January 27, 2013

MIXTAPE: Bitchin’ Mixtape Vol.13

Truly eclectic electric guitar twanger music. Enjoy.

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Liner Notes:

  • AC good shit. More here…
  • Beautiful Onesmelodic
  • Bk Sabeveryone rips on this album, the last one with Oz, but I really like this album. They were clearly trying to NOT be evil and satanic and all that bullshit, and this is just a great rock record.
  • Buck 666the country album Al J. was trying to get to for years. This is the best song on the album, which features Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen and newly deceased guitarist Mike Scaccia
  • ††† (Crosses)the even softer side of Deftones’ singer Chino. Velvety lusciousness.
  • Downset remember these guys? No??? Check it out.
  • Earth Cr blistering. From their first go-round prime.
  • Every Timenew. Newly awesomer.
  • Fig4 meathead rock that will move the pit quite a little bit
  • Guana British rockabilly from the early days. The bass player was playing with Nick 13’s solo country band when I saw his tour in 2011.
  • Lifelessprepare to get your face ripped off
  • M Cruemy favorite song by one of my early idols.
  • ND they close every live show with this song. So butch up son.
  • Obituary simple goodness – like beer.
  • Prim new. Infectious grooves
  • RayM smooooooooooooooooooooth.
  • Scase they just played in Buffalo in January. Did you miss it?

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January 13, 2013

MIXTAPE: Prong songs

Prong is one of those bands that of all my metal friends, I was the only one really into them. I got into them right around 1990 after their first big major label album came out – Beg To Differ. If you watched MTV Headbanger’s Ball back in the early to mid 90s – Prong’s 1990 album Beg To Differ was the music they used in all the show intro and outro bumps.

The classic original lineup was Tommy Victor (who has always been the founder, singer, guitarist and main force throughout), bassist Mike Kirkland and drummer Ted Parsons. Their next album – Prove You Wrong (1991) – now had Troy Gregory on bass. Troy was in Flotsam & Jetsam prior. I really liked Prove You Wrong. On this one album, the bass is equally weighted to Tommy’s guitar, which usually dominates Prong releases. A lot of Prong fans might not like Prove You Wrong, but it’s number two for me – behind Beg To Differ, and in front of Rude Awakening (1996).

Alright – now go listen. Cheers.

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January 5, 2013

MIXTAPE: King me

Not going to sell you much on this one. Mostly off the beaten path of the ones everybody knows – but all my top, top favorites by this legend. Not bloated, end of the line, this is the young, dashing and vibrate version. His best – in my opinion – are these 4 in order:

  1. One Night
  2. Latest Flame
  3. Love Me
  4. Girl Next Door

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