Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Music! Mayhem! Madness!

Santo & Johnny - Sleepwalk. A brilliant instrumental that sets the mood for rainy days. I have played this song on repeat many times and it never becomes stale. Wonderful job on the steel guitar; simple and tasteful, a true classic.

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - Rag Doll. Opening with a drum kick and impressive vocal harmony followed by the scratchy voiced singer  you have a song that is destined for repeated listening. The lyrics are not intriguing, but is shouldn't matter with a melody that's so juicy.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Music! Mayhem! Madness!

Ray Lamontagne - Old Before Your Time. To be honest, it has never been Ray's voice that drew me in as a listener, but his arrangement's and most of all his lyrics. Mr. Lamontagne captures a mood, a feeling and this makes his songs incredible enjoyable. I anticipate his upcoming records to be just as great. 


The Libertines - What A Waster.  The band that was supposed to  revolutionize Punk Rock, change the word, save starving children, etc...Well, they didn't, but what they did do is give a couple of quality albums. The band always reminded me of The Jam (which is a good thing) so it was a natural fit. A straight to the point song, a perfect fit for a Sunday afternoon. 

Bad Taste.

What fuckin' happened to KISS? An over bloated music video with a bunch of blowhard looking dickheads. For fuck sake's look at Gene Simmons? Well for that matter look at all of them! Granted they had to unveil themselves at some time, but to do so in such a awful manner is distasteful to all of Rock. The lore and  mystery was taken away with a single music video. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Music! Mayhem! Madness!

In celebration of  Halloween  today being Tuesday I give thee:

Slayer - Ghost of War. Muahahaha! Slayer does spooky well.

Cradle of Filth - Her Ghost in the Fog. Cradle of Filth is a good band, maybe a little over the top with the theatrics, but worth listening to. If you enjoy metal and "theater" you'll love these guys.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Decline of Western Civilization: The Metal Years

Part 2. Out of all the members of Poison CC Deville appears to be the most sincere, but who in the hell knows. The rest of these guys are a sad case of people that seem lost....But it's entertaining! The grime of the scene appears to be floating to the top.

*Their isn't nudity and I hope you wouldn't watch the video in a lame attempt to see "titties."*

Guilty Pleasure!

Cheap Trick - The Flame

Cheap Trick have done many songs that were not cheesy ballads. The band has a quality catalog of great albums which should be listened to. Now with that out of the way, "The Flame" could be considered a Popflop  or a song which you only play in complete solitude. I pick the latter and play it mostly guilt free.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Crash Course: Darby Crash

Darby Crash was the lead singer for the band The Germs. The band were part of the LA Punk scene in the late seventies to early eighties. The Germ's included Pat Smear, (of future Nirvana/Foo Fighter's fame) Lorna Doom, Don Bolles. Darby Crash brought aggression to his music and a conviction that made his songs come to life. Although not the most polished band nor the best, the originality and conviction in the music is inspiring.
Recommend songs:  Lexicon Devil, Ritchie Dagger's Crime, Manimal, Lion's Share, Forming, What We Do Is Secret, Caught in My Eye, No God, Round and Round.

Darby Crash died on December 7, 1980 from an intentional drug overdose.