1 MAR 07
I was thinking about great rock from the 70’s and 80’s and trying to come up with songs that had a “moment.” You know, when an awesome drum beat or opening guitar riff just hit you in the gut. Here are my first thoughts:
Money for Nothing – Dire Straits. When the music builds beyond all reason and Knopfler kicks in that guitar – awesome.
We Will Rock You – Queen. Foot stomping and hand clapping mayhem.
Bohemian Rhapsody – Also Queen. The “moment” was immortalized in Wayne’s World in the AMC Pacer.
In the Air Tonight – Phil Collins. That drum beat half way thru the song. Two sticks per hit. Da-da. Da-da. Da-da. Da-da. Da. Da. Boom. “I can feel it comin’…”
Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions. HUGE guitar and drum opening, classic 80's power rock.
How could I forget AC/DC?! Church bells, anyone? Listening to AC/DC now, I'm amazed at how they did so much with relatively slow beats. Other than things like Thunderstruck, think about how slowly Hells Bells starts.
Hells Bells via the Wiki
You Tube – Great old AC/DC!
I’m having a hard time coming up with anything today that makes me feel like these songs did. What does it for you?