Yet, there's hope
I complained in this post about how pathetic, pathetic, the bestseller charts in music are anymore.
Then I happened across one of the Denver radio stations that's kind of reinvented itself lately to play the best in modern rock - No Lady Ga Ga, no Black Eyed Peas, no Rob Thomas (all good music mind you), just rock, thank you. It reminds me of my favorite stations from the 70s and 80s. Check it out: 93.3 KTCL - they stream over the web!
Within a half hour of listening, I had one of those epiphany moments where you hear a song you immediately love and know you'll love forever, like (for me) Smells Like Teen Spirit and Hey Ya!.
The song started and I thought, "That sounds like Eddie Vedder, but this is way too hooky for Pearl Jam (and I loves me some Pearl Jam, don't get me wrong, but their tunes are usually not as "major key uptempo" - to borrow a phrase from an old work buddy). It even had a yeah yeah yeah chorus! So, rushed home, found the site, and bless them they had a "what we're playing now" list on the web. Sure enough it was freakin' Pearl Jam; the song is called The Fixer.
I've provided two versions of the video in case one of the links dies or the vid is removed.
Pearl Jam - The Fixer
Pearl Jam | MySpace Music Videos
Isn't that just one of the best songs you've heard in while?
Another song I heard and liked was "Girlfriends" by Single File. The song should start playing when you follow the link.
And you've probably heard it, but the new one by Weezer is a hoot.
Rock lives! Even if it lives under a rock right now.