29 May 2009

Five For Friday (School's Out!)



1.) "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen. From the album "Greatest Hits I." Introduced to Queen through "Wayne's World" (who my age, WASN'T?) and still feel the urge to head bang when the song gets ramped up. Excellent.

2.) "The Square Dance" by Eminem. From the album "The Eminem Show." Eminem is small doses is fun sometimes (a guilty pleasure, b/c it's kinda vile). This song is kinda serious at times (Iraq, etc.) but then gets back to talking about what Eminem loves to talk about, himself.

3.) "Helpless" by Metallica. From the album "Garage Inc." Man, this is fast. This is one of the several songs on Metallica's covers album that I am ambivalent about. I don't always skip it, but do much of the time.

4.) "The Fightin' Side of Me" by Merle Haggard. From the album "40 #1 Hits." When they're runnin' down our country, man, they're walking on the fightin' side of me. Haggard can write a 'love it or leave it' song better than anyone. (BTW, I've gone from glam rock to rap to full-on metal to old school country today ... what could possibly be next).

5.) "Good Monsters" by Jars of Clay. From the album "Good Monsters." This is the best Jars album, IMO. this has a great, soaring, minor-key chorus (that's not easy to do, FYI). Lyrically, it's a challenge to believers to do something: If good won't show it's ugly face/Evil won't you take your place/Nothing ever changes/Nothing ever changes.../By itself.

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