Where’s all the Good Music at? Pt 2 — Getting Harder

Abhishek Paul
3 min readFeb 7, 2019

Now that you’ve been eased in, it’s time to get serious. This piece will still be a toned down peek into the harder side of rock — more dangerous, loud with a dollop of metal. Hold onto your seats — things are going to get a little crazy!

  1. Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne — the ultimate madman of rock. I’m still surprised that he’s alive and performing today albeit with a little less crazy in the eyes (but it’s still there). This is my go to song on those moments / days when I can’t make sense of life.

2. Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns N’ Roses — the band that impacted my childhood the most (after Boyzone!). The combination of Axl’s voice, Slash’ guitar and just the overall energy radiating from the band is so strong that I just have to hear the opening riff to the song and to quote their own lyrics, it “still takes me away to that special place, and if i stare too long, I’d probably break down and cry”.

3. Turn the Page by Metallica — though it’s a cover version (of Bob Seeger) and as much as I love Master of Puppets, wanted to throw the spotlight on this underplayed gem.

4. Crazy Nights by Kiss — once you get past the make up and the high heels (6 inches!), you can enjoy rocking to the awesome talent for decades. Who knows you might even grow to appreciate the crazy theatrics.

5.Wasted Years by Iron Maiden — another band that sounds and looks great live. Love Bruce’s vocals and the energy that flows through this monstrous band in every song / performance.

6. Poison by Alice Cooper — famous for what he did to a chicken on stage, the father (or is it grandfather) of shock rock delivered this anthem for the ages in between all the on stage executions.

7.Crowd Chant by Joe Satriani — the guitar speaks for itself, words are superfluous.

8. Bat out of Hell by Meatloaf — the big man delivers. There are some great cover versions floating around as well which deliver their own brand of magic. Check out the versions by a cover band, kids band.

9. We will not go Quietly by Sixx AM — a band I recently discovered. It’s never too late to fall in love! There’s so much great music out there.

10. Zombie by The Cranberries — I know it’s past my 80s cut off date but damn this song is good. Dolores — you will be missed.

Stay tuned for more!

Would love to hear your song / band suggestions as well — feel free to add in the comments section.

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