A decent playlist for a sacred place
The Man Cave - myth or reality? For some, it’s as real as Santa Claus. For others, it’s as necessary as Oxygen for survival. EMI, bless their socks, have seen the light to provide a suitable two disc soundtrack to this sacred place in time for Father’s Day this year. Ok so my review is a little late, but I’ve only just come out of my cave in time to write this. So how does this soundtrack hold up? Pretty damn good actually.
Sure, it’s not metal but there’s enough there to warrant a review on this fine site. The highlights on this set are a plenty starting with the classic Thin Lizzy track The Boys Are Back in Town. Faith No More’s first big hit, Epic, follows up and keeping things rockin’ hard are Kiss (Rock and Roll All Nite), Twisted Sister (We’re Not Gonna Take It), Poison (Nothin’ But a Good Time), Warrant (Cherry Pie), Whitesnake (Here I Go Again ’87) and Survivor (Eye of the Tiger). There’s plenty of Aussie flavour through these 42 tracks including Noiseworks (Hot Chilli Woman), The Living End (the blistering Prisoner of Society), Airbourne (Runnin’ Wild), Choirboys (Boys Will Be Boys), The Rads (Gimme Head), Mental as Anything (Too Many Times), Custard (Apartment) and of course The Screaming Jets (Better).
Even the hardest of men might need something a little gentler whilst dwelling in their cave and that’s where Supergrass (Pumpin’ On Your Stereo), The Beach Boys (California Girls), The Violent Femmes (Blister in the Sun), David Lee Roth (Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody), Spin Doctors (Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong), James (Laid) and 10CC (Dreadlock Holiday) work well.
Forty-two tracks over two CDs and over two and a half hours of music - there really is something for every man here. No matter what your mood when you enter your cave, Music from the Man Cave is a fun soundtrack to make the time you spend there just that little bit sweeter.
(EMI Music Australia)