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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 3/31/10

Mornin' ya'll...

I say it so much I might as well consider myself a suck-up, but you readers make my week and it's my pleasure to keep The Metal Minute afloat while I work on my other projects plus attend to family duties. Not once have you faithful lot deviated according to the weekly hit count, even with scaled-back production. I can't it say enough, thank you.

Coming up through this week will be reviews of what was promised already and I think we'll see a surprise Take 5 sneak in here, groovy?

Though he's not metal, almost every true music fan loves Johnny Cash. The original Man in Black, before metalheads usurped the image. In fact, Johnny was so forward-thinking he embraced all types of music outside of country. Yeah, he did a strange duet with U2, but more so if you've ever seen his seventies variety show, Johnny Cash brought on entertainers from country to rock to folk to soul to gospel. The man was a legend for multiple reasons and if you get a chance to hear his farewell album American VI: Ain't No Grave, be prepared to be devastated. Joey Ramone's goodbye solo album was wrenching enough, but Johnny Cash stares death in the eye and sings about it on this album. If the Grammy committee doesn't give him a posthumous award for this album, then quite simply...they're fucked in their heads.

On that note, cheers to each and everyone of you and enjoy the Easter holiday however you may!

Blue Oyster Cult - Tyranny and Mutation
Blue Oyster Cult - Secret Treaties
Blue Oyster Cult - Spectres
Armored Saint - La Raza
Exodus - Exhibit B: The Human Condition
Scorpions - Sting in the Tail
Scorpions - Blackout
Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
Jimi Hendrix - Valleys of Neptune
Miles Davis - Porgy and Bess
Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um
Harry Connick, Jr. - Red Light Blue Light
Johnny Cash - American VI: Ain't No Grave
Grace Jones - Warm Leatherette
Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny
Wolfmother - Cosmic Egg


bob_vinyl said...

Jimi Hendrix - Valleys of Neptune
Jimi Hendrix - First Rays of the New Rising Sun
Armored Saint - Raising Fear
Soft Machine - s/t
Husker Du - Candy Apple Grey
The Who - Sings My Generation
The Who - Magic Bus
Clutch - Strange Cousins from the West
Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be

Metal Mark said...

Armored Saint-La raza
Final Axe-several
Menchen-Red rock
Stone Axe-2
Scorpions-Sting in the tail
Six Dead Horses-demo
Iron Maiden-s/t

The Mule said...

Steve Morse Band - Out Standing in Their Field
Celtic Frost - Monotheist
Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones
Sunday Nights: The Songs of Junior Kimbrough
Ludricra - The Tenant
MOJO Presents: The Madcap Laughs Again!

Watching: The Mighty Boosh

Ezra said...

Mule, looks like we've been on a similar kick.
Ludicra-The Tenant
Dillinger Escape Plan- Option Paralysis
Triptykon-Eparistera Daimones
Slough Feg-Ape Uprising

cjk_44 said...

The Dillinger Escape Plan – Option Paralysis
The Gates of Slumber – Conqueror
Dark Tranquillity – We Are the Void
Haste – The Mercury Lift
Type O Negative – Bloody Kisses
Guns ‘N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction
Pink Floyd – The Division Bell
Pink Floyd – Meddle
Ben Harper – “Live” (1997 radio promo)
Writ on Water – Sylph

Reading: “Slash: It Seems Excessive, But That Doesn’t Mean It Didn’t Happen” by Slash with Anthony Bozza

Ray, good pulls with the BOC!

DPTH International said...

Cathedral - Cosmic requiem ep, The ethereal Mirror
Amulance-The rage within and the aftermath
Memery Garden-mirage
Paramaecium-Time to mourn
Anaemia-The second incarnation
Slayer-Reign in blood, Season of the abyss
Amaseffer-Slaves for life
Bob Catley-The Tower, Spirit of Man, Middle-Earth
Solitude Aeturnus-Alone
Lumsk- 3 studio albums
Trans-Siberian Orchestra-Night Castle

I haven't yet heard the New Exodus album, but I can't wait too!

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Dpth, the new Exodus rips most the slowing them down

cjk, thanks, I'm always in need of a reminder how much different BOC was on their first three albums than what they're more famous for later...Tyranny is just so freakin' good and unlike the later stuff it's amazing to compare the transition

Bob, your thoughts on Valleys of Neptune?

Mark, yours on Armored Saint?

Mule and Ezra, you guys are definitely in the same vein...haven't listened to Ludicra in forever, hmmmm

bob_vinyl said...

It's hard to believe that material of this quality stayed in the vault this long. There's been a bazillion posthumous Hendrix albums and some have been pretty half-baked, but Valleys of Neptune is on par (or at least very close to being on par) with the best of his catalog.

bob_vinyl said...

By the way, I listened to it on, but someone picked the vinyl up for me, so I'll let you know how that looks when it comes. I'm hoping it's a nice gatefold package, but I haven't actually seen it yet.

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Yeah, Bob, let me know what kind of vinyl packaging it has. With this high quality material, they hopefully did a nice package. I of course agree with your analysis. I was floored how impressive the material was, for what is essentially locked-up jam demos...but it really exhibits Jimi's shrewdness as a player and a songwriter (of the originals, of course) under such a loose context...I was floored by this album

bob_vinyl said...

Yeah, it was shockingly good,all things considered. I expected it would be cool, but not that cool!