November Rain or Hulkster In Heaven, which is the definitive 1990's epic rock song?
It's a question that's been burning my brain for about a decade. I wanted to publish a poll and poll QZ'ERs about it but the website seems to make that impossible from a mobile device.
Given that Guns and Roses did an excellent live version as well, I'm kinda leaning in that direction.
But for pure emotive portraits and songwriting, I just do a 180 again each time I hear Hulkster In Heaven HIH
HIH is up there, But to my knowledge it's never been performed live
Turned into a best of the 90's?
(What's the big deal, a little bit of levity isn't wrong. . Crazy people)
Best of the 90's
In no particular order
Give a monkey a brain and he'll swear he's the center of the universe
use your illusion I & ii
love sign O (+>
I'll play whatever game it is that we're playing.
Queen - Innuendo
Guns 'N' Roses - Use Your Illusion (I + II)
Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. II: Scenes From a Memory
Pink Floyd - The Division bell
I almost included dream theater. That was their best but wasn't it 2000?
****correction. .. October 1999
Dream Theater are a progressive metal band who have existed for over 20 years. American instrumentalists, Canadian singer. They're best known for their supreme skills as musicians, which in their case has been a double-edged sword - they've created some of the best rock music of the last quarter century, and also some of the worst. Their music ranges from brilliant prog rock epics to concise and hooky songs to downright awful derivative metal that's little more than an excuse for them to show off how fast they can play.
Scenes From A Memory is without a doubt their finest work, but there are other strokes of brilliance all over their catalogue. Images and Words is excellent, as is disc 2 of Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence and Octavarium.
If you like Rush, Yes, Marillion, Metallica, Iron Maiden, or any combination of the above, you're bound to like much of what Dream Theater has produced. If you don't, then stop reading here and grab Bon Jovi's latest album and enjoy.
Songs like Learning to Live, Erotomania, Finally Free, and The Count of Tuscany completely reprogrammed my ways of understanding the power of utilizing a vast musical vocabulary to create new soundscapes in the rock idiom.
But - I realize they're not everyone's cup of tea.
I feel slightly insulted here. I don't like Rush or Metallica at all, I feel indifferent about Iron Maiden and Marillion and I somewhat like Yes, but I love Dream Theater. And I certainly don't deserve being made to listen to Bon Jovi's latest album just for that. I mean, I've done considerably worse things than disliking Metallica...
When it comes to 'epic' I would exclude Grunge and Heavy Metal. Otherwise I would say smells like teen Spirit.
When I think of 'epic' rock songs from the 90s which stood the test of time I think of
the show must go on
Crying, Crazy, Amazing by Aerosmith
Always by Bon Jovi
November rain by Guns n' roses
These still get a lot of airplay and are widely known to a large audience.
Adrenalize Album by Def Leppard?
Pornografitti & III Sides to every Story Album by Extreme?
the Spin Doctors?
Hughe then, forgotten now...
Will you call me crazy if i say my favourite record from the 90's outside Queen is 'No Exit'' by Blondie?
I relistened the album after a while and it was a great experience, musically is diverse, with pop, rock, rap and country songs. Ms. Harry nailed the vocals, and is definitely fun to listen.