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
Wednesday, March 31, 2010