Thursday, September 07, 2006

I'm hot blooded...

When I was in high school, there were bands I loved to hate. And those long-ago (sheesh - over 25 years) decisions kinda stick with me.

The 'evil trifecta' was Loverboy, Journey, and Foreigner. Nowadays, I don't revile them sooo much... they fall into 'general nostalgia' rather than 'acute reminder that I wasn't one of the cool kids.'

Cuz I'm almost at the level of the Foreigner song, to wit:

Well I'm hot blooded, check it and see
I got a fever of a hundred and three
Come on baby, do you do more than dance?
I'm hot blooded, I'm hot blooded

I've only got a fever of 102.


Oh - yeah - I forgot. I was going to add another link to Norwegianity. These guys/gals rock.


Norwegianity said...

Yeah, well — Loverboy aside — you just mentioned my two favorite end times rock acts. It wasn't until one of Ethel Kennedy's daughters shot me a look at a Prairie du Chien burger joint that I realized rock was dead and it was time to check out reggae again.

Six months later I was listening to Joy Division and Afrika Bambaata, and things have been good ever since.

nihilix said...

Rock? Dead?? What about the Ramones?

Naw - I know (historically) what you mean - that the main thrust of rock petered out about that time. My two favorite bands from that time - Devo and Adam Ant - would have been new wave and brit-pop, neither rock. (And only one of those two has stood the test of time.)

Norwegianity said...

You'll hate me for this, but I walked out on the Ramones when they played Des Moines. I get "energy" but I don't get not knowing how to play your instruments.