We don’t own a dishwasher, the reason being we don’t have space for one.
As a negative side effect, we need to wash the dishes when the dirty stack gets too big. As @bingbabe is working that means I have to do it.
No biggie except it's really boring and music is a must when having to do mundane crappy jobs like this, and loud too.
The neighbour has hired some tree cutters and they are making a right old racket outside. That means I must turn the music up even higher.
Too high and @dismayedworld has a go at me. Sigh, I just can’t win. I could never have a go at my father for cranking up the sound.
Long songs are a must if you don’t want to be in and out changing the tunes too often.
Jacobs Ladder – Rush (Permanent Waves - 1980)
So let’s start with something that’s 40 years old. When I was 20, a tune from 40 years ago would be Glen Miller and his big band or something.
Coming in at over 7 minutes this one fits nicely into the first section of the dirty plates. There is an amazing guitar solo that starts around 1:20. Alex Lifeson is just a guitar god.
Now I need to continue on washing instead of doing air guitar to my dog who ritually ignores me whenever he sees this.
Deadman – Karnivool (Sound Awake - 2008)
Sound Awake is one of the albums that is a slow grower. Deadman is not one of my favourite tracks but the internet popularity charts show Deadman is high on the list.
I hear a little more every play and sooner or later it will sink in. Karnivool is an Australian progressive, alternative band that gets little attention.
I’m waiting for them to tour the UK and I will likely go and see them if it happens. At 12 minutes this one was great for completing my first set of dishes.
This is real progressive stuff, meandering around all over the place. That’s why I’m having issues with it.
Citizen Erased – Muse (Origin of Symmetry - 2001)
How I struggled with Origin of Symmetry while discovering Muse as late as 2010. I was never quick on the draw when it comes to finding music.
I still ascertain this is Muse at their finest. Showbiz had a few moments, but this is masterful.
This is another long song that fits my criteria of the day. That guitar at the start still grates my ears a little though.
Revelation - Spocks Beard (V – 2000)
If wouldn't be me if I didn't add something a bit weird into the mix.
Spocks Beard (who got their name from the Star Trek Kirk episode 'Mirror Mirror') are a progressive band from Los Angeles.
'V' is supposed to be one of their better albums and they have a vast back catalogue, most of it I have not heard.
Revelation fools you into thinking it’s an easy listening track, one you could float down the river on a barge too.
Then the guitars come in and wreck it all depending on your perspective. I find it an interesting attempt at genre mixing.
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