Let's party! *Virtually* So today being my 25th birthday I would like to celebrate by going through this cake of some of my favorite artists! It's crazy to think I am now a quarter of a century old and half way to 50! I will say I've always felt much older than I am with my love of classic rock and passion for most things of the past. Maybe this isn't my first time around eh??
Ok let's get started... Here's the cake!
A deeper track off of Gabriel's 1977 debut solo record typically titled Car or PG1.. Modern Love is an upbeat kitchy tune sure to get any night started. This was Peter's first album coming back from a year off of music growing cabbages... bet you didn't know that! Yep, Mr. Genesis himself left his prog persona behind and tried to live the simple life... sometimes we all need a little bit of a break, but thank goodness he came back by the late 70s!
Freak out in a Moonage Daydream oh yeah.... and Let the ever so lovely Starman take you there. Where!? Well I'm really not quite sure where, but Bowie could take me anywhere. This is one of my favorite tunes off of Bowie's breakthrough record Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. The beginning sucks you in with a couple hits off of Ronson's guitar...
Syd's got a bike, you can ride it if you'd like... This whimsical tune off of Pink Floyd's debut Piper at the Gates of Dawn is just what I need to kick off my 25th year. Life gets so serious sometimes, we need to remember to be light and have fun appreciating the things around us. Syd always had a way of seeing these beautiful yet simple things and wrote songs that encapsulated the child within us.
...and for those quieter moments a little Gilmour will relax any party-goer with his peaceful melodic vocals. Perfect for those who went a little too hard at the punch bowl.
You can't go wrong with ANYTHING off of this album The Yes Album may just be Caesar of prog! Bruford's tight and quick drumming, Howe and his classically trained guitar mastery, Chris with his massively awesome bass hands....
And what better way to cap things off with a little cheeky tune from the Queen himself, Mister Freddie Mercury. This has to be one of my most favorite Queen songs, I love the bridge with May flirtatiously singing right back to Freddie. A most fabulous end to a wonderful birthday.