Okay, granted when the drum solo kicks in on Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight,” I cannot fight the urge to bang on my steering wheel (or whatever happens to be near by), but it’s far from the coolest song moment. I have to hand it to retroCRUSH for even attempting such a list, and I’ll even give them credit for picking some good albums and great songs. I have a problem with many of their choices, so let’s get to a couple of them.
#25 Picking the best Jimi Hendrix song (off any album) is a little easier than picking the best Led Zeppelin or Stones song, but that’s not saying much, is it? “Purple Haze” is the cop-out choice. It’s the opening track, and while opening tracks can be the best (see below), in the case of Are You Experienced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, it’s the last
#29 The Replacements’ “Alex Chilton” (from Pleased To Meet Me) may be a better song, but you cannot beat the opening moment of “I.O.U.” with Paul’s underlying guitar starting off in the left speaker, the drums kick in and the song starts. I remember when I heard this album for the first time. The opening track got me hooked. It was the first Mats album I owned.