I don't know about you all, but I'm just about full-up on the Harlequin Horizons brouhaha. Not that I don't think it's an important topic to beat half to death (I have devoted two blog posts to it!), but I'm reaching the saturation point where I want to start smacking people. Which means it's time for me to take a step back and steer the Bat Cave back towards a completely frothy topic that nobody gives a flying fig about. Heh.
During my morning commute, one of the radio stations I rarely listen to in the mornings (DJs = blah, blah, blah) was promoting their upcoming Thanksgiving week programming where they're going to play the Top 1000 Rock Songs as voted on by their listeners. The DJs were discussing their own personal Top 10 lists. I thought this sounded like fun (I'm a massive list ho) plus the Big Sis (the metal chick) hasn't commented on my blog in ages (some nonsense about finishing nursing school, working, being a wife and mother - like those are excuses!), so I thought I'd do my own personal Top 10 Songs Wendy Rocks Out To list. Here it goes:
(Song title links will take you to YouTube)
1) Helter Skelter by The Beatles - Paul McCartney tends to take a lot of shit for his "silly love songs," while John Lennon is touted as "the genius." Well kids - arguably the hardest rockin' song The Beatles ever recorded was written, wait for it, by pretty boy Paul. Yeah. You can shut up now.
2) Welcome To The Jungle by Guns n' Roses - Could be the greatest hard rock song ever recorded. Period. Every time it's on the radio I crank it up to about 50,000 decibels. Sheer awesome.
3) Back In Black by AC/DC - I can take or leave AC/DC, but I love this song. One of the all-time great guitar riffs.
4) Panama by Van Halen - It's hard to pick one Van Halen track (the Bat Cave likes to pretend Van Hagar never happened), but this one edges out Hot For Teacher because not only is Eddie's guitar amazing, but Alex's drumming sounds like pure sex.
5) Barracuda by Heart - I lurve old skool Heart. Ann Wilson is my choice for greatest female rock vocalist ever. And her voice still sounds fan-frackin'-tastic to this day.
6) Tush by ZZ Top - It was hard to choose between this one and La Grange, but Tush wins out because again, it sounds like sex. Dirty, Texas honky-tonk, whiskey-shootin' sex.
7) Sex Type Thing by Stone Temple Pilots - Hands down, some of the most misogynistic lyrics ever set to music. I should feel dirty for loving it - but I don't.
8) Enter Sandman by Metallica - Hard core Metallica fans consider this the band's sell-out point, but damn this song rocks. It barrels down on you like a freight train, and that bass line? That bass line is hot!
9) Head Like A Hole by Nine Inch Nails - I can't help it. I'm a Gen-Xer. Which means I have to like one band that panders to whiny, disenfranchised slackers. NIN works for me because Trent Reznor took electronic music and gave it a damn melody. This entire album (Pretty Hate Machine) rocks my socks.
10) She Sells Sanctuary by The Cult - A gothic-punk hybrid, I love this song because of how melodic it is. Oh and the guitar. I'm a sucker for that guitar.
So that's my fly by the seat of my pants list. Honestly, I'm leaving off a ton of stuff. There's no mention of The Who, Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Ozzy, Cream - geez. Tons.
Add your favorite rock songs in the comments section. And happy Friday!