Combining three of my favorite things:
the movie Spinal Tap
great music played loud
NPR's All Songs Considered had a story this morning - because of 11/11/11 - of...
These Go To 11: Songs Best Heard Extra-Loud
There's no denying certain songs are best experienced when played as loud as possible. Since this Friday, 11/11/11, is Nigel Tufnel Day
— the unofficial holiday honoring the fictional Spinal Tap guitarist,
who cranked his amplifiers past 10 — this week's episode is all about
the songs that instantly make you want to turn the volume up.
Click the link above or here to read the entire article - and to hear all the music.
Here is a short, partial list of songs that I turn to 11:
Renegades of Funk - Rage Against The Machine
Oh Yeah - The Subways
Think the drummer's cute? Watch the video for him shirtless. Think the singer's cute? Go to my other blog to a post from 2008.
Sabotage - The Beastie Boys
Recently Distressed - Phantom Planet
Phantom Planet is the band that also sang California and whose original drummer was the actor Jason Schwartzman. Here's an live version of the song, before Jason Schwatzman left the band in 2004.
Think the singer is cute? He's Alex Greenwald. He did some Gap commercials...
And appeared in one of my all-time favorite movies...
Vagabond - Wolfmother
The version of the song from the excellent movie (500) Days of Summer where I discovered the song...
The whole song...
A Life of Illusion - Joe Walsh
The Bucket - Kings of Leon
Inside Out - Eve 6
Dammit - Blink 182
What are yours?