Monday, February 29, 2016

3141. Van Halen - Jump

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From: 1984; Year: 1984; Genre: Hard Rock
Like clockwork another Leap Year is today; every four years or so it happens. Other than getting another day of February and having to deal with "Leap Year bugs" in various tech there's nothing special about it.
Anyway, for obvious reasons, (the apt title mostly), I had this track on my mind and thought I'd pick it today.

Hear Jump on YouTube.



Picks for previous February 29ths (Leap Year Picks):

My leap year pick on 2.29.12: Cheech & Chong - Cheborneck

My leap year pick on 2.29.08: ABBA - The Visitors


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

3127. Ian Anderson - What-Ifs, Maybes And Might-Have-Beens

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From: Thick as a Brick 2; Year: 2012; Genre: Progressive Rock/Hard Rock
I had this album on my mind this morning and it felt like an excellent day for something off of it anyway.
This is the final song from the concept album, which of course means that it's more or less the reprise that contains musical aspects like themes and melodies as well as revisiting the stories/subject matter.
Because of that this song runs the gambit and has it all; light acoustic all the way to hard rock and everything in between with the complexity turned way up.
What is really interesting for me is that there are parts that would not be out of place in the early to late 70s, early 80s and on. It's a very neat piece indeed.

Hear What-Ifs, Maybes And Might-Have-Beens on YouTube.



My song pick one year ago today: Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water

My song pick two years ago today: Rare Earth - Under God's Light

My song pick three years ago today: Foreigner - Double Vision

My song pick four years ago today: Porcupine Tree - Dark Matter

My song pick five years ago today: Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs

My song pick six years ago today: The Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil

My song pick seven years ago today: The Moody Blues - OM

My song pick eight years ago today: Jon Oliva's Pain - Guardian Of Forever


Tuesday, February 09, 2016

3120. Garbage - Supervixen

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From: Garbage; Year: 1995; Genre: Alternative Rock
Boy, it's been another quite busy day and am later than normal for this pick.
Anyway, this is another time that I'm picking on from a band that I haven't picked on from in quite a while. It's been way over 2500 picks ago that I chose my last song from the band Garbage; don't know why I haven't picked one since then because I actually like the band. Here's one of my favourites of their songs and off of  their first album as well as one of their first singles.

Hear Supervixen on YouTube.



My song pick one year ago today: Jon Oliva's Pain - Look at the World

My song pick two years ago today: Foreigner - Blue Morning, Blue Day

My song pick three years ago today: Voivod - Mechanical Mind

My song pick four years ago today: Quasar - Fanfare/Seeing Stars

My song pick five years ago today: Waylander - A Hero's Lament

My song pick six years ago today: Queen - Seaside Rendezvous

My song pick seven years ago today: Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London

My song pick eight years ago today: Band of Horses - Is There A Ghost?


Saturday, February 06, 2016