So my wife, Dr. L, is the coolest chick I know. She’s awesome, she’s fun to hang with and she’s my best friend in the whole world. We have so much in common and yet manage to have so much NOT in common to keep things interesting. One of the things we DO NOT have in common is my love of heavy metal music. My wife’s iPod pretty much has some cool stuff on it that we both like Bob Marley, Grateful Dead, Beastie Boys, etc but then all of the sudden, you get into some murky waters. Stuff like Ace of Base, Black Eyed Peas and Cee Lo Green pop up. Yeah, exactly. Anyways, Dr. L and I were talking about music and I was talking about how I could get her to listen to some metal music. I’ve listened to plenty of Cee Lo and Black Eyed Peas and what not and figured I’d return the favor be playing her some metal music. After talking a bit, she presented me with a challenge and a challenge it surly was.

So here’s the challenge: Pick 12 metal songs to play for someone that doesn’t like and never really liked metal music that wouldn’t make them run screaming for the door or throw themselves out of a car. There’s no way in hell I can throw stuff like Motorhead, Testament or GWAR on there. I also don’t want to play it safe with fluffy stuff like Poison, Warrant or Ratt. I’m thinking, show here the melodic side of metal with great songs and great vocalists. Maybe even do a span across the years starting with something like Captain Beyond or Alice Cooper and then moving forward. This is going to be a fun project. My wife has agreed let me record her feed back for each and every song that she listens to which is sure to be a great read. She has also agreed to allow me to share the feedback with all my fellow Fartheads. This is going to be a fun challenge and project and I can’t wait to share it with y’all!

Stay Tuned. It’s gonna get loud!


About Don de Leaumont

Don (aka. The Brainfart) has been a heavy metal fan since hearing it for the first time in 1983. Don is also repsonsible for all of the typos, shitty grammar, and kick ass content on this site. Don likes cheap beer, whiskey, Coca Cola Icees, going to shows, and hanging with his kick ass wife, two cats and dog. He originally wanted to name his dog Shandi but his wife said, "No fucking way."

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Jody says:

Anything from Allen/Lande or Savatage “Handful of Rain”

thegreatsouthernbrainfart thegreatsouthernbrainfart says:

Jody. Great call from both of those amazing albums. I like how you think!

Jammin Jaymz says:

I predict that this won’t work, it won’t change anything one iota. Why? Because you guys have been together for a LONG time now and she’s probably inadvertently heard most of the stuff you’d put on the disc for her. Unless you purposely hide everything musical from her…she’s heard it. Still, I would love to be there for when she hears this stuff and hear what’s going on in her head: “oh, God, Farty…this crap really sucks! I can’t believe he listens to this shit…”

Art says:

Maybe I’m a wuss, but there’s plenty of Ratt that isn’t “fluffy.” How about “Body Talk” or “The Morning After?” Hmm…”Wasted Years” got me into Iron Maiden. I don’t know if you would call AC/DC metal, but “Can I Sit Next to You, Girl?” is a nice one to ease in with. Does Rush fit the bill? “Broon’s Bane > The Trees” works, or “Jacob’s Ladder.” “Witch Hunt” has some good, mental lyrics she might like. That’s what I’ve got for now.

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