Hi I'm David Thomson - an avid Rock N' Roll fan. I've been listening to Rock, hard rock and heavy metal for a better part of my life. My favorite bands/musicians are ( may be in order of most liked to least, I dunno; it depends on the day ☺) : Metallica, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Guns N' Roses, Aerosmith, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Bon Jovi, Green Day, and many many more.
When I first created this blog, I thought I was going to only write about the themes hidden in songs, because most hard rock/rock n' roll songs have a deeper meaning that we conveniently ignore. We get so wrapped up in melodies, riffs and solos, but never take enough time to focus on the message. The reason why I say this is because since the 60's ( Beatles' era ) the band had much of the creative saying, meaning the song-writing was done within the band - giving the artist much room for his/her own creative saying. The best example is, none other than, Elvis. Elvis ruled the 50's, but didn't write a single song. The studio managers had song writers to do that for Elvis. This was due to something known as division of labor. It may be a little known fact that Elvis was the only Rock N Roll artist who had a major label, but it was surely no coincident, because major labels wanted artists who coincide with their policy of division of labor.
So as I was considering all this, I thought I should expand this blog beyond just the songs. I thought I should talk about the history of rock music, how bands were formed, background on some key artists/bands, the difference between Heavy Metal and Hard Rock, and evolution of rock itself. But for now I''ll stick to exploring the meanings of songs. As I said, many rock songs are wrapped around in depth themes, much more than the fun things - you know: sex, drugs and rock n' roll :-). Stairway to Heaven is probably the best example. It's hard to put this song into words! It's the most frequently request song in the 70's; not surprising, given that Led Zeppelin was the band of the decade. I shall embark on a journey to break this song down, but not right now, of course. Being a HUGE Metallica fan, songs like Fade to Black, Unforgiven part I, part II and part III also come to mind.
When I write about song means, I'll probably have the lyrics right beside my own interpretation of the song. I also would like to see you own take on the songs I post on the blog. So please feel free to leave comments suggesting what you think of the song, and if it affected your personal life in way. In the future I might further expand the blog to popular music of today, but that's very unlikely. Can you guess why?
Rock N' Roll Posts:
- ► 2014 (30)
- Metallica's Orion Festival Week Away
- Song Meaning & Analysis: Run to the Hills by Iron ...
- Song Meaning: Master of Puppets by Metallica
- Song Meaning: Another Brick in the Wall, Part II b...
- Song Meaning & Facts: Johnny B Goode by Chuck Berr...
- Song Meaning & Facts: My Generation by The Who
- Song Meaning: I Can't Get No Satisfaction by Rolli...
- Song Meaning: Man in Black by Johnny Cash
- Song Meaning & Facts: American Idiot by Green Day
- Song Meaning: Dream On by Aerosmith
- Song Meaning: Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
- Song Meaning: Walk This Way by Aerosmith
- Explore Songs
- Song Meaning & Facts: Let's Spend the Night Togeth...
- Song Meaning: Cyanide by Metallica
- Song Meaning & Analysis: Creeping Death by Metalli...
- Song Meaning: Livin' on a Prayer by Bon Jovi
- Song Meaning: One by Metallica
- Song Meaning: Paranoid by Black Sabbath
- Song Meaning, Analysis & Facts: Welcome to the Jun...
- Song Meaning: Fade to Black by Metallica
- Song Meaning: Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison
- Song Meaning & Background: November Rain by Guns N...
- ▼ May (24)