In his latest book, Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide, Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels chronicles his struggles with drug addiction and severe depression. Here, the Run-D.M.C. rapper delves into his Seventies-rock roots with a list of songs that moved him as a child.
I heard it on the radio in the 1970s but didn't know what the hell it was. It has the illest-sounding breakbeat a DJ could play back in the day.
This is more than a rock song! It's sensory overload, like a movie! The lyrics are so descriptive, they take you on a journey.
This song is no joke, and that bass line is killer! I originally thought it was a cowboy song. Every time I hear it, I picture Clint Eastwood.
An adrenaline blast of hard rock & roll power. I don't just apply it to sports. I use it to help me play the game of life.
To this day, I get chills when I hear this. I didn't know until recently that Michael McDonald was once in this group. That pushed his cool factor through the roof!