Friday, August 27, 2010

The Sword's "Warp Riders" Out Now


As most of you probably know, the new The Sword album is out now and it is a treat to the ears indeed. I reviewed it on Altsounds here. Check the review out, then come back here to hear my three personal favorite songs on this album.

Done reading the review? My first fave song from this album is the title track 'Warp Riders'. Voivod meets Pentagram, yet pure The Sword. One of the most paranoid sounding, flawless space metal songs of all time.



Then there is the chilling final track (The Night the Sky Cried) Tears of Fire).




And we can't forget 'Tre Brujas'. The video is amazing.

Tres Brujas



The Sword MySpace Music Videos

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Fabs: That's the Bag I'm In

Some drugged out, lowdown, sleazy Texas garage psyche from 1967. I love The Fabs and this song is an inspiration to me on those hard to wake up mornings. Listen to the lyrics...

Heliso Creed: Lactating Purple

Blast off to the opening track of one of the most insane space rock albums ever...Helios Creed's "Lactating Purple"!

Abdullah: Earth's Answer

Mesmerizing, heavy, deep, melodic, goth stoner metal.

Chrome: Saint Jimmy's Birthday

Insane, heavy psyche, Hendrix inspired space rock from Chrome's 1997 album "Retro Transmission".

What You May Have Missed While I Was Out...

Here are some links to what you may have missed over the past several weeks. These are links to my music reviews for Altsounds.com. Give them a look if you haven't already.

1. Light Pollution's
"Apparitions"

2. Primordial "Spirit the Earth Aflame"

3. Sleepy Sun "Fever"

4. Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza "A Series of Unfortunate Events"

5. Roky Erikson and Okkervill River "True Love Casts Out All Evil"

6. Blitzen Trapper "Destroyer of the Void"

7. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion "Dirty Shirt Rock N Roll"

8. Haste the Day "Attack of the Wolf King"

As I said earlier I will still be posting short music segments here as well as other things. For the full length music reviews and music news click on over to Altsounds.com. I will try to link them back over here whenever I can.

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Sword's "Warp Riders" and Where Have I Been?


Hello, folks. Long time no see. I've been writing music reviews for Altsounds.com. I will continue to do short music posts and other non-music related musings here. I thought long and hard about it...I want to keep this blog open. There's lots of movies I want to review here as well. I will try to make it a point to link to my music reviews that are on Altsounds here.

Here's my review of the new Sword album "Warp Riders". The release date is this Tuesday the 24th. Enjoy. Click here.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Chrome Hoof

An increible band I was just introduced to by a friend on Facebook...Chrome Hoof. Heavy psyche prog 1970's space rock jazz fusion . Brilliant. They remind me of a cross between Hawkwind, Magma, King Crimson, and Chrome. Check them out. I'm going to be tracking down more of their stuff...Thanks Jeremy!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Danzig: Deth Red Sabaoth


Ok. I'm a hugeDanzig fan. From The Misfits, to Samhain, and on....he's had a few setbacks, but you mostly cannot go wrong with anything the guy touches. I'm going to try to step back a bit and give myself a little distance on this review. First off, I was a bit skeptical about picking up this album. Danzig has been around so long, what else can he do that he hasn't done already? And does Danzig still have it? These are the questions I was seeking an answer to by picking up this album. Did it answer my questions? Read on.

I had read many good things about "Deth Red Sabaoth" and the few short samples I listened to were incredible. So I picked it up and was initially blown away. From the first track "Hammer of the Gods" I was taken back to the bloody blues filled world of Danzig from his first three works. Such incredible vocals, and one of the nastiest head banging riffs of all time. The next few tracks keep up this same pace...a lot more guitar solos than usual for Danzig but they are heavy and bluesy and they fit. At times I was taken back to the gore-soaked days of Samhain. The momentum keeps up through much of the album. Track 6 "Deth Red Moon" is perfect, one of the best Danzig songs of all time.

But does this album maintain this quality all the way through? Sadly, no. Songs such as "Ju Ju Bone" and "Black Candy" sound like he is trying too hard to maintain his devil blues schtick. Plus the pace really begins to slow and meander towards the end on "Pyre of Souls" (both versions). He redeems himself on the last track "Left Hand Rise Above", a classic deep dark Danzig ballad, but is it enough? I think it is.

"Deth Red Sabaoth" is still a pretty solid album that could have been made better with the omission of three or four songs. Does Danzig still have it? I think he does. Did he outdo himself on originality? Not really, but it's Danzig, love him or hate him. Pick this disc up now.



Truckfighters: Mania


It's been a while since I've bought any new music. Budgetary cutbacks maybe but also I have so much to listen to in my collection already. Last week I finally broke down and made two purchases: Danzig's "Deth Red Sabaoth" and Truckfighters "Mania. Danzig will get a review very soon, but first I want to talk about the new Truckfighters.

First of all Truckfighters "Mania" was released in 2009. It is still in import status here in the U.S. but is available for download for $8.99 over at Amazon. The Truckighters have been one of my favorite bands as of late. This is their third full length album. Many might look at them as a somewhat derivative Kyuss clone from Sweden but if you look underneath there is so much more.

First of all, these guys take their desert rock seriously. Heavy and disorienting as a blinding dust storm, the Truckfighters bring the 100 plus degree tempuratures on and you can feel it in every note they play. Massive face melting riffs, thundering bass...everything you could ask for. Look a bit closer. There is a huge King Crimson influence lying just underneath...most of their work has a King Crimson "Red" era feel to it. Deep dark shuddering, dissonant bass, slightly atonal guitar work, volatile time changes that crush you at the drop of a hat, a skewed sense of melody...all the while threatening to give you whiplash from irresistible head banging grooves. Add to it the smooth melodic Ian Astbury-esque vocals and you have a winner every time.

"Mania" builds on the momentum of their first two works. Their first album "Gravity X" was very straightforward and downright irresistible. It's a classic and hard to beat. Their second one "Phi" was very angular, darker and deeper. Their latest one is a cross between the two, bringing in the hooks more so but at the same time keeping things as trippy as possible. They bring in some space rock touches here and there and also add a bit of a Led Zeppelin feel towards the end on "Monster". The song wrtiting is clearly the best of their career on this album. The first track "Last Curfew" slowly builds...quiet and subdued with a nice bass line and subtle guitar work...it makes me wish I was in the desert right now. It draws you into the album and then you're hooked. The second track "Monte Gargano" blows your head off and blasts you into space with seriously catchy almost poppy hooks. The third track "The New High" is classic Truckighters...earth shaking, head banging desert metal with choruses so catchy they rival The Misfits or Fu Manchu at times. As the disc progresses, things grow stranger, and darker, heavier, and more hallucinatory as you begin to question your sanity. All in all an incredible work. Is it their best effort yet? I personally prefer their first release "Gravity X' for the sheer energy level alone. "Mania" is a very strong release, however. You can't go wrong with any of their three albums. I suggest getting them all, but that's just me...



Hank Williams 3: Country Heroes

The way country music should be. Drink up.

Nebula: Carpe Diem

A little heavy space rock courtesy of Nebula for you.

Billy Lee Riley: Flying Saucer Rock 'n' Roll

Some killer insane rockabilly courtesy of Billy Lee Riley. Crank it.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Electric Wizard: We Live

Slow, deep, and hard. Wait, that's Type O Negative territory. Never mind. Just listen to this track. Heavy as molten lava, beyond Type O, yet still slow, deep, and...wait a minute. Just surrender your ears to Electric Wizard's "We Live".

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Rob Zombie: Demon Speeding

Pure, focused, insanity from Rob Zombie's "Sinister Urge" album. "Demon Speeding" makes me want to drive way too fast into the depths of b-movie hell and madness....

Metallica: The Thing That Should Not Be

If you claim you like metal and you have never heard Metallica's "Master of Puppets" shame on you. Drop everything and snag this one before Cthulhu gets you...

Pentagram: Vampyre Love

Some cool as hell mid to late 1980's doom metal from the decades long doom masters Pentagram. This one's a bit campy....it has the cowbell and all the trimmings. A classic.

The Obsessed: Brother Blue Steel

Wino is the only way to go...the superbly heavy first track from The Obsessed's 1991 album "Lunar Womb." Nothing better. Enjoy.

Kyuss: Spaceship Landing

Excellent, classic, brain melting desert rock from Kyuss' final album "...And the Circus Leaves Town" from 1995. "Spaceship Landing", the sprawling almost 11 minute final track. Soak it in....

Saturday, May 15, 2010

ABDULLAH

Abdullah, a curious melodic doom/goth metal band that came out of Celeveland, Ohio. I really love their self-titled first album that came out in 1999. Listening to these guys is like a refreshing blast of cold air on a hot, muggy summer day...calm, cool, and still...their music really refreshes the mind. Their first album is incredible. Imagine the heavy deep synapse melting riffs of Saint Vitus, Black Sabbath and Trouble in their prime mixed with the melodic vocals and harmonies of Faith No More and King's X. Throw in a hefty dose of Sisters of Mercy worship (yes, you heard that right...never thought that doom metal and The Sisters could co-exist, eh?) What you have is one slow paced, dark, deep, melodic, and beautiful slab of doom. These guys take their time. This album has to creep up on you. You may not like it at first, but when it hits it hits hard.

Give Abdullah a listen. Their next album, "Graveyard Poetry" abandons the goth element and goes for a more fast paced New wave of British Heavy Metal feel but keeps the psych doom element intact. Their first album is my favorite. Get it first, then if you like what you hear, pick up "Graveyard Poetry". Both have just been re-released on Meteor City.



Cathedral: Utopian Blaster

Revved up, apocalyptic, untouchable head banging stoner metal from Cathedral's 1995 album THE CARNIVAL BIZARRE. Here's "Utopian Blaster." Play it loud, scare your neighbors.

Tamrons: Wild Man

Inasane 1960's garage punk from North Carolina. Check it out...one of my favorite songs from the era.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

45 Grave: Riboflavin

Excellent campy vid and song form horror punk rockers 45 Grave. Enjoy.

Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs: Little Red Riding Hood

Always loved this song for some reason.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Faith No More: Midlife Crisis

It hasn't happened yet...I've just always really dug this song. Here's the video for "Midlife Crisis" from Faith No More's "Angel Dust". "Go on and ring my neck/like when a rag gets wet..."

T-Rex: The Slider

Glossy, hallucinogenic, and smoke-filled 1970's Glam Rock from T-Rex's excellent album of the same name...here's "The Slider".

Coroner: Divine Step (Conspectu Mortis)

Deeply infernal, dischordant, and unsettling prog metal from Coroner's next to last album Mental Vortex. Enjoy.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Voivod: The Outcast

An incredible song from Angel Rat.

Witchfinder General: Free Country

Have to post this at least twice a year. Nothing better than this Witchfinder General song...classic, early 1980's New Wave of British Heavy Metal, head-banging and laden with doom. Here's "Free Country" once again.

The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour

Just a great song, that's all.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Julie London: Fly Me to the Moon

Nice. Cocktail please.

Mudhoney: Here Comes Sickness

Here's some sick, twisted, retro 1960's garage punk with a modern edge. I love Mudhoney, especially their early stuff, such as this song right here..."Here Comes Sickness". My favorite band from the quote unquote "Grunge" era. Mudhoney were not really "grunge"...they were just playing their own take of nasty, fuzzed out retro psych/garage punk cranked up all the way. Don't know how they got pigeon-holed into that whole scene, besides the fact that they were from Seattle.

Spirit Caravan: Fang

Motorhead meets Black Sabbath...here's a dose of Spirit Caravan. Can't go wrong with Wino.

Faith No More: From Out of Nowhere

And how about a bit of Faith No More as well?

Slayer: Live Undead

A little Slayer for your Saturday afternoon. Enjoy.

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Cure: The Walk

A nice Friday evening, a great early Cure song.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

So Nebula Broke Up...


So Nebula broke up. Pretty big deal. Where are the space rock bands that will fill their shoes? These guys have left behind them a legacy. The band was formed in 1997 after guitarist Eddie Glass and drummer Ruben Romano left Fu Manchu to form their own band....with more emphasis on heavy space psych metal/rock than your usual desert/stoner metal. These guys drew more from Hendrix, Hawkwind, and Helios Creed, but that unmistakable sound was still there....that Stooges meets Black Flag meets Black Sabbath sound of Fu Manchu.

Anyway, Nebula's music had become more improvisatory and brilliant, more truly otherworldly over the years, leaving the earth and desert behind. Metal that will blast you off into the stratosphere and disrupt your circuits for good.I will leave you with one track from their latest EP as an epilogue because it was their best at that moment. Nebula's greatness improved with every new disc. These guys were prolific, not a bad album out there, so check them out.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Orange Goblin: 298 kg

On a bit of an Orange Goblin kick lately, circa "The Big Black" album. Here's "298 kg". Enjoy.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Trouble: Bastards Will Pay


Some excellent doom from Trouble's first album "Psalm 9" way back in the early 1980's. Fierce, head banging, apocalytic doom metal at it's finest. "Come on people let me hear you say/You fucking bastards you're gonna pay..."

Play it loud, scare your neighbors.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Blue Cheer: Gypsy Ball


Here's some super heavy 1960's psych metal from Blue Cheer. These guys were great. Pre-Stooges, amp destroying, beautiful noise...can't go wrong with this band's early stuff.



Orange Goblin: Turbo Effalunt (Elephant)


Top notch hippie biker space metal. Hip shaking, head banging, earthy yet space bound. Sign me up for this space trip. "A million miles an hour/with an overloaded mind/ridin' on an asteroid into a different space in time..." From Orange Goblin's 2000 album "The Big Black".


"The Divorce"


Another piece of whacked-out but appealing thrift store art. You know, I haven't been thrift store art hunting in a long time. Maybe that's something my wife and I could do while we are on vacation next week.

"Pain Then Glory"


A piece of strangly brilliant thrift store art I spotted at The PSB Gallery of Thrift Store Art. Link is on the side bar.

Kyuss: Tangy Zizzle


Heavy as all get out, rumbling, unrelenting, earth-trembling, sun-baked desert metal from Kyuss' final album from 1995 "...And the Circus Leaves Town". Play it loud.


Hermano: Out of Key but in the Mood

A brilliant song by Hermano. An earth moving Led Zeppelin-esque groove meets the vocal style of Cream and desert/stoner rock. Leave it to John Garcia. Click here.

Baroness: The Red Album


Ok, right from the start I need to apologize for my previously stated dislike of this album. It's just that took a while to grow on me, I guess. It's not quite as impressive as their latest release "Blue Record". It's a bit more instrumental heavy, yet still formidable.

Baroness' "Red Album" (2007) is a smoke-filled maze of winding, quiet, trippy prog-rock instrumentals a la early King Crimson that build into heavier stoner rock grooves, then eventually explode into all out apocalypse then melt away. They haven't quite perfected their home-spun blend of Mastadon, Fugazi, and The Sword yet, but they are pretty close. Excellent blend of prog metal, hardcore, and stoner metal.

"Red Album" takes a bit of patience. Once again, it is not nearly as gargantuan as "Blue Record" but still a good listen. It tends to meander a bit with the instrumentals, but I think that's the way they meant it....to lull you into a psychedelic stupor and then melt your face off. Highly recommended, but pick up "Blue Record" first.
Here's "Rays on Pinion" and 'Wanderlust" for your enjoyment.



Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Beatles: Back in the USSR

Love this song. A subtle dose of gloom behind the cheer. From the White Album, all around the best Beatles record in my opinion.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Neckbones Live Coming Soon to Oxford...


What's that, you say? Yeah, you heard it right. The Neckbones are performing in their hometown of Oxford Friday, July 16th, starting at 10:00 PM. They will be at Proud Larry's on The Square. Don't know exactly where that is but I will find it.

The Neckbones were an insane punk band from Oxford, Mississippi. They put out two albums in the mid to late 1990's. Their music could best be described as a very drunken and adrenaline fueled Stooges. They are known for imbibing more than a bit much and often passing out in mid-performance. These guys know the true meaning of punk and are obsessed with gambling and drinking and B-Movies. Man can they put on a show!

Anyways, that was the 1990's and this is 2010. They haven't released anything new that I know of since the 1990's. I think this is more of a reunion gig than anything else but I may be wrong. I don't care if they're all in their mid 30's now and have straightened themselves out maybe. I just want to hear some Neckbones!

Calabrese: Children of the NIght

A bit of Calabrese from their 2007 release "The Traveling Vampire Show". Here's "Children of the Night". How many "woahhs" can you fit into one song? Brilliant.

Calabrese: They Call Us Death


This is what I've been waiting for for a long time...a new Calabrese album! These guys are the Kings of horror-punk. Second only to The Misfits. I picked this one up yesterday and I've been hooked.

"They Call Us Death" is a very strong release from Calabrese. It heads in a darker direction that their previous efforts. The feel is not quite the same as the sometimes mindless, catchy, cartoonish evil of their previous efforts. This album delves into a bit deeper and darker direction. Don't get me wrong, this record is full of face-melting speed and hooks that will remain in your head forever. There is something darker and more macabre amiss here, an overall theme of death. The guitar work and chords are more complex and rich. The pace is unrelenting, and the hellish energy level never lets up. The sound of this album is a more of a deep, blood red crimson than the usual run of the mill black. I would compare it to The Misfits "Earth AD" in a way. Brutal, yet the hooks are still there. It is not necessarily as fast, but the feel reminds me of that album. The choruses are super catchy, top notch, and never let up. Another killer record from Calabrese. Pick it up right away, it will rip the flesh from your bones.

Here's the first track.


Get Off the Road

The theme song from Herschell Gordon Lewis' movie "She Devils on Wheels". An incredible, fun, violent, and dirty flick. The best female biker movie ever made...and also one of the best movie theme songs! Herschell wrote the song himself! Here's "Get Off the Road". Enjoy.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Baroness: Blue Record


Ok. I know I'm a bit late here on this. This album came out last year, but I just recently picked it up, and this disc has been glued to my ears ever since. I wasn't very impressed with their previous release "The Red Album", but Baroness' latest "The Blue Record" has blown me away.

Where do I even start here? First of all, Baroness has morphed into a perfect blend of Fugazi, King Crimson, Mastodon, and The Sword. Smart, disturbing prog metal morphs with hardcore melodies and ages old heavy as hell metal riffery. What you have is an extremely addictive mix. The vocals are tough yet melodic. The musicianship is excellent. Everything is melodic yet heavy. You will find that every track on this album will be rattling around in your head for eternity, driving you insane in a good way for more Baroness.

Even the instrumental tracks have a power on this disc. "Blue Record" is designed to be listened to from start to finish. No interruptions. There are many recurring themes. The instrumentals serve as the proverbial glue that holds this album together. In a way, this disc reminds of the albums of Captain Beyond and early Black Sabbath, where every note counts, no matter how quiet or incidental. Every sound is integral to the album as a whole.

"The Blue Record" is incredible. Doom, apocalypse, and beauty await your ears. Pick it up now if you haven't already.




Descendents: Coolidge

"I looked up one day and saw that it was up to me. You can only be a victim if you admit defeat." What a motivating song COOLIDGE is. If you've got angst, this is the cure. Very crucial song in my late teen/very early 20's years. You can never go wrong with The Descendents.

Orange Goblin: Jesus Beater

Orange Goblin with John Garcia on guest vocals. Cool! Incredible song. From COUP DE GRACE.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Charles Mingus: Oh Lord Don't Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb On Me


A killer Charles Mingus track, from OH YEAH. One of Charles Mingus' best albums....many great and powerful songs are on this disc. Very high energy here...demon possessed jazz and devil blues. Mingus in top form. Give it a listen. .


Graveyard: Lost in Confusion

Excellent. The Doors meet Witchcraft meet The Cult meet Danzig. Leave it to the Swedish...love this band. Here's LOST IN CONFUSION by GRAVEYARD. From their one and only selt-titleed debut album...hope they have many more.

Monster Magnet: I Control, I Fly

Face-melting space rock. Countdown to blast-off...

Fu Manchu: Hogwash

Crank it.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Chrome: Abstract Nympho

Mind-bending, psychedelic space punk. Enjoy.

Wino: Secret Realm Devotion

A little Wino for your Friday evening. From his solo album PUNCTUATED EQUILIBRIUM. One of the best songs from there...SECRET REALM DEVOTION.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Female Trouble Theme Song

Just because...

The Cure: Boys Don't Cry

Some old school Cure...one of their best.

The Cramps: Strangeness in Me

Beautiful, melancholy song by The Cramps. One of their best. From LOOK MOM NO HEAD, here's THE STRANGENESS IN ME. Dig.

Mastodon: Aqua Demetia

Excellent early Mastodon, from the LEVIATHAN album. It reminds of the best moments of early Voivod and Coroner. Mindbending, heavy as hell prog metal. Here's AQUA DEMENTIA. Enjoy.

Swans: Where Does a Body End?

A brilliantly bleak yet strangely beautiful and uplifting song from The Swans' THE GREAT ANNIHILATOR. Here's WHERE DOES A BODY END? Enjoy.

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Germs: Caught In My Eye

Gotta love The Germs. Very deep, original, and unsettling while still maintaining that loud, obnoxious punk vibe. Here's CAUGHT IN MY EYE, one of their best songs.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Monster Magnet: Brainstorm

Some most excellent space rock. Monster Magnet's smoking, face-melting cover of Hawkwind's BRAINSTORM. Enjoy.

Cathedral: Hopkins (The Witchfinder General)

In a devil music kind of way today.

Cathedral: Vampire Sun

One of my personal favorite Cathedral songs. Good wholesome, head-banging, devil-worshipping, drugged out fun.

Monster Magnet: King of Mars

Faith No More: Underwater Love

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Godflesh: Almost Heaven

Perfect apocalypse music.

Monster Magnet: There's No Way Out of Here

Godflesh: Wake

Smashing Pumpkins: Cherub Rock


Excellent song from the Smashing Pumpkins, from SIAMESE DREAM. This album is so good, can't describe it with words. I always find myself coming back to it again and again. Easily The Smashing Pumpkins' best of their career.

Hawkwind: Brain Box Pollution

Some excellent vintage space rock for your enjoyment. From Doremi Fasol Latido.

Mr. Bungle: Squeeze Me Macaroni


Just because no beautiful Saturday afternoon can go without a psychotic funk song about food porn...gotta love Mr. Bungle.

T-Rex: Rabbit Fighter

Syd Barrett: Gigolo Aunt

Witchcraft: Hey Doctor


Most excellent Swedish retro doom rock. HEY DOCTOR from THE ALCHEMIST. Love it. Does anybody out there know if Witchcraft is still together? I hear alot about new solo efforts and side projects from members of the band but nothing about them collaborating on a new album. It would be a shame if the band split at this stage...

Captain Beyond: I Can't Feel Nothin'

Untouchable.

The Obsessed: Back To Zero

An excellent Obsessed song from LUNAR WOMB. Long live Wino.

Orange Goblin: Lunarville 7, Airlock 3

Some incredible early Orange Goblin from TIME TRAVELLING BLUES. Dig.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Electric Wizard: Torquemada 71

A great road song.

45 Grave: Black Cross

In a heavy goth/punk/hardcore sort of way.

Christian Death: Cavity-First Communion

The first track from Christian Death's first album ONLY THEATRE OF PAIN. Insane, poetic, drug induced gothic punk/doom.

Monster Magnet: Dead Christmas

Sex Pistols: Bodies

Slayer: Mandatory Suicide

PIXIES: THE HAPPENING

Fu Manchu: Ojo Rojo

Just some killer early Fu Manchu, from NO ONE RIDES FOR FREE. A classic.

Chrome: Off the Line


Atmospheric and creepy as hell lost in the depths of space horror from the final Chrome album with Helios Creed, THIRD FROM THE SUN. Here's OFF THE LINE. Check it out. This song always gives me the chills.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Hasil Adkins: No More Hot Dogs

One of Hasil Adkins' best songs. Unbridled hillbilly horror...leave it to the One Man Band. Listen to the lyrics if you can understand them. Always thought this would be right up The Misfits' alley. Possible inspiration for SKULLS, you think? You be the judge.

Beck: Cyanide Breath Mint

A brilliant, deceptively mellow song. So true and dark...punk in a folksy kind of way. Listen to the lyrics. Very early Beck, from ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE. Here's CYANIDE BREATH MINT. Enjoy.

A Helios Creed Double Take

ALIEN LADY and I'M YOUR SPACEMAN.



Helios Creed: Hyperventilation


Here's some classic Helios Creed...from BOXING THE CLOWN. Warp speed ahead, and watch out for space junk.

Nashville Pussy: Struttin' Cock


Nashville Pussy. Imagine if AC/DC, Motorhead, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the Sex Pistols got together and they were all really loaded on some really powerful drugs and decided to jam. Wait a minute, worse than the usual drugs. No that won't work either. What if Satan himself gave them drugs? The most potent shit ever. That's what Nashville Pussy sounds like. Check out this song...STRUTTIN' COCK from their album HIGH AS HELL. You will see what I mean.

Helios Creed: Sex Voodoo Venus


The closest I have ever come to hearing a heavy psych/space rock party song. Here's some Helios Creed...the song is SEX VOODOO VENUS, from his first album outside of Chrome, X-RATED FAIRY TALES.

I AM THE WALRUS

My favorite Beatles song of all time.

Coroner: Pale Sister

Some healthy, gloomy, prog metal for your Friday. PALE SISTER from Coroner's THE MENTAL VORTEX. Enjoy.

My Tiki Ashtray Has a White 'Fro

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Orange Goblin: Made of Rats

Here's a little Orange Goblin with former Kyuss fromtman John Garcia on guest vocals. Can't go wrong with this track.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Diamond Head: Dead Reckoning

I must get some Diamond Head. I really don't know where to start. From what I've heard, their stuff can be very uneven. Any suggestions on 1 or 2 of their best albums anyone?

Diamond Head: Am I Evil

Just because.

Fu Manchu: Pigeon Toe

Insane, fuzzed out desert rock at it's finest and loudest.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Orange Goblin: Vagrant Stomp

Pure acid burned hippie biker doom. From Orange Goblin's most recent album HEALING THROUGH FIRE. Can't wait for another album from these guys. They are due...been almost two years. Here's VAGRANT STOMP.

Electric Wizard

Here's some very early Electric Wizard. Primitive, more laid back, early Sabbath doom. I love it. Not quite as heavy handed as their later stuff. The song is ELECTRIC WIZARD from the album of the same name. Enjoy.

Kyuss: Writhe


Killer desert/stoner/metal from BLUES FROM THE RED SUN.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Mastodon: Blood and Thunder

Mind-bendingly heavy prog-metal courtesy of Mastodon. Here's BLOOD AND THUNDER from their LEVIATHAN album.

Witchcraft: Attention!


In the mood for some retro doom rock from Sweden? Well I am too, so I have no choice but to play a little Witchcraft. Here's ATTENTION!, very smoke-filled, off-kilter, and trippy. It's from their second album FIREWOOD.


Howlin' Wolf: I'm the Wolf

Twisted and brilliant.

Bessie Smith: I Aint Goin' to Play No Second Fiddle

Some low down, dirty, painful blues. You can't go wrong with Bessie Smith.

Saint Vitus: The End of the End

Christian Death: Skeleton Kiss

Some excellent goth/punk/doom from Christian Death's THE IRON MASK. Here's SKELETON KISS...absolutely untouchable. Akin to goth/punk meets Saint Vitus, THE IRON MASK is an album any self respecting doom fan should have in their collection.

Charels Mingus: Better Git It in Your Soul

I never can get enough of Charles Mingus' music. Here's BETTER GIT IT IN YOUR SOUL from his 1959 MINGUS AH-UM album. This track is on fire. Dig.

The Kinks: Til the End of the Day

I have a weakness for early Kinks. Don't know why, I just do. Here's TIL THE END OF THE DAY. Enjoy.

Friday, January 29, 2010

The Misfits: TV Casualty

A Couple of Cool Finds...



Here's a few cinematic horrors I managed to pick up for 5 bucks each the other day. BLACULA paired with SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM on one DVD. On the next one, BLACKENSTEIN!!
Can't wait to watch these. I'm going to be in Bad Cinema Heaven...me thinks proper reviews will be in order here. More soon.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

More Fu Manchu

More Fu Manchu from King of the Road. Here's Hell on Wheels and Over the Edge. Dig.

The Cramps: I Wanna Get in Your Pants

Perversely brilliant. From LOOK MOM NO HEAD.

Fu Manchu: Hotdoggin'


Superbly heavy desert stoner rock from California. I love Fu Manchu, but it took a while for their 2000 "King of the Road" album to grow on me, but grow on me it did. Too much. Hell, give me a Boogie Van so I can drive like Hell on Wheels. I'm King of the Road you know, Over the Edge and I've got a Weird Beard...gotta get to California. And don't tell me No Dice....I'll get Blue Tile Fever and have to break out the Grasschopper on ya...


Captain Beyond: Frozen Over


An excellent example of unpretentious, heavy psych prog rock. Captain Beyond's energy and creativity was out of control. Just give their 1971 self-titled debut album a listen. If you are into Monster Magnet, take note. Besides the obvious Black Sabbath and Hawkwind influences, Captain Beyond is part of the backbone of Monster Magnet's sound. Here's "Frozen Over" for your aural pleasure.

Chrome: Magnetic Dwarf Reptile


Brilliant cut-up/garage/pysch/sci-fi punk from the late 1970's. Some very early Chrome, from the album "Alien Soundtracks". Here's "Magnetic Dwarf Reptile". Warped indeed.

Pentagram: Frustration

Here's some super heavy 1980's psych-doom..."Frustration" by Pentagram. From their album "Be Forewarned".

Slayer: Spill the Blood

A metal classic. Enough said.

Chrome: Artificial Human


Here's a track from 1997....when Helios Creed briefly reformed Chrome after Damon Edge's (the long defunct band's co-founder) death. The album is "Retro Transmission", a brilliant work, one of Chrome's and Helios Creed's best. The song..."Artificial Human". As cold as the depths of space....untouchable.

The Stooges: Dirt


Here's a track from The Stooges 1970 album "Funhouse". An incredible album...slightly understated. Not quite as in your face as their 1969 debut or their 1973 follow-up "Raw Power". Impressive, nonetheless. You have to let "Funhouse" grow on you a bit. Here's "Dirt" for your enjoyment. Everyone should have a copy of this album in their collection.

Danzig: Dying Seraph


From "The Lost Tracks of Danzig". "Dying Seraph". Excellent.