Thursday, February 20, 2014

Metal versus Hard Rock 3:

Here are the first five songs from my favorite Hard Rock list. Certainly there are many other good songs that might fall into my top five under the right circumstances, but at this moment, these are my picks. Please note that I've realized I need a separate list for "southern rock." That will be upcoming after the Hard Rock top ten.

1. Van Halen: Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuyvT8nFMLY

2. Motley Crue: Knock ‘Em Dead Kid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGUKtC5-WBo

3. Ted Nugent: Stranglehold: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c3d7QgZr7g

4. AC/DC: Highway to Hell: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_jCu_u28Ig

5. Guns N Roses: Welcome to the Jungle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr8-E8may2Y


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18 comments:

Heather said...

You have impeccable taste sir.

Richard Prosch said...

That could very well be my list too. I can remember the first time I listened to Van Halen I. Same with Shout at the Devil. Each of these songs comes off an album where nearly every song is a gem.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Welcome to the Jungle is a great choice.

Richard said...

OK, so now I guess I wonder what your definition, or examples of "rock" is/are, since none of these groups fits anywhere near my idea of hard rock… Maybe I'm just too old, thinking "Let It Bleed" and such are hard rock.

Ty Johnston said...

I could have put together that list. :-)

jodi said...

Charles-now you're talkin' babeee! ANYTHING Van Halen especially the Sammy years!

A said...

Solid list, thanks for sharing!

Charles Gramlich said...

Heather, thank you!

Richard Prosch, absolutely. Love both those albums.

Alex, my favorite song by them although they have several I like.

Richard, I just call bands like the Rolling stones, "rock." Without any adjective. I think 'hard' rock came into it's own around the seventies, with bands like aerosmith.

Ty, then you are a wise man.

Jodi, so you are a Sam-ite. I see. :)

A., thanks for visiting!

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Charles, I used to listen to AC/DC and Guns N Roses. It's nice to revisit these and the other groups. I like their music even though I don't understand it.

Riot Kitty said...

Is Motley Crue still considered hard rock?

sage said...

Interesting, I will have to think about my list, but I am sure it will not include Nugent after his comments last week.

G. B. Miller said...

Somehow, after all these years, I still can't picture Motley Crue playing music without them being thought of as caricatures of themselves.

Charles Gramlich said...

Prashant, there is some truth to music communicating across langauges.

Riot kitty, they are most often classified as 'hair metal,' but I think of it as much more hard rock than metal. Some of their songs verge on metal for me.

Sage, I bought a lot of Nugent's albums back in the 70s and 80s and liked a lot of his stuff. I certainly do not approve of his modern day comments and figure I probably wouldn't like the guy on a personal level. But on a sheer emotional level, I still really like Stranglehold and some of his other songs.

G.B., maybe that's partly because they had such a salient image back in the day. I'm kind of that way about Kiss.

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

I agree with every one of those, and have them in different mixes on my own cuts.

Brian Miller said...

actually i have seen everyone on this list live....i was at the longest GNR concert ever...it was 6.5 hours straight...one of te most amazing concerts i was ever at...they did a whole acoustic couch set....

Charles Gramlich said...

Bernard, some good pieces for sure.

Brian, wow, that's a long concert. I've not been around places where most of these bands played live. We don't get a lot in New Orleans.

Charles Gramlich said...

Bernard, some good pieces for sure.

Brian, wow, that's a long concert. I've not been around places where most of these bands played live. We don't get a lot in New Orleans.

Erik Donald France said...

I can go with this list, too. If I had to pick one "forever entombed," it would be "Highway to Hell." "Back in Black" is cool, too.

But then, I'm down with Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.