Week 36: ZZ Top – Precious And Grace

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.

Week 21: Queen – Tie Your Mother Down

I’ve listened to countless hours of Queen, and picking a track to include as the track of the week wasn’t as easy as one might think. When it came down to it, I picked this particular track because I think it’s a great representation of their style and song writing.

I still consider the riff that comes in after the minute long intro to be one of the best ever recorded.

Week 16: Aerosmith – Dream On

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.