I’m having an all-out-rock-out as I edit tonight and since we’re a little ahead of schedule it’s time for a quick break to run down my favourite all-time bands… because they f’n rock!
Loved these guys since my early years thanks to my parents and their friends jamming around our campfires. The older I get the more my appreciation for song writing and harmonizing becomes, these lads have both in spades. For the past while, random Youtube Eagles playlists are my go-to background tunes while I edit. Learn more about them in their incredible History of the Eagles documentary.
Favourite Tunes: Take it Easy, Peaceful Easy Feeling
Hands down – not just my favourite, but the greatest rock ‘n roll band of all time. While their sound was what initially attracted me -it always felt like Zeppelin was searching for something. They were always trying something new creatively. This is how I see myself, always looking to try something new and I think that familiarity is part of what keeps them on top of my list.
Favourite Tunes: Rock ‘n Roll, Ramble On, Over the Hills and Far Away
GUNS ‘N ROSES
High school was all G’nR, for that matter so was college, post college and still today on my way to weddings I crank some Slash ‘n Axl (despite being the biggest dick, his voice stands alone as one of rock’s greatest).
Favourite Tunes: Sweet Child O’ Mine, Patience, Used to Love Her
With Steve Perry or Arnel Pineda they still kick ass after all these years. I love Arnel’s story and his talent is off the charts, but Steve’s voice stands alone on top of rock’s best-of pile.
Favourite Tunes: Faithfully, Don’t Stop Believin’
THE TRAGICALLY HIP
Along with most students, my college days are speckled with memories of The Hip. Having seen them live 4 times and bus-roadied to a tiny bar in Cleveland for the final concert, I can say Gordie and the boys hold a special place for me.
Favourite Tunes: Wheat Kings, The Hundredth Meridian
STEVE MILLER BAND
Grew up on these guys with my parents and all their friends jamming around the campfire. Amazing memories and I’m still rocking out in my car to these guys.
Favourite Tunes: Jet Airliner, Take the Money and Run