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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 4/20/11

Howdy, peeps, as always, glad to have each and every one you supporting this site and if I miss answering your emails, it's because I'm falling on my face most nights due to very long hours in the office. You won't hear me complain, particularly with the alternative, which still rings fresh in my mind. Please be assured your mail is being read and we'll get to you as soon as we possibly can. Cheers to ya'll.

Prayers out to all of the U.S. tornado victims, particularly North Carolina. My heart rests in the Outer Banks and I'm saddened to see so much devastation down there. At home, I'm saddened by the passing of William Donald Schaffer, the greatest mayor the city of Baltimore has ever had. If you're from the area, you know what I'm talking about. The man could always be stopped on the streets to hear people's concerns and he took them seriously. Schaffer also transformed Baltimore's Inner Harbor from a pit to world-reknowned jewel. Mayor Schaffer (who later would become the governor of Maryland and its comptroller thereafter) once pushed his bodyguards aside to give me an autograph when I was a child. God bless ya, Willie D.

A heartfelt congrats to our own Devin Walsh, who tied the knot last week. You go, boyeeeee...

Coming up at The Metal Minute, Devin spins the new Turisas album for our edification and yours truly is all over Thomas Giles' remarkable solo album, Pulse.

Those and more hitting you like a donkey punch...



Nuclear Assault - Handle With Care
Duff McKagan's Loaded - The Taking
Stone Axe - s/t Expanded Edition
Thomas Giles - Pulse
Metallica - Ride the Lightning
Metallica - Master of Puppets
AC/DC - High Voltage
AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Megadeth - Cryptic Writings
Megadeth - Endgame
Totimoshi - Mysterioso
Totimoshi - Milagrosa
Beck - Modern Guilt
Beck - Midnite Vultures
Beck - Sea Change
Repo Man soundtrack
Traffic - John Barleycorn Must Die
Traffic - The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys
The Reverend Horton Heat - Holy Roller
Air - The Virgin Suicides soundtrack
Puffy Amiyumi - Splurge
Thievery Corporation - Radio Retaliation
Radiohead - The King of Limbs
Total Fucking Destruction - Zen and the Art of Total Fucking Destruction

5 comments:

Metal Mark said...

Watching-
Dukes of Hazzard seasons 4 and 5
Brady Bunch season 3

Reading-
I love you, Phillip Morris
and various cookbooks

Listening-
USX-The valley path
MDC-Metal Devil Cokes
Misfits-Land of the dead
The Exploited-Horror Epics, Fuck the system
Twisted tower dire-Make it dark
Steel Assassin-From the vaults
Armored Assassin-Damaged Youth
Whiplash-Messages in blood, Power and pain, Ticket to mayhem
Across Tundras-Sage
The Adicts-Songs of praise
Dream Death-Journey into mystery
DOA-War on 45, Bloodied but unbowed
Coroner-Mental vortex
King Kobra-s/t
GBH-City baby's revenge, Midnight madness and beyond, No need to panic
Hay Perro-Eastern ideas of death

taotechuck said...

Lots of musical surprises this week. I picked up Carolina Chocolate Drops at the library without knowing what to expect, and I was blown away... check out their cover of "Hit 'Em Up Style". Xiu Xiu came up on shuffle, and the mix of pop with experimental noise was fantastic. Last year's Kings Of Leon album got weak reviews, but I finally heard the album and it's decent. I found Krafty Kuts in the used bin, and though I'm not a fan of big beat or breaks, this is a solid record with some unexpected twists and turns. Finally, now that Bob and I are done listening to Elton John records, we're starting up with the Grateful Dead. I've never listened to the Dead, but damn! ... they were amazing musicians with amazing energy.

Elton John - Songs from the West Coast
Elton John - Too Low for Zero
Elton John & Leon Russell - The Union
Joe Jackson - Rain
Keren Ann - 101
Valley of the Giants - s/t
Xiu Xiu - The Air Force
Explosions in the Sky - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
Oxford Collapse - Remember the Night Parties
Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Genuine Negro Jig
Do Make Say Think - You, You're a History in Rust
Belle & Sebastian - Write About Love
Offenbach - Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Bonynge, Sutherland)
Krafty Kuts - FabricLive.34
Delibes - Lakme (Lombard, Mesple)
Grateful Dead - s/t (1967)
Grateful Dead - Anthem of the Sun
Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
Tim Hecker - Atlas
Tim Hecker - Harmony in Ultraviolet
Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972

cjk_44 said...

The Haunted – Unseen
Amorphis – You I Ned (single)
Whitechapel – A New Era of Corruption
Burnt by the Sun – Heart of Darkness
Burst – Origo
Soilwork – Figure Number Five
Amon Amarth – With Oden on Our Side
Cannibal Corpse – Gore Obsessed
Devin Townsend Band – Accelerated Evolution
Queensr├┐che – Hear in the Now Frontier
Dali’s Dilemma – Manifesto for Futurism
A Perfect Circle – Mer de Noms
A Perfect Circle – Thirteenth Step
Faith No More – The Real Thing
Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
U2 – How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
U2 – b-sides from “The Joshua Tree”-era
Stevie Ray Vaughan – Soul to Soul

Watching: NHL Playoffs

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The Haunted – Unseen Amorphis – You I Ned (single) Whitechapel – A New Era of Corruption Burnt by the Sun – Heart of Darkness Burst – Origo Soilwork – Figure Number Five Amon Amarth – With Oden on Our Side Cannibal Corpse – Gore Obsessed Devin Townsend Band – Accelerated Evolution Queensr├┐che – Hear in the Now Frontier Dali’s Dilemma – Manifesto for Futurism A Perfect Circle – Mer de Noms A Perfect Circle – Thirteenth Step Faith No More – The Real Thing Arcade Fire – Neon Bible U2 – How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb U2 – b-sides from “The Joshua Tree”-era Stevie Ray Vaughan – Soul to Soul Watching: NHL Playoffs