I’ve been waiting. Every time I turn on the radio I listen for one of those roll down the windows, spark up a fatty, step on the gas, drive to the ocean rip off my clothes and dive into a wave rock anthems that make my ears bleed, face melt, heart beat faster and sing out loud, one of those songs that makes me think that for as long as this lasts anything is possible.
Allow me to take a little trip back in time, names and dates are probably confused but what the heck, the party was in full swing:
Summer of 70, Jumpin’ Jack Flash by the Stones
Summer of 71, Saturday Nights Allright for Fightin” Elton John (yeah I know)
Summer of 72, Ballroom Blitz, The Sweet
Summer of can’t remember, Won’t Get Fooled Again, The Who, Born to Run, Springsteen, Train kept a Rollin’, Aerosmith, More Than a Feelin’, Boston, Rock On, David Essex, Schools Out, Alice Cooper, You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’, Judas Priest, Freebird, Lynard Skynard, Back in Black, AC/DC, Jailbreak, Thin Lizzy, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Nirvana, Panama, Van Halen, Alive, Pearl Jam, Sweet Child of Mine, Guns & Roses…I could go on but I have to go.
Anybody else remember?
These songs transcended age, culture and taste. They were everywhere, you couldn’t miss them. I miss that stuff, everything seems so compartmentalized.
One good song brings so many people together. I hope somebody comes up with one soon, we need it.