It is time once again for Music Monday! The theme this week over at Dolly’s comes to us once again from Cathy at Curious As A Cathy. Since today is National Battery Day, Cathy has chosen that as the theme for our song selections using the words “smoke”, “alarm”, “battery”, and “charge”. Let’s see where I can go with this!
I do love me some 70s glam rock, so to start us off, here’s Marc Bolan (T. Rex) with “Depth Charge”. Definitely more funky than glam rock-ish (to me), but still groovy and very listenable!
Marc Bolan – “Depth Charge”
Next up, the word “battery”, and a song I have a feeling has appeared on quite a few lists already:
Metallica – “Battery” I’m not a huge Metallica fan, especially since Jason’s departure. But this song was recorded before I became so disillusioned with them. Ah, who am I kidding? I may not respect Metallica as people, but I do still love their music. And in case you don’t like heavy songs, this one is pretty heavy.
Now, for “alarm”, I have bucked suggestion (mainly because I couldn’t find anything I liked with “alarm” in the title, and couldn’t narrow one down with that word in the lyrics) and just used a song from a band called The Alarm, and boy does it bring back some 80s memories.
The Alarm – “Rain In The Summertime”
Now, for “smoke”, I wanted to save the best for last.
Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson – “Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die”
I’m not condoning smoking, but this song is from a kick-ass set of artists, and we’re all adults here so we should be able to either still enjoy the song, or say “not for me” and move on without listening. But come on, you have to admit it’s totally appropriate for Willie Nelson!
Happy Music Monday-ing, and be sure to head to Dolly’s or Cathy’s to see what everyone else came up with for this really unique and somewhat challenging theme! You might even want to play along yourself.