Monday, February 28, 2011

Post #98 (Metal Monday #8): Norma Jean - "Deathbed Atheist"



Post #98 (Metal Monday #8): Looking at my upcoming schedule, I am bummed that I will be missing the Norma Jean show due to being out of town. They are one of my favorite Metalcore bands.

Growing up in a Christian, church going family, this Christian music is a far cry from the kind I grew up listening to: Bill Gaither Trio, Leon Patillo, or Amy Grant, to name a few.

Could it be that Stryper was my gateway band to ultimately listening to many of the bands I listen to today?

I am hesitant to share what my interpretation of the song is, because I am not 100% sure what it means, and I'm stuck between two options. But I will anyways :)

The obvious choice is that he is singing from the standpoint of an atheist after they have passed away, looking back and ultimately deciding that they have been wrong and made a mistake, but it is too late.

Or possibly he is singing from his own standpoint, and explaining his biggest nightmare: At the time of his death, fear overcomes him, causing him to question God and lose faith in something he truly believes in.

With each album, Norma Jean keeps getting better. This song is off of their 5th and most recent release from 2010, Meridional.

Norma Jean, "Deathbed Atheist"
98,013 views on Youtube

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Post #97: Battleme - "Burn This Town"



Post #97: Lately I have found myself watching less and less "actual" television.

Instead, I have been purchasing whole seasons and watching them over a couple of weeks. This is far more enjoyable than waiting a week between episodes. Lately I have done this with Lost, The League, Dexter, Weeds, and now Sons of Anarchy.

I just finished the second season, and this song was used in the finale. I had never heard of Battleme prior to this, and I absolutely love it!

Matt Drenik is part of a band called Lions from Austin, Texas. They are more guitar heavy rock and Battleme is his acoustic side project.

On itunes, you can pick up his 5 song EP, as well as a couple tunes from the Sons of Anarchy soundtrack.

Highly, highly recommended!

Battleme, "Burn This Town"
67,382 views on Youtube

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Post #96: G. Love and Special Sauce- "My Baby's Got Sauce"



Post #96: Last night at our office's year end Holiday party, (yes that's right...Holiday party), someone brought up G. Love.

During the summer of 1994, after graduating from High School, my friend Ross introduced me to G. Love, and over that summer, my friends and I listened to this album constantly.

Since that summer, even though G. Love has released over 10 more albums, I haven't picked up any of his new stuff. So my goal over the months to come is to check out some of the newer stuff.

Regardless of how the new stuff sounds, this song is a classic, and one that I will always associate with a memorable 1994 summer.

G. Love and Special Sauce, "Baby's Got Sauce"
231,416 views on Youtube

Friday, February 25, 2011

Post #95: Haley Bonar - "May Day"



Post #95: I had a "first" happen to me on Wednesday. My friend came into my office and said, "It should be a good show tonight."

And I looked up and said, "What show?"

A few months ago we had picked up tickets to see Alexi Murdoch, and I had forgotten to put it on my calendar. I am still baffled that this happened.

As we expected, Alexi put on a great show. Click here to see my post of him from January 14th.

The opening act also put on a great show. Haley Bonar (pronounced Bon-Are), has spent most of her life in Minnesota, so many consider her a local artist, even though she recently moved to Portland.

My first exposure to Haley was when she toured with Andrew Bird, as the opening act, and his backing vocalist.

She has a new album coming out this year, and will be performing again at the Cedar Cultural Center for an album release party on April 22nd.

Haley Bonar, "May Day"
26,181 views on Youtube

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Post #94 (Hip Hop Thursday #6): Aesop Rock - "Citronella"



Post #94 (Hip Hop Thursday #6): I enjoy artists like Jay-Z, Kanye, and Eminem. But most of the hip hop that I chose to listen to is part of the underground hip hop movement.

In the past I have posted local "underground" artists P.O.S. (click here) and Atmosphere (click here).

Today it is Aesop Rock (born as Ian Matthias Bavitz). A white guy from New York.

I think what I appreciate most about a lot of the underground hip hop, is that it often times involves intelligent, and sometimes really complex lyrics.

There is a little more substance than rapping about sweat dripping from balls (for those that don't get this reference, these are lyrics from a Lil' Jon song).

But don't get me wrong...I like some Lil' Jon too.

(I apologize, as this song came from a promo copy, so someone recorded their name over the track twice during the song.  Not sure why.).

Aesop Rock, "Citronella"
51,844 views on Youtube

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Post #93: Safetysuit - "Someone Like You"



Post #93: Came across these guys from Oklahoma a couple of years ago with their 2008 release Life Left to Go. A great album.

Be patient as the music starts at about 32 seconds in.

Similar to Needtobreathe (click here to see that post from December 4th) in that they put on a great acoustic set, with vocals that are dead on.

As of yet, Life Left to Go is their only release, but they are in the studio working on their second.

And I think they will be big after their second album is released.

Safetysuit, "Someone Like You"
11,625 views on Youtube

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Post #92.5: Matt Wertz - "5:19"



Post #92.5: Here he is singing one from the same album.

I'm warning you...the girls in the background are being so obnoxious.  What a distraction!  :)

This will be a great show!

Matt Wertz, "5:19"
68,251 views on Youtube

Post #92: Matt Wertz - "I Will Not Take My Love Away"



Post #92: I'm excited for today, because not only do I get to go and read to my son Tyler's 2nd grade class this afternoon, but I am also going to lunch at Burrito Loco.

And as I often do when eating at "BL", I will walk down the street and purchase tickets to an upcoming show at the Varsity Theater.

I will be picking up tickets to see Matt Wertz the first week of April.

With over 10 albums including a handful of EPs, Matt Wertz picked up a large following performing at Young Life camps. A non-profit Christian organization, that spends most of it's resources reaching out to high school aged kids.

This is my favorite of his, off of his third album, Everything in Between, released in 2006.

He is touring to support his upcoming album being released on March 15th.

Matt Wertz, "I Will Not Take My Love Away"
121,665 views on Youtube

Monday, February 21, 2011

Post #91 (Metal Monday #7): Slayer - "Threshold"


Post #91 (Metal Monday #7): Seeing that it is President's Day, I tried to find something more fitting for another Metal Monday. However, most of the Metal songs with a political message have a more negative slant towards government and/or past Presidents. That to me would have gone against what President's Day is about.

So with that being said, I will go back to finishing my "Big 4" posts with Slayer.

Definitely an acquired taste, due to two reasons: their sound, and their message.

I don't agree with most of what they sing about, and it is interesting to me that lead sing Tom Araya doesn't either. He has admitted that a lot of what they sing is parody or social commentary on a messed up society. One topic that Tom keeps returning too is serial killers, as he is fascinated by them, and what drove them to do what they did.

He also had this to say in an interview, "...Christ came and taught us about love, about doing unto others. That was his preach: Accept each other for who we are. Live peacefully, and love one another." When asked if he believed in God, replied "I believe in a supreme being, yeah. But He's an all-loving God."[11] Araya explained that he has a "really strong belief system," and Slayer's words and images will "never interfere with what I believe and how I feel.... People are not in good shape to where they have to question their own belief system because of a book or a story somebody wrote, or a Slayer song."

Whatever you believe, or listen too, I think there is one thing we can agree on: Slayer is one of the fastest bands around.

Slayer, "Threshold"
660 views on Youtube

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Post #90: Ozzy Osbourne-"Let it die"



Post #90: I have never been a big fan of alarm buzzers, so I have always had mine set to the radio. Specifically, 93x. In my opinion the best morning show I have ever heard.

I never listen to the radio. Ever. Except for this 10 minutes in the morning as I slowly make my way out of bed.

Every once in awhile, I will end up hearing a new song, and today I woke up to this one, off of Ozzy's 2010 release Scream.

I've had this album since it came out, but haven't listened to it yet. I'll definitely be playing it over the weekend.

This song proves that Ozzy still has it.

Ozzy Osbourne, "Let it die"
16,031 views on Youtube

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Post #89: Josh Ritter - "Lark" and "Rattling Locks"



Post #89: Tonight's the night for Josh Ritter. I am pumped.

He will be playing at my favorite Minneapolis venue, First Avenue, and I will be following my usual checklist of activities:

1)  Check my pocket 10-15 times between leaving my house and getting to the venue, just to make sure I have my ticket and black sharpie.
2)  Get the show 15 minutes before the doors open, in order to be one of the first in line.
3)  Once inside, head straight to one of the few spots where they hang posters for the upcoming shows, and ever so gently, so as to not let the staples attaching it to the wall make it rip, take a Josh Ritter poster down.
4)  Grab my coveted spot (in my opinion the best spot inside First Avenue), outside the short wall, at the top of the ramp, left of the stage, next to the sound board.
5)  Get Josh to sign my poster after the show to add to my collection.
6)  On the way home, stop and pick up Taco Bell.

These are two songs from his newest album, So Runs the World Away.  "Lark" ends at about 3 minutes in, and "Rattling Locks" starts at about 4:15.  If you want to check out more of Josh Ritter, click HERE to see one of my posts from December 17th.

Josh Ritter, "Lark" and "Rattling Locks"
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Friday, February 18, 2011

Post #88.5: Gary Go - "Black and White Days"



Post #88.5: This is my favorite Gary Go tune, and it was difficult to find a good version of it on Youtube. I have no idea what the idea is behind this video, but oh well, this was the best I could do.

Gary Go is another one of my favorite artists from England that I'm hoping makes it over here on tour at some point.

I encourage you to check out this entire album. Released in 2009, it is his first and only album.

I LOVE IT! And for only $7.99 on itunes, why wouldn't you?

Gary Go, "Black and White Days"
147 views on Youtube

Post #88: Gary Go (feat. Mr. Dialysis) - "Just Dance" (Lady Gaga cover)



Post #88: Everyone knows who Lady Gaga is. Maybe it is because of her music. Or possibly it is because she came out of an egg at the Grammy's.

To be honest I haven't really taken a chance to listen to her yet, because I am under the assumption that she just won't be for me.

So it absolutely floored me when I fell in love with this song performed by Gary Go, only to find out it is a cover of a Lady Gaga song.

I love this version, and quite possibly, it will cause me to some day break down and give Lady Gaga a try....maybe.

Gary Go (feat. Mr. Dialysis), "Just Dance" (Lady Gaga cover)
93,270 views on Youtube

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Post #87 (Hip Hop Thursday #5): The Far East Movement - "Like A G6"



Post #87 (Hip Hop Thursday #5): I came across this video last week, and right away, I knew I had to post it for a Hip Hop Thursday.

The video stars Keenan Cahill, whom has become somewhat of a viral video celebrity having now appeared on MTV and Chelsea Lately. If you check out his website (or Youtube) he has quite a few songs.  He even did a song with Pauly from The Jersey Shore, and lip synced a 50-cent song, with 50-cent.

When I first saw this, I thought it was a kid. Then I thought it was an adult. The truth is Keenan is 15 and was diagnosed with Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome, which gives him a dwarf-like appearance.

The Far East Movement (as lip synced by Keenan Cahill), "Like a G6"
118,302 views on Youtube

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Post #86: Death Cab For Cutie - "A Lack Of Color"



Post #86: I have a few magazine subscriptions, to those of the music variety, and anytime I open my mailbox to see one I get instantly excited.

What makes me even more excited is when it is one of my two favorite kinds of issues: a music preview of the year to come...or a music review of the year past.

Yesterday, my new issue of Under the Radar came in the mail. A great subscription if you are looking for music that isn't all over the radio. It's slogan is The Solution To Music Pollution.

And it is that time of the year for the 2011 preview issue.

On the cover is Death Cab for Cutie, who have a new album slated for May.

This is off of their 4th release from 2003, Transatlanticism.

Death Cab for Cutie, "A Lack of Color"
7,622 views on Youtube

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Post #85.5: Manchester Orchestra - "I Can Feel a Hot One"



Post #85.5: Here is Andy again, playing another song from the same album, Mean Everything to Nothing.

This is my favorite Manchester Orchestra song, and to this day, when I put it on, I play it on repeat.

Can't wait for the new album in May!!

Manchester Orchestra, "I Can Feel a Hot One"
164,255 views on Youtube

Post #85: Manchester Orchestra - "My Friend Marcus"



Post #85: A few years ago, I came across Manchester Orchestra, and really enjoyed their first album, I'm Like a Virgin Losing a Child.

Then in 2009, they released their second album entitled Mean Everything to Nothing, and I was blown away. I probably went a whole month where I listened to nothing but this album.

I believe this is an album that everyone must own.

Here is Andy Hull playing one from that album. Amazing voice!

Manchester Orchestra, "My Friend Marcus"
59,091 views on Youtube

Monday, February 14, 2011

Post #84.5 (Metal Monday #6.5): Bullet For My Valentine - "Scream, Aim, Fire"



Post #84.5 (Metal Monday #6.5): Another song from their second album.

They have stated that they have been influenced by Metallica and Iron Maiden, which you can hear in this song.

Bullet For My Valentine, "Scream Aim, Fire"
171,065 views on Youtube

Post #84 (Metal Monday #6): Bullet For My Valentine - "Forever And Always"



Post #84 (Metal Monday #6): Normally I would have finished the "Big 4" posts today with Slayer, but I can't ignore that it is Valentine's Day.

Since Slayer is the furthest thing away from love, I had to find something else.

Bullet For My Valentine fit perfectly.

From England, they have released 3 albums, this song being from their second, Scream Aim Fire, released in 2008.

This song is lighter than most of their stuff, so I will post a second song as well.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!

Bullet For My Valentine, "Forever and Always"
1,412,339 views on Youtube

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Post #83.5: Alice in Chains (Alice Mudgarden) - "Right turn"



Post #83.5: In 1992, shortly before the release of Dirt, Alice in Chains released SAP, a 5 song acoustic EP.

Alice in Chains performs the whole album of course, but this song was credited to a band called Alice Mudgarden. This due to the help of Chris Cornell from Soundgarden, and Mark Arm from Mudhoney.

At the time, there was talk of these three bands pulling together to form a grunge supergroup. But then grunge became popular, and the whole idea was put to bed.

Unfortunately it would be 10 years later that singer Layne Staley would die of a drug overdose.

After disbanding for obvious reasons, they decided to give it another try in 2009. They picked up a new singer, William DuVall, and recorded a new album Black Gives Way to Blue. Obviously a slightly different sound, but with Jerry Cantrell still involved (co-lead vocalist and lead guitarist), the heart of the band is still there.

Alice in Chains (Alice Mudgarden), "Right Turn"
58,175 views on Youtube

Post #83: Alice in Chains - "Dirt"



Post #83: Two things happened last week, that caused me to pull this album out again.

First, I got together with an old college buddy for dinner, and a topic we both enjoy discussing is music. That evening we reminisced about the great albums and music of the 90's. Specifically some of the bigger names: Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, and Nirvana. For me, my favorite from that time period will always be Alice in Chains.

And secondly, my good friend Kevin and I will sporadically text each other with lyrics to songs. Songs that we listened to together in college. This last week, he texted me a line from this song. My favorite Alice in Chains song.

Dirt was the album I listened to the most throughout high school. I can picture the actual CD I had, and how over time, my fingers created two wear spots on it. (When putting CDs back into their case, I always had to have them perfectly lined up with the top at the top, and the bottom at the bottom, causing me to always grab and hold a CD in the same spot).

A very dark song, but one that will always have a special place in my heart.

212,246 views on Youtube

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Post #82: Farewell Milwaukee - "Tears won't fall"



Post #82: Last night was a very productive music night. My friend Seth invited me out to see a show, and on the way he reintroduced me to a band I haven't spent a lot of time listening to, Jimmy Eats World.

Then, at the show, I met Kevin. A fellow blogger that has very similar musical tastes as myself (Hey Kevin!). He has some great beer suggestions on his blog, which you can check out here: betweeneveryrib.wordpress.com.

And finally, I got to see three bands that I really enjoyed: Nice Purse, Pennyroyal, and the band we went to see Farewell Milwaukee.

These guys were great! Sounds like they will be releasing a new album fairly soon. In the meantime, check out their album Autumn Rest Easy, or a show, as they have a couple coming up.

Farewell Milwaukee, "Tears Won't Fall"
727 views on Youtube

Friday, February 11, 2011

Post #81: Steve Burns - "More Than 1"


Post #81: For those of us with kids, we have spent a lot of time watching programs such as The Wiggles, Barney, Dora, and of course Blue's Clues.

With Blue's Clues, there was a transition in 2002, when Steve, the original guy on the show, was replaced by Joe.

This created a rumor mill: Steve was killed by a drug overdose or was hit by a car. When actually, he left to pursue his music career.

Songsfordustmites was released in 2003, and unfortunately the only place I can find it is Amazon.

Steve Burns, "More Than 1"
22,205 views on Youtube

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Post #80.5 (Hip Hop Thursday #4.5): Public Enemy and Anthrax - "Bring The Noise"


Post #80.5 (Hip Hop Thursday #4.5): Earlier in the week, I posted the thrash metal band Anthrax, which collaborated with Public Enemy in 1991 to redo PE's song "Bring the Noise".

This is often time considered a defining moment in "rap metal", which would ultimately lead to bands like Limp Bizkit, P.O.D., and Korn.

An interesting side note (for me anyway). As bands grow and go through changes, there are a number of artists that end up retiring from the business. Whether it is due to the rigorous schedule of being in a band, wanting to spend time with family, or possibly wanting to refocus energies in a completely different direction.

Two examples: Terminator X, the former DJ for Public Enemy, now runs an Ostrich farm in North Carolina. And Dan Spitz, former lead guitarist of Anthrax, attended WOSTEP (Watchmaker's of Switzerland Training and Educational Program), and opened his own watch repair shop.

Public Enemy and Anthrax, "Bring the Noise"
6,265 views on Youtube

Post #80 (Hip Hop Thursday #4): Public Enemy - "Welcome to the Terrordome"



Post #80 (Hip Hop Thursday #4): Like a lot of us that grew up in the 80's and 90's, I went through my "rap" phase where that is all I really listened to. Ice-T, Ice Cube, Big Daddy Kane, and my favorite, Public Enemy.

To this day, the 1990 album, Fear of a Black Planet, is my favorite rap album of all time. Every time I listen to it, it brings back memories of my Timberwolves Starter jacket and David Robinson Air Force Pump shoes.

Most people might be familiar with the songs "911 is a Joke" or "Fight the Power" off of this album. But my all time favorite is "Welcome to the Terrordome".

Public Enemy, "Welcome to the Terrordome"
24,579 views on Youtube

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Post #79: Sick Puppies - "All the Same"



Post #79: This video always seems to raise my spirits when I am down.

This is a video put together by the Free Hugs Campaign based out of Austrailia. A social movement involving individuals who offer hugs to strangers in public places.

The song backing this video is by the Sick Puppies, also from Austrailia. It is from their second album, released in 2007, Dressed Up as Life.

Sick Puppies, "All the Same"
66,970,718 views on Youtube

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Post #78.5: The Mountain Goats - "Shadow Song"



Post #78.5: The Mountain Goats have always had a lo-fi sound to their music. Almost like they are recording it in their basement. I love that sound.

This is from their 9th release in 2000, The Coronor's Gambit.

My favorite Mountain Goats song.

The Mountain Goats, "Shadow Song"
106 views on Youtube

Post #78: The Mountain Goats - "International Small Arms Traffic Blues"



Post #78: Lately I have been into a new show called Weeds. A very interesting premise, as it has to do a with a pot dealing mom.

Over the course of the 4 seasons I have watched, I have come to the conclusion that it has one of the best soundtracks of any show I have ever seen.

The Mountain Goats have contributed a few songs, this being one of them. Originally from their 2002 album Tallahassee.

Considered to be one of the best living lyricists, John Darnielle has released 17 albums as The Mountain Goats, and has his 18th being released next month.

Very creative and quirky lyrics.

The Mountain Goats, "International Small Arms Traffic Blues"
19,750 views on Youtube

Monday, February 7, 2011

Post #77.5 (Metal Monday #5.5): Anthrax - "What Doesn' t Die"



Post #77.5 (Metal Monday #5.5): Here is a song from their most recent album, We've Come for You All, released in 2003, also with John Bush.

This is my favorite Anthrax album.

Not sure if you would recognize him, but one of the zombies in the video is comedian Brian Posehn.

It has been a while since Anthrax has released new material, but they do have an album that is slated for release this year. Unfortunately, they are trying to figure out who is going to be their lead vocalist.

Anthrax, "What Doesn't Die"
9,505 views on Youtube

Post #77 (Metal Monday #5): Anthrax - "Hy Pro Glo"



Post #77 (Metal Monday #5): Part three of the Big 4 is Anthrax.

My first exposure to Anthrax was in 1991 when they did a collaboration with Public Enemy (my favorite rappers at the time) on the song "Bring the Noise".

This happened to coincide with Anthrax bringing on a new vocalist, John Bush (from Armored Saint). Up to that point it had been Joey Belladonna.

There is a huge debate amongst fans on which vocalist is "better" or which one embodies Anthrax more. A similar debate to that of Van Halen between Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth.

All I know is that I own each of the 4 albums John Bush sings on.

This is from their 1993 release Sound of White Noise, and is the first album John Bush contributed to.

Anthrax, "Hy Pro Glo"
74,093 views on Youtube

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Post #76.5: Matt Pond PA - "Holiday Road"



Post #76.5: In 2005, they released an EP entitled Winter Songs, which included a cover of "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" by Neutral Milk Hotel (which I posted back on January 16th with Post #54.5.

It also included this cover of "Holiday Road" originally by Lindsey Buckingham.

You may recognize this song from the National Lampoon Vacation movies.

Matt Pond PA, "Holiday Road" (Lindsey Buckingham cover)
1,972 views on Youtube

Post #76: Matt Pond PA - "Remains"



Post #76: In honor of the Super Bowl today, I'm posting a band from Pennsylvania, hoping it might give the Steelers more of an edge.

GO STEELERS!!!!

Matt Pond PA has a number of EPs and LPs, this is off of their most recent from 2010 The Dark Leaves.

If you like this, I recommend their album Green Fury, which came out in 2002, and my favorite song "Athabasca" off of The Nature of Maps, also released in 2002.

Matt Pond PA, "Remains"
6,753 views on Youtube

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Post #75.5: White Rabbits - "Rudie Fails"



Post #75.5: Here is another song from the same album.

White Rabbits, "Rudie Fails"
10,198 views on Youtube

Post #75: White Rabbits - "The Salesman (Tramp Life)"



Post #75: This last week, I have added quite a few albums to my collection, and the exciting part is that over 10 of them are from artists I didn't have before.

White Rabbits was one of those artists. I had never heard of them before but happened to come across them on emusic.

And quickly...if you do not have an emusic account, I highly suggest you set one up. I think I pay $390/year and get about 90 downloads a month. Completely legit and legal, it predominantly has "indie" artists, and has most of the artists I have posted on this blog.

Anyways, this is from their second album, released in 2009, It's Frightening.

White Rabbits, "The Salesman (Tramp Life)"
8,772 views on Youtube

Friday, February 4, 2011

Post #74.5: Chris Cornell - "Black Hole Sun"



Post #74.5: Here he is playing one of Soundgarden's hits from their Superunknown album, released in 1994. Another awesome album from beginning to end.

Chris Cornell, "Black Hole Sun"
3,060,722 views on Youtube

Post #74: Chris Cornell - "Sweet Euphoria"



Post #74: Today, tickets for Chris Cornell go on sale for his show in April. I can't wait, as it is going to be a solo acoustic show.

Most people know him as the lead vocalist of Soundgarden and Audioslave, both of which have put out some great stuff.

But my favorite Chris Cornell material is the first solo album he released in 1999. Every song is great from beginning to end.

Chris Cornell, "Sweet Euphoria"
42,532 views on Youtube

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Post #73 (Hip Hop Thursday #3): House Of Pain - "Back From The Dead"



Post #73 (Hip Hop Thursday #3): One of my favorite "hip hop" groups from back in the day, House of Pain. Most people know their hit song "Jump Around" which was on their debut album, Fine Malt Lyrics which was released in 1992. I was in the 10th grade and know I did a lot of jumping at school dances.

Unfortunately, most people stopped paying attention after that. In 1994, they released their second album, Same As It Ever Was. A truly great album.

They will be playing in town at the Cabooze this next month, and I'm really debating on attending.

This is the opening track.

House of Pain, "Back from the Dead"
246,920 views on Youtube

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Post #72.5: The White Stripes - "The Denial Twist"



Post #72.5: Here they are at KCRW playing a song from their 5th release, Get Behind Me Satan, the album title coming from Bible story in Matthew of the Temptation of Jesus.

The White Stripes, "The Denial Twist"
22,667 views on Youtube

Post #72: The White Stripes - "Sugar Never Tasted So Good"



Post #72: It is a sad, sad day, as The White Stripes announced today that their long hiatus, has now turned into a split.

I remember back in 1999, I was in the Brooklyn Center CD Exchange, and as I often do in music stores, I asked the sales person for some suggestions on new music, in hopes of coming across something I didn't have, or better yet, something I had never heard of.

It was that day, the clerk suggested The White Stripes. I purchased their self titled debut, and have been a fan ever since.

This is my favorite White Stripes song, which is off of that debut album.

The White Stripes, "Sugar Never Tasted So Good"
33,599 views on Youtube

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Post #71: MISHEARD LYRICS - Pearl Jam - "Yellow Ledbetter"



Post #71: Everyone is guilty of it. I know I am. You find a song that you love. You listen to it hundreds of times over possibly years.

Only to realize that you were no where near the actual lyrics.

I was introduced to this video today by Eva at my office. A song that I love. And even though I have listened to it countless times, I still don't have the lyrics down.

This video brings comfort in that I am not alone.

Pearl Jam, "Yellow Ledbetter" (Misheard Lyrics)
4,534,718 views on Youtube