The Gutter Cats Are Out To Play!!
Unlike his shows during the early 80’s (original article here), Cooper‘s live shows during the early 70’s have much more video evidence of how the group evolved and ventured down different theatrical elements. However, the School’s Out years (although widely photographed) don’t have as much coverage as their next album Billion Dollar Babies and previous record Killer. Continue reading
Can You Guess How It Holds Up? I’ll Give You A Hint…Not Well!
So the article I wrote up last year after seeing the (as FOX put it) tribute focused a lot on the critiques that it received and how I found some of them unfair (original article here). Oh boy has my mind changed! Continue reading
Tom Waits 1973 recording debut to the world is somewhat strange. He never seemed to repeat the country/folk sound of his first record on any of his future discography. It’s almost hard to explain, but let me try to paint a picture… Continue reading
The Band That Should Have Been…
There are sadly many bands in the 80’s that should have made it big. Groups like Dangerous Toys could have been selling out arenas and even Quiet Riot worked for years to make a name for themselves to only be remembered by 2 songs. However, at the very top of this list should be a group that seldom people have heard. Continue reading
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have always been a poetic freak show, but their appearance on BBC Four Sessions in 2008 brought the circus into viewers homes. With the backdrop of a CBGB decorated church supplying an intimate atmosphere, Cave was completely in his element. Continue reading
Step Into My Personoiac Paranality
Alice Cooper isn’t done yet and his latest album Paranormal shows this vaudevillian super villain re-vamped and re-energize. With every song being its own mini episode filled attitude and tongue-in-cheek humor, this record brings Alice back to his garage rock roots. Continue reading
Don’t Go Losing Your Mind
It’s beyond depressing to see amazing albums go unnoticed especially with the band being unkown. For example, Temple of the Dog‘s self-titled record would be nonexistent if it wasn’t for “Hunger Strike“. Sadly, Zakk Wylde‘s little known side-project Pride and Glory suffers from this same fate. Continue reading
Palmer Says She’s Not The Killing Type, But I Disagree…
Amanda Palmer has never been one to tone things down. After breaking records on Kisckstarter in 2012 to finance her then unrecorded album Theater Is Evil, Palmer has returned to her landmark record to update and strip down the once heavy and 80’s inspired songs. Continue reading
Reserve Your Copy Today!!!
The Crystal Gems are here to save the day once again! But this time in the form of 4 different vinyls!! Continue reading
The Prettiest Cop On The Block
For much of the early 80’s Alice Cooper was going through the weirdest and most destructive point of his career. With a new found love for New Wave music and cocaine, Cooper set forth to be an unstoppable force. Continue reading