For My Sunday Song #261, we are going to tackle 10 songs from one of my favorite artist, Will Hoge. First up is the song “The Overthrow” off his 2020 album, ‘Tiny Little Movies’. The album is so raw and honest and this song is no different. Will has a way of painting a picture of America’s landscape with his lyrics and he doesn’t hold back on this one.
Will doesn’t intentionally write political charged songs, they tend to write themselves I would guess. When he puts pen to paper and plays that first chord, I imagine the song takes on a life of its own. This song dives in to the deep end and takes on the President of the U.S.A. and many might not appreciate his candor. With lyrics like “Darth Vader with a spray tan” pretty much tells you who he is talking about. He talks about how the man is tearing the country apart and that the people about to stand up and take it all back. They are going to Overthrow him with their votes and send his ass packing and that is what happened.
Musically, it is one of Will’s heaviest, rocking tracks and won’t be typical of what I have for you with this series but I wanted to start with a bang and this one does it. It is dirty, gritty, raw and is like a fist to the face. It is straight up rock & rolll with a little punk edge at least that is what I get from it. Will’s gritty vocals are a perfect match to the music. For me, the drums and that guitar are the highlights as they are both so powerful and are making a statement just like the lyrics. It all blends together perfectly with the vocals and you get a song that grabs hold, shakes you a little and doesn’t let go. Hold on tight!
Okay, I know I did a post of Memes on them last week, but there were so many good ones or just so many depending on your point of view. I have enjoyed going through these myself, so I hope you like them too…let’s get to it.
I didn’t realize I hadn’t done a George Michael Memes edition yet. He definitely deserved one, so I guess better late than never. From Wham to his solo work, George was one of the best. He has been missed! Here’s to you George and I am sorry, but some of these were too funny not to share although some are pretty tasteless.
It is time now to celebrate all that is Billy Joel. Or mock him, either way he is getting his turn on the Tuesday’s Memes. The collection I have gathered will hopefully make you smile, laugh or groan in agony…I don’t care which as we don’t judge here. I hope you enjoy.
For those that don’t know what the Music Challenge is I will tell you. Go out and pick up an album or stream an album based solely off one of three categories…1) Album Cover, 2) Band Name or 3) Album Name. Once you have listened to one, come tell me about it.
For my 5th one over the last year, I picked based on the band name and the album cover. The band name was Galactic Empire and the album cover was of space. The whole thing had a Star Wars vibe to it, so naturally I was drawn to it. What I didn’t know at the time was it was an album of John William’s Star Wars songs that were all done in a Heavy Metal format. Interesting enough.
The album ‘Galactic Empire’ was released on February 3rd on Rise Records.