Tagged, like a treen in a disabled spaceship...
From the erudite and bold GD, comes the tag (furthered from the redoubtable Jason A) to:
List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now.So, here goes:
- A World Without Heroes - Kiss (Music from The Elder)
Try to pretend that they aren’t dressed in silly clown outfits and usually write fairly nondescript rock tunes that really don’t gel with their image when listening to this - it’s the crowning glory of an album that most Kiss fans loathe as it was a huge stretch away from all that. What a crying shame they weren’t able to carry on down this avenue a little more...
- The Pretender - Foo Fighters (Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace)
How can you not like a tune that runs up to you, kicks you awake and then yells solidly at you for a few minutes, before running off grinning to do the same to someone else?
- Turn It Up - The Feeling (Join With Us)
I suppose this lot are very much an “Electric Light Orchestra for the new millennium” or some other such rubbish. Good, uplifting pop with amazing complexity under the hood.
- Shine - Take That (Beautiful World)
I never thought I’d take to a TT tune as much as I have with this one. More uplifting pop - hurrah!
- Secret Song - Homestar Runner (Strong Bad Sings and Other Type Hits)
Buy this album, religiously go to the Homestar Runner site, and become as addicted as I...
- Billie Jean - Chris Cornell (Carry On)
I’ve been a huge fan of Mister C since the Soundgarden days and he just keeps getting better and better. His “You know my name” opener for Casino Royale was also a killer. This improves no end on the original (there’s a school of thought that I subscribe to that states: if you don’t bring anything new to the table, don’t do a cover)
- Tom Traubert’s Blues - Tom Waits (Small Change)
Anyone that can take Waltzing Matilda and make it a heartbreaking story of the decline of a Vietnam vet ought to get the moniker ‘genius’ in my book. This is such an excellent piece of work.