Nashville based rock band Dragoo recently released an impressive 4 song E.P. and will be playing at The Pond in Franklin, Tennessee  tomorrow June 8th.

Band members Josh Dragoo, Barry Bizarre and Andy Lewis share some of their favorite songs in this weeks edition of “Five For Friday”.

Check out all things Dragoo here.

Weezer “The Good Life”

Josh-Well, I guess We’re all getting older… this song is definitely a picture in time of that, wishing for more, maybe now, maybe later, but always embracing the here and now, with the willingness to party your ass off, always. This is one of my favorite songs, and gave me a heads up that we all need to be ready to be old, but still have fun.


Deftones “My Own Summer” 

Josh-Man, the first time i heard this record, I was blown away. Perfect in every way. I was the lead singer in my band “Valid” back in the late 90’s, and we covered this song at a couple show’s, and we really killed it. God, I love Deftones so much, it hurts. Without these guys, I really don’t know where i would have ended up musically, besides here and now… here we go!”


Simon & Garfunkel “The Sounds Of Silence”

Andy-Hearing the opening “Hello Darkness my old friend I’ve come to talking with you again” is part of the reason why I gravitated towards it at such a young age. A very beautiful and haunting song! Their vocal harmonies are perfect too!


Tool “Forty Six & 2″ 

Andy–  that sound! Mixed with a different time signature, sounds more complicated than it is. Heavy as f**k! Loved this song long before I dove into the mystical dream pool that is Tool!.

Barry – Danny Carey’s drumming had a huge impact on me as a player and how I approach the kit. 46 & 2 completely blows my mind every time I listen to it.  I love the tasteful blend of electronic percussion and cymbal hits in the beginning, the 7/8 rhythm which builds throughout the entire song, and ultimately leads to one of the greatest drum solos in music history. It is one of Tool’s masterpieces and a song I continue to draw inspiration from.


Oasis “Rockstar” 

Barry-I never really liked Oasis until I heard this song. After that, I became obsessed with the Band. “Rock n Roll Star” is one of those tunes that completely captures the essence of rock n roll. The loud guitars, the melodic leads, the rebellious lyrics along with Liam Gallagher’s powerful vocals, makes this song a true banger. My favorite part of this tune is the ending where entire song breaks down with the drums in high gear just blasting away while the song just collapses onto itself, repeating the line “It’s just Rock n Roll” over and over into the void.