A Different Compilation Album

Whenever a rock compilation is unleashed onto the public, you can bet that there will be a repetition of the same songs. When you buy it, you are really only buying it for a few songs you don’t have, because the other songs on it will definitely be on all the other rock compilations you own. These include:

Boston- More Than a Feeling

Blue Oyster Cult- Don’t Fear the Reaper

Black Sabbath- Paranoid

Deep Purple- Smoke on the Water

Rainbow- Fool For Your Loving

Whitesnake- Here I Go Again

Heart- Alone

Marillion- Kayleigh

Motorhead- Ace of Spades

There’s nothing wrong with any of these songs, I like all of them. But I don’t want them on every compilation I buy. Besides, there are songs from many of these artists which I like more than the ones listed here. Taking all of this into consideration, I have decided to put together my own compilation album, (not for sale) with the following songs.

1. Michael Stanley Band- My Town

2. Heart- If Looks Could Kill

3. Black Sabbath- War Pigs

4. Blue Oyster Cult-Godzilla

5. Whitesnake-  Slide it In

6. Jay Ferguson- Thunder Island

7. OPM- Heaven is a Half pipe

8. Anthrax- Make Me Laugh

9. Ted Nugent- High Heels in Motion

10. Saxon- Wheels of Steel

11. Marillion- Sugar Mice

12. Motorhead- Killed By Death

13. Night Ranger- Don’t Tell Me You Love Me

14. Boston- Piece of Mind

15. Rainbow- Death Alley Driver

16. Deep Purple- Woman From Tokyo

You might like some of these or most likely you have your own suggestions for a rock compilation. If so, feel free to post your suggestions here.

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7 Responses to “A Different Compilation Album”

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  2. Perfectly composed subject matter, Really enjoyed reading.


  3. Deborah Jeffries Says:

    I used to be a total metal head as a teenager but have definitely moved away from it because the genre is dead. For example the best music from Iron Maiden and Motley Crue came out of the mid eighties. Motley Crue has maintained creative freshness in today’s music climate, but Iron Maiden’s music is dated and sounds the same. Besides I always did prefer punk to metal anyway. Nothing like the Pistols and the Damned which is what I listened to as a small child. Some bands have just become stale.


    • Thanks Deborah, while I don’t think the genre is totally dead, I do believe that it is past its hey day. The 80s was the golden age of heavy metal and you’re spot on about Iron Maiden. They do sound stale these days. I like the bands you mention too, the Sex Pistols and the Damned. The Sex Pistols to me were what punk was all about.


  4. Deborah Jeffries Says:

    Thanks for the reply. I have rare recordings of Sid Vicious at his last concert with The Vicious White Kids which was a band made from the embers of the Sex Pistols, The White Cats, The Rich Kids and members of The Damned. The recording was made about six months prior to his death. A band I also liked as a child (I’m in my mid forties) was The New York Dolls, also produced by Malcolm McClaren of Pistols fame. They were pioneers of what would become Glam Metal. They’ve reunited several times, but without Johnny Thunders, Arthur Kane and Jerry Nolan who have all died, it’s not the same. They only released two albums in their short career. My favorite songs by them are Jet Boy and Chatterbox. Long gone, but they inspired so many.


    • You’re quite welcome. I remember the New York Dolls, but I haven’t heard too much of their stuff. One band I was heavily into in the late 70s was The Talking Heads although I went off them when they sounded a bit to funk. Hope you’ll stay on for future posts.


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