Alphabet playlist of metal—the ‘G’ fortnight

I’ll start this fortnight’s entry by saying I am truly grateful to work with some genuinely lovely people. Every now and then I’m asked how my fortnightly playlists are going and today was one of those days. Luckily, today’s query resulted in me being able to add enough new music to my list to almost double what would have otherwise been another small entry.

Apart from adding to the length of this playlist, I managed to learn about a fair amount of Australian bands I’d never heard of before. It’s my own fault really. I pretty much stopped listening to the radio—Triple J in particular as I never really listened to any other station—when Oasis beat The Smashing Pumpkins for the number one position in the Triple J Hottest 100. 1995 if I’m not mistaken.

Clearly I have issues.

So while I benefit from this shared knowledge, so does anyone paying attention to these lists. Enjoy the potentially new music.

This fortnight is also a less-metal list than most previous entries in this series. Every band in this list still meets the rock minimum requirement and this creates a potentially more versatile playlist. Not that this is a goal of my series. I love my metal, I just can’t always find a lot of bands to match the alphabet letter I’m focusing on in the current fortnight.

In true transparency, the bands I’d come up with on my own were Guns ‘n’ Roses, Godsmack, Grinspoon, Grand Magus, Greenday, Good Charlotte and Ghost. The rest of the list are all compliments of one very helpful work friend.

The full list? It looks like this …

The G list

  • Guns ‘n’ Roses—Sweet Child O’ Mine
  • Godsmack—Something Different
  • Grinspoon—Gone Tomorrow
  • Grand Magus—Hammer of the North
  • Green Day—American Idiot
  • Good Charlotte—The Anthem
  • Ghost—Rats
  • Gang of Youths—What Can I Do if the Fire Goes Out?
  • The Goo Goo Dolls—Slide
  • Gin Blossoms—Hey Jealousy
  • The Getaway Plan—Streetlight
  • Gyroscope—Snakeskin
  • Garbage—Only Happy When it Rains

I was somewhat disappointed to have not thought of The Goo Goo Dolls on my own and I had considered Garbage, but thanks to some convincing, they have correctly found themselves in this list. All the other bands are new—to me.

I’m grateful.

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