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Just Us – by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross 

When I think of Reznor/Ross lately, I’m reminded of “In Motion” from their Academy Award winning score for The Social Network, the dark piano tones in “Hypomania” from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, or the slow building craziness of “Technically, Missing” from the Gone Girl…

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Sanctified (Live Version) – by Nine Inch Nails 

“Another Nine Inch Nails song, Lenny?”, you might ask. “Yes, another Nine Inch Nails song.”, I’ll probably reply. Call it an addiction. I stumbled upon a live version of Sanctified (off of 1989’s Pretty Hate Machine) with an absolutely fantastic bassline, thanks to Pino Palladino…

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Fool in the Rain – by Led Zeppelin 

There are three things about Led Zeppelin’s “Fool in the Rain” that come to mind when I think about it. One, it sounds like it should be a Billy Joel song. Two, it’s a song that Zeppelin never had the chance to play live, which is a shame. I would love to know how John Bonham would be on drums during a live session for this. Three, I love the salsa changeup in the middle. It takes a song about a man waiting in the rain for a love that may never come and turns it into a wacky dance party before returning to the original rhythm.

A question popped up about choosing the last song one could hear before being executed. I couldn’t help but go with this one. Fool in the Rain is just a feel good song for me. Also a great road trip piece. It’s either this or Fire, Inc.’s Tonight is What it Means to be Young. . Enjoy.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Michael Harrigan

    Agreed. People ask me what song I want played at my wake..Fool In The Rain had always come to mind. I love the lightness and the playfulness of this song. Something here I have connected with since first hearing it probably 40 years ago now.

    1. Leonard B. Wilson

      Thank you, Michael, for reading and commenting. It’s definitely a great song.

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