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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 4/6/11

Salud! As always, I hope everyone out there in cyberspace is getting on and getting through. Here in the U.S. the thought of another government shutdown is chilling, though state governments have been setting the pace out of necessity the past few years. I've reported on local governments for area newspapers and the common ground each municipality has is the severance of a monster percentage of their state funding. These are questionable times, so keep your spirits high and those tunes rolling.

Hope you enjoyed this past week's activities. Special thanks to both of my Take 5 guests this week, but I really enjoyed Lenny Wolf's candidness. The guy's taken his lumps but he is true to himself, and that's what allows you to stare at the image in the mirror and smile each day. I've already booked a few more Take 5 guests to be coming down the pike pronto, so do come back. Devin and I have our players and hard drives full of new albums, so we're coming to get ya.

My poetry chapbook Goodbye Excellent will be released by Boulder Street Press. I'm pleased they're staying true to my original cover concept and I'm excited to share my words with the reading public. Stay tuned for details...

Radiohead - The King of Limbs
Misery - Evil is Crowned
Between the Buried and Me - The Parallax: Hyperspeed Dialogues EP
Between the Buried and Me - The Silent Circus
Between the Buried and Me - The Anatomy Of
Devildriver - The Fury of Our Maker's Hand
Devildriver - The Last Kind Words
Devildriver - Pray for Villains
Devildriver - Beast
Guns n' Roses - Use Your Illusion I
Guns n' Roses - Use Your Illusion II
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works
Evergrey - Glorious Collision
Kingdom Come - Rendered Waters
Vicious Rumors - Razorback Killers
Deftones - Diamond Eyes
The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come
Peter Murphy - Deep
Peter Murphy - Holy Smoke
The Clash - Sandinista
Depeche Mode - Songs of Faith and Devotion
Bryan Ferry - Boys and Girls
Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Ten Bloody Marys & Ten How's Your Fathers
Pee Wee Ellis - Tenoration
Musiq Soulchild - Luvanmusique
The Doors - Waiting for the Sun
Killing Joke - Absolute Dissent
Stone Axe - s/t reissue


DPTH International said...

Blessed By a Broken Heart - All is fair in Love and War, Pedal to the metal
Blessed Death - Destined for Extinction
Blind Guardian - All Studio albums, and a few of the EP's
Blink 182- Discography
Bloodbound- Discography
Blue Oyster Cult-Cult Classics
Bo Hansson-Music inspired by Watership Down
Bob Catley-discography

Also listened to:

Amon Amarth-Surtur Rising
Beyond Fear-S/T
Van Canto- Hero

cjk_44 said...

Tesseract – One
Thomas Giles – Pulse
Amon Amarth – Surtur Rising
Red Sparowes – Every Red Heart Shines Towards the Red Sun
Slayer – God Hates Us All
Amorphis – Elegy
Black Sabbath – Master of Reality
Mogwai – Government Commissions
Dug Pinnick – Strum Sum Up
Destiny’s End – Transition
Hecate Enthroned – Redimus
Eighteen Visions – Obsession
The Police – Outlandos d’Amour
The Police – Reggatta de Blanc
The Police – Zenyatta Mondatta
The Police – Ghost in the Machine
The Police – Synchronicity
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band – The Distance
R.E.M. – Fables of the Reconstruction
The Honeydrippers – Volume One
Junior Wells – Southside Blues Jam

Metal Mark said...

Blood Feast-Face Fate
Evil Survives-Metal Vengeance
Satan's Host-By the hands of the devil
Scale the summit-The collective
Rocka Rolla-Promo 2011
Fu Manchu-Daredevil
Led Zeppelin-s/t
Deathmask-Sitting in the dark
Thought Industry-Mods Carve the Pig: Assassins Toads & Gods Flesh
Armored Saint-Symbol of salvation
Coroner-Mental Vortex

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Dpth, love the BOC, but definitely go chase down the early albums...they're essentials. Eventually I'll play and review the new Amon Amarth. Love those guys.

cjk I've had that Thomas Giles album downloaded and still haven't played it despite how much I dig BTBAM....gotta get a move on, eh? Never heard that Pinnick solo joint, but King's X rules.

Mark, glad you pulled out the Blood Feast...they get a fast nod in my new novel, lol

cjk_44 said...

Ray, Thomas Giles' effort is uniquely diverse, oblique and bewildering at times. Great stuff if you're in the right frame of mind. Definitely worth hearing if you are already on the BTBAM

Dug Pinnick has a ton of solo stuff as PoundHound and himself. Most of the time he plays guitar so it is more about the musical groove and vocal expressions than his guitar skills. It's great in its own way.

Did you notice how you shamed me into listening to The Police's entire studio catalog?

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

cjk, I'm happy to have shamed you, lol. Both of my folks have shaped my love and appreciation music, when my mom said she really wanted "Every Breath You Take" in her collection, I found her one of the hits comps and she really loves it. I then said, "Come to me when you're ready and I'll hand you the entire discography. If you're not hearing The Police's entire catalog, you're missing the whole picture." Truly one of the greatest bodies of recorded work by anyone.