Loud music

Roger’s list of Loud Songs slightly overlaps mine — there is no way to listen quietly to “Won’t Get Fooled Again” — but it also sent me off in a couple of different directions. First into the brain was Michelle Branch’s “Loud Music,” from her 2011 unreleased album West Coast Time, eventually turned loose on an EP:

For some reason, every time I play this song, it gets a little louder.

Still, one must visit the prog-rock universe and its 96-decibel freaks from time to time, and this track has both volume and ferocity. From the first, also the last, LP by Emerson, Lake and Powell, Cozy Powell on the trap set where Carl Palmer used to be. Greg Lake is in good voice here:

Whoever’s in charge of irony out here will note that only Palmer is still alive.


  1. Dan T. »

    7 March 2019 · 7:48 am

    I remember from some compendium of silly things students said in essays something to the effect of “Beethoven started going deaf, so he composed loud music.”

  2. jsallison »

    7 March 2019 · 7:08 pm

    One of my go to groups from the late 60’s early 70’s when my musical tastes were formed, ELP, that is.

  3. Roger Green »

    8 March 2019 · 9:04 am

    I think of ELP and King Crimson in the same sentence. It must be the Lake effect.

  4. CGHill »

    8 March 2019 · 6:27 pm

    And Mr Green wins one entire Internet for the day.

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