Above The Fray

Our music may be shitty, but all that counts is we look totally badass!

Our music may be shitty, but all that counts is we look totally badass!

It’s time for another earworming edition of Mecca Muzak Monday, where The Nest features a lesser known track that I first became aware of from one of the muzak CD’s that play in Meccas across the meccamuzakmondaysnation.  This week’s selection promises to be almost as cool as melodious death metal!

Yep, that’s The Fray pictured up there.  I wasn’t the least bit surprised to find out they got their start praising the Lord’s eardrums, because like most Christian-themed musicians, they suck heavenly ass.  The only song of theirs I was familiar with was “How To Save A Life,” a dreadful piece of Nickelback-era light rock schlock.  While doing my research on the band, I found out they also did “You Found Me”…. which didn’t exactly extract them from my crappy music doghouse.

I'd rather listen to this guy play the piano...

I’d rather listen to this guy play the piano…

But even the bands who seem to churn out nothing but aural sewage can sometimes get it right.  Fuck, on occasion, they can even create something so epically awesome that it justifies their entire unfulfilling existence… and thus after hearing this little three minute gem that rocks out the seventh hour of the current Mecca CD, I hereby take back every unkind adjective I ever used to describe The Fray…

Ladies and gentlemen, The Fray’s 2013 hit “Love Don’t Die”…

I just love the whole sound of this song!  It reminds me of “Sold Me Down The River,” and how it salvaged The Alarm in the same way in my estimation after a decade full of post-New Wave garbage.

Plus, it never hurts to be able to incorporate bells into a rock song…

Bells make any song better.... usually.

Bells make any song better…. usually.

So big props to The Fray for having the best song on the entire fifth version of the Mecca Muzak CD!  And now that you’ve learned how to rock, don’t go back to the crap parade… or I’ll be throwing the next bottle at you!

And you won't be leaving  until you dance on the bar to "Tequila."

And you won’t be leaving until you dance on the bar to “Tequila.”

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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13 Responses to Above The Fray

  1. NotAPunkRocker says:

    Just to be clear, my like is for Don Music, not The Frayed.

  2. I like his voice and the song is great too! Thanks! It’s added to my playlist.

  3. crimsonowl63 says:

    They do look kinda bad ass and this song is pretty okay. I do love Don Music though. I have to say though that although they churned out a lot of aural sewage Journey never got it right EVER.

  4. PigLove says:

    Oh dear piggy heavens – you had to post the bell guys. Rolls piggy eyes – mommy loves them for some reason. I don’t get it. Really I don’t. XOXO – Bacon

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