The path to the most rocking jam, which was pretty rocking in itself, began when S and D offered to drive my sister back to Princeton following her visit here last weekend. The car’s stereo was broken, which was a bummer for everyone, but an especial bummer for S, who is a totally rocking attorney/drummer that works for a fancy law firm by day and opens for whippersnappers like Titus Andronicus by night. So I suggested the obvious: why not buy a boombox for the backseat?
At first we thought that the Hoboken Target didn’t sell boomboxes---actually, we wondered if boomboxes even existed anymore---but eventually we found one for around $22. More importantly, we found two amazing CD compilations: 80s metal hits and 80s metal ballads. The former included the most rocking jam ever, which is, without further ado:
“Cum On Feel the Noize” as performed by Quiet Riot.
As you might imagine, New Jersey is the perfect place to listen to metal compilations on your backseat boombox. And when we stopped at Trader Joe’s, it only seemed natural to put the boombox (which is, just to set the scene, about the size of an alarm clock) on the roof of the car and, you know, rock out, which we did before we went in the store and also while we loaded the trunk.
I guess the best part was when a child started dancing to the music and his mother dragged him away while shooting us, the riffraff, a mean look, closely followed by the soundtrack to the Ore-Ida commercial I saw last night, which is...yeah.
Next step: boombox on the subway.