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.