Friday, June 28, 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

2149 Megadeth - The Right to Go Insane

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From: Endgame; Year: 2009; Genre: Thrash Metal
For some reason I just felt like some good Thrash Metal today. I happened to notice that Megadeth has just released a new album earlier this month (Super Collider). Their last few albums have been spectacular, so I do have higher expectations of this one; although it seems that it is being panned by the critics. I guess I should give it a listen soon, at least today we have YouTube to sample albums prior to a purchase; I really don't want to buy another Risk.
Anyway, here's one of the best tracks from their Endgame album, which has become one of my favourites. I absolutely love Dave Mustane's lyrical writing on this one; it's awesome how he puts an almost humourous twist on such a serious topic, but that's one of the things that I've always liked about his music.

Hear The Right to Go Insane on YouTube.
Watch the music video clip on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: Earthless - Lost in the Cold Sun

My song pick two years ago today: Hawkwind - Star Cannibal

My song pick three years ago today: Jigsaw - Sky High

My song pick four years ago today: Steeleye Span - Thomas The Rhymer

My song pick five years ago today: Donovan - Mellow Yellow


Friday, June 21, 2013

2145 Rammstein - Vergiss Uns Nicht

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From: Mein Land (single); Year: 2011; Genre: Neue Deutsche Härte
For a while now I haven't picked a track from Rammstein; I guess I must have burnt myself out, however, today I happened to get in the mood to listen to them yet again.
This is the b-side release to their most recent Mein Land single. In some aspects I like this one more than the a-side; it's another one of their more melodic songs.

Hear Vergiss Uns Nicht on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: Nocturnal Rites - End of our Rope

My song pick two years ago today: Jethro Tull - Velvet Green

My song pick three years ago today: Rammstein - Das Alte Leid

My song pick four years ago today: Savatage - The Piper Rap

My song pick five years ago today: The Steve Miller Band - Take The Money And Run


Thursday, June 20, 2013

2144 King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man

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From: In the Court of the Crimson King; Year: 1969; Genre: Progressive Rock
I was thinking of a song to pick today, and came up with this one off of King Crimson's debut album. It is one of the best on the album in my opinion, although the entire disc is full of excellent music. 21st Century Schizoid Man is a dream for a progressive rock fan, and definitely a nightmare of sorts for a fan of mainstream.

Hear 21st Century Schizoid Man on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: Rush - BU2B

My song pick two years ago today: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - Born to Run

My song pick three years ago today: Jethro Tull - Moths

My song pick four years ago today: Steely Dan - Dirty Work

My song pick five years ago today: John Denver - Opposite Tables


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

2143 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Here Comes My Girl

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From: Damn the Torpedoes; Year: 1979; Genre: Rock
The other day I was going over the epic album Damn the Torpedoes and thought I would pick one off of it. Musically this is one of my personal favourites from from Tom Petty and his band; it's constructed beautifully, and those lines and melodies played on the 12-string electric, (which is by the way the guitar pictured on the record cover being held by Mr. Petty), are some of the main draws for me.

Hear Here Comes My Girl on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: Jaco Pastorius - Amerika

My song pick two years ago today: Waylander - Born to the Fight

My song pick three years ago today: Dizzy Gillespie - Night In Tunisia

My song pick four years ago today: Tommy James - Draggin' The Line

My song pick five years ago today: Ozzy Osbourne - The Road To Nowhere


Sunday, June 16, 2013

2140 Alestorm - Flower of Scotland

From: Captain Morgan's Revenge; Year: 2008; Genre: Celtic Folk Metal/Power Metal
The other day whilst I was driving home this song came on my iPod; I made sure to make a mental note that I wanted to pick it. I absolutely love their rendition of this rather great track.
Actually this song is a cover originally written by Roy Williamson of the folk group The Corries back in the late 1960's. Flower of Scotland is among a handful of songs which serve as an unofficial national anthem for Scotland; it is kind of interesting in my opinion to have such a new song serve such a role in such an old nation. From what I understand it is the most popular song amongst the candidates and is used at sporting events for Scots' teams.

Hear Flower of Scotland on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: Cybotron - Colossus

My song pick two years ago today: AC/DC - Let There Be Rock

My song pick three years ago today: Steeleye Span - Black Jack Davy

My song pick four years ago today: Heart - These Dreams

My song pick five years ago today: The Police - Message in a Bottle


Saturday, June 15, 2013

2139 Quasar - As You Fall Asleep

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From: The Loreli; Year: 1989; Genre: Progressive Rock
I set out to post another song today, but it just didn't fit my mood.... I've been actually in the mood for some '80's electronic progressive rock for most of the day, which left me with actually quite a few bands to choose from.
While I like Quasar, their album The Loreli just has never really "clicked" with me, not that it's a bad album or anything like that. Truthfully, I believe it has to do with Tracy Hitchings' vocals, again nothing really bad about them, it's just not my cup of tea so to speak. That being said, I have been taking advantage of this mood that I'm in to give it a good listen and thought I would pick one from the disc as well.

Hear As You Fall Asleep on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: The Jimmy Castor Bunch - Troglodyte (Cave Man)

My song pick two years ago today: Stahlhammer - Eisbär

My song pick three years ago today: The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer in the City

My song pick four years ago today: Jethro Tull - Wond'ring Again

My song pick five years ago today: Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over


Thursday, June 13, 2013

2137 Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning

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From: Diesel and Dust; Year: 1987; Genre: Alternative Rock
Oi vay, over the last couple of days I've been listening to a lot of Midnight Oil; I forgot how much I liked them. This is one of the band's bigger hits, which hails from their awesome album Diesel and Dust; there is a very good chance that you have heard this song a lot, that is, unless you've been living under a rock.
Anyway, great band and a truly great song with a powerful subject matter/message.

Watch the music video clip to Beds Are Burning on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: Ludwig van Beethoven - Op. 67 - Symphony No.5 in C

My song pick two years ago today: Al Di Meola - Bianca's Midnight Lullaby

My song pick three years ago today: Ray Stevens - Mr. Businessman

My song pick four years ago today: Elton John - Tiny Dancer

My song pick five years ago today: Queen - A Kind of Magic


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

2135 Soundgarden - Worse Dreams

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From: King Animal; Year: 2012; Genre: Alternative Metal/Grunge
I was listening to King Animal again yesterday and I still cannot believe how good it the album is. While there are some lacking tracks, most of the songs are incredible in the extreme.
This is, of course, one of my favourites on the disc; I absolutely love the lines and counter-lines being played on the bass and the guitar.

Hear Worse Dreams on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: Hawkwind - Quark, Strangeness and Charm

My song pick two years ago today: Steve Vai - Call it Sleep

My song pick three years ago today: John Denver - Calypso

My song pick four years ago today: What Made Milwaukee Famous - Idecide

My song pick five years ago today: Soft Cell - Tainted Love


Monday, June 10, 2013

2134 Asia - Don't Cry

From: Alpha; Year: 1983; Genre: Progressive Rock
I have been tinkering with my car yesterday and since have had mechanic work on my mind rather than a lot of music. However, for no reason whatsoever I started to think about the band Asia and some of their music.
Anyway, this one is the main single off of their somewhat maligned Alpha album; it's not a bad song per se, but certainly not their best.

Hear Don't Cry on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: Queen - Somebody to Love

My song pick two years ago today: Rush (Neil Peart) - O Baterista (Drum Solo)

My song pick three years ago today: Hawkwind - Zarozinia

My song pick four years ago today: Ghostland Observatory - Sad Sad City

My song pick five years ago today: The Wallflowers - One Headlight


Friday, June 07, 2013

2131 Jethro Tull - Summerday Sands

From: Minstrel in the Gallery (remastered); Year: 1975; Genre: Progressive Rock
I had this one running through my mind this morning; as I normally do I am taking it as a sign I should pick it.
Summerday Sands is definitely one of the favourites among many fans. It's kind of a rare track, or at least it used it be; it was originally a b-side to the Minstrel in the Gallery single then later released on their 20th anniversary boxed set and eventually included on the remaster of Minstrel in the Gallery.
In my opinion this rather pretty song is one of Ian Anderson's better efforts lyrically, plus due to the song's subject matter a lot of people can easily identify with it.

Hear Summerday Sands on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: Typhoon24 feat. Tatsuzo of YKZ - Spice of Life

My song pick two years ago today: Tarot - Veteran of Psychic Wars

My song pick three years ago today: Led Zeppelin - Hey Hey What Can I Do

My song pick four years ago today: Marty Simon - Jerhume Brunnen G

My song pick five years ago today: Focus - Hocus Pocus


Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Monday, June 03, 2013

2127 The Black Crowes - She Talks to Angels

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From: Shake Your Money Maker; Year: 1990; Genre: Rock
I can remember a while ago when I used to pick songs that randomly came up on my iPod. However, since my blog has grown so much, quite a lot of the songs I've already picked usually come up. Still, sometimes there are some, like today's pick, that come on that I haven't.
I've always especially liked how they utilized the acoustic guitars on this one in the right spots and then bring in the entire band in certain parts.

Hear She Talks to Angels on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: Rush - Headlong Flight

My song pick two years ago today: Frank Zappa - I'm the Slime

My song pick three years ago today: Joachim Witt - Und... Ich Lauf

My song pick four years ago today: Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al

My song pick five years ago today: Every Mother's Son - Come On Down To My Boat


Sunday, June 02, 2013

2126 Duran Duran - Hungry Like the Wolf

From: Rio; Year: 1982; Genre: New Wave
Earlier today I heard a lot of Duran Duran, including this track. I made a mental note that I should pick one of their songs; funny enough I was positive that I picked this track in particular sometime in the last few years. After noticing its absence from my blog there was no other song that I wanted to choose today, being that it is one of my favourite song from the band.

Hear the full 5:14 "Night" version on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: Argent - Music from the Spheres

My song pick two years ago today: Heart - Who Will You Run To

My song pick three years ago today: Benny Carter - All That Jazz

My song pick four years ago today: David Bowie - Rebel Rebel

My song pick five years ago today: U2 - Sunday, Bloody Sunday