“Here’s a song about beauty” – In 1994, Courtney Love and Hole released their critically acclaimed 2nd CD, “Live Through This”. But two years earlier, their debut disc was even more unpolished, raw, disjointed, even Courtney 20 years later said the album was “unlistenable”. Even with this great review, give this one a listen, Courtney’s punk attitude at its best! Check out her look at :11
“ASHES TO ASHES” DAMAGEPLAN featuring JERRY CANTRELL
After Pantera broke up and before the murder of Dimebag Darrell came a one-time CD from Damageplan. The group featured Darrell, his brother Vinnie Paul, and included guests including Corey Taylor from Slipknot, Zak Wylde, and on this track, Jerry Cantrell from Alice In Chains. “Ashes To Ashes” didn’t make the U.S. version but was included on the Japanese CD and the Punisher soundtrack.
“I WON’T FORGET YOU” POISON
Hard rock concerts were predominantly male and then came bands like Poison. Bret Michaels appealed to the ladies with rock songs featuring more of a groove than loud guitars. Their neon colored clothes, makeup, and power ballads like “I Won’t Forget You” added to their legacy. While not as popular as “Every Rose” or “Something To Believe In”, “I Won’t Forget You” is still a MTV favorite of the 80’s. Fun Fact: Slash was one of the 3 finalists for lead guitar before they chose C.C. Deville, think about how that might have changed music in the 80’s!