After not performing a show together since 1997 SoundGarden performed a secret show this past spring in Seattle and reunited at Lollapalooza this summer. The grunge pioneers are now set to release a hits album of sorts, “Telephantasm”, with some previously unreleased tracks. One of the un-released songs on the album “Black Rain” was previously recorded during sessions for their album “Badmotorfinger”. I read a review that said its pretty disappointing that a song recorded nearly 20 years ago sounds like it could of been recorded today. Rock is stuck. Either way it’s a decent song if you’re a grunge fan. Chris Cornell will certainly have a legacy in rock music might be worth it to see him at his roots if they decide to do a couple shows with this release. FYI, it comes free with a million copies of the new Guitar Hero.
Provided by the awesome research of Stefanie Gray, in this song, Ludacris brags about the area codes where he knows women, whom he refers to as ‘hoes’,” says Ms Gray, who plotted out all the area codes mentioned in this song on a map of the United States. She arrived at some interesting conclusions as to the locations of this rapper’s preferred female companionship:
* “Ludacris heavily favors the East Coast to the West, save for Seattle, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Las Vegas.”
* “Ludacris travels frequently along the Boswash corridor.”
* “There is a ‘ho belt‘ phenomenon nearly synonymous with the ‘Bible Belt’.”
* “Ludacris has hoes in the entire state of Maryland.”
* “Ludacris has a disproportionate ho-zone in rural Nebraska. He might favor white women as much as he does black women, or perhaps, girls who farm.”
* “Ludacris’s ideal ‘ho-highway’ would be I-95.”
* “Ludacris has hoes in the Midway and Wake Islands. Only scientists are allowed to inhabit the Midway Islands, and only military personnel may inhabit the Wake Islands. Draw your own conclusion.”
So this list might really surprise you, here are 10 artists and bands who are (or were) giants in the music industry but have never had a top 40 hit. The list pretty much is an all star list of music hall of famers for the most part but never were played heavy on the radio. This just goes to show you the garbage the radio waves spit out every day. They are an industry of trends and fads that ignore musical creativity and talent. They want you to hear the exact same bubble gum shit over and over and over again all day. So while this is a shocking list, it takes nothing away from the talent and super stardom each artist and or band has received over the years.
1. Bob Marley.
Closest: “Iron Lion Zion”, #11 on alternative chart in 1992
I just couldn’t believe this but it’s true. While every single college kid ever had bought (pre-1998) or downloaded (post-1998) the album “Legend”… and many have had a terrible ill-advised “white poser rasta phase” in the wake of said acquisition… not a single one of the iconic songs from that album ever cracked the overall top 40. Not even the top 100. In a weird twist, Ziggy Marley actually has had a top 40 song, with “Tomorrow People”. Which, with all due respect to Ziggy, is like the American people passed over prime rib for the weird brother of prime rib.
Closest: “Express Yourself”, #2 on rap chart in 1989
Sure, they changed the rap genre forever… but that wasn’t good enough to make Whitey play their music on the radio. (The top 40 takes into account sales and airplay.) They never even came close. Still, they were more successful than the other NWA — Northwest Airlines. That NWA has never been on the top of ANY list.
I don’t think we have to explain how much we dig Girl Talk around here, he is the man, so when we stumbled across this we were pretty excited. Evan Roth’s video for Girl Talk’s Cache Rules Everything Around Me was made entirely from animated GIFs he found around the web. Take this song and these awesome GIF’s which supply endless amount of entertainment and you got a solid ten minutes of video and music to slap a smile on your face and get in the grooving mood for the weekend to start. LETS GOOOOOOOO.
Kyle Andrews’ music video for You Always Make Me Smile features the largest water balloon fight on record, with 4,000 participants, 120,000 flying water projectiles, and one really wet singer. We always dig when someone gets creative with their music video, just sitting there playing a guitar doesn’t really make us want to watch whatsoever.
Like many I am a rap fan, or hip-hop, whatever you want to call it. I think everyone knows by now that rap has become accepted in the music industry and is bigger then rock and roll in some peoples eyes. The thing I have against rap these days is there is a bunch of no talent idiots who tend to just rap about cars, women, and money, hell I could make a list of ridiculous Lil Wayne lyrics that will have you laughing your ass off (I’ll make a post on that topic soon). But below are some very highly respected, and rich rappers in the game today, that still say some awkward and terrible lines from time to time, here are 10 that come to mind.
Jay-Z – $63 Million
Diddy – $30 Million
I’ve been a Zeppelin fan for years, not sure how I missed this and I could be way behind the ball, but whatever, someone else has to be too. Knowing this changed my view of LZ as truly innovative artists, so if you don’t want to lose that stop reading now. LZ has been accused numerous times of plagiarism throughout the years, most cases were settled out of court for undisclosed sums or not at all. Heard talk of this on the radio this morning because songwriter Jake Holmes is suing them for plagiarism of “Dazed and Confused”. Most notable is they ripped the guitar line from “Stairway to Heaven” from a band Spirit they used to open for. We live in an age of rip offs and re-makes, but you would of hoped a band that helped to build rock and roll would be more original. You can find more about everyone who sued them on their wikipedia page LZ WikiPedia I won’t stop listening to LZ though, just think “Stairway to Heaven” should be moved down a few notches on the best rock songs ever list, always its #1. Time for Lynrd Skynrd – “FreeBird” to take the top spot for once. Here are the best example put together by youtube user clashboy77. Don’t want to plagiarize his good work.
I was watching “Reality Bites” the other day and I don’t know which I would rather be. The grunge, cut up jeans , long hair hipster of the 90′s or the skinny’s , salon hair cut hipster of present. Which would you be? Either way the tunes are good. Here are some must have 90′s alt jams to listen to in your old doc martins and jean jacket.
Porno For Pyros – Pets
Great 80′s movies were so simple to plot. A period of rough times followed by a period of rising up to the best motivational songs ever which manifested ultimate victory. Bottom line is these songs should be on your gym playlist and your sure to become a machine. If you need a little extra boost try the entire Rocky IV soundtrack played on repeat, it will give you those roided out results you are looking for.
Rocky IV – John Cafferty “Hearts on Fire”
BloodSport – Bush Stan “Fight to Survive”
Nothing that really connects this week’s edition of 4JYSDL. Just some good time tunes you might like. The Drums have a real mellow 80′s sound to them while Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zero’s – Home is a great whistle song that will be stuck in your head for days and leave you whistlin dixie. Wish I could actually whistle.
1. The Drums – Don’t Be a Jerk Johnny
2. Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros – Home