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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way



Most of you probably know Lenny Kravitz. This was the first song I heard of him, and I was instantly hooked. The song was released in 1993, and became an instant hit. Are You Gonna Go My Way was one of the most played videos in 1993 on MTV and is considered a landmark music video of the 90s. It won the 1993 MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Artist, and was played live during the show with John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin fame on bass. In 2006, it was ranked as one of VH1's Top 20 Most Memorable Videos of All Time.

Also worth noting is that Kravitz is an avid fan of Jimi Hendrix. The main riff in this song is based on a riff from Hendrix' Easy Rider!

31 comments:

Shadow said...

I love Lenny Kravitz, he makes fantastic songs.

Aeacus.Warden said...

nice video:)

Willow said...

I haven't listened to Lenny in awhile.

zG Chris said...

Lenny what? KRAV Itz

anon said...

great post bro

Fuuuuuuuu said...

very interesting!

Futomara said...

American womaaaannnn

JP said...

great songwriter!

VeNom_ said...

I do enjoy me some kravitz from time to time

Ishu said...

Cool choice. Also I didm't know he is a fan og Hendrix, which is also cool

Lemmiwinks said...

Great post!

looking forward to reading the next one

Brandon B. said...

I like Lenney but he sold out with his later music. Mainly because I know he can play better than what he releases

OC-STEVEN said...

i knew this sounded familiar haha takin after ol jimi

Velociplum said...

Yeah, southern rock sounding leads like this are just awesome! Thanks for this gem

Style said...

Love both Kravitz and Hendrix.

Doraemon said...

<3 Lenny

The Music Dude 23 said...

very good song

EightRocket said...

My dad listened to Lenny all the time.

Slumph said...

good song =D

The Reviever said...

Lenny Kravitz is a legend! This guy makes real music.

Mez said...

Great musician indeed.

MacPCharmony said...

thanks for the informative post!

Community said...

Amazing music

Adamantium said...

It's like jimmi hendrix except not as good.... but still good! I love it lol :P

Blake said...

Damn 1993? Lenny has been around much longer than I thought he was.

NiNjatz said...

He's awesome!

Adrien said...

I thought this song was much older than 1993 for some reason.

CloudEmperor said...

Gotta love Lenny brah

The Music Dude 23 said...

great song!

Ergine said...

Awesome tune... I've seen his concert here and I loved it !

DDRMidgetID said...

good song