If it were 2 o’clock in the afternoon, my alarm clock would sound like you were in the room with an air-raid siren. However, it’s 6:30 a.m. and it sounds distant and faint like it’s under a pillow at the end of a long hallway.
Choosing a song for this article was tough. Nothing came to mind when it came to the subject of today’s article that I didn’t think would be trite or just plain cheesy so, that’s why this article’s song is an instrumental.
It’s boogie woogie rock and roll again this week as I’m air-guitaring to “Go Faster” from The Black Crowes 1999 release By Your Side. Do yourself a favor and give it a listen, just be sure you turn it way up when you do.
For my column this week, I’m listening to a band I’ve only recently considered—The Killers. Specifically, I’m locked in on their single “All These Things I’ve Done” from their 2004 debut album, Hot Fuss.
Grab your preferred listening device and find the title track from from Paul Simon’s 1975 solo effort, Still Crazy After All These Years. I don’t think his full bio is necessary here, but I will verify that I do mean that Paul Simon. The songwriting half of Simon & Garfunkel.
The tune I’m humming along to for this week’s outing is from a band I’ve referenced once before—Athens, Georgia’s R.E.M. If you’re referencing vinyl recordings, “I Believe” is the second song on side two of R.E.M.’s 1986 album Life’s Rich Pageant.
This week’s track, “Boys Don’t Cry,” comes from British New Wave and Gothic Rock pioneers, The Cure. Principle songwriter, guitarist, and singer, Robert Smith, formed the band in Sussex in 1976. They came into popularity in the wake of the punk rock movement and cemented their notoriety through the 80’s and 90’s.