Knocking Me Out With Those American Thighs: AC/DC, Aaron Lewis, Gotthard

“SHOOK ME REMIX”   AC/DC with Nirvana, Guns N Roses, Van Halen, Def Leppard……

When the DJ’s wanted to get the guys out on the dancefloor in the clubs, they’d crank up something like INXS, a rock song with a great dance groove.  But the go-to song to get the ladies wild and hard enough for the guys to rock out to was “You Shook Me All Night Long”.  Who can resist those opening lyrics, “She was a fast machine, she kept her motor clean Was the best damn woman that I ever seen She had the sightless eyes, telling me no lies Knocking me out with those American thighs“. Here’s a techno dance remix that stays faithful to Angus’ version but throws in some orgasmic moans and signature samples by Nirvana, Slash, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, and Def Leppard.


“OUTSIDE”   (Rock Studio Version)      STAIND

Just got tickets to see Aaron Lewis in Clearwater on November 18th.   Once again, Aaron will be going solo in concert at the acoustically perfect Ruth Eckerd Hall.   The intimate arena lends itself wonderfully to the passionate style that Aaron projects on stage with just him and his guitar.   The last time I saw the Staind lead singer, he was performing an acoustic set where his interaction with the crowd was to quote Barney Stinson, LEGEND——ARY!  Aaron would ask the audience what they’d want to hear and bust into versions of “Purple Rain“, “Sweet Child O’Mine“, and “Ice Ice Baby“. Here’s the studio version of one of Staind’s biggest hits, it rocks even harder than the live version with Fred Durst.


Still can’t believe that Gotthard never crossed over into the U.S. rock radio airwaves. One of the biggest selling rock bands in Europe for the last two decades has a catalog of music that feels like I discovered a buried treasure of lost classics. “First Time In A Long Time” from 2003’s CD, Human Zoo, has the timeless power ballad formula down to a tie but yet, it feels “epic” and fresh at the same time. Sadly their lead singer, Steve Lee, died in a motorcycle crash in 2010, but they’ve continued on and toured with 80’s favorites, Whitesnake, this past year.