Last week I went back to the old school. I was originally a rock kid and grew up on the likes of Pearl Jam
, Soundgarden and the Smashing Pumpkins, but I then began to dabble in electronica and later hip-hop during my university days. As much as I love these genres now, there's still nothing that quite matches the raw sonic assault of quality hard rock.
Looking at my charts this week, you would think I lived in West Auckland. For the non-Kiwis on here, West Aucklanders are renowned for wearing black AC/DC or Metallica t-shirts and drinking very cheap beer. Enough said.
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Perennial #1. Rock personified. The Elephant Riders.
Rock out to: Burning Beard
2. Alice in Chains
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There has been such a rash of AIC impersonators that sometimes one forgets how groundbreaking their hard-blues-rock sound was when it first emerged. But AIC's razor-sharp riffs, Layne's vocal brilliance and the wickedly surreal vocal harmonies they got going…