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Born in the late 60's, Chesy hails from a Welsh mining village with a long name and was pretty glad when he got the Hell out of there. He got into Rock/Metal in about 1980, thanks to a TISWAS related incident (Rainbow video for All Night Long) and thankfully has never looked back. Chesy often sang solo in the school choir, but thanks to a puberty related incident his voice is now completely bolloxed, although in his own head Paul thinks he sounds like a blend of Coverdale and Dio (R.I.P). He was brought up on the classics - Deep Purple, Rainbow, Thin Lizzy, Rush, Whitesnake and loved melodic rock and the Hair Bands of the 80's. (Nowadays, he has progressed a little and prefers a more technical and/or progressive metal - Dream Theater, Rush, Symphony X, Porcupine Tree, Pain Of Salvation, Spock's Beard. He hates Black and Death Metal (can't stand the grunting) but for some unknown reason loves the magnificent Opeth! He wont stop this blog until his beloved FM finally play the likes of the NEC as a headlining act!!!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

CRRs Top Rock Songs of 2014

After doing my top Albums of the year, what about a list of the top songs? Just because an album isn't in my top 20 doesn't mean that it doesn't have a killer song or two on it.

So, in no particular order here are some of the best songs I've heard this year (2014). They are all worthy a place on your mobile device of choice...

Rival Sons - Electric Man / Open My Eyes / The Rich And The Poor / Good Things
California Breed - Breathe / Sweet Tea
H.E.A.T. - Point Of No Return / A Shot At Redemption / Inferno
In Faith - Radio
Opeth - Cusp Of Eternity
Overland - Radio Radio
Kill It Kid - Caroline
Anathema - The Lost Song, Part 1 & 2
Angels Or Kings - Any Other Girl
Transatlantic - Kaleidoscope
Slash - Automatic Overdrive
Three Lions - Holy Water
Vega - All Or Nothing
Ten - Albion Born
Bailey - The Name Of The King
Blues Pills - High Class Woman
John Wesley - Any Old Saint
Amadeus Awad's Eon - The Book Of Gates
Work Of Art - Time To Let Go
Monument - Fatal Attack
Secret - Here With Me
Bullet - Hammer Down
Seven - Shoot To Kill
Red Zone Rider - Never Trust A Woman
X-Drive - Get Your Rock On
Skam - Holy City
Martina Edoff - On The Top
LRS - Livin' 4 A Dream
Adrenaline Rush - Change
Nubian Rose - Tough Guys Don't Dance
Magnum - Live Til You Die
Pain Of Salvation - Falling Home
In This Moment - Sick Like Me / Out Of Hell
Rascal Flatts - Kickstart My Heart
Mike Lepond - Apocalypse Rider
Virgil & The Accelerators - Working Man
The Cadillac Three - I'm Southern
KXM - Stairs
Michael Sweet - The Cause
Edguy - Sabre & Torch
Winger - Rat Race / Tin Soldier
Night Ranger - High Road


SEE ALSO -

CRR's Top AOR /Melodic Rock Albums of 2014

CRR's Top 20 Rock Albums of 2014

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