The Official Phineas and Ferb Fanon Newsletter Rebooted Reboot, Issue 1, October 1, 2013
School’s Back in Session: Here’s a ‘Danville Times’ History Lesson!
by J. Severe (again)
<Editor's note: This was submitted on August 24, 2013, the day this issue was supposed to go up, so some of the content is outdated.>
Many users of the wiki have begun to do something that Phineas and Ferb, the stepbrothers who can do anything, will never do – return to school. It is also the one year anniversary of the day the Danville Times newsletter stopped being printed, due to reasons including the fact that people started not giving a darn about it anymore and ceased submitting submissions. 365 days later, we began to care about it again and we started it up once more. How many days until it dies again? We don’t know, personally I’ve placed a bet with one of my chums that it won’t last until the end of the year. If I win, I get $50 and a soda. But before then, we have a ton of stuff we can talk about, so let’s get started!
For those of you who have to deal with a boring history class at school, continue to sob, for I shall bring history to your computer screen, the one haven where you thought you’d be safe from such treachery. Nope, don’t bother to change the page, it’s too late. You’ll just have to sit tight and read on about
THE HISTORY OF THE DANVILLE TIMES
Sadly, I did not prepare song lyrics so this editorial will not be a musical number much like “The History of the Tri-State Area.”
Danville Times first started up in April 2010, over three years ago. Much like everything else on Fanon, it was copied from the Canon Wiki, which itself sported a “Tri-State Gazette” newsletter sent out to users’ talk pages. That started up in August of 2009, so the talented cast of Fanon spent eight months changing the colors of that newsletters’ template to varying shades of blue and then unleashed it upon our beloved website.
The newsletter’s initial cast was comprised of Agent Goldfish, FadhilPF, Kittyfire, Disneygirl94, Daisy56, HiBy25, American Che, Nan the Cowdog, and Planty the Potted Plant. Goldy, at the time an admin on the wiki and still an admin now because he has no life, was the editor-in-chief, writing articles and sharing trivia. Faddy took care of the technical stuff. Kittyfire wrote articles too. Disneygirl, also known as the creator of Emily Kinney, the most original character to ever grace the internet, shared fan art. Daisy, who now seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth, shared random tidbits. HiBy wrote more articles. Che wrote poetry. Nan, who had this adorable avatar had the most important duty of all – she informed us of upcoming user birthdays. And Planty wrote fanfiction.
It went on for several successful months, lasting until December of that year. Faddy announcing his resignation as administrator and leaving the wiki hit the website hard, and he gave a tearful farewell in the final Danville Times issue, which landed on December 17, 2010. The newsletter died, never to be put up or mentioned again, that is, until a year later. On December 11, 2011, Goldy put up a historic blog suggesting that the Danville Times be rebooted. Not crappily rebooted, like many of today’s Hollywood movies, but rebooted In terms of rebirthing the newsletters’ original greatness for a new generation of wikians.
This decisions was met with an obscene amount of acclaim, and on January 2, 2012, the first reboot issue of Danville Times was put up. This revised edition was exactly the same as the old one, but with more than one piece of fanart per issue, and the addition of the work of the Regurgitator, better known by his nickname Gurgy and his rename StacyFan. Following issues debuted guests columns, where shy users could submit entries without the public knowing it was them, as well as submissions by more users who joined the fray, including TotalDramaRox, also known as TDR, J. Severe, the most devilishly handsome guy on the world wide web, according to several totally not biased surveys, and the mysterious yet majestic Baron von Blonk.
The new run was longer than the previous, producing 16 issues, but too met an untimely end. The final Danville Times reboot issue landed on August 24, 2012. However, unlike with the newsletters’ previous death, no warning was given – the issue was like every other issue before it, and there wasn’t even the slightest hint of it being discontinued. At the time however, public interest in it had dwindled. Where in previous issues, tons of comments were left on the issue’s page (the newsletter was now distributed in a blog instead of mailed to everyone’s talk page), less than a handful of users now commented on it. There was less content in it, with just Gurgy and Goldy’s handiwork in the final issue. It went away silently, and no one questioned it or really even wanted it back.
With little fanfare, the Danville Times returns today, with the first Reboot squared issue. Will people care and flock to it once more, or will it pass by the eyes of many? I do not know, as I am typing this editorial in a Microsoft Word document and do not have the ability to see into the future. One thing is for sure though, as it has been proved many times before – even if the users do not know it, they need the Danville Times. It may fall, it may stumble, but it will continue to rise up like the flame that cannot be quenched, or the beaten hero with still an ounce of determination left in his resolve. No matter how many times you keep pushing it down, it keeps coming back up. And someday, perhaps, you shall join the Danvile Times in the sun – everyone will be wildly submitting to it, eagerly staying up each night or waking up early in the morning to see it get published live, and praying that their art gets featured in its oh-so selective gallery. Is that day far away, or is it just around the corner? We shall see!
by J. Severe (again again!)
In case you haven’t been keeping track, the wiki holds monthly contests now, hosted by long-time user Nan the Cowdog (the ideas for which are formulated in our weekly chat meetings, held every Saturday at 7 PM EST, which you totally should be attending if you aren’t already, HINT HINT). The last contest concluded eight days ago and is currently being voted on here, so cast yours if you have some time. And you should have time, doing so would only take, like, five seconds. And if you don’t have five seconds of spare time, you’re probably dead, and hence a spooky, scary skeleton. At which I say, back, back away; I don’t want to socialize!
The current contest going on, running from September 23 to October 25, is Halloween-themed, in the spirit of the season. If you choose to enter it, all you have to do is write a dark fanfic or draw a dark picture! Think you have what it takes? Show us what you got. I dare you.
StacyFan is also holding his own unofficial contest, dubbed "Everything Wrong with Across the 2nd Dimension", in which you must jokingly point out the "sins" of the film. It's been running since the first of September and only a week is left, so if you want to get in it, it'd be best to do it soon. And why not, there are some decent prizes and it sounds like a fun thing to do all in all.
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The Gurgy Hour
Hello, and welcome to the first Gurgy Hour in a year! I was able to finish my top 40 PaF songs list on my blog, but I never showed it to you! So... enjoy something I wrote months ago.
NOTE: Due to the loss of a flash drive, a few of the songs will go without explanation. Sorry.
Welcome to part 3 of the countdown!
Sorry this took awhile. We took down 20 songs. And now for the next 10. Man, this is tiring…
This, is part 3 of the Top 40 Phineas and Ferb Songs.
But, in case you forgot, here’s the list so far!
40. Danny’s Story (Dude We’re Getting the Band Back Together)
Now for the next 10!
Normally, I would have put this lower, due to how it is both short and unfinished. Screw that, it’s too awesome me not to list here. Warning, it’s short and therefore has little to talk about, but it is so catchy and fun that I wanted it here. In this episode, Doof creates an inator to make him sing well In front of an audience. Cue this song!
The most notable thing is that it is a country western song
"I’ll call it… country and western music!"
And thus we have some great music in here. I can’t say too much, but it does make the song sound cool. That’s the thing about this: it’s cool. Of all Doof’s songs, it’s the coolest, and most evil. Yes, Doof does evil... Most Doof songs are just quirky and fun and not exactly evil. This one actually is evil. The only goofy part is the fact that Doof now has a deep voice.
That also makes the song: the voice. It sounds really cool and smooth. It sounds almost evil, and it really helps make the song very nice and memorable.
I am not sure who sings it for real. It could be Dan Povenmire’s real voice, but I have no clue. It sounds very cool and you can tell they tried to make this a legit song instead of a joke like most Doof songs.
The lyrics also help in making this a good villain song
You’ll be my obedient mindless slaves and nobody will blame me,
But of course, they do put humor in it. But yet,. It still feels right
I’m gonna enslave your minds with a predictable melody,
The lyrics fit well with the lyrics and create good flow. Yes, that word again. Despite being short, it goes by real smooth. It’s fun and is just very cool. The evil tone goes well and it still feels like a Doof song. Lyric wise, the voice single handily elevates this song to a higher plane.
So, why is it cut short?
Perry blows up the inator, which makes Doof sing bad. Thus, everyone leaves. Damn it, I wanted the full song. Ugh…
CURSE YOU PERRY THE PLATYPUS!
... Okay then.
But yeah, I wish they would make an extended version. Most people agree that it’s great and we need a full version!
The song flows very well. The music, lyrics and singing make it very cool and a great villain song.
It sucks that it so short. I wish I could analyze it more! It’s like 40 seconds long, and I need MOAR!
Hopefully, they put it on CD and extend it. Please?
Despite that, it is a very fun villain song with country twist.
Yodel Odel Obey Me is pretty awesome, y’all.
This is another short, but awesome song. Hell, it’s SHORTER! Around 30 seconds long! But unlike Yodel, it’s meant to be. It isn’t cut off so it is meant to be short.
BUT I STILL NEED IT EXTENDED, K?
In this episode, Perry ends up stuck at home while the Flynns go on vacation… with Buford and baljeet watching like a hawk. They need get him out, but all the agents are off. So who does Monogram get to help? His intern, Carl!
Thus, we get this song.
Much like YOOM, it is short and leaves little to talk about it. But it’s so awesome that I simply love it.
The singer here is danny jacob. The main guy. He’s always great cuz he has a voice that can do anything. From simpler songs, to big rock stuff like this.
This is one of those songs that takes a mundane subject, and just makes it sound awesome. The singer really adds to that factor. So, major points there.
The hard rock tune adds to this factor as well. It just sounds so rocking and awesome, that you’d never guess it’s about a nerdy intern. I love the end when they go CARRRRRL, and it gets all BOOM and BAM.
Thus, the lyrics help to make this song normally…awesome. Simple, but they work very well with the music and singing.
Lyrics like that are hilarious in how they match up the heavy rock tune. It is perfect juxtaposing. This show loves matching up the wrong stuff GLORIOUSLY.
This song was a big turning point for Carl. Before this, he was just a funny intern. But in this episode, he was given a responsibility, and this song nailed how awesome Carl is.
This was only the first step the writers took in developing Carl. He would later get episodes which would provide us more insight on him, and it all lead up to him becoming evil. But that’s another story.
This song was the first stepping stone in helping make Carl awesome. Oh, and it has a reprise!
Yes, in "Undercover Carl," he must go in disguise, and we get a montage to the tune of his theme.
Dressed like a cowboy
That is amazing. I also love how in another episode, we get a spinny Carl transition with his theme playing briefly. Yep, this song is officially his theme. Heck, monogram gave Carl a ringtone with this song as it!
I just love songs that are important. Squee.
This is the perfect song for that awesome little intern. This is one of the best themes you could ask for. It sums him up perfectly; it’s funny and just awesome.
Really, you don’t need to know more than that.
The song has fun lyrics, a rocking tune and a great idea. You can’t ask for more.
Carl the intern is an awesome intern. With an awesome song.
Finally, a song longer than a minute! Of course, it’s still only around 1:18, but eh, it’s enough.
In this episode, Candace thinks her friends have ditched her, so when she hears the boys made a portal, she steps in. But it’s a portal to mars. However, the Martians make her their queen cuz she crushed a Mars rover. So thus, once they discover music... song!
I’ve discussed two Candace songs already, and to be honest, everything amazing about her songs, all of them, was summed up.
It’s like every time she sings her character, any given side, is summed up, it reflects her well, and the singing makes her more amazing.
This song is a perfect example. It was the last song of Season 1, and a damn good one. One of the earlier Candace songs and helped focus on the woobie side, song before Mysterious force.
I’ve already praised her singing before, so I don’t to remind you . Bottom line, it’s amazing and helps bring her character to life and feel what the lyrics are conveying. That is the mark of a good singer, to add character and depth to the lyrics.
While not quite as in depth as other Candace songs, it’s still quite interesting. As I said, she thinks her friends ditched her but now feels happy on Mars, with all this attention. It does show a bit about her and how she needs friendship, which in a way is an extension of the whole “only friend was Ducky Momo” thing. So, this song got better in hindsight.
But it’s not like this song is super cheesy-y and in depth. No, the subject is just there to helm a catchy and fun song. It’s all pop-y and I guess calypso-y If the wiki says so.
Thus, it’s fun. The tune is bright and it really helps makes the song stand out and become truly awesome.
The lyrics are of course, good. Not exactly complex, but work very well and the singing brings them to life to help make them really good.
You put a crown on my head
The lyrics work quite well and to be honest, it’s more how all aspects go together than how good the lyrics are. But still they're good.
I just love how the show can doll out great characters with good flow so often and make it look easy!
This song just represents everything great about the songs, as well Candace. Oh, and I love how in the soundtrack version, they add cool sounds from the aliens. It’s really cool and just adds to the Mars-y feel.
I hate it when I try to go in-depth like this, and come up short too quickly. Half of this list has been like this. And yet these songs are awesome enough that I need to explain.
It’s just one of those songs that has some good “flow”. I keep using that word, I know. But it is true. The music and singing both work so well that one can’t fully work without the other. The lyrics too, though the other aspects have more focus. Sometimes good singing will make a song. Hell, good lyrics ain’t nothing without good singing.
It’s why covers sometimes suck, after all.
(Speaking of, Miss Tisdale did a cover of the Rick Roll'd song. Awesome.)
This is one of those gems that can work both in and out of context, in a way, so yes, this song is perfect in every way.
Not much else to say. It has a fun tune, great character driven singing, and cool lyrics.
Queen of Mars, truly is the king.
This was the very first real song in the show. And man, what a way to start your musical-ness.
No context needed. There is a backyard beach. All you need to know.
The first thing is that Ferb, the guy who never talks, is the first character to sing. Okay, he has the voice of Danny Jacobs when he sings, but still!
This is one of those songs I just love because it’s… catchy. Really. These top 40 songs are in the top 40 for a reason. They’re catchy!
This song just has great flow, fun, and creativity. It’s yet another short one. 45 seconds. Longer than YOOB but still short. And yet it feels longer. It’s so much fun it feels longer than it is.
That’s magical, man.
The singing is just perfect for this type of song. You need a voice that will make this song even odder with Ferb singing it. The entire joke is that Ferb is singing an epic sounding rap/rage song thingy.
The voice adds to that, and is odd yet fitting in a way. This song’s goal is to shock with what it’s like, and yet it’s more than a joke. It’s really awesome.
Much like Carl the Intern, it’s awesome in how grossly out of place it is. And yet, it’s still awesome in its own right. Once you just see this as a normal guy, it’s still very fun and creative.
As such the lyrics really add to this.
You can change in the broken hut,
This definitely is a more simple song, but they are still able to pack as much fun as they can to make a song that feels less simple. I mean this in a good way, of course.
The lyrics get very nice, and they even fit some of that humor they usually put in these songs.
You got skiin’, parasailin’,
Don’t ya love when they put in lyrics that make no sense? Me too.
Everything about this song just works very well. The whole reggae-ish thing just makes it very fun to sing (and dance to, if you can do that). As such, this one of the most famous songs in the show. And that’s cuz it’s fun.
This song is able to turn a basic joke into a great fun song that capture its subject matter perfectly. This was the first song to get popularity (this was aired as a preview months before Flop Starz aired), at least in a big way. It snagged second place in the Cliptastic Countdown. That’s pretty good!
But it got ahead of songs that are higher on this list. Boo!
But hey, it’s still great and well deserving of its spot. The best songs always capture their subject well. We got some fun stuff packed into the short time the song lasts for.
We also get the first time a song mentioned a character’s name.
Every morning phineas, he gonna say
So in way, it sums the episode itself as well as this situation. Heck, it was the first time Candace dropped busting a bit. This is episode 2.
PHINEAS AND FERB: Subverting its formula since episode 2
This is one of those songs where the explanation for why it’s great is as simple as the song itself. I mean, I explained why the lyrics were funny, why the tune is strangely fitting and awesome, how the singing makes it work, and how the entire joke of the song is clever and funny.
I made up many deep reasons for loving it, and it still feels empty. This isn’t a bad thing, as the best songs make it so even a deep reason leaves you wanting to explain it more.
Even song, this is clever, but also fun in its own right. Backyard Beach is short, but still very awesome.
The first time, was the charm.
Forget He’s a Bully, this is the ultimate 80’s montage song.
I’ve always loved cheesy 80’s montages. They really work even when they fail. Does that make sense?
Eh, it doesn’t have to, I have a monster truck.
Anyway, this spoofs every aspect of the training montage. Oh wait. Context.
In this time shift episode, ancient Chinese Phineas and the gang need to stop Chinese Doof, so they find Master Perry, who decides to train them to stop Doofus Kahn. Hence the song.
This song captures the montage very well. It also works as one too. Don’t tell me you don’t want to go kick some a** when this song is done!
At the start, it’s more of normal one, but with added heavy metal and humor. The music sells it. It’s some heavy stuff that kicks butt.
The singers help the music and how rocking it is, and it’s so very motivational. It feels like a true montage song, just P&F-ized.
Then comes the second verse. Then it becomes more amazing
You’re gonna run up a ramp with two buckets of water
Yes, it becomes a parody. And it’s awesome. Every aspect of a montage song is spoofed here. Even the way the singer talks to you, which happens a lot. I’ve had singers speak to me.
“oh hey you suck so haaaaard”
Anyone, it still works as one. It’s both a parody, and a real inspirational song. The music is great, the lyrics are both funny and work very well.
Plus, the singer sings his butt off. Seriously, he puts real passion into it and elevates the song from really good to freaking amazing. The singer is Rick Cowling, who was brought on when Robbie Wycoff was out. He is great and brings so much energy. I don’t think the usual Danny Jacob would suffice here.
Of course he can also pull off a song about Ferb’s ride from outer space… whatever.
The singing, again, pulls it all together. The singing enhances the lyrics, which enhance the lyrics. Every aspect works together, which makes for a better song. So thus, it’s perfect.
The best season 3 song, and the only one to get on the top 30. It’s that amazing.
Anyway, this song captures the essence of the 80’s montage, and is also a really awesome song.
The Way of the Platypus, is the way to go.
This is the best pure Candace song, for sure.
In this episode, Candace is split into two separate beings. One is romance Candace (the Jeremy side), and one is busting Candace. The… meaner side. They run off and this song ensues.
In this, both sides are talking about how they dislike the other, and such. And yes, it is amazing. Tisdale sings for two Candaces, makes each sound different in their own way, and makes it character driven. That just takes true talent. The real strength is the singing, again, but in a different way. We got the same characters, singing together, and they overlap each other quite a bit, and are different.
And it sounds so damn good, it’s like they actually cloned the actress.
Which would be epic.
It’s just so seamless and done so well that it makes the song. As such, the tune and lyrics help a lot. It’s one of those with amazing flow, where everything just matches perfectly.
This is exactly one minute, which is a shame. It doesn’t feel that short, which is a good thing in this case. In that time span, they pack in as much greatness as they can.
Plus, the demo version is a bit longer, repeating the last verse. So I guess that’s something. It does have the feel of a real song, which still feeling like a true PaF song. But we all know it’s the singing and harmony that makes this song.
I just love the singing here, as it pulls the whole thing together. This episode was very funny. Both Candaces were hilarious and the song is just very good at showing that.
I liked romance Candace more, but that’s just me.
The style is rather interesting. The wiki lists it as “alternative rock, pop rock.” That’s an odd combo, but I dig it. It feels oddly originally and gives it a more unique style.
So again, the singing compliments that perfectly. I also like the video for it which… well…has a lot of hip shaking. Go look it up.
Anyway, this song does a good job at being familiar with the basic singing, but unique with the concept, and tune. It’s realty catchy and also quite rocking.
The best parts are when the Candacess have their own verse. As in, when one Candace is singing with the other in the background. They both have a verse, and are vastly different. Romance is simply happy to be free to go up on Jeremy, while Busting Candace is happy to be rid of Romance Candace.
There’s two of us on the scene
The lyrics are enhanced by the all the aforementioned aspects. They properly display the situation and exactly why this idea was very clever and interesting. Everything great about this song is shown in the lyrics.
This is a song where explaining why it’s good applies to all its aspects. So thus, taking one aspect in isolation is a tad redundant, which I think is the mark of a good song. How many songs on here have every aspect working together? Exactly.
But still, the lyrics are great and really drive my point home. The most well done part is the end. They both sing at the same time, overlapping each other. It creates this really neat effect, and combined with the signing, it is just gold.
This is a song I truly squee over every time I hear it. It’s just so darn well sung, composed, and has amazing…. uh… flow, I guess.
Every aspect is so good it enhances the other aspects. So with amazing character singing, good lyrics, and rocking tune, this song deserves its high spot.
Me, Myself and I is so good, I have no puns.
(I only call it that cuz the stupid CD calls it that)
Behold, the sweetest villain song ever made!
In this episode, Doof created a "de-love" inator, but he also has a date at the titular restaurant. He later finds out that they both love evil. They get along so well, that Doof lets Perry go, since he is in love.
Surprisingly, they stay like this even once they leave the restaurant, and that mysterious force (which isn’t Doof for once) drags it away.
Then, romance montage!
This song is, as mentioned, sweet. But in a funny way, that makes the song tolerable and still insanely great. The sweet aspects don’t overtake the comedy aspcts. Doof’s singing helps.
This is truly a funny villain song, and Doof's "bad" singing is well juxtaposed with his date’s nice voice. Said date is voiced by Sheena Easton, and her character is never named.
I also just love the concept. A song about the love between two evil people. That’s both funny and sweet, so they made this song which captures both feelings well. It doesn’t tip over either side so it feels very natural.
But first, let’s talk about the demo version. The original version was different. There more of an emphasis on love. Hell, the title is never uttered…well the “evil love” title anyway. It mostly seemed to further spoof the idea by making it even cheesier, and yet still just as good.
Of course, it’s hard to judge with John Colton Barry singing. Whatever.
It’s an interesting version, and pretty neat. Check it out.
Back to the actual song. The tune and lyrics both help to reinforce what I’ve said. The tune has that sweet feel to it, showing the cute side of it. This goes against the lyrics, which talk about taking over the world and stuff. Yet unlike, say, Carl the Intern, it fits perfectly! It’s more than a joke, it is now a great song.
Oh, and I guess I should mention that I love that it got a CD release. Hell, they extended it… kinda. The opening is a bit longer, though only a tad. The bridge between verses is longer and helps make it feel more complete. And there is a bigger break between the final line, and the final “EVIL LOOOOVE.”
It helps make the song even better, in a small way.
Anyway, now for the singing. It's simply funny to hear Doof's voice singing this, and yet it’s still legit. Doof's voice sounds kinda... good. Well, compared to most singers these days at least.
It sounds very nice up against Sheena's voice. Said voice is amazing. Quite lovely, and quite into the song. It does well to juxtapose both voices, and yet it’s still really good.
This song has an absurd idea, and yet they make it so funny, you can take it seriously. It’s an oddity I will never understand.
The tune helps with that. It's this simple guitar thing, and it really works. It makes the song extra sweet, and I adore the whistling there. Every aspect seems to make it sweet, while parts of the lyrics help make it funny.
When our robot armies march
And yet they also have a sweet undertone to them:
It's the age-old story how an evil boy meets an evil girl,
I also love the buildup. It starts as a simple tune, but by the end, it’s big and really kicks up the awesome levels. It uses that very well.
The visuals add extra comedy as well, though you go check that out for yourself. It is very sweet to see this. Doof is always a butt monkey, but now he’s all in love and stuff. It’s really nice.
Hey, what happened to that de-love inator? Eh I’m sure it’s fi-
"I feel nothing!"
... yeah. That’s how the episode ends. Right after this song, it zaps her and Doof is forever alone. It is an abrupt downer ending that WORKS. It’s both funny and sad, but it works in a way that you don’t get upset.
Oh and then what do they do? PLAY THE SONG IN THE CREDITS
You guys are evil.
Whatever. This song is still very sweet, but not overly so. It’s still a P&F song at heart. That’s why it works. It’s clever, funny, sweet, and insanely good
I think that’s more than enough for the number 14 spot.
Evil Love. It may be love, but it’s also evil.
13. My Nemesis (It’s About Time)
12. Watching and Waiting (Don’t Even Blink)
(In short, MN is funny, and WAW has great buildup)
I’ll admit to being a sucker for blues rock, as you may see later in this list. But this song is a whole new level of awesome.
In this episode, Candace is exposed to wild parsnips... which she is allergic to. She gets a really gruff voice and blotchy stuff on her face. After getting a paper bag head, she heads to the mall, where Linda is performing with her band of moms.
Then Candace starts ranting about what Phineas and Ferb have done... in her deep voice. Suddenly, this launches into a blues rock song. Now it gets epic. First of all, Gruff Candace is voiced by creator Dan Povenmire himself. Yes, this guy can voice Screechy Doof and Gruff Candace here and STILL not get a sore throat. Damn.
Anyway, I love the build-up. It starts off nice and slow, but the more Candace rants, the bigger it gets. Eventually the whole band joins in and gets really rocking. Eventually it becomes top 40 worthy.
All the various instruments coming don’t hurt either. It just feels really cool, and adds to the great singing going on here.
This is a case where the music and singing go hand in hand, as they both help to make the song great. That gruff voice fits with music so well and it makes it really epic.
I also like the lyrics, as they help show just how pissed she as the boys.
I know you think they’re saints
This was back when Candy did have a lot of anger to the boys in question, and that comes across well here. Not only in the lyrics, but in the singing.
Seriously, I love that voice. If it had her normal voice, it wouldn’t be nearly as awesome. I just have a thing for deep voices in epic songs.
It also flows greatly, moving at a solid pace and it never slouches at any points. It builds up really well and explodes in an epic ending. This one is really fun to listen to… and sing.
Hopefully you don’t try it in the gruff voice, lest ya lose your throat… forever.
I can’t stress enough how awesome this song. It builds up from simple chords and explodes into something great.
Everything just mixes well, making for a great headbanger. I also love it when she does the whole “rhyme by spelling thing.”
... I’m a sucker for that. I also love how into it everyone else is. Hell, it’s Linda who really helps start it in the first place.
This song just ends up being great in the most basic ways. The things I am saying about it are the things everyone loves about it, and I feel like I’m not saying enough. But really, this is a song that’s better heard than read about. More so than the others. It’s a masterpiece in blues rock.
It flows well, has great singing, good lyrics, and an overall great tune with good build-up that ends awesomely. What more could you ask for?
Evil Boys. ... No puns here, sorry.
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