Today, Lady Z goes rocky and grungy on our asses!
Deftones- "Hole In the Earth"- First of all- Chino fuckin’ rocks my world. They’ve managed to retain their original style; this album sounds as desperate and wrecked as Adrenaline. No one sings like him. However, there are some problems. This video is too much like "Black Hole Sun," Black Hole Sun was cooler, though… and two of the band members look like Chris Cornell- one before he cut his hair, and one after. It occurs to me that this song would be much more amazing if not watched in video, but in my cd player, cuz I don’t have an ipod. Yeah! Now, that’s fuckin’ hipster.
Foo Fighters- "The Pretender"- I love when this song starts, because Dave’s voice sounds sooo not bound up by space or time. In the future, our kids will probably worship this band, and we’ll all be telling them about Nirvana and where we were when Kurt died. I also envision losing much of my Foo love when this song ends up being promoted for major sporting events a la "lets get it started." But until then, we can enjoy this as good, authentic rock and roll.
And with an honorable mention for Soundgarden- Black Hole Sun- just cuz I raised the issue, and because I worship Chris Cornell. I’ll always remember watching this one over and over and over in sixth grade on MTV, before I became obsessed with Soundgarden and Rage and Offspring. I don’t know who wins out in the end for best rock vocalist of the 90′s, but here are my top five: Chris Cornell, Chino, Dave Grohl, Kurt Cobain, and Maynard… P.S. I heart pygmie goats.