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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 8/5/09

Well, things are going slower than normal here at The Metal Minute, but I'm not going to rehash the issues, merely thank everyone's continued patronage and particularly the outreach of writers expressing interest in submitting material here. For those of you awaiting my response, please stand by.

At least this past Friday I had the pleasure of conversing with KK Downing of Judas Priest as the mighty ones gallavant through the country playing British Steel in its entirety. I especially enjoyed talking with KK about his memories of the Isle of Wight festivals of the late sixties and early seventies, particularly his ancedotes about "The Great Jimi Hendrix." Good stuff, I tell ya. Even better is watching the little man bang his head in the backseat while we pounded the latest Priest offering A Touch of Evil: Live. Does a soon-to-be-daddy proud...

Otherwise, I enjoyed a family outing to Washington, DC over the weekend and wifey and I were sprung free to catch the new Harry Potter flick, which was quite good despite some key elements being omitted. As I write my current novel, I'm sinking into Tom Wolfe, one of the finest social commenters of our time, which I'm hoping will rub off on me while I belt my own words out.

Trying to pick up the pace with the albums, albeit I've been so burned out I'm taking them on my terms so as to properly enjoy and critique them. Be on the lookout in the immediate future for a review of the new Lillian Axe album once I have a few minutes and bounce over to Dee Snider's House of Hair Online for my interview with The Metal Queen, Doro Pesch. You can also find my review of Metal Blade's reissue of The Ocean's "sludgeterpiece," as I called it, Fluxion at About.com Heavy Metal this week.

Cheers...



Judas Priest - A Touch of Evil: Live
Lillian Axe - Sad Day On Planet Earth
The Ocean - Fluxion
Shadows Fall - Retribution
La Coka Nostra - A Brand You Can Trust
Six Feet Under (t.v. series) soundtrack
Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold as Love
Flogging Molly - Float
Grease soundtrack
Michael Jackson - Dangerous

9 comments:

DPTH International said...

Accept - Restless and wild, Russian Roulette and Objection Overruled
Suicidal Tendencies - full catalogue
AC/DC - Highway to Hell and For those about to rock.
Hysterica - Metalwar

Also some local bands - Dirty Beloved and Zoe.

Metal Mark said...

At War-Infidel
Hysterica-Metal War
Freestone-The temple of humanity
Iron Maiden-s/t
Victory Pill-s/t
Spartan Warrior
Suzi Quatro-Can the can
Blackout-Evil Game
Judas Priest-Hell bent for leather
Best of Schoolhouse rock
Def Leppard-On through the night
Bang-s/t

cjk_44 said...

Job For A Cowboy – Ruination
Immortal – Sons of Northern Darkness
Devin Townsend Project – Ki
Amorphis – Am Universum
Optimum Wound Profile – Silver or Lead
Gracepoint – Science of Discontent
Pitchshifter – www.pitchshifter.com
Clutch – The Elephant Riders
Steely Dan – The Royal Scam
David Baerwald – Here Comes the New Folk Underground

This week’s reading list: none (but nice to note that you’ve been reading Tom Wolfe; both “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” and “The Bonfire of the Vanities” were instrumental in my appreciation of an American writer describing uniquely American events)

Watching: Red Sox at Camden Yards

Ray, thanks for keeping this feature up as it keeps me engaged in all of my listening experiences.

The Mule said...

The Opium Cartel—Night Blooms
Voivod—Infini
Deathspell Omega—Chaining the Katechon
The Decemberists—The Hazards of Love
Yob—The Great Cessation
Clutch—Strange Cousins from the West

JP said...

Asphyx: Death - The Brutal Way
The Cleansing: Poisoned Legacy
Goatwhore: Carving Out The Eyes Of God
Dark Castle: Spirited Migration
Thin Lizzy: Black Rose
Klabuatamann: Merkur
My Uncle The Wolf: The King's Ransom

Currently reading Arc d'X by Steve Erickson and Blindness by Jose Saramago

Ian Aiken said...

1. OPETH - Ghost Reveries
2. HYPNOSIA - Extreme Hatred
3. FOO FIGHTERS - The Colour and The Shape
4. JOHN MAYER - Heavier Things
5. BRUTAL TRUTH - Need to Control
6. DECEASED - As the Weird Travel On
7. BLOODBATH - All......
8. DEATH MENTAL - Isolated (my own stuff)
9. RUSH - A Farewell to Kings, Hemispheres

The Klepto said...

Alestorm - Black Sails At Midnight
Alestorm - Captain Morgan's Revenge
The Beatles - Beatles For Sale
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles - Please Please Me
The Beatles - With The Beatles
The Reverend Horton Heat - The Full Custom Gospel Sounds of the Reverend Horton Heat
The Reverend Horton Heat - Lucky 7
The Reverend Horton Heat - Revival
The Reverend Horton Heat - Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em
The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones
The Who - Who's Next

Anonymous said...

Melvins-Houdini 2005
Down II-A Bustle In Your Hedgerow
QOTSA-Era Vulgaris
Devildriver-Fury of Our Makers Hand
Jailbreak-Thin Lizzy
Melvins-Lysol

TB, Mich.

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Thanks, boys, glad to see my regulars about...welcome the posse, TB, don't be a stranger.

Will comment further a bit later, crew