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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday 9/22/10

Aloha, people! Where'd this past week go, sheesh?

As always, hope everyone out there in Readerland is well and rockin' along.

Over yonder, production of Retaliate #1 continues with a way cool chat with horror director icon Mick Garris and a nifty conversation with Jonny Trunk of Trunk Records to discuss his 2004 release of the incidental music from George Romero's Dawn of the Dead. A final blitz of interviews are coming up as I begin to transcribe tapes and spread some layouts.

Also had a groovy talk with Laura Pleasants of Kylesa for Hails & Horns magazine, so it's amazing I had time to interview people with the insanity overruling my life last week. My rock ended up being, of all things, a non-metal album, but I triple dog dare anyone out there to spin this sucker and not grow addicted. I'm talking about the new Devo album Something for Everybody. Between that and the new Heart album, both gave me rare smiles on a couple of brutal days last week. Get some in both cases.

Cool stuff coming to these digital parts at The Metal Minute as well, so keep 'er locked and thank you once again for being my partners in crime...

Devo - Something for Everybody
Heart - Red Velvet Car
October File - Our Souls to You
Alexx Calise - In Avanti
Zombi - Spirit Animal
Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
Drowning Pool - s/t
The Absence - Enemy Unbound
Ronnie Wood - I Feel Like Playing
Kylesa - Spiral Shadow


tarleisio said...

I might need to have my metalhead license revoked, because I have purged my iPod of everything but one mind-blower of epic proportions:

Robert Johnson: The Complete Recordings

What amazes me the most - apart from the fact that this was recorded in 1936-37 - is how simultaneously simple and incredibly complex one man, his voice and a guitar can be. We've gotten so used to musical, vocal and production pyrotechnics, overdubs, Cubase and ProTools and 128-track whatevers, that it's so refreshing to find out what one - one! - track can do.

Of course, it helps if you love the blues, too!

taotechuck said...

I've never really listened to Robert Johnson, but Lead Belly inspires a lot of the same thoughts in me that Tarleisio had about RJ. It's a shame that we forget about the magic that came from guys like RJ and LB.

Anyway, here's my week. I'm loving the new Robert Plant, and Steal This Album is slowly becoming one of my favorite hip-hop albums of all time.

Mars Volta - Bedlam in Goliath
Robert Plant - Band of Joy
The Kinks - Village Green Preservation Society
Massive Attack - Blue Lines
The KLF - The White Room
2562 - Aerial
The Coup - Steal This Album
Robert Miles - Dreamland
The Orb - Auntie Aubrey's Excursions Beyond the Call of Duty (part I)
Danny Howells - NuBreed 2
Low - The Great Destroyer

bob_vinyl said...

Ornette Coleman - This Is Our Music
Charles Mingus - Let My Children Hear Music
Robert Plant - Band of Joy
Heart - Red Velvet Car
Talking Heads - Little Creatures
Yes - Highlights: The Very Best of Yes
Robert Miles - Dreamland (as much as I could get through anyway)
Gaslight Anthem - various 7 inches
Jimi Hendrix - Valleys of Neptune

Metal Mark said...

Helloween-7 sinners
Darkness-Defenders of justice
Artillery-By inheritance
Beastie Boys-Solid Gold Hits
Mississippi Bones-s/t
The Police-Ghost in the machine
Tony Harnell and the mercury train-Round Trip
TNT-Knights of the new thunder
WASP-The Last Command

cjk_44 said...

Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced
Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold as Love
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
Jimi Hendrix - First Rays of the New Rising Sun
Jimi Hendrix - Valleys of Neptune
Accept - Blood of the Nations
Lightning Swords of Death - The Extra Dimensional Wound
Kyuss - Welcome to Sky Valley
Handsome - s/t
Roy Buchanan - Guitar on Fire
The Alarm - Change
Bob Mould - Black Sheets of Rain

The Klepto said...

After a couple of months of lackluster listenings, I am finally back up to my former glory! We'll see how long this lasts however...
Lots of new bands, lots of great bands. Lots of new articles for my blog.

Black Rainbows - Carmina Diabolo
Black Rainbows - Twilight In The Desert
Blowback - 800 Miles
Cloudkicker - ]]][[[ (EP)
Cloudkicker - Beacons
Cloudkicker - The Discovery
Cloudkicker - The Map is Not the Territory (EP)
Cloudkicker - Portmanteau (EP)
Crippled Black Phoenix - I, Vigilante
Crippled Black Phoenix - A Love Of Shared Disasters
Crippled Black Phoenix - Night Raider
Crippled Black Phoenix - The Resurrectionists
Fu Manchu - The Action Is Go
Fu Manchu - California Crossing
Fu Manchu - (Godzilla's) Eatin' Dust
Fu Manchu - In Search Of...
Fu Manchu - King of The Road
Fu Manchu - Signs Of Infinite Power
Fu Manchu - Start The Machine
Fu Manchu - We Must Obey
Heliotropes - III
Ironweed - Indian Ladder
Mother-Unit - Brain-Massage
Quest For Fire - Lights From Paradise
Quest For Fire - Quest For Fire
Rocketchief - Rise of The Machine
Sahara Surfers - Spacetrip On A Paper Plane
Scott Reeder - TunnelVision Brilliance
Spiritual Beggars - Return To Zero
Stonebride - Summon The Waves

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Kudos, Tarleisio! I only have King of the Delta Blues Singers Vol. 2 along with some Leadbelly as well, and they're certainly the foundation of what we know today. It's one of the things the RNR HOF does right when you first walk in, to acknowledge the country and blues artists of the depression era and before for kickstarting it all, with a heavy emphasis on Leadbelly, RJ, Hank Williams and Hank Snow. I think every piece of those old blues songs, no matter how repetitive in structure, is like a kick of teeth... now THAT's reality.

Chuck, I'll catch up with the new Plant since virtually no one's slagged the sucker yet. I just finally got the Allison Krauss duet in my mits, so I'll get there, lol

Mark, it appears Helloween has a new album on an indie label coming since I got a press announcement for interviews. Did you get the same thing?

Bob, I need more Mingus in my collection since I only have one and it's just devastating stuff.

cjk, I'm going to the Accept show tonight and referring to your comments last time, I think it's a very, very strong album and it's caught so many people by surprise how good it is...definitely some lengthy numbers since we're used to Accept getting and getting out within 3-4 minutes, but overall I'm still happily amazed by it

Klepto, back your glory indeed...yet again I bow!!! Whew.