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Shirley Manson Covers The Ramones: Garbage, Triumph, Rev Theory

MIKE'S DAILY JUKEBOX: Shirley Manson Covers The Ramones: Garbage, Triumph, Rev Theory

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Shirley Manson Covers The Ramones: Garbage, Triumph, Rev Theory


From the tribute to the Ramones CD, Shirley Manson & Garbage cover Track 1 from the 1978 Ramones album "Road To Ruin".    Often described as the First Punk Rock band, what I first loved about the Ramones was their ability to play a full 15 song concert set in about 30 minutes.    Pure energy, fast songs usually kick-started with a "1-2-3....", but catchy choruses that stuck in your brain forever.     Bubble gum pop songs with bombastic guitars and drums, you instantly recognize their signature sound.  

"LAY IT ON THE LINE"                   TRIUMPH

Canadian rock bands ruled the 80's.    April Wine, Aldo Nova, Honeymoon Suite, Rush, Saga, Loverboy, Corey Hart.....   Triumph came out of Toronto in the late 70's and had more of a progressive rock sound.    They are often called a faceless band since their sound is famous but no member of the group stands out as their rock star.    "Lay It On The Line" is their most famous song and was even resurrected for the Adam Sandler film "Grown Ups" in 2010.

"FAR FROM OVER"                     REV THEORY

Originally called Revolution Theory, this band has been managed badly in my opinion.   Their songs are played at WWE matches, used in Madden video games, TV theme songs, but I think it makes them appear as an overly commercial radio band (aka Nickelback).   Rev Theory are amazing live, often playing acoustic sets that rival their energetic electric shows.   With their classic rock sound featuring a dynamic lead vocalist and a kiss ass drummer, they deserve to be famous for their music not their promotional tie-ins.

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At 1/5/12, 1:10 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such an eclectic mix of music. Your passion for music is inspiring. Music IS the voice of the soul. Your educated commentary is both refreshingly personably & insightful. Keep up the great work! ~Parvati

At 1/5/12, 1:58 PM , Blogger Mike Pease said...

Thanks Parvati! I really appreciate your comments, please keep them coming. Who are some of your favorites? What type of music do you listen to the most? It's been fun digging up some older songs or sharing some new bands with friends.

At 1/5/12, 10:10 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is like asking what type of foods do I like. I listen to pretty much all genre’s of music. Basically it depends on the mood I’m in – sometimes I want something light-hearted & fun, other times something reflective, or motivating, or passionate, or nostalgic, etc. It’s also nice to discover music with an International flare – it offer’s a unique flavor – different instruments, with an exotic sound. ~Parvati

At 1/5/12, 11:14 PM , Blogger Mike Pease said...

I agree! When you hear different genres blending together, it's really exciting to hear. I love a lot of Latin music but I'm still new to a lot of different World artists. Maybe you can give me some suggestions for an international flare song or two to add on here?

At 1/6/12, 11:36 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's start w/something familiar (I have my reasons.) The band formed in 2008 (I didn't see this band featured on your blog.)- Celtic Thunder, "Everything I Do..." Below is a link. ~Parvati

At 1/6/12, 12:16 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is another song to add some "International flavor" to your blog - it's a great blend w/that Spanish flare but still contemporary enough for the masses. Romeo Santos feat. Usher, "Promise"
Sold out shows at MSG in NYC in Feb.
~ Parvari

At 1/6/12, 3:53 PM , Blogger Mike Pease said...

Thanks for the recommendation! I heard Romeo's song before but never heard any of Celtic Thunder before. I recognized one of the group members. On tomorrow's songs, I added your link! Curious, where are you from? Parvati is also such a cool name, didn't someone with your name win Survivor one year?

At 1/6/12, 5:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you liked my comments & recommendation. I like unique names; & symbolic meanings. Parvati is the Hindu Goddess of Love & DEVOTION! She is the unknowable but enlivening feminine force in Hindu mythology, the feminine energy of the universe. The goddess Parvati is the animating force that brings skill, power, prowess, and genius while she infuses the world with her magic.
Parvati represents the part of ourselves that creatively brings forth nourishment even in the midst of what seems to be rejection and disapproval. (Aka: DOUBTS!) She is a wonderful affirmation that there are no limits to what a woman can do when she uses her spiritual energy in the pursuit of any goal she chooses.
When we embrace love, Parvati is there to bless us. Thus, "Everything I do, I do it for you."
You asked me to occasionally check in & comment - so I did. I get a lot of compliments on the name Barrie too. :)


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