Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I Like the Cover Better: Motorhead - Shoot 'em Down

I love the original of this song by Twisted Sister. It's very TS and really feels like it could be a Brian Johnson-era AC/DC song with just slightly too many chords to really be AC/DC.



But the Motorhead version is everything that's good about the original and everything that is good about Motorhead.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Iron Maiden - The Prisoner

I really wanted to hear this yesterday, and requested it, but our music streaming service at work just wouldn't bring it up. I heard plenty of excellent Iron Maiden, some Metallica, Judas Priest, Motorhead, Pantera, and Megadeath . . . but it didn't scratch this itch.



There, that does it.

Good song, and of course, it's got the snippet of Patrick McGoohan as No. 6 in the beginning.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

J. Geils Band - Love Stinks

We lost J. Geils . . .



The J. Geils Band was the biggest and most popular band in my school when I was in 4th grade. Before that, I was in another school and Styx was huge. But that's when I first heard them. Freeze Frame and Centerfold, of course, but if they'd only ever done Love Stinks they'd still be a favorite of mine.

The Lords of the New Church - Like A Virgin

I can't believe I didn't post this before. Part of my commute home music this morning.



Better than the original. Play this one loud and belch along with Stiv Bators.

Friday, April 7, 2017

45 Grave - Evil

Today's post is brought to you by the number 45.



Thanks to a co-worker of mine way back when who included this song - along with two other 45 Grave tracks - on a mix tape.