I woke up this morning with a song stuck in my head that I haven’t heard in a very long time. The song was “Down” by 311. I do find it to be a coincidence that this song pops in my head on March 11 (311 day). I remember when this song came out. I was in 7th grade and 311’s self titled album was popping. I heard this song on the radio and after school that day I had my parents take me to the record store to buy the CD. I jammed that album for a good part of 7th grade. I still think the riff for this song is badass. It’s also one of those perfect 90’s songs that instantly takes you back to when it came out.
Back in 1997, 311, released Transistor, the follow up to their break through self titled album. There was one song on the album that has always been a favorite of mine. The song is “Beautiful Disaster” and it rocks. The intro is beyond recognizable anytime you hear the first few notes and the vibe the song emits, has this flow to it that is perfectly 90’s but, still sounds fresh today. Interestingly, “Beautiful Disaster” was the third and final single released from the album.
This feature is fast becoming a favorite of mine. Well all the features I do are favorites, some are just more fun than others. Today I present another song battle featuring Stone Temple Pilots vs 311 and their songs “Down.”
I go STP without question. There are some people that might/will pick 311. And that’s ok but, Stone Temple Pilots win this one hands down. And their video is better too!
My brain works in strange ways at times. I think of silly lists in my mind then start to really analyze them. Earlier in the week I had an idea while gazing through my music collection at home about how many self titled albums there are. Which then made me think how many of those are really that good. Well here is a list of the best self titled albums. This list is in NO PARTICULAR ORDER.
Black Sabbath- Black Sabbath
Alice In Chains- Alice In Chains (Tripod)
Year Of The Rabbit- Year Of The Rabbit
Vision Of Disorder- Vision Of Disorder
The Velvet Underground & Nico- The Velvet Underground & Nico
Led Zeppelin- Led Zeppelin
The Doors- The Doors
System Of A Down- System Of A Down
Them Crooked Vultures- Them Crooked Vultures
Foo Fighters- Foo Fighters
Royal Blood- Royal Blood
Rage Against The Machine- Rage Against The Machine
Pearl Jam- Pearl Jam (Avocado)
The Cult- The Cult
Instead of finding the best cover songs I thought it would be fun to make a list of the worst ones ever.
Limp Bizkit- Faith, Behind Blue Eyes
Korn- Word Up, Another Brick In The Wall
Nonpoint- In The Air Tonight
311- Love Song
Six Feet Under- their AC/DC album
Megadeth- Anarchy In The UK
Guns N Roses- Sympathy For The Devil
Rob Zombie- Brick House
Seether- Careless Whisper
Alien Ant Farm- Smooth Criminal
A Perfect Circle- Gimme Gimme Gimme
Sheryl Crow- Sweet Child O’Mine
U2- Fortunate Son
The Ataris- Boys Of Summer
The Cure- Purple Haze
Celine Dion- You Shook Me All Night Long
Eric Clapton- I Shot The Sheriff
Madonna- American Pie
Five Finger Death Punch- House Of The Rising Sun, Bad Company
Asking Alexandria- Closer
Tori Amos- Raining Blood, Smells Like Teen Spirit