Red Fang rules! They are a great Stoner/Metal/Rock band from Portland Oregon. Their most recent release "Whales And Leeches" carry on the band's superb tradition of loud and heavy rock music. I opened for them a few years ago with my band Burn Blue Sky when they were on the Metal Alliance Tour. The Cleveland date was sold out to the max. It was a legendary night of heavy music. The guys in Red Fang were super friendly too, and hung out all night with everyone. It was a killer time! They give new meaning to the term "road dogs". This band is constantly on tour, and in recent years, has built a huge fan base in the US and Europe. Their first taste of fame was due to their video for the song "Prehistoric Dog", which features the band building suits of armor out of beer cans, and waging war against a group of LARPERS. This is serious stuff people. Seriously badass heavy rock n roll that is. Go buy their records and see them live as soon as humanly possible.
Filtering by Tag: Rock
Gene Simmons. Tsk. Tsk. Here is he spewing falsehoods during a somewhat recent interview with Rolling Stone. "But where's the next Bob Dylan? Where's the next Beatles? Where are the songwriters? Where are the creators? Many of them now have to work behind the scenes, to prop up pop acts and write their stuff for them." With all due respect to Gene, I couldn't disagree more with him on the state of rock. And here is why.
Its a shame that these older rock stars seem to be so out of touch with the current state of rock. It really isn't that hard to find good rock music these days. It just takes a little bit of searching. There isn't a regional "scene" anymore. Its a global affair and I wish these older rock veterans would do their homework. They have a large audience and could helps newer bands out. Band that truly deserve it. Sweden's Graveyard is one such band.
Graveyard have only been around for a few years and have already made some kick ass rock albums. And when I say "albums" I mean every song is awesome. Their second offering "Hisingen Blues" is tremendous from front to back. Hisingen Blues does not have one weak track. And it was recorded analog, which gives it a retro, quality sound. Im a huge fan of this type of recording. This is a real band. And they know how to play. This record is perfect on vinyl format. It really wasn't made to be listened to any other way. No track skipping needed. Just put the needle down and let your freak flag fly!
I was fortunate to see them live this summer in Columbus Ohio, opening for the mighty Mastodon and Clutch on the Missing Link tour. This music translates perfectly live. If you get a chance, go check these guys out. I can't wait to see them in a smaller venue on a headlining venture.
Bam! This is my first post, and I am pretty excited to start sharing my vinyl and telling stories that are associated with them. There really is no better way to start off than by showing off the first record that I ever purchased. And so here it is.
I obtained a copy of Motley Crues debut album "Too Fast For Love" in 1987 at some flea market in Greeley Colorado. I was ten years old at the time. Given the time period, I still think that for a little kid, this was a solid decision for a first time record purchase. And by the way, this sucker is still in near mind condition. At the time, Motley Crue was one of the biggest rock bands in the world. And my mother was a cool enough parent to let me listen to what I wanted to listen to. Little did I know that this band, and specifically Tommy Lees upside down drum antics would heavily influence my decision to play the drums later on. Say what you want about Tommy Lee, but the dude is a great rock drummer! High energy and solid as hell! And when you are ten years old in 1987, watching someone play the drums upside down in the "Wild Side" video was mind blowing. This band had a serious grip on my young musical mind for years afterward.