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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 7/2/08

A more upbeat tempo this week as I'm back to work in a real estate law firm. Very busy office, very strenuous, but perhaps this is an opportunity to grow and perhaps thrive. The baby is beginning to talk and trying to stand and sits up straight, all at 7 months. A remarkable boy; if only he can keep those lungs from blowing out my eardrums, lol... Of course, he'll know what it feels like in due time once the heavy metal infestation begins, heh heh... As it is, the lullaby I sing to him is the chorus of Judas Priest's "Heavy Metal," so the corruption game has begun! If the baby is reunited with his biological parents, they'll be in for it!

Not a lot of time to spin too many discs, but I did play the two Ihsahn solo albums mercilessly over the weekend while I worked on my interview article with him for Unrestrained, coming atcha in due time! Been hanging with Rob Halford and Fight a lot as well with the Into the Pit DVD and CD remasters package, sweeeeeet! And of course, the Underground Garage on Sirius is still where it's at!

Hope everyone has a great 4th of July. Despite the fact Bush has raised enough money to carry the wars into the next administration, let's end this bullshit once and for all and get our troops home so the only fireworks they need to concern themselves with are the ones fired off by the local booster club...

Ihsahn - Angl
Ihsahn - The Adversary
Fight - Into the Pit
Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
Leatherwolf - New World Asylum
Judas Priest - Nostradamus
Equilibrium - Sagas
Robert Johnson - The Complete Recordings
Catfight! - In Stereo


bob_vinyl said...

Caesars - Strawberry Weed
Animal Collective - Sung Tongs
Canine 10 - Don't Be Boring
Looking Forward - The Path We Tread
Joe Jackson - Live 1980/86
Joe Jackson - Look Sharp!
Joe Jackson - I'm the Man
Beat Union - Disconnected
Channel Zero - demo
Catfight - In Stereo
Microtia - Distance is Oval
Mingering Mike - Super Gold Greatest Hits
The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
Prints - Just Thoughts
28 Degrees Taurus - How Do You Like Your Love?
The Feelings Mutual - s/t
Cara Luft - The Light Fantastic

Metal Mark said...

Ancestors-Neptune Rising
Shame Club-Come on
Bleed the sky-Murder the dance
Blood Feast-Kill for pleasure
Abattoir-The only safe place
Anvil Bitch-Rise to offend
Bonded by blood-Feed the beast

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Man, Bob, I'm envying you. We've switched up; you didn't have so much time for listening and I was always on a listening binge, now it's vice-versa. Wanna hear that Caesars disc. How's that Microtia? I know I have it on me, and I got a lot of upbeat comments from the press rep on it.

Mark, love the bring back of Blood Feast and Abattoir! Woo!

cjk_44 said...

dug deep this week from some classics and technical stuff.

1. Opeth – Watershed, Deliverance
2. Between the Buried and Me – Colors
3. Accept – Balls to the Wall
4. Ephel Duath – The Painter’s Palette
5. Fredrik THordendal’s Special Defects – Sol Niger Within, Version 3.33
6. Mindrot – Dawning
7. Moonbound – Confession and Release
8. Wilco – Summerteeth
9. U2 – all
10. David Bowie – Station to Station

happy 4th of July to everyone!

Ian Aiken said...

I've also been digging into older stuff lately......

1. OPETH - Watershed, Morningrise, My Arms Your Hearse
2. D.R.I. - Crossover, 4 of a Kind
3. INIQUITY - Five Across the Eyes
4. VITAL REMAINS - Forever Underground
5. FRANK ZAPPA - Joe's Garage I, II & III
6. NAPALM DEATH - From Enslavement to Obliteration, Mentally Murdered
7. CARCASS - Symphonies of Sickness
8. AC/DC - For Those About to Rock
9. FOO FIGHTERS - The Colour and the Shape
12. ABORTED - Strychnine 213

I was really impressed with the new Aborted. They're more of their own band now.

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

I'm digging both of those lists, guys. Ian, right after you mentioned Aborted, I got assigned them for an interview. You're right, the new album is badass and certainly in a direction for them. Cjk, hope your 4th was good, as well as everyone else's! The little man had a great day and was awestruck by the fireworks...until he fell asleep before the finale, lol...

Ian Aiken said...

That's cool that you get to interview them. Even though they started out as a Carcass type of band it's cool to see them going in their own direction. It's cool to see them doing that in this world where nowadays it seems like when you say death metal, all of the bands either sound like Carcass or Suffocation. More bands need to do that, take your influences and go in your own direction.
I'm still just working on drum tracks and am starting to think that everything won't be complete until early next year, who knows though......

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Yeah, I know exactly what you mean, which is why I really took to The Absence and Impious, just as examples; The Absence especially are way way good