Thursday, November 24, 2005

Great moments in rock

There's a truck ad these days with a Stereophonics song blaring, "Fiiiind my way! Freeeeee my soul."

It's High As The Ceiling, and it's a good classic rock song -- especially for a song recorded 20 years or so after classic rock died.

The "great moment" is the opening. The first 30 seconds of this one should be in some sort of textbook for how to start a rock song. A couple of guitar effects kick it off, only to be overpowered by a great riff. The vocals kick in, then the drums and bass, and then we're to the part you hear in the truck ad.

Possibly the best 30 seconds of rock in the last five years or so, and it's followed by another 2 1/2 solid minutes.

Well worth the 99 cents I spent to add it to my budding Stereophonics collection.

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