“A Place Called Home” off of the modern-day classic “Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea” is P.J. Harvey at her most accessible, but perhaps most heartfelt too.
“If 6 Was 9” shows the Jimi Hendrix Experience at their psychedelic best. This song has been featured in the counter-culture classic movie “Easy Rider”.
“Lifetime Piling Up” by the Talking Heads was originally an outtake for their last studio album “Naked”. When the band put together their comprehensive best-of “Sand In the Vaseline” this was that rare new track on a compilation that added to the legacy. So much so it may be Randy’s favorite Talking Heads tune!
No matter what your religious viewpoint is, Ministry’s “Psalm 69” is a head-banging powerhouse. It’s industrial music at it’s best.
“Lady Stardust” by David Bowie is one of the best tracks on the Ziggy Stardust album but for some reason is unknown to most non-Bowie fans. Crazy.
Power ballads don’t get better or more epic than Skid Row’s “I Remember You” from their debut, self-titled album. To the 14 year-old me it was as good as it got. While I wouldn’t go that far now, the song still rocks!
“Summer Madness” by Kool & the Gan is the first ever instrumental to be featured as the Dandy Classic Track of the Day. Eat your heart out Will Smith.
“When My Time Comes” by Dawes is destined to be a one-day standard. It’s simply too good to be denied forever, right?…
“Tin Man” by the band America is an easy-listening classic. And my weird attempt to honor the country on the 4th of July.
“You Look So Fine” by Garbage is about as good as alternative rock-meets-techno got in a strange era for post-grunge bands looking to not only survive but thrive.