Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Which bands I listen to? That's it.. apart from Bon Jovi, of course

Yup, I'm a rock chic. I grew up listening to rock music. But mostly, I listen to 'cocktail mix' of rock music. From old school to modern rock, boleh saaaaja bah!

Emo bands? bolehlah kot, but I'm not a big fan of 'em. A few of them are good, though. I mean, those that are good for easy listening and radio friendly...

umm, I'm not gonna dwell on that (emo band) today.

Fastball

Ever heard of 'em? Fastball is an American rock band, formed in 1990s. The band originally called themselves "Magneto U.S.A" but when Hollywood Records roped them in, they changed their name to FASTBALL.

Frontliners:
Tony Scalzo - bass guitar, keyboards and vocals
Joey Shuffield - drums and percussion
Miles Zuniga - lead guitar and vocals

Hit single I listen to : The Way



Lyrics:

They made up their minds
and they started packing
they left before the sun came up that day
an exit to eternal summer slacking
but where were they going without ever knowing the way?



They drank up the wine
and they got to talking
they now had more important things to say
and when the car broke down they started walking
where were they going without ever knowing the way?

Anyone could see the road
that they walk on is paved in gold
and it's always summer they'll never get cold
they'll never get hungry
they'll never get old and gray
you can see their shadows wandering off somewhere
they won't make it home but they really don't care
they wanted the highway
they're happier there today, today

The children woke up
and they couldn't find 'em
they left before the sun came up that day
they just drove off and left it all behind 'em(Leavin' it all behind)
tut where were they going without ever knowing the way?

Anyone could see the road
that they walk on is paved in gold
and it's always summer they'll never get cold
they'll never get hungry
they'll never get old and gray
you can see their shadows wandering off somewhere
they won't make it home but they really don't care
they wanted the highway
they're happier there today, today

Anyone could see the road
that they walk on is paved in gold
and it's always summer they'll never get cold
they'll never get hungry
they'll never get old and gray
you can see their shadows wandering off somewhere
they won't make it home but they really don't care
they wanted the highway
they're happier there today, today

The Wallflowers

Formed in the early 90s, under Virgin Records label. This band is worth listening to. What say you?

Frontliners:

Jakob Dylan (son of Bob Dylan) - vocalist and guitarist
Barrie Maguire - bass player and background vocal
Peter Yanowitz - drums
Rami Jaffee - keyboards
Tobi Miller - guitarist

Hit single I like: One Headlight




Lyric:

So long ago, I don't remember when
That's when they say I lost my only friend
Well they said she died easy of a broken heart disease
As I listened through the cemetery trees

I seen the sun comin' up at the funeral at dawn
The long broken arm of human law
Now it always seemed such a waste
She always had a pretty face
So I wondered how she hung around this place

Hey, come on try a little
Nothing is forever
There's got to be something better than
In the middle
But me & Cinderella
We put it all together
We can drive it home
With one headlight

She said it's cold
It feels like Independence Day
And I can't break away from this parade
But there's got to be an opening
Somewhere here in front of me
Through this maze of ugliness and greed

And I seen the sun up ahead
At the county line bridge
Sayin' all there's good and nothingness is dead
We'll run until she's out of breath
She ran until there's nothin' left
She hit the end-it's just her window ledge

Well this place is old
It feels just like a beat up truck
I turn the engine, but the engine doesn't turn
Well it smells of cheap wine & cigarettes
This place is always such a mess
Sometimes I think I'd like to watch it burn

I'm so alone, and I feel just like somebody else
Man, I ain't changed, but I know I ain't the same
But somewhere here in between the city walls of dyin' dreams
I think her death it must be killin' me

that's all I can muster up for now. To be continued.....

2 comments:

  1. I like Fastball and Wallflowers. Put la some old Bon Jovi videos :-P

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  2. Old Bon Jovi vidoes will be 'kambing' up soon :-)

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