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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 9/9/09

Got a lot simmering in my mental stew this week coming out of the three day weekend spent largely with the kiddo, just us boys and all that stuff. I've said it before, but some critical decisions will have to be made now that he's officially our boy and I can't skimp on his needs nor those of my day job either. For now, I simply move on and think things through.

Big Deep Purple week centered around the DVD review I put up this week. I specifically wanted to introduce the boy to DP and it wasn't a mistake. That little man was headbanging in his car seat like no one else I've played for him other than Megadeth. As fate would have it, I picked up Fireball for dirt cheap in a sidewalk sale, so it was just meant to be this past weekend.

NFL kickoff heading our way, yipee!

Gotta roll, like Joe Jackson and Anthrax crooned: got the time, tick tick ticking in my head...

Deep Purple - In Rock
Deep Purple - Fireball
Deep Purple - Burn
Deep Purple - Machine Head
Megadeth - Endgame
Shadows Fall - The War Within
Shadows Fall - Retribution
Six Feet Under (t.v. series) soundtrack
Winds of Plague - The Great Stone War
Dio - Lock Up the Wolves
Silverchair - Diorama
Allman Brothers Band - Brothers and Sisters
Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet - Here and Now
Leeches of Lore - s/t
Ozzy Osbourne - No Rest for the Wicked
Dead Can Dance - Aion
Judas Priest - Turbo
Joe Jackson - Look Sharp
Seal - Human
The Ditty Bops - s/t
Beck - Mutations
Skyfire - Esoteric
Cynic - Traced in Air


Rhodeislandrock said...

UFO - Making Contact (1983/2009 remaster)

Sunstorm - House Of Dreams (2009)

Trouble - Simple Mind Condition (2009)

Wild Boyz - Unleashed! (1989)

Behemoth - Evangelion (2009)

Ace Frehley - Anomaly (2009) -- streaming online.

Heavy Metal Addiction

bob_vinyl said...

Rolling Stones - Some Girls
Rolling Stones - It's Only Rock n Roll
Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
Rolling Stones - Tattoo You
(Yes, the above albums were largely just torture)
Buzzcocks - Parts 1, 2, 3
The Slits - Trapped Animal
Girl in a Coma - Trio BC
Metallica - Ride the Lightning
Admiral Browning - Magic Elixir
Saint Vitus - Born Too Late

Metal Mark said...

Painted Willie-Mind bowling
The Black-Alongside death
Minor Threat-Complete discography
Black Cobra-Chronomega
Star Rats-Screw the consequences
Vanity Ink-More senseless random behaviour
Death-For the whole world to see
Overkill-Feel the fire

bob_vinyl said...

Hey Mark, what'd you think of that Death album?

DPTH International said...

Kudos, Ray on the inclusion of the Dead Can Dance album in your playlist! Aion was the very first DCD album I bought. I love them and was able to catch them in concert a few years back for a reunion tour of sorts.

My playist over the week is:
Lots of Warrior Soul - Chill Pill & Space Age Playboys
Place Of Skulls - Nailed
Winds Of Plague- Great Stone War
Leave's Eyes-Njord
Mekong Delta-Lurking Fear & The Music of Erich Zann
Heaven & Hell-The devil You Know
Death Angel-Sonic German Beatdown

I have yet to pick up Megadeth's Endgame, but when I do, I'll be sure to pay special attention to "How the Story Ends"

cjk_44 said...

Brown Jenkins – Angel Eyes
Skeletonwitch – Beyond the Permafrost
Take Them – Seizures in Barren Paradise
Cobalt – Eater of Birds
The Black Crowes – Warpaint
The White Stripes – Elephant
ZZ Top – Deguello
Grateful Dead – Rockin’ the Rhein

This week’s reading list: “Diners, Bowling Alleys and Trailer Parks: Chasing the American Dream in Postwar Consumer Culture” by Andrew Hurley

Watching: Iron Maiden’s “Flight 666”

Metal Mark said...

Bob-I liked it, but it does seem very polished for what it is. I read some reviews and articles on it and most proclaim it as a missing link. One article talked about the band saying this was recorded while they were in talks with Columbia records. They contacted the label rep that the band said they dealt with, but he said he didn't remember a band named Death. It sounds like they did exist in that scene back then,but it seems very surprising that they could have recorded something like this and yet no one discovered it until now.

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

howdy, gents!

Steve, how's the new Ace?

Bob, even I was stunned you were listening to the Stones, but then I put on Turbo last week to see if I could give any slack. Oh well.

Mark, where did you get that Death album? Even I was unawares of it.

BTW, gang, I was sent Shrinebuilder, which has Wino, Al Cisneros of Om, Dale Crover of The Melvins and Scott Kelly of Neurosis...quite good

Dpth, I've always loved DCD and Aion was first exposure from artist my wife was friends smoked me out of the water... "Story" is played in trad midtempo 'deth fashion, but it pounds nicely and that breakdown made me realize they're still welcome if you know what you're doing

cjk, I'm always astonished how quickly you consume books...I'll die before I finish my library, whereas you might finish it in a year or two max, lol...

bob_vinyl said...

Ray, Mark got the Death album from me, but it's not the Death you're thinking of. It's a garage rock band from Detroit who, as the story goes, recorded it back in the 70s, but it was never released. There is controversy as to whether that's true or if it's really a recent recording. I think the latter. Anyway though, Chuck Shuldiner is nowhere to be found.

By the way, I heard the new Ace yesterday and I was surprised that it was decent. It's heavier than I expected and certainly better than that recent Kiss track I heard a month or so ago. He covers "Fox on the Run" too. Why can't someone cover "The Six Teens" or "Teenage Rampage?" It's always "Fox" or "Ballroom Blitz"...

Metal Mark said...

Bob-"Set me free" has also been covered a few times.

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Oh, gotcha, I was like, how the HELL did THAT get by me?

I'd thought Ace already covered "Fox" but I'm thinking of "Do Ya" from ELO... "Fox" I always thought vocally helped hedge Ace's own vocals; they're eerily similar... Heathen's "Set Me Free" cover is awesome, though I'll still take Sweet's version first... I guess "Sixteens" is too complicated for most bands rather looking to homage and get noticed using the familiars, since Krokus managed to build a career on not one but TWO covers...take THAT, Linda Remake!

cjk_44 said...

Ray, not all the books i read are read too closely. the particular book this week, although it fits in with my recent theme(s) of popular culture with an economic twist, was a bit too academic for my tastes so i breezed through it pretty quickly.

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