Unique Artists: 11
Total Tracks: 114
Total Plays: 115
This week's chart sure paints an interesting picture of me. Lots of music that screams redneck.
1 Hayseed Dixie
I don't care what anyone says Hayseed Dixie is just a fun band. I mean, c'mon, what's so bad about bluegrass covers of AC/DC
and other rock bands songs? I think it's all a really interesting take on it all and really fun to listen to. Though the stuff they write themselves is pretty much shit and should stick to covering AC/DC and Van Halen
2 Lynyrd Skynyrd
I wanted to listen to Free Bird really badly, so I did. But my version of it that I downloaded when I downloaded their greatest hits was all scratchy and jumpy, so I borrowed by dad's copy and reripped the CD and thought "what the helll?" and listened to the whole thing. Some of it's great, of course it is, it's the Greatest Hits of a great band. But some of the songs are a bit boring.
3 Creedence Clearwater Revival
I dunno why only 13 CCR songs showed up, I swear I listened to more from the Chronicle. Maybe they ended up on the other side of the cutoff, I dunno. But I enjoyed listening to them very loudly while singing along.
4 Holly Williams
Not sure why I put her on. She is the grandaughter of Hank Williams
, daughter of Hank Williams Jr.
and half-sister of Hank Williams III
but sounds nothing like any of them. Funny how a family of musicians can all sound so different. She sings more in a pop than a country style, though there is some country elements in there. I found her kind of enjoyable, but nothing near her family members. Also Hank Jr sucks at naming kids, Holly, Hilary and Shelton Hank, honestly, what crap names.
4 Pat Boone
Yes. Pat Boone. And not only Pat Boone, but Pat Boone's metal album! In a Metal Mood
. I had some morbid curiosity on what it would sound like after seeing in a film about early rock and how he stole songs from artists like Little Richard
and Fats Domino
. Some of the covers are very odd, some very good (like Crazy Train
), and some awful. Not something I'd listen to again though.
6 Jerry Lee Lewis
Because of my study of early rock in my Jazz and Rock class, I decided I wanted to listen to some Jerry Lee, unfortunately the only Jerry Lee I have on my computer is Last Man Standing
, well not unfortunately, just not a good way to satisfy my want for early rock. Still really enjoy this album and his reworking of many songs with the help of other folks. Though when Mick Jagger
or Keith Richards
join him, the quality of the song just shoots to shit.
6 Carl Perkins
This satisfied my craving for early rock a lot better. Poor Perkins got shunned to side way too early because of his good friend Elvis Presley
. I wish his name was a in a few more mouths when talking about early rock then it is currently. He deserves some more recognition.
8 Johnny Otis
A Vallejo native blues artist. I was thinking of reviewing one of his albums for my Jazz and Rock class, but I couldn't really bring myself to it and chose an easier album (Revolver
). Overall he is a fantastic artist though, and I'm proud to have him be from Vallejo. Interesting to see a famous Vallejo blues artist who is white, quite an oddity.
9 Two Gallants
I hadn't listened to this guys in awhile, so I listened to a few songs. I still love their music, but I have to be in a special kind of mood to be able to listen to their albums, which are quite long. I wasn't in that mood last week only ended up listening to 9 songs.
10 Johnny Cash
Random Johnny Cash songs spread throughout the week are always fun.
11 The Beatles
Kind of random how one Beatles song just kind of popped up in here.