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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 7/30/08

And once again Wednesday spins our way! Tired and drained as the word that got Ralphie a mouthful of Lifebuoy but keeping the faith as best I can. The little spud's keeping us busy when all we want to do is crash from our difficult days on the job, but as all parents will attest, you just end up digging a little deeper and a little deeper beyond that.

At least I managed to squeeze in a lot of CD spinning and get some interview prep work and time in, like Eric Hersemann of Gigan as you've undoubtedly already read here (ahem ahem), plus I had an hour with Matt "The Lord" Zane of Society 1 and now record holder for live flesh suspension Saturday night for Hails & Horns magazine, plus I will be sharing a Take 5 excerpt from that session riiiiight 'chere at ye olde Metal Minute! Other guests are being booked as well, so spud boy better be ready for bedtime so foster daddy can crank 'em out! This Sunday I am scheduled to chat with Uncle Alice for Hails as well, so I'm particularly stoked for that.

Spins-wise, I'd say it was almost a neck and neck between the Koffin Kats' latest album and the new Motorhead disc Motorized. For the second album in a row, Lemmy and the boys try to expand their sound and at least for the first half, there's a number of surprises and new twists before settling into the familiar Motorhead grooves on the second half. Still, it rocks pretty hard.

The promos are just outta control right about now and since the spud actually started jamming out to Flyleaf in an FYE while we were waiting for foster mommy to finish her business, I can tell I've got a little headbanger in the making. Of course, he's cooed to a Ted Nugent guitar solo and of course Sabbath, so the infection is coursing, muah hahahahahaha... I still give him Blues Clues, Dora the Explorer and Go Diego Go and have introduced him to Schoolhouse Rock and Fat Albert from the old school closet, and I'm just very impressed with his aptitude for music. I've shown him Looney Tunes and he'll only half-heartedly look at the cartoons, but the minute the theme music comes on, he'll snap in the direction of it every time.

At any rate, let's check 'em in, peeps, and you readers who haven't been participating, please feel free to join in, eh? We don't bite... Well, maybe Bob Vinyl does, but we love him anyway...

Motorhead - Motorizer
Koffin Kats - Drunk in the Daylight
Vader - XXV
The Doors - LA Woman
Gigan - The Order of the False Eye
Mouth of the Architect - Quietly
Mouth of the Architect - Time and Withering
Mouth of the Architect - The Ties That Blind
Nachtmystium - s/t
Nachtmystium - Instinct: Decay
Society 1 - The Years of Spiritual Descent
Blackmore's Night - Secret Voyage
Krohm - A World Through Dead Eyes
Egypt Central - s/t
Cult Fiction - Spitfire


Rhodeislandrock said...

I got an early start at work but you won't believe the last entry...

Motorhead - Motorizer -- I got the advance last week and I have been enjoying it ever since.

Alice Cooper - Along Came A Spider -- Picked this up yesterday and have been listening to this the most.

Avantasia - The Scarecrow
Revmatic - Cold Blooded Demon
Ayreon - 01011001
Motley Crue - Generation Swine
KISS - Lick It Up & Animalize

Miley Cyrus - Breakout -- I have two daughters (ages 5 & 10) and the new Miley album has been played I type this, it's on again!

Heavy Metal Addiction

Metal Mark said...

Danger-First Touch
Trey Gunn-Music for pictures
TAB the band-The long weekend
Dragon-Scream of death
Cult of Luna-Eternal Kingdom
War of ages-Arise and conquer
Big Elf-Cheat the gallows
WASP-The last command
Breaker-Get tough

David Amulet said...

I also bite. But let's not dwell on that.

Good that you've got some spinning in, but I haven't had nearly as much. HEre are the six in the car ... which haven't all received full attention:

Annihilator, Never Neverland
Pantera, Cowboys From Hell
Dave Brubeck Quartet, Take Five
Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti
The Sword, Gods of the Earth
Steve Hackett, Please Don't Touch

cjk_44 said...

Short list this week as I spent a long weekend with extended family poolside listening to classic rock.

1. Cult of Luna – Eternal Kingdom
2. Nachtmystium – Assassins: Black Meddle, Pt. 1
3. Gojira – From Mars to Sirius
4. Dethklok – The Deathalbum

Tracks via YouTube:

Mouth of the Architect – “At Arms Length” (live)
In Flames – “The Mirrors Truth” (promo clip)
Nightwish – “Amaranth” (promo clip)

kids are funny. i've done a pretty good job getting the kids to listen to classic rock and classic tunes generally. but it's still surprising to find out what songs really tickle their fancy (the 7 yr old is digging ABBA and Eric Clapton now after a Badfinger phase and the 5 yr old is totally in love with Steve Miller's "The Joker"). its about the riffs and melodies, not the words as i'd have a hard time explaining "i really love your peaches i want to shake your tree"

Ian Aiken said...

1. JOURNEY - Infinity
3. MISFITS - Collection I, Walk Among Us
5. AGALLOCH - The Mantle

Been a busy week so the list is a little lower this time.

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Well, Steve, I don't know what to say about Miley...can't judge what I haven't heard, though I won't be twisting ankles to hear it, lol...

Mark, I was checking out your Dragon reissue reviews...another one of those obscure names from the past that make you go ahhhhh

David, you may bite, but our resident biter Bob Vinyl is strangely incognito even after I dropped the bait...great list, dude

cjk, I know what you far the baby clues in to familiar melodies, jerking his head when to it when he recognizes a tune and everything in his world stops for that moment, cool short list

ian, I understand busy, but nice picks and there's that Vol 4!!! hee hee