Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Final MP3 Randomization of the Year


The Fantomas-Melvins Big Band "Terpulative Guns & Drugs"
TV on the Radio "Wear You Out"
The Fantomas-Melvins Big Band "The Bit"
Guns N Roses "Paradise City"
Melvins "The Stupid Creep"
Ozzy "Crazy Train" (live Randy Rhoads Tribute version)


I couldn't blog this as I was affected by Z2K!!! My 30g Zune froze!!!


Luckily my Zune 80G is working fine, but I didn't get around to this until January 5th...

Thin Lizzy "Emerald"
Thin Lizzy "The Holy War"
Spirit Caravan "Courage"
Aretha Franklin "That's All I Want From You"
The Kinks "Holiday In Waikiki"
Y&T "Rescue Me"

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Hook of the Day: Lemmy + Billy Gibbons + Dave Grohl "Run Rudolph Run"

by Wayne

I hope everyone enjoys the special day.....not Christmas, dummy, I mean Lemmy's Birthday, which is today, December 24th.

Here's Our Lord and Savior himself, along with ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and my man Dave Grohl on drums.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Judas Priest

Okay, folks, I just finally sat through the double album Nostradamus. Here follows my review...


Good try though.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

MP3 Randomization: 12-17-2008


Candlemass "Bewitched"
TV on the Radio "Ambulance"
Big Business "Shields"
Pink Floyd "Seamus"
Hermano "Murder One"
Clutch "Small Upsetters"


King Diamond "Piece Of Mind"
Merle Haggard "Workin' Man Blues"
Allman Brothers Band "It Ain't Over Yet"
Judas Priest "New Beginnings"
Mastodon "Where Strides The Behemoth"
Queensryche "Blinded"

James Ingram "Just Once"
Pelican "Spaceship broken- parts needed"
The Lemonheads "Bit Part"
Judas Priest "Breaking the Law"
Juliana Hatfield "Bad Day"
Imagika "In your Shadow"

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

MP3 Randomization: 12-10-08


Symphony X "On The Breath Of Poseidon"
Exodus "Culling The Herd"
Blue Oyster Cult "Sinful Love"
AC/DC "Love Hungry Man"
The Band "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"
Merle Haggard "Better Off When I Was Hungry"


In Flames "Graveland"
Guns N' Roses "Sweet Child O Mine" (Live 1988 version)
U.S. Christmas "Silent Tongue"
Deathspell Omega "Obombration"
Whitesnake "Love Ain't No Stranger"
Mastodon "Colony of Birchmen"

Eminem "The Way I am"
Iced Earth "Winter Nights"
Skid Row "Rattlesnake Shake"
Swervedriver "Son of Mustang Ford"
3 Inches of Blood "Trial of Champions"
Sonic Youth "I Love You Golden Blue"

Monday, December 08, 2008

Hook of the Day - Metallica "All Nightmare Long"

by Wayne

This is flat-out the best Metallica song in years. End of discussion.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Hook of the Day - St. Vitus "St. Vitus"

by Wayne

Here's approved doom metal titans St. Vitus performing "St. Vitus"* at the Palm Springs Community Center on May 16th, 1986. (Do you know where YOU were when Vitus played at the PSCC?)

Some trivia:
1) This is Wino's very first gig with the band.
2) According to a commenter on YouTube, the gentleman sitting in the background next to the amps is bass God Scott Reeder, who would later join Vitus, Kyuss and tons of other bands, including yours.
3) The cameraman needs to cool out with the zoom ins-and-outs. Seriously. Thanks, but stop.
4) There's Cokes being sold over here.

* Mental note: We need to do a list of song titles which were also the name of the band. First two: Iron Maiden, St. Vitus

List For Us To All Get Our Panties in a Wad About of the Day -'s Top 10 Doom Metal Bands

by Wayne

Hooray for lists!

These are salad days for doom metal, so why not make a list of the best doom metal bands of all time. Here's the 10 according to

St. Vitus
Witchfinder General
Type O Negative
Paradise Lost
My Dying Bride

All things considered, not a bad list. If I were to get picky, I'd say that Earth is more of a drone metal group, and then there's the notable omission of Electric Wizard, but whatever, dude.....

What say you all?

Friday, December 05, 2008

Hook of the Day - Testament "More Than Meets the Eye"

by Wayne

This year was an embarrasment of riches for fans of thrash. The best of the bunch came from our old pals Testament, with the outstanding Formation of Damnation record. Here's the first video for that release, "More Than Meets the Eye."


Thursday, December 04, 2008

A Musical Ranking Of The United States

by Myche

I've thrown this question out to a few people, and it's time to get everyone on the record. Please list your Top 6 (in order) United States by their respective musical output.

In my analysis, some states shine based on sheer volume of output, others jump to the top due to being the home of some big names. Sometimes it's hard to determine where a band is from, generally assign them in your mind to the state they were formed in. For solo artists, I would use a similar rule. For instance, while Elvis was born in Mississippi, it's hard not to assign him to Tennessee.

You can use as a source if you don't know where bands are from.

Five states quickly came to mind for me, and I'm still wrestling with their ranking. The sixth spot is proving to be a little less obvious. I'll post mine as a comment a little later.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Hook of the Day (and pretty much the whole damn year) - Torche "Healer"

by Wayne

Just in case we don't end up posting our Year End Favorites for some reason, I'll just say here that Torche's Meanderthal is the finest album I heard in 2008. Part of what made it great was guitarist Juan Montoya, who has apparently left the band for one reason or the next. I hate to see members leave bands that I deeply love, but it happens, life goes on, and so forth. So, Juan, if this rumour is true, hopefully you'll land somewhere nice and we can rave about any future records you're on. The other 3/4 of Torche....keep at it. You guys are fucking amazing.

So, Hook of the Day, and my personal choice for Hook of the Year..."Healer"

Monday, December 01, 2008

MP3 Randomization: 12-1-2008


Jesu "Wolves"
Bruce Springsteen "Lost in the Flood"
Kyuss "Fatso Forgotso Phase II (flip the phase)"
Gojira "A Sight to Behold"
Lair of the Minotaur "War Metal Battle Master"
Year of No Light "Librium"


Greg Brown "Pound It On Down"
Exodus "The Garden Of Bleeding"
Waylon Jennings "Jack-A-Diamonds"
Whitesnake "Is This Love"
Melvins "Skweetis"
Stephen Stills "Jet Set (Sigh)"


Prince "Good Man"
Prince "Chelsea Rodgers"
Bette Midler "Fever"
Baroness "O'Appalachia"
Funkadelic "Can you get to that"
Devin Townsend "Morwar"