The masters of hard rock blues released this classic back in 1973. Maybe not the most well known track by ZZ Top or even from their excellent Tres Hombres album, but one of my favorites. The guitars are very dark and the main riff is super catchy. About a minute and fifteen seconds in the track really opens up which fits the lyrics of the track perfectly. An example of really imaginative song writing.
This week’s track is a real classic by legend Alice Cooper. I’m always intrigued when you consider just how long people like Alice Cooper have been active and actually relevant. This track is a great example of 70s hard rock with interesting lyrics and great composition.
It’s funny, I don’t actually know how many times I heard this track before realizing it was Aerosmith. I guess I’d blame being young and ignorant, but it wasn’t too long ago which is a shameful fact. Either way, this is a great track by one of the most successful bands of all time, and being from their first album it’s much more raw and unpolished than their later hits.
I can still remember the first time I heard this track. I was listening to some random CD I found in my brother’s collection, and when I heard this my mind was blown! Electric Light Orchestra’s instrumental interpretation of the classical masterpiece by Edvard Grieg still holds up in my mind as one of the absolute best examples of symphonic rock.