Sunday, December 31, 2006

The Road to Hell By Chris Rea Or Highway to Hell By AC/DC

So here is my last goofy post of the year, I will have some posts that have at least something to do with SQL and databases from tomorrow on. I just happened to hear both of these songs today and since their titles are so similar I decided to do a little poll. So the question is which of these two do you prefer?

The Road to Hell by Chris Rea from the album Road to Hell
Highway to Hell by AC/DC from the album Highway to Hell

The title Highway to Hell has nothing to do with Satanism (Malcolm once said "me mum would kill me for that!"). The title came after a reporter asked AC/DC if they could describe what life was like constantly touring around the globe. Angus replied that it was "a highway to Hell", and the name stuck

Believe it or not I will pick The Road to Hell as my favorite song. If you asked me yesterday I would have picked Highway to Hell; maybe I am not angry enough today and am in a pleasant mood, It is New Years Eve after all.
The first four songs on Highway to Hell are the best, I actually prefer Walk All Over You over Highway to Hell. While Highway to Hell is a hardrock song The Road to Hell is not; you will find that it reminds you of Dire Straits when listening to it (I believe Mark Knopfler plays guitar on the song)

The Road to Hell Track listing
The Road to Hell (Pt. 1)
The Road to Hell (Pt. 2)
You Must Be Evil
Looking for a Rainbow
Your Warm and Tender Love
That's What They Always Say
I Just Wanna Be With You
Tell Me There's a Heaven

Highway to Hell Track listing
Highway to Hell
Girls Got Rhythm
Walk All Over You
Touch Too Much
Beating Around the Bush
Shot Down in Flames
Get It Hot
If You Want Blood (You've Got It)
Love Hungry Man
Night Prowler

This was of course the last album that AC/DC recorded with Bon Scott; he died 6 months later. The cause of death listed on his death certificate was "Acute alcoholic poisoning" and the verdict of the inquest "Death by misadventure". After Bon Scott's death the band hired Johnson as their new lead singer. They recorded Back in Black in 1980 which would become the fourth best-selling album in the United States, tied with Billy Joel's Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & II with 21 million copies sold

So which one do you prefer?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just stumbled across this ancient post and was amused.

Take each track title from each album and compare them. Notice anything odd here?

IE: Beating Round the Bush - Looking for a Rainbow