Posts Tagged ‘Blues’

Again I thought that it would be fun to list the songs that have been played on high rotation on my iPod. I try to have an eclectic taste in music that extends to several genres, although more often than not I just like guitar driven rock and roll.

1. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) – AC/DC
2. Permanent Vacation – Aerosmith
3. Whipping Post – The Allman Brothers Band
4. Rockin’ The Suburbs – Ben Folds
5. Redemption Song – Bob Marley
6. Now You’re Gone – Buddy Guy
7. Please – Chris Isaak
8. SWLABR – Cream
9. Pump It Up – Elvis Costello
10. Oh Well – Fleetwood Mac
11. Give Me Back My Wig – Hound Dog Taylor And The Houserockers
12. Piece Of My Heart – Janis Joplin
13. Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix
14. Good Excuse – John Butler Trio
15. The Old Man Down The Road – John Fogerty
16. Chill Out – John Lee Hooker & Carlos Santana
17. Cortez The Killer – Neil Young
18. They’re Red Hot – Robert Johnson
19. Stray Cat Blues – Rolling Stones
20. The Seeker – The Who

Chill Out – John Lee Hooker & Carlos Santana


Because the music I listen to is so much better than the music that you are listening to, I decided I would share just some of the most frequent songs that play on my iPod. As you can see there are a lot of guitar heavy songs. Not every one of these songs is great, but I like them, which is all that’s important.

  1. Viva La Vida – Coldplay
  2. Hush – Deep Purple
  3. Pump It Up – Elvis Costello
  4. Riding With The KingEric Clapton and B.B. King
  5. One Way Ticket – The Darkness
  6. Three Button Hand Me Down – The Faces
  7. Shake Your Moneymaker – Fleetwood Mac
  8. I’m Tore Down – Freddie King
  9. We Got The Beat – The Go-Gos
  10. Red House – Jimi Hendrix
  11. Good Excuse – John Butler Trio
  12. Boogie With Stu – Led Zeppelin
  13. Cult Of Personality – Living Color
  14. Smokin’ Gun – Robert Cray
  15. Happy – The Rolling Stones
  16. The House Is Rockin’ – Stevie Ray Vaughan
  17. Statesboro BluesTaj Mahal
  18. Blue Orchid – The White Stripes
  19. The Seeker – The Who
  20. Joker And The Thief – Wolfmother

The Faces – Three Button Hand Me Down

Mat-Tel’s Greatest Hits

Posted: November 22, 2008 in Music

Please excuse me for that really poor pun that I used in the title of this post. For those who have no idea what I am on about, it’s meant to be a riff on the old K-Tel record label who in the 1970s would release the dodgiest of all compilation records to the music buying public. By substituting my name in the title of the post, it now bears an uncanny resemblence to an all powerful toy conglomerate who use toxic paint! (BTW, if you have to describe a joke it is instantly unfunny!) Anyway, this segue is just a way of me sort of saying that I would like to discuss my musical likes and dislikes.

Anyway, I would just like to list a few of my favourite songs of the moment.

  1. Shake Your Money Maker – Fleetwood Mac
  2. Happy – The Rolling Stones
  3. Shine A Light – The Rolling Stones
  4. Damn Right I Got The Blues – Buddy Guy
  5. Mannish Boy – Muddy Waters
  6. Ain’t That A Lot Of Love – Taj Mahal
  7. Cry Baby – Janis Joplin
  8. Mama Kin _ Aerosmith
  9. Big Ten Inch… Record – Aerosmith
  10. I Ain’t Drunk – Albert Collins
  11. Ain’t Superstitious – Jeff Beck Group
  12. Stay With Me – Faces
  13. Layla – Derek and the Dominos
  14. Sunshine of Your Love – Cream
  15. Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin

As you can pretty much see, my favourite genre of music is 80s pop blues/rock from the late 60s to mid-70s. I think I just like the great guitar songs. Not sure how I got to like these kinds of songs as when I was a kid growing up my folks would listen to embarrassing stuff such as Dolly Parton or Dr Hook.