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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 3/16/11

Greetings, faithful lot, it's that time again and though my heart remains heavy in respect and concern for our Japanese brothers and sisters overseas, I am personally feeling upbeat in anticipation of the goodness yet to come. I pray this vibe I'm riding can touch the fallen and the destitute in Japan. My soul to yours, friends. Strength and hope be yours.

Thanks to Rhiis D. Lopez of Ana Kefr for sharing his candid thoughts with our own Devin Walsh. This Thursday, I am bringing you a very special guest to the Take 5 corner, Sarah Butler from I Spit On Your Grave 2010. Sarah will discuss her perspectives in updating one of the most controversial stories ever told on film. If you've not yet seen the new Spit, it takes a tough stomach at times, but you won't soon forget it, trust me. Stay tuned tomorrow for Sarah Butler, aka "Jennifer Hills" the Second here at The Metal Minute.

Also hang out for more goodies through the week. I'm now at Twitter aside from Facebook and LinkedIn, so come on by. @rvanhornjr is the e-handle.

Keep those ears plugged with tunes and be grateful for what you have. If you hate your life, think upon the Miyagi Prefecture.

Bang Tango - Psycho Cafe
Bang Tango - Ain't No Jive...Live
Jag Panzer - The Scourge of the Light
Bachelorette - s/t
Ana Kefr - The Burial Tree (II)
Face Value - Rode Hard, Put Away Wet
D.O.A. - Something Better Change
D.O.A. - True (North) Strong & Free
Gamma Ray - To the Metal!
The Police - Ghost in the Machine
The Police - Synchronicity
Afrika Bambaataa - Looking for the Perfect Beat 1980-1985
Dr. Dre - The Chronic
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Depeche Mode - Sounds of the Universe
Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses
Depeche Mode - Songs of Faith and Devotion
Depeche Mode - Playing the Angel
Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
Charm City Devils - Let's Rock 'n Roll
The Hidden Hand - Mother Teacher Destroyer
Brahms - The Best of Brahms
Yanni - Truth of Touch
MXPX - Secret Weapon
Flesh for Lulu - Plastic Fantastic


Metal Mark said...

Hanoi Rocks-lots
Executioner-In the name of metal and Break the silence
Post Mortem-Coroner's Office and The missing link
Avenger-Blood Sports
Kublai Khan-Annihilation
Hay Perro-Eastern ideas of death
Blaspherian-Infernal warriors of death
Surtr-World of doom
Birth A.D.-Stillbirth of a nation

taotechuck said...

Still haven't gotten around to Sepultura Roots, but it's on my list. I need to add Aqualung on there too, haven't heard that in decades.

Brian Eno & David Byrne - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
Cee-Lo Green - The Lady Killer
Wilson Pickett - The Exciting Wilson Pickett
v/a - Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles 1972-1975 (disc 5)
Verdi - Requiem (Solti, Sutherland)
Verdi - Rigoletto (Bonynge, Sutherland)
Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue
v/a - Musique Fragile, v.1
My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
My Morning Jacket - Okonokos
Florence and the Machine - Lungs
Prince - Lovesexy
Prince - s/t
Drive-by Truckers - A Blessing and a Curse
Elton John - s/t
Elton John - Tumbleweed Junction
Elton John - 11-17-70
Anthony Hamilton - Ain't Nobody Worryin'

bob_vinyl said...

Elton John - Elton John
Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection
Elton John - 11-17-70
Elton John - Madman Across the Water
Elton John and Leon Russell - The Union

cjk_44 said...

Scale the Summit – The Collective
Alice in Chains – Facelift
Sepultura – Roots
Death – Human
… and Oceans – Cypher
Shadows Fall – Retribution
Everytime I Die – Hot Damn!
Metallica – S&M
Joe Satriani – The Extremist
Stu Hamm – The Urge
The Cult – The Manor Sessions
U2 – All That You Can’t Leave Behind
The Allman Brothers – Hittin’ the Note
Stevie Ray Vaughan – In the Beginning

Ray, earlier this week I pulled The Hidden Hand out for listening, I just hadn't gotten to it yet.

Chuck, what's the Jenny Lewis disc like?

Bob, I have "The Union" in my future listening pile. I heard it is great - any thoughts you might have on it?

Nirei said...

I'm listening to Long Distance Calling's whole discography.

Cool blog you've got here.

Check out ours, we review bands on the post-metal scene.

bob_vinyl said...

cjk, Most of The Union is written by Elton John/Bernie Taupin, but it sounds more like Leon Russell to me. I think I would like it more if more of EJ's personality stood out and it felt like there was more interplay between the two of them, but it's totally worth the listen nonetheless. It's a very natural album.

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Nirei, welcome and thanks for the nice words. I am a fan of LCD, righteous, man.

Mark, you have me very curious about Hay Parro from your review.

chuck, well-rounded list as always...I see you and Bob are on the Elton kick...Aqualung is a great album, but not a casual listen...I was listening while job hunting and don't even remember listening to it, so I sat with it again later in silence...deep stuff

cjk, I've always dug ETID and "Hot Damn!" is such a great album title...I think Bob and I kept saying it over and over one day

bob_vinyl said...

Ray, Chuck and I are listening to the EJ stuff as a project. We'll hit all of the widely accepted 4-5 star albums and mix in a few lesser efforts (including his often panned foray into disco, Victim of Love).

I remember you giving me a promo of Hot Damn and we were in the car or something yelling it over and over! It is a funny title. I ended up buying it on vinyl, so I have passed (or will pass) the CD on to Mark.

DPTH International said...

Averon - An echo from Beyond
The Awakening - Darker Then Silence, Razor Burn, Sacrificial Etchings
Ayreon - discography
Azbuk - Compilation for Eternity
Azotic Reign - Abstract Maledictions
Azure - King of Stars/Bearer of Dark
Babylon Mystery Orchestra - Axis of Evil, The Godless The Godforsaken and the God Damned
Bad Religion - Recipe For Hate
Bal-Sagoth - Discography
Baptized In Blood - S/T
Baraque's Lord - Renewal By Fear
Barenaked Ladies - Gordon , Rock Spectacle (Live)
Barren Earth - Curse of the Red River
Bathory - Nordland I & II
Battered - S/T
Battlelore - discography (except new one Doombound)
Battlerage - Blood Fire Steel
Battleroar - Age Of Chaos, To Death & Beyond

This is 2 weeks worth. Finally reached the B's!

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

HOT DAMN!!! Yeah, that's how it went down. That's great stuff. So you and Chuck were doing a Fleetwood Mac project prior, then?

Dpth, lol, congrats on knocking out those A's! I still laugh that I tried do that project and fizzled out at the B's. The Metal Minute's birth was my recording that listening project and posting my results as a keep or pass away, the infamous "CD Shelf Cleanup." I'd probably vomit trying to do it now that I'm close to 4,000 albums.

bob_vinyl said...

Actually, the Fleetwood Mac thing came out of a conversation and we both ended up listening to stuff. With EJ, it's a planned activity. One thing I've discovered is that 11-17-70 is one of the best live albums I've ever heard. I don't know why I never realized that before this, but it's amazing.

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Hmm, I have my father's EJ albums so I might to plop what I have on the turntable and work in the basement for a few...I don't have that live album, though.

taotechuck said...

CJK - The Jenny Lewis album was actually much better than I expected. I hated the single with Elvis Costello ("Carpetbaggers"), but the album was worth hearing.

Ray, I'll go with Bob that 11-17-70 is one of the best live albums I've ever heard. It's a "real" live recording (as opposed to a mix-and-match of songs over the course of a tour) that was broadcast on the radio. The show was quickly bootlegged, so the label released an official version (that, unfortunately, only has about half the actual show). The energy is awesome.

The live album aside, I'm still undecided on my feelings about Elton's music. Sometimes it strikes me as amazing, and sometimes it's just cheesy.

With that said, I think I'm going to go watch "Almost Famous" so I can hear them sing "Tiny Dancer" in the bus. One of my favorite movie scenes ever.

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Ah, yes, "Almost Famous" is one of my favorite movies, and was the nickname my wife gave me for awhile, lol

cjk_44 said...

Bob, finally got around to listening to "The Union" - it seems effortless and low-key. Similar to what you said - it does play like an album written by John/Taupin with Leon Russell up front and center most of the time. I will have to listen to it a few more times before I can have a solid opinion on it.

Chuck, I'll listen to Jenny Lewis soon. Will let you know what I think.

Ray, et al - ETID is just one of those bands that I had very low expectations for prior to seeing them perform as openers at a concert. They then blew me away and I've been a fan ever since. Hot damn, indeed.