Friday 5

Friday 5: 5 For Friday At 5



Happy Friday, MetalSucks reader! Welcome back to MetalSucks Friday 5, our new series that appears every Friday (duh) on MetalSucks (duhh) and involves the list of five (duhhh).

Here’s how it works: A list of the five best/worst/weirdest/whatever somethings is posted by one of your beloved MetalSucks contributors (or by one of our buds like you?). Then our cherished readers check it out, have a chuckle, then chime in with a list of the same. No sweat, just whatever springs to mind, k? (Just like that movie about those losers working at a Chicago record store!) After all, it’s Friday — the day dedicated by the gods to mindless, fun time-wasting. This week we put the “Friday” and “5” in “Friday 5”!


The First Five Songs On Your “Friday 5 PM” Playlist


Anso DF, MetalSucks Senior Editor


1. The Crown
“Are You Morbid?”
Possessed 13 (Metal Blade)

At the toll of 5 PM, I don’t really listen to this song as much as I hear it blaring in my head: That first boom! then another, then shell after shell until the frenzy begins in earnest. Let’s party! Get the motherfuck out of my fucking way!!


2. Rainbow
“Kill The King”
Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll (Polydor)

All that post-workweek adrenaline is ripping through your veins, so why not flail around a bit to expend it? Ronnie James Dio and his dynamite backers all but force you to throw shapes, clutch unseen fruits, wave double devil horns, and otherwise hex and charm your fellow weekenders. Caution: You may be compelled to engage in stunt driving.


3. The Cult
“Ashes And Ghosts”
Beyond Good And Evil (Atlantic)

The feeling of godlike invincibility that seizes a man who’s just been freed from prison must be like the feeling of dashing from your desk at quitting time, all chuckling evilly and already half-out of your clothes. It’s the moment when no problem dare raise its stupid head lest it be shotgunned right in the nuts. Like this songs states, “You can’t cast a spell on me!”


4. David Lee Roth
“A Lil’ Ain’t Enough
A Little Ain’t Enough (Warner Bros.)

This jam is 100% pure exuberance, exhilaration, and excitement. Sure, on Monday through Thursday, it might make me mourn for what should’ve been for its thrilling guitarist Jason Becker. But on Friday evening, it’s just me and Becker blasting a monster truck down the freeway with a backseat full of naked ladies.


5. Quiet Riot
“Let’s Get Crazy”
Metal Health (Columbia)

By this fifth jam, you’ve squealed to a stop at the usual spot, your buds swarming the mini-ramp/hot tub/trampoline/bong. Make them stop to turn around and hail you: Crank it, windows down, volume up! Let’s get cray-zay!


Your turn! Have an awesome wknd!

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