Friday, November 13, 2015

Rest in Peace you Philthy Animal

Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, former Motorhead drummer, died at age 61.

You can hear him on the iconic Motorhead song, Ace of Spades.

You can also see him in the Ace of Spades documentary, here split into 5 on Youtube.

Thanks for the kick-ass drumming, Phil.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Iron Maiden - Aces High

So Motorhead's Ace of Spades came on at the gym today. That brought up "Aces High" and we couldn't remember who sang it for a while until I blurted out . . . "Not Iron Maiden?" "YES!"


Oddly appropriate song for Veteran's Day to come up at random.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Basement - Run Runaway

I don't know this band from anything, but I do like this cover of Slade's Run Runaway.

It's kind of charming, which is probably something people don't say about the lead singer's singing very often.

It's pretty much straight-up, but I suspect it's hard to make this song without doing a straight-up cover. What are you going to do, speed it up? It's fast. Slow it down? For what, to explore the depth of the lyrics? Nah, just fire up the electric violin and get rocking.