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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 10/14/09

Hails once again, listeners and readers!

Nothing spells relaxation like the beach, even in Delmarva October. Though our sojourn to the ocean this past weekend was brief, sometimes all it takes is a healthy day-plus of submitting yourself to the crashing tide with something smooth in your hand to take your troubles away. It was especially precious to watch the boy take his first official dip in the ocean and Lord, did that kid laugh a mile a minute! It inspired me to dive right in myself for a good 20 minutes in company with the surfers, cold autumn air or no...

Minus the ever-raging battle of the cat box, the week is going in accordance with the weekend. The other night I enjoyed the pleasure of chatting with Lita Ford and Jim Gillette, both of whom had me roaring nearly the entire time. The playback of that one ought to be a trip!

Last night I was paid a generous compliment from a local town administrator as I was doing beat reporting from their council meeting, and with the Lita and Jim chat, it all makes for an upbeat vibe carrying me into my upcoming agenda, which is considerable, but happily met.

Literally no time for the tube whatsoever as I've been either on the road or parked at my desk pounding out assignments. Life feels best that way, honestly. Even better when it allots for a gratuitous amount of tunes. I have to say AC/DC and The Dictators were as heavy as things got for the beach trip since I like a particularly different vibe down there, either alternative rock, classic rock, Beatles, Beach Boys, reggae or electronica. My playlist this week will bear that out.

Though they're not wholly metal per se, the new Powerman 5000 album is rather good in the manner it retreats back to the tech-driven cyberpunk sound of their breakout album Tonight the Stars Revolt. If you're heavier-than-thou, you might not be interested, but if you like hook-oriented rock with a step-heavy tone, check it out.

The new Slayer is of course another shredfest as you read about it here at The Metal Minute yesterday--you did, didn't you? Of course you did, hecklers and all. The new Pelican album is a slight step back to their first two and I'm looking forward to getting on the horn with those righteous dudes in the upcoming future.

Speaking of interviews, be on the lookout for a Take 5 special here on this channel with this month's album pick selection, Skyfire. Should be pretty rad. My review of their album Esoteric appears at Heavy Metal this week along with a look at the reissue of King Diamond's 1995 classic The Spider's Lullaby.

K? K. Buh-bye...

Slayer - World Painted Blood
Powerman 5000 - Somewhere On the Other Side of Nowhere
Pelican - What We All Come to Need
Lita Ford - Out for Blood
Lita Ford - Lita
Lita Ford - Wicked Wonderland
Skyfire - Esoteric
Fireball Ministry - The Second Great Awakening
King Diamond - The Spider's Lullaby
The Fall of Troy - In the Unlikely Event
The Dictators - Bloodbrothers
Anvil - Past & Present: Live in Concert
Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses
Depeche Mode - Songs of the Universe
The Beatles - Abbey Road
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
The Cure - 4:13 Dream
AC/DC - Black Ice
New Order - Substance


bob_vinyl said...

Mott the Hoople - Live
Bad Brains - s/t
Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary
Title Fight - The Last Thing You Forget
Balance and Composure - Only Boundaries
The Mars Volta - Octahedron
Admiral Browning - Magic Elixir

Metal Mark said...

Dusted Angel-The Thorn
Lucid Wake-demo
Harley's War-Hardcore All-stars
Lizzy Borden-several
Crashdiet-Unatractive Revolution
Overkill-Feel the fire

DPTH International said...

HORSE the Band - Desparate Living, R.Bolax
Embraced - Orchestrated Failure EP
Epica- Classical Conspiracy
Suicidal Tendencies - Various
Hyborian Steel-An Age Undreamt Of
Echoes Of Eternity-As Shodows Burn
Elissa Barclay
Eternity X - Zodiac, Mind Games , The Edge

cjk_44 said...

Baroness – Blue Record
Paradise Lost – Faith Divides Us … Death Unites Us
The Black Dahlia Murder – all
Trivium – Shogun
Dream Theater – Dark Clouds & Silver Linings
Faith No More – King for A Day Fool for A Lifetime
Katatonia – Forsaker (single)
Johnny Cash – American Recordings
Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson – VH1 Storytellers

Reading: “Stumbling on Happiness” by Daniel Gilbert

Watching: “The Band That Wouldn’t Die” by Barry Levison (part of the 30 for 30 documentary series on ESPN, if you missed it the first time around it’s worth watching/recording)

The Klepto said...

A hefty list this week

35007 - Especially For You
35007 - Phase V
Alabama Thunderpussy - River City Revival
Black Robot - Black Robot
Five Horse Johnson - Blues For Henry...
Kiss - Destroyer
Kiss - Dressed To Kill
Kiss - Hotter Than Hell
Kiss - Kiss
Kiss - Rock And Roll Over
Les Claypool's Frog Brigade - Live Frogs: Set 1
Les Claypool's Frog Brigade - Live Frogs: Set 2
Monster Magnet - Dopes to Infinity
Monster Magnet - Spine of God
The Mushroom River Band - Simsalabim
Ogre - Dawn of The Proto-Man
Ogre - Plague of The Planet
Ogre - Seven Hells
Primus - Animals Should Not Try To Act Like People (EP)
Primus - Frizzle Fry
Primus - Miscellaneous Debris (EP)
Primus - Sailing The Seas Of Cheese
Primus - Suck On This
Trouble - Psalm 9

BTW: Ogre's first album (Dawn of The Proto-Man) is great if you like stoner/psychadelic. And the album Live Frogs: Set 2, by Les Claypool's Frog Brigade is a live tribute album to Pink Floyd's Animals - A neat find