“CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE!” Without those five words, Quiet Riot’s career would’ve lasted three months instead of thirty-four years. It’s a lowdown-dirty shame “Cum on feel the Noize” was actually a cover originally performed by an English glam rock band called Slade back in 1973. Woah…just felt like Matt Pinfield for a moment. This week’s edition of the Friday Top 5 is dedicated to the greatest cover songs of all-time…according to me, of course. Sadly, the following list does not include Limp Bizkit’s disturbing version of The Who’s “Behind Blue Eyes,” Michael Bolton’s take on Otis Redding, or anything off the I am Sam soundtrack. Follow the jump to see if your favorite cover song made the list.
No countdown is more contested among guitar geeks than the list of the top guitar solos of all time. Heavily dominated by Metal and Classic Rock bands, top 100 lists have spawned all over music media outlets everywhere. Comfortably Numb, Stairway to Heaven, All Along the Watchtower, Freebird. We know the usual suspects. Today we pay homage to some the lesser known solos that, we believe, deserve more attention than they have gotten in the past.