Just curious and not picking on you Dave, but yours was the last reply that mentioned INGUN. How many of you who voted INGUN off the record saw TS perfom this live back in the bars?
PS: My vote - RFYL
That's kinda what I thought. Studio version isn't anything to write home about, but I think a lot of us found INGUN to be our first rock "anthem", our theme song, so to speak. There's something about the live delivery of the song that packs a bigger wollop as well. It was a great live song, lots of fun to sing along with at a time where all of us wanted to shout to the rooftops that we didn't care what anyone thought, we would never grow up, f all you all if you didn't like it. Of course, there was always a rap from Dee and/or Jay Jay preceding the song, pumping us up to just let it all go and not give a crap what anyone thought. We were 17, 18 , 19, 20 at the time. And we had this crazy ass band that we adored telling us it was ok to do what we wanted, when we wanted, and be proud of ourselves for that.
Also, there's the history around it. The first single, we were so damn proud to hear the boyz on the radio, calling all the radio stations in the Tristate, driving them crazy hour after hour requesting the song. Going to the record store and buying every copy they had, etc.... So it wasn't just a song, it was an 'event' for us. There's a complete emotional connection there, it goes way beyond whether or not it's a good song as opposed to any other song on the album or any other song that TS does.
I also see other peeps point. If you didn't live that part, then there may not be that emotional attachment. It's all good, though.
MAM's interview. I started. That's about all I can commit to right now, but I promise it will be out before the CD.
Take care Dave, it's always nice chatting with ya!
LOL! That's so funny, many of us lived parallel lives back in the day!