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Music Therapy With John Lennon : Mayday Parade, and Divide The Day

MIKE'S DAILY JUKEBOX: Music Therapy With John Lennon : Mayday Parade, and Divide The Day

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Music Therapy With John Lennon : Mayday Parade, and Divide The Day

One of the first albums I owned was the John Lennon and Plastic Ono Band debut LP.   It's one of the most intense, personal, brutal,  revealing set of songs ever captured on vinyl.  From "God", "Mother", "I Found Out", "Love", and "Isolation", it's a John Lennon therapy session we're privy to listen to first-hand.    This particular epic song describes the struggle to fit in this crazy world, challenge your fears, and ultimately hope to overcome them.  When an artist of John Lennon's stature opens with "People say we've got it made, don't they know we're so afraid, isolation,"  it's very eye-opening and relatable especially as his first solo CD after the Beatles monumental success.   

A California-based band that combines Southern rock charm with hard rock riffs.    Their style reminds me of Ratt mixed with Black Stone Cherry and a little Shinedown added.    "One Night Stand" is a great mix of sex, big guitars, and swagger.   Their song "Let It Roll" was used for WWE Smackdown, NASCAR, and introduced the band to a much wider audience.

Part pop punk, part emo, Mayday Parade, based out of Tallahassee, FL have become "road warriors". named them the #1 touring act of 2010 based on miles covered in one year.   This relentless schedule, appearances on the Warped Tour, along with their emotive yet catchy lyrics have built up a huge fan base and increased their popularity exponentially each year.  This song comes from 2009's Anywhere But Here CD.

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At 4/20/12, 9:32 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love all 3 songs! The John Lennon video is my favorite. :))))

At 4/20/12, 4:14 PM , Blogger Mike Pease said...

Thanks, you have good taste in music :)


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