Saturday, November 18, 2017

Rest in Peace Malcom Young

If you haven't heard, we lost Malcom Young of AC/DC today.

Here is my hands-down favorite AC/DC song, by way of tribute:

Warning: Lip Syncing.

AC/DC is a band where you just hear that power chord, that lead guitar magic of Angus Young. People say it's just simple, one-riff one-idea music.

They're wrong.

AC/DC songs are just as complex as they need to be. No more, no less. They don't waste any chords and they don't over-play their hand. If listen closely, you can hear all of the pieces coming togther oh so well. Listen to Let Their Be Rock live in 1978. It's not a simple song - it's just no more complicated than it needs to. Malcom's steady rhythm guitar is part of the underlying base on which it all lays.

I saw this little eulogy on Instagram from one of my favorite musicians:

Rest in peace, Malcom. Thanks for all of the music.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Polysics - Lucky Star

Polysics just keeps cementing themselves in my head as "Japanese Speed DEVO meets Art of Noise."

None of that is a bad thing.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Joe Walsh - Life's Been Good (Live)

Joe Walsh recently played Life's Been Good on the Stephen Colbert show:

Not so different from when I first saw him live like 30 years ago. Still so good.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Ramones - Little Bit O Soul

The first Ramones album I owned was Subterranean Jungle. I got it from a damaged cassette rack at a record store for $2 and played the living hell out of it.

The first track is a cover from Music Explosion, but to me, it screams Ramones.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Romeo Void - Never Say Never

Romeo Void. I literally know no other songs by them. I'll listen to more right now, but only after I post this. This is all I needed to think they were amazingly awesome. I still love this song. That opening riff and lines - "If time itself was his demeanor, there'd be no sunlight or a glimmer of sunlight landin' on the street" - always grabs me.

"I might like you better if we slept together" - yeah, I can see that. Only one way to find out?

These, too:

"Old couple walks by
As ugly as sin
But he's got her
And she's got him"

And that's all that matters.

Friday, October 27, 2017

The Plasmatics - The Damned

This is probably the first thing I ever saw of The Plasmatics. That's all it took to get me hooked right in.

Performance art metal-punk.