In the 1970’s Satanism and Witchcraft had found its way into contemporary culture and branches of witchcraft have found their way into fashion, music, books and magazines, as well as mainstream television and cinema with movies such as The Wicker Man and Blood on Satan’s Claw…
9/10 … By 1976, Herbie Hancock was a true rock star. He had established himself as a huge talent during his Blue Note career in the 1960s before joined the legendary second Miles Davis Quintet with Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams. That in turn led to Filles de Kilimanjaro, In a Silent Way, and Bitches Brew, and the rock and jazz worlds melded into a delicious fusion cocktail…
For three decades, the film canisters sat undisturbed in a cellar beneath the Swedish National Broadcasting Company. Inside was roll after roll of startlingly fresh and candid 16mm footage shot in the 1960s and 1970s in the United States, all of it focused on the anti-war and Black Power movements. When filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson […]
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.
During the 1970’s, several Japanese soldier that had continued to struggle for years after the end of world war II where discovered on various islands. Sergeant Shoichi Yokoi had continued to hide in the thicket on the island of Guam until 1972. In December 1974, Private Teruo Nakamura was found on the Indonesian island of […]
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.
7/10 … This is beautiful early sleaze during the Golden age of Porn with 0% good actors (apart from Marilyn, but she doesn’t say a word through the entire movie). It all feels extremely cheap at first, with worthless actors and the first scenes before we get to the club. But then we enter the stage part and here we get the erotica. The scene scene with the black guy is pretty erotic, with more or less no close up on the genitels but more focusing on their faces and their panthing. Really hot. The third stage scene is some kind of group sex that’s pretty ok, with some interesting “artistic” finish shoots. The last sex scene is really, really nice with focus on Marilyn and again not that many “close up” shots but more a focus on body expressions and their pleasure. Really sexy!
5/10 … I love me a good Giallo, but I have to be honest, I usually lose interest half way through, and unfortunatly this is the case here as well. It’s beautifully shot during autumn in Venezia, Italy in those lovely 1970’s dark colours. It has those Argento-esque child choirs, some nudity, but more or less blood free.
Unfortunately it has one of my pet peeves in older horror movies, when a killer attack someone, the victim does nothing to fight back. Just presses themselves against the wall, screaming. I mean, a retarded penguin have more survival skills than these people. It’s also filled with nonsense, like strangling someone in a movie theater without anyone noticing. No kicking and screaming, just lets herself get strangled.
8/10 … I just love this, the fantastic 1970’s scenary in Italy. Small cars and scooters in high speed chases, old school bankrobbery, a rogue cop who bitch-slaps every single person he meets, machine guns that never run out of bullets, a hunchback that has the worst aim when shooting etc. etc. Maurizio Meril is awesome as the police with no rules.
9/10 … I listened to the audiobook version of his biography, and I loved to hear about all the craziness when they where on tour. How Ozzy set of fireworks in a hotel, how Iommi set fire on Bill Ward, the killing of Richard Branson’s prize carp fish with pyrotechnics, that Spinal Tap-inspiring Stonehenge stage set, Ghost encounters, Knife fights and auditioning Michael Bolton as Black Sabbath singer (!?!?).
Check out the updated 1970/80’s Heavy Metal Playlist with 350+ tracks on Spotify right here! It’s recommended that you listen to it with “shuffle” if you don’t want to listen to the same artist several tracks after each other. Some tracks are newer than the 80’s if they where made by a famous 1980’s band […]
This book came out in 2010, and are now long out-of-print. You will have to sell your sibling to get the money for it second hand … or at least pony-up about $100 for it. Okey, your sibling might have a higher (or lower) value than that, but you get the point. Further down on […]
9/10 … I just love this album, both for nostalgic reasons and that it has simple, yet amazing rock and roll tracks with just that touch of dirty rawness I love. ”Hard Luck Woman” I could do without, it feels like a poor attempt to make something for the radio and top charts and a hope to repeat the success with previous albums ”Beth”. But the other nine tracks are all classics.