Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cherri Bomb - Spin

Cherri Bomb has a hit with their single "Spin". It's one of the best rock songs of 2010 and easily one of my favorites.

Cherri Bomb is an all-girl band with four female members between the ages of 12 and 14, according to the information with the video on YouTube. Please click on YouTube at the bottom of the video if you would like to read about the band.

Some aspects of this song remind me slightly of two other songs, one from the '80s by a well liked new-wave band and the other, a '90s song by a prog rock band of high regard. But it just shows me that the girls of Cherri Bomb have incredible taste in music.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

HOLE "Letter to God" Live at Stubb's SPIN Party 3/19/10

This is a very good song! Courtney Love's performance really is terrific, and the emotion in her singing is why I like it so much.

I'm sure this song will continue to 'spin', play, or I'll hear some part of it, the melody, some lyrics, and see her expression in my mind for many weeks! To me, that means it's a successful comeback by Courtney and the band Hole. I didn't follow them back in the '90s but now I will.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

『Lock On!!』 GacharicSpin

This song is a lot of fun!! I like the video because it makes me feel happy. Gacharic Spin is a fairly new band from Japan and this is a single by this band from 2010. I like that it has a good beat and really everything about this song is nice and interesting.

It's easy to tell that Gacharic Spin are talented and the band is much more than what meets the eye. For example, the bass playing is great and I like the singer's voice though it's impossible to not notice that she is a very pretty girl, too. I'm glad to see this new band getting off to a good start.

Here's one site where you can find out more about Gacharic Spin.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

After encountering some difficulties that have made me nervous and unhappy about videos on YouTube, I've decided to reduce the scope of this blog to rather short opinion and comments.

Crossfade - Make Me A Believer (HQ)

This is a new song from the band Crossfade, released this year though their album "We All Bleed" will be released in 2011. I like this song a lot!

I have no connection to the video on YouTube, did not upload it, and do not necessarily agree with content or writing used to describe videos on that website. In other words, I take no responsibility for anything uploaded or posted there and also do not agree with many comments in that website.

I like the song "Make Me A Believer" by Crossfade

Crossfade is giving a free download of their song "Make Me A Believer" from their website Make sure to buy their album when it's out next year.

I've been waiting for the CD to show up in stores, but maybe it's best to check back at the Crossfade website to confirm the exact day it will be released.

In my opinion, this is a very good song, especially for fans of hard rock, and even more so for those who like hard progressive rock such as the band Rush. This is one of those epic songs that are rare these days, but it's good to see Crossfade bringing back music that many rock fans were missing.

I will point out my own personal bias and it's that Crossfade is one of my favorite bands in recent years, although I've been listening to their songs on the radio and YouTube and don't have any of their CDs yet. Crossfade had two songs on my list of 25 Best Songs of the '00s decade. Ed Sloan is a great singer and his outstanding vocals are a main reason why Crossfade was better than many of the other bands.

Note: There are other uploads of this song on that site but I chose this one after the first one it turned out had someone else's opinion on top of the video, and I disagree with their opinion.

I have no connection to the band or to individuals who upload music videos and I don't upload music videos. I take no responsibility for the videos and songs and do not necessarily agree with opinions which accompany videos, and in many cases strongly disagree with comments in the YouTube comments section.

My efforts here are to provide my short reviews and opinion, and in doing so, promote good and great music that is out there for purchase and to encourage people to buy CDs, purchase song downloads, go to concerts, and support the bands so they will keep putting out great music.

It turns out that double clicking on just any portion of this video won't open the video in YouTube, but if you click on the words YouTube at the bottom of any video, it will open the video on YouTube. Have a nice day!

Many good songs this year

The rock and pop songs this year appear to be of a wider variety than in recent years. Some of the songs released this year will be mentioned in this blog, beginning immediately.

However, songs from 2010 will not be on the 1970 to 2010 rock song list, meaning songs that are on this list had to be released before January 1, 2010 in one form or another.

For example, a single or any song released in 2009 could get on the list even though the album or CD was released this year. The same would be true if the album or CD had been released last year but the single didn't come out until 2010. In fact, it doesn't matter if the song is a single or not, and instrumentals also can get on my rock list.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Faspitch - A Day Before Pisces

Faspitch is a very good band from Cebu, Philippines, and their song "A Day Before Pisces" really rocks and sounds great! I chose this song for the the '100 Best' (from 1970 to 2010) after comparing it to well-known alternative hard rock and alternative & progressive metal songs, including some songs by Deftones, Korn, Tool, and others.

I'm not saying those other bands won't make the list, only that this song by Faspitch is great, too. Faspitch vocalist Henry Allen has a terrific singing voice and in this song it's better than many of the other vocalists of similar sounding bands. It's a cool video, too, by the way!

I'm not ready to compare songs that will be on the list and probably won't get into why some songs made the list and others did not. However, there will be more songs on my list by other bands who blend metal, rock, and other genres and styles, which means in this modern world of rock music just about anything goes.