Beer Drinking Songs for Hell Raisers
As you may have guessed, beer drinking is part of the culture around Rock n’ Roll View. It’s a part of the job description. With that, I get a lot of time to drink beer and listen to music, of course, there are songs that I enjoy listening to more when I’m hammering back a few beers and usually with a few friends so that we (or I as the case usually is) can jump around acting like fools with our air guitars or something to that nature. (I think this is where Guitar Hero evolved from. No, I’m not claiming to have invented Guitar Hero.)
This list is one that has been perfected over many years (in no real order) of trial and error. Most of the songs stem from the teen-age wasteland that was my youth. Frankly, they all stand the test of time. I know, I tried each of them out as I compiled this list with pint glass and several variations of craft beer. (That is one stark difference between then and now…pukeweiser and craft beer.)
Before we get going with the list, you should prepare yourself a bit. First things first, get yourself a six pack of your favorite beer. Set aside about an hour of time, because, yes I’ve included the songs that appear on the list for your listening pleasure. I’ll be honest with you, you should get a decent pair of speakers for your computer or maybe some decent headphones or something. Treat the music with some respect. That should get you started. To really appreciate this music, get the CD if you like it, and for god’s sake, spend some money on some audio equipment. You’ll thank me later.
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Ready set go…
Saxon – Crusader (from Crusader): This is one of the ultimate songs to play air guitar to. Beer never tasted so good while strumming an imaginary guitar along to this and pretending to be some sort of modern day warrior.
Judas Priest – Beyond the Realms of Death (from Stainded Class): I’ve never really quite figured out what this song means, because I’ve usually had too much to drink when I get to it. Is it about the Christ? Beats me, but I do know that I love the way the songs builds and builds then rocks you.
Blue Oyster Cult – Veteran of the Psychic Wars (from Fire of Unknow Origin and Heavy Metal OST): I love to sing along with this. When you are drunk you actually think you can sing. Great lyrics and a great groove.
Motley Crue – Shout at the Devil (from Shout at the Devil): I have a lot of memories of this song and hell raising and not all of those memories are when I was young and dumb. Denver. The Tarantual Pool Hall. Colorado beer. Colorado chicks.
Kiss – God of Thunder (from Destroyer): I thought my girlfriend in highschool liked me singing this to her. It turns out that I was an idiot. Damn this is a great song.
Black Sabbath – Mob Rules (from Mob Rules): Dio. Revolution. Anarchy.
Ted Nugent – Stranglehold (from Ted Nugent): Have you ever broken up with your favorite girl then drank beer? Chances are this was your soundtrack. (This was the best version I could find on Youtube.)
Metallica – Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (from Master of Puppets): It builds and builds until it splits you open as with a broadsword. Metallica were the masters of creating drama with their music. Drama that you could relate to…drama that was yours.
Celtic Frost – Procreation of the Wicked (from Morbid Tales): Pounding back beers you wonder if this could really be true. Horror for your ears. After listening to Celtic Frost for a while you will think about starting your own black metal band.
Nazareth – Hair of the Dog (from Hair of the Dog): When you are at the end of the night. When you know that tomorrow will come. When only the hair of the dog will do in the morning.