I am proud to say that I was raised on good music and I live on it to this day. I remember weekends home alone with my dad while my mom and sister were out shopping. My dad would crank up the stereo so loud it shook the house. It is my belief that these occasions are what lead me to start a love affair with music.
So here I’ll share some of the more memorable songs and maybe mix it up somewhere along the way.
The Doors – Riders On The Storm
When I first heard this song it made me feel as though it had some sort of magic mixed in the riffs. It was just the sort of song to bring out the adventurous nature in a young child. Every time my dad would crank it out I would get the same sense of wonderment.
Rush – Tom Sawyer
I think I can safely say that Rush is the band I can credit for my initial desire to be a drummer. I know I’m far from alone on this one too. Neil Peart just brings out children’s inner drummer.
Black Sabbath – War Pigs
My biggest memory of this song is my dad challenging my drumming skills. He asked if I thought I was good enough to play this. Needless to say I pulled it off and I will admit it was definitely a labour of love.
Nirvana – The Man Who Sold The World
So there are many other songs that might have been better to post but I think this one is a good fit because they managed to convey the same vibe without the more abrasive instrumentation. It’s also a good intro to my next song…
David Bowie – Rock n Roll Suicide
Thanks to good old Nirvana, along with some great skateboard videos I discovered how awesome Bowie is. I’m not going to lie this discovery lead to many car sing a-long’s. This song in particular was one of the first songs I attempted on guitar while singing.
Bob Marley – Easy Skanking
His music brings peace and joy into peoples lives and it’s just downright great to listen too. Besides the relaxing sounds of joy in his music, the lyrics inspire hope in anyone who enjoys his work.
Pink Floyd – Great Gig In The Sky
I have always felt that Pink Floyd have an almost orchestral sound in the way they structure their songs yet at the same time display a sense of insanity. I think this song is a clear display of that concept. There are far better examples but this was one of my early favorites.
Led Zeppelin – Black Dog
I had meant to put this song closer to the start but forgot. Now that I’m done I decided to put it last to leave you with a lively tune. This is timeless rock n roll at its finest.
if you enjoyed this let me know and I might make more. I’m open to requests as well.