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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 2/9/11

Rest in Peace, Gary Moore of Thin Lizzy and master of the blues jam. You sometimes forget Thin Lizzy were considered a global powerhouse of the rock scene, until you put on Bad Reputation, Johnny the Fox or Jailbreak. Smokers, all of them. A friend made the righteous statement, "Now Gary and Phil can jam together again." It's a shame that Moore's death came the way it did, but here at The Metal Minute, we will be paying tribute to Moore and Thin Lizzy as Universal is releasing deluxe editions of Jailbreak and Johnny the Fox. I had the opportunity to sit with them last night and they sound terrific in the remaster, plus there's a number of alternate recordings and bonus songs as well.

I will say that Universal had long planned to re-release these albums before Moore's passing, and the forthcoming reviews here at The Metal Minute will be topical for the wrong reasons. However, if you have few moments of dead space in your day, kick up some Lizzy, however you consume it, and relish the power of a hard rock titan who haven't gotten their full due in the modern age. It'll feel good, trust me.



Earth - Hibernaculum
Earth - Hex: Or Printing in the Infernal Method
Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1
Earth - Phase 3: Thrones and Dominions
Earth - The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull
Thievery Corporation - The Mirror Conspiracy
Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man in Babylon
Blue Oyster Cult - Spectres
Long Distance Calling - s/t
Iggy and the Stooges - Raw Power
Mudhoney - s/t
Bruce Springsteen - The Promise
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On the Edge of Town
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
Killing Joke - Absolute Dissent
The Fixx - Reach the Beach
Red - Until We Have Faces
Jimi Hendrix - Blues
Thin Lizzy - Bad Reputation
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak Deluxe Edition
Thin Lizzy - Johnny the Fox Deluxe Edition
Gary Moore - Essential Montreaux box set
W.H. Walker - Suds!
Lazarus A.D. - Black Rivers Flow

20 comments:

taotechuck said...

v/a - Complete Stax-Volt Soul Singles (random discs)
Alice Coltrane - Journey in Satchidananda
Prince - 1999
Prince - Controversy
Prince - Sign o' the Times
Old 97's - Drag it up
Tavener - Eternity's Sunrise
Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music for Airports
Brian Eno - Another Green World

By the way Ray... something's going on with your blog. I can't leave any comments using my normal Blogger/Google ID.

Metal Mark said...

Iron Maiden-The number of the beast
Hanoi Rocks-many
Warlock-all three re-issues
Encore-Out the window
Cold Blue Rebels-Blood, guts and rock n'roll
Astrosoniq-Quadrant
Beehoover-Concrete Catalyst

bob_vinyl said...

Fleetwood Mac - English Rose
Fleetwood Mac - Kiln House
Fleetwood Mac - Future Games
Fleetwood Mac - Bare Trees
Fleetwood Mac - Mystery to Me
Fleetwood Mac - s/t
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Fleetwood Mac - Mirage
Buckingham Nicks - s/t

Fred said...

Motorhead - Sacrifice...in anticipation of The World is Yours.

Cathedral - The Garden of Unearthly Delights..in mourning of their break up.

Rush - Power Windows...reviewing this for 80s week at my blog

Yes - 90125

Sebaboh - The Sebadoh

Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier

Anonymous said...

just picked up Springsteen's 'The Promise' box set companion book, amazing original photos and stories frm the Darkness tour. Limited Edition http://www.thelightinDarkness.com

hez said...

Yay for Long Distance Calling! I love them.

cjk_44 said...

Killswitch Engage - Alive or Just Breathing
Poisonblack - Lust Stained Despair
Gamma Ray - Majestic
Darkest Hour - Deliver Us
Accept - Staying A Life
Megadeth - Peace Sells ... But Who's Buying
Threshold - Dead Reckoning
Speedealer - Second Sight

((( Headbang Here ))) said...

-Burn In Silence - The Age In Which Tomorrow Brings
-Accept - Metal Heart
-Agent Steel - s/t
-The Haunted - Unseen (IT'S GREAT!!)
-Tesseract - One
-Deicide - To Hell With God

xokayteamac said...

i just miss your INK period! bring it back

DPTH International said...

Anthrax - Among The Living, Sound Of White Noise, Spreading the Disease, State Of Euphoria
Anthropia - The Ereyn Cnronicles PT1 , The Chain Reaction
Anubis Gate - Purification
Anvil - Discography
Apocalyptica - Discography

Anonymous said...

Stormtroopers of Death- Speak English or Dio
Suicidal Tendancies- s/t
Twisted Sister- Stay Hungry
Dio- Holy Diver
Hair of the Dog- Rise
Vaughn- Soldiers and Sailors on Riverside

Would you review books on metal?

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Glad to see everyone here... Bob, welcome back, man.

Chuck, I had just pulled my Stax 50th anniversary box set off the shelf, so cool timing and the rest of your playlist works for me...don't know about the comment weirdness, but I'll look into it

Mark, can't wait to get the first Warlock and Bang Tangos from Metal Mind

Fred, yeah, I got notice Cathedral is playing the Maryland Deathfest and it may be the final American gig

Anon 1, I haven't seen that book. Picked up the album with a gift cert. Very good for outtake stuff. That book sounds way cool, though.

Anon 2, I've done some book reviews here and elsewhere plus author interviews.

Hez, yeah, man, I love LDC as well. New album is very good, but not as compelling as Satellite Bay since it kind of streamlines later on, but they're a great band.

cjk, great list and I'm happy to see Speedealer on that list, such a great fucking band...well, they were, anyway...Bob, who did we see Speedealer open for? Was it Clutch?

Headbang, I've received a lot of early hype on that Haunted record, so I'm looking forward to it.

K, I love ya girl, you know that, of course.

Dpth, what a great sector of the A's!!!

bob_vinyl said...

Speedealer opened for Motorhead on April 18, 2002 at Recher Theatre. I can't remember who played with Clutch, but it was also at Recher around that same time, I think.

Metal Mark said...

Ray-You may want to send them a reminder because I got my Warlock and Bang Tango re-issues like at least two weeks ago.

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

As soon I walked away from the computer last night, I said, "Ray, you goof, it was Motorhead for Speedealer." You're spot-on, Bob, thanks.

Mark, I'm actually concerned about my mail these days because I've been sent correspondence from a bunch of publicists asking if I got movies and music they sent and none of it's here. Now, I was late on the draw with submitting my request for Warlock and BT, so I'll hold off panicking...they're always solid

bob_vinyl said...

Actually, I thought you were right about Clutch. I had to consult my database of shows.

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Honestly, Bob, I can't remember who opened for Clutch that night, but I remember for Mastodon we had a great opening set by Cult of Luna and a not-so-hot opener opener, which I'm sure is in your database...good to have that. I kept track of my shows in a looseleaf binder until a few years back and now I've lost that too, sheesh

bob_vinyl said...

I used to keep it all written down too and I lost it as well. For a lot of the shows I had to do some research to find the dates and openers. I was never able to figure out when we saw Clutch at the Recher with any certainty. I'm pretty sure it was between 2001 and 2004, because Pure Rock Fury was out, but I don't think Blast Tyrant had been released.

cjk_44 said...

Ray, "Second Sight" is a great record that I neglect far too often. I pull it out every year or so which isn't often enough. I've always found it interesting that it was produced by Jason Newsted.

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Yeah, that's a good one, but I prefer the album before that...it's just a bit rawer...no complaints on "Second Sight," though