Monday, July 3, 2017

5 Songs to Get You Through the Week #124

5 Songs to Get You Through the Week is a feature I run on Young Ears, Fresh Perspective on Sundays/early hours of Monday morning where I pick out 5 tunes that I think are notable and tell you a bit about them. The point is to give you some rocking music to help you deal with your weekday blues. You can either listen to one each day, listen to them all at once, or any other combination that you feel. As long as you can get through the week without the man getting you down, that's all I care about. Without further ado, here are the 5 tracks I've picked out for this week:

1. Snow (Hey Oh), by The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Can't go wrong with some funky jams from the Chili Peppers. This song got overplayed a LOT in 2006 and 2007, but I can live with it because it's still great to begin with. I remember hearing it on the local alternative station ALL the time during that summer while working in a cooler. Kind of fitting, right? That said, now that it's had a decade to cool off some it's ok to listen to again. I would for certain consider it a modern/mid-2000's classic.

2. Roll Over DJ, by Jet

I always thought that this was one of Jet's best tunes, but I never hear anyone talk about it or hear it on the radio at all. It's a shame because it has some great riffs that will hook their way right into your brain and not let go. Plus, I like the message it has about EDM DJ's not being real musicians and not having anything to actually say with their music because they really don't. They just steal from other artists so they can push a play button and still get chicks. Maybe that is just me being judgmental, but that's how I feel.

3. Ogre Battle, by Queen

This is hands down the absolute greatest song Queen ever made. "But Josh, what about Bohemian Rhapsody?" Overplayed and nothing compared to the melodic loud heavy metal awesomeness of this song. This is back when Queen was a band that actually had some serious balls to their music. Their popular stuff is great too, but these guys could go toe to toe with even the best of modern metal bands. The harmonies, riffs, melodies, rhythms, etc. come together to make something AMAZING.

4. Whole Lotta Rosie, by AC/DC

Queen isn't the only band who can rock a song about fat bottom girls making the rocking world go 'round. This tune will ALWAYS get a joint going no matter how dead it is. It's hard, crunchy, and fast. It's also the highlight of any AC/DC show because they bring out a HUMONGOUS blow up doll of the character Rosie from this song. It's a great tune to fist pump and shout "Angus!" along with for certain and will get your blood pumping.

5. Moby Dick, by Led Zeppelin

Need more drums in your life? Have the best drum solo ever put to tape. Jon Bonham is considered to be the greatest drummer to ever live by countless musicians and fans spanning multiple continents and generations. Even though this is only five minutes, it changed the way people approach the drum kit for years to come. Everyone from that point forward aspired to be the next Jon Bonham and to be able to do things the way he did.

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