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    Too old, too cold.
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  1. I call that stuff "Deep Black Zeppelin" ... and people kind of understand what I mean ... as a general reference to the sound of the 1970s, or rather the new sound that began in 1968, "the comedown era" (as opposed to "the summer of love" in 1967, this was a much darker year). The typical "psychedelia" sound (also garage, freakbeats, etc.) tended to use a lot of electric organ for all melodic structure that required sustain. This all changed with the fuzzbox. The golden era of this sound lasted, arguably, for five years, between 1968-1973. Then things started to go more "hard and heavy", with more sharper sounding, younger bands, such as Judas Priest. Anyway, I'm babbling. For "more of this stuff" I shall henceforth refer you to my "Deep Black Zeppelin" style YouTube playlist: Bronze Age Metal. PS ... another reason to call it DBS is because just about every goddamned band that were testing out the waters at that point in time would sooner or later get accused of being copycats to either of those three giant names.
  2. The short answer is, you don't. Not unless you know somebody who plays in a band, and also has money to spare on buying other people's lyrics ... in which case most would choose to go with someone who's already established as a lyricist, poet, etc. So you have the odds against you, but you could always try. Or you could hire some musicians and do it as a concept project, financed by yourself (or whomever you can convince of the investment's fiscal validity).
  3. "Fire up the blades" by 3 Inches of Blood. Pardon the pun ... but it's a bloody brilliant band.
  4. When Jimi Hendrix did it I think it was between him and the guitar. They had a "special relationship" that almost certainly included some hate. Pete Townsend was the certified bad boy of his time. The Who were always the worst. They had a reputation to keep up. The first time I saw someone smash up their guitar on stage was in 1980. It was Paul Stanley of Kiss. I even secured a part as he was tossing them into the audience. But it was of course not his good guitar. Everybody could see that. My thoughts on this is that if they are your instruments, they are yours to do whatever you want with, including smashing them up. However, I fail to see what's "badass" about destroying your own property just for the hell of it. If it's a part of some greater show of message, sure, why not, but the general rule of thumb is that musicians should be careful with theatrical antics. It doesn't always play out as they had imagined it would.
  5. Nothing has ever come close to being a better album closer than Black Rose from the album by that same name, released by Thin Lizzy in 1979. You don't even have to be Irish to get that one.
  6. I'm gonna play that one safe and say 7/10 ... but also remark that it's the sort of thing that I would need to listen to the entire album several times, while driving ... to land on a final verdict. It could go up or down, or stay at "fairly decent modern metal". For those who wonder what Arab metal sounds like:
  7. Hah! Easy peasy ... that's a solid 8/10 for a late night classic during my, um, party years. Now for something I bet none of you kids have ever heard about before: Country Funk. Definitely 70s....
  8. Yeah ... but what about poisonous critters, Wolf Creek and that Chopper Reid character?
  9. Classic! 8/10 Now for something completely different. (Rudra is the Hindu version of Thor, god of thunder.)
  10. Biff Byford in spandex brought Saxon dangerously close to Spinal Tap.
  11. 1. The "Mars" movement from Gustav Holst's Planet Suite. It is, literally, the tritone theme that inspired the song Black Sabbath, by the band by the same name. So a bit like heavy metal, yes. 2. That gunfire thing from the 1812 overture by Piotr Tchaikovsky. 3. I feel like there should be something by Wagner. Let's do the classic, Ride of the Valkyries. (I'll leave the Paganini angle to someone else.) Rite of Spring is by Stravinsky. Big scandal in Paris back in the day. Fascinating story.
  12. Awright ... as the song started, I was thinking "power metal" ... and I'm not big on power metal ... but then it evolved ... and I would have to say that I'm now in agreement ... who the hell are these guys? 8/10 Which leaves me with the task of providing the power metal (don't ask).
  13. Okay ... Japanese cosplay girls who do the rock'n'roll ... that's a clear 7/10. And that pony thing above definitely goes on my permanent playlist. Now ... let's do the 80s ...
  14. Hmm. I was under the impression that Therapy was considered a valid "nu metal" band, kind of genre similar with Primus, Prong and SOAD ... but whatever. I've heard "rock band" too. Either way, I like that sort of thing. 7/10. Now for something completely different:
  15. Ay caramba ... Kingdom Come. Yeah, I remember them. I even have a CD, or maybe two ... but I don't like them much. They belong to a genre of "MTV formatted bands" that was the metal mainstream of the 1980s. They all sounded the same, looked the same, and had the same road crew (that were the ones I related to). Competent and all, but very formulaic. 6/10. I grew up in the 70s ... and used to dig this kind of stuff:
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