Monday, August 05, 2013

My Music Monday

If I ever wanted to get 710 to change the radio station or hit 'next' on my plugged in iPod / iPhone, it's easy - have song from  the Cult  pop up through my rotation.

He tolerates a lot of my music, but the Cult is not one of those groups for which he's going to sit through an entire song.  I get they are not for everyone.

Hell, I'm not sure how much they are for me, but they had a handful of songs that I enjoyed, including "She Sells Sanctuary" and this weeks pick, "Fire Woman".

I remember hearing the song for the first time at a neighbor's house (that bastard owes me $20!). I'd say his name, but I'm sure he Gooooogles himself and I won't give him the satisfaction of me tagging him here.

The Cult certainly has a Guns N Roses quality - in sound and looks (not quite the compliment - fyi). Granted, this is not a group really built for MTV - they're not lookers, but many a band of the mid to late '80s were not.

Oddly enough, it seems the band is still touring and recording - which is good, because Guitar Center only has a limited amount of open positions for post-rockers.

Clocking in at over five minutes, the song might run a little long and there is a place or two where they take it down to a slower pace - which was the style at the time.  I'm not a fan of the slow faux-thoughtful-like introspection just so they can kick it back up.

I do like the faster, harder pace, which actually does have a decent melody and vocal. My opinion, of course.  But I'm guessing at least Erik will agree with me on this selection.


Dith said...


BosGuy said...

OMG - I loved The Cult when I was in high school and college.