Deserted Island List

“Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin – For anyone who has heard my ringtone on my phone, you are not surprised to see this song. It has one of the greatest openings of any rock song in the world.

By the way, did you ever notice that Led Zeppelin wasn’t big on choruses.


“On and On” by Michael Shankar Group (MSG) – Not McCauley Shankar Group, a much more 80’s pop metal group created in the late 80’s to try to sell albums. I heard this song once while cruising through Milwaukee, with my fiance sitting in the passenger seat. She could not understand why I got so excited about this song, but not the mass of 80’s metal songs released daily during that time.

“November Rain” by Guns n Roses – The original CD version of this song was over ten minutes. I worked on learning the lyrics of this song while driving through Utah. Do you have any idea how hard it is to sing this song ten times in a row…or more!

“Mr. Brownstone” by Guns n Roses – This song was over a year old when in Minnesota when to the gunners finally hit national charts. We had a station back then called “Hot Rockin 104” that took pride in playing music before it was cool.

“One” by Metallica – Any song that is longer than the radio standard of three minutes and thirty-four seconds is and easy pic. This song has some great guitar riffs and just simply makes the car go faster. No matter how many times I hear it, it never gets old.

By the way, only one thing would make Metallica better. Get rid of the vocals, most of these songs are great compositions with mediocre singing.

Don’t scoff, its true!

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