I recently started listening to Tenacious D more frequently again, and this track in particular. It’s fun, well written and performed with a lot of energy which makes it stand out. Kyle Gass is a very talented guitar player and the acoustic guitar parts are simply amazing.
Probably one of the best early examples of metal, this track is a songwriting masterpiece. With today’s standards. you’d probably call this hard rock instead of heavy metal, but back in the day this was pretty much as metal as it would get. With an amazing guitar riff and Rob Halford’s more than competent vocals, this track brings it all home with an amazing last quarter.
So, I guess there’s no use for me to deny I like mid-90s techno a lot? I had no plans on including this track, or Fluke at all to be honest, as a track of the week, but for some reason I happened to listen to it and that made me remember just how great it is. There’s still great electronic music being produced, but nothing quite like this.
There are not a lot of bands that have been as successful and amassed such a loyal following as Pink Floyd. I thought it’d be a good week to have one of their best tracks as track of the week since what has been announced as their final album has just been released a few days ago. This track is an amazing piece of song writing and craftmanship, and in my opinion an important part of music history.
Manchester Orchestra is a fairly new acquaintance to me, but when the band released an acoustic version of their latest album I was definitely hooked! The original version of this track is also very good, but the reimagined version is a step up, and perfect for the season we currently find ourselves in on the northern hemisphere.
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.