You have no idea the joy I felt when Nothing's Shocking was released. This album was pretty much the thing that transformed me from a shy nerdy wallflower freak into the full fledged art-rock goddess I am today. I got it when I was 16, a few months after it had come out, and listened to it non-stop until Ritual de lo Habitual came out. 2 months later, after I got tired of listening to Three Days and Then She Did over and over again, Nothing's Shocking was back in. It was my answering machine message ("Leave a Message, I'll call you back"), my teen-angst catchphrase ("everybody's so full of ****"), my spiritual awakening ("the fountain was the best that you could be") and my -to this day- favorite stoner song of all time (that is, Summertime Rolls is). So when it came out on rock band, I was thrilled, and still am to this day. I play Pigs in Zen, Ocean Size, and, of course, Summertime Rolls, almost every time I play the game. People like to ***** about Jane's Addiction for whatever reason they make up this week, but in 1989, there was nothing else like it.Are there any albums that completely signify a certain period in your life? And if there are tracks from those albums in Rock Band - what did it feel like to play them the first time?
That depends on the group. I normally play drums, so I stick to songs that are challenging yet fun, without any necessarily personal connection (aside from the JA songs above, plus Weezer and the Siouxsie stuff). When I'm particularly drunk, I like to sing, though. And yes, like the author, I tend to pick personal tracks that I know so well that I don't need to read the lyrics or follow the melody bar. You Oughta Know is a great one, I remember one particularly bad night when I had just broken up with a boyfriend of 2 years and spent some time at home with a bottle of Bacardi, a box of tissues and the caterwauling of a woman scorned. I thought it was caterwauling, but I gold starred it on expert, couldn't have been that bad. I also did Our Truth, which had a bit of sentimental value because the ex and I were both big Lacuna Coil fans. I forget what else I did, it was a while ago and I didn't have that fifth of rum the next day...Also, what tracks do you tend to play solo in RB? Which ones with a group - are there any songs sung by a vocalist of the opposite gender that you really get into?
Well written, and I agree with her, although not on Tragic Kingdom. I had moved on from alternative music long before this record came out. I would do it for Exile in Guyville.Any other thoughts on this piece?