Thursday, September 1, 2005
ARTIST OF THE MONTH
I'm changing things up a little for the September Artist Of The MonthTM. Rather than profile just one band or singer, I'm going to be doing an ongoing series of seven posts that deal with themes. Two reasons.

1) I want to change things up a little.
2) I'm running out of artists to profile on their own.

The first of the seven is the music of the Gods. The music that gets you pumped during your morning workouts and wakes you to go to work. Rock And Roll. Not rock songs, but songs about R'N'R. As of now I have fourteen songs planned to feature. Some I'll post the song for, but most will just be the lyrics. And there is a weird anomaly that's occurred. Of the seven themes, there's one band that will be featured over and over. That's because they are the band of decadence. Sex, drugs and rock and roll. So, I figured what better way to start this than with one particular song. We're about to rock and AC/DC salutes us for it.

A great blues based rock band that formed in 1974 in Australia who're still going strong today and still kicking the ass of every new "rock band" that comes along. They don't compromise, they don't write songs for commercials, although they sadly have sold two songs to commercials. Gap and the Motorola RAZR. And they don't take themselves too serious. They have a great tongue-in-cheek approach to their music. They write straight up rock songs, nothing fancy.

For Those About To Rock (We Salute You).wma
Ohhhh yeah yeah
Woooo
oh oh

We're on tonight
To the guitar bite
Yeah, yeah, oh

Stand up and be counted
For what you are about to receive
We are the dealers
We'll give you everything you need
Hail hail to the good times
'Cause rock has got the right of way
We ain't no legend, ain't no cause
We're just livin' for today

For those about to rock, we salute you
For those about to rock, we salute you

We rock at dawn on the front line
Like a bolt right out of the blue
The sky's alight with the guitar bite
Heads will roll and rock tonight

For those about to rock, we salute you
For those about to rock, we salute you
For those about to rock, we salute you
Yes we do
For those about to rock, we salute you

Oooh, salute!
Oooh, ooooh yeah

We're just a battery for hire with a guitar fire
Ready and aimed at you
Pick up your balls and load up your cannon
For a twenty-one gun salute

For those about to rock - fire
(cannon fire)
We salute you
For those about to rock
(cannon fire)
We salute you
Those about to rock - fire
(cannon fire)
We salute you
Fire
(cannon fire)
We salute you
We salute you
Come on, whooa
For those about to rock, we salute you
For those about to rock, we salute you
For those about to rock, we salute you
For those about to rock, we salute you

Shoot, shoot
Shoot, shoot

For those who give, for those who take
Yeah
Ain't gonna get tired, won't take a break, we salute you.

We salute you
We salute you
We salute you

Fire
AC/DC
The Only Thing Necessary For Evil To Triumph
Is For Good Men To Do Nothing

6 comments:

Jake said...

Hell's Bells, dammit!

Christopher Lee said...

Sorry, but that's not one of the songs to be profiled.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you are reminding me of my fun younger years! What a great time that was! Woohooo!

Christopher Lee said...

You're only a old as you want to be.

Anonymous said...

Old School..old news. Remembering your youth won't bring it back. Look at those guys. They look like Za in 20 years. Except more masculine. Rode hard and put away wet.

Christopher Lee said...

Dude, if I'm lucky enough to make it to my mid-50's, I hope I have half the energy these guys do.