Rock music has diversified a lot in the last few decades, & there are far too many genres under rock music currently. So now there are ardent fans of punk rock, alternative rock, rap rock, goth rock, grunge rock & what not!!! I started savouring the various flavours of rock music since the 90s. I've listened to many of the so called 'staple rock songs', which any self avowed rock fan must listen to(songs like-"Smoke on the water ", " Hey Jude", "Smells like teen spirit", " Rock you like a hurricane "). Many claim that the title of 'rock fan/fanatic' is ill fitting, if you don't know 'the great ones/the staple rock songs'!! But in the process of trying out new sub genres of rock music, I discovered many rare gems, songs that are mindblowingly beautiful. This post will see me discussing a few such bodacious songs...
Goddess on a highway by Mercury Rev
Taken off the album 'Deserter's songs', this track is too good to be true. The album was critically acclaimed, but did not match up as far as commercial success was concerned. This track is a true gem, & I'd give it a five star rating on anyday..
If you're thinking of me by Dodgy
Dodgy achieved commercial success in the UK, with this track. But outside of the UK, the response was just lukewarm. I believe it's an underrated song, & is definitely deserving more airplay & downloads..
You by Switchfoot
Being an alternative rock band, Switchfoot hasn't received the kinda attention they deserve. Their most romantic number (according to me), is this killer track, which appeared on the soundtrack of 'A walk to remember'. If you haven't checked it out yet, by all means please do...
The light pours out of me by The Fall
The Fall is a highly underrated band. Ardent fans know that they are one of the best Mancunian rock bands ever(some claim that they're the best band to ever come out of Manchester). This song will definitely give you eargasms... Do try it out..
Gin soaked boy by Divine comedy
Awesome lyrics & a simple song structure make this song an instant earworm. I haven't heard too many Divine comedy songs, but this one's always on my playlist. Love the lyrics-"I'm the why not in the why... I'm the catcher in the rye..."
Pick a part that's new by The Stereophonics
The Stereophonics have a big fan following in UK, but again, they haven't got the acceptance they deserve. I am a die hard fan of the band. If you like this song, do check out-"Just looking ", " Movie star", "Have a nice day"...
Come back to what you know by Embrace
The McNamara brothers are really popular in the UK. Their debut album-'The Goodwill out', was compared to Oasis' mammoth debut 'Definitely maybe'. I loved every single song from the album. My other favorite songs from the album include-'Fireworks', 'Higher sights'... Do check out this band, & thank me later...
Macy's day parade by Green Day
The punk rock giants need no introduction. They have belted out way too many platinum singles & albums. Try this song out, you may not instantly like it, but it will kinda grow on you...
Toothpaste kisses by Maccabees
An Indie rock band with a sizeable fan base, Maccabees recently declared that they are calling it quits. This song is short & simple & uber mushy. Honestly speaking, I haven't checked out any other song by this band, but this one goes on loop on my mp3 player every single freaking day. It will grow on you, trust me, it will..
Love is blind by Mansun
Another British alternative rock giant, Mansun has ruled the radio airwaves in the UK, during the 90s. I listened to this track only about 3 years ago. The track is a genuine eargasm, to say the least. If you're a fan of the band, you must be familiar with other songs by them. Again this song will grow on you, so give it some time...
Where angels fear to tread by Bryan Adams
Now Bryan Adams is one hell of a rockstar, & is remembered for way too many platinum songs. I love this song by him, because of it's BEA-U-TIFUL lyrics. You'll love it too..."Never knew I'd find someone who'd move me, someone who could see right through me.."
Sanwal by Junoon
Junoon went to dizzying heights of stardom with their album 'Azaadi'. Their tracks like 'Sayonee', 'Khudi', 'Yaar Bina' are all cult classics. This beautiful song is guaranteed to give you a 7 minute eargasm. Try it out, you'll luuurrrrvvve it...
These are songs that grew on me, & now they're a part of my regular playlist. Some of them may not suite your tastes. Try them out if you're sick & tired of your usual playlist.....ENJOY...
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