Hey guess what all you grunge loving fanatics? We finally got to Nirvana! I know! It’s just like when I did the 60’s and everyone was all like “So, where’s The Beatles?” and I was all like “Right here!” and shit. Well, here they are…enjoy them because this is the only time they show up not because I don’t like them but there are plenty of other bands that need to be seen. In the 90’s, since there are now so many genres and sub-genres of music the bands start multiplying like rabbits on Viagra with monthly subscriptions to Penthouse (there’s a mental image for you)!
Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton
One, if not the, best songs ever to be released EVER! The saddest part about this song is that it was based on the tragedy of Eric’s young sons fall from a hotel balcony. Once you know that and you still don’t tear up at this song, you my friend are soulless!
Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers
I first heard Chili Peppers from my cousin who loved Blood Sugar Sex Magic and this song particularly. I remember the video and the lead singer with long hair. Truth be known…this isn’t my favorite style of music but since this band is saturated in the mainstream it’s hard not to know all the popular songs. But I do respect this kind of music..it’s not the worst I’ve heard and at least I can stand listening to it!
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
And here it is. I don’t think I need to explain much about this song since a lot of people have already analyzed and dissected (probably too much if you ask me) the metaphors and lyrics…it’s a great song. Please leave it at that. If you keep twisting it about in your head you’ll just come up to a conclusion that not even Kurt Cobain would find reasonable…and that is impressive!
Hazard – Richard Marx
I must admit, I had reserves about putting this in the list. I’m not a Richard Marx fan (to say the least!) but this song was just so damn dark I wanted to share it. This song is about a troubled teen in a town called Hazard. he meets a girl, plans to run away but then the girl winds up dead. Through the song, you don’t get a lot of info as to what happened but we’re still in the age of the rock video so that pretty much summed it up. This song has so many questions on it that it has it’s own Wikipedia!
No Son of Mine – Genesis
We really are in the age of the depression songs! This Genesis song was about a boy who left home and then was afraid to go back, feeling that his father would reject helping him. Another really great uplifting song by this band was Another Day in Paradise about homeless people and strangers walking away from other people…just great inspirational pieces!