Hi! You want some music? If so, here ya go! If not, then you shouldn't have opened this in the first place. Maybe you didn't and just read the first few lines on the blog page, but then you probably can't see this sentence anymore anyway so just go away.
1. Meat Loaf- Bat Out Of Hell
One of the most energizing songs I've ever heard, this title track from the classic album is a +9 minute roller coaster (the intro was not included in the music video sadly which is the reason why the song begins abruptly). This is THE arena rock song. It's loud, fast, and so overly exaggerated it makes you laugh. Only Meat Loaf's voice and Jim Steinman's lyrics can pull off a song like this. Meat Loaf is one ugly SOB, but very few signers in the history of rock can carry a song solely by their voice like Meat can. Epic stuff.
2. REM- Man On The Moon
IMO, this is REM's best song ever. It's better than the ridiculously overrated "Losing My Religion" (it's a good song, not great) and the emotional but sometimes dull "Everybody Hurts". The old retro look in the vid is pure creativity and the song is so catchy yet very tasteful. It glides along to the beat and the lyrics pop like popcorn. It's mellow yet strangely upbeat. Just a great tune.
3. Soundgarden- Superunknown
This might stir up something, but that's cool. Soundgarden is the best grunge band I've ever heard when it comes to musical diversity. BY FAR. Nirvana was way too pretentious sometimes with the "woe is me" attitude and Pearl Jam hasn't been the same since "Ten". Soundgarden has more substance in their songs to me and this is a perfect example. The title track of the album that is becoming one of my favs more and more every day, it's heavy metal and grudge packed into one. One of their best punch-in-the-face rockers.
4. Roger Waters- The Bravery Of Being Out Of Range
Amused To Death is Water's best solo album. It's a tough album to wrap your brain around as it's very deep in hidden messages and complex meanings, but it's an extremely interesting work of art. It tackles everything from how TV brainwashes people to knocking old religion and even the typical Roger Waters anti-war nuggets. This is the latter. It's a thumping stampede of a rocker that has lyrics that cut to the bone. Powerful song. (WARNING- The video contains some graphic and unsettling images. If you want to just listen to the song and ignore the vid).
5. Grand Funk Railroad- Closer To Home
To lighten the mood after the last vid, here's good old groove rock at it's finest. Although "Some Kind Of Wonderful" is their biggest claim to fame, this is another great tune that usually lasted more than 10 minutes but this is a shorter version.
6. Barry McGuire- Eve Of Destruction
One of the most meaningful and influential songs in rock history, combine Bob Dylan and Metallica and you get this fantastic song. Another protest war track, only this is even darker than most. It's about peace, age, war, death, life, and ultimately the end of the world. This is a song that makes you think. The amazing this is this came out in 1965, yet it still applies perfectly today. Not much has changed as it? We're still on the eve of destruction. Simply amazing song.