Favorite Songs and Why
Not a lot of music threads here. Just post your favorite songs.
Kashmir by Led Zeppelin - In a word, epic. I know that one gets thrown around a lot these days but yeah. Robert Plant's vocals are perfect. It's a powerful song, and you can tell that even Plant was in the shadow of it. It also adds to the lyrics, which are like about driving through Kashmir and sort of going insane because nothing is changing. The riff is classic and the repetitive nature of the song adds to what the song is sort of about. Bonham's drumming really drives the thing. It's simple and that's what makes it work, plus that slight phaser effect on there. One thing that every drummer should realize is that drumming in a band isn't always about showing off. Sometimes it's the simple things and what compliments the song the best is best. There's a lot of pressure to make an impression on people by showing off but yeah. Anyway, to wrap this up, I could analyze every element of this song and how it makes it work as a whole.
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen - Driven by Freddie Mercury's vocals. The song covers a lot and is the ultimate Queen song, I think. It epitomizes what is so great about Queen, which is that they do whatever they want instead of just conforming to one type of thing, and like I said before, Mercury's vocals.
Ticket to Ride by The Beatles - It's hard to pick one Beatles song. I didn't want my list to be like dominated with Beatles so yeah. This song was one of the band's first major departures from the usual feelgood lyrics (Dr. Feelgood is another good song). I've always preferred their later stuff because it took more risks and was more than just a catchy tune.
Cars by Gary Numan - Catchy and a little bit dark. I admit I discovered this song through The Mighty Boosh. I like the whole album The Pleasure Principle.
Welcome To The Jungle by Guns N Roses - Classic hard rock song. I also love their cover of Knockin On Heaven's Door.
Any Colour You Like by Pink Floyd - Trippy.
Rock Lobster by The B52's - I can't help but love this song. It's just so funny and weird.
Iron Man by Black Sabbath - Besides the classic riff, I love the story told by the song. That there's a guy and he traveled time to see the end of mankind and then turns to steel and watches them forget him which causes him to cause the destruction that he saw. It's so weird and chilling.
This list is so dominated by classic rock. I'd like to point out that that isn't all that I listen to. I like some modern rock and Lady Gaga and stuff.
"This weekend I will be working with fire in the pink cookie." - David Lynch