Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Atheists Rock!

Hands up those of you who remember (fondly) the throbbing "prog rock" bands of the 70s like Hawkwind, Yes, Rush, Genesis and Floyd etc. I didn't realise this but some of these (now) old gits are still hammering away at their stratocasters like the immortal rock gods we all hoped they would be; For fans who are of an Atheist calling it doesn't get much better than Rush's latest album called "Snakes and Arrows" (2007), I must say I find it a most excellent earful, clean, crisp guitar rock of the highest calibre on tracks like "Malignant Narcissism" and (I know we don't do this much these days) just listen to those lyrics, particularly tracks like "Faithless", this is Atheist poetry, I'm in heaven (oops!).

PS If you want to listen to other Atheist friendly music, check out Motorhead, specifically "Don't need Religion" on "Iron Fist" (2001); also the excellent "God was never on your side" on "Kiss of Death" (2006), of course there are also the odd gems from Dylan (With God on our side), Eagles (The Last Resort), and Genesis (Jesus he knows me); Nine Inch Nails have an excellent album out at the moment called "Year Zero" which has a couple of superb tracks, and there is always REM, Roger Walters, Slayer, John Lennon, RHCP, Metalica, Pearl Jam and many more - we rock!

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