Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Today's Time Capsule, Orang-Utan...

So, long before Chocloate Rain, there was Chocolate Piano by a band you've prolly never heard of... Orang-Utan. (man of the forest)
A band that put this album out in 1971.
It even sounds as though the Spinal Tap guys pretty much stole everything from these guys.

These dewdz were a hard rock group from London, England. This was their only album, and it was originally released exclusively in the United States. It was stolen by their producer who released it without the band even knowing.

Before going by the name Orang-Utan, the band went by the name of Hunter, but never recorded anything using that name. They play blend of sludgy riffs based heavily on blues music, which they can get away with doing due to the musicians being masters at waht they do, playing diversely crafted heavy guitar oriented rock. They could be considered a major influence on the Stoner Rock genre as we know it todei.

If you're into bands like The Creams, The Mountains, Black Sadbath, Deep Purple, Jimmy Henderson, even the mighty [Led Fucking] Zeppelin, you'd prolly get down with this band/album. Every aspect of this band screams great musician, the big emphasis being the twin lead guitars, talking to each other throughout the album. These guys were only 19-20 at the time, so you that should tell you just how incredibly talented they were by how brilliant the song writing is on this album.

As of the end of this post I am currently listening to "Helpless Dancer" by The Who from the album "Quadrophenia (Disc1)" released in 1973.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Melcher Mayhem...

So, here's another dope clip of Patrick Melcher doing soem moar crazy azz ish, superfast, on that thing called a skateboard.
I snagged this from his site, which he snagged from The Skateboard Mag's site, and soembody will prolly snag from me... life is crazy like that.
Always liked the whey this dewd skated, so smooth and clean.
Even his sketchy lands are stylish.

As of the end of this post I am currently listening to "Dag Nasty" by Dag Nasty from the album "Wig Out At Denko's" released in 1987 on Dischord Records.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Roast Beef...

So, I wish all these fake wannabe skate coach dad's trying to cash in on their kids trying to be the next Bob Burnhurst, Ed Templeman, Jamie Thompson, etc. would at least do their home work on skateboarding's trick names before submitting an ad to a major Skate publication such as Transworld Skateboarding Magazine.
This ad here is from the latest issue, The Si-Bax interview issue, November 2010, and it states that the kid is doing a "Roast Beef" grab when you can clearly see it's just a backside grab Fly-Out.

Which brings me to mai other point, Fly-Outs are not skateboarding, have you ever seen John Cardio or Tony Tortillio do fly outs when they come to your town to do a demo at your lame park?
The answer is... No!
Don't grab roast beef, don't do fly-outs.
In the immortal words of Brandon Gochanour - "Friends Don't Let Friends Crab Style"

As of the end of this post I am currently listening to "Celestial" by Chi-AD from the comiplation "Goa-Head vol.8 (Disc 2)" released in 1999.
(note: David Young from Chi-AD started out playing Synths for black metal pioneers Venom under the pseudonym VXS)

Zombie Musical...

So, I know soem of you prolly like Zombies and soem of you are prolly just hopping on the Zombie trend buggy, but either way I fig'd that you all would prolly be interested to know about a Musical about Zombies in Chicago called, well... Musical of the Living Dead.
I saw this flier last week, thought it was pretty kewl, and got to thinking that maybe I could post a blog about it to see if I could single handedly sell out this show.
If it looks like soemthing you'd be interested in going to, you should czech the website at the bottom of the pic or just click on the link above with the name of the musical.
Not really sure if this would be considered or filed under show tunes, since it's not Broadway.

I don't know if you know who Urban Camper is, but the guy in the bottom corner with the glasses eating an arm looks KNDA like him. He's a world famous photographer who travels the world taking pictures and writing for numerous magazines, like Transworld Quad and Motorcycle Cruiser just to name a few.

As of the end of this post I am currently listening to "Blacklight" by Descendents from the album "Live @ Mississippi Nights" bootlegged in St. Louis, Missouri on March 28th, 1987.
and if you don't have enuff of their stuff...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Today's Time Capsule, The Cassandra Complex...

So, another Industrial/EBM Time Capsule post was bound to happen seeing as I...
A) Was in an Industrial group for 5 years.
B) Used to listen to it heavily in mai teens & 20's.
C) Know soem of you secretly like this music, but don't want to admit it.
D) All of the above

Wahtever the answer may be, here is The Cassandra Complex with the song "Into The Heart" from the Album "Cyberpunx" released in 1990 on Play It Again Sam records USA (BIUS 1040) marketed & distributed by WaxTrax! records out of Chicago, IL.

Having started in 1980, they were one of the major influences on the EBM scene in the 80's all the way into the 21st century. Their music was always fresh blending styles of Industrial, Goth, Synth Pop, soem New Wave and, of course, EBM.
If you've never heard of this band, but you like groups like Pankow, Young Gods, Kraftwerk, Foetus, A Split Second or Mussolini Headkick you will prolly like this group.

As of the end of this post I am currently listening to "Hypnotic Voice" by Bypass Unit from the album "On A Trance-Mission" released in 1996 on Hypnotic records, a sub-label of Cleopatra.


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