Shameless second shuffle….

…or, something to tide you fine people over till I get home from work!

1. “You Can Have Her,” Waylon Jennings

2. “Cajun Moon,” Ricky Skaggs

3. “You’re My Witness,” Clay Walker

4. “Waitin’ For the Sun To Shine,” Lee Ann Womack (I think I like her version better than that of Ricky Skaggs, and RS’ cut is pretty damn good!)

5. “Operation: Mindcrime,” Queensryche

6. “Some Kind of Wonderful,” Grand Funk Railroad

7. “Ghosts,” Jake Owen (great cd, and this was the best song on it!)

8. “Dry Town,” Miranda Lambert

9. “Brooklyn Kid,” Cross Canadian Ragweed

10. “Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” Iron Maiden (13 1/2 minutes of heavy metal perfection, as has been noted in this space before. If you think of Bon Jovi and Poison when anyone mentions ’80s metal, you are sorely deprived.)

11. “The Fugitive,” Merle Haggard

12. “Walk Away,” Kelly Clarkson (No, I am not ashamed of this. KC’s a great singer who’s recorded some really good-quality pop songs.)

13. “The Door Is Always Open,” Jamey Johnson

14. “Troubadour,” George Strait (perhaps the best single song Strait has recorded in 20 years)

15. “Boats to Build,” Jimmy Buffett & Alan Jackson (recorded live at Texas Stadium in 2004 — Great show, too, I was there)

16. “One Of These Nights,” The Eagles (favorite song from that band)

17. “Losfer Words (Big ‘Orra),” Iron Maiden (nifty little instrumental piece, with a lead guitar line that’s almost like a lead vocal)

18. “Stewball,” Robert Earl Keen (from his first, and IMO best, live album)

19. “Red Bandana,” Merle Haggard (one of The Hag’s most underrated songs, I think)

20. “Jet City Woman,” Queensryche (one of my two favorite songs from that album; frontman Geoff Tate rarely sounded better than he does on that song)

More later…


5 Responses to “Shameless second shuffle….”

  1. peter Says:

    Where’s the Rush? Kansas?
    Maybe it’s just me but I don’t consider Bon Jovi or Poison to be metal. Not that it matters. They don’t measure up to Iron Maiden.

  2. southtexaspistolero Says:

    Heh. Still working my way through that! I have heard a good bit of the songs on those Rush greatest hits cds via Sirius and love them all. I made the observation a couple of years ago that Geddy Lee’s voice was an acquired taste. Once I got used to it, though, I definitely got to be a convert.

  3. peter Says:

    Definitely an acquired taste, especially prior to about 1980. That’s about the time he mellowed his voice a bit and stopped singing quite so high. Modern Geddy isn’t hard to take.

  4. That Guy Says:

    “If you think of Bon Jovi and Poison when anyone mentions ’80s metal, you are sorely deprived.”

    Aint that the truth! Now, I’ll enjoy a little ’80s hair-band music every once in a while, but real metal beats the snot out of them.

    More love for Queensryche. Sweet.

    • southtexaspistolero Says:

      Heh. Yeah,I think you’ll see QR on pretty much every shuffle I have posted on here. As far as hair metal goes, I think Def Leppard & Motley Crue are about as far as I go these days. I’ll admit that I used to like Bon Jovi & Poison a lot more than I do now, though.

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