Sunday, 6 March 2011

Young at heart.

This next song is by another artist whose influence impacted heavily on 90s Grunge. Neil Young was labelled the Godfather of Grunge for his dark and guitar loaded anthems, akin to many of the gritty songs that came from bands such as Pearl Jam and Soundgarden.

This song is one of the darkest, yet most inspiring songs by any artist. Neil Young's Needle and the damage done is one accounting the troubles that man suffers with the temptation of heroin. Young's lyrics would not go amiss in any Grunge band's songs.

The song is short and sweet, just how I imagine getting into the life of a needle is.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Coronation of Grunge

Welcome back. It has been a long time, hasn't it? That's what happens when you get a job- you get digested into the world and forget to think. Well, that's what has happened to me anyway. So,the first song back after a long hiatus. It is a difficult choice. I would say, near impossible, but as some wise person has previoulsy stated, nothing is impossible (although I would disagree on somethings, like asking a cat to turn into a mushroom would be nigh impossible... Maybe not?).

Anyway, the song...

Crown of Thorns.

I have chosen this song due to refinding the world of early 90s music. Temple of the Dog has been a constant in the car stereo for a month or so now. It is fitting that I should choose Crown of Thorns...

The birth of the Temple... and later Pearl Jam was through the death of Mother Love Bone's Andrew Wood. Wood's death from a heroin overdose left behind an upcoming band, with two of the today's finest modern music pairings: Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament (Now of Pearl Jam).

This song is arguably the turning point from hair metal of the 80s to the 90s grunge scene. There are elements of both in the song.

I think it is also prevalent that the song is of importance to the movement of the early 90s in Seattle, by the countless covers by numerous of these bands. Pearl Jam possibly most famous of those to cover it.