Like I said in yesterday’s post, I just don’t give the radio much attention anymore. But I guess if I had to choose just one song I wish I heard a lot more, it would be this one.
The Smithereens – “Strangers When We Meet” (1986)
The Smithereens are one of my favorites not only on record, but live as well. I got a chance to see them a few times back in the day and they kicked major ass. This is an example of one of the best tunes from their debut album Especially for You which also has “Behind the Wall of Sleep” (which I will sing whenever I hear it) and “Blood and Roses”.
Here’s a special request to the folks over at Harmonix.
I had originally started to write a post about which new music game I was going to be purchasing since, well, there are so manycoming outsoon.
But based on the track list and the fact that I already own Rock Band, the choice was rather easy to make: Rock Band 2 will get my money. (C’mon…you can’t deny the musical mastery of Steely Dan’s “Bodhisattva” unless you’re some sort of commie pinko swine.)
And since my “guitar” is pretty much shredded it looks like I’ll have to buy a replacement–or end up buying the whole damn set, which would be a downright shame [Sarcasm Level: Severe].
I also have plenty of DLC songs for the game that hopefully will be transferable. In fact the other night I downloaded a few Stone Temple Pilots songs as well as Judas Priest’s “You Got Another Thing Comin’.” But if there was ever a song born for the Rock Band franchise, it’s this one. And I hope The Powers that Be take notice and get the rights to use it:
The Smithereens’ “Behind the Wall of Sleep” has been one of my favorites for as long as I’ve owned Especially for You, their debut album. And it just doesn’t get any easier than this: guitars, drums, bass and vocals, a nifty solo and some great riffs. In my opinion, it’s just an awesome song that would be perfect for the game.
So there’s my special request. Not bloody likely to happen but hey, it’s worth a shot to get the word out.