7/10 … Other reviewers have complained about the lack of gossip about other bandmembers, personally I couldn’t care less since the artists private life more or less has never interest me but the music and recordings in itselfs. My complaint is all the pilot and fencing stories that I have 0% interest in, but I get why it’s in here since it’s a big part of his life.
BBC Radio 1 will not play the original version of Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl this Christmas, because its audience may be offended by some of the lyrics.
The station said young listeners were particularly sensitive to derogatory terms for gender and sexuality. It will instead play an edited version with different lyrics sung by MacColl. But the 1987 original will still be played on Radio 2, while 6 Music DJs can choose between the two versions.
So this is a classic Swedish Punk/Hardcore act, with Swedish lyrics. The bandname is Strebers, which translates to ”The Highfliers”. The title is ”Mitt Blod/Ditt Blod”, which then loosely translates to ”Your Blood is Worth as Much as Mine”. An outspoken anti-racist band with extremely good lyrics, and this is one of the best’. The title pretty much says it all, in short, it’s about a man growing up in a poor war infested country that escapes to build a better future in the west. Here he gets racist slurs yelled at him when walking down the streets, from the so-called civilized population of the earth…
8/10 … This is an amazing concert, although a year before my favourite period with the band, the tour following the album “Piece of Mind”. Energy fueled as always, the band looks and sound amazing and Bruce looks cool as f**k in his haircut, leather armband and jacket. It also hits me how underrated “Children of the Damned” is, a pure epic masterpiece. The only reason I don’t give this 9 or 10 out of 10 is because it’s not complete and all of sudden when you’re,deep into it, you get pulled back out because it’s a non video part. With that say, fantastic job from whoever did this.
Sorry to Say it … Cunt … but you’re Fired! This song has to be the best “Fuck off” song ever written to a politican. Although it’s funny as hell, it also have every single word hit him right in his carrot demon face. In 2 minutes and 17 seconds Van Buuren succedes with including a lot. not a single word is a filler….
The song is sung from the viewpoint of the Queen of Hearts in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The music video for “Heads Will Roll” was directed by Richard Ayoade. It features the band playing in a (presumably) underground venue when a dancing werewolf (whose dancing is reminiscent of Michael Jackson) appears on stage. A light flashes halfway through the music video and the werewolf transforms. He then proceeds to chase after the audience and kills most of them. The video then ends with the band having been murdered while Karen O continues singing, her head severed from her body……
7/10 … I loved the movie “The Invisible Man” (10/10) that you can read a full review of here, but I probably shouldn’t review soundtracks, since I listen to them in the same way I listen to Dark Ambient. I want to be able to just close my eyes and that the soundscape takes me on a journey of darkness and apocalypse. I don’t want to see the movie the soundtrack was made for in front of me, but my visions. With that said, this is hauntingly beautiful. I can’t say it gives me any “dark visions”, but simply beautiful. Track 1 & 2 have some distorted parts I could have done without. Track 7, “Attack”, is just that … a full on attack of distortion from the start and that works for me better than the previous early tracks.
9/10 … The American Chicago based band Macabre, famous for only making songs about true-life criminals/serial killers. They really have their own unique sound, mixing Thrash, Grind, Death and some ompha-bompa. They call it Murder Music.
”Dahmer” is a concept album about Jeffrey Dahmer, and only Jeffrey Dahmer. The songs comprise a biography of the life of Jeffrey Dahmer; therefore they are in chronological order ….
9/10 … The album goes straight to my heart after listening to it just once. After 3-4 times the songs grow even stronger Some stand out songs for me is Ghosts, If I was the priest such, Letter to you and the final I’ll see you in my dreams. But Ghosts has sailed up as my big favorite on the record. There is a lot of what core E Street Band is, the structure, strong melody, a chorus that sticks, hammond organ, acoustic piano and tha compact rock sound.
In the early hours of February 4, 1999, a 23-year-old Guinean immigrant named Amadou Diallo (born September 2, 1975) was fatally shot by four New York City Police Department plainclothes officers: Sean Carroll, Richard Murphy, Edward McMellon, and Kenneth Boss. Carroll would later claim to have mistaken him for a rape suspect from one year earlier, a claim never confirmed by objective evidence. The officers fired a total of 41 shots, 19 of which struck Diallo, outside his apartment at 1157 Wheeler Avenue in the Soundview section of the Bronx.
This is one of these event in history I could cut off my right hand arm to have been at. Ozzy and Judas Priest are 10/10, I liked Mötley Crue’s first two albums before they got to much ”hair metal”. Their set here is also good 8/10, although Vince Neils singing here doesn’t really sound perfect. Quiet Riot, Triumph and Van Halen are not really for me so I haven’t even watched these. Scorpions had very energetic live shows during the 80’s, but unfortunatly there doesn’t seem to have surfaced any source of their show from this day.
10/10 … Hooooooly f**k, I can’t believe it’s been 50 years since this masterpiece and milestone in Heavy Metal history was released. It’s ofcourse a 10/10 when it comes to the music, but also a 10/10 when it comes to this edition. THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT … a beautiful thick box with a poster, a fantastic hardbound book featuring interviews with all four band members, rare photos, and memorabilia. Also included is a replica of the tour book sold during the Paranoid tour late 1970. Simply amazing. At the end of this month Motörhead will release a Super Deluxe Version of “Ace of Spades”, so we will see if this stands as the crown-jewel of deluxe packaging of a Metal album, but it will definitely be hard to beat. I mean 5 LP’s, with apart from the actual album, 2 live concerts … nice!
8/10 … I love Black Sabbath and I love Ozzy’s early solo stuff up until the early 90’s somewhere. I haven’t even listened to the two latest solo albums since I get a feeling he wants to “be with the times” and have made some “big pant metal” for the only sake to get on the top charts. For fuck sake on the latest record he had guest artists such as Elton John, Post Malone and Travis Scott (?!?!?!?!).
I have a hard time imagine another artist besides Ozzy and Mötley Crue that have lived the same rock’n roll life to its fullest as they have. Maybe Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) and Motörheads Lemmy. Usually I’m not that interested in artists private life, but it’s funny as hell listening to his escapades.
9/10 … This could be called the bands real debut, since they where extremely disappointed with 1974’s “Rocka Rolla”, both the mixing, cover art and marketing of the album. They and most fans count this as the real debut album.
More or less all tracks are gold, with opening track “Victims of Change” as the crown jewel. “Dreamer Deciver” feels very different than later live versions, not in a bad way, just different. “Tyrant” is another of the top tracks, it gives me goosebumps everytime I listen to it. I think it’s only “Epitaph” I could do without. A milestone that is a must in every metalfans collection.
As some of you might now, I love diggin into bands earlier career and then especially live recordings and demo material. Judas Priest are no exceptions, and to what might surprise the casual fan they were not always drapped in leather from top to toe. They are now known as the metal gods drenched in […]