Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Three of a Kind

The other day I was listening to Last of a Dyin' Breed, the track that gave the name of Lynyrd Skynyrd's newest album (Roadrunner Records, 2012).
Starting from it, I've jumped to one of their classics: Free Bird. The way the sound "evolve" during the song made me search for Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin), and, subsequently, for Child in Time (Deep Purple).

When I am talking about the "evolution" of the sound during each of these three songs, I mean that your ears will be "prepared" with a gentle sound at the beginning of the song.
Then, step by step the tempo and the intensity of the sound are increasing until it reaches the climax which lasts exactly how it should last: no less, no more.
In the end, you will be spared of a rough transition back to reality, the sound comes down at a level compared to the one it started. It is like the climber which is compelled to come back from the top of the mountain, after he/she enjoyed the view. The pace is a little bit faster to the way back than to the way to the top...

Now I am letting you to enjoy the sounds of these great classic tracks, by posting them in the above mentioned order.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Back to Life!

After a sound journey into a good day to die, it's time to come back to life!

I must admit that this isn't my Pink Floyd's fave track, but it is related to the previous post, so here it is...

A Good Day to Die

When you listen to ManOwaR's "Today Is a Good Day to Die", well then... you really feel like the way they sing it...

But when Godsmack sing it, well, they are right too, only that their sound isn't as appropriate as ManOwaR's when we are talking about "A Good Day to Die". Their version of this "feeling" is rather a fight than an acceptance of the reality (within their lyrics).

It is up to you to decide which sound is more suited for "A Good Day to Die"!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Civil War - intro

Civil War was on some "Guns 'N Roses - Best Ballads" cassette tape I used to liten to many, many years ago, and I still own that tape. Listening to the intro of this song, one can hear a high tone voice telling the following words:
What we've got here is... failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it... well, he gets it. I don't like it any more than you men.

"Failure to communicate" seems to be the key words for the song. But who is the one who speaks them? A band member, an actor? Accidentally I've found the answer after... But first listen to this great song, then scroll down and watch the very next clip.

This is the voice of a prison captain (Strother Martin) from the movie Cool Hand Luke (#133 on Luke (Paul Newman) is "a man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison".

"I don't like it any more than you men." Do you like the song? Do you like the movie?