Thursday, August 14, 2014

Music To Make You Deaf As You Drive

Ok so about a month ago a friend, Kim posts on Facebook (Go Figure) that she had her music so loud at the stoplight that the woman on side of her gave her a look then asked her to turn it down.  We've all been in this predicament.  So without hesitation Woman A pulled out a rocket launcher and destroyed Woman B's car.

Kim Being Innocent
Well after hearing this incredible story I was inspired to write.  This is a list of songs that when they come on I immediately turn it up to 11 or in the case of my new truck, 38, whatever the HELL that means.  Whatever the case its fucking loud and you know what they say If Its Too Loud You're Too Old.  And furthermore these are songs you sing along so loud to that others can hear you over the music.  Case in point, the end of Otherside by RHCP does this to me every time to this day.

More criteria for the list also includes songs that are impossible to listen to at a low volume level....

OK so roll down the windows and piss off the neighborhood.

Disclaimer:  This is MY list so it is subject to scrutiny.  Please add where necessary and I probably forgot many of them.  But know that ALL Tool, Black Sabbath and Rage live turned up to 38 in my truck.  
And here are the givens or songs you've already heard a million times so you already know...

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Otherside
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird
Heart - Crazy On You
Police - Message In A Bottle
ANY Zeppelin
.38 Special - Hold On Loosely
ANY Beastie Boys
Michael Jackson - Beat It
Def Leppard - Rocket
Ozzy - Over The Mountain

ANY Zebra

Disclaimer 2:  Above story might have been exaggerated a little to protect the parties involved.

Disclaimer 3: Names have been changed to protect the innocent.    Ex. Kimberly is now Kim.

Aerosmith - Train Kept A Rollin

Van Halen - DREAMS - The original and best video

Foo Fighters - The Pretender

Alice In Chains - WOULD?

Metallica - Wherever I May Roam

Twisted Sister - Burn In Hell

Mötley Crüe - Wild Side

Judas Priest - Heading Out To The Highway

AC/DC - Shoot To Thrill

Blue Oyster Cult - Burning For You

UFO - Love To Love

Incubus - Pardon Me

Disturbed - Rise

Iron Maiden - Two Minutes To Midnight

Avenged Sevenfold - Bat Country

Ministry - Just One Fix

Journey - Stone In Love

Scorpions - No One Like You

Foo Fighters - Bridge Burning

Public Enemy - Nighttrain (Touch Up Remix)

Eric B And Rakim - Paid In Full

Paul Oakenfold - Ready Steady Go

The NEXT one I dare you to stop at the light and crank this up in NOLA......

N.W.A. - Fuck The Police

and this last one is special request.....and yes IT ROCKS!!!

Lil Jon - Turn Down For What

Thursday, July 17, 2014

MORE Great 90's Alt-Rock Songs You Probably Forgot About...

In A World Of Human Wreckage....

OK here we go.....

someone posted the "38 Great Al-Rock Songs You Haven't Thought About in 20 Years" prompting me to not only reminisce about my time at KLSU (Thanks DG) but that time in general.  The years 92 - 96.....When given the chance to be on KLSU, I immediately jumped and never looked Wednesday afternoon shift during the summer was interesting to say the least....
As far as the music is concerned, this was the time when Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice In Chains were getting bigger and bigger but there were still no "New Rock" radio stations, so most if not all of the songs below were ignored by the masses but enjoyed by the few....

Most of these you will remember all of these and some more than others, but notice when they came out.  Oasis was in 1994 but didn't blow up til 1996.....same goes for the others....turn it up ENJOY and I will let the music do the talking...

 * next to a song means its one of my all time and never gets old...

Also I posted this list in reverse alphabetical order because who cares....ENJOY  
Veruca Salt - Seether (1994)

Tripping Daisy - My Umbrella (1993)

Tracy Bonham - The One (1996)

*Sugar - If I Can't Change Your Mind (1992)

*Sponge - Plowed (1994)

*Seven Mary Three - My My (1995)

Posies - Solar Sister (1993)

*Oasis - Live Forever (1994)

*Matthew Sweet - Devil With The Green Eyes (1994)

*K's Choice - A Sound That Only You Can Hear (1995)

*James - Say Something (1993)

*House Of Love - You Don't Understand (1992)

Gigolo Aunts - Cope (1994)

Fretblanket - Twisted (1994)

Frank Black - Los Angeles (1993)

For Squirrels - Mighty KC (1995)

Eve's Plum - I Want It All (1993)

Dambuilders - Smell (1994)

Dada - Dim (1992)

***** Catherine Wheel - Black Metallic (1992) 

Afghan Whigs - Debonair (1993)



Charlatans UK - The Only One I Know (1990)

Dada - I Get High (1996)

Catherine Wheel - Crank (1993)

Havana 3Am


Darling Buds - It Makes No difference (1991)

Monday, July 7, 2014

There's No Easy Way Out. Good, Bad & Cheesy 80s Movie Songs

To quote the girl in the movie Dazed and Confused "The 50's blew,the 60's rocked,the 70's,well they obviously suck.Maybe the 80's will be radical!.....and radical in every way....and the 70s ROCKED more than my opinion.....the 80s brought us some of the most recognizable MOVIES ever and with these movies came music, some totally awesome, some just bad and some so fucking cheesy but you can't help but love is a sample with the disclaimer: 


AND also look at these movie posters....LEGENDARY and just don't get them like this anymore.....movies today pretty much suck to a degree, music definitely and even movie posters.

I also attached the movie trailers to these gems as not even trailers are this good they pretty much give you the entire movie in 2 minutes.....ENJOY

it also looks like 1985 was a good year for movies....lots of classics

I will have a cheese scale after each one,
1 - Parmesan
2 - Shredded American
3 - Nacho Cheese
4 - Gouda
5 - Full On VELVEETA


Probably one of the WORST Bond films ever but who could forget THIS opening song.....IT FUCKING ROCKED and it was Duran Duran so they could do no wrong

A View To A Kill - Trailer (1985)

Duran Duran - A View To A Kill 

CHEESE SCALE - 3 (Walken, Bond, Duran Duran)

In keeping with Bond theme for a moment.....The band A-HA did the title for the 1987 Bond flick "The Living Daylights"....Fucking love this one....more of a Guilty Pleasure

The Living Daylights - Trailer (1987)

A-ha - The Living Daylights

CHEESE SCALE - 4 (Bond mixed with A-HA)

Ok so NOW you get the picture so lets DIVE RIGHT FUCKING IN.....

Teen Wolf....The Original from 1985 has some pretty pathetic stuff going on from his girl who is a friend name "Boof" to his supposedly cool friend "Styles."

Teen Wolf - Trailer (1985)

Mark Safan - Win In The End

now listen to this next song as I swear I hear a voice in that horrible 80s computer saying "Big Bad Wolf Guy," even though its not the decide....

Bunny and the Wolf Sisters

CHEESE FACTOR 4 (Thanks Boof  and Styles)

IN keeping with the Prom Dance thing....I give you another underrated classic in the cheese world...

Before Patrick Dempsey was the stud you ladies see on tv, he was this and yes that is Seth Green as his little brother.  I used to love his love interest in this movie.  Thought she was so hot.

Can't Buy Me Love - Trailer (1987)

Can't Buy Me Love - African Anteater Ritual

CHEESE FACTOR 4/5 (The clothes and Seth Green)


Growing up as a teen in the 80s, we had all kinds of "growing up" movies but this one takes the cake.   And has some phenomenal music such as Simple Minds "Don't You Forget About Me"

The Breakfast Club - Trailer (1985)

Not many people knew about the band Wang Chung except for "Dance Hall Days" but this was where they took off....

Wang Chung - Fire in the Twilight

CHEESE FACTOR 2 (Classic but lots of one-liners)

This next movie is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES and quite possibly one of the most UNDERRATED flicks EVER.  The hero (CSI's William Peterson) dies in the movie and it just blows you mind.  Wang Chung did the entire soundtrack and its 80s to a tee.  Also stars Willem Dafoe who is a freaking champ.

To Live And Die In L.A. (1985) 
Quick summary

Main Titles (music by Wang Chung)

Rick Masters Money Making Sequence 
(music by Wang Chung)

CHEESE FACTOR 2 (ONLY because of Wang Chung)

And arguably one of the best car chase scenes EVER....

Here we go with Rocky III and some REAL Velveeta melting here....I mean Rocky is legendary and Rocky II is good but then it just goes off with MR. T and so on...even Hulk Hogan, but with every cheesy flick comes a cheesy song attached and this one gave us Survivor's "Eye Of The Tiger" and here is where it first appears....
Rocky III - Trailer (1982)

Survivor - Eye Of the Tiger 

CHEESE FACTOR - 3 (Mr.T, Hulk, Rocky, Survivor. Enough said)

and the fucking accents in this movie are just fucking horrible but its Rocky and its Rocky IV so what do you expect....and this Robert Tepper song in the movie still makes me want to punch someone after seeing it....Eddie Murphy was right in the movie "Raw"

Eddie Murphy - Raw (Italians and Rocky)

Rocky IV - Trailer (1985)

Robert Tepper - No Easy Way Out

Survivor - Burning Heart

(The END of Rocky...should have been after Rocky II)

Does this next one even need an intro other than being remade in the most horrible fashion EVER?  

This movie has so much cheese in it it drips off the screen but its still a classic and I watch it every time it comes on...I am not sure which is worse the song at the end by Joe Esposito or the scene at the club where Daniel gets laughed at by all of the rich people after getting food knocked all over him....CLASSIC...and Survivor is BACK after Rocky

Karate Kid - Trailer (1984)

Survivor - The Moment Of Truth

Joe Esposito - You're The Best Around

CHEESE FACTOR - 5 (Prove Me Wrong)

The fact that Hollywood touched this CLASSIC with Russell Brand shows you how desperate they are....and the remake was  fucking bomb.....the trailer for the 81 flick is HILARIOUS

Arthur - Trailer (1981)

Christopher Cross - Arthurs Theme (1981)


After Arthur Christopher Cross came out with this song with Doobie Brothers Michael McDonald....KILLER TUNE

Christopher Cross w/Michael McDonald - Ride Like the Wind

You might remember the next bassline from a certain early 90s rap song by Warren G called "Regulate" is original song.....
Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgetting

Running Scared - Trailer (1986)

Michael McDonald - Sweet Freedom

 (Mid 80s Billy Crystal and Gegory Hines as badass cops....YEAH OK)


Without "The Neutron Dance" this movie has no cheese factor as its funny and Eddie Murphy in his prime.....but having to listen to Fucking Glenn Frey to this day makes me want to shit on someone...fuck the Eagles

Beverly Hills Cop - Trailer (1984)

Glenn Frey - The Heat is On

CHEESE FACTOR 2 (The Neutron Dance does it)

The sequel is pretty good if Brigitte Nielson doesn't speak, but she does and once again proves why her and Stallone were a match made in heaven.....and this was POST-Rocky IV and PRE-Cobra


Beverly Hills Cop II - Trailer (1987)

Bob Seger - Shakedown (1987)

CHEESE FACTOR - 4 (Thanks Brigitte and its a sequel)


The Opening Theme by Jan Hammer (1984 - 1990)

....and see below as Miami Vice had some of the BEST music during the show.....the first two have Spanish subtitles but its fuckin Depeche Mode, Bon Jovi and PIL so watch and enjoy how TV was before it became reality crap with no writers....

Depeche Mode - Fly On The Windscreen

Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead Or Alive

Public Image Ltd. - The Order of Death

CHEESE FACTOR 10 (the clothes, cars..80s 80s 80s)

Now here is Top Gun with all of the gay undertones especially with the shirtless beach volleyball scene.. still a decent movie ....                                                                   Top Gun - Trailer (1986)

Kenny Loggins - Dangerzone

Kenny Loggins - Playing With The Boys

CHEESE FACTOR - 5 (The volleyball scene and Iceman chopping teeth)

Any movie where you can't dance is gay and I still have not seen this movie NOR will I watch the remake which again is not needed.....

And Kenny Fucking Loggins was in high demand for these flicks....

Footloose - Trailer (1984)

Kenny Loggins - I'm Free

(Stupid movie ideas make for even dumber movies)
The Fucking Brat Pack and where I first heard "This Face Seats Five"

St. Elmo's Fire - Trailer (1985)

and his other song...SO BAD

John Parr - Naughty Naughty 

"Naughty Naughty, Cute and Horny"...what fucking horrible lyrics from that mullet freak

CHEESE FACTOR - 4/5 (Thanks to Naughty Naughty)


Secret of my Success - Trailer (1987)

Night Ranger- Secret Of My Success



If you have NEVER seen this movie....Its not even on DVD and its supposedly the follow up to Fast Times At Ridgemont High....SO many classic scenes in this movie....Wyatt from Weird Science and Chris Penn....

The Wild Life - Trailer (1984)

"It's Casual"

CHEESE FACTOR - 3 (80s in a nutshell)


What else can be said about this movie besides its another CLASSIC and what a way to end the 80s but with this movie chocked full of good music...TOO MUCH TO MENTION

Say Anything - Trailer (1989)

CHEESE FACTOR - 0 (Great Movie)


I leave you with this....and thanks Paul Blart Mall Cop for bringing this gem back...

Guilty Pleasure ALERT!

Survivor - I Can't Hold Back (1984)

Now we all can agree the 80s ROCKED


GO WATCH THIS MOVIE from 1995.....another underrated me

Things to do in Denver When You're Dead - Trailer (1995)

"Boat Drinks"  and it has Walken, Buschemi and even Jenny McCarthy as Walken's nurse

FUCKING AWESOME song from it too....

Big Head Todd and The Monsters - Bittersweet LIVE (1995)

Didn't even need to mention poster for TRAILER