Friday, December 30, 2011

Ava Inferi - Majesty (2011) HD

I blogged this video and song out of the deepest respect for the band, their song, and this wonderful video. As an objective statement, "Majesty" is one of the best songs of 2011. This is among the greatest Gothic Metal/Doom Metal songs I've heard. Carmen Simões has such a beautiful voice and this song is both haunting and gorgeous at the same time. It's exactly what I like in the Gothic Metal.

This song will be near the top of the 2011 Best Rock Songs List -- Majesty has a slight rock 'n' roll feel to it or is that goth 'n' roll -- and the list will be similar number of songs to my 2010 list. Unfortunately, songs like this one rarely get on radio stations where I live. Lacuna Coil wasn't getting much radio airplay until their recent single release, and now I hear them on occasion when I turn on the radio. To my knowledge, I haven't heard Ava Inferi songs on the radio, but sometimes they don't tell listeners the names of the bands and songs.

I am a writer/independent journalist who reviews songs and videos here and chose to look at what is on YouTube because that's where millions of music lovers from all over the world to find out about music and watch videos. I can't right all the wrongs in the world, but the record companies, FM radio stations, and stores that are supposed to stock CDs are not promoting bands in a fair and honest way.

I'm waiting to hear this song on the radio and hope their CD "Onyx" will be available in stores. I encourage readers to support this band and many other bands, buy their CDs, purchase downloads, and go to concerts.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wow!! 22 Songs of 2010 get in the 100 Best in Rock

It's my list and I spent a lot of time comparing songs.

Bodyslam and Cherri Bomb are in the top 10 and five songs from 2010 are among the 26 top songs on my list which originally covered 40 years and has been updated to include songs from 2010.  Songwriting, melodies, singing, and many other factors were considered.  I may add my insights as to why I chose some songs ahead of others, but it's rather difficult to explain in detail.  Songwriting was very important and it didn't matter to me whether a band member or someone else wrote the song, so covers or remakes of songs were eligible to get on my list and be considered for the list.

Obviously, most listeners can tell that some songs had world-class drumming and others had great lead and backing vocals, or both.  Drummers and vocalists make a big difference for bands and their songs.  For other songs, guitar playing, bass playing, or lyrics were among the reasons for success.  And of course there were songs that had everything.  In my opinion, all of these songs were great and most had more than one reason for their greatness.

This is my rock songs list, including crossover songs, but it's possible that a few songs from this list would be on other lists, such as alternative, metal, progressive rock, jazz, pop/rock, or pop lists.  There's also a very good chance that these artists/bands could have other songs on those lists, and there also would be many other artists/bands with songs on those lists. Words of caution:  Don't expect all of these songs to be on the list at the end of the decade or even in 2012, if I decide to update the list again.

1. Led Zeppelin, Four Sticks
2. Echo & The Bunnymen, Pride
3. Lyle Mays, Slink
4. Gentle Giant, Empty City
5.  Bodyslam featuring Siriporn, คิดฮอด (Kid Haud)
6. Stereolab, The Flower Called Nowhere
7. Nirvana, Come As You Are
8. Chevelle, Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)
9. Cherri Bomb, Spin  /Note: the version of song in their 2010 video
10. Kiss, Take Me
11. Stone Temple Pilots, Trippin’ On a Hole In a Paper Heart
12. Khan, Driving To Amsterdam
13. The Psychedelic Furs, President Gas
14. Jericho, Ethiopia
15. Nirvana, Smells Like Teens Spirit
16. Foreigner, Double Vision
17. Kiss, Makin’ Love
18. Gentle Giant, Another Show
19. Soundgarden, Fell On Black Days
20. Echo & The Bunnymen, Monkeys
21. Led Zeppelin, Stairway To Heaven
22. Black Country Communion, Medusa
23. Foo Fighters, Best Of You
24. Egg, A Visit To Newport Hospital
25. UnSun, Why
26. Jacob Craner, Dimensionality
27. Pearl Jam, Corduroy
28. Pat Metheny, Electric Counterpoint: III. Fast
Composition by Steve Reich
29. Van Der Graaf Generator, Lemmings (Including Cog)
30. Breaking Benjamin, Sooner or Later
31. Billy Idol, Scream
32. Metallica, The Day That Never Comes
33. The Icicle Works, A Factory In the Desert
34. U2, Gloria
35. Alice in Chains, Down in a Hole
36. Tear Gas, I’m Glad
37. Gentle Giant, In A Glass House
38. Nirvana, Lithium
39. Sugarloaf, Green Eyed Lady (long version)
40. Pat Metheny, Rain River
41. The Doobie Brothers, Jesus Is Just Alright
42. Alice in Chains, Angry Chair
43. Deep Purple, Highway Star
44. Aerosmith, Taste Of India
45. Alice in Chains, A Looking In View
46. Crossfade, So Far Away
47. System Of A Down, Chop Suey!
48. The Exies, Ugly
49. Nirvana, Lake of Fire
50. Urbandub, Cebuana
51. Yes, Siberian Khatru (Yessongs, Live)
52. Black Sabbath, War Pigs
53. Yes, Roundabout
54. Green Day, East Jesus Nowhere
55. Lacuna Coil, Not Enough
56. Bad Company, Gone, Gone, Gone
57. Murmansk, Moth
58. Nirvana, On A Plain
59. Strung Out, Party in the Hills
60. Univers Zero, Phobia
61. Stray, Jericho
62. XTC, Millions
63. Sunny Day Real Estate, Roses in Water
64. Shocking Blue, Venus
65. Pearl Jam, Daughter
66. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Neon Meate Dream Of A Octafish
67. Family, Wheels
68. Dinosaur Jr., Said The People
69. Rush, Freewill
70. Kagrra, Shi Mi Me Yu Ki Sa A
71. Magma, The Last Seven Minutes (Mythes & Légendes vol.3, Live)
72. King Crimson, Frame by Frame
73. Melvins, Revolve
74. Cherri Bomb, Here To Rock
75. Gacharic Spin, Lock On!!
76. Океан Ельзи(Okean Elzy), Небо над Дніпром (Sky over the Dnieper)
77. The Indecent, Soybean (I Know)
78. Luminous Orange, Untold
79. Kiss, Strutter
80. Univers Zero, Soubresauts
81. Led Zeppelin, Kashmir
82. UnSun, Mockers
83. Three Days Grace, Break
84. Foo Fighters, All My Life
85. Sonic Youth, Disconnection Notice
86. Crossfade, Make Me A Believer
87. My Chemical Romance, Sing
88. Blink-182, Stockholm Syndrome
89. Godsmack, Shadow of a Soul
90. Warpaint, Warpaint
91. Gong, Makototen
92. Shinedown, Fly From The Inside
93. Ruslana, Kolomiyka
94. Hammerbox, Hole
95. Stone Temple Pilots, Take A Load Off
96. Luminous Orange, Sea of Lights
98. Stray, Dirt Finger
99. Faust, Karneval
100. Tokyo Jihen, FAIR

I hope to be finished soon. It's very late-early 4 a.m. plus

Expect big things from 2010's best songs.

I'm comparing songs right now and listening to some of those songs again now.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Top 100 in Rock to Get 'Rocked' by 2010 Songs

You can expect a lot of songs from 2010 to enter my list of 100 Best Rock Songs.

The new list will show up tomorrow, Dec. 24th - Christmas Eve. However, I'll probably finish working on the list tonight and post it after midnight.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Lacuna Coil on my List of 100 Best Rock Songs with "Not Enough" and "The Maze"

Lacuna Coil got another song, "The Maze", on the 100 Best Songs List in the final day of my two years plus of comparing songs. It was their second song to be on my list. I published this list on The Overcast Inside in October.

Lacuna Coil first reached the list with "Not Enough" which was on my 25 Best Songs List, originally published on Fast Food Yummy because I didn't have a music blog at that time.

Both songs are on the album "Shallow Life" (2009). I bought the CD in the spring of 2009 and went to the Lacuna Coil concert in Boise, Idaho the summer of the same year.

Both songs received strong consideration almost from the start of my work on this project, which was unpaid work but was similar to if I‘d done it for the newspaper I was a writer for in the past, or for a music magazine. I‘ve never worked for a music magazine, and I‘m probably not interested anymore.

Now that the list is finished, and I feel I've been fair and objective with everybody-- all bands/artists-- I will write more about albums/CDs and also share my personal opinion and thoughts, perhaps even more about favorites.

The 100 Best Rock Songs List is a serious and legitimate list.

All the songs on the list are great songs which have been thought about (though not over-analyzed) in several ways, including the music, melodies, beat, tempo, interesting tempo changes, lead singing, backing vocals, lyrics, instrumental parts of songs (some songs were instrumentals for the whole song) and how much I liked the instruments the way the musicians played them throughout songs. I also look at intros, extros, bridges, etc., but I didn’t think those alone were enough to get ‘just good’ songs on the list or keep great songs off the list, but sometimes those things really made a difference. Some songs were mainstream, popular, or what are referred to as commercial songs. I will add more on this subject if I can think of something else that is important.

It’s necessary to know that there were many great songs that did not make the list, and that's one reason why I’ve been thinking about continuing with another 100 songs (same years of 1970 to 2010 and maybe a couple more songs from 1969 that carry over to the '70s) which would make that list 101 to 200. I already know many songs that did not make the top 100 but were very close.

First I’m going to update the list of 100 to include some 2011 songs.

I used the word “best” but everyone should make their own list of best rock songs, if that’s what they choose to do.

My list has what I thought were the best songs from all the songs I’ve listened to, and my reason to call it the “best” was so people don’t mistakenly think it’s only a list of favorites. However, I’d say all the songs on the 100 Best List are among my one thousand or two thousand favorites. I like great songs. I think everyone else does too. We just have different lists based upon what we think makes a song great.

Some of the songs were singles and big hits. However, there are quite a few of these songs that I never heard on the radio, although maybe they were played on the radio in other countries. I’ve never heard Lacuna Coil‘s song “The Maze” on the radio. It’s a very exciting, interesting, enjoyable song to listen to and I wish it was played on the radio. The decisions made about which songs become singles aren’t always right.

“The Maze” is one of 100 great songs on my list, with it’s strengths being that it really rocks, has terrific singing by Andrea Ferro (male vocalist) and Cristina Scabbia (female vocalist), and the lyrics are better than some of the classic rock and grunge rock songs eliminated from consideration on the final day of compiling my list. It’s among the finest singing ever in the chorus, in my opinion, especially by Cristina. I’m really impressed by the songwriting and music, and the bass playing and drumming make this song very interesting from start to finish. Well, actually Cristina has the last word.

Lacuna Coil The Maze

“The Maze” is one of 100 great songs on my list, with it’s strengths being that it really rocks, has terrific singing by Andrea Ferro (male vocalist) and Cristina Scabbia (female vocalist), and the lyrics are better than some of the classic rock and grunge rock songs eliminated from consideration on the final day of compiling my list. It’s among the finest singing ever in the chorus, in my opinion, especially by Cristina. I’m really impressed by the songwriting and music, and the bass playing and drumming make this song very interesting from start to finish. Well, actually Cristina has the last word.

I bought the CD “Shallow Life” by Lacuna Coil in 2009 and hope other people who don’t already have this CD will think about buying it.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

"Four Sticks" by Led Zeppelin is Number 1

This is my list, made up of rock songs, including some crossover songs (the same as probably would happen on a pop chart or a list of pop songs) and a couple of songs released in 1969 that I feel were probably strong in 1970. It's possible that in an expanded list of the All Time best rock songs, other songs from 1969 would go ahead of those songs. This list is what I thought were the best rock songs from 1970 to 2010 (and what I mean is to the end of December of 2009).

The 2010 list of 25 Best Rock Songs was posted on The Overcast Inside in June of this year. This list will be updated to include some of those songs. Expect something big to happen because 2010 was the best year in rock music in a long time.

I think there are many surprises on this list. Take a look.

100 Best Rock Songs - 1970 to 2010/meaning the end of December 2009

Band/Artist, Song

1. Led Zeppelin, Four Sticks
2. Echo & The Bunnymen, Pride
3. Lyle Mays, Slink
4. Gentle Giant, Empty City
5. Stereolab, The Flower Called Nowhere
6. Nirvana, Come As You Are
7. Chevelle, Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)
8. Kiss, Take Me
9. Stone Temple Pilots, Trippin’ On a Hole In a Paper Heart
10. Khan, Driving To Amsterdam
11. The Psychedelic Furs, President Gas
12. Jericho, Ethiopia
13. Nirvana, Smells Like Teens Spirit
14. Foreigner, Double Vision
15. Kiss, Makin’ Love
16. Gentle Giant, Another Show
17. Soundgarden, Fell On Black Days
18. Echo & The Bunnymen, Monkeys
19. Led Zeppelin, Stairway To Heaven
20. Foo Fighters, Best Of You
21. Egg, A Visit To Newport Hospital
22. Pearl Jam, Corduroy
23. Pat Metheny, Electric Counterpoint: III. Fast
Composition by Steve Reich
24. Van Der Graaf Generator, Lemmings (Including Cog)
25. Breaking Benjamin, Sooner or Later
26. Billy Idol, Scream
27. Metallica, The Day That Never Comes
28. The Icicle Works, A Factory In the Desert
29. U2, Gloria
30. Alice in Chains, Down in a Hole
31. Tear Gas, I’m Glad
32. Gentle Giant, In A Glass House
33. Nirvana, Lithium
34. Sugarloaf, Green Eyed Lady (long version)
35. Pat Metheny, Rain River
36. The Doobie Brothers, Jesus Is Just Alright
37. Alice in Chains, Angry Chair
38. Deep Purple, Highway Star
39. Aerosmith, Taste Of India
40. Alice in Chains, A Looking In View
41. Crossfade, So Far Away
42. System Of A Down, Chop Suey!
43. The Exies, Ugly
44. Nirvana, Lake of Fire
45. Urbandub, Cebuana
46. Yes, Siberian Khatru (Yessongs, Live)
47. Black Sabbath, War Pigs
48. Yes, Roundabout
49. Green Day, East Jesus Nowhere
50. Lacuna Coil, Not Enough
51. Bad Company, Gone, Gone, Gone
52. Murmansk, Moth
53. Nirvana, On A Plain
54. Strung Out, Party in the Hills
55. Univers Zero, Phobia
56. Stray, Jericho
57. XTC, Millions
58. Sunny Day Real Estate, Roses in Water
59. Shocking Blue, Venus
60. Pearl Jam, Daughter
61. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Neon Meate Dream Of A Octafish
62. Family, Wheels
63. Dinosaur Jr., Said The People
64. Rush, Freewill
65. Kagrra, Shi Mi Me Yu Ki Sa A
66. Magma, The Last Seven Minutes (Mythes & Légendes vol.3, Live)
67. King Crimson, Frame by Frame
68. Melvins, Revolve
69. Kiss, Strutter
70. Led Zeppelin, Kashmir
71. Three Days Grace, Break
72. Foo Fighters, All My Life
73. Sonic Youth, Disconnection Notice
74. Blink-182, Stockholm Syndrome
75. Gong, Makototen
76. Shinedown, Fly From The Inside
77. Ruslana, Kolomiyka
78. Hammerbox, Hole
79. Alice in Chains, Would?
80. The Sex Pistols, Problems
81. Tokio Hotel, Monsoon
82. Kiss, Modern Day Delilah
83. Crossfade, Anchor
84. Pillar, Fire On The Inside
85. The Mars Volta, L’Via L’Viaquez
86. Saving Abel, Drowning (Face Down)
87. Green Day, American Idiot
88. Foo Fighters, Wheels
89. Slipknot, Vermillion
90. Kitchie Nadal, Same Ground
91. Lacuna Coil, The Maze
92. Avril Lavigne, Losing Grip
93. Golden Earring, Radar Love
94. Focus, Focus 9
95. Faspitch, A Day Before Pisces
96. Alice Cooper, School’s Out
97. Flyleaf, I’m So Sick
98. Black Flag, Black Coffee
99. Boards of Canada, Roygbiv
100. Rush, Fly By Night

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Psychedelic Furs President Gas

It's time to get this 100 best in rock wrapped up very soon. And here's The Psychedelic Furs with their song "President Gas", one of the greatest hard-rocking songs of the '80s. This song is in the top 100 and in a big way.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Chevelle's "Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)" is Best Song of the Decade

*Originally posted to Fast Food Yummy blog on Friday, January 01, 2010

My List of 25 Best Rock Songs of the '00s

(Song(first),Recording Artist)
1. Vitamin R (Leading Us Along), Chevelle
2. Best of You, Foo Fighters
3. Sooner or Later, Breaking Benjamin
4. Scream, Billy Idol
5. The Day That Never Comes, Metallica
6. A Looking in View, Alice In Chains
7. So Far Away, Crossfade
8. Chop Suey!, System of a Down
9. Ugly, The Exies
10. East Jesus Nowhere, Green Day
11. Not Enough, Lacuna Coil
12. Break, Three Days Grace
13. All My Life, Foo Fighters
14. Stockholm Syndrome, Blink-182
15. Makototen, Gong
16. Fly From the Inside, Shinedown
17. Kolomiyka, Ruslana
18. Monsoon, Tokio Hotel
19. Modern Day Delilah, KISS
20. Anchor, Crossfade
21. Fire On The Inside, Pillar
22. L’Via L’Viaquez, The Mars Volta
23. Drowning (Face Down), Saving Abel
24. American Idiot, Green Day
25. Wheels, Foo Fighters

Note: Some of these songs are hard rock or metal, while others are soft rock or pop/rock. There are also songs somewhere in between hard rock and soft rock.

Posted by Scott McLean at 1/01/2010

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Featured radio on the web

ZanZanA WebradiO of Tunisia is great rock and metal radio, playing a wide variety of rock and metal songs. Some people may find this many kinds of music in one place on the web quite unbelievable. It's one example of freedom in music, and such great variety of songs isn't played on local radio stations. I have no connection to this station, although I do care about Tunisia and my friends there. My hope is there will be more freedom everywhere including freedom of music throughout the world.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Bodyslam - คิดฮอด feat.ศิริพร อำไพพงษ์

The song คิดฮอด by Bodyslam is Number 1 on my list of 2010’s best rock songs. This is a beautiful song and it rocks. It’s listed in English letters as Kid Haud.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bodyslam and Cherri Bomb

Bodyslam is Number 1 with the help of famous Thai singer Siriporn, as their song คิดฮอด is at the top of my list of 2010's best rock songs. Cherri Bomb is a very close second on the list with their song "Spin".

25 Best Songs of 2010

Band/Artist, Song

1. Bodyslam featuring Siriporn, คิดฮอด (Kid Haud)
2. Cherri Bomb, Spin
3. Black Country Communion, Medusa
4. UnSun, Why
5. Jacob Craner, Dimensionality
6. Cherri Bomb, Here To Rock
7. Gacharic Spin, Lock On!!
8. Океан Ельзи (Okean Elzy), Небо над Дніпром (Sky over the Dnieper)
9. The Indecent, Soybean (I Know)
10. Luminous Orange, Untold
11. Univers Zero, Soubresauts
12. UnSun, Mockers
13. Crossfade, Make Me A Believer
14. My Chemical Romance, Sing
15. Godsmack, Shadow of a Soul
16. Warpaint, Warpaint
17. Stone Temple Pilots, Take A Load Off
18. Luminous Orange, Sea of Lights
20. Stray, Dirt Finger
21. Faust, Karneval
22. Tokyo Jihen, FAIR
23. Cold War Kids, Louder Than Ever
24. Apocalyptica feat. Lacey, Broken Pieces
25. Hole, Letter To God

Friday, June 17, 2011

Godsmack - Shadow of a Soul

Godsmack was back in 2010 with more powerful heavy-metal rock. Their song "Shadow of a Soul" is musically tight, has superb drumming, and I really like the guitar solo in the instrumental part of the song. Most of all, Sully Erna is fantastic and there's a lot of feeling in his singing of this song which will be in my list of 2010's best songs.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Sing - My Chemical Romance (***LYRICS***)

I think everyone knew the song "Sing" by My Chemical Romance was going to be in my list of 25 Best Rock Songs of 2010. Well, it's just a way of telling you that it seems so obvious.

So I guess they're saying to do a lot of singing for good reasons and those are some very nice thoughts and lyrics. It seems the first time I heard this song was on a local alternative radio station, so some radio stations know what they're doing. But still, this is one of the best songs I've heard on the radio, from 2010. Maybe I heard it in 2011 the first time, but I can't recall, and it could have been a dream that I heard it on the radio. This song is fabulous, including the music, lyrics, and of course the singing. That pretty much sums it up and probably why it's been such a popular song.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

cherri bomb -here to rock

Cherri Bomb makes the 25 Best Rock Songs of 2010 with the song "Here To Rock" on the power of a great guitar solo. Also, the singing is very nice sounding. I liked their official video with this song.

Unfortunately, that video -- which showed a bunch of young teens in a school walking around a school, confronting the boys in a rather humorous way, and the girls of Cherri Bomb singing and rocking out -- is not there on YouTube anymore. At least I couldn't find it when I searched.

I notice some bands are doing new versions of their songs or videos and they have the right to do whatever they want with their songs and videos. But they don't need to remake their songs to impress me or anyone else.

Bands shouldn't listen to critics -- either the critical comment writers on YouTube and elsewhere, or music critics/reviewers who try to play god, ruin music careers, etc. -- because I've never thought much of music critics.

Songs don't get in the 25 best rock songs unless they are very good, and most are great songs. This, of course, is my opinion. With the song "Here To Rock", Cherri Bomb gets in again, but the before (song) hasn't been announced yet! Alright, that last sentence didn't make much sense, unless you were inside my head and then you would know that there is a top 5 and Cherri Bomb, with another one of their songs, and four other artists (bands and possibly a solo artist) have songs that made it to that top 5.

Note: I did not write the Title of this post and this is the way it appears on YouTube. The reviews, writing, and lists in this blog are my opinion.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Soybean (I Know) by The Indecent

It's a good thing that I extended my time limit in searching for songs that will make my list. I've only known about the band The Indecent and their song, and "Soybean (I Know)" for a few weeks or something like that. I'm can't recall how I found this video on YouTube, but maybe I was looking for grunge in 2010. It's very interesting and enjoyable video to watch, and under the video it tells viewers that Noah Hutton directed the video, so I look forward to seeing more of his videos. This was a very nice way to introduce the band to first-time listeners and to get new fans.

I know it's too early to start comparing The Indecent to legendary grunge band Nirvana, but I was listening to the Nirvana song "About a Girl" and Soybean, going back and forth listening to both and thinking, hey The Indecent are going places. I like their song a lot.

These two songs don't sound much alike but have some similarities. Both songs are from early in these bands' careers (only that Nirvana was starting out more than 20 years ago, in the '80s), also both songs have a slightly raw sound, not overproduced yet easy to listen to and enjoy often, and the songs appear to be influenced by rock bands and songs of the past, yet have their own unique sound and make me feel that rock music is still on the rise and at times getting better.

I do see some criticisms in the comments below the video in YouTube, and I'm only pointing this out because I wanted to write that those comments are wrong, so don't listen to them. I'm right about this song, it's a great song! "Soybean (I Know)" by The Indecent will be on my list of 25 Best Rock Songs of 2010.

Monday, May 23, 2011


Where are the CDs? I don't know. It's so much effort to figure out which stores stock the music I'm interested in buying, and maybe other people are having the same problem. Also, it's hard to know when a CD will be released to stores.

Tonight before 11 pm I called a Fred Meyer store, actually twice because I didn't ask enough questions the first time.

According to what I've seen on the internet, it looked like "We All Bleed" by Crossfade is scheduled to be in stores on June 21. A worker at Fred Meyer told me that it was going to be available on that day. I pointed out that the release date had been delayed before and that person indicated that does happen sometimes with CD releases.

I also asked if Cherri Bomb had a CD and was told by that worker that the store computer only recognized the name with a 'y'. I called back and spoke with another worker, just because that's who answered my call, and I asked about two other bands and they didn't have either CD but was nice to recommend other stores which might have those CDs. One of the bands is Seether and the other is a new band that has a downloadable album available for purchase, but I want to buy a CD if possible. Please see the next post (above) for the name of that band.

Note: I posted this to Monday because I called late Monday night, and now it's after midnight. This post isn't about me or my wants, it's intended to bring up an interesting topic.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Seether - Country Song (Lyrics)

One of my favorite songs of 2011, which is a big rock-radio hit, is "Country Song" by Seether. It has all tension and toughness in the lyrics we might expect if we were singing on the way to a relationship break-up, only much better words than I could come up with at at such a moment of feeling awful inside. So the lyrics compare very nicely to those of some of the best hard-rock/heavy-rock songs of the '00s decade.

This is great hard rock in the modern style which is alternative plus heavy-rock power. The country style is mixed in and starts the song off in such a nice way and then gets right to rocking hard, and I love it. This song does remind me of Nickelback.

The new Seether album "Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray" will be in stores on May 17, according to the Seether official site. You can hear some of their songs which they are playing on their site, so let's all get psyched up about the new album.

Note: I have no connection to the upload and post on YouTube and do not know if the lyrics or other information is all correct. The title is the way it appears on YouTube and I don't upload music videos on YouTube and don't write the titles.

What I do here is express my opinion and back it up, also hoping music fans will support the bands I write about, as well as many other bands, by buying their albums, as CDs, album downloads, etc.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Warpaint - Warpaint.

The song "Warpaint" is wonderful experimental art-rock and everything about this song is gorgeous and nice sounding. The lyrics are interesting though seem open to interpretation. This song by the band Warpaint will be on my list of 25 best rock songs of 2010.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Foo Fighters - Rope (Audio)

"Rope" is a great rock song by Foo Fighters and the album "Wasting Light" is outstanding hard-rock/heavy metal that is both alternative hard-rock and similar to the great hard-rock of the '70s, including some '70s rock groups which unfortunately don't get played on many radio stations these days. Don't worry, some of those groups and their songs will be on my list of 100 Best Songs(1970 to 2010).

This is a 2011 release, so it will be eligible if I do a best songs list for this year, which wouldn't appear until next year. But, there's no question about it, "Rope" is going to be on that list.

Please buy the CD "Wasting Light" because I already bought it twice and maybe I'll buy it again for a gift.
Important note: I don't upload music videos (or audio) to YouTube. I only click "share" on YouTube in order to review a song or video and write my opinion, and back up my opinion. I do not claim rights to songs and the copyrights belong to the owners. I also take no responsibility for the video and/or audio uploaded by someone else, and if lyrics, or any other materials appear with the video, including contact info. or the title, I can't say whether the information is accurate or not. Generally, I leave the title as it is on YouTube.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Foo Fighters Rope single!

Wow! This a fantastic new hard rock single, "Rope" by Foo Fighters, and it's a lot of fun to hear especially when I least expect it. About three weeks ago, I was driving around and heard it and thought to myself, cool! (and with those imaginary thought bubble questions over my head) is that the Foo Fighters and is it one of their older songs I never heard before, because you know, the radio stations aren't playing some of the good songs from recent years. As is typical, I didn't hear a DJ tell the song name or that it was Foo Fighters, so I just wondered and, I forget now, but maybe a few days later, it was on the radio again so I looked on YouTube and sure enough it was a song from this year. I was very happy.

I found out they will have a new album out in April, so I think I should camp in the parking lot of the store which will be sure to sell that CD, "Wasting Light".

No,I'm kidding about sleeping outside a store and just trying to show my excitement for the Foo Fighters and their new music, and I'll just sleep in a bed as usual and be near, well, the song coz I did buy the download of the song. And oh yeah, it's April now, but I started writing this little 'sub-blurb' (I made that word up) before April...anyway, I just called Fred Meyer and they said the album isn't out until April 12 and so the CDs will be there (and I hope many, many, many other stores) on that day which is a Tuesday, quickly becoming one of my favorite days of all time.

Okay, I decided the timing was right for this post, after signing in on Yahoo Messenger, when starting to listen to music under 'Hard Rock' and the song "Rope" was the first to play. That was about an hour ago but since I already purchased the download of the song as I pointed out earlier, I have it to listen whenever, but it's fun being surprised too when listening to music on the internet or radio.

I wrote too much so if you read articles from finish to start, though not necessarily reading words backwards, then just click the still vid and listen but also please buy the single online, the CD when it's out in stores, and other music by this great band. Thanks.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Note: The last video post here through linking by "share" on YouTube was supposed to be on the other blog so please check there. I removed it here and put it over there.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Unsun - Why

Aya of UnSun is one of the best metal vocalists today. I really love her singing in the song "Why" from UnSun's 2010 album "Clinic For Dolls".

From what I can tell, this must be a great hard-rocking Gothic metal album with a slight pop feel and a must-buy album for fans of this music genre. It's the first of their songs to reach my list of top 25 rock songs of 2010.

I just read the lyrics and think they are excellent. I'm happy UnSun made the list, and it's clear to me that 2010 was a big year for female vocalists of metal and rock bands.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Apocalyptica - Broken Pieces (feat. Lacey)

This song is so nice sounding and Lacey's singing is beautiful yet a bit haunting, which is just the way I like it.

Apocalyptica delivers with this very good song. "Broken Pieces" will be in the list of 25 best rock songs of 2010. The list is my opinion and NOT based on the music/song charts, total views on YouTube, or the number of times songs were played on the radio. Nor do I care what anyone else said or wrote about the songs. In other words, I have two ears and a brain.

Note: I am not responsible for videos, songs, or any materials that appeared with this or any of the songs with videos on YouTube as these have been uploaded to YouTube by other people and I am only using "share" on there with the purpose of identifying songs that I'm writing about and as I'm giving my opinion in connection with my own lists of 'best' rock songs. I really believe writing about songs helps to promote good bands and their songs, and sadly a lot of great songs aren't getting played on the radio these days. I hope everyone will continue to buy song downloads, music CDs, and go to concerts, and more.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Changing rock music forever and clearly in the right direction, the band Murmansk reaches my list of the 100 best rock songs (1970 to 2010) with their song "Moth". As I understand it was a single but don't know because radio stations around here don't play new songs this good these days. This is a great song though I didn't know about it until last year when I heard it on YouTube, after writing and posting my list of 25 best rock songs for the '00s decade.

So, in that way, I was wrong because I didn't know this song in time, but the list of 25 will remain the way it is and this song is just going to fly free, so to speak, and we'll have to wait and see where it lands, on the list that is. Let me add, this is a wonderful video and I love this song. Congratulations Murmansk!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Gone, Gone, Gone by Bad Company

In the first few seconds of "Gone, Gone, Gone" by Bad Company, you know this is going to be a great rock song because it's hard-rocking right from the start.

The singing, lyrics, and music are all excellent! And it really, really rocks! I couldn't think of one specific point to make about this song, then I realized it's because it's such a wonderful song from in so many different ways. I don't know if there's a higher compliment for a song and a band. That and, of course, "Gone, Gone, Gone" will be in my list of 100 Best Rock Songs. Congratulations to Bad Company!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

rock songs

Please Note: There will be more than one "best rock songs" list. The first one will be the 100 best rock songs list of songs between 1970 to 2010 (meaning only to the end of 2009, so I am saying through 2009.) I am looking at those four decades only and for me, if it starts with '7' it's the '70s (the Seventies), '8' the '80s (the Eighties), etc.

Starting with '70s had nothing to do with me liking '70s rock more, because I don't and it didn't mean the '70s will have the most songs of those four decades, because they won't.

The '00s will have the most songs on the list though that decade doesn't necessarily have the most great bands. The reason is that there are many bands and more countries with very good bands. Also, thanks to the internet, nowadays we can find out about underground bands or any bands that don't get much promotion. I like to think that this is very encouraging for young musicians, vocalists, new bands, and anyone thinking of starting or joining a band or releasing their own songs.

More about the '70 to '10 list: There will be a few songs which were released in 1969 and it makes sense because if a song was on the charts near the end of the year, it could still be on charts in 1970. But I don't care about charts. It's all about whether I thought the song sounds great, is interesting, and also do I feel it was a significant song which made an impact in the '70s.

I will write more to explain the list if I feel it's necessary.

I also plan to come up with a top 25 list of the best rock songs of 2010. Again, this will be my opinion based on listening and thinking about songs. Some of the 2010 songs will be in an updated list of the 100 Best Rock Songs.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cherri Bomb at Camp Freddy

Cherri Bomb performed Live a cover of "The Pretender" by Foo Fighters. According to information with the video on YouTube, this was in December. I wasn't there but it looked and sounded like it was a fantastic concert.

This is a a very good live performance by this talented all-female band. That's an understatement because I think they're great.

I like Julia's singing and guitar playing a lot. And decided to come back and add what I meant. After listening to several videos of covers and original songs by Cherri Bomb, I really think Julia is is a great rock singer and guitarist. In this performance, it's clear to me that they are great singing together, and Miranda and Rena do a lot of the vocals. Nia, the drummer, is very good too. Will she be the next Dave Grohl? I don't know, just asking. But I hope Cherri Bomb stays together as a band for like... forever...

These four girls have perhaps the best taste in music of any new band I've heard in a long time, and they've done Live covers of songs by progressive rock bands, grunge bands and hard rock bands.

Foo Fighters were the best rock band of the '00s in my opinion, and Cherri Bomb was one of the best rock bands last year.

Consider this post like a very long lead in a news story which will grow during the next few days or weeks as I look more closely at the best songs of 2010. Yeah, there will be opinion too, and lots of it!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Kagrra,'s Shi Mi Me Yu Ki Sa A PV

I only recently heard the Japanese band Kagrra for the first time. I was very impressed with their music.

"Shi Mi Me Yu Ki Sa A" by Kagrra is a great song. Even before I looked up the English translation of the Japanese lyrics (a few minutes ago) I had already decided this song would be on my list of 100 Best Rock Songs. It's a very beautiful song, great vocals and I think the guitar work is outstanding.

I love the short guitar solo and the video is a nice one, and if someday I post my list of best videos, I think this video has a good chance, as do some of their other videos.

Let me add that the lyrics are perfect, soothing poetry for the heartbroken during loss of friendship, relationship, or person is gone away. Our feelings and human spirit need to be rocked, as well as the ears, mind, and rest or the body. This is a wonderful song to accomplish all of those goals. jpopasia has translation for the Kagrra lyrics of "Shi, Mi, Me, Yu, Ki, Sa, A" and I was glad to know more about this song.