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15 Shocking Facts About Kurt Cobain

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Kurt Cobain was more than a musician. For many, he was a voice of a generation, in a time when hope was dwindling and music was too manufactured. Enter Cobain and his stripped down guitar, lyrics, and a message that was always high on revolution, challenging the status quo, and love, always full of love.

A lot was written during his ascent to stardom, during the ups and downs of his band Nirvana as well as after his death by suicide. Some is shocking, some strange, but regardless, it’s very interesting. Cobain was a unique individual that, despite being quiet, was always the center of attention once he entered a room or took the stage.

So what didn’t make the list? There was a rumor that Cobain auditioned for the Melvins prior to forming Nirvana. This is not true. Did you know what Cobain did the first time he saw his video “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on television? He called his mom. See, stars are just like us! Cobain also wrote about sexual assault, but it’s not the song “Rape Me” that many associate to this. That song is more about the media and their relationship with his band. The song “Polly” was based on a sexual assault story he heard about, written from the perspective of the woman who was assaulted.

Ready to learn more about the grunge god Kurt Cobain? We’ve got dedicated songs, some of Cobain’s favorite people and even a petting zoo? Say what? That’s right, it’s time to get started. Here are 15 shocking facts you didn’t know about Kurt Cobain.

Read the full list at TheRichest.com


Twas The Night Before…

Originally posted as part of the Rockstar Ramblings at MetalUnderground.com.

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The date: December 24, 1988
Location: Southern California

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the rock world
Not a guitar was sounding, not even a chord.
The bandanas were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that even more bandanas soon would be there.

The groupies were passed out, all snug in their beds,
With visions of DIO, dancing in their heads.
And Axl wearing his boxers, and Slash in his cap,
Had just settled their lawsuits, shot up, and decided to nap.

When out on the tour bus there arose such a clatter,
Bret Michaels sprang from his bed of whores to see what was the matter.
Away to the window he flew like a flash,
There he saw one of his whores, running away with his cash.

Ozzy was barking at the moon at the new-fallen snow
Nearby, Tommy Lee had just run out of blow.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
A presence of Santa, with drugs coming out his ears.

From the commotion it was clear that this Santa was not quick,
There was a moment it appeared he might get sick.
More rapid than eagles, his friends, they all came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

“Now Jack! Now Jim Beam! Now Jose where are thee I call!
On, Budweiser! On, Guinness! On PBR and oh, he almost fell!
Drinking on top of the porch! Spilling on top of the wall!
Now he drinks them down! Down all the way! Down with all!”

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The sound of a drunk Santa in a very soiled suit.
As I drew in my head, my face almost caved,
When down the chimney it wasn’t St Nick, but Diamond Dave.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with cigarette ash and soot.
A sack of presents and case of beer he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, when he pulled out the flask of Jack.

His eyes-how they were bloodshot! his beer breath how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his bleeding nose like a cherry!
One of my presents, Cocaine in a bowl.
Dave immediately tried some, leaving some on his nose.

The stump of a hash-pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad smile and ripped abs for a belly,
Strange I would put that, instead of a bowlful of jelly!

He spoke not a word, smiling a lot while at work,
And filled all the bandanas, and also some sleeveless shirts.
A pinch more coke, laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, a smile, and up the chimney he rose!

He finished the eight ball, then slipped and slid off the roof,
Looks like no 1989 tour, only a lawsuit.
But then I heard him laugh, as he rose up into sight,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”


15 Legendary Bands That Suck

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Popular opinion is that a lot of popular bands suck. Now obviously this is opinion, after all, these are popular bands so someone is listening, buying and enjoying this music. Still, let’s face it; there are a lot of very overrated bands out there.

For example, Boston is a band that a lot of people feel are overrated. To me Boston is the Taco Bell of classic rock and you know what, I like Taco Bell, so they didn’t make this list. Another potentially overrated artist is Britney Spears. Unfortunately there are too many of her songs that unwillingly get stuck in my head making her not entirely overrated in my book.

Other dishonorable mentions include Pearl Jam, Nirvana and just about any eighties metal band, but the way I see it they have their place, maybe not for everyone, but certain groups of music lovers so they don’t make this list.

You might be thinking “Jeez, did this guy include anyone I think is overrated?” Don’t worry; we have plenty of terribly overrated bands. Trust me, I take this very seriously. What are my criteria? Well, I look at popularity, but also longevity as well as whether it was the music or “other noise” that made a band famous. Who just missed the cut? The Grateful Dead for one; I just don’t get that phenomenon, but they didn’t make the top fifteen. Don’t stress, their weird cousins did (looking at you Phish!).

Come join me and take a look at bands that made terrible music, were all about their look or fizzled too quick to be considered classic. Here are the 15 most overrated bands of all time

Read the full post at TheRichest.com


Video Review: Two In The Pink and I Like Sluts

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VIDEO REVIEW:

Since 1998 these self-proclaimed “scumbags” known as Savage Henry and The Infamous One Pounders have shocked audiences with their in-your-face rock and roll. They have recently released a new album titled Get Off Easy that I reviewed at MancavePlaybabes.com (click to view) and checked out their videos for “Two In The Pink” and “I Like Sluts.”

“I Like Sluts” is easy on the eyes so you know, soft-core porn type video. Very low budget which I’m a huge fan of. You wonder about the guy under the mask, either he has money or is Ron Jeremyesque…or maybe just a rock star! “Two In The Pink” sticks to the low budget, but is more of a live show and what a fucking show it is! So many asses shaking and the crowd is insane – where is this happening, I really wish I was at this show.

Check out the video for I Like Sluts here and Two In The Pink here.

 

BAND:

SAVAGE HENRY AND THE INFAMOUS ONE POUNDERS

MEMBERS:

Savage Henry – Lead Vocals and Lead Guitar

El Macho – Guitar and Background Vocals

Trmirez Tremirez – Bass and Background Vocals

Mr. Pink – Drums and Background Vocals

ALBUM:

Get Off Easy (2016)

WEBSITES:

Band Website: http://savagehenryandtheinfamousonepounders1.bandcamp.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SavageHenryAndTheInfamousOnePounders/
Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-730258915/sets/savage-henry-and-the-infamous-one-pounders-get-off-easy
Twitter: https://twitter.com/savagehenrysask

 

 


Video Review: American Bride By TALIA

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TALIA is a lively trio from Paris that have released three albums: Cockroach Killer (2008), Permanent Midlife Crises (2013) and their most recent, Thugs They Look Like Angels (2016) which features a video for the song “American Bride.”

The video begins with a bride on the floor, down for the count. Oh wait, she’s getting up, oh I see, this is one of those “we are showing you the final scene now let’s see what happens in reverse” type videos.

The bride is getting beat up, bad. Interesting story line and the bad acting is working for me. Meanwhile the band is playing on stage with a very liberal use of old-school special effects.

Back to the scene: The guy that was doing the beating is drinking (before he beats her, remember, reverse). Not saying that’s an excuse. Okay the guy just dragged the bride in and strapped her to a chair with barbed wire. Oh, he poisoned her (tip/note to self: easier to drag someone and strap them in barbed wire if poisoned). Now we see the opening seen where the bride-to-be cheats on the groom, hence the poisoning, barbed wire and beat down – totally understandable.

P.S. The beat down is not understandable only the poisoning and barbed wire.

P.P.S. Okay, the poisoning and barbed wire is also not acceptable.

P.P.P.S. You know what, just don’t get engaged.

Read the full review of Thugs They Look Like Angels at MancavePlaybabes.com here.

Check out the video for “American Bride” here.

 

 


Use Your Illusion Revisited

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25 years ago today Guns N’ Roses released Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II at midnight. The albums combined to go on to sell over 14 million copies and fuel a tour of controversy and eventual band break-up. In thinking about these albums I wonder if it was really necessary to create two albums. There is definitely a case for “bloat”, such as did we really need two versions of “Don’t Cry?” What the fuck is going on with “My World?”
I decided to give it a go and task myself with creating one Use Your Illusion album, an epic album with no filler.
Highlights:
  • My goal was to get down to 18 or less tracks
  • The first cut was “My World”
  • The second cut was one version of “Don’t Cry”
  • Third was “Breakdown” which seems unnecessary given the trilogy of ballads
  • Last original cut was “Dust N’ Bones
  • I kept both covers (“Knockin…” and “Live and Let Die”)
  • Initially I cut 12 songs, but ended up going 13 because it still seemed “long”
  • “Yesterdays” was the final cut
Here is my Use Your Illusion:
  1. Civil War (great opener)
  2. Live and Let Die (feel this one is a natural after “Civil War”)
  3. Don’t Cry (original version)
  4. You Could Be Mine (time to rock, man!)
  5. Perfect Crime (I can see a potential debate here, but you need some of the heavier tunes to offset the ballads)
  6. Pretty Tied Up (one of my favorites)
  7. Bad Obsession
  8. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
  9. Double Talkin’ Jive
  10. November Rain (keeping the trilogy of “Don’t Cry”, “November Rain” and “Estranged” in order)
  11. Get In The Ring
  12. Shotgun Blues (fits well after “Get In The Ring”)
  13. Locomotive
  14. Estranged
  15. Don’t Damn Me (it was tough to decide what to keep on the back end of UYI1. I decided to keep “Don’t Damn Me” and cut  “The Garden”, “Bad Apples” and “Garden of Eden” which both seem more B-side to me)
  16. Dead Horse
  17. Coma
Other cuts not noted were “Right Next Door To Hell”, “You Ain’t the First”, “Back Off Bitch”, “14 Years”, and “So Fine”
In the end I really like this as one album, the problem is that it is still too long to fit on one disc.
Verdict: Epic fail on my end!

[Video Review] Black Canvas by Chameleon Technology

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“Black Canvas”, from the EP by the same name, was created by Max Histrionic, a Californian one-man band that plays very aggressive, in-your-face rock.

The video opens with a hot sleepless girl who appears restless. It doesn’t take long to get weird as a weird magic dude shows up, wakes her and gives her a pill. Remember kids: Drugs Not Hugs!

She is now on her feet and is directed by the weird magician through a doorway and into a tunnel that may take her to another dimension, or is just a short-cut through a sewer, we will never know. She ends up in a wooded area that is definitely not Central Park. She continues to navigate the woods. Hey, where did those shoes come from? Note to director: should have been heels – tall fuck-me heels!

Weird magician dude is now wearing a black mask and I have no idea where this is headed, but I know I’m all in now!

She is led to her own dead body…not cool weird magic dude!

It’s okay though it was all a dream, or was it – she’s holding flowers when she wakes in her bed. To be continued!

Check out my full review of the EP at MancavePlaybabes.com here.

Check out the video for Black Canvas here.

Band Links:

Website: www.chamnology.com
Bandcamp: www.chameleontechnology.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/chamnology
Twitter: www.twitter.com/chamnology
Instagram: www.instagram.com/chameleontechnology
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/chameleontechnology