Wednesday, August 24, 2011

An important announcement...

I had, for a number of years, been fairly certain that “Search and Destroy” was the greatest rock n’ roll song ever recorded. But another song, “All Kinsda Girls” by the Real Kids, always seemed worthy of “co-greatest” consideration. I tried to avoid any drastic revisions of my list by just saying that “All Kinsda Girls” was the greatest pop song ever recorded. But the implication, then, was that “All Kindsa Girls” was somehow less “rock n’ roll” than “Search and Destroy”. And truthfully, “All Kindsa Girls” is as rock n’ roll as rock n’ roll gets. Some people call the Real Kids “power pop”. Others might call them “punk”. But I say they’re straight-up rock n’ roll. Publicly, I can no longer have my cake and eat it too. If “All Kindsa Girls” is really the greatest song ever, then it has to surpass “Search and Destroy” on my list of the greatest rock n’ roll songs of all-time. They can’t both be #1. Alright, then: let the record show that alterations have been made! This is a milestone moment for me! And if I’m going to tinker with my list, I might as well be 100 percent happy with it. On that note, The Dictators’ “Stay With Me” now holds the #2 position. “Search and Destroy” has been bumped to third. Position #4 goes to “Pill Box” by The Joneses. The fifth spot is up for grabs…

4 comments:

Shawn Abnoxious said...

Wow.
Just watched an ep of THROUGH THE WORMHOLE about cosmic consiousness and how hours before 9/11 some math based readout detected a spike in global consiousness. Like people knew something was going to happen...

Now this? Josh, Seriously. Bumped to third? Pj175 IS KILLING YOU. There definitely was some sorts of cosmic wave or something again... Im releasing all reserve street walking cheetahs with handfuls of napalm. This shit is serious.

Josh, eat a fucking burger and rethink this one... Dictators are good. Real Kids are awesome. Please reinstate the list as-was. Do it for the universe!

Lord Rutledge said...

My list cannot be arbitrarily altered. It's like amending the Contstitution. The process requires YEARS of personal refection and a veritable act of God (like an earthquake) on top of that. There is, however, a hurricane coming...

Shawn Abnoxious said...

Lemme check on what level the cosmic consiousness is at...

gunther said...

Third place still gets a medal.