Tracks of the week: ZZ Top get your vote
Over the past week we’ve been collecting your votes for the finest rock around. And it’s no real surprise that ZZ Top’s comeback single, I Gotsta Get Paid, romped home. But there are some surprises: here’s your chart from top to bottom. (PS: There’s no new chart to vote on today but expect more new music on Monday and a poll then…)
1. ZZ Top – I Gotsta Get Paid
Guitars crunchier than a taco full of nachos and a sense of humour drier than an Arab’s sandshoe on this hip-hop related, ode to… crack dealing?
2. American Dog – Just Like Charlie Sheen
At 2, beating the big dogs is a snarling Rottweiler of a tune from American Dog about a guy who’s that special kind of cool. Charlie Sheen cool…
3. Sebastian Bach – I’m Alive
The ex-Skid Row singer reveals status of his mortality with this ballad-style track from his latest solo album Kicking And Screaming.
4. Tank – War Nation
The Doogie White-fronted hound dogs from Hades make it to 4, despite being an Algy Ward-free zone.
5. Bret Michaels – Get Your Rock On
Not even an appearance from Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen could bump up Bret Michaels’ latest solo single, Get Your Rock On. It’s taken from the Poison singer’s upcoming album of the same name, which will include guest spots from Joe Perry or Aerosmith, country singer Loretta Lynn and rapper Lil John.
6. The Soundtrack Of Our Lives – Throw It To the Universe
After 16 years, Geoff Barton’s favourite* Swedish psych-warriors The Soundtrack Of Our Lives are calling it a day. But that didn’t get your sympathy in the slightest, you cold-hearted gets.
*Actually they might NOT be his favourite Swedish psych-warriors. That is a pretty crowded market.
7. The Murder Barn – America/Harvest
And getting the wooden spoon this month, London-based six-piece the Murder Barn’s earthy alternative rock. For fans of The Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey, Anna Calvi and CR fave Rose Kemp.