I've Been Listening to Some Old Time Rock 'n' Roll: Pixies, Queen, and Richard Hell

Richard Hell
Duff McKagan's column runs every Thursday on Reverb. He writes about what's circulating through his iPod every Monday.
This week, I have picked some songs that really have nothing to do with current times or with each other. Sometimes good music needs no rhyme or reason. Actually, good music NEVER needs a reason!

The Pixies, "Bone Machine" (Surfer Rosa): The Pixies put the cool in indie rock and recorded big sounding records while they were at it. I wish more bands today threw as much caution to the wind when recording.

Queen, "Stone Cold Crazy" (Sheer Heart Attack): Quite likely the most ferocious rock song ever written and recorded. There will never be any better than Queen.

Richard Hell, "Love Comes In Spurts" (Blank Generation): The late '70s celebrated the Pistols, The Clash and The Ramones while Richard Hell sat idly by making a masterpiece. Every rock fan should own Blank Generation, in my humble opinion.

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