Friday, October 22, 2010

Top 20 Spanish Rock from the 80's

Tjhe 80's were quite a decade for music. In the world of Spanish Rock, I would say they were the Golden Age. In the 80's, Spanish Rock exploded throughout the world with flagship groups from Spain, Argentina, Mexico, and even countries like Guatemala. These are my top 20 Spanish Rock from the 80's.

01. Soda Stereo - La Ciudad de la Furia

02. La Union - Lobo Hombre en Paris

03. Mecano - Aire

04. Duncan Dhu - En Algun Lugar

05. Los Prisioneros - Estrechez de Corazon

06. Heroes del Silencio - Heroe de Leyenda

07. Alux Nahual - Fabula del Grillo y el Mar

08. Enanitos Verdes - Guitarras Blancas

09. Hombres G - Devuelveme a mi Chica

10. Radio Futura - Veneno en la Piel

11. Tino Casal - Eloise

12. Miguel Mateos - Cuando Seas Grande

13. Manuel Mijares - Soldado del Amor

14. Como Pudiste Hacerme Esto a Mi? - Alaska & Dinarama

15. Tequila - El Rock del Ascensor

16. Charly Garcia - Nos Siguen Pegando Abajo

17. Baron Rojo - Casi Me Mato

18. Angeles del Infierno - El Principio del Fin

19. Miguel Rios - No Estas Sola

20. Alejandra Guzman - Reina de Corazones

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Top 20 Greatest Song First Lines

Traditionally, the first line of a song either sets the where and when of the storyline ("On a dark desert highway", "Cold late night, so long ago, when I was not so strong, you know") or introduces a character ("Her name was Lola"). However, the best songs grab us instantly by triggering our most powerful emotions from the very first line. Here is when you say "OK, I'm listening...". These are my top 20 best song first lines.

1. I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand walking through the streets of Soho in the rain

2. Please, allow me to introduce myself, I'm a man of wealth and taste

3. I really don't mind if you sit this one out

4. I am an Antichrist

5. The world is a vampire

6. On a hot summer night would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?

7. When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school, it's a wonder I can think at all

8. You know the day destroys the night, night divides the day

9. This bed is on fire with passionate love, the neighbors complain about the noises above, but she only comes when she's on top.

10. In the day we sweat it out in the streets of a runaway American dream, at night we ride through mountains of glory in suicide machines.

11. A candy-colored clown they call the sandman tiptoes to my room every night just to sprinkle stardust and to whisper "Go to sleep, everything is alright"

12. On a morning from a Bogart movie, in a a country where they turned back time, you go strolling through the crowd like Peter Lorre contemplating a crime.

13. So ya thought you'd like to come to the show to feel the warm thrill of confusion, that space cadet glow.

14. I was dreaming when I wrote this, so forget me if it goes astray

15. Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waiting for a train and I was feeling nearly as faded as my jeans

16. You'll take my life, but I'll take yours too; you'll fire your musket, but I'll run you through.

17. Jeremiah was a bullfrog; he was a good friend of mine, never understood a word he said but I helped him drink his wine.

18. Close the city and tell the people that something's coming to call; Death and darkness are rushing forward to take a bite from the wall, oh

19. You were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar when I met you; I picked you out, I shook you up and turned you around into someone new.

20. Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road; time grabs you by the wrist and directs you where to go.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Top 20 Songs from All Female Bands

Ok.. Let's not get confused here. An all-female band is not a girl group. The basic different is that the women in all-female band play all the music (meaning the instruments), whereas a girl group the members are solely vocalists and do not perform any of the music. Clear? Therefore, no Spice Girls, Desitny's Girl or Pussycat Dolls here. These are my Top 20 Songs from All Female Bands.

01. The Runaways - Cherry Bomb

02. The Bangles - Hazy Shade of Winter

03. The Go-Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed

04. Dixie Chicks - Long Time Gone

05. Bond - Explosive

06. SheDaisy - Lucky For You

07. Josie & The Pussycats - 3 Small Words

08. Indigo Girls - Closer to Fine

09. The Donnas - Take It Off

10. Babes in Toyland - Ripe

11. Belle Stars - Iko Iko

12. Splendora - You're Standing on my Neck

13. The Slits - Typical Girls

14. Girlschool - Emergency

15. Klymaxx - I Miss You

16. Luscious Jackson - Naked Eye

17. Vixen - I Want You To Rock Me

18. L7 - Pretend We're Dead

19. Sleater Kinney - You're No Rock'n'Roll Fun

20. Las Chicas del Can - Waka Waka