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I wouldn't call it a favourite but I do like Bobby G. As you say it's not Overkill because it's missing some important elements but Bobby G is still a good musician. I think the name is a bit crappy and I'm not sure he had the publicity that someone who was such a part of the 80's scene deserved but chances are the band probably wouldn't have broken anything even if they did get some good publicity behind his three releases.

I know it was on limited release when it came out, I'm not even sure it can be bought now.

 

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3 hours ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Ludichrist - Powertrip, 1988

I just found this on eBay and put in a bid. Scatterbrain - Here Comes Trouble is a defining album from my youth. I always knew there was a precursor band called Ludichrist but never heard it before. This is awesome. Its not as polished as Scatterbrain but heavier.

Made my morning.

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3 hours ago, JonoBlade said:

I just found this on eBay and put in a bid. Scatterbrain - Here Comes Trouble is a defining album from my youth. I always knew there was a precursor band called Ludichrist but never heard it before. This is awesome. Its not as polished as Scatterbrain but heavier.

Made my morning.

Their first album Immaculate Deception (1986) is probably even better.

Never heard of Scatterbrain, I'll have to check them out.

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5 hours ago, JonoBlade said:

Hmm. That didn't sound like Frank Oz. Not the same.

So I checked out this Fozzy dude just for shits 'n giggles. Really didn't know what to expect because I hadn't ever heard of him. Commercial butt rock, essentially pop music dressed up with guitars.

Alright then, so to answer your question from the other day, their target audience is normies (by normies I just mean non-metalheads) who are up for some modern day heavy rock with guitars but wouldn't be interested in death or black metal or anything too extreme like many of us listen to because that'd just be noise to them. I'm sure they'd think the same thing if they heard much of what I enjoy listening to, "Who listens to this shit?"

Just like the audience nu-metal and metalcore have always attracted, there are heaps of people who think this ultra-commercialized stuff is the epitome of heavy rock or heavy metal. You must've noticed the parade of people who join this forum seeking to form some type of commercial metalcore bands. There's clearly a large market for this stuff that older guys like us are not really aware of and don't come into contact with very often. 

You think this Fozzy dude is bad, you should hear that Lorna Shore band that Jimmy T posted he had been enjoying the other day. Absolutely horrifying. But clearly as an old grizzled boomer metalhead I'm well outside of their target audience.

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1 hour ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

So I checked out this Fozzy dude just for shits 'n giggles. Really didn't know what to expect because I hadn't ever heard of him. Commercial butt rock, essentially pop music dressed up with guitars.

Fozzy is a band, Chris Jericho (he of WWE fame) is the lead singer. I have known of them for years, but that was the first time I watched a video.

It wasn't the music so much as 50 year old men playing that kind of music that got me scratching my head. I would imagine 14 year old girls might like it to seem rebellious to midwestern Christian parents.

4 hours ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Their first album Immaculate Deception (1986) is probably even better.

Never heard of Scatterbrain, I'll have to check them out.

You're in for a treat. As someone who has a soft spot for comedy bands (e.g. Bad News, Lawnmower Deth) Scatterbrain was musically highly competent but with Tommy Christ on vocals was never going to be super serials.

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Further on in my Century Media playlist binge - Parasite Inc - I Am.

 

This is completely unoriginal and derivative.  HOWEVER I really appreciate the mid-late 1990s melodic DM vibes before it got too oversaturated, overproduced and full of clean vocals.  

 

 

 

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19 hours ago, Dead1 said:

Listening to a Century Media playlist on youtube.  

 

Current track is this one which is pretty cool - blackened thrashy heavy metal:

 

 

Ah yeah, I remember hearing this band before. Enjoyable, but nothing I'll spend my money on.

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