Saturday, May 29, 2010

Greatest Songs of All-Time: What Jail Is Like - The Afghan Whigs

If you need me to explain why this is one of the greatest songs ever, you should delete YouTube from your computer and clear your ears out with molten lead.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Greatest Songs of All-Time: I Want To Conquer The World - Bad Religion

A song that goes from 0 to 120 MPH in the first note. As with the best Bad Religion songs, it'll have you reaching for indignancy stick with one hand and your dictionary with the other. I Want To Conquer The World is about internal anger at the unjust and misguided world. It's about fighting the tyranny of the "order of things" and the massed army of sheep-like followers of this.

"I wanna conquer the world,
give all the idiots a brand new religion"

It's a song so idealistic it would seem naive if it wasn't for the thick layer of cynicism and a dollop of tongue in cheek. With governments as they are and organised religions pretty much the same, this song will always be relevant.