Thursday, March 30, 2017

3542. King Crimson - Dinosaur

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From: THRAK; Year: 1995; Genre: Progressive Rock
Listening to some somewhat later material from King Crimson today; definitely picking one of the songs I was listening to in particular.
I love how Fripp and company didn't really try to reinvent themselves and be something they're not, unlike many of the progressive rock granddaddies did back in the 1990s. The only thing different about this track in particular is that it does have a bit of an Alice 'N Chains/Soundgardebesque groove to it; but that's mostly coming from Tony Levin's monstrous bass playing. It can also be argued that they influenced a lot of "Grunge" musicians with their earlier work, the Red album in particular, so it could be very much the other way around I guess; who knows.
Anyway, Dinosaur really has everything a fan would want to hear from them and then some; great track.

Watch a live performance of Dinosaur on YouTube.



My song pick one year ago today: Molly Hatchet - Both Sides

My song pick two years ago today: Egg - I Will Be Absorbed

My song pick three years ago today: Megadeth - Into the Lungs of Hell

My song pick four years ago today: Soundgarden - Bones of Birds

My song pick five years ago today: Nightwish - Know Why the Nightingale Sings

My song pick six years ago today: Stuart Hamm - Black Ice

My song pick seven years ago today: Waylander - Brú Na Bóinne

My song pick eight years ago today: Rammstein - Klavier

My song pick nine years ago today: Johnny Rivers - Summer Rain


Saturday, March 04, 2017

3516. Megadeth - Poisonous Shadows

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From: Dystopia; Year: 2016; Genre: Thrash Metal
Finally getting to check out Megadeth's most recent album, Dystopia, and I can say without a doubt that it's up there with their best. I normally go to the longest track first when sampling an album and I happened to hit one of the best songs on the record first this time; this one's definitely a must for any Megadeth or metal fan. The great music and haunting, deep lyrics; we're certainly blessed to have Dave Mustaine and his band still kicking tail and writing great music.

Hear Poisonous Shadows on YouTube.



My song pick one year ago today: Miles Davis - Aïda

My song pick two years ago today: James Blunt - So Long, Jimmy

My song pick three years ago today: Alestorm - Death Throes of the Terrorsquid

My song pick four years ago today: Of Monsters and Men - Mountain Sound

My song pick five years ago today: Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast

My song pick six years ago today: Larry Graham & Graham Central Station - The Jam

My song pick seven years ago today: Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli (Quintette du Hot Club de France) - La Mer (Beyond The Sea)

My song pick eight years ago today: Harold Faltermeyer & Steve Stevens - Top Gun Anthem

My song pick nine years ago today: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Flight of the Bumblebee


Thursday, March 02, 2017

3514. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama

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From: Second Helping; Year: 1974; Genre: Southern Rock
Over the last few days I've been listening to actual radio in the car; mostly out of laziness of not wanted to mess with the Bluetooth audio. It's amazing in about the last decade or so of not listening to it to hear it now; half of the songs are chopped up and censored. It's maddening to say the least; I can understand it in some cases, but this is taking political correctness to absurdity and making it not worth listening to. Besides that fact that none of the disc jockeys are live anymore and are lucky to hear one living in the city the station broadcasts from. I understand that they're a private business and thus have every right to conduct business as they see fit, but also I have a right to turn them off. I think I'll go back to my non-broadcast music. Okay, off my soapbox now.
Anyway, this was one of the songs that got some censorship done to it; and while it's not my favourite from the band I still turn it up every time it comes on.

Hear Sweet Home Alabama on YouTube.



My song pick one year ago today: Alice in Chains - Sea of Sorrow

My song pick two years ago today: Big Brother and the Holding Company (Janis Joplin) - Summertime

My song pick three years ago today: Genesis - Seven Stones

My song pick four years ago today: Stuart Hamm - Call of the Wild

My song pick five years ago today: Wilson Pickett - Funk Factory

My song pick six years ago today: Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) - Life Still Goes On (I'm Lonely)

My song pick seven years ago today: Nirvana - In Bloom

My song pick eight years ago today: Static X - I'm With Stupid

My song pick nine years ago today: Ian Anderson - Eurology