A slightly bitter one, this song is about people who are happy with just doing nothing and having dull lives.
Can’t say I particularly agree – if someone loves reality TV and pot noodle then that’s their cross to bear. However, Kurt Cobain always struggled to find meaning for himself, with tragic consequences.
The track was released on In Utero in 1993.
The most well known of Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant’s solo efforts, this is a triumph.
The song is very relaxed – very pleasant to listen too. It was released in 1983 on The Principle Of Moments. Just hear that guitar lick!
Dire Straits – with Mark Knopfler’s spell binding song writing skills and guitar playing – are a band who have more than a few ‘epic’ tracks to their name.
But my god, is this track majestic or what?
‘Telegraph Road’ came out on Love Over Gold in 1982, and tells the story of American development (and decline). The title comes from a major road in Michigan, which the Dire Straits tour bus went down – inspiring Knopfler to come up with this masterpiece.
There’s only one Ian Dury, to be honest. His delivery could be characterised as droll, perhaps. With a thick London accent, a penchant for catchy ska influenced melodies, and distinctive stage presence, you can’t mistake him…
This rather cheekily named track was released in 1977 as a single. The image is a 1987 compilation CD of the same name.
A truly lovely epic off the Velvet Underground’s 4th album Loaded (1970), the song tells the story of several down and outs who have “nothing at all”.
But it’s not a depressing song – it’s simply, wholesome rock and roll, and surely one of histories greats.