Post #28 – Desert Island with One Album

25 Jul

If stranded on a desert island, and could only bring one music album with you, which would it be? What is it about this music that never gets old for you?

It would have to be Classic Queen (Blue Album) 1993.  The reason why is that they were a great all around band with a lot of memorable hits.  Led Zepplin was pretty good.  Pearl Jam awesome, but Queen provided almost a rock opera approach to their music with some story telling. Going through each track.

1.) A Kind of Magic – It’s an inspirational tune that tells you that you can do anything that put your mind to it and that even when things are bad, stick with it as it will soon be gone, almost like a kind of magic.

2.) Bohemian Rhapsody – Questions the meaning of life and actually tells the story is that life is fill with a roller coaster of depression/suicide, but later it perks up and it fights back.  “So you think you can stop me and spit in my eye, do you think you can love me and leave me to die”.  But then when you forget about it you realise you should not take it seriously,  “Nothing really matters to me/Even when the wind blows”.

3.) Under Pressure – I once had a fight with a friend who said David Bowie sang this, well he was together with Freddie Mercury from Queen who did sing it with him.  Great song.

4.) Hammer to Fall – Very powerful, inspirational piece by queen.

5.) Stone Cold Crazy – Very quirky song by Queen who shows there versatility.

6.) One Year of Love – Story time by Freddie Mercury fighting lonlieness. Gateway to the love metal of HIM.

7.) Radio Ga Ga – Who would of thought Queen would of predict the future, but it was really a memory of time when radio ruled and now it is video that everyone must look good.  This song, not Bohemian Rhapsody turned me on to Queen.

8.) I’m Going Slightly Mad – Can totally relate to this song.  Got that little Mad Scientist vibe to it.

9.) I Want It All – A little different from Queen that turns into a pretty good song.

10.) Tie Your Mother Down – Queen’s attempt at the hair band, bad boy type produces this very cheeky song.

11.) The Miracle – Bohemian Rhapsody is not that operatic compared to this song.  I honestly seeing the Glee kids singing this song.

12.) These are the Days of the Lives – Great ballard by Freddie.  Really shows how versatile Queen can be.

13.) One Vision – You all probably heard this song on GTA IV.  Can really motivate you through the day as you are “One Man, One Vision”

14.) Keep Yourself Alive – Another risk by Queen that shows they can be very creative.

15.) Headlong – Very catchy song.

16.) Who Wants to Live Forever – Freddie shows his voice in this one, very beautiful song.

17.) The Show Must Go On – Queen is right, you have another show.  On to the Red Album. But I can have only one!

It never gets old with this album because they are very versatile and they can do different types of moods.


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