Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Rollin' through Rocktober

Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'...Rawhide!

This photo has nothing to do with anything. I just like it.
Still playing catch-up with Rocktober...

On the 20th day of Rocktober Commander Cody had me climb twenty flights of stairs. Phew!

Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen - 20 Flight Rock.mp3
Buy (mp3 only): Lost In The Ozone (1971)

Many know Commander Cody as a country artist, but he also played a lot of rock and roll. Call this one rockabilly, or country rock, or rocking oldies, but I dare you not to shake your ass to it.

Bonus! Here's a cover of "20 Flight Rock" by my friend's band.

Huntley Slim and the Suburban Cowboys - 20 Flight Rock.mp3
From: The Sherway Sessions (2008)

Huntley Slim and the Suburban Cowboys recorded a bunch of stuff one random morning in the basement of a house on Sherway Street in suburban Ottawa. It turned out pretty good!

I once had to climb 18 flights to my high rise apartment during a power outage. I had to get up to my apartment before my beer got warm! I also once climbed the stairs of the CN Tower for charity, back when I was young and in shape. Sigh.

On the 21st day of Rocktober Greg Graffin gave to me...a Japanese-only EP!

Bad Religion - 21st Century (Digital Boy).mp3
From: Infected Live EP (1995)

"21st Century (Digital Boy)" was originally released in 1990? I'm old. Although that song is still relevant and still kicks fucking ass 20 years later. This version was recorded live on MTV in 1995. I just read that Greg Graffin is originally from Wisconsin and has a Ph.D. in some type life science. Holy shit! Greg Graffin and I might be the same person! Dude!

On the 22nd day of Rocktober Richard Buckner made me cry.

Richard Buckner - 22.mp3
Buy (mp3 only) : Bloomed (1998)

How the fuck is the Bloomed CD out of print? I know this song isn't quite "rocking," but it's about as rocking as Buckner gets, which is fine with me. There is something about the sweet sadness in Buckner's voice that makes me want to listen to him while watching the days getting shorter and the leaves turning red. Which subsequently leads me to drinking a lot of bourbon...

1 comment:

toomuchcountry said...

Damn it. You are not only tracking on the numbers, but you are also keeping the artists in your most-enjoyed genre. You researchers are just too much.