Okay..this may be a duplicate, because I tried to respond earlier today on this from my phone...but I don't think it went through...Anyway...this morning I was listening to Constant Motion and my son walked by me...he gave me this odd look, then went on by and headed up the stairs toward his bedroom. Then I hear him yell at his sister, "I think mom's going through a mid-life crisis...she's listening to 80s metal bands!" A few minutes passed, then he yells at me..."mom..I'm trumping your music with mine...you need to be listening to some modern feel good music"...or something to that effect...then he proceeds to blast from his IHOME..."BLurred Lines" by Robin Thicke no Pharrell Williams...<quoted text>
Omg, you should do something about your son. Had the Bible had 11 commandments, the 11th would have been "thou shall not make or listen to rap music"
That song, can you believe, is from 1992, off the album "Images and Words". Dream Theater is brilliant. In terms of talent, no band has the same pedigree. They have the fastest base player (John Myung), fastest keyboardist (Jordan Rudess), fastest drummer (Used to be the legendary Mike Portnoy, now it is the incredible Mike Mangini), ninth fastest guitarist (The god, John Petrucci) and a vocalist with a four octave range (James Labrie). They are known for elaborate and over the top individual performances. They would play a song, live, and suddenly put in a five minute guitar solo. Why? Because they can.
Listen to these songs, also by Dream Theater
As I am
The Answer Lies Within
Under a glass moon
Comfortably Numb (Floyd cover)
Honor thy Father
On the backs of angels
They seldom make a song less then 6 minutes in length. Most of their stuff is about 10-15 minutes of orgasmic instrumental mastery. Longest song? 42 minutes. I have never ever seen any band as intent on achieving perfection. They would do a three hour show, and nobody misses one note, nobody skips one beat. They are inhuman, and true metal gods.
This...DF...is my life and why I'm so versatile when it comes to music...lol!
I actually like the song! But Constant Motion was pretty awesome too!