This week is a freebie week over at Dolly’s; therefore I have for your consideration three songs of my choosing. And they all come from bands whose names start with the letter G! (I promise it’s an unintentional “theme”, though.)
My favorite bands of 2018 were Ghost and Greta Van Fleet, so here are the latest tracks from their latest albums, respectively:
Ghost – “Dance Macabre” This video has it all…it looks like an homage to 80s and 70s horror and fitness (that dance routine? I’m pretty sure I’ve done that workout at some point!), and is very reminiscent of early Scorpions to boot. But I know people don’t like comparisons, so I’ll let you be the judge of that.
Greta Van Fleet – “You’re The One” This seems to still be a pretty divisive band – a lot of love for them, but I’ve come to find a lot of people I thought would at least like them hate them. As for me, I still love them! I know they get compared constantly to a LEGENDARY rock band like, all the time. And I get it. But I also get wisps and snatches and hints of so many other fantastic rock bands, and I think a lot of people probably aren’t able to get past the comparisons to the LEGENDS to properly appreciate their music. Not true of all the haters, of course, but I feel like the comparison has both helped AND harmed them. Here is their latest, as performed on a fairly recent episode of SNL:
The Glorious Sons – “S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun)” I don’t know much about this band other than that they are from Canada and enjoying some pretty decent success with their latest song, which according to their Wikipedia page, is from an album released in 2017. And also according to that same Wikipedia page, they toured in 2017 with Greta Van Fleet. Now that’s a show I would have liked to see! This song’s been getting a lot of rotation on our local rock station and it’s really catchy. That means I’m going to have to do some more investigating and see if the rest of their music is as good as this. I haven’t heard any comparisons, but this song in particular song sounds to me like they were inspired instrumentally by the Foo Fighters and vocally by Sublime. Just me? I know there’s more going on (namely their own sound), but I definitely want to go back and find out who some of their influences were.
Head on over to Dolly’s to see what music some other people are listening to this week, or to participate for yourself!