Old School Fridays: Rock Music!
Shae-Shae beat me to it, but I still have to post a Queen song. I’ve been a Queen superfan since around 2000, when I inherited one of their Greatest Hits albums and realized how gifted the lead singer Freddie Mercury was. He had an amazing voice and presence, and after dying of AIDS in 1991 he became symbol of the epidemic and legitimate social icon. I could go on all day about Queen, but instead I’ll let you listen to my very favorite song of all time, 1981’s “Under Pressure” by Queen and David Bowie. This is the bassline that Vanilla Ice stole for “Ice Ice Baby,” but once you get over that association it’s such great music. I’m posting the live version because Bowie and Mercury are so fly.
Back in my private school days you couldn’t tell me NOTHIN’ about Bret Michaels, the lead singer of Poison. You couldn’t pay me to watch VH-1’s “Rock of Love,” now but in fourth grade I was pretty sure that Bret and I would someday be husband and wife. All of you parents out there should really think about the possible psychological effects of socializing your child around lots of white people, and think really hard. Anyway, at least I’m not ashamed to still play 1988’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” and dream about the old Brett, not the updated crusty breast-wrangler that he has become.
There’s not much to say about Faith No More’s “Epic,” except that I think those clowns Limp Biskit owe a lot of their popularity to taking this 1990 hit and making an entire genre out of it. Watch for the flopping goldfish!
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