Now that even the tail end of the decade is almost 10 years ago, I decided it was time to weigh in on this very important topic. Important?, you ask. Why yes. Because at least one version of mainstream rock musical history goes like this: the Dinosaurs, Punk, 4 days of Power Pop, Hair Metal (during which Motley Crue was the biggest band on the planet for all of about 6 minutes, before getting knocked off by Guns n' Roses), Grunge.
And then nothing.....Sure, the occasional song appears. Bu...
I don't remember listening to 10 albums that came out in 2008, so that either disqualifies me from contributing this sort of list or gives me license to submit the following...
My Top 10 Musical Moments of 2008:
1) Faster Pussycat - Live at Rock The Bayou
2) The Sword - 'Gods of The Earth'
3) The Sword - Live at Rudyards
4) Jetboy - Live at Rock The Bayou
5) Fratellis - 'Mistress Mabel', Live at Glastonbury
6) Supersuckers - 'Get It To...
Never has this unique talent's virtuosity been so vividly displayed. Clearly we have only seen the tip of the iceberg, with many great years yet to come.
Satriani?? Pah!! Good luck with Hagar. Eddie still rules.
In keeping with our two on-going themes of metal and fast-food, I submit the below:
Flyer for West Michigan kings, Throttleman
The artist was actually concerned that its execution in MS Paint was subpar, and Photoshop might've worked better. Maybe so. But I think it's perfect in its early '80s metal cheese value.
I could easily have lived there for four days. Coming and going for four days would've been a drag. But the combination of friendly yet functional security and a crowd to match would've made it a very nice place to live, listen to music, and sit in the sun. As it was, one day was all that was possible this year.
Inside the gates
Cool: Being able to find free street parking within even Houstonian walking distances to the venue, saving $15 and avoiding a rutted patch of ...
....bands of all-time that is, but have never found a permanent resident for the No. 5 slot.
This band, as well as many others, moves in and out of it.
I wasn't sure how well they'd held up, but then I popped in a double-disk retrospective (maybe called Metalworks??) and was blown away by three songs in a row.
If these b-sides (well, one now obscure A and two B's) can sound as amazing as they did, maybe I should just go ahead and close the deal.
I submit to you, Judas Pr...