Apart from being a great song from an amazing soundtrack to a good movie, it’s also thematically appropriate for today. This fun, well composed and very well performed track is a natural fit as the track of the week.
Is it only me, or was it ages ago since a cover made it as track of the week? Well, either way that’s exactly what today’s track is. And it’s not just acoustic, it’s skacoustic! This great up-tempo track was included on the 2011 Reel Big Fish album titled just that and is a real treat. With vocals that are good enough, some nice brass and really good guitar playing I just can’t withstand the charm of this track.
The track this week is special to me in more ways than one. First of all, it’s just a great mid-90s techno track, but it was also a very prominent part of Wipeout 2097 which is one of my favorite games for the original Playstation. The big beat nature of this track means that it has great drums, but it also features heavy sampling of Run DMC which is very well done.
Apart from having an amazing trumpet solo the track this week has some of the best lyrics ever written. For a track that starts out very innocent, it quickly escalates into something frantic that describes the destructive nature of humanity. This track also has a great flow and rhythm, which together with everything else makes it pretty darn good.
This week’s track is one of the most iconic heavy metal tracks from the late 80s. The simple but highly effective instrumentation does a lot to highlight the amazing vocal performance by Glenn Danzig. This is one of those tracks I listen to when I need an energy boost.