August 22, 2011

Thank You Uncle Dr. Frank

My friend's seven-year-old daughter recently stumbled on AC/DC ("Back in Black," the song, I believe) and reportedly said: "why wasn't I informed of this?" Her parents aren't super knowledgeable about "hard rock" so I volunteered my services as an ambassador and educator. So that's how I found myself making a hard rock mix for a seven year old. The title of this post was her response.

Since I revealed that I was doing this, I've received quite a few requests for the playlist, so, for what it's worth, here it is:

1. Hello There -- Cheap Trick (Albini version)
2. If You Want Blood (You Got It) -- AC/DC
3. Hair of the Dog -- Nazareth
4. Rebels Rule -- Iron Virgin
5. Set Me Free -- Sweet
6. Black Betty -- Ram Jam
7. Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo -- Rick Derringer
8. Rock Candy -- Montrose
9. The Rover -- Led Zeppelin
10. Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll -- Blue Oyster Cult
11. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath -- Black Sabbath
12. The Number of the Beast -- Iron Maiden
13. Magic -- King Diamond
14. Breaking the Law -- Judas Priest
15. Yeah Right -- Girlschool
16. Can the Can - Suzi Quatro
17. Let Your Hair Hang Down -- The Catapult
18. Cat Scratch Fever -- Ted Nugent
19. Calling Dr. Love -- KISS
20. Magnum Maid -- Rose Tattoo
21. Fireball -- Deep Purple
22. Jailbreak -- Thin Lizzy
23. Cum on Feel the Noize -- Slade
24. Deaf Forever -- Motorhead
25. Let them Eat Rock -- The Upper Crust

Rock and roll, as the saying goes.

Posted by Dr. Frank at August 22, 2011 08:38 PM | TrackBack

So glad you went with Bon Scott-era AC/DC. Probably my favorite song on Highway to Hell.

Posted by: G E LIGHT at August 22, 2011 08:50 PM

I think I woulda gone with Iron Man for my Sabbath selection but she's probably already heard that via commercials for the movie.

Posted by: Don at August 22, 2011 08:59 PM

I'm pretty sure some of that's metal, not hard rock.

But it's still a pretty good playlist (at least the parts I know, which is a lot of it).

(Though, I'd probably have picked Stranglehold over Cat Scratch Fever.)

Posted by: Sigivald at August 23, 2011 05:51 PM

I chuckle to myself whenever I hear the Upper Crust. Rock n Roll Butler also would have been acceptable.

Posted by: Subwayscott at August 23, 2011 09:42 PM

The Ocean by Led Zeppelin seems very kid-friendly to me. Always room for more rock.

Posted by: Bill at August 24, 2011 04:58 AM

No MTX? No Queers? NO RAMONES???
Oh, Frank...

Posted by: stig at August 24, 2011 06:21 PM

Stig, it's a hard rock mix.

Posted by: Lester Bangs at August 24, 2011 07:02 PM

Aw Frank, how could you forget Guns n' Roses?

Posted by: brotzeit at August 25, 2011 04:15 PM

Wow. I just listened to Cheap Trick's "Hello There" not two hours ago (from At Budokan; no Albini). Maybe my copy of iTunes consults you before randomizing?

"Jailbreak." Good to see Thin Lizzy on this playlist.

Posted by: Lars at August 25, 2011 08:32 PM

That must be an awful mature 7 year old. I think my friends would seriously disapprove if I played "Hair of the Dog" in front of their kids.

Posted by: Zaphod at September 7, 2011 08:47 PM