Best song ever? Best song ever.

David Bowie – “Changes”

What, I need to say something about this?!




Punk Rock Homicide Shocks Nation

999 – “Homicide”

This is one of my favorite songs by the hugely influential English band, 999. It’s one of the tunes that inspired me to play, and I’ve been bugging the Fashion Slaves to cover this one! Maybe we will but either way check it out, I love this.




Golden Music From Such A Weird Voice

The Pixies – “Bone Machine”

Walking through a record store in the early 2000’s as a young teenager trying to find something new. Mediocre Pop/Alternative music was being overplayed on the radio and my ears were TIRED. I rebelled. I went to find something different. I walked in and saw this picture of a nude woman dancing in the shadow with a crucifix looking thing hanging on the wall. How nutty! I had never seen anything like it. My first thought was “WHAT A WEIRD VOICE THIS GUY HAS!” His voice became a musical lemon. I would walk away due to the sour taste. But, I wanted more. I craved the pixies. I became obsessed with this record “Surfer Rosa.” I didn’t completely understand what the songs were about due to the vague imagery. But I didn’t care. It was awesome. It was different. I felt like I dug up a treasure chest. Instead of gold there was music inside!




Detroit Rock Chick Uses The “N” Word

Patti Smith – “Rock n’ Roll Nigger”

My favorite song from the album (2 Disc set) “Land.” My mom gave it to me as a gift for the holidays when I was about 16. The first time I heard a female singer “talk sing.” I was used to pop music on the radio at that time. With over sung/over glorified choruses. Yet, here was a woman screaming and talking out powerful messages throughout. I was immediately blown away by the amount of FEMALE POWERHOUSE ROCK going through my speakers. This track was brutal. To the point. And RAW. I got one great taste of Patti Smith and her insanely beautiful, poetic lines. And I had to hear more. She is the superwoman of rock n roll poetry.