Saturday, March 1, 2014

February's Alternative Rock Songs!

Alternative rock in the early 90's was the first genre of music that really clicked with me.  Bands like Nirvana, Blind Mellon and the Smashing Pumpkins were the first albums I had ever bought (other than a Jeff Foxworthy CD and the Jurassic Park soundtrack, true story) with my own money.  After a few years, The Smashing Pumpkins took center stage with their album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and I was a fan for a very long time after.  So in honor of some of my favorite music in my early teen years, we did Alternative Rock.  Specifically it was mid-90's but that's just because I was looking to do a SP style song.

Another throw back to the mid-90's was the optional subject of "Dancing Babies."  Anyone with the internet in the 90's will remember this gem:

Danny Imig - Baby on Board
My comments: Danny's track is a rocking instrumental and a guitar vanity project.  He's got the talent and really shows it off here.  The song definitely is fast, fun and really rocks but it feels more like an 80's hair metal song to me.  Not to say I don't like it, I do.  Also, where do you get those stickers?  That's awesome!

Brian Salapek - Dancing Babies
My comments:  I originally wanted to do a Smashing Pumpkins style song but realized I'm not very good at guitar.  I opted for the formula Nirvana used in so many of their songs: clean-ish verse, rocking chorus.  When it's all said and done, I am very happy with the song, especially the chorus.  Normally I am very self conscious about singing but am happy to share this one!

Rene Zansman - On the Floor
My comments:  Don't let anyone ever say Rene isn't a trooper.  He wrote and recorded this song with a broken right hand.  He definitely worked the babies into the song with lyrics about missing being a kid and a baby dancing on the floor.  It has a sad feel to it, which I like about it.  Like Danny's, I don't think it's right for the genre but I still like it.

Vote for your favorite!

No comments:

Post a Comment