Alright, the long awaited review to HC's CD, properly titled "Dr. BigFrankenfurter105." Absolutely brilliant.
Big & Rich - Soul Shaker - Okay, let me start off right away by saying that I'm not a fan of country, but I'm pretty tolerant of it and am open to anything (it's kinda hard not being a fan of the stuff in a small Illinois town). I'll admit, I like their "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy" song but figured these guys were just a one hit wonder. I actually made fun of one my friends for seeing them in concert at Summerfest, saying "What? Did they just perform their one hit and get off the stage?" She told me that they actually had a lot of good songs as a matter of fact and... Well, she was right. I actually like this song. A lot. This may actually make it into my regular rotation.
Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire - Ahhh... Billy Joel. This man automatically gets props for marrying that tart Christie Brinkley, but I like this song a lot too. Unfortunately his songs remind me a LOT of this ***** I used to date freshman year of college, but I don't let that ruin the experience! Woo!
"Steh Auf" - Holy ****! Is this song in German?! My roommate speaks the languge fluently so I called him up and he explained that "steh auf" kind of means "rise" or something. Anyway, this song reminds me of a good German drinking song. I really liked it, but I'll be honest and say it took me until the chorus to really enjoy it.
"Eddie's Apartment" - There's something growing in Eddie's apartment eh? Who the hell sings this anyway? I'll give it an "eh", but I at least like the creativity of the lyrics.
Wallflowers - God Don't Make Lonely Girls - Okay... more country that I'll admit to liking. But that's it. I won't admit to anymore. You hear me?!
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car - Ehhh... Slower country probably isn't my thing. good song, but not my favorite. Remember, not the biggest country lover here so my opinion probably doesn't mean a WHOLE lot. I could probably see myself throwing this into my chill out mix.
Toby Keith - Nights I'll Never Remember - Okay, I WILL admit that I like Toby Keith and have more than a few of his songs. A guy who endorses Ford trucks and writes songs about drinkin' can't be too bad right? Toby delivers.
Titan A.E. Soundtrack - My Turn to Fly - Oooh, I remember when this movie came out. I never saw it, but I remember the previews. I kind of liked this song... sort of an electronic/country/rock feel to it... I think? Who sings it?
FF8 - Man With a Machine Gun - Okay... I've played Final Fantasy I, II, V, VII, IX, X, and even X-2... But I can honestly say I never played VIII. Not even once. I don't know why, I don't know what it was, but I think I just spent too much time playing VII to notice that VIII had come out. Anyway, I definitely love the tracks that Nobuo Uematsu assembles for the Final Fantasy games and this is DEFINITELY no exception. Absolutely amazing. I know that Uematsu's band "The Black Mages" has a rock cover to this song. I gotta be sure to download that too.
Simon & Garfunkel - Sound of Silence - HAHAHAHAHA I know this song from "Old School" where Frank gets tranquilized and falls into the pool. Oh man, well okay, with that aside I can't say that I've heard this whole song and it actually isn't too bad. I like oldies music, but not the more mellow stuff like that. That being said, I gave this a shot and I liked it.
Shinedown - Simple Man - I really like the voice of the guy from Shinedown. Nice and powerful. I only have two of their songs (45 and Save Me). It's right up there with what I was expecting.
Seal - Love's Divine - People always ask "Seal has the weird thing with his face and no hair... How the hell did he marry Heidi Klum?" I'll tell you how. Cuz the man writes some damn good love songs! Shit, I even wanna get on the guy. He can definitely turn the most heterosexual males gay. Okay... umm... Yeah. Seal rocks.
Santana - Black Magic Woman - Okay, I'm required to like this song. Little back story. St. Patricks Day this year I'm at this greasy burger place on campus with a friend, and this drunk hobo comes in and starts singing this song over and over and before long my buddy joins in with him and quite a few people in the diner start singing along with him. Woo! Drunken hobos are great, and so is this song.
Ozzy Osbourne - Sympathy for the Devil - I was thinking to myself "No way this is a cover..." Yeah. It is. I like Ozzy's take on this song.
Outlaws - Riders in the Sky - This song reminds me of something that you would hear in an old Western movie. I really like it. I feel like I should be drivin' a big as truck down a dusty road in order to really appreciate this song though.
Rent Soundtrack - What You Can - Sorry, I have a predetermined "dislike" towards Rent. Girl I dated last year absolutely loved this musical and made me listen to the whole soundtrack over and over with the promise "I'm gonna take you to see it someday!" Well, she dumped me, and I dumped this album out of my library. This was probably one of the songs that I actually liked on the album. Maybe if I'd listened to the songs on my own time and wasn't forced to I'd enjoy it more :-P
Flogging Molly - Prison - I have most of the Dropkick Murphys library but can't say that I have much by Flogging Molly. Sad, I know. Those Irish can sure make songs about drinkin' I tell ya!
Also, HC, I burned you a copy of Protest the Hero's CD "Kezia". If you can send me your address again in a PM I'll send it out to you tomorrow.