ONE HUNDRED GREATEST SONGS OF MELANCHOLY ADRENALINE

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We love these songs like a high from an addiction—they are fast, always fast and jittery, and  “adrenaline” is key, but the formula also requires “melancholy”—it is the nature of addictions to be sad because we know addictions doom us to fall further and further from pleasure, as pleasure, in its concentrated form, is supplied.

The tragedy of addiction doomed to finally deprive us of the very pleasure we seek is reified and strengthened in the sad and melancholy component of the addictive song—the pleasurable lift provided by the rush of the song is supplemented by an unspoken and profound irony—when Bruno Mars (and I doubt he thought of this when he wrote the song) sings “I’ve been locked out of heaven for too long” it means he will be happy when he reunites with his lady—but on another level it signifies that addictive hedonism, by its very nature, gradually locks you out of heaven and its true pleasures. You cannot be happy just by listening to these pleasurable songs all the time. You’ll get tired of them and wish for Debussy or Astrud Gilberto instead. Or silence.

The effect is purely physical, and as recording technology perfects itself, older, exciting songs, released 50, 40, 30, 20 years ago, are locked out—they no longer deliver the addictive punch that the new recordings provide. Old songs we love were written for the old studios and the old sounds— they exist in the sound technology of a former day.

A beautiful melody is a beautiful melody, but these exciting songs on our list exude physicality, and melody is moral.

And the lyric, like the melody, is moral, rather than physical.

Like melody, however, a lyric can contribute to the melancholy of the “song of melancholy adrenaline.” The lyric, “Stayin’Alive” is an example of inspirational moral content—it usually speaks of survival, sorrow, confusion, or desperate need.

Some old songs are so rhythmically catchy and many-layered, that as old recordings, they still, miraculously deliver melancholy adrenaline.

The physical rush of these songs is their chief feature—they make you feel you can rise out of yourself, that you are about to lift off the ground, that time itself has been replaced by the song. Without a decent set of stereo headphones I couldn’t compose this list.

The good songs appeal to us so that we don’t want the song to end. A truly great aesthetic experience delivers a great end.

When hits songs used to pour out of little AM transistor radios, now wasn’t that something?

But the monster, if not the actual addiction, has grown.

Here is the list:

1. What Is Love, Haddaway –You can listen to this catchy, layered, masterpiece on endless loop with Chris Kattan, Jim Carrey and Will Ferrell head pumping on YouTube.

2. Sympathy For the Devil, The Rolling Stones —working class, nerdy, English, blues students, whose grandparents lived during Brahms, experienced sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll massively, newly, before AIDS. Why 60s music was so amazing.

3. I Am The Walrus, The Beatles —A whole world began with this 1967 song.

4. Night Fever, Bee Gees —Disco as the fevered dance of death.

5. Mrs. Robinson, Simon & Garfunkel — Still a magical, poignant, guitar-jangling rush 50 years on.

6. Take On Me, a-ha — Who remembers a-ha?  But this hook. The euphoric, aria-like melody is the best part. Not exactly a memorable lyric.

7. Locked Out Of Heaven, Bruno Mars —it rips off the Police but the mad, percussive, guitar-twisted mix is great.

8. Viva La Vida, Coldplay —this is a catchy, forward-driving, elaborately mixed song, with nice lyrics.

9. Smells Like Teen Spirit, Nirvana —Repairs the monotonous 80s drum sound with a melodic bass. When it comes to great songs like this never underestimate a heavy melodic bass carrying everything.

10. Smoke On The Water, Deep Purple —this song is really great, somehow.

11. Light My Fire, The Doors —where did that chord come from, that sultry death.

12. My Sweet Lord, George Harrison —the combination of rock and religious ecstasy should have been more popular, but somehow it wasn’t. True religion veers away from this kind of drug.

13. Bette Davis Eyes, Kim Carnes –it’s rare when songs this rely on vocals and lyrics.

14. Billie Jean, Michael Jackson —His two best songs are probably Billy Jean and Beat It.

15. House of the Rising Sun, Animals —Great organ riff driving bluesy melody. Mathematically perfect.

16. She’s Not There, Zombies —1964 and the addictive formula is already mixed. It’s always a pleasure when one is conscious that interesting words of the song are joining in the high.

17. Heroes, Bowie  —A desperate frenzy. We can be happy, just for six minutes and 11 seconds.

18. 1979, Smashing Pumpkins —that controlled hysteria which pitches forward roller coaster like. That’s what we’re talking about.

19. How Soon Is Now? The Smiths  —Invokes desperate, adolescent, weeping with the vocals already past it.

20. Dancing Queen, ABBA —has all the elements, even though it lacks an edge of desperation. Pete Townsend said their “SOS” was the best pop song ever written.

21. I Melt With You, Modern English —classic song and lyric.

22. Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Tears For Fears  —It’s true.

23. Wild Side, Lou Reed —the lyrics might trigger today, but this song delivers in a subtle, understated way what so many of the flailing heavy hitters do not.

24. LA Woman, The Doors —yeah. Come on.

25. Dreams, The Cranberries —gently and moodily moving.

26. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? Culture Club —ravishes the formula deftly.

27. Have You Ever Seen The Rain? Creedance Clearwater Revival —bass, vocals, organ, guitar.

28. Gimme Shelter, The Rolling Stones —“Oh, a storm is threat’ning”

29. Walking On Sunshine, Katrina & The Waves —this song really does walk on sunshine. That’s the amazing thing.

30. Paint It Black, The Rolling Stones —the start and end of the 80s sound in a song from 1966.

31. Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This, Eurythmics  —dark and moody, with a beat, usually works.

32. Somebody To Love, Jefferson Airplanes —At their height, the greatest electric string band ever.

33. Green-Eyed Lady, Sugarloaf —Late at night, on FM radio, you hear this song. Most pop music appeals to adolescents. This song seems grown-up. It changes you forever.

34. Taking Care Of Business, Bachman Turner Overdrive —well?

35. Whole Lotta Love, Led Zeppelin —bass follows lead guitar into a deep tunnel.

36. Heart of Glass, Blondie —pretty, pretty, pretty.

37. Le Freak, Chic —the song responsible for AIDS.

38. Runaway Train, Soul Asylum —public service announcements sometimes make good songs.

39. Pine Top’s Boogie Woogie, Pine Top Smith —a guy with a piano, 1928. Don’t ever underestimate what a human can do.

40. Titanium, Sia  —grief and pride in a triumphant fog of laughing gas.

41. Happy, Pharrel Williams —no I feel the beat and I’m a little less sad.

42. That’s The Way I Like It, KC and the Sunshine Band —it is the way we like it.

43. Radar Love, Golden Earring —has a good theme and groove, but never becomes bigger than the sum of its parts.

44. Let’s Dance, Bowie —the genius just likes to dance.

45. Zombie, The Cranberries —meaningful lyrics and driving fuzz bass

46. Funky Town, Lipps, Inc –cool song, with lots going on.

47. Bang A Gong, T. Rex —Marc Bolan feels it.

48. Spirit In The Sky, Norman Greenbaum —did some guy named Norman Greenbaum make the greatest rock song ever?

49. Bad Moon Rising, Creedence Clearwater Revival —great songs often tap many genres. This sounds vaguely gospel, folk, and rock n roll underneath the plain rock. It’s AM radio 2 minute length goes by fast.

50. The Last Time, The Rolling Stones —the first home run of this storied band. Riffs rule the world.

51. Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress), The Hollies  —not a remarkable song, exactly, but a remarkable recording—which is sometimes better.

52. What I’d Say, Ray Charles —this 50s piano grooves like mad.

53. Long Tall Sally, Little Richard —before musc got lecture-y, angry, and smug.

54. Counting Stars, OneRepublic —for some tunes fast is best.

55. Thunder, Imagine Dragons —it’s always about a cute little hook.

56. I Want You To Want Me, Cheap Trick —1979. It wasn’t the sucky 80s yet.

57. What I Like About You, The Romantics —the hooky bass and choruses lift it above.

58. Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5 —dancing like Jagger is good.

59. Celebration, Kool & the Gang —this would be such a good song if they weren’t trying to celebrate.

60. 24K Magic, Bruno Mars —this  soul man knows his way around harmony and hooks.

61. Sunshine Superman, Donovan —a real fine groove.

62. Going Up The Country, Canned Heat —makes you want to lean your ear down and listen to the drums

63. Be My Baby, The Ronettes —Phil Spector had something in his soul.

64. I’ll Never Find Another You, The Seekers —the acoustic guitar just needed a speaker.

65. Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes), Edison Lighthouse —yup. This song.

66. She’s A Lady, Tom Jones —when crossover songs were king.

67. Addicted To Love, Robert Palmer –it rocks and sways.

68. I’m A Believer, The Monkees —organ and tamborine.

69. Friday On My Mind, Easybeats —oh God yeah!

70. I Want You, Bob Dylan —when all is said and done, his best fast  song.

71. Walk Like An Egyptian, The Bangles —more up tempo than we remember.

72. The Twist, Chubby Checker —satisfies all the criteria.

73. Torn, Natalie Imbruglia —crank up the folk song.

74. I Love It, Icona Pop —pretty hysterical.

75. Joey, Concrete Blonde —one sometimes wonders how many minor keys should be major.

76. Kodachrome, Paul Simon —this 60s songwriting icon can rock.

77. I Can See For Miles, The Who  —great musicians who veered into program rock sometimes.

78. I Wanna Be Sedated, Ramones —purity?

79. A Horse With No Name, America —a nonchalance hides an urgency of sorts.

80. Burning Love, Elvis —70s Elvis found excitement with this one.

81. Thank you, Dido —thank you to the artist Sade.

82. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, U2 —righteous rocking.

83. The Ballroom Blitz, Sweet —it rocks, and one cannot take it seriously.

84. We Didn’t Start The Fire, Billy Joel —perhaps the template of annoying.

85. MMMBop, Hanson —Okay.

86. You Spin Me Round (Like A Record), Dead Or Alive —spinning around is good.

87. She Drives Me Crazy, Fine Young Cannibals —the 80s sound maybe became too dependent on the heavily miked, heavily foregrounded drum set.

88. Our Lips Are Sealed, The Go-Gos  —a great song from the girl group.

89. One More Time, Daft Punk —this band is good, if somewhat derivative.

90. Electric Avenue, Eddy Grant —great but who let the noodling instruments in?

91. She Bangs, Ricky Martin —this really sounds like a party.

92. I Want Your Love, Chic –nice, melancholy chorus.

93. Drops of Jupiter, Train —the symphony orchestra muscles in too much?

94. Where Is The Love, Black Eyed Peas —too much formulaic lecturing?

95. She’s A Maniac, Michael Sembello —who didn’t like Jennifer Beals?

96. Numb, Linkin Park —wall of sound sensitive.

97. Bad Romance, Lady Gaga —a bit cute.

98. We Found Love, Rhianna —this is for jumping.

99. Holiday, Madonna —girls just want to have fun.

100. Pump Up The Volume, Marrs —like driving fast.

101. Sweet Jane—Velvet Underground

102. Piano Concerto 20 D Minor —Mozart

103. Every Breath You Take —Police

104. Love Will Tear Us Apart —Joy Division

105. Waterloo Sunset —Kinks

106. Don’t Fear The Reaper —Blue Oyster Cult

107. Who’s That Lady? —The Isley Brothers

 

 

 

 

 

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62 Comments

  1. April 3, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    Great list! I’d forgotten some of these. Not sure I’d have all of these on my own list, but can’t argue them being on here. If they sold this list on a CD at the store I’d buy it. And yes, I like Jennifer Beals too.

  2. April 4, 2018 at 12:55 am

    101: Sweet Jane, The Velvet Underground.

  3. April 4, 2018 at 1:02 am

    102: Visions of Johanna, Bob Dylan

  4. April 4, 2018 at 2:06 am

    The list is very good, but I’ve noticed no: Neil Young, The Who, Pink Floyd, Steve Miller, The Band, Jimi Hendrix, Buffalo Springfield, Allman Bros, Steely Dan, The Kinks, CS&N, Doc Watson . . . . . .

    • noochinator said,

      April 4, 2018 at 2:57 pm

      Calling all New Englanders: Steve Miller and Peter Frampton at Foxwoods casino in Connecticut, July 14, 2018:

      https://www.foxwoods.com/Miller-Frampton/

    • thomasbrady said,

      April 4, 2018 at 3:08 pm

      The Who is represented by I Can See For Smiles—it was between that and Baba O’Reily.

      Melancholy reverie is not enough. There has to be an adrenaline rush to the song—of course this can be somewhat subjective, if the content of the song really moves you.

      Omissions on a list like this are inevitable. I do like how it crosses many genres, though. Disco, but also…

      • April 4, 2018 at 5:33 pm

        I’m not a fan of Disco, but the Bee Gees did some rockin’ good music in that vein. If you ever get a chance to see their “Unplugged” I recommend it. I can’t find the version I’m thinking of on Youtube. I’m not sure if any of the songs fit this category, though.

        I was in the stands at this event with my Navy buddies from Great Lakes.

        • noochinator said,

          April 4, 2018 at 5:58 pm

          I’d always thought it was called “Disco Sucks Night”, I’m glad to be corrected!

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disco_Demolition_Night

          • thomasbrady said,

            April 4, 2018 at 9:23 pm

            Imagine a “Rap Sucks Night.” Maybe that would create the Civil War which the U.S. hating Deep State wants!!

            Do people dance as much as they did?

            Maybe another reason for the obesity epidemic?

            I look at masses of people in the big city where I work, and think, I don’t see dancers here. I see beaten-down, unhealthy, unhappy people. Maybe a new dance craze is needed.

            • noochinator said,

              April 5, 2018 at 11:14 am

              Perhaps the most fun I ever had in my life was at a private dance party in NYC. When one is young, dance is a prelude to sex; when one gets older, dance is a sufficient substitute for it.

              Ah, the 1970s, when it seemed like everyone could maybe some day get along with each other, maybe even like each other:

              • thomasbrady said,

                April 5, 2018 at 2:35 pm

                Nooch,

                You remind me of the poet Mark Strand dancing to Rock Lobster at a party in Iowa City in someone’s living room, after his poetry reading. I was afraid my date was going to leave with Mark Strand.

                That might be a good song to add to the list!

                Rock Lobster.

                Tom

                • noochinator said,

                  April 7, 2018 at 3:48 pm

                  My life was changed by a NYC-based fantasy facilitator named Claire, so I gotta go with “Planet Claire”:

                  110. Planet Claire, B-52s — “Some say she’s from Mars/ Or one of the seven stars/ That shine after 3:30 in the morning/ WELL, SHE ISN’T!”

                  • Desdi said,

                    April 8, 2018 at 1:30 am

                    YES– you are so right on Noochinator.
                    It’s all there in the insane utterance: “But SHE ISN”T !

                    (the way he says it, the timing, the raging madness )

                    Something cathartic, something WAY out there, an implosion of all hermeneutic dimensions . . . in a B-52s party song ☺
                    Thank you for posting “Planet Claire” and I hope I land safely.

                    (on planet Claire.)

                    • Desdi said,

                      April 8, 2018 at 1:31 am

                      Well SHE ISN’t (whatever Fred said . . .)

  5. noochinator said,

    April 4, 2018 at 8:14 am

    103. Goodbye Stranger, Supertramp—takes a while to get to the ecstatic final 80 seconds, but when it comes, all is forgiven

  6. noochinator said,

    April 4, 2018 at 8:21 am

    104. Fantastic Place, Marillion—takes a little while to gear up, but once it does, it’s an emotional rollercoaster ride

    I made a YT playlist of ecstatic melancholy songs for use at private dance parties:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/noochinator/playlists

  7. noochinator said,

    April 4, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    105. That’s the Way I Always Heard It Should Be, Carly Simon — melancholy at full tap; adrenaline-level according to taste

    And here’s a great interview from 1995, Carly on the Howard Stern show:

  8. noochinator said,

    April 4, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    106. Raised on Robbery, Joni Mitchell — rocking-out as transcendence of class, race, sex (etc.) barriers

  9. thomasbrady said,

    April 4, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    More regrets:

    Year of the Cat—Al Stewart (a very well done song)
    Love Will Tear Us Apart (it does get boring after a while, but it’s an iconic version of this type of song)
    Every Breath You Take
    Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor

    • Desdi said,

      April 6, 2018 at 2:24 pm

      Tom, do you mean the Joy Division song ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ here?

      • thomasbrady said,

        April 6, 2018 at 9:48 pm

        Yes

        • Desdi said,

          April 7, 2018 at 12:39 am

          I’m surprised that you would like a Joy Division song.

          Joy Division, New Order, The Cure, these bands once occupied a significant portion of my musical brain.
          But I take them far less seriously now . . .

          Still, some of their droning strains can still move me.

  10. thomasbrady said,

    April 4, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    O Yoko! —John Lennon (from the Imagine album)
    Waterloo Sunset by the Kinks

    • noochinator said,

      April 4, 2018 at 3:56 pm

      107. Kiss Kiss Kiss, Yoko Ono — featuring a truly ecstatic “climax”

  11. Desdi said,

    April 5, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    Extremely subjective list-poetry at BEST . . .

  12. April 6, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    How about Rod Stewart – Maggie May?

    • noochinator said,

      April 7, 2018 at 3:37 pm

      Yes, Rod Stewart! I was itching to add these two:

      108. You Wear It Well — this version has the two Ronnies, Wood and Lane — “Anyway, my coffee’s cold and I’m getting told/ That I gotta get back to work/ So when the sun goes low and you’re home all alone/ Think of me and try not to laugh”

      109. Handbags and Gladrags — “They told me you missed school today/ So what I suggest, you just throw them all away/ The handbags and the gladrags/ That your poor old granddad had to sweat to buy ya”

    • thomasbrady said,

      April 8, 2018 at 1:03 am

      Gary,

      Maggie Mae. That’s a yes. Good one.

  13. Desdi said,

    April 7, 2018 at 12:49 am

    From my Underground Nihilist days:

  14. Desdi said,

    April 8, 2018 at 1:51 am

    This is a great thread but we need to take it to the next level. When the melancholy spills over into the joyful cadences, when the brain dances with sorrow, when the mind becomes an infernal dance club — yes, Disco Sucks. And sometimes we wish she WOULD ! Don’t even get me started.

    Hey Tom — are you going to curtail posting of music here? Because melancholy grooves go on FOREVER , and then they begin again and it might get out of hand . . .

    • April 9, 2018 at 1:31 am

      Great white-boy funk here. Love it!

      • noochinator said,

        April 9, 2018 at 2:59 pm

        This one for me has onanistic connotations — yeah, I know, that’s my problem…..

        • Pop Leibel said,

          April 9, 2018 at 6:07 pm

          Some more great white-boy funk.

          • thomasbrady said,

            April 9, 2018 at 8:51 pm

            At first I had the three Bee Gee classics: You Should Be Dancing, Staying Alive, and Night Fever as 1, 2, and 3, on this list. The Bee Gees! Yes, the ah-ah-ah-ah-ah guys. Actually, as kids, they were pyromaniacs and street corner singers in Australia. There are bands who act tough. Then there are tough guys who happen to be in successful bands.

            • April 10, 2018 at 2:04 am

              Not a fan of Disco, but I have MANY guilty pleasures. Top 5 Disco acts:

              5) Kool and the Gang
              4) KC and the Sunshine Band
              3) Michael Jackson
              2) P-Funk
              1) Bee Gees

              • Desdi said,

                April 11, 2018 at 11:35 am

                Esteemed Sir;
                Instead of posting another video, in response to the above “list poem” I shall simply funk my pimpin’ self around the night streets of 1974′ in my fur collar and purple platform shoes, doff my silver wide-brim hat until the massive plume flutters in your direction, raise my elegant cane toward the heavens, smile till my gold tooth blind you, and then grunt, with a guttural and animalistic snarl, before saying:

                “♪ JUNGLE BOOGIE ♫ ♪”

                (until ya GIT down . . .)

                • noochinator said,

                  April 11, 2018 at 12:38 pm

                  Couldn’t resist!

                  • Desdi said,

                    April 11, 2018 at 1:41 pm

                    UNH — Ha !

                    OMG this version cuts the Tarzan yodel at the end of it.
                    They left me hanging on the verge
                    💋 🎷 🎺 🎸 🙈

                • April 11, 2018 at 12:54 pm

                  The 70s were unbelievable. The 60s get all of the press, but it all came together in “my” decade. Everything was better. Baseball, music, movies. Even the drugs were better.

                  Spike Lee used ‘Jungle Boogie’ to great effect in one of his films.

                  • thomasbrady said,

                    April 11, 2018 at 9:34 pm

                    Jungle Boogie!! I remember that. Ha ha ha. I hated that song, as I hated many 70s songs, being a 60s purist. Now many years later, I listen to some 70s songs I hated and enjoy them, or just smile. The “me Decade.” I always hated that word, “boogie.” Even John Lennon used it, and it made me cringe, I don’t know why.

                    It’s an old word—I know music from the 1920s was called ‘boogie-woogie’ music. When they started using it in the 70s I had a visceral dislike of its use; it sounded uneducated and ignorant to my ears. And also ‘boogie’ meant booger, or snot. People who used boogie as “dance” I considered stupid.

                    • April 11, 2018 at 10:36 pm

                      Top 5 songs ever with “Boogie” in the title.

                      5) Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy- The Andrews Sisters
                      4) Tube Snake Boogie-ZZ Top
                      3) Jungle Boogie-Kool and the Gang
                      2) Old Folks Boogie-Little Feat
                      1) Tripe Face Boogie- Little Feat

  15. noochinator said,

    April 8, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    111. My Name is Tallulah, ‘Bugsy Malone’ soundtrack (written by Paul Williams) — melancholic b/c I’ll never be that young again; adrenaline-producing b/c life and beauty go on after mine are gone

  16. noochinator said,

    April 9, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    112. ‘Florida Suite’, “By the River”, Frederick Delius — heartrending enough to produce its own poignantly-flavored adrenaline, “classical style”

  17. noochinator said,

    April 11, 2018 at 11:01 am

    113. Georgia, Boz Scaggs — a tale of heart-felt love persecuted by an unfeeling state, simply because of mere age difference

  18. Desdi said,

    April 11, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Since Tom’s collection of his own favorite toonz has begun to degenerate into a free-for-all, I contribute the following List-poetry amendment:

    — More, More, More (Andrea True Connection)
    — Rock Your Baby (George McCrae)
    — Rock and Roll Hoochie-Koo (Rick Derringer)
    — Who’s That Lady (Isley Brothers; LONG VERSION !)

    • noochinator said,

      April 12, 2018 at 8:25 am

      And “Boogie Fever” (The Sylvers) — not sure where the melancholy aspect is — maybe in the 40+ years that I’ve lost forever

    • thomasbrady said,

      April 12, 2018 at 2:34 pm

      Desdi, thanks. I think these work. I think they belong on the list. The guitar on Who’s That Lady is especially good as far as driving,impetuous, melancholy, insanity…

      • Desdi said,

        April 12, 2018 at 8:32 pm

        Yes. Isn’t it annoying when they play it on the radio, you get elated, but it cuts to the end before that great guitar with all the churning wah-wah. I feel similarly let down with short version of ‘Light My Fire’ (those mystic interweaving keyboard/guitar melodies cut short).

  19. noochinator said,

    April 12, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    114. Poetry Man, Phoebe Snow — whole lotta poignance, and adrenaline too if you slow dance it with a fetching miss

    • thomasbrady said,

      April 12, 2018 at 2:28 pm

      Poetry Man? I don’t know. You let this song in, and you might as well let any song you like in.

      Did anyone mention “Don’t Fear the Reaper?” As much as I’m sick of that song from over-play, I think that fits the genre I’m trying to establish.

      • noochinator said,

        April 12, 2018 at 8:24 pm

        OK, I get it now — you have to start with the adrenaline and get to the melancholy from there. I was working it bass-ackwards, starting with the melancholy and getting to adrenaline through it….

        I’m pretty sure “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” is about a guy trying to convince his girlfriend to commit suicide with him, but of course the songwriter says, no no no, not at all, not at all….

        • Good Old Pop Leibel said,

          April 12, 2018 at 10:24 pm

          I thought for years he was saying “don’t fear the reefer”

          • noochinator said,

            April 13, 2018 at 9:26 pm

            No doubt a production flaw, resulting from not enough cowbell.

  20. thomasbrady said,

    April 14, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    LIGHTS Ellie Goulding

    Another one.

  21. noochinator said,

    April 14, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Tomas, how about Scarriet’s list of the best rock instrumentals? Rock without words — this one would definitely be in the list:

    • April 14, 2018 at 2:24 pm

      Nooch, that’s a good list. Been looking at it for a while now. My favorites on the list are “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”–Allman Bros, “Interstellar Overdrive” and “Careful With That Axe, Eugene”–Floyd

      Also, I noticed Three Dog Night has an entry on the list. Three Dog Night? None of them played an instrument. Funny.

      • noochinator said,

        April 14, 2018 at 3:40 pm

        The Three Dog Night instrumental caught my eye too! I cued up the track at YouTube, but quickly got bored by it.

  22. thomasbrady said,

    April 14, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    TONGUE TIED by Grouplove


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