Covers of the Week + Holen Magroin’s Top 11 Covers

Hello all. Just yesterday I had the pleasure and the honor of being a part of The Lebrain Train again. As you could reasonably infer by looking at the title of the post, or just being a regular viewer of Lebrain, today we’re doing a follow-up to that. We’ll also be featuring Holen’s covers listContinue reading “Covers of the Week + Holen Magroin’s Top 11 Covers”

Song of the Week- Crazy Train

We’ve got an Ozzy classic up this week. All aboard! Top 5 Renditions 1- Tribute I mean, what else could it be. This album is peak solo Ozzy. And peak Randy too. 2- The Studio Version It’s pretty damn good already, but it’s just lacking the perfected tone from the Tribute album. 3- Speak ofContinue reading “Song of the Week- Crazy Train”

Song of the Week Jr- Cum on Feel the Noize

We going small again this week, but not completely by choice. Slade don’t have the hugest live album platter, and they tried to keep the track overlap to a minimum, which is commendable anyway. Top 3 Renditions 1- Alive II And they didn’t need to include another version anyway because the first live version isContinue reading “Song of the Week Jr- Cum on Feel the Noize”

Song of the Week- Rainbow in the Dark

We’re back with a full blooded song of the week this week, and what a song to do it with. One of Dio’s most famous songs, it’s got a lot of great versions. So let’s get right into it. Top 5 Renditions 1- Live 2001 (With Deep Purple) This is what happens when you takeContinue reading “Song of the Week- Rainbow in the Dark”

Song of the Week Jr- Running Wild

Alright everyone, we’re staying small this week, with Judas Priest returning to the halls of song of the week. Top 3 Renditions 1- Live in London Ripper once again tops a Priest song of the week. His voice is just full of character and his screams are expertly placed. The delivery on the ‘I rebelContinue reading “Song of the Week Jr- Running Wild”

Song of the Week Jr- Bus Stop

Today song of the week gets another alternate format to expand the range of songs available, and thus the series’ longevity. This time, it will simply be a smaller list, for bands who don’t have a gazillion live albums. And we’re kicking it off with my favorite song from the 60s. Top 3 Renditions 1-Continue reading “Song of the Week Jr- Bus Stop”

Song of the Week- Communication Breakdown

Another week, another song of the week. It’s been a while since we’ve touched on Led Zeppelin, and today we’re looking at a short little tune with plenty of fire. Top 5 Renditions 1- The Studio Version Awesome guitar chug? Check. Powerful vocals from Plant? Check. Frenetic Page solo? Check. Great song? Check. Criminally ignoringContinue reading “Song of the Week- Communication Breakdown”

Anniversary Week Part 7- Song of the Week- Paint it Black

Here it is everyone, as promised. The finale to anniversary week, with the mother of all song of the weeks. Today we’ll not only be looking at the top five renditions, we’ll also be looking at the top five covers. And this is probably one of the best songs to do this for. Strap inContinue reading “Anniversary Week Part 7- Song of the Week- Paint it Black”

Song of the Week- All Along the Watchtower

As usual, song of the week is here. The rusty, decrepit steam train that it is pulling into station, refusing to die. But we do have some new people with us since I’ve last used the alternate format, so I’ll just give a brief explanation of how it works. As some songs, mostly older ones,Continue reading “Song of the Week- All Along the Watchtower”

Song of the Week- Smoke on the Water

Deep Purple song of the weeks are always difficult on account of how many live albums they have. It’s a blessing and a curse. But today we have their most famous song. Not my favorite, but definitely a really great song. So let’s begin. Top 5 Renditions 1- Rock Aid Armenia Kinda cheating a bitContinue reading “Song of the Week- Smoke on the Water”

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