Thursdays Middle of the Week “Classic” Rock Album: “Sons of Anarchy Soundtrack”

Imaginacion al poder: Hijos de la anarquía, una epopeya de nuestro tiempo
(Songs of Anarchy: Music from Sons of Anarchy Seasons 1–4)

Very well, I know what you’re going to say, it’s not “classic” rock! But…

Listen to the songs they’ve covered:

  1. “This Life”
  2. “Son of a Preacher Man”
  3. “Forever Young”
  4. “John the Revelator”
  5. “Fortunate Son”
  6. “Slip Kid”
  7. “Girl from the North Country”
  8. “Someday Never Comes”
  9. “Gimme Shelter”
  10. “Bird On a Wire”
  11. “Hey Hey, My My”
  12. “What a Wonderful World”
  13. “Los Tiempos Van Cambiando (The Times They Are a-Changin’)”
  14. “Strange Fruit”
  15. “The House of the Rising Sun”

You have everything from Dylan to Pete Townshend, to John Fogerty and to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards! Now, you’re going to say it isn’t a “classic”?

Actually, to me it is. And “Sons of Anarchy” besides being a kick arse great series, with quite a story, super good acting and a very interesting way of using background music, has produced an album of covers done exceptionally good.

You also have quite an interesting mix of well-known to somewhat known musicians, including Katy Segal who I did not know was a singer-songwriter, but she is and she sounds pretty good. These are the others: Anvil, Franky Perez (of Scars on Broadway), Lions, Alison Mosshart (of The Kills and The Dead Weather).

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The release date was November 29, 2011, on Columbia Records. The album peaked at number 9 on the US charts and places at number 130 on the US Billboard Top 200, US Billboard Top Rock Albums, at number 18 and on the US Billboard Top Soundtracks at number 12.

Covered are some of my favourite tunes, including “Gimme Shelter”, “Someday Never Comes” and “Fortunate Son”.

I did not watch this series when it was released back in 2008 (played through 2014), but I am watching it now and I’m really hooked. I guess way back when I was a wee lad I always wanted to be an outlaw biker. Actually learned to ride, but a crash back in the late seventies took away my enthusiasm for “heavy metal thunder” on the open road.

20 series tag!! :) – Anarchic heart.

Now friends, it is your turn to say something. What do you think of the show, if you’ve seen it, and of this really cool album?

(“Sons of Anarchy” Soundtrack Seasons 1-4, relased 2011)

CHEERS!

21 comments

  1. #the novel reader · April 1

    i just saw the trailer and it was good story of a bike riding family

  2. Roser · April 1

    Fan unes versions precioses de “clàssics” del rock! Gràcies per la recomanació, Francesc!

  3. Brad Osborne · April 1

    We are in full agreement here. The album and music are great songs and done exceptionally well. The show is superb. Wonderful and gritty real story line supported by outstanding acting. One of my favorites too!

    • I know you like bikes and you ride, so I reckoned you would like the show and the music is outstanding! Full agreement!

  4. azurea20 · April 1

    Me han gustado. He tenido que ir Wikipedia. Gracias. Unsaludo

  5. equipsblog · April 1

    Wonderful list of songs.

  6. tiffanyarpdaleo · April 1

    I don’t remember watching this, but I might like it, thanks for the reminder, I will look it up!

  7. animar64 · April 2

    I haven’t gotten around to watching the show, but this soundtrack is SUPERB

  8. markbierman · April 3

    I love the music, but I must admit, I’ve never watched the series.

  9. spwilcen · April 7

    One show I never got into but should have. Don’t know why. No denying the music, though. Smashing post.

    • I think the show is smashing good as well as the tremendous soundtrack they’ve created. And I think you would like the show, it’s on Netflix now, that’s where I am watching it. It is very good to have you back, really missed you SP! Hope all’s well and that you are doing fine.
      All the best to you my good friend,
      FBC.

      • spwilcen · April 7

        Not yet back, Francisco; much remains to do. Have returned from Sister-in-law’s funeral, quite trying for obvious reasons beyond time and distance. Now a few odd-ends to settle on my side of the DNA chain. Touching base here to see “old friends,” get (in most cases) a dose of normalcy, and not impart a sense of ignoring. No posts as no time, and when I finish chores, likely no energy either. Do well, sir.

      • I’m sorry to hear of your loved one’s passing SP. Stay well and all the best,
        FBC.

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