Copy of Metanoia slam.jpgI had a music file on my computer with a lot of older music that I hadn’t listened to in forever. As I wandered through the hefty files I imported a bunch of songs into ITunes and created a mix. This is it. It’s  rock stuff, before I got into heavier, growlier (?) hardcore fare (the latter mostly because of Raleigh’s influence). I’ve listed the songs pretty much in order, with a comment or two. Maybe if you like rock, and you haven’t heard that particular song, maybe my comments will influence you to give it a try. I’m not going to do the research to know whether a lot of these bands are still at it but I’ll speak of them in the present tense. One disclaimer. These songs are ones I was listening to before I just about went Christian Hardcore exclusively. So there’s some questionable lyrics here and there, maybe even a couple of explicit. I’ve got a sweet edit program that I used to use a lot back then. ( I remember a few songs, Mobscene by Marilyn Manson in particular, that after editing, there wasn’t much left.) of So if you like one and download off ITunes, get the clean version. Sorry about that.

1) Powerman 5000-Free, Matrix Theme

This band is fronted by Rob Zombie’s little brother, Spider. After I resurrected it the other day, I’ve listened to it about 1000 times, sung it my head ad nauseum, and just about perfected it on my guitar. Matrix Theme, don’t know where I got it but it’s sweet. Am not even positive it is PM5K but I think it is.

Hatebreed- Tear it Down The only really heavy song in the mix. I love the line “for once, stand the #?%* up and fight”. These guys sound a lot like Pantera without Dimebag.

Hed PE- Blackout. Don’t really like anything else I’ve heard by these guys. They’re pretty rough but I love this song. This was a pretty big hit for them back in 2003.

Deftones-My Own Summer (Shove It) This song really slams. Don’t exactly know what ther lyrics are about and prob don’t want to know.

Mudvayne-Digg.  Wow. Before MV went too commercial. Awesome video too.

AC/DC – Fly on the Wall       This one and Shake Your Foundations are among my favorite AC/DC songs.

Sum 41- The Hell Song & Little Know it All. I love these two songs as does Raleigh. The latter features rock legend Iggy Pop.

Fugazi- Waiting Room & Break. If you’ve never heard Waiting Room, it’s a classic, and classic Fugazi. Some long-forgotten DJ on 102.9 loved this song and played it often before he signed off at midnight (I was on night shift then)

Primus- Jerry Was a Race Car Driver. I’m not a huge Primus fan but I really like this one. From the sound of the big, hammering engine with sweet,open mufflers opening the song, to the goofy lyric delivery, to the crunching guitars, I can’t get enough. Too funny too.

Clutch- Texan Book of the Dead. Again, I’m not a big Clutch fan but this song is hilarious and really listenable (?). A little sacrilegious but truly hawhaw funny. Check out the lyric sheet. EiEiOh. Hahahahhaha.

Robert Palmer-Simply Irresistible. This one goes back to 1989. I can remember busting the left front speaker in my little Toyota truck jamming on this song a little bit TOO loud. Good video too.Whew!

Smile Empty Soul-Bottom of a Bottle. A message of hopelessness and addiction but the music smokes.

Soundgarden- Fell on Black Days, Room a 1000 Miles Wide, Rusty Cage FOBD alerted the world that Chris Cornell can BELT it man. I love the last two also. Johnny Cash’s cover of Rusty Cage is one reason I think he was so cool.


One Response to “MY LATEST ROCK MIX”

  1. schmoffly Says:

    You are correct on the Powerman 5000 Free song. In fact, I think that were at Buzzfest the year before you started going with me. I love that song!

    R.I.P. Buzzfest.

    Hed P.E. has got an AWESOME song called Renegade. If you got an extra $.99 go ahead and get it on iTunes and you will love it- but, as you mentioned, make sure you get the radio edit- they are a little rough!

    I love Smile Empty Soul and Soundgarden. Never listened to Texan Book of the Dead, I will have to check it out!

    Thanks for the list!

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