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!
Richard Hell Duff McKagan's column runs every Thursday on Reverb. He writes about what's circulating through his iPod every Monday.
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.