Monday, February 04, 2013

February 4,2013

"Ride On Baby," The Rolling Stones. Except it wasn't the Stones' version in my head at 4:20 a.m. No, it was a weak as piss version by a band made up for some weak as piss movie about making in the music biz. Annoyed the fuck out of me until 5:30 when my alarm went off.

Sucked ass.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

January 17, 2013

"Stay Away From Downtown," by Redd Kross.  Actually, this song was there yesterday morning, but I just remembered to write about it today.  Super LA 80's punk band, Redd Kross, is back. Maybe they never left, but they sure were hard to find.

The new sound is pure power pop, and super catchy; hence, stuck in my thick skull.  Find it, listen, and you'll see why.  Great hook, guitars, and refrain.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

January 5, 2013

"My Little Red Book, by Love. Originally written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, but made awesome by Arthur Lee and Love. Probably the best post-breakup, heartache song ever written.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

January 3, 2013

Go Right Ahead, by The Hives. God (not that I believe in that guy) do I love The Hives. If any band can wake me up with a song in my head, it's them. Find it, download it, and enjoy.
You're welcome.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

December 26, 2012

"Pictures of Matchstick Men," by Status Quo.
Probably because I heard this in the car on the way to Christmas dinner. Catchy riff, semi-psychedelic lyrics, and quality production. What's not to like.
If a song has to be stuck in my head, might as well be this one.

Side note: I believe it was either Cracker or Camper van Beethoven who made a quality cover of this song in the 90's.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December 19. 2012

I took some ZMA before going to bed to help me sleep.  It worked.

As a result, I really didn't have a definite song rolling around in my head.  I did come across a song that tends to get stuck in my otherwise empty cranium playing on the radio this morning.  "Little Girl" by Syndicate of Sound.

Funny thing about this song is the lyrics don't really stand out when they get into my head.  It's the jangly guitar riff I find to be catchy.  Syndicate of Sound also stands out for being the band who beat out The Golliwogs in a San Jose battle of the bands.  The prize was a recording contract and release of the winning song as a single.

The Golliwogs took the loss particularly hard; went back and regrouped as Credence Clearwater Revival and were never heard from again.


Note:  If you have some difficulty sleeping, I highly recommend ZMA (zinc, magnesium, and some other shit).  Three before bed, and you're good to go.  The dreams will be vivid as well.

Available through most vitamin shops and on eBay.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December 18, 2012

Today's song was "Let Me Go Wild," by Death By Unga Bunga.
Fun song. Decent band with my favorite all time name. The song came to me at about 3:45 a.m., but I was able to get back to sleep. Still there when I got up.