Music Monday

Music Monday: Face On Mars Mash Up

Switching gears from last week's Pantera pick, this week's Music Monday is local Mississippi band Face on Mars. They describe themselves as "a cataclysmic combination of heavy blues rock and loud fuzz with elements of psychedelic rock, doom metal, and southern sludge."

What does that mean? I don't know but I absolutely listen to this entire album training...and driving. A lot.


I couldn't pick just one song so you get four:

  • "Beat Em Dead"
  • "Jump the Gun", "Source of Ignition", and "Psychedelic Jesus" in the video compilation of the first Olympic weightlifting meet in Mississippi history (hello shameless Mississippi Barbell plug).

Buy their album here. If you support local weightlifters and local business, then support this local band!




How'd you like the songs? Would you have picked something else? Sound off in the comments below!

Music Monday: Pantera, "Drag The Waters"

This week's Music Monday pick isn't as polarizing as last week's tune but it'll still fire you up to lift, compete, or negotiate like a boss. Listen to the lyrics closely and you'll be uncomfortable but that's what happens when society is cray.

Drag the waters means uncover the Truth. See? Metal can be deep too, haters.


Drag the waters some more
Like never before
— Drag The Waters

Sound off on what you thought about this week's song below in the comments or on facebook.

Would you have picked a different Pantera song? Let us know!

Music Monday: Slayer, "Hate Worldwide"

Hide your wife. Hide your kids. Slayer's making errybody's ear drums bleed. This pick is a stark contrast to the melodic 80s song of yesteryear from last week but it's my jam.

Is it the most well known Slayer (or SLAYERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR) song? No. Do I like other Slayer songs better? Yep. Should you listen to this at work or around children? NOT AT ALL.

But it's my go-to song lately. I use it pump myself up before the gym, getting ready in the morning for court, or when I have crippling social anxiety and need a little boost.

Before you listen to the lyrics and start stoning me....it's just a song. I don't sacrifice lambs and I'm a good human being.

My scars insane, my life profane
I deny, defy, and spread a little hate, worldwide!
— Slayer

I know y'all have some opinion so sound off in the comments below, on facebook, or shoot me a message.

Check out older Blogs, read some of my national publications, and see what fancy services we have to offer these days!

Music Monday: Soft Cell or Marilyn Manson, "Tainted Love"

Say what you want about this 80s classic but it has stood the test of time. The Manson version is what I work out to but the Soft Cell version is still amazing. "Tainted Love", let me count all the ways you are awesome.

Amanda Smithers, eat your heart out.


First of all, look at that album cover.

Secondly, this song is two songs in one and merges seamlesly into "Where Did Our Love Go".

Third, just admire this lyric. ADMIRE IT GUYS.

And you think love is to pray
But I’m sorry I don’t pray that way
— Soft Cell, "Tainted Love"

The Manson version proves the original's lyrics are still as amazing as ever.

This video proves what a hot mess the early 2000's, Manson, and Not Another Teen Movie was. The movie is streaming on HBO right now (as of 12/11/2016).


What do you think of the Sheppard Strength Music Monday Pick Of The Week? Is Tainted Love not your cup of tea? Do you jam it weekly? What would you have picked instead? Sound off in the comments!

Want to see more Music Monday picks? Follow the Music Monday tag below!

Check out older Blog pieces in the Archives and read some of Coach Amber's national publications here.

Music Monday: Mastodon, "Naked Burn"

There's more to life than lifting weights...like finding music to lift to. Every Monday I'm going to post a different song that I use while I train, program, or prepare for events.

This week's Music Monday pick is my current obsession (next to gumbo but that's a topic for another day): Mastodon's "Naked Burn".

Don't be scared by the title. It's appropriate for work and a child's ears. If the child likes metal, concept albums about Moby Dick, and being confused.


Save yourself
Don’t wait on me

What is your current jam? Post it in the comments or send me a message to let me know. I'm always looking for new music.

Until next Music Monday....

Stay tuned for tomorrow's Tuesday Ten... or go back in the Blog and check out older pieces. You can always mosey on over to the Archives to read my nationally published articles too. #ShamelessSelfPromotion