Category Archives: Music Videos

Songs That Give Me Chills

Obviously, anyone who enjoys listening to music is going to have hundreds and hundreds of songs that would say they “love”. Some songs strike an even more special chord with me though. Yes, that’s right. There are some songs that seem to inspire something within me WHENEVER I hear them. Songs that quite literally send a chill down my spine by their awesomeness. Off the top of my head, here’s a handful:

Avantasia – “The Scarecrow” (The Scarecrow)

One of the most epic metal songs of all time. The vocals are outstanding and I really enjoy the Celtic rock vibe of it. I can see this having a really cool set up on a live stage.

L.A. Guns – “OK, Let’s Roll” (Waking The Dead)

With lyrics written about the events of United Airlines Flight 93 from 9/11, this one really gets to me:

Skies of Pennsylvania became a battle ground
Two hundred miles away, the towers had come down
One last chance to say goodbye, he called her on his phone
Said he knew what must be done, “I am not coming home.”

Are you ready, okay, let’s roll

KISS – “Love Gun” (Love Gun)

One of KISS’ finest songs, I’ve loved it since I first heard it and thankfully I can now die saying I’ve seen them play it live. I’ll never forget seeing PaulĀ zip-lineĀ over the crowd on the way to his platform as the intro played out. Picked a live version from 2005 just for something different.

KISS – “Modern Day Delilah” (Sonic Boom)

My favorite track off Sonic Boom. It’s a KISS classic with a mix of Zeppelin thrown in. Love the lyrics.

KISS – “I’m An Animal” (Sonic Boom)

Another instant classic from Sonic Boom and easily the best Gene song from the album. They’ve started playing this one live, too bad I caught them on the very first show on their previous tour, so they hadn’t added it to the set list yet!

Guns ‘N Roses – “Madagascar” (Chinese Democracy)

Chinese Democracy is one of my favorite albums of all-time and this one of the best songs on the album (and that’s saying something).

Aren’t there more? Of course but we’ll get those on a later date…

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KISS – “(You Make Me) Rock Hard” Music Video

The second new song from Smashes, Thrashes & Hits. I have to say, I think this song is just as good as “Let’s Put The X In Sex”. Gene never looked comfortable with the glam look but this era suits Paul well and is it me or does it look like he’s trying his best to emulate David Lee Roth during these years in appearance and on-stage antics?

KISS – “Let’s Put The X In Sex” Music Video

I don’t care what Paul and Gene say — the two new songs that came off of 1988’s Smashes, Thrashes & Hits compilation are great. Pure ’80s pop metal cheese and what’s wrong with that?! I don’t even mind that this song and video totally rips off Robert Palmer’s “Addicted To Love”.

Summertime!

June 1st. Summer is here. I don’t care what the calendars say, Summer has also started on the 1st of June, in my mind. So relax, grab some lemonade, sit down on the porch, and play this video to trumpet in the sights and sounds of Summer…

Get. The. Funk. Out.

Am I the only one who really wants to cut that strap off Gary or at least pull the other one back up?

Twisted Sister + Alice Cooper + zombies = AWESOME!

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