Eliot Goldenthal “Born to Darkness pt.1”
I’ve always loved this soundtrack. The sounds that Goldenthal dreamed up for the score really seem to highlight the movie as well (all too rare of an instance.) On top of being a great score, there was also the rad Guns N’ Roses song at the end where they covered “Sympathy for the Devil.” Fantastic. I can remember jamming out to this in High School. I thought listening to this kind of thing made me deep or something. Rocking out to some harpsichord jams like I was a vampire or some shit. I probably wore my ruffle shirt while listening to it too. No wonder I never got laid in High School…..being a goth dork sucked.
Department of Eagles “Around the Bay”
I have no idea who this band is. I don’t recall ever importing this into my library. I wonder where it came from??? On second thought, after listening through this track, I’m kind of glad I don’t know where this came from. Strings, flute solos, spacey guitar rock. I don’t even know what kind of music this is, but it’s making me feel like I’m high. And not a good kind of high. More like a have some beers with some friends and then make the drunken decision to smoke some high grade medical weed, even though you haven’t smoked weed in years. The room starts spinning and up is down, left is right. Not that I would know about that or anything…..
I think this is Eminem’s last really great album. Don’t get me wrong, I dig the stuff he’s put out since this, but none of it really has the punch of this record. This song here is a perfect example of that. Em and his crew talk about shit that doesn’t even make sense, but it doesn’t really have to cause it’s funny. For example, when Obie’s talking about “pussy on toast?” That’s awesome, but it doesn’t even make sense. Although, maybe if you were to run in to pussy on toast, that’s what would give your dick drips? I dunno. I’m not really into that. Wow. I feel gross now.
If you know me personally, you’ll know that I talk more shit about Tool than probably any other band. Frankly, I’m not interested in repeating the hundreds of reasons that Tool is fucking hack here. I’m sure if you look around here long enough, you’ll find some of those reasons. What I will say is that for a band that routinely loads their records with 65% filler garbage and 35% killer music, this one is more of a 75% great 25% shit split, making it easily the best Tool album out there. Wanna argue about that with me? Feel free. I love discussions (even the illogical ones.)
Skrew “Black Eye”
Skrew is fucking awesome! This band is a perfect example of why reading through liner notes in records is so god damn important. I discovered these guys cause I found out Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails) played with them on their first record. Adam Grossman (the singer) has done stuff with Ministry here and again. On top of that, Skrew has recorded with Phil Owen (Skatenigs) and Howie and Critter (Chemlab and all sorts of other shit). If I pulled out my albums, I could probably make a bunch of other connections too. OK. Did you follow all of that? No? Alright, well the lesson here is to buy albums instead of download them, and read the album credits. You’ll find some awesome stuff in there and maybe discover a new favorite band! Or maybe I’m just a rain man….
WINNER OF THE WEEK: I love “Stinkfist,” but I’m gonna have to go with Skrew. That song got me all excited to dig through my CD’s
TURKEY OF THE WEEK: Department of Eagles. I’m probably too stupid to understand what’s going on there. And I’m OK with that.
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