Sunday, 15 September 2019

Brainticket - Black Sand


Sunday, time for a classic.

BRAINTICKET is an experimental European krautrock band most active in the early 1970s, and known for its use of exotic instruments and jazz-inspired compositions. The only constant member has been Belgian musician Joel Vandroogenbroeck. The band continues to perform concerts and release albums in the 2000s.

BRAINTICKET was founded by Joel Vandroogenbroeck (born Brussels, 25 August 1938), a Belgian who grew up studying classical piano before switching to jazz. He received the Art Tatum prize as “youngest jazz pianist” at the age of fifteen and toured around Europe and Africa including performances with the Quincy Jones Orchestra at the World Exhibition in Brussels and the RAI symphony of Rome. By the late 1960s, Vandroogenbroeck was still playing jazz but he found new inspiration in German krautrock artists AMON DÜÜL II, CAN and TANGERINE DREAM. Under the influence of these groups, Joel and guitarist Ron Bryer recruited drummer Wolfgang Paap and formed the trio that would become BRAINTICKET.

Today's tune is taken from the group’s 1971 debut album "Cottonwoodhill" featured British vocalist Dawn Muir. "Cottonwoodhill" immediately ran into controversy for its association with psychedelic drugs. Much to Vandroogenbroeck's disgust, the album came with a warning label that insisted you should "After Listening to this Record, your friends may not know you anymore" and "Only listen to this once a day. Your brain might be destroyed!" which led to the album being banned in several countries including the USA.



Today's tune "Black Sand" taken from the debut album "Cottonwoodhill" (1971), the clip is live from the "Space Rock Invasion Tour", enjoy!



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Saturday, 14 September 2019

Ghost - Kiss The Go-Goat


To celebrate its 50th anniversary, GHOST's "Seven Inches Of Satanic Panic": "Kiss The Go-Goat" and "Mary on A Cross" will be re-released by Loma Vista on September 27 and can be preordered via GHOST's web site and from all digital platforms. Check out GHOST's webisode "Chapter 8: Kiss the Go-Goat" for the whole story.

A press release offered the following back story for GHOST's new single:

"Back during the summer of 1969, an up-and-coming band called GHOST, fronted by Papa Nihil, played its first date at the Whisky A Go Go on Hollywood's Sunset Strip. The show was to celebrate GHOST's first release on Galaxy Recordings, 'Seven Inches of Satanic Panic', the double-A-side seven-inch single featuring 'Kiss The Go-Goat' and 'Mary On A Cross'. This original GHOST lineup eventually disbanded and the single, its original tapes, and the band's only promo and live performance of 'Kiss The Go-Goat' ever filmed, were lost...that is until recently when the songs and the Super 8 footage were discovered and resurrected by Papa Nihil..



The limited-edition "reissue" of Ghost's "Seven Inches of Satanic Panic: 'Kiss the Go-Goat' and 'Mary on a Cross'" will be available on September 27th. Look for that and more, including the collector's dream "Prequelle Exalted" vinyl-and-book box set, on the band' webstore.


GHOST is known for special, limited-edition items that have been tied to its various album releases — an eight-track edition of "Ceremony & Devotion", and for "Prequelle", a seven-inch die-cut-as-rats vinyl disc of the album's first single "Rats", offering the album on a variety of different colored cassette tapes, and the lenticular cover for "Prequelle"'s special vinyl edition as well as five alternate covers for the retail edition. On September 27, GHOST will release a plethora of limited, exclusive items tied to the "Prequelle" album and world tour: the deluxe collector's edition, "Prequelle Exalted", with only 5000 sets produced. Log on to ghost-official.com for all purchasing information.


Included in the "Prequelle Exalted" deluxe collector's limited edition will be:
* "Prequelle" limited edition transparent orange with black smoke colored vinyl
* 60-page arena tour photo book, hardbound and wrapped in black gator skin
* Exclusive die-cut "Prequelle" artwork with a 12-page booklet featuring brand-new, mind-blowing illustrations.
* Four 12" X 12" live photo prints
* Bonus 7" with two GHOST rarities
* GHOST 7" vinyl adapter

For the arena tour hardbound photo book and the exquisite, suitable-for-framing 12" X 12" prints, Ryan Chang photographed GHOST on tour over the course of a year, documenting the band's live performances throughout Europe, Canada and the United States, including the special guest spots on METALLICA European "WorldWired" stadium tour this summer. The 12-page booklet of new prints was created by GHOST's longtime visual collaborator Zbigniew M. Bielak, offering 10 stunning illustrations, each one a visual representation of the 10 songs on "Prequelle".

"Prequelle" was produced by Tom Dalgety and originally released in on June 1, 2018. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award as "Best Rock Album", and for Sweden's Grammis award as "Best Rock/Metal Record Of The Year", and Dalgety received a Grammy nomination as "Producer Of The Year." Both Revolver and Kerrang! magazines named "Prequelle" the best album of 2018, and the album produced three Top 10 singles — "Rats", "Dance Macabre" (both of which went to No. 1 at Rock Radio) and "Faith". To date, "Prequelle" has accumulated some 250 million streams globally.

GHOST will kick off its fall/winter North American and European "Ultimate Tour Named Death" headline arena trek on September 13, see all the dates below.

Today's tune "Kiss The Go-Goat" is the brand new single, the tune will be included on a new limited-edition seven-inch single which will be released on September 27. "Kiss The Go-Goat" will be backed by another new song, "Mary On A Cross", enjoy!




GHOST — 2019 Tour Dates

SEPTEMBER
13 Rabobank Theatre, Bakersfield, CA
14 Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
16 Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center, Portland, OR
17 Toyota Center, Kennewick, WA
19 WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
20 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC
21 So. Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC
23 Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB
24 The Corral, Calgary, AB
26 Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA
27 Taco Bell Arena, Boise, ID
28 Maverik Center, West Valley City, UT*
30 Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch, Loveland, CO

OCTOBER
1 Broadmoor World Arena, Colorado Springs, CO
3 Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, SD
4 Scheels Arena, Fargo, ND
5 The Armory, Minneapolis, MN
7 Resch Center, Green Bay, WI
8 TaxSlayer Centre, Moline, IL
10 Covelli Centre, Youngstown, OH
11 Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington, WVa
12 Exit 111 Festival, Manchester, Tennessee
14 DeltaPlex Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
15 Huntington Center, Toledo, OH
17 FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton, ON
18 Richcraft Tire Center, Ottawa, ON
19 Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, ME
21 DCU Center, Worcester, MA
22 The Oncenter, Syracuse, NY
24 GIANT Center, Hershey, PA
25 Cure Insurance Arena, Trenton, NJ
26 Cool Insuring Arena, Glens Falls, NY


NOVEMBER
16 Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, UK
17 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Cardiff, UK
18 The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland
20 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland
22 The SSE Arena Wembley, London, UK
23 First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
26 Forum Black Box, Copenhagen, Denmark
28 Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland
30 Spodek, Katowice, Poland

DECEMBER
1 Universum, Prague, Czech Republic
3 Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest, Hungary
5 PalaBam, Mantova, Italy
6 Halle 622, Zurich, Switzerland
8 Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
10 Sala Tejo at Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal
11 Wizink Center, Madrid, Spain
13 Zenith de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
17 Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
18 Zenith Nantes Metropole, Nantes, France
19 Zenith Toulouse Metropole, Toulouse, France

* – w/ TWIN TEMPLE

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Friday, 13 September 2019

The Great Old Ones - Nyarlathotep


Channelling the spirit and literary heritage of author H.P. Lovecraft, French Atmospheric black metallers THE GREAT OLD ONES return with their most impressive work to date. "Cosmicism" lures the listener deeper into darkness with lyrics inspired by Lovecraft layered over haunting and intricate, beautiful and twisted melodies, ultimately encompassing them with madness.

Dark and extreme music, ambient and atmospheric sounds.
« That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die »
H.P. LOVECRAFT


THE GREAT OLD ONES are:

Guitar / Lead vocals : Benjamin Guerry
Guitar / Backings vocals : Alexandre Rouleau
Guitar / Backing vocals: Aurélien Edouard
Bass : Benoit Claus
Drums : Léo Isnard

Today's tune "Nyarlathotep" is taken from the forthcoming album "Cosmicism". Release Date: October 25, 2019.



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Thursday, 12 September 2019

Taiga Woods - Garbageman


TAIGA WOODS is a Norweigan foursome rock band that plays deliciously polished 70’s style of the eclectic brand of heavy. Incorporating stoner rock, prog, psych and a whiff of doom. On top, you’ve got those catchy vocal harmonies.

Hell yeah, all the ingredients to create something interesting for me to pick up in the flow of bands that passes my stream of music every single day. TAIGA WOODS self-titled hits the ground and captured our hearts with its addictive blend of DOZER-style rhythms, the happy marriage of stoner rock with doom metal sensibilities, and those oh-so-catchy choruses and maintains a surprisingly driven and unrelenting pace throughout this wonderfully crafted debut.



References to some more known act can be made, then I would say the energy from TRUCKFIGHTERS, the hard parts and the vocals from BOMBUS, and the harmonies from CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL, kinda good mix indeed.


TAIGA WOODS are:

Erik Skundberg - Vocals & Guitar
Jøran Normann - Guitar
Ole Ulvik Rokseth - Bass
Jonatan Eikum - Drums

Today's tune "Garbageman" taken from the self-titled debut, enjoy the trippy visualization of the song by Erik Alm of Trøbbel Design. The album was released September 15, 2017



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Wednesday, 11 September 2019

The Haunted North - Monster


THE HAUNTED NORTH is a groove metal band out of Seattle, Washington, driving music, powerful vocals of merge in the band’s debut release, "Monster". Randy V (DAMIEN) and Canadian guitarist Sean Francis, along with ‘JD’ DeServio and Jeff Fabb (both from BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), create crushing groove rock as fresh as it is familiar.


Singer Randy V was cutting his vocals at Bass-Mint Studios in New Jersey when THN co-producer and bassist John 'JD' DeServio told him the lyrics were out-of-place within the context of the whole album. The entire band (including Randy) agreed. The following morning Randy wrote the title track "Monster", which he describes as a life-long battle with codependency, born out of growing up in an appalling alcoholic environment. Justin Shturz (SHINEDOWN & SLIPKNOT) put the final mastering.

Regarding the lyrics, Randy states, "Sometimes the issue is not the addiction you were subjected to, but rather the unconscious need to be validated through hedonism and debauchery. It's a losing battle trying to fill an endless void right through the center of your being. That's what the monster is, blind, never-ending hunger, either trying to feel alive and known, or completely annihilated. There is no in between. The battle is fought with vigilance, everyday. It creeps up on you when you're not watching and destroys the people who actually love you. It's a beast to be reckoned with."

Today's tune "Monster" is the title tune taken from the bands debut album, enjoy!



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Tuesday, 10 September 2019

King Of None - Yellow Snake King


KING OF NONE is a heavy rock band with psychedelic and progressive touch that was formed in the arctic wastelands of Finland in 2013 by vocalist Miiro Kärki, guitarist Aleksi Kärkkäinen, drummer Patrick Enckell, bassist Juho Aarnio and guitarist Juha Pääkkö, on the ruins of another band. Since its formation, the band has been combining heavy stoner rock riffs with psychedelic jams and progressive elements, culminating in energetic and dynamic live performances. Influences include KYUSS, SLEEP, ORANGE GOBLIN, MASTODON, TRUCKFIGHTERS among others.


The band has released three EPs and played shows along the coast of southern Finland. Notably, they’ve been featured on Spotify’s editorial playlist "Metallia Suomesta" (Metal from Finland) with their song “Yellow Snake King” and several music podcasts, see it below. Currently, KING OF NONE are playing live shows to promote their third EP “Weightless Waters” released in May 2019.

"Weightless Waters" is thier third EP. Recordings started in the summer of 2017 and production finally culminated with a release in May 2019. It was a long trip marked by a determination of doing everything better than previous times. Six songs with a broader variety of style than before, but still including all of the usual tricks we hide in our sleeves plus some new ones! Enjoy some stoneriffic tunes written and performed for the love of playing heavy music together and creating something new for all to listen.

Today's tune "Yellow Snake King" is taken from the latest EP "Weightless Waters", enjoy!



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Monday, 9 September 2019

Hippie Death Cult – 111


Monday, new week, time to introduce "Record Of The Week".

"111" is the debut album by the four-piece Portland, Oregon’s HIPPIE DEATH CULT.

HIPPIE DEATH CULT is infectious 70’s hard rock blues, a doom-infused stoner rock band that turns our heads so severely it nearly causes cervical fracture and hemophilia so you need some blood thinners to keep up with the tunes. References of this mind-blowing musical creations could be daring a mix between SOUNDGARDEN and BLACK SABBATH.


Featuring guitar player, Eddie Brnabic, Laura Phillips on bass, Ryan Moore on drums, and Ben Jackson on vocals and keys.

"Sanctimonious" starts off "111" with a crunching heaviness, trippy guitar loop, hazy drumming, and distorted bass along with a soulful vocals in a 70’s hard rock style that sounds just love fully in my ears. This follows up with some attidude in "Breeder’s Curse", a straight up rocker with load riffs and anger. "Unborn" is a Blusey Doom piece, heavy riffage, melancholic lyrics with heartbreaking vocals makes this one a top tune on the album. The beautiful instrumental tune "Mrtyu" takes the middle place on the album, makes a nice pause in the heavyness and allows the listner to change the position in your favorit chair before we step into face two with the tune "Pigs" where the surroundings fluttering to the heavy tones of the SABBATH-like riffs echoing in the room. "Treehugger" is another high level on the album where you will get heavy half paced riffage with a classic southern touch until it shows it's days and speeds up to a real rocker with both screams and a neety guitar solo. The album closes with the longest tune "Black Snake", a melodic rocker of psychedelic Doom/Stoner, passionate guitar orgies that ending on an exciting finish, so really, take a second and give it the due attention.

"111" was released to buy on Digital from July 26th 2019 and on Vinyl from August 23rd via Cursed Tongue Records.


Sum: "111" is an excelent debut from front to back.

Today's tune "Black Snake" is taken from the debut album "111", enjoy!



– HIPPIE DEATH CULT Live Dates –

Sep. 09: Santa Cruz, CA – The Blue Lagoon
Sep. 11: Los Angeles, CA – The Viper Room
Sep. 12: Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d
Sep. 13: Orange County, CA – TBD
Sep. 14: San Marcos, CA – Biggs Harley Davidson (Noon)
Sep. 14: San Diego, CA – Til Two Club
Sep. 17: San Jose, CA – Caravan Lounge
Sep. 18: Pacifica, CA – Winters Tavern
Sep. 19: Reno, NV – Shea’s Tavern
Oct. 05: Portland, OR – Paris Theatre


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Sunday, 8 September 2019

Jane's Addiction - Mountain Song


Sunday, time for a classic.

"Mountain Song" is a song by JANEs ADDICTION and the second single from their 1988 album "Nothing's Shocking". "Mountain Song" was the first song written by the band in 1985, before a band name had even been decided upon. The song was initially recorded in 1986 and featured on the soundtrack to the film "Dudes", starring Jon Cryer. This version can also be found as a track on the 1997 alternate & live cut compilation album "Kettle Whistle". "Mountain Song" was re-recorded in 1988 for "Nothing's Shocking".

"Nothing's Shocking" is the first major-label studio album by the American rock band JANEs ADDICTION, released on August 23, 1988 through Warner Bros. Records.

"Mountain Song", as a single, first released in December 1988, features only the "Nothing's Shocking" version and not the 1986 original. The b-side "Standing In The Shower... Thinking" is also taken from "Nothing's Shocking". The single was re-released on April 18, 2009, to help promote the JANEs ADDICTION box set "A Cabinet of Curiosities", released the same month. The packaging was generally the same but contained several inserts promoting the box set and the band's albums.



There are two different music videos for this song. The second video, directed by Perry Farrell with live footage directed by Modi Frank, exists in three different versions: the original, the original censored for MTV, and Modi Frank's director's cut. Footage for this video was shot at the Scream in Hollywood on August 19, 1988. Banned from MTV because of nudity, a censored version which puts black bars and shapes over Perry Farrell and Casey Niccoli's private parts was created and MTV agreed to air it on Headbangers Ball and 120 Minutes. As a means to make the official, unedited version available to fans, JANEs ADDICTION released the "videomentary" "Soul Kiss" on Valentine's Day 1989. In addition to the "Mountain Song" video, the VHS also features footage of the band performing comedic sketches and footage of the band performing a song called "City" which wouldn't appear on an album until the "Kettle Whistle" compilation in 1997. Angelo Moore of the band FISHBONE can be briefly seen in the video.


The first video for the song was created without the band's knowledge, involvement or input by Andrew Doucette in September 1988 from existing performance footage provided to him by Warner Bros. Records. As the band disliked it, it was shelved and the second video was made. The first video also features some of the footage shot at the Scream. It is this video that was primarily shown in Europe and Australia. Excerpts of the video were included in an episode of Beavis and Butt-Head.

Enjoy today's tune "Mountain Song" shot live at The Scream in 1988.



Here is the 2nd version of the Video.



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Saturday, 7 September 2019

Pretty Maids - Serpentine


"Undress Your Madness" is PRETTY MAIDS’ highly anticipated follow up to 2016's critically and commercially successful release "Kingmaker", a record that continued the "revitalized" path that the band set out upon with the now stone cold classic albums "Pandemonium" and "Motherland". It's always difficult to follow a successful and inspired record, but with the new single "Serpentine" shows PRETTY MAIDS are still in the freshest and most vital phase of their career since the early 90’s, see it below.

"I think the new album is a kind of continuation of what we’ve done the past ten years,” says singer Ronnie Atkins. "I’m really happy about the way it turned out 'cause there’s a lot of good songs on it in my humble opinion and it’s probably even more melodic than our previous efforts."

The production, as always, is absolutely stellar thanks to Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, AMARANTHE, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS), who has given the band a sound that not only reinvigorates them, but also incorporates the beloved soundscapes of the past. Modern and classic at the same time, if you will. "It’s just a match made in heaven I think. There’s a great chemistry between us, we share the same humor and thoughts about what a good song is, so there’s a lot in common,” continues Ronnie. "Quite simply the most gentle and easy going guy I've ever worked with."

That Ronnie Atkins' voice just gets better and better as the years go by does really mean that PRETTY MAIDS will continue to keep them high ranked as one of the best melodic rock bands in Europe.

“The album was written in a very short period of time,” tells Ronnie Atkins. “Basically it was written in January, just prior to recording it in February this year. So everything was very fresh when we entered the studio, in fact, so fresh that some of the songs were hardly finished when we started, but it all fell into place as we preceded with the recordings."


PRETTY MAIDS are:

Ronnie Atkins - Voice
Ken Hammer - Guitars
Rene Shades - Bass
Chris Laney - Keyboards
Allan Sørensen - Drums

Today's tune "Serpentine", is the first single taken from the upcoming album "Undress Your Madness", the tune is an storming opener, enjoy!

 

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Friday, 6 September 2019

Veuve - Death Of The Cosmonaut


VEUVE is a heavy psych stoner rock tro based in Pordenone, Italy. Seventies fashioned fuzzy riffs, krauty desert drifts and liquid delay trails could sum up the bands music. They formed 2014 and since then 3 records have been released, the self-produced EP (February 2015), a full-lenght album "Yard" (via The Smoking Goat Records & Acid Cosmonaut Records, February 2016) and the latest album "Fathom" (May 31, 2019) via Argonauta Records.



VEUVE are:

Riccardo Quattrin - bass & vocals
Stefano Crovato - guitar
Andrea Carlin - drums

Today's tune "Death Of The Cosmonaut" taken from the album "Fathom", release on May 31st, 2019



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Thursday, 5 September 2019

Breath After Coma - Make Amends


The Greek Alternative rockers BREATH AFTER COMA released their latest effort "Woke Up In Babel" on April 5th 2019 via Ikaros Records.

BREATH AFTER COMAs words about them self:

We live, we jam, we speak the truth. We rock, we walk, we seek the roots. We wish to know you all from wherever you are in this world and share words and melodies and finally be real again.

BREATH AFTER COMA got together in the summer of 2013 and started developing their jamming sessions into a rather conceptual work. Their music is organic. No more edits and fake sounds.


This is BREATH AFTER COMA.

Orestis Tentzeris: Vocals/Guitars
Theo Matthaios: Guitars
Kostas Karapanagiotis: Bass
Vagelis Karapanagiotis: Drums


Today's tune "Make Amends" is the first single taken from the latest album "Woke Up In Babel", enjoy!



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Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Kadavar - Children Of The Night


Berlin, Germany-based rock overlords KADAVAR have released the official music video for the brand new single, "Children Of The Night". The song comes off the band’s highly anticipated new album, "For The Dead Travel Fast". The album is set to be unleashed on September 20th.

KADAVAR will hit the road along with the new album release, in the beginning of November with a pretty substantial European tour. That’s how it goes. Put out a record and tour. KADAVAR, certainly, have done it before, see all the dates below.



The new tune sounds a bit slicker than before, but the vintage heavy riffs is still around, sounds great so far, really looking forward to the new one.

Today's tune "Children Of The Night" is the second single taken from the upcoming fifth album, the video production was handled by Victor Puigcerver, while graphics and animation were done by Christopher Burrows, enjoy!





KADAVAR – FOR THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST EUROPEAN TOUR 2019
Special Guests: HÄLLAS, MARS RED SKY & PABST

06.11. SE Copenhagen Pumpehuset
07.11. NO Oslo Bla
08.11. SE Göteborg Brewhouse
09.11. SE Stockholm Debaser 10.11. DE Hannover Capitol
12.11. FR Lyon Le CCO
13.11. FR Nantes Le Stéréolux
14.11. FR Paris L’Alhambra
15.11. FR Bordeaux BT 59
16.11. ES Madrid Mon
17.11. ES Barcelona Razzmatazz 2
19.11. FR Strasbourg La Laiterie
20.11. DE Wiesbaden Schlachthof
21.11. DE Nu?rnberg Hirsch
22.11. DE Mu?nchen Backstage Werk
23.11. AT Wien Arena
24.11. DE Dresden Beatpol
25.11. BE Brussels Orangiere at Botanique
27.11. DE Stuttgart LKA Longhorn
28.11. DE Köln Essigfabrik
29.11. DE Hamburg Große Freiheit
30.11. DE Berlin Columbiahalle

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Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Led Zeppelin - How Many More Times


Time to present the last album out of ten of the assignments we got. "Choosing 10 vinyl albums that greatly influenced my taste". One album per day, 10 consecutive days. No explanations, no reviews, just covers. Every day I ask someone else to do the same." Throwing the ball at some nice figure at the social media Facebook.

Then it was time for my true house gods, LED ZEPPELIN, as Elvis was the first and LED ZEPPELIN the last closes the circle of influences that created my wide musical taste, would actually need ten more albums to cover it all, as I don't have any world music, jazz, reggae, African, singer-songwriters or pop here... well you get the drift.

Bought several LED ZEPPELIN albums under a short time period when I first discovered them, I think I was around 14 or 15 years old, a time when music was at it's prime, so much music to get, I did work hard to finance my new addiction of buying records.



Today's tune "How Many More Times" is the ninth and final track on English rock band LED ZEPPELINs 1969 debut album "Led Zeppelin". In an interview he gave to Guitar World magazine in 1993, Page stated that the song "was made up of little pieces I developed when I was with the Yardbirds, as were other numbers such as "Dazed And Confused". It was played live in the studio with cues and nods."



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Monday, 2 September 2019

Black Sabbath - Fairies Wear Boots


Time to present album number nine out of ten of the assignments we got. "Choosing 10 vinyl albums that greatly influenced my taste". One album per day, 10 consecutive days. No explanations, no reviews, just covers. Every day I ask someone else to do the same." Throwing the ball at some nice figure at the social media Facebook.

That BLACK SABBATH is a huge influence for me is pretty clear if you read this blog. The band has been around for ages. I believe the first record I got with SABBATH was the second studio album "Paranoid".



Today's tune "Fairies Wear Boots" is a song by the English heavy metal band BLACK SABBATH, from their 1970 album "Paranoid". It was released in 1971 as the B-side to "After Forever". The album was released 18 September 1970. The band's bassist Geezer Butler states the music was inspired by the band's encounter with skinheads, who are the "fairies" in the song. Tony Iommi states the title was inspired from an incident when Butler and singer Ozzy Osbourne were smoking cannabis and saw fairies in boots running around a park, and not from an encounter with skinheads. In Ozzy Osbourne's autobiography I Am Ozzy he stated he does not know what the song is about, but everybody told him he wrote the lyrics. 😂😂😂



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Sunday, 1 September 2019

Axe - I Think You'll Remember Tonight


Time to present album number eight out of ten of the assignments we got. "Choosing 10 vinyl albums that greatly influenced my taste". One album per day, 10 consecutive days. No explanations, no reviews, just covers. Every day I ask someone else to do the same." Throwing the ball at some nice figure at the social media Facebook.

There was a time when AOR, Soft Rock, Westcoast, and Melodic Hard Rock took some space in life. During this time I bought many records that suited that folder. I remember a time when I spent a lot of time with two friends in a Ford Sierra from the early '80s, cruising around the city with some catchy hard rock on the stereo. Music like ASIA, AXE, GREAT WHITE, BALANCE, STAN BUSH, TOTO, FAR CORPORATION, SAGA among many others was played and during this time I got in contact with many new bands and also got a chance to share the once I discovered. The Gainesville, Florida hard rock band AXE was one of the bands that I got recommended, not 100% sure who of them it was, but I guess it was the one who I throw that ball on :) we spend a lot of time with each other and discovered lots of great music over the years. The record that got the most playtime was the band's fourth album "Nemesis". Following the arrival of and touring with MÖTLEY CRUE in 1984, AXE suffered a setback when guitarist Michael Osborne was killed in an auto crash in which a badly injured Bobby Barth was lucky enough to escape with his life. The band dissolved following the tragedy.



Today's tune "I Think You'll Remember Tonight" taken from the 1983 album "Nemesis", enjoy!



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Saturday, 31 August 2019

Motörhead – No Class


Time to present album number seven out of ten of the assignments we got. "Choosing 10 vinyl albums that greatly influenced my taste". One album per day, 10 consecutive days. No explanations, no reviews, just covers. Every day I ask someone else to do the same." Throwing the ball at some nice figure at the social media Facebook.

MOTÖRHEAD is one of those bands that was played load in a house in Hertsön, Luleå where one of my best friends lived until he grew up and moved to my hometown. Heavy Metal, especially the NWOBTHM was played, thinking of bands like SAXON, IRON MAIDEN and the germans in ACCEPT and SCORPIONS.

That this dude and his older brother gave me more taste of these bands is not something I stick under the chair, even today they are kept high in course, especially MOTÖRHEAD and SAXON. Flashbacks in this time come virtually in my head every time a classic with these plays, a great time indeed.

Today's tune "No Class" is a song by the British heavy metal band MOTÖRHEAD. It was released in 1979 in 7" vinyl pressings. The song first appeared on the 1979 album "Overkill", and became one of the "cornerstones" of the classic 1981 live album "No Sleep 'til Hammersmith". It is one of the band's "anthems".



The single was available in three different covers, with either a picture of Lemmy, "Fast" Eddie Clarke or Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor. The single also contains the B-side "Like a Nightmare", which can be found on the reissued versions of "Overkill". The song was already a live track before it was recorded for "Overkill".

Stylistically, the song is described as "get-down rock boogie". Critics have noted the similarities at the time between Motörhead's music and ZZ TOP's, and the guitar riff in "No Class" is said to be "stolen" from ZZ TOP's "Tush."

On MOTÖRHEADs 1999 live album "Everything Louder Than Everyone Else", before playing "No Class" Lemmy dedicated the song to long-time friend Wendy O. Williams, who had committed suicide the previous month.



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Friday, 30 August 2019

Def Leppard - Rock Rock Till You Drop


Time to present album number six out of ten of the assignments we got. "Choosing 10 vinyl albums that greatly influenced my taste". One album per day, 10 consecutive days. No explanations, no reviews, just covers. Every day I ask someone else to do the same." Throwing the ball on some nice figure at the social media Facebook.

"Pyromania" is the third studio album by English rock band DEF LEPPARD, released on 20 January 1983 through Vertigo Records in UK and Europe and through Mercury Records in the US. The first album to feature guitarist Phil Collen who replaced founding member Pete Willis, "Pyromania" was produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange. The album was a shift away from the band's traditional heavy metal roots toward more radio-friendly glam metal and hard rock, finding massive mainstream success.

I believe that I bought "Pyromania" during summer 1983, could have been 1984 as well, not 100% sure, it's such a long time ago. This is an album that I got recommended from one of my best friends during a summer visit at Santasaari when my friend's older cousin was over and he played this and I thought that they rocked well, nice riffs and cool tunes. Besides the marvelous appetizer "Gravad Sik", which you can read about here! Was eaten "Pyromania" got played. The album is pretty worn out, at least the copy from back then, got a few others during the years.



Today's tune "Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)" is taken from their 1983 album, "Pyromania". An edited version was released as a single in Mexico that same year. The song was originally titled "Medicine Man" and contained different lyrics.



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