Discussion in 'Music Forums' started by daza152, Jan 30, 2010.
Right! The 3D glasses!
Going for another of my favorite New Wave Of British Heavy Metal bands. When I bought this it was a shock. First time I ever saw clear vinyl. Until then I thought clear vinyl was something "make believe" for the Pink Floyd "Wish You Were Here" album cover graphics.
Witchfinder General - Death Penalty
1982 Heavy Metal Records HMR LP 8
These guys were disciples of very early Black Sabbath. It came to be called doom metal eventually. I don't see it as doom. It makes me happy, but I'm kind of dark.
One of the great covers of all time! Frank, Your taste in music leaves me speechless, And that ain't easy! Sure the music rocks.
Listening to one of my cobbled together R2R tapes. Sound is GREAT. Elton John/Nikita right now. I forget what else is on this tape so it will likely yield a few surprises.
Enya - Orinoco Flow
Mike Oldfield - Étude...
If you want to give your woofers a workout, Throw this sucker on. Lars is in attack mode throughout.
Well I thank you Speedy. I consider myself a novice amongst the folks collected here.
That album cover...I kind of made it blurry intentionally. It's very graphic! You can find pages devoted to it on the internet. The girl as I recall was a British Sun Page 3 model named Joanne, Drop dead gorgeous girl in every way.
This is the inner sleeve
The band chose their name from a 1968 Vincent Price horror movie, "The Conqueror Worm". Vincent Price is a self proclaimed "Witchfinder General", assigning himself to ridding 17th Centaury England of it's witch population, for a fee of course. I've seen that movie many times, it'll leave your jaw on the floor.
Wondered whether there might be a tie-up with that movie. A classic.
Have seen that flick, Price was the man for the horror stuff. Page 3 model? None finer. Love British babes. Dated one for awhile. That accent was something else. That Diana Rigg vibe. Will check this out. Thanks
A classic indeed Kevin. They completely took their theme and basis from the movie. And then they drew their sound from Black Sabbath's debut album, but with a little punk and prog influence on the side, because thats what the NWOBHM was all about.
Full debut album video for the curious.
Speedy, you really dated a Page 3 model...you dawg!
Definitely hear the Sabbath connection, However, That frontman ain't OZZY. Only played first track. Getting into the rest. I'd give them a spin!
Agreed, Zeebe Parkes was clearly no rival to Ozzy. But let your mind adjust to his vocals and you'll probably find that you like what he's doing. They only released two albums in short succession, so that tells you something about their overall appeal. Their legacy has been long lived though.
Warner Bros/Produced/Ted Templeman
My favorite song by him was Vincent (Starry, Starry Night). I'm probably interpreting the song incorrectly, but I always felt that McClean was not a fan of the British Invasion, and that Holly's death allowed the invasion to happen. His dislike for Mick Jagger and also The Beatles, were, imo, quite evident in the song. But there are many ways to interpret American Pie.
Sparklehorse - Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot
Haven't spun this for awhile, Makes me think back to a dude in the same barracks as me, He would hear my stereo, And shove this LP at me. We decided this is when Ed decided he had to also play rhythm guitar. Boy, Does he ever! Even toned down the solo's. No way he could duplicate the first album.
Eagles/Hell Freezes Over (cassette)
Good evening fellow cave dwellers.
Been listening to full albums on youtube this evening. Seeing what new music I might discover and hoping to find some albums that are worthy of being added to my collection. Some of it is stuff I learned about in this thread; some of it is stuff I've been curious about for a while.
Right now I'm listening to The Stranglers, "No More Heroes". I'm about 6 songs in and I'm not sure what to think. I can't tell if this is going to grow on me or not. I'm having a hard time with this particular brand of anger and hostility. I love a good angry/hostile punk band that makes me feel like joining in with the rioting and looting. But this band just feels like they're getting up in my face and trying to start a fist fight with me. Perhaps I'll give it a few more songs and maybe come back to it another day when I'm in a different mood.
Earlier this evening I checked out the undertones S/T record. It was at least the 3rd or 4th time I've given that one a shot, and I'm still on the fence. 5 or 6 songs in, I'm really stoked and feel like I've found a great new surrogate for the Buzzcocks. But after about 12 or 15 two-minute songs that all sound pretty much the same, and realizing that we're still nowhere near the end of the album, my interest starts to wane. Maybe I'll just have to track down a 7" of Teenage Kicks and call it good. Still torn.
Up next I'll be checking out the Flamin Groovies late-70s/early-80s stuff to see if there's something good there that I've been missing out on. I've never given much consideration to their later stuff.
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