Monday, April 29, 2024

Daily Jam - Cum on Feel the Noize

Sometimes I just like a dumb song.

My feelings for LA heavy metal band Quiet Riot’s 1983 cover of UK glam band Slade’s “Cum on Feel the Noize” have pretty much remained consistent since I first heard the song when I was 4 or 5 years old...and that’s that it rules. The song was featured prominently on an 80’s pop rock compilation cassette I got when I was a kid (possibly the first cassette I ever bought if memory serves), and was the closing track on side A. I played that tape to death, jamming it in my Walkman repeatedly on summer vacation road trips through the south with my family, over and over again from start to finish. My affinity for Duran Duran was born with it, as was probably my penchant for digging on synthesizers. That cassette served as my gateway to a large swath of popular music at the time, much of which would fall out of favor over the succeeding years while all the while I still sang along.

I can’t not sing along to “Cum on Feel the Noize.”

And neither should you. Come on! You know the words!

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