EXPERIENCE ROCK HISTORY!
TOP 13 SPIRITUAL ROCK
Album Track Gems
‘Tis the season to give thanks and 00individual thanks these artists and bands
for some truly inspirational music!
(in ascending chronological release date order)
The Beach Boys
God Only Knows – 1966 – Pet Sounds – 2:56
Rock/Pop Icons rate this as possibly the Best Song Ever!
Including Lennon and McCartney!
I Ain’t Superstitous – 1968 – Truth – 4:53 – Crank it up!
. . . well, that limits any religious debates – but spiritually empowers and gives us possibly
the Best Rock Song Ever!
The Rotary Connection
Silent Night – 1968 – Peace – 3:46 – Crank it up!
Minnie Riperton’s Goddess-like voice is so fine it’s a supernatural match for the Hendrix-esque guitar. Awesome version of Silent Night; truly astonishing! Chills for sure!
Spirit In The Sky – 1969 – Spirit in the Sky – 3:59 – Crank it up!
Easily one of the best instrumental song openings ever! And a solid Classic Rocker throughout! Love it!
Edwin Hawkins Singers
Oh, Happy Day – 1969 – Let Us Go into the House of the Lord – 5:07
Despite assassinations, Viet Nam, the Draft, the Manson murders and the infamous Altamont, there was still much to be celebrated and this song expressed the joy that still existed.
The Rolling Stones
Sympathy For The Devil – 1969 – Let It Bleed – 6:51
Presence of the Lord – 1969 – Blind Faith – 4:50
. . .the Lord of Wah Wah!
Voodoo Child– 1969 – Electric Ladyland – 5:13 – Crank it up!
If I don’t meet you no more in this world, then uh, I’ll meet ya on the next one,
And don’t be late.
(Happy Birthday, Jimi!)
Wind Up – 1971 – Aqualung – 6:07 – Crank it up!
Exactly, . . . again!
Go Up, Moses – 1971 – Quiet Fire – 5:23 – Crank it up!
. . . you been down too long.”
Feel your Spirit rise to this rumbling, driving, haunting Soul Rocker!
Eternal Caravan of Reincarnation/Waves Within – 1972 – Caravanserai – 8:25
Transcendent, uplifting, enlightening, a Spiritual Rock Experience!
Bodhisattva – 1973 – Countdown to Ecstasy – 5:33
“… take me by the hand.”
Infectious and (ir)reverent?
The Great Gig In The Sky – 1973 – Dark Side of the Moon – 4:51
“And I am not frightened of dying. Any time will do, I don’t mind.
Why should I be frightened of dying? There’s no reason for it. You’ve gotta go sometime.”
– “I never said I was frightened of dying.” –
Let’s give thanks to the artists and bands that have performed for our personal life soundtracks:
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