Glam For When You’re Alone
My college campus is one of those places where there are always people out and about-setting up badminton on the quad, hangin’ out in front of the dorms with guitars for impromtu jam sessions, random speakers standing around trying to promote their views on animal rights/abortion/God/the economy/etc etc. There is almost always something to watch or someone to hang out with. Unfortunately today it is raining, exams are coming up quickly, and I think there is a bit of a damper on everyones’ spirits right now. Basically, the energetic, forceful, party-hard, “Pour Some Sugar on Me” breed of glam just isn’t fitting the mood today. So, what do you listen to at times like this? Ballads, it seems.
I took the title of the post from a great CD collection I have called Jazz When You’re Alone. Its basically what you would expect; a mix of songs that are generally quieter, relaxing, and just easy to listen to. I love my jazz, but I thought it would be fun to make a glam version. here are a few songs that are hitting the spot right now:
1) Crashdiet-Falling Rain
Totally appropriate, if only for the title. Its actually about a prostitution and the emotional hurt and pain that comes with it. I find it to be a really powerful song. And really sad. It makes you want to reach out to those girls, y’know? I don’t really know how to help but I wish I could…
2) Poison-Every Rose Has Its’ Thorn
I hate that I’m putting this one on the list just because it gets played so often anyway…and I’d rather bring attention to a lesser-known song…but this one fits so well I can’t resist.
3) Motley Crue-Driftaway
Such a great song. This album didn’t get half the acclaim it deserved, which is a shame. John Corabi was excellent. Always makes me laugh when other Motley fans complain about Vince skipping half the notes. Really, you had JOHN CORABI and wouldn’t take him! so you get what you get.
4) Alice Cooper-I Never Cry
I’ve said before that I’m not a huge Alice fan (mainly because I don’t care much for his fascination with killing people in really disturbing ways), but I can’t deny it–this guy knows how to write a song. This one is a masterpiece and I could listen to it all day. I HAVE been listening to it all day. The lyrics are spectacular–“Its just a heartache that got caught in my eye…and y’know, I never cry…” I really love that line.
5) Tryin’ to decide if I should put some Sebastian Bach solo work or some Skid Row. If it was Bas solo, I would pick “By Your Side” off his most recent album, Angel Down (great stuff), but if its Skid Row, I gotta go with Breakin’ Down.
Bonus) Fuel-Bad Day.
Not Glam, but as one of the commenters on the video said…this song sounds like a bad day sounds. So I thought it appropriate to add to the list.
Runners Up: LA Guns-Battle of Jayne, Gemini Five-Chemicals Between Us (no video for this one), Great White-Angel Song, Sixx AM-Accidents can Happen, Scorpions-Still Lovin’ You and Send Me an Angel, GNR-Don’t Cry, and a lot of Cinderella ballads. Gosh I keep finding more and more songs but I can’t possibly add them all…
no, I’m not having a bad day, persay…just a little mopey cuz of the weather.
Also notice…I made a concious effort not to put November Rain on the list 😉 haha. that one was too obvious.
Rock ON y’all!