“With a voice pitched somewhere between choirboy and hellspawn, group mastermind Billy Corgan never resembles any type of weirdo you remember from high school. He’s a six-foot-three space alien whose band throws down like Guns N’ Roses on a My Bloody Valentine trip.” – Billboard on Gishs’ 25th … Continue reading Featured Album – Gish – Smashing Pumpkins
Sociopolitical note – The Music Enthusiast hit the milestone of 500 followers today. Not bad considering I almost quit sixteen times in the first year. For the uninitiated, my Sixpacks are not intended to say “these are a given band’s best songs.” Just six I … Continue reading A Sixpack of R.E.M.
There are some songs I never would have heard if my kids didn’t play them around the house once upon a time. I wouldn’t say I became fans of these bands because of that but I dug these tunes. You all know Foo Fighters but … Continue reading Songs My Kids Got Me Into
Dedicated to Chris Cornell. Soundgarden grew out of the whole early ’90’s “grunge” thing in Seattle that spawned Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Nirvana. A popular band, arguably they had no more celebrated song than “Black Hole Sun.” It’s worth quoting songwriter Chris Cornell’s … Continue reading One Song/Three Versions – Black Hole Sun
“She had such strength of conviction, yet she could speak to the fragility in all of us.” – U2 I had put it out of my mind that she had passed on until I heard a Cranberries song on the radio and then I felt … Continue reading An ME tribute to Dolores O’Riordan, Queen of Limerick
Wherein I take three songs I like and play them as kind of a mini-set. These all come out of a particular time, the ’80’s when rock still ruled the airwaves. For the most part. First up – The Jam. There’s probably a ton of songs … Continue reading Tres Songs
“We all have views on what our Irishness means to us. Two members of the band were born in England and were raised in the Protestant faith. Bono’s mother was Protestant and his father was Catholic. I was brought up Catholic. U2 are a living … Continue reading The Story of U2 – You Too – (Final of Four)