Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Stone Sour – Through Glass (album: Come what (ever) May 2006)

This song is by Stone Sour. I love this song very much. Cool lyrics & Music and very awesome Video Clip. This song talks about today’s music industry and all the plastic out there , how it’s all about the looks and less about the music, how everything is fake and there is no room for real talented musicians that write their own stuff. I totally agree with it, makes me angry as well.

When I was a teenager, there were rock music festivals everywhere. My friends and I use to go to all of them. We were quite addicted to it. The only issue was that we didn’t have money for tickets and we couldn’t really ask our parents because we were too young to travel by ourselves to different cities. So our solution was to lie to our parents, make stories like “I’m sleeping at a friend’s house” and just hitchhike our way to the festivals. We hitchhiked everywhere! Even cities that were 8 hours drive distance from where we lived. Because we were quite a lot of people, we used to split to groups of 2-3 people and sometimes we would race each other to see who would be the first to arrive to the place. It was quite funny because we always had some delays on the way from all kind of reasons. There were times when we were stuck for hours in deserted places where no one was passing by. I have quite a few interesting stories about our hitchhiking experience. I think the danger and the crazy situations we dealt with made us mature really early, I don’t regret any of it, all of these experiences made me the person I am today – what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger! Great opportunity to apologize to my parents for all the lies! Check out this cool song of mine...

Link to the song: Through Glass Stone Sour

Lyrics: Through Glass Lyrics

What’s this song about?
The song was originally inspired by frontman Corey Taylor's outrage at the music industry and how he felt that the musical revolution had never taken place.
Taylor was quoted as having said:
It really made me mad. I was like, is this it? Have we just gone full circle? Did the singer/songwriter revolution never happen? Is it just the same drivel from the same replicate over and over again? 'Through Glass' is really a very angry song. It's me basically calling 'bullshit' on pretty much everyone involved with the 'American Idol'-type shows. It has its place, but when you're basically cornering the market and making it very hard for anyone who actually writes their own music to get ahead, then it's wrong and that's really why I wrote this song. (Wikipedia – Through Glass)

Band’s Official Website: Stone Sour

Info about the band: Wikipedia - Stone Sour