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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesdays - 10/1/08

Happy Wednesday and happy new year to all of my Jewish friends and readers...

Grumblings, gripes and fatigue aside, as I will simply say that this year is burning me out by the day, with the exception of my writing and music life that sustains me, plus that zombie role was hellafun and good momentary recharge. I tell the universe every day I am where I want to be and I have faith it will respond accordingly in due time. The pursuit of the dream for over 20 years has kept me inspired and I have enjoyed many successes and rewards, but it does catch up eventually by the year when your day life is enough to worry about. Getting older sucks, ya'll, stay young forever!

This week I should be getting on the horn with Gary Holt of Exodus for Metal Maniacs to discuss his band's re-recording of their legendary Bonded By Blood, now known as Let There Be Blood. I've listened to it and it's thunderous, to say the least, but I'll be probing into his motivations for doing this, particularly when Exodus' last couple albums were terrific on their own.

Turned in my interview with director Adam Green of the horror flick Hatchet to Hails and Horns, and now that it's October, you know what that means... The return of Halloween Hoardefest! As with last year, be on the lookout for writings on horror flicks and metal and punk albums with a horror flair.

Speaking of, you'll by now have read the sad news of the death of the Misfits-inspired Plan 9's vocalist, Aaron Fuller. Also, a RIP extension to the immortal Paul Newman. Butch and Sundance are one half into the great desert beyond...

Lots of music spinning again this week and thus far in promo territory I haven't found a stinker, just a bunch of very, very strong albums like the new Trivium (Shogun is par excellence), Underoath, All That Remains, Rose Tattoo and Girlschool. If anything, this metal revival may have its share of bad albums or recycled crap, but overall it's continuously stayed strong and bands are starting to really look inside themselves to keep fresh. It's only going to get better before tanking out. Enjoy the ride while you can.

This week's top spinner is actually the soundtrack to The Crow. Always did like it for its weirdness and especially its heaviness.

Shred or be shredded, amigos...

The Crow soundtrack
Fast Times at Ridgement High soundtrack
Trivium - Shogun
Rose Tattoo - Blood Brothers
The Cure - Bloodflowers
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
Naked Raygun - Jettison
Exodus - Let There Be Blood
Scars On Broadway - s/t
Isis - In the Absence of Truth
Faster Pussycat - s/t
Faster Pussycat - Wake Me When It's Over
Faster Pussycat - Whipped!
Girlschool - Legacy
Megadeth - Anthology: Set the World Afire
Underoath - Lost In the Sound of Separation
Nekromantix - Life Is a Grave & I Dig It!
Lizzy Borden - Love You to Pieces
Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Living Colour - Stain
All That Remains - Overcome


Metal Mark said...

Glyder-Playground for life and Weather the storm
Early Man-Beware the circling fin
Sister Sin-Switchblade Serenade
Those who bring torture-Tank gasmask ammo
Detente-History 1
UFO-Strangers in the night and Phenomenon

David Amulet said...

My wife and I play the Crow soundtrack a lot this time of year; we make most of it part of our Halloween Bash mix.

Traveling this week, so an eclectic mix inspired by air travel and meandering thoughts:

Earth, The Bees ...
Pink Floyd, Meddle
Iron Maiden, Powerslave
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue
Prince, Purple Rain
Dvorak, Symphony #8

cjk_44 said...

The Crow soundtrack introduced me to the bands Machines of Loving Grace and For Love Not Lisa - so that soundtrack album is meaningful to me in that respect. as a whole i think it is one of the better "compilation" type soundtracks.

1. Burst – Lazarus Bird
2. High on Fire – Death is This Communion
3. Dismember – Where Ironcrosses Grow
4. Clutch – The Elephant Riders
5. David Gilmour – Live in Gdansk
6. Baroness – Red Album
7. Metallica – Garage, Inc. (disc 2 only)
8. Blue Oyster Cult – Tyranny and Mutation
9. Richard Barbieri – Stranger Inside
10. Sleepytime Gorilla Museum – In Glorious Times
11. U2 – The Joshua Tree
12. Steve Winwood – Nine Lives

Ian Aiken said...

I can really relate to feeling burned out and also saying that this year is just FLYING by. This week's been a big listening week, dug out some older stuff......

1. DEMOLITION HAMMER - Epidemic of Violence
2. SAMAEL - Ceremony of Opposites
3. TONIC - Lemon Parade
4. CRIMINAL - Dead Soul
5. DECEASED - The Blueprints For Madness
6. INFESTDEAD - Hellfuck
7. ATHEIST - Unquestionable Presence
8. ASPHYX - Last One On Earth, Crush the Cenotaph
9. GRAVE - You'll Never See, Soulless
10. LIVE - Throwing Copper
11. YES - Tales From Topographic Oceans
12. BELLY - Star
13. DARK FUNERAL - The Secrets of the Black Arts
14. RUSH - Exit Stage Left
15. AVULSED - Carnivoracity

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Mark, how's the Sister Sin album? Never got it yet, heh. I know you're pimping the Glyder on your site.

David, be well in your travels, I'm thrilled with your playlist...outstanding.

cjk, likewise very impressive list...Sleepytime Gorilla Museum is a sleeper hit, pun intended

Ian, you always make me smile with your list... I used to have that Belly album...wasn't too smart of me to sell it, oh well