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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 12/1/10

A new month, a new Wednesday, nearly a new year. Jesus.

Hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving. A nice, quiet gathering of a large family on my end, with food, football and I would say sleep, but my little one's been getting up before the sun these days, so forget that.

Hang out here at The Metal Minute for much more fun and frivolity coming down the pike. I have an announcement to deliver in the immediate future in-between the reviews 'n such, so like the Temps would sing, get ready...get reeeeaaaady...

Sitting largely on a Beatles and Dio-era Sabbath vibe this past week, so we'll kick up some more new albums in Promoland for you and loosen the neck muscles a little. Getting harder to headbang for more than five minutes at age 40, I tell ya! Won't ever forget being age 18 and headbanging the entire day at the '88 Monsters of Rock festival with Van Hagar, Scorpions, Dokken, Metallica and Kingdom Come. Couldn't lift my head off the floor...literally. Whew, those were good times...

Also, my interview with Frank Delgado of the Deftones is running in the latest Hails & Horns, so there ya be on that...

Beatles - The White Album
Beatles - Sgt. Peppers
Beatles - Rubber Soul
Beatles - Revolver
The Mars Volta - Bedlam in Goliath
Death Mental - Isolated
Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Texas Hippie Coalition - Rouin
Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
Black Sabbath - Mob Rules


tarleisio said...

In the interests of furthering a diverse frame of mind, as opposed to my usual one-track-without-variety version, I have been cleaning up my playlists. With limited success. But this snowy Wednesday, I'm listening to:

Seventh Void: Heaven Is Gone
Finally, I don't have to feel bad for downloading this. Just released in Europe, and damn it, I missed them in Copenhagen two weeks ago. Sludgy, which you expect from two members of Type O, and with a slight stoner-metal groove, which you might not expect, but this is a great debut. I now have Great Expectations. Spread the word. Support your starving artists, even the ones from Brooklyn.

The Doors: The Doors
It's Classics Appreciation Week here in the frozen North, and this is - a classic for a reason. Not one bad moment. Synergy at its finest.

Jim Morrison: An American Prayer
Listen to this, ye would-be poetasters, and despair.

Sarah Jezebel Deva: A Sign of Sublime
This week's Estrogen Antidote. I'm not entirely sure she pulled it off completely, or else I just haven't listened to this enough, but let's face it - The Woman Can Sing. For which we are more grateful than she knows!

Deep Purple: Machinehead
More Classics Appreciation. I'm not a Leo by a long shot, but I still can't get enough.

Slayer: Reign in Blood
More CAW. This album is like that Ultimate Party in Hell where the doors are closed, the lights turned off and mayhem ensues. And nothing beats it for terrorizing your neighbors into Jello-ed submission, unless it's...

Danzig: Blackacidevil
I think it's healthy every so often to confront yourself with an album you hated from an artist you love. Well, I hated this one. One of the finest WTF??? moments in a long, diverse musical career, but folks, we should have seen it coming. That we didn't shows how stupid we are. I don't hate this album any more, in fact, I think I actually delude myself into thinking I get it now, but I had to be hogtied upside down to my iPod Shuffle with a ball-gag in my mouth to appreciate it. Somewhere on the 97th try, the penny dropped on this blonde Densa member. Ah. I get it. There's a theme to this album. It's called...Celibacy Sucks! Which does nothing to explain why I then add...

Type O Negative: Slow, Deep and Hard
Another one I hated on the first 100 runarounds, and then. (Blame that Densa thang!) What amazes me most of all is that this came out in 1990, folks, when the musical landscape was very, very different. If anyone wants to know what kind of reach Type O had, make them listen to this. This is an album very much ahead of its time, and very, very influential. Go ahead. Argue.

Grinderman: Mickey Mouse & The Goodbye Man
Quite possibly one of the best songs to come out of 2010, but don't take my word for it. Just let it blow your mind! I would too, except I rather doubt I have any mind left to blow. What can I say? Once a blonde...;-)

taotechuck said...

Grinderman - Grinderman 2 - Tarleisio, I'm having a hard time deciding if I love or hate this record, but the energy is undeniable... especially on "Mickey Mouse".
Gilles Peterson - Worldwide 2 - The inclusion of Sun Ra was a stroke of brilliance.
Mumford and Sons - Sigh No More
Cee Lo Green - The Lady Killer - He goes back to Motown (and even farther) for a lot of this album. Interesting stuff.
De La Soul - Three Feet High and Rising
Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
The Coup - Steal This Album

Metal Mark said...

Earthride-Something wicked
Empire strikes back soundtrack
Raiders of the lost ark soundtrack
Leather Nunn
The Legacy
Laaz Rockit-Annihilation Principle

cjk_44 said...

Orbs - Asleep Next to Science
Keep of Kalessin - Reptilian
Entombed - Serpent Saints
Dream Theater - Train of Thought
Audioslave - Out of Exile
Slowmotion Apocalypse - My Own Private Armageddon
Unearth - Endless
Helmet - Strap It On
Tesla - Psychotic Supper
Sanctuary - Refuge Denied
Motorhead - Bomber
Robert Plant - Band of Joy
Jimmy Page/Black Crowes - Live at the Greek
Jimi Hendrix - Cherokee
Vast - Nude

Watching: Jimi Hendrix doc "Jimi Hendrix and the Blues"

tarleisio said...

Taotechuck...I can totally get how you feel about Grinderman 2. The first ten times I heard this album, I thought it was a work of towering genius. Now, I'm not so sure. There's this sneaky feeling that somewhere as a listener, I've been had. Maybe that IS genius. Or maybe I just need to get a life...

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

tarleisio, always love having you drop in with your anecdotes...the first Doors album is immortal, so is Machinehead (even if I saw a pointless debate from someone arguing AGAINST it, ugh) and I'm not surprised you're dabbled into Seventh Void...had a feeling you might.

You and Chuck are on top of the Grinderman, so I should check it out, life or no life. Chuck, nice pull on the De La...LOVE that album.

Mark, you just inadvertently reminded me that I got the Raiders soundtrack a few months ago and still didn't spin it yet. And though you may not be huge on SW, glad you're listening to the Empire soundtrack. That one and A New Hope are gems, and even soundtrack-wise, Episode I has some great moments. Nice writeup on Earthride, BTW.

cjk, I never saw that Jimi film, hmmmmmm....

cjk_44 said...

Ray, sad to say that i never really owned a Jimi Hendrix album, but i was always familiar with his music. since the re-issues came out i've been getting them all. almost all of them come w/ a dvd related to the period of the album's recording. the sticker on the "Blues album" said the included film was a documentary - not sure if it was a new doc or an old doc.