Thursday, September 11, 2014

25 Song Personal History

I picked up this meme over at Broken Bullhorn. It's supposed to be a snapshot of your personal history with music, I think. I just did it quick, trying to remember songs at various points in my life that were important to me.

1. Crimson and Clover – Tommy James and the Shondelles
2. Beer Drinkers and Hellraisers – Z. Z. Top
3. Last Child -- Aerosmith
4.  Head East – Never Been Any Reason
5.  Roundabout – Yes
6. White Room – Cream
7. Slow Ride – Foghat
8. Lazy -- Deep Purple
9. Bad Company – Bad Company
10. Stairway to Heaven – Led Zepplin
11. Mississippi Queen -- Mountain
12. Carry on my Wayward Son – Kansas
13. The Black Widow – Alice Cooper
14. Snowblind – Black Sabbath
15. Sympathy for the Devil – Rolling Stones
16. All along the watchtower – Jimi Hendrix
17. Ace of Spades – Motorhead
18. Shout at the Devil – Motley Crue
19. Leper Messiah – Metallica
20. Peace Sells – Megadeth
21. Celtic Frost – Procreation of the Wicked
22. Deaf Forever – Motorhead
23. Bummer – Monster Magnet
24. Down with the Sickness – Disturbed
15. Funeral Bell -- Black Label society


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Megadeth and Monster Magnet - nice!

Cloudia said...

I see some of my faves, but you are more head bangy.....😸⭐

Charles Gramlich said...

Alex, good stuff

Cloudia, probably so!

Chris said...

We could road trip together.

Angie said...

I'm not that into music, so I couldn't really put together anything meaningful.

I binged through Supernatural a few months back (all the seasons on Netflix, anyway) and came to like metal because Dean's into it and they use it in a lot of the shows. One thing you figure out fairly soon is that any time the episode's recap montage is set to "Carry On My Wayward Son," it's going to be a great ep. :)


Ty Johnston said...

I'm thinking a number of those might make my own list.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Charles, I used to listen to Black Sabbath a very long time ago and I remember liking some of the songs I heard. I still listen to Aerosmith occasionally.

sage said...

This would be more interesting with reasons for each... I was wondering about "Crimson and Clover. I was trying to think of what my early song might be and it would have to be "Silence is Golden" for I remember the bubble gum song about the same time I had to write that line a few hundred times as penance for my 4th grade teacher

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

Good list. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Chris, cool. And drink beer?

Angie, That whole Kansas album is pretty good. Most of it is much more mellow than Carry on.

Ty, it's interesting. Kind of a snapshot of my listening history.

Prashant, I still listen to old Aerosmith, not much of the new. But I have pretty much every Black Sabbath album.

Sage, I might do an expansion on it. Crimson and clover was the first "rock" song I ever heard and it really opened my ears.

Bernard, thanks man

Richard said...

Nice one, Charles. I had "White Room" and another Cream song on an early version of my list but they went on a cut, trying to get to 25. That early ZZ Top song is great, too. The further down your list I go, the less likely I am to have listed it myself. And how could I have left "Mississippi Queen" off my list???

Charles Gramlich said...

Richard, Mississippi Queen. One of the first real "heavy" songs.

the walking man said...

#1 Seriously? Is this what turned you into a metal head?

Charles Gramlich said...

Mark, that was the first 'rock' song I ever heard so it was like an epiphany. It did indeed start me on that road. Before I heard Crimson and Clover all I'd ever heard in our house was country and Lawrence Welk kind of music.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I put up mine before seeing yours. They are very different but you reminded me of a few I should have included.

Chris said...

And drink beer indeed!

Charles Gramlich said...

Patti, I've already thought of a few that might better replace some of these. I might do an updated and annotated list at some point.

Chris, thumbs up, man.

Riot Kitty said...

That's a very interesting mix. I love Alice Cooper.

David Cranmer said...

Some titles in there would be on my list.

Oscar said...

I don't know what you are talking about since I'm not musical.

Charles Gramlich said...

Riot Kitty, there have been a number of Cooper songs over the years that resonated with me.

David, some are ubiquitous for folks of a certain age, I guess.

Oscar, not even Roy Rogers? :)

Erik Donald France said...

Haha I know these. There's a logic to the list, thematically and musically.

Charles Gramlich said...

Erik, it moves from softer to harder for sure, although toward the end that breaks down a bit.

jodi said...

Charles-I loved Crimson and Clover! I'd really have to think hard to narrow the list down.

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