Today I've decided to listen to a bunch of rock music I liked around the time I was 16-18. I'm old, so it's things like
Reelin' in the Years-- Steely Dan
Frankenstein-- Edgar Winter Group
Ramblin' Man-- Allman Brothers
Superstition-- Stevie Wonder
I'll Be There-- Jackson 5
Radar Love-- Golden Earring
Smoke on the Water-- Deep Purple
Rock 'n Roll Hoochie Koo-- Johnny Winter and/or Rick Derringer
Layla-- Eric Clapton
The Joker-- Steve Miller
Maggie May-- Rod Stewart
Brown Sugar-- Rolling Stones
Riders on the Storm-- The Doors
Money-- Pink Floyd
School's Out-- Alice Cooper
Aqualung-- Jethro Tull
Baby Blue-- Badfinger
Sugar Magnolia-- Grateful Dead
Rebel Rebel-- David Bowie
Rocket Man-- Elton John
All the Young Dudes-- Mott the Hoople
Morning Has Broken-- Cat Stevens
Ironman-- Black Sabbath
Whole Lotta Love-- Led Zeppelin
Bang a Gong-- T Rex
Before the Kiss, a Redcap-- Blue Oyster Cult
Ballroom Blitz-- Sweet
Had a couple songs come up on my Pandora today that I wanted to share.
Scroobius Pip has some great lyrics about relationships...
"Love at first sight always seemed unconsidered, I'd rather love at first fight, then on to double figures"
You Will See Me:
"The notes you left in my margins turned from scribbles to scars
But here's the best part:
You didn't even realise you were reading the first draft of a best seller
The manuscript of a future Nobel prize winner
This book you discarded as a pamphlet will ignite shit"
And as a more positive one (or just an intro to what his music is like):
I've poking around Cryo Chambers library and other dark ambiance works. I'm usually doing something else when I listen to music so lyric-less music appeals to me. Two favourite albums from Cryo Chamber are Miles to Midnight and Hastur.
Miles to Midnight follows a lone individuals journey through a twisting, mostly abandoned hotel. They are drawn deeper into it's twisting layout that is far larger than it appears from the outside.
Hastur is a musical exploration of Hastur and the King in Yellow. It's a long journey and a huge collaborative effort among the artists under the Cryo Chamber label. Less directly spooky than their other Mythos works.
Other honorable mentions:
S O L A R I S by Flowers for Bodysnatchers
Eternal Drift by Beyond the Ghost