2018 Song of the Day - Day 54 - The Police - Spirits in the Material World | Page 4

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    Band: The Black Mages
    Song: Darkness and Starlight
    Release Year: 2008
    Why?: I enjoyed Opera Week so much, I added an extra day for you all. This is an entire four part mini-opera entirely in Japanese. The story is simple: two countries are at war, and the general and hero of this one army, Draco, is in love with the princess of his country, Maria. His country loses the war, and the princess is forced to marry the Prince of the winning country, Ralse. At the wedding, the survivors led by Draco surprise Prince Ralse and defeat him after a dramatic duel, and Maria and Draco live happily ever after.

     
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    Opera week in the rear view mirror, let's move forward.

    Band: The Beach Boys
    Song: Little Deuce Coupe
    Release Year: 1963
    Why?: Taking a drive, we'll see where I end up. I'll do my best to put up the next several songs of the day on time, but it is what it is.

     
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    Is this california sound week, or just the Beach Boys?

    Lifehouse is another band with the California sound.
     
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    I was away a little while, but now I'm back so let's catch up with some more great music. First off, it's the Song of the Day from February 14th, also known as Valentine's Day.

    Band: Blue Oyster Cult
    Song: Godzilla
    Release Year: 1977
    Why?: I don't know if Blue Oyster Cult ever really got the recognition they deserved. Sure, they have famous, somewhat radio-friendly songs like this, "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll", "Burning For You" and of course "Don't Fear the Reaper", but they were so much more than that. They delved into some truly bizarre, almost occult-like lyrics, that must have made people wonder if they were making music or summoning demons/aliens/something else. They're one of those bands that make me wish I was alive earlier so I could have seen what fans and naysayers felt about them in real time, and not in the wik-story books.

     
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    February 15th Song of the Day

    Band: Airbag
    Song: No Escape
    Release Year: 2009
    Why?: I was exceptionally busy on the 15th, so when working the whole day non-stop, I wanted some calm music in the background. Enter Airbag, a Norwegian band that sounds to me like a cross between Riverside and Pink Floyd, with a little Anathema thrown in as well. Never heard of most of these bands? There's no better time than the present to check any of them out!

     
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    February 16th Song of the Day

    Band: Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Song: Simple Man
    Release Year: 1973
    Why?: Walking out to this track before his main event against Roy Nelson in Bellator on the 16th, Matt Mitrione prevailed while using this staple he's used since he was in the UFC. I couldn't think of a better song I heard that whole day.

     
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    February 17th Song of the Day

    Band: Sleater-Kinney
    Song: One More Hour
    Release Year: 1997
    Why?: This album got me interested in Sleater-Kinney all those years ago. I took a long drive on Saturday, so I wanted some music I hadn't listened to in a long time, and this album was the right call. I didn't have to be a riot girl to enjoy this music, although my musical tastes in the late 90s were all over the map. This band is one example of a band I really enjoyed but got lost in the tidal wave of "oh wow, there is so much music out there" when I was experiencing my musical enlightening. As far as break-up songs go, this one was always solid.

     
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    February 18th Song of the Day All Caught Up

    Band: Kid Rock
    Song: Cowboy
    Release Year: 1998
    Why?: Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone is fighting tonight, and this is his walkout song. It always has been, and likely always will be his song. If he wins tonight, I have a ton of different statistics on him as a fighter, including some with him and this song. But as a song...well, it is what it is. Can you believe for a moment in American history, we were discussing the potential of a Senator Kid Rock in the Capitol?

     
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    Day 50 already? Wow.

    Artist: Kenny Loggins
    Song: Footloose
    Release Year: 1984
    Why?: A fighter, Carlos Diego Ferreira, actually walked out to this song last night. Amazing. He won his fight by knockout too, so that's even more impressive. According to my stats, every fighter to walk out to a Kenny Loggins song has won inside the UFC. Talk about a highway to the danger zone.

     
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    Band: Riverside
    Song: Driven to Destruction
    Release Year: 2009
    Why: Two years ago to the day, Riverside's guitarist, Piotr Grudzinski passed away suddenly. This song is off their Anno Domini High Definition (ADHD for short) album in 09, and shows some of the brilliance of Piotr, listen to the intro for plenty of great guitar work. If you want more where this came from, use your youtube-fu. It's there.

     
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    Band: The Aquabats
    Song: Danger Woman
    Release Year: 2000
    Why: Coming up on fourteen years ago, I took a trip to Atlanta and caught a live show of this wacky superhero-themed ska band with my cousins, and it was an absolutely wild time. I don't know if there were 100 people at that show, so it was at the most intimate of intimate settings. I even have a few pictures from the show that I will post below, including one of the real Danger Woman that the song was based on. She couldn't have been sweeter to talk to at that concert. Good memory.



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    Band: Stone Temple Pilots
    Song: Down
    Release Year: 1999
    Why: I was given this album, No. 4, not long after it came out. I had listened to STP on the radio but didn't own any of their music. I didn't listen to it for a year or two after getting it for no reason, and then when I finally listened to it, I was extremely frustrated at myself for having shelved it for so long. This album wouldn't blow anyone away, but it was just very enjoyable. This track started the album off so well, and is easily one of the highlights off of No. 4 along with Heaven & Hot Rods.

     
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    Band: The Police
    Song: Spirits in the Material World
    Release Year: 1981
    Why: I'm a sucker for a good synthesizer, and this song featured one prominently. It also is one of those intriguing tracks that changes completely as you go through it, ranging from ska to new wave to rock all in the span of three short minutes.

     
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