From smack-bang in the middle of the bell curve

My Music

In life on September 10, 2006 at 7:59 pm

One man come in the name of love
One man come and go
One man come, he to justify
One man to overthrow

In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love

One man caught on a barbed wire fence
One man he resist
One man washed on an empty beach
One man betrayed with a kiss

In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love

Early morning, April 4th
Shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride

In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love…

One song that’s unfailingly sent the adrenaline or whatever chemicals cause your blood to course through your body at a slightly faster-than-usual rate. What’s missing in the typed rendition of the song is the voice that can only be Bono and the humming at the end of it, that’s well, ethereal.

People talk about their taste in music by reeling off genres, Progressive-Alternative-Punk-HipHop-Reggae-SleazeFest-DisguisedPorn etc. Ok, the last two might not be actual genres, but when you rely more on the visual than the sound to identify gotta give them different names.

I’ve never really known what my genres are, just that certain songs and bands I could listen to for hours on end, some as interesting background scores as I labour through assignments/work, mainly anything remotely productive, some to rouse from semi-comatose states resulting from excessive amounts of sleep-deprivation or alcohol or both. And yeah, sometimes just to let the vibrations coming off the windows and other assorted paraphernalia wash over you…therapeutic almost.

So, there’s the above mentioned band that created this masterpiece in tribute to Martin Luther King except that they’ve acknowledged how the line should be Early evening, April 4th since thats when he was assassinated. It doesn’t stop there though, how they managed to capture the most powerful emotions that us humans can possibly experience onto thin discs of highly fragile material, is beyond comprehension. (U2)

And then there’s the band that was the stereotypical rock band of the 70s. Alcohol, Drugs, infamous backstage ‘groupie nights’. When it was almost like an honour badge to have members of your band hospitalised with alcohol poisoning and drug overdoses. But to be at your peak, and then to lose one member to the above and having your drummer lose an arm in an accident would finish off most bands. This one not only came back stronger, they also stuck with the same drummer! The movie on their story shows how an emotional band took the stage on their comeback tour and then proceeded the rock the daylights out of the crowd. (Def Leppard)

There are other bands, brilliant ones, with sensational songs…here’s my top ten..or what i can think of at this moment:

10. Ye hai meri kahaani – Strings
9. Brilliant Disguise – Bruce Springsteen
8. Coming back to life – Pink Floyd
7. Deuces are wild – Aerosmith
6. Vindicated – Dashboard Confessionals
5. Bad – U2
4. When love and hate collide – Def Leppard
3. Hysteria – Def Leppard
2. Where the streets have no name – U2
1. Pride (In the name of love) – U2

  1. i love u for 2 things…!!!10. Ye hai meri kahaani – Strings 2. Where the streets have no name – U2ofcourse…other people love u for other reasons…wink wink…!

  2. aah..the words i’ve waited so long to hear…u got me all teary-eyed dude… do agree with u…those numbers are quite special…

  3. whats with the lovefest? 🙂

  4. i love u2.:-) new look and all! awesome!

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