357. "You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, But I Feel Like a Millionaire" by Queens of the Stone Age

If you don't like heavy music, just skip right on by this entry. There's nothing here for you.

Those of you who are left, who knows this song?

There are a lot of bodacious songs on the Songs For the Deaf album.... but this is the one that makes hairs stand up on the arms of reality itself. It is a cement truck somersaulting through the relic shop of your imagination. 

The simple combination of a four-beat drum pattern and a three-note guitar has never been so affronting.

The vocals are shrieked by Nick Oliveri, an old associate of the band's that has since been fired for violent behavior. So I shouldn't glorify the violent style of this song too slavishly. There are some who buy into it for their image and life comportment.

It's pure sound, guys. 

It's a sculpture, not a manifesto.

Always some cannot be stronger than their patterns.