Every generation has its quintessential bands. Those handful of bands whose time in the limelight so perfectly corresponds with a generation’s high school or college years that you feel like you owned that band.
For those of us making our way through high school in the latter half of the 80s, The Cult was one of those bands. Kind of a hybrid of Led Zeppelin and AC/DC, The Cult recorded some of the greatest hard rock licks of the era and in doing so became a staple of school dances, house parties, and long weekends at the lake. A band that transcended cliques and oozed awesome, they were hard rock without being hair metal. Chicks loved Ian and guys loved Billy.
I absolutely love The Cult but, honestly, that love is born from a mere handful of songs. “Fire Woman”, “Love Removal Machine”, “Wild Flower”, “She Sells Sanctuary” and this one, my very favourite of them all.
I’m kicking off the weekend with “Rain” by The Cult from the 1985 album Love.