Friday, May 05, 2006

30 years of rockin' and rollin'

Last week I turned 30. It makes you stop and think...what great music I've been listening to. Here's a collection of some songs that have been milestones in my life so far. This is the playlist I would have broadcast if I had my own music show on TV. Since no one gives a rat's ass, I'll just do it here. Party on!

Iron Maiden - Can I Play With Madness

The first ever heavy metal video I saw when I was 13 (speak of unlucky numbers, eh?). Hit me like lightning down my spine.

Twisted Sister - I Wanna Rock

I saw this one at a friend's who brought the VHS from Sweden, where he used to live. Anyone remember the VHS? The dudes freaked me out with their big hair and feminine outfits, but you felt the music was right.

Manowar - Blow Your Speakers

Age 15, face full of zits. This is what I used to listen to every morning at breakfast, while I was dreaming of blowing up the school.

Slayer - Raining Blood/Black Magic

My first introduction to speed-thrash thanks to a dear old friend who gave me South of Heaven on my 14th birthday. Reign in Blood reigns supreme though.

Anthrax - Belly of the Beast

I remember running through thick snow on a winter holiday listening to Persistence of Time on my walkman. From what or why I ran, I can't remember; but it sure felt good.

Judas Priest - A Touch of Evil

This is the album you give your kid to encourage him or her to listen to heavy metal. A masterpiece without a doubt.

Sepultura - Arise

My first CD ever. Cost me 280 Austrian Schillings. I loved it, because I couldn't sing at all, and neither could Max, but the music kicked ass anyway; and I could sing along to it.

Yeah, one day you wake up and there's no school to blow up, no acne on your face but a bunch of lines, you actually feel you have about 200 bones in your body, you work like a slave to earn the money you'll never really spend for your pleasure; yet you sit back for a second, and feel damn great about how you spent your life. For those about to rock, I salute you!


Blogger r2 said...

you suppose to be a rock'n roll star. but you're talking like rock'n old fart. calm down, take a deep breathe and scream.

2:44 AM  

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