Sky and Joey’s Throwback Thursday
A new feature in the Xavier News music department.
February 17, 2022
For the past few weeks, Sky and I have done a music review every Friday. If you’re aware of this, you know that we only have reviewed new music. It was brought to my attention that we leave out older music, so we’re doing something about that. From now on, every Thursday will be dedicated to the classics. For this week, our genre will be classic rock, and it will change every week.
We now have a Spotify playlist where you can listen to the songs we feature!
Check it out here
Sky – “Ten Years Gone“ – Led Zeppelin
An absolutely classic song from a classic album. Led Zeppelin’s “Ten Years Gone” off of their 1975 album Physical Graffiti, is a timeless reminder of Rock and Roll’s influence to listeners around the world. This is one of my favorite songs by Led Zeppelin, but I wouldn’t have discovered it if not for my dad. He gave me his original first pressing of Physical Graffiti and I have spun it countless times since then. This album gave me an appreciation for albums on vinyl and changed my perception of music. “Ten Years Gone” is a masterful work that continues to invite me back with its slow build, amazing vocals, and electric sound that pleases my ears to the very end. If you haven’t listened to Led Zeppelin, listen to this song, listen to Physical Graffiti, and descend down the Rock and Roll rabbit hole — I’m sure you’ll enjoy your trip.
Joey- “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” – Jimi Hendrix
For our first week, it is only right to include a Jimi Hendrix song. In his brief four-year career, he established himself as one of the best Rock and Roll artists of all time. Hendrix went down in history as one of the best guitarists of all time, and this song best demonstrates his ability. The introductory guitar solo is legendary and gets me amped up every time. If you’ve missed out on Jimi Hendrix’s music, you should definitely give it a spin.