Rock God !

January 3, 2007

As mentioned yesterday I just spend a few days in the home of the Rock God!

Shrine to Rock
Maggs organised for a group of us to stay in her friends house in Aberdeen as they were away over New Year. Bruce, Rob and I were the first to arrive and shortly after unloading the car we had a quick look around. The first place we looked was the front living room and noticed there were a few CDs, so took a closer look.Checking out someone’s CD collection can reveal a lot about them. You can often tell certain changes in tastes over the years, connected influences, etc. However this collection was different. There was no clear separation of genre, type, style, etc.
A little closer look showed that this was because all 1200 plus CDs could be classified as Hard Rock (or perhaps metal, etc. but lets not get pedantic). Arranged in strict alphabetical order (with that many CDs if they weren’t you could never find anything) by group/artist, and it was the most complete collection I’ve ever seen. Every group I could think of were well represented and many I have never heard of.
Shrine to Rock

This is how we came to realise that we were staying in the home of “Rock God”!!

Due to the mixed tastes of those present and as most of the time we were also trying to chat and socialise we did stick to the slightly softer end of the Rock spectrum. But there was space for ACDC, Kiss, Marillion, Bon Jovi, Extreeme, and we even checked out Lordi. However Rock God’s stereo was a little scary, we only ever managed to have enough nerve to turn the volume control around 10degrees from the available rotation due to fear of blowing the windows out!

Im the lord of the wastelands
A modern day man of steel
I gather darkness to please me
And I command you to kneel
Before the

God of thunder and rock and roll
The spell youre under
Will slowly rob you of your virgin soul
   – KISS