Day 3 – A Song that Makes You Happy: "Time Bomb High School"

“Time Bomb High School” – Reigning Sound

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The guitars thrash, the drums pound, the singer wails about not fitting in and about how “when summer comes (hey!) / I’m gonna have some fun.” Pure rock and roll! Still, it may seem a bit odd to choose a song whose theme is about being the odd-man out in the clique-ish world of high school for ‘song that makes you happy’ … not too mention that the “time bomb” high school is where the singer is “hoping some spazz don’t lose his mind.” Trenchcoats abound, I’m assuming. But this song is a 1:36 blast of rock and roll energy that makes me smile for its entire duration, and many minutes afterwards. If The Ramones and The Boss had a baby, the ugly little ba$tard would cry like the Reigning Sound: constantly, loudly, and joyously.


About russellwriter

Rob Russell is a dad, husband, writer, musician, educator, comic book reader, bad solderer, pop culture junky, trivia buff and student of everything cool and uncool. His favorite records are Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde and, currently, The Best of Bobbie Gentry: The Capitol Years. His favorite comic books are Kurt Busiek's Astro City and Neil Gaiman's Sandman. His favorite literary novels are Gabrial Garcia Marquez's 100 Years of Solitude and William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. His favorite genre novels are John Scalzi's Red Shirts, M.R. Carrey's The Girl with All the Gifts, and Dan Simmons' Drood. His favorite movie is Goodfellas. His favorite hobby, besides everything, is writing about himself and his favorite things in the third person.

Posted on April 13, 2011, in 30 Songs, Pop Culture, Rock and Roll. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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