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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 4/28/10

Paint it Black (c) 2009/10 Ray Van Horn, Jr. / The Metal Minute

Welcome to Blursville, faithful lot! If anyone can tell me where the past week went, oy...

Banging my eyes more than my entire head with manuscript in lap, striking pen at the helm. The novel has really found its heart and soul and I'm excited about the clean up effort while consulting some old manuals and pep talk books my grandfather gave me a lifetime ago when he predicted I'd become a writer. I'd like to think he's especially been with me the past couple days during these rewrites, wow. Miss you, Grandpa. As I posted at my Facebook page (come on by and say howdy, y'all), when the heart and the mind bleed as one, the pages runneth over spectacularly.

Of course, when your two-year-old locks you out of the house and you're put into a desperate position, the mind unlocks hidden treasures which crop out once the situation is resolved and the adrenaline quelled. Good times.

For our purposes at The Metal Minute, be on the lookout for more goodies. Had to reschedule your next Take 5 guest and prayers of health and healing go out to his family. It'll be worth the wait, readers, and with that, it's a new day and loud vibe to carry it forth. Thanks as always for your unyielding support.

The Ocean - Heliocentric
Jon Oliva's Pain - Festival
Jon Oliva's Pain - Maniacal Renderings
Jon Oliva's Pain - Global Warning
Led Zeppelin - III
Led Zeppelin - Zoso
Them Crooked Vultures - s/t
Devo - New Traditionalists
Devo - Duty Now for the Future
Keep of Kalessin - Reptilian
Black Robot - Baddass
Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis
Bob Dylan - s/t
Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming
Modest Mouse - No One's First, and You're Next
Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
Airborne - No Guts. No Glory.


Metal Mark said...

Ratt-Infestation, Out of the cellar and Reach for the sky
Iron Maiden-Killers
Stone Axe-2
Electric Wizard-Witchcult Today
Black Tide-Light from above
Dream Death-Journey into mystery
Anvil Bitch-Rise to offend
The Legacy-s/t

Jeff said...

ELP - Tarkus
Yes - The Yes Album
King Crimson - Red
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
The Who - Who's Next
The Who - Tommy
Coheed & Cambria - Year of the Black Rainbow
U2 - War
Genesis - Selling England By the Pound
Marillion - Misplaced Childhood
ELO - Greatest Hits
Bob Dylan - The Time They Are a Changin
Neil Young - Everybody Knows this is Nowhere
The Stooges - Raw Power
Bank of Skulls - Baby Darling Doll Face Honey

The Klepto said...

1. AC/DC - Highway To Hell
2. AC/DC - Live '92
3. Blood Ceremony - Blood Ceremony
4. Charred Walls Of The Damned - Charred Walls Of The Damned - New
5. Droids Attack - All Your Chicks Are Belong to Us - New
6. Droids Attack - Fatal/Error - New
7. Droids Attack - Must Destroy - New
8. Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark - New
9. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
10. Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
11. Iron Maiden - The X Factor - New
12. The Mystick Krewe Of Clearlight - The Mystick Krewe Of Clearlight - New
13. Ogre - Dawn Of The Proto-Man
14. Palace In Thunderland - Apostles Of Silence - New
15. Psychostick - We Couldn't Think Of A Title!
16. Radio Moscow - Brain Cycles - New
17. Radio Moscow - Radio Moscow - New
18. Reel Big Fish and Zolof The Rock and Roll Destroyer - Duet All Night Long (EP)
19. Queensryche - Empire
20. Skid Row - Skid Row

Ray, what did you think of Them Crooked Vultures and Black Robot? I didn't much care for TCV, I found it kind of boring (I really like stoner, but this release was geared more mainstream like Queens of The Stoneage or the Foo Fighters). But I really liked Black Robot's release. Loved the new direction of the group with a new singer (It's Buckcherry with new vocals for those who didn't know).
Keep it up

Metal Mark said...

Klepto-I actually felt kind of the opposite on those two. Love the vibe of Them Crooked Vultures. Fantastic grooves all around. Black Robot was above average, but I have heard so much AC/DC re-hash that it just wasn't anything special.

bob_vinyl said...

Girl in a Coma - Adventures in Coverland
Pulp - His and Hers
Carbon/Silicon - The Crackup Suite
Carbon/Silicon - The Carbon Bubble
Mason Proffit - Rockfish Crossing
Thelonious Monk - Monk's Dream
Big Audio Dynamite - This is Big Audio Dynamite
Oasis - What's the Story Morning Glory
Clutch - Elephant Riders
Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound 7"
Gaslight Anthem - Old White Lincoln 7"
Gaslight Anthem - Great Expectations 7"
Jimi Hendrix - Valleys of Neptune
Jimi Hendrix - Live at Clark University
U2 - The Best of 1980-1990
Ludlow Lions - No Stories

cjk_44 said...

Triptykon – Eparistera Daimones
Trey Gunn w/ Marco Minneman – Modulator
Arsis – We Are the Nightmare
Iron Maiden – Somewhere in Time
At the Gates – Terminal Spirit Disease
Internal Void – Standing on the Sun
Meatjack – “Trust” cassette promo circa 1998
Beck – Sea Change
O.A.R. – Stories of a Stranger

Reading: “Jesus Hates Zombies” (part four of five)

Watching: “The Flames of the End” by At the Gates, NHL Playoffs

DPTH International said...

Barren Earth - Curse of the Red River
Battlesword - Falling in Triumph
Free Reign - Tragedy EP
(Pretty good, Ray!)
Holy Grail - Improper Buriel EP
Mourn In Silence - Light of Misery
Sabaton - Coat Of Arms
Saving Grace- Unbreakable
War Of Ages- Eternal
Preyer - Terminator (reissue)
Eva O - Damnation/Salvation

Poison-Look What The Cat Dragged In
Skid Row - S/T
(I saw Rock Of Ages musical. Not a bad show. Nostalgic)

And Vio-Lence - Eternal Nightmare, Live @ Slims
Angels & Airwaves - We don't need to Whisper, I Empire & Love

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

How do you like Infestation, Mark? I've got Bobby Blotzer next Friday in Virginia and I'm happy. Been spinning the Ratt EP mercilessly this morning. Still holds up.

Jeff, very, very cool list, mang.

Klepto and Mark, I like Them Crooked Vultures. Didn't sock me in the teeth like I expected it to, but it's very solid stuff and it grooves. Black Robot is a lot of fun, actually, but Mark's right...too many AC/DC clones going around, albeit Black Robot goes into many other 80s metal pastures. I liked the ballad a lot.

cjk, I'm just starting to catch some of the Stanley Cup, which is blasphemous for me since I used to cover NHL games...the Vancouver-Chicago series starting tonight is shaping up to be a bloody mess.

Dpth, I gave Free Reign just that when I reviewed the EP...some slack because they come from an entirely different world. If they were pro musicians from the start, I'd think it was very average, but what they've put together already is substantial and impressive...nice local pull on the Meatjack!

Bob, is that B.A.D. the new reissue from Sony like the Raw Power Legacy edition? I got an email about it and would love to cash in, but need to figure a place to write about it, and blah blah blah

bob_vinyl said...

Yeah, it's the legacy edition. It's nice, but I've had the LP for years, so other than the 12" remixes on the second disc, it wasn't anything new. So now,in addition to having it on the format that's gonna stick around, I now have it on a format that's slowly dying. Weird.

I also got something else you might be interested in. They re-issues the Duran Duran's s/t and Seven and the Ragged Tiger (as well as that Arcadia album) as 2CD/1DVD sets. I'd say let me know if you want the contact, but I dunno who sent it! I didn't request it, but it was waiting when I got back from North Carolina.

Metal Mark said...

Ray-I like the new Ratt. Nothing new, but very solid and maybe even one of their better albums.