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SHAKRA - Fireline / video / 2020
Tom Keifer At Fox 🎤👍🎬🎙
The King 👑
Tom posted this on instagram, I thought it was cool and beautiful, I totally agree with that 🤘🤘🎵💀🇺🇸🎤🎸🎹🎷
Enjoy Entropathy’s Metal & Rock track -‘On Your Knees’ on Spotify.
AEROMANTIC is out in One Week
I’ve been, chosen to pay with my life
- Heritic, M. Shadows, Avenged Sevenfold
Dead to me 🖤
Status Quo: On the Level (1975)
After several years gathering steady momentum, Status Quo’s career was pretty much peaking in 1975, so they were understandably doubling down on their winning formula.
Yes, the British quartet may have sacrificed just the slightest twinge of their hard-boogieing austerity for twin dollops of melody and hooks on the previous year’s simply named Quo, but its immediate successor, On the Level (released just nine months later), was positively bullheaded in approach.
Just a teasing lick and Quo let it rip, unleashing their patented wall-of-sound and charging headlong into first tune “Little Lady,” later coming back for more on their first and only career No. 1 single, “Down Down,” before cruising to the finish line with Chuck Berry’s “Bye Bye Johnny.”
The “Frantic Foursome” of Rossi, Parfitt, Lancaster and Coghlan certainly earned their nickname with these red hot triplets.
But On the Level was anything but full-speed-ahead, all the way – it’s just that Quo’s intensity never flagged, even when they were swinging wildly from the light fixtures with “I Saw the Light,” “Over and Done” and “What to Do,” or laying back for the bluesier “Most of the Time,” “Nightride” and “Broken Man.”
Indeed, the country-flavored “Where I Am” is the only momentary pause for breath in an otherwise breathless set, exemplifying all that was, at once, wonderfully and (to some, not me) maddeningly predictable about Status Quo.
I honestly couldn’t even tell you if On the Level is the band’s best LP because everything released between 1972’s template-setting Piledriver and ‘76’s end-of-an-era Blue for You is so monomaniacally consistent, to the point of repetition.
However, when you’re dealing with bands who stand stubborn and firm upon a simple, trademarked sound, like AC/DC, Motörhead, the Ramones, or Status Quo, there’s no point deviating from trademark.
This is the piano riff from “Unconditional”
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Beautiful and Talented Reb Beach
Rush - The Pass
Neil Peart died this year. One of the best rock drummers of all time, if not the very best, and one of the greatest musicians Canada has ever seen.
I went through Rush’s discography pretty meticulously after his death and they’re now among my favorite bands. This song is from one of their less technical albums and, frankly, one of my least favorite of their discography. That’s why this song is so important to highlight. It’s a depressing as hell and gorgeously written track about suicide.
Chantal Brown (Oya)