Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dschinghis Khan - Rom

Rom - viele tausend Yahre alt
Zwischen Friede und Gewalt
Zwischen Zukunft und Vergangenheit
Rom - grosse Stadt am Tiberstrom
Wo die Lust am Leben wohnt
Und wo jeder Stein Geschihte shreibt.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell

From the first Black Sabbath album after Ozzy Osbourne was fired from the band and the first album featuring Ronnie James Dio, who also wrote the lyrics for the song.

Ronnie James Dio himself cited it was his over-all personal favorite song of his career, the one that he feels most proud of.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Accept - Russian Roulette

From the 1986 album with the same name as the song. The album's title and front cover as an expression of the strong anti-war themes throughout the record, showing war as a game of russian roulette: "It means - go and play the game y’know, what a silly game it is. One will die definately."

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cat Stevens - Morning Has Broken

A Christian hymn from a singer converted to Muslim.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Ronnie James Dio - Rainbow In The Dark

"Rainbow in the Dark" was the second single released by heavy metal band Dio, appearing on their 1983 LP, Holy Diver.

Ronnie James Dio said in a 2005 interview that he was displeased with the song, considering it to sound too much like pop music. He said that after the recording was finished he took a razor blade and declared his intention to destroy the tape. However, the other members of the band talked him out of it. Despite Ronnie's thoughts about the song, he still thanked the band for talking him out of it.

In a VH1 documentary, Dio also stated that the lyrics reflected his feelings after leaving Black Sabbath, as he felt alone and rejected, hence a "Rainbow in the Dark". It should also be noted that the title may refer to Dio's other band, Rainbow.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Led Zeppelin - Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp

Bron-Yr-Aur (Welsh for "golden hill", "breast of the gold" or "hill of the gold") is an 18th century cottage in South Snowdonia, Wales, best known for its association with English rock band Led Zeppelin.

The cottage was used by the family of Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant during the 1950s as a holiday home. In 1970, Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page spent time there after a long and gruelling concert tour of the United States. Though the cottage had no running water or electricity, they used it as a retreat to write and record some of their third album, Led Zeppelin III.