La Historia De La Musica Rock:

Aug 10

Oh, alright.

Oh, alright.

1972

"Kossoff’s haunting tremelo," as I once read in a Guitar World story.

Also, the cover of the title track by Goatsnake

1972

"Kossoff’s haunting tremelo," as I once read in a Guitar World story.

Also, the cover of the title track by Goatsnake

Feb 09

Dec 14

Have no idea how many people have already posted this picture or one similar, and haven’t even heard the song, but it doesn’t matter:  I’m still trying to wrap my brain around Macca’s coolness here.

Yes, I know, Grohl is like 40 if not older himself, but this took balls on Paul’s part, one to do it at all, and two, to resist playing a Nirvana cover.  And if the song is as good as I hear … .

Paully Mac might end up being Old Fart of the Year, this in an annum where it looked like Neil Young had the award all sewed up.

Have no idea how many people have already posted this picture or one similar, and haven’t even heard the song, but it doesn’t matter: I’m still trying to wrap my brain around Macca’s coolness here.

Yes, I know, Grohl is like 40 if not older himself, but this took balls on Paul’s part, one to do it at all, and two, to resist playing a Nirvana cover. And if the song is as good as I hear … .

Paully Mac might end up being Old Fart of the Year, this in an annum where it looked like Neil Young had the award all sewed up.

Dec 08

Received this yesterday, and excellent it is.  “Mladic” is probably the heaviest piece they”ve ever done.  Good parts of it, however, do recall that unreleased “Albanian” thing most GYBE fans know about, so it’s not exactly all new to me.  I guess it’s hard to fault a band for copying a track that’s never even been officially released, but I suppose that’s what I’m doing, if only a little bit.

Received this yesterday, and excellent it is. “Mladic” is probably the heaviest piece they”ve ever done. Good parts of it, however, do recall that unreleased “Albanian” thing most GYBE fans know about, so it’s not exactly all new to me. I guess it’s hard to fault a band for copying a track that’s never even been officially released, but I suppose that’s what I’m doing, if only a little bit.

Oct 19

James Osterberg, out of his mind Saturday night and all that

James Osterberg, out of his mind Saturday night and all that

Oct 18

Rod Stewart in 1974, an image taken from his new book and published in Rolling Stone this week

Rod Stewart in 1974, an image taken from his new book and published in Rolling Stone this week

Oct 15

Santa Cruz, CA tech death amalgam Brain Drill. Just discovered their 2010 record, Quantum Catastrophe, very heavy, very brutal, and the title track is the longest tech death piece I’ve ever heard at over 16 minutes.  Recommended.

Santa Cruz, CA tech death amalgam Brain Drill. Just discovered their 2010 record, Quantum Catastrophe, very heavy, very brutal, and the title track is the longest tech death piece I’ve ever heard at over 16 minutes. Recommended.

Oct 14

Mikael Kerfeldt of Opeth

Mikael Kerfeldt of Opeth

Oct 12

Love and Rockets, does anyone still listen to them?  “Haunted When the Minutes Drag” sequenced through on Historia during lunch today, the long 8:04 album version, and maybe the shorter edited version that was used in that movie I can’t think of is better, because “Haunted” is not *quite* good enough to be an 8-minute song, but this was a good band, with a reasonably original sound, who were definitely better than you might have thought from just looking at them.  I saw them at the Cameo in ‘89 or ‘90 touring off Earth-Sun-Moon with its incredible “Mirror People” single, and though I remember very little of their show ‘coz opening act Janes Addiction blew me away so thoroughly, I still have no regrets about being enough of a fan to go, and still miss the sleeveless black T I picked up that night, darn it.

Love and Rockets, does anyone still listen to them? “Haunted When the Minutes Drag” sequenced through on Historia during lunch today, the long 8:04 album version, and maybe the shorter edited version that was used in that movie I can’t think of is better, because “Haunted” is not *quite* good enough to be an 8-minute song, but this was a good band, with a reasonably original sound, who were definitely better than you might have thought from just looking at them. I saw them at the Cameo in ‘89 or ‘90 touring off Earth-Sun-Moon with its incredible “Mirror People” single, and though I remember very little of their show ‘coz opening act Janes Addiction blew me away so thoroughly, I still have no regrets about being enough of a fan to go, and still miss the sleeveless black T I picked up that night, darn it.