Sunday, August 31, 2014

2589 Megadeth - Seven

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From: Risk; Year: 1999; Genre: Heavy Metal
Whelp, tomorrow will mark the seventh year that I've been doing this blog; it's definitely gettin' up there in years it is. Today I thought I would pick an apropos track to mark the occasion a day early; I'll, of course be marking it tomorrow too.
Anyway, this whole album is usually thought of as Dave Mustaine and Megedeth's weakest album, and rightly so. I remember picking it up brand new the day it came out along with a few other of their records; to say the least it was certainly a different sounding effort and definitely not their normal thrash metal. It always makes me feel good knowing that I'm one of a much smaller number to own it; it kind of makes me feel special.
Okay then, back to the song, this is one written by David Elleffson and has a bit of a classic heavy metal sound to it.

Hear Seven on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: Stratovarius - Under Flaming Skies

My song pick two years ago today: Genesis - A Winter's Tale

My song pick three years ago today: Chet Atkins - Drive In

My song pick four years ago today: Letzte Instanz - Für Immer Und Ewig

My song pick five years ago today: Ian Anderson - A Raft of Penguins

My song pick six years ago today: John Denver - Jimmy Newman


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

2584 Genesis - Duchess

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From: Duke; Year: 1980; Genre: Progressive Rock
I felt like song Genesis this morning; something from the Phil Collins as lead singer in particular, so for me it was natural to pick something off of Duke, which is among of my favourite albums from Genesis. I love how dynamic this song is musically, which is my the best aspect in my opinion, although the story about the career of an unnamed diva told in the lyrics is pretty good too.

Hear Duchess on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: ABBA - Arrival

My song pick two year ago today: Barenaked Ladies - The Old Apartment

My song pick three years ago today: The Rolling Stones - 100 Years Ago

My song pick four years ago today: Eisbrecher - Mein Blut

My song pick five years ago today: Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) - Lookin' Out For #1

My song pick six years ago today: Rammstein - Sonne


Saturday, August 23, 2014

2581 Jethro Tull - Kelpie

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From: Stormwatch (Remaster); Year: 1979; Genre: Hard Rock/Progressive Rock
The other day whilst out and about on the road this track came on my iPod, which is among my favourite of Jethro Tull's rarer songs. The music is a great fusion of traditional and hard rock elements; I especially love Martin Barre's wailing guitar and all of the instrument solos. It really helps in telling a tale of the mythical Celtic beastie waterhorse that liked to prey on unknowing people.

Hear Kelpie on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: Wild Turkey - Battle Hymn

My song pick two years ago today: Johann Strauss I - Op. 154 - Lorelei Rhein Klänge

My song pick three years ago today: Puhdys - Hier Oben

My song pick four years ago today: Rush - Circumstances

My song pick five years ago today: Rammstein - Du Hast

My song pick six years ago today: Jethro Tull - Sunshine Day


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Saturday, August 09, 2014

2567 Jethro Tull - Working John, Working Joe

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From: A; Year: 1980; Genre: Progressive Rock/Electronic Rock
Oh noes! I'm picking yet another band from the Jethro Tull! Oi vay, what a huge surprise.  :P
Anyway, as per usual this song was running through my mind, so I picked it; no other surprise there. I don't know why, but I've always loved the A album where most 'Tull fans despise it; while it's by no means their bast effort, it's still a great record that I usually listen to all the way through. This song is one that heralds back to the economic problems of the late 1970s and early 1980s a tells the trials and tribulations of a working class Joe Schmoe and an upper class individual; a very neat track and the music is great too albeit with a lot of electronica.

Hear Working John, Working Joe on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: Rush - The Enemy Within (Part 1 of Fear)

My song pick two years ago today: Paris - Pale Horse, Pale Rider

My song pick three years ago today: Stuart Hamm - Simple Dreams

My song pick four years ago today: Albert Hammond - It Never Rains In Southern California

My song pick five years ago today: Band of Horses - Islands on the Coast

My song pick six years ago today: Jim Croce - Roller Derby Queen


Thursday, August 07, 2014

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

2564 The Doors - Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)

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From: The Doors; Year: 1967; Genre: Psychedelic Rock
I was thinking about some music from The Doors this morning and decided it was a sign I should pick another of their songs.
This is one of The Doors' most distinctive sounding songs, which is a cover of a Kurt Weill song made from a Bertoit Brecht poem. I've always loved Ray Manzarek's keyboard work on this one, especially the bass keyboard; it really makes this song what it is.

Hear Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar) on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: Slade - Slam the Hammer Down

My song pick two years ago today: Stahlhammer - Mensch

My song pick three years ago today: Rush - Afterimage

My song pick four years ago today: Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice - The Last Supper (From Jesus Christ Superstar)

My song pick five years ago today: Megadeth - Sleepwalker

My song pick six years ago today: The Allman Brothers Band - The Whipping Post


Tuesday, August 05, 2014

2563 Band of Horses - A Little Biblical

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From: Mirage Rock: Year: 2012; Genre: Alternative Rock
After a busy weekend and an extended power outage it's nice to have the luxuries and basics back too. Anyway, since I'm in a good mood I felt like listening to some of my "good mood" music; Band of Horses always seems to fit that.
This is one of my favourites off of their most recent album; I love the the heavier edge to this piece, especially the guitar.

Hear A Little Biblical on YouTube.



My song pick a year ago today: Kansas - Portrait (He Knew)

My song pick two years ago today: Nightwish - Passion and the Opera

My song pick three years ago today: Seven Mary Three - Cumbersome

My song pick four years ago today: Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) - Let It Ride

My song pick five years ago today: Queen - Flash

My song pick six years ago today: Joe Cocker - When The Night Comes