The beauty of good music is the fact that it can surpass time and other worldly boundaries to present this eternal grace in which you can always find comfort. So what if I decide to feature a song that comes all the way from 2004 or 2005? It still makes no difference if the song still holds it’s subtle charm and does it’s piece in making me nod my head like someone who’s high on acid and is seeing things that aren’t there… like fat ladies in g-strings and orange hair…
The Dead 60s, unlike what the name might suggest, have living members. Or had. They split in 2008. But that doesn’t mean that their music can’t make sense anymore. On the contrary, Riot Radio (among other songs) still resonates with their punk rock feel.
I first noticed this beauty while playing Burnout: Legends and couldn’t help but get my shuffled playlist to repeat the song (of course to do that, you have to keep pressing the Select button on the PSP, while driving and bashing other racers… you can imagine how easy this is. Plus, it was a shuffled playlist). It’s a song without much fuss, clear lyrics and gives you this Hillbilly feeling when you’re hitting other drivers off the road and watching your points rack up and your nitro boost reach higher levels.
Without the excitement of a violence infused race-track, it’s a delight to make your brisk walk one with a melodious tune. You probably won’t appreciate it that much, seeing as we could have different tastes. But believe when I say that it’s worth a listen or 2, or 3, or 4… or 5; you’ll get the hang of it.