Thursday, July 24, 2008

Turnin' up the volume

So I punched the button and there was the familiar growl of "Born On The Bayou," the first thing I ever heard on a Creedence Clearwater Revival album and still my favorite CCR song. I reached for the left dial on my car radio and gave it a hard clockwise twist.

I CAN REMEMBER THE FOURTH OF JOO-LIE
RUNNIN THROUGH THE BACKWOOD BAY
AND I CAN STILL HEAR MY OLD HOUND DOG BARKIN
CHASIN DOWN A HOODOO THAY (BOMP, BOMP, BOMP)
CHASIN DOWN A HOODOO THAY (BOMP, BOMP, BOMP, buh-WOOM)
BO-ORN ON THE BYE YOO ...

That got me to thinking how many other tunes are out there that I still HAVE TO PLAY LOUD EVERY TIME I HEAR THEM because of the adrenaline rush they give me. The only other one I could think of off the top of my head was "Born to Run." Maybe "Devil With a Blue Dress/Good Golly Miss Molly" and "Rocking Pneumonia and Boogie Woogie Flu."

This probably is different for all of us. A few minutes later the station played "Purple Haze," and I imagined folks crankin' her up as soon as they heard that familiar opening riff, but as much as I love to hear that one loud, it doesn't have to be EVERY TIME. That's a select few for everyone, I think.

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3 Comments:

Blogger PintofStout said...

For me it goes with my mood, but when the mood strikes, it can always be a SRV song: Texas Flood, The Sky is Crying, Little Wing. Man, that guy could wring some emotion of that axe!

9:30 AM  
Anonymous sunni said...

Led Zep's Black Dog; Rush's Red Barchetta and Freewill; Def Leppard's Rocket and Armageddon It. There are probably lots more of that vintage, but it's been so long since I've listened to radio anywhere that I can't recall my old habits.

5:25 PM  
Blogger Jacques said...

I also am compelled more by mood than the actual song, but Bohemian Rhapsody almost always makes me crank up the volume. It's the only song that I'll headbang to (much to my metal-head brother's dismay). :)

9:58 PM  

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