Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
So driving home, I turned off the Jungle Rot for a rare moment, switched to XM and rediscovered that nothing beats Whitesnake on the car radio. Really. Nothing. At least for a white dude who saw Witchboard in the theater. Coverdale is down on love and, once and for all, he doesn't give a damn. He has played the fucking crying game for the last time. Until the next time. Saints and Sinners, incredible as it is, pales in comparison to the soaked-in-Kitaen-stank eponymous '87 masterpiece which, for some reason, leads me right into '88 and Action Jackson. Sharon Stone nude when we needed her to be, Vanity nude when Sharon Stone wasn't and Craig T. Nelson as the baddest martial artist in Detroit. Who, by the way, can also drive a car up a fucking flight of stairs. Indoors. The whole damn exercise makes me want to throw someone out a window, across a street and through another window. Which Action Jackson does. The only thing missing is Arnold's bicep and, to remedy that yearning, Lich King's "Predator" hits the stereo as soon as I step into the house.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
the band live more than delivered and am anxiously awaiting a full-length follow-up.One of my favorite recent discoveries has to be Dismemberment, a death/thrash four-piece from right here in the heart of Ohio. I only recently became aware of the band due to their inclusion on the Immolation/Jungle Rot/Gigan bill and quickly fell in love with their The Condemned EP, most of which is available on their Reverbnation page. I happily reported a week ago that
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
No, I cannot get over Jungle Rot and Immolation. Sorry. I will sometime but, right now, I am happy just to live in the past. And by "the past," I mean two or three days ago. So between repeated fond remembrances of the Alrosa Villa, I am more than happy to check out two new videos: Jungle Rot's "Rise Up and Revolt" and Immolation's "Illumination." And, yeah, you can still catch 'em live if you hurry.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Zappa.com announced pre-orders today for a $42.00 four-disc set covering two complete shows at Carnegie Hall from October 11, 1971. The email ad advertises full-on "King Kong" and "Billy the Mountatin" as well as opening performances from the Perusasions. Check it out at Barfko-Swill right now. Scheduled to ship on or around October 31, 2011.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
ROCKTHOUGHT tweeted 'bout Halloween tunes today and got me runnin' down my mind's playlist. Crud's On Monster Island is still haunting my stereo and will likely ride right into the witching season. So, that said, enjoy a tune from their also-excellent debut, Devil at the Wheel, and, afterward, get your ass over to Crud313 for show dates, track samples, shopping and more.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Expectations were as low as could be yet, somehow, my hopes were high for The Devil's Rain. I did not hate the Project 1950 covers album though I saw no reason to call it a "Misfits" record. Why not "American Legends of Punk" as the exact same band was credited on the Osaka Popstar release? Likewise, I actually enjoyed the recent "Land of the Dead" single. And, besides, the Mk2 Graves era was almost impossibly good. Different, yes, but undeniably good. That couldn't all be Michale Graves, could it?
Monday, October 3, 2011
Out November 1, 2011, this set includes:
5 CDs / 2LPs / 2 7" singles
- Three-dimensional shadow box lid featuring the original artwork of Frank Holmes.
- 60 page case bound book
- Frank Holmes drawings
- Producer's Notes
- More than 60 previously unreleased photos
- 6 panel folder holding 5 CDs and singles. Features photos of original session tape boxes.
- "Heroes and Villains" in sleeve art
- "Vega-Tables" in sleeve art
- Features full tracklisting of proposed unfinished album +Stereo mixes and session highlights (not available on CDs)
- 12" x 12" booklet created for original release features:
- Photos by Guy Webster
- Drawings by Frank Holmes
- 24" x 36" poster of Frank Holmes cover art
Sunday, October 2, 2011
|a promo slick from the 6:66 era.|
I like this one solely because labels
promoting bands in this manner
seems so quaint nowadays.