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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently listening to?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:14 pm 


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BIL wrote:
I had this fucked up tic as a kid where I'd deliberately get the black sheep of the iconic bands' catalogues, sometimes at the expense of their best stuff.

Same here, although less born from a desire of swimming against the (main) stream, but from a firm conviction that my favourite bands cruelly hid some of their best work on subpar albums, presumably to make these hidden gems shine a little more.

Case in point, March Ör Die certainly qualifies as one of Motörhead’s weakest releases, but the wonderfully energetic opener Stand and the grim and monotonous title track never cease to amaze me.

Same goes for Maiden’s Fear Of The Dark that bizarrely buries the sublime trio of Be Quick…, Afraid… and the title track in a sea of painful dross.

Two records I really learned to appreciate the CD format over vinyl for.


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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently listening to?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:50 pm 


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Strangers, what an atmospheric gem. Was my metal gateway drug, specifically those lyrical guitar bridges and soaring dual leads. I know "soaring dual lead" is standard-issue for Maiden/Priest et al, but I was totally new and it absolutely stunned me - I can distinctly recall where I was, listening to a friend's battered cassette copy of Fear on the bus home. Hearing such fiery and catchy hooks during peak Hootie was revelatory.

On par with Fight Fire With Fire's opening riff blowing my head off, long since inured but at the time it was like a baby biting a lemon.
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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently listening to?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:18 am 


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMz2EyNvdfg

This song fucking RULES. Must listen.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:28 pm 


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_NYNuAdIv0

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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently listening to?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:23 am 


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Seasonal listening Image :cool:
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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently listening to?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:32 pm 


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BIL wrote:

A really great evil, dissonant, crass record by our good buddy Glen Danzig! Love that one

Some of his better stuff for sure. After recently digging deeper into solo Danzig stuff(knew S/T from way back but none of the other stuff except music vids. some gems in there too), that's the conclusion I'm reaching. This one (November Coming Fire) I heard when I was a teen and I always loved it. my goth-punk cousin Sonia, who loves Misfits/Samhain/Danzig, really sang the praise of NCF back then and wanted all of us into our group of friends to hear it. I'm glad she got me hip to that one!


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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently listening to?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:21 am 


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Great record indeed - possibly the best-balanced display of Danzig's diverse talents for bloody-nosed punk, pop hooks and vintage crooning. :cool: Of his self-titled stuff, although the subsequent trio have lots of scattered highlights, the debut is the one I always come back to. I find "Soul On Fire" a bit radio and will sometimes chop it, but there's no denying the guy can write catchy stuff, and the pitch-black, bone-dry, balls-hard remainder is pretty damn hooky too.

AM I DEMON is one of those utter ripoffs that transcends its criminal genesis. :mrgreen: The S/T's later half is my favourite, relentlessly evil/bleak/horny with a pair of total head-stompers in Albert King's The Hunter ("YEAHHH!") and EVIL_THING.

III/How The Gods Kill is my favourite of the followup trio, catchier but still firmly in the "doomy blues" mode. I chop "Dirty Black Summer," but just like the S/T the rest make up a thousandfold. "Do You Wear The Mark?" is model work, got a riff like an angle grinder. Image I'm just wondering if he ripped it off from somewhere, the evocation of S/T Sabbath is a little too perfect but I don't care either way. :lol:

II/Lucifuge is a bit overly arena-rock, though it's very good at what it does and paradoxically has one of his best doomers in PAIN IN THE WORLD, and while 4p has some incredible heights (like that total buzzsaw of an opener BRAND NEW GOD and its segue into easy groove/exploder Little Whip) it can also be generic in a way unheard on the prior three LPs (Son of the Morning Star and Stalker Song blur together for me, I just chop 'em).

It's a shame the Danzig/Eerie/Christ/BISCUITS lineup just vanished like it did, but they had a helluva run.
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