From time to time you get to know bands you haven’t paid attention on purpose by accident, and eventually you fall on your knees wondering how you’ve managed to live without them for so long time. This happened to me with Heart.
I gotta admit prejudice has been a constant in my life, up to the point I used to hate Kiss thinking they were horrible heavy metal or something like that. You see me now? I adore them. With this, you gotta learn to avoid judging for appearances, names or even fans.
Still there are some cases you cannot help it. Heart was the band always included in those crappy compilations sold for Saint Valentine’s. You remember Burning Heart and crap like that? I thought this band was the typical unbearable AOR bands for American milfs.
For all music or moreover, rock lovers, Guitar Hero was like paradise in video games. You were able to play over songs you love: Guns n’ Roses, Danzig, Megadeth, Aerosmith…all these bands were present. So was Heart! Crazy on You and Barracuda were the first songs I consciously listened and they really made an impression. Powerful guitars and beautiful voice melodies…these two Wilson sisters rock!
As soon as I went to NYC and stepped into a record store I bought the first two albums, Dreamboat Annie and Little Queen, and let me tell you I spent several weeks just listening to those two albums. They are a MUST.
Little by little I’ve been increasing their discography and right now I’ve got around 7-8 albums in CD, and 3 in vinyl. Not sure which one is my favorite yet, probably Dreamboat Annie and Bebe Le Strange.
Not having properly focused on their late 80’s stuff, it’ssomething I’ve got remarked in my pending-to-do list. What I reckon is that their first five albums are just pleasure for the ears and I really love all of them.
Do yourself a favor, don’t feel scared for the name of the band, Heart are definitely bigger than life.
Joaquin! Another post dedicated to you. You know whenever I listen to Heart I think of you 🙂