First the good news: instead of battling traffic jams, massive crowds and random bottle- rockets being shot at your head by gangs of roving Juggalos, you can enjoy the world's greatest fireworks in the safety of your own home, compliments of Pencilstorm. You are welcome. (Grantland can kiss our Red, White and Blue ass.) The less good news is the "World's Greatest Fireworks Display" happens to be from Kuwait. Still, they appear to be celebrating some sort of "Constitution" and we did save their ass back in the original Gulf War, so Uncle Sam surely helped light a couple of these candles. Enjoy! USA! USA! - Colin G. (Wal takes it after the boom.)
Take it Wal Ozello...
It's that time of year again. Grilling out, someone gets a keg, and then everyone piles into a car and heads out to the fireworks. Whether you're going local this year, or heading down to Red, White, and Boom, chances are you will hear Katie Perry's Fireworks this season. Thanks for ruining Fourth of July for us. As if Lee Greenwood's God Bless the USA wasn't annoying enough.
So we here at Pencilstom have some suggestions for an alternative playlist. Some are fireworks related, some are patriotic, and some are just kick-ass to listen to while explosions happen above you in the sky.
T.N.T. - AC/DC
American Idiot - Green Day
Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen (This is America's rock anthem, and NOT Born In the U.S.A. - that's a totally different blog discussion.)
American Girl - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Panama - Van Halen
Heaven's On Fire - Kiss or Rocket Ride - Ace Frehley or God of Thunder - Kiss
Tick Tick Boom - The Hives
Welcome To The Jungle - Guns N Roses
Kick Out the Jams - MC5
Fourth Of July - Dave Alvin
4th Of July - Aimee Mann
4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) - Bruce Springsteen
Dirty Boulevard - Lou Reed
Summer In The City - The Lovin' Spoonful
That's it for this year's playlist.
Enjoy the Fourth. Be safe. Thank a soldier for your freedom.