My Top 1000 Songs #401: The House That Heaven Built

[I've been writing up my Top 1000 songs on a daily basis--you can see them all in descending order by hitting the All My Favorite Songs tag.]

Hey, remember the old Maxell tape guy? The dude in the chair with his shades on, hair swept back from the sheer force of what was pummeling him out of his speakers?

Didn't we all look at that picture and wish we had a song that would actually do that? A song that, if cranked up loud enough, would physically accost us and force us backwards?

THIS is that song. 

Off the Japandroids' 2012 release Celebration Rock, it was one of those tracks that hit me on first listen as one of those WHAT THE F*CK WAS THAT? moments. Hasn't lost much impact in the decade since, either. "And if they try to slow you down... tell 'em all to go to hell!"

Live 2012, still pretty raw:
Getting the hang of it...