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Good morning folks… it’s approximately 6 am and I’m awake and feel pretty dang good since yesterdays doctors appointment. Let’s pray for the best I suppose.
Here’s a short little blurp this morning, to get your day rolling and off on the right crazy foot! UNlike most of what I wroiteabout, lets go forward in time, but backwards all in the same trip…a year that I was totally around alive for and remember. I might not have been drinking beers, smoking pot or thrashing around at crazy woods parties hanging with ALL the wrong people… YET… but I certainly remember clearly what music (of all genres) was doing for the soul!
Kinda of a “social rock” band for me, now-a-days, but definitely much heavier and weirder, a different kind of talent I suppose. Straight from Cali, I lend you a personal favorite, one that never gets old.
For me Claw Hammer has a totally catchy dirty sound of Chris Bagarozzi guitar… but FOR ME… Jon Wahl’s voice is so completely demented that he leaves you TOTALLY ready to hear some more!!
Here it is folks… their 5th vinyl release..Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Not Devo!” out in good ol’ 1991 on Sympathy for the Record Industry records:
It’s been a bunch of days, too many to shamefully render myself now colorless I’m sure.
Right now, it’s later in the evening of the 10th, went to the neurologist today to figure out what was going on with my brain..to find out it’s really my neck. I have damage nerve endings from all the years of full contact fighting and cracking my neck. I also found out I have “vascular headaches” also know as “cluster headaches” which is a result of poor blood flow to brain, which anyone who knows me…ALREADY KNOWS… poor blood flow to MY brain in QUIT apparent!!…hehehehe..mmmm. SO I have to take Fiorcet, Medrol and have to get a Cortisone shot on Monday that is suppose to help reduce the disc compression to help heal my nerve endings and this picture below is a description of EXACTLY how my headaches feel.
So since it’s been a while I bounced around ideas today… from one to the other. I was going to do a post on “sam the Sham” and then decided that I wanted to post a section on Catfish Hodge… but then changed my mind AGAIN because of my recent repetitive listening.
Tonight I am going to give you a fantastic selection that is a jazzy/ pysch/rock mastpiece. It’s really been helping me get through my days at work. An interesting foundation of music, intelligence and ferocity all bound together to produce this crazy, winding and insane sound of pure talent, founded by record producer Robert Fripp (lead guitar) . His recruiters consisted of a very dear friend of his, Michael Giles, who was the soul ground leveling master mind of the jazzy drum sets, which inevitably drove to the band to exactly just THAT. The rest of the intellect includes that of psychedelic jazz artist Ian McDonald (pipes, reeds, keys and vocs), Greg Lake (bass and also lead vocs) and Pete Sinfield (words and illuminations). A totally colorful collaboration of sound and monotony, released in 1969 on Alantic records, I share with you…”In the Court of the Crimson King”.
Welcome back to school for all you kids and teachers!!
I hate to have to do this to everyone, but today there will be no music post, I think I may have a virus in my computer… not so sure that is because WordPress.com is an unsecure sight or not, but either way I am going to have to dig deep into my hard drive to pull it out…
so give me a day or two to square this out… ENJOY!
Taking the day off… see you tomorrow!
Saint Vitus totally rips! So here is my short little stent for the week. Off their 5th LP, fittingly name “V” on Hellhound records released in 1989. This is actually only Wino’s (of the Obsessed) third album with guys after replacing Scott Reagers (recorded their S/T LP,Hallow’s Victim LP and finally The Walking Dead EP) on vocs in 1986.
We all know how much I am completely IN LOVE with Ronnie James Dio. His vocal capabilites are completely effortless and charming. So… in homage… here’s to my little friend!
Black Sabbath is one of those bands, that will “Never Say Die” and never “Die Young”. Super timeless and relevant for ages.
Sabbath can most definitely be grandfathered in as the corner stone to heavy metal, doom metal. Dawning since the extinction of dinosaurs, Black Sabbath has been ruling every ones life since 1970. Originally piloted by singer Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward and of course the 25 (but really 7 1/2 fingers) finger wonder… Tony Iommi RULING lead strings!! Now before I give you my pick of the litter for this day, let me just brief you on Sabbath before Ronnie James Dio took Ozzy’s mic!
When Sabbath first originated, they brought this doomy sound to the studio and stage that had been lingering on the way side for years, just weening to be set free and set this forever irreplaceable sound to heavy metal as we know it. Releasing eight full length LP before the year 1980 (Black Sabbath-1970, Paranoid late 1970, Master of Reality-1971, Black Sabbath Volume 4-1972, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath-1973, Sabotage-1975, Technical Ecstasy-1976 and Never Say Die-1978). As we all can see from his behavior now, Ozzy Osbourne had always had a struggle with his battle for substance abuse, which would forever haunt his career in Sabbath, his solo career and even his family life. Sadly most of his songs if you tune in closely are truly about his own personal struggles and vendetta’s in his downward spiraling lifestyle.
Mid 1979, after countless times of bad, toxic, maligant blood being spilt upon the round table of these heavy metal Lords, Ozzy’s addictions and lack of desire to come up with new ideas had become the entire bands issue and was pushing everyone apart. Ozzy was then asked to leave so that he could seek the help that he needed and Sabbath could try and rebuild this already shaky foundation.
Unfortunately, most people think I have this vendetta against Ozzy. I DON’T, I truly believe he was ahead of his time vocally, I just think his flamed fizzled down merely because of his own issues and now-a-days… He is really nothing more then a hack trying to make up for last time.
In any case, later 1979 the guys were introduced to Rainbow singer Ronnie James Dio to replace Ozzy position as front man. A familiar man to them, it was an honor to say the least for these handsome heavy metal heroes. Recording their first LP with Dio and releasing it in 1980 (on WB records), “Heaven and Hell“(Black Sabbath’s 9th release) would reface and reinstate the face of Black Sabbath, creating something that Ozzy just couldn’t bring back. Dio went on to record three more records(Mob Rules in 1981, Live Evil in 1982 and finally inbetween his solo career he came back again to release Dehumanizer in 1992) with Sabbath before he finally left to pursue his solo career full time.
Dio has now found his way back to Sabbath, touring in 2007 and in 2008 (both were super fantastic shows) and still sounds just as powerful as ever. Under the circumstances that Sharon Osbourne owns the rights to Black Sabbath… they now tour as (fitting) “Heaven and Hell“, but they are still the same old heavy metal gods, same old great heavy sound.