......I've been kind of reflective lately, maybe it's the drugs I have to take, maybe it's the time of year, maybe it's my age (I'll be 40 very soon). I know that may sound young to some of you but I'm feeling very old lately. I've always sort of made it a personal policy not to let politics(although I do go on a rant now and again on things that I feel strongly about) or my personal life bleed into this blog, which is supposed to be fun. And yes, it still is a shitload of fun for me. It is actually theraputic for me to do this, it is a joy to hear that so many good people out there share some of the same favorites I do. I appreciate the fact that maybe I made someone happy just by sharing something that means a lot to me. Weather or not it is immoral for me to do so, I want to continue to do so. And I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for the support and encouragement to keep going. I've made several friends since starting this thing back in late February and even though it real time it's only a baby, in blog time it's outlived several of it's original inspirations and as long as you guys (and gals if you're out there) keep comin' back I'll keep throwin' this crap up for you to enjoy. But I want to try to keep it fresh and exciting, and am always open to new ideas and concepts. Feedback is always welcome, constructive criticism included, as long it's friendly. Thanks for reading and I will be shedding light upon why I write this as time goes on. Trust me it's not cryptic or anything. But for now, let me quote a band my kids love and I can actually tolerate, Smashmouth, and say "Fuck it let's rock!!!"
More ash, more ash, the folks sayeth in thine inbox and they have spoken. Several requests for this one and so, here it is
the almighty Ash with their 1977 headline. I like this album a lot but I still have that soft spot for the Turner brothers version of the band, no disrespect to Laurie who was a fine addition to the band. This is probably my favorite from this period. Period.
Sorry 'bout this sorry cover pic, but then again, it ain't no Roger Dean cover we're dealing with by a long shot. But the enthusiastic response for the other album made me go ahead and rip this one for today. More of the same and just as good as the other, here is the strangely titled In Spite of Harry's Toenail. Glad they didn't put a picture of that on the cover. But it's a great album In Spite of Gnidrolog's Title.
And yes, I've put this up before but it was inferior product dammit, and I love this pre-Alice Cooper 45 and this is the best sounding version I've heard of it. Wish they'd spruce the Nazz (Coop's not Rundgren's) 45 this way. Ah, if wishes were the lead singer of Lacuna Coil, I'd ride.........oops thinking in print again.
An old friend sent two 45's to me and said, try these on for NWOBHM size and I decided to. Maybe Kit can shed some light onto these (and I haven't forgotten that SOC album, Kit, it's coming next!!!). The first is by a band called Slander Thread and the next (no sleeve to be found) is by a band called Prowler. Both rock so if you want some metal, give 'em a shot.
Slander Thread - I See the Light EP
Prowler - Alcatraz/So Lonely
I already have a couple albums on the "fer sure" list for my next update, but I would like some help, so which of these would you like to see posted next? And don't just one or two of give me answers, tell me what you want!!!
Brownsville Station - Yeah!
UFO - Mechanix
Finch - Beyond Expression (not the Aussie Finch, but a prog band)
Budgie - In For the Kill
Hunger - Strictly From Hunger
Smoke - Carry On Your Idea (not the UK psych, but a US band on Uni from '69)
Terry Knight & the Pack - same (pre-Grand Funk)
XIT - Silent Warrior
or none of these and pick a write in.