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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 8/31/11

It's 5:30 a.m. and I've skipped the coffee since last night's chili is still rumbling inside and our adopted country-turned-punker-turned-metalhead Hank III has me already at full alert. Ol' Hank has three--count 'em, three--new albums coming out next week on the same day. The first is a one-man doom metal venture known as Attention Deficit Domination, the second is Hank's 3 Bar Ranch, which has Hank supplying death metal, thrash and hardcore lines (again, all instrumentation on his own) with overdubbed cattle calling blazing overtop. The other double album is one half country and weirdness (Ghost to a Ghost) and the second album is zydeco flung into the bowels of Hell (Guttertown).

You can be assured The Metal Minute will be breaking down some of Hank III's over-the-top madness and we're glad to count the grandson of a legend amongst our ranks. Hope Hank III wins his crusade against the Grand Ole Opry to skip the semantics and do the right thing by inducting Hank Williams into its Hall of Fame. On the other hand, it doesn't take a damn hall of fame to remind us that Williams the senior and Hank Snow are the godfathers of country.

Hope everyone is enjoying The Metal Minute's 100 Metal Albums You Can't Live Without. Do remember the list is subjective and not intended to serve as an official ranking system. That being said, be on the lookout for more of the 100 Metal Albums You Can't Live Without in-between aural examinations and the usual chaos here at the site.

Cheers, beers and in Hank III's case, steers...

Megadeth - The System Has Failed
Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
Rainbow - Rising
Rainbow - Long Live Rock 'n Roll
Rainbow - Straight Between the Eyes
Rainbow - Live in Germany 1976
Hank III's Attention Deficit Domination - s/t
Hank III's 3 Bar Ranch - Cattle Callin'
Hank III - Ghost to a Ghost/Guttertown
Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind
Sweet - Desolation Boulevard
Anthrax - Worship Music
DC4 - Electric Ministry
Jimi Hendrix - South Saturn Delta
Stereolab - Dots and Loops
Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle
Ride - Nowhere
Ani DiFranco - Educated Guess
Ani DiFranco - Knuckle Down
Ani DiFranco - Reprieve


taotechuck said...

Those Hank III records sound interesting. I'll check them out.

Nice to see Ani DiFranco getting some listens. Dilate was my favorite from her, but I haven't listened to many of her newer albums.

I think I'm finally getting sick of the Dead. Then again, every time I say that, I get sucked back in somehow.

Grateful Dead - Go To Nassau (May 15-16, 1980)
Grateful Dead - Nassau Coliseum (May 14, 1980)
Grateful Dead - Grateful Dead Movie (Oct 16-20, 1974)

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

The Hank albums are beyond weird, just as a caveat. He's the new Mike Patton. I have Ani's Dilate as well and I pulled it off the shelf but didn't get to spin it. She's really quite brilliant, from her guitar picking to her biting lyrics. I think I get like that with ELO. I pull my box set out, can't get off of it, then force it back to the shelf, only to go running back to it if I catch one of their tunes on the radio.

cjk_44 said...

Trivium – In Waves
Insomnium – “Unsung” (advance track)
Fair to Midland – Anchors & Arrows
Dir en Grey – Dum Spiro Spero
Omnium Gatherum – New World Shadows
Cloudkicker – Beacons
Katatonia – Viva Emptiness
Fates Warning – Chasing Time
Bruce Dickinson – Accident of Birth
Savatage – Handful of Rain
Lynch Mob – s/t
L/P – Wicked Underground
Pete Townshend – Empty Glass
Eric Clapton – 24 Nights

Watching: Clutch’s “Live at the 9:30”

I don't think i've heard any of Hank III's stuff. Love his grandaddy's songs, though.

I didn't like Ani DiFranco the first time I heard it back in the late '90s - maybe it's time to give her a new chance.

DPTH International said...

Falconer - discography
Falkenbach - discography
Falling Cycle - The Conflict
Falling Up - Crashings , Dawn Escapes
Famine - The Raven & The Reaping
Fantasia - Realm Of Wonders
Fasedown - S/T

Also - Jon Bon Jovi - Blaze of Glory (Young Guns II soundtrack)
Poison - Look what the Cat Dragged In

The Hank III stuff sounds interesting. May have to check them out if only for curiosity sake

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

i am late, but today (friday) I am spinning...

MOON - Caduceus Chalice
STILL REMAINS - Of Love And Lunacy
AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE - Song For The Suspect (single)
SYMPHONY X - Iconoclast
ATTACK ATTACK - s/t (not sure why, but am)
DIMMU BORGIR - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant