Ok, YouTube is addictive. While searching for a few good videos for my previous post, “Friday Night Music”, I got hooked. Now, I’m sitting here sipping Captain and Coke and watching music videos.
Some of you may have noticed in previous posts that I played guitar in several bands over the years. I listen to a really wide variety of music styles but tend to find the ones that display really talented guitar players. So, a lot of heavy music here… which might also be because I’m drinking and had a long, stressful week (I’ve even been getting work texts as I write this). Or because it’s my fucking blog and I feel like it. (Edit: I did add some other fun stuff after the heavies. I’m having too much fun with this right now)
Side note: Does it really irritate anyone else that YouTube added commercials to the beginning of every video? Fucking annoying.
So, here are a few of my favorite things:
Killswitch engage – My Last Serenade
I love they contrast between the verses and the chorus.
DragonForce – Through the Fire and Flames
If you appreciate guitar playing, the guitar solo “battle” at 3:20 is unreal.
Five Finger Death Punch – No One Gets Left Behind
As a veteran, the lyrics always get me.
Pantera – Cemetery Gates
Dimebag Darrel was the F’n man! RIP
Shadows Fall – Still I Rise
The guitar players for Shadows Fall are fantastic. If you ever want to feel like a guitar noob, they have a couple “instructional” videos on YouTube that are enough to make the most experienced guitar player feel like a beginner.
Ok… all of those too heavy for you? I’ll toss in a few more that aren’t quite as angsty. The rum is making me feel generous.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Little Wing
If you like the blues, KWS is amazing.
Common Kings – Wade in Your Water
I told you I had varied tastes. Good for a chill evening with a couple cold ones!
Temple of the Dog – Say Hello to Heaven (I couldn’t find an ‘official’ video, sorry)
Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder, can’t go wrong. Speaking of Eddie…
Pearl Jam – Yellow Ledbetter
Definitely one of my favorite bands. I love the blues riffs in this song. Stone Gossard is one of my heroes.
And one last, fun video to cap it all off:
Walk Off the Earth – Royals (cover)
This is a helluva talented group of people, though I have no idea how they kept straight faces while making this video.