward it.
Purple Rain - Prince & the Revolution. I've added a bunch of post Purple Rain Prince to my "to buy" list. If he captures a tenth of what this song is on any of those recordings it'll be worth the purchase. I love this. He's a superb guitarist. Hell, he's a superb musician and probably the kind of genius that would have been executed for heresy two centuries ago. Prince is truth.