Here’s a new playlist for June 9, 2017

Left End Take In Stride
70’s rock like Silverhead

Tygers Of Pan Tang Wild Catz

Alice Cooper Ballad of Dwight Fry
You have a problem if you don’t know Alice Cooper

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Delilah
Yup the song Tom Jones made famous

Satisfact Dysfunction
Doing the post-punk revival 10 years before everyone else

U.D.O. Don’t Look Back
From ormer Accept main man’s 2nd solo record

Avatarium The Starless Sleep
Leif Edling of Candlemass’ newish project

Pond Moth
Weirdo’s from the 90’s not really grunge

Samiam She’s A Part Of Me
Indie pop punk

ILLLS Our Shadow

Zoom Balboa’s Cannon
Angular 90’s indie rock

Sprinkler Kent

The Futura Bold We Shoot Golden
Former Mary My Hope guy

Flo & Eddie Cheap
These guys sing on something you own

Flower Leperds *Only 12 years old

Fastbacks Gone To The Moon
What I think of when I hear pop punk

Drive Like Jehu Bullet Train to Vegas

Blue Oyster Cult Black Blade
Moorcock lyrics about Stormbringer and Elric

Doggy Style Peace in the City
Thoughtful for a band called Doggy Style

Sentinel Beast Dogs Of War

Playlist for the week of March 12, 2017

  1. Girl “Hollywood Tease”
    Phil Lewis of LA Guns and Phil Collen of Def Leppard’s early NWOBHM band.

  2. Donovan “Cosmic Wheels”
    From his “glam” album.

  3. Uriah Heep “High Priestess”
    Still on a Heep binge.

  4. The Knack “Sweet Dreams”
    Beatleish song off of their third album “Round Trip”.

  5. Raven “Don’t Need Your Money”
    Classic NWOBHM, Raven was a frantic force of nature on their first three records.

  6. Alejandro Jodorowsky “Psychedelic Weapons”
    60’s psych meets Morricone song from the “Holy Mountain” soundtrack.

  7. Godplow “Mesmerized”
    The US Swervedriver. Don’t get excited it’s good but not that level.

  8. Heavy Tiger “I Go for the Cheap Ones”
    Yeah, this had it’s own post. Swedish rock power.

  9. Bee Gees “I Laugh in Your Face”
    A fantastic bitter dirge.

  10. Basil Poledouris “Anvil of Crom”
    Over the top ManOwaR level epic from the first Conan movie.

  11. Terry Reid “Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace”
    Came to the almost Led Zeppelin singer through Cheap Trick’s cover of this song.

  12. Powermad “Nice Dreams”
    I prefer the version on the “Combat Bootcamp EP”. Late 80’s thrash although this song isn’t thrash more a spidery slow boil.

Torche’s New Album is Disappointing

Album Cover

Torche is one of my favorite bands since 2000. A bright spot in a haze of mediocrity. Forging heavy down tuned metal with pop hooks. They have continued to improve with each release, until now.

The new Torche album Restarter is a let down. A color by numbers effort. Too much sludge, too few hooks.

There are parts that almost reach inspired in the dirges and the poppy songs are head nodding but nothing that has made me want to hear it again.

Everything is too familiar. I’m bummed out.

Take a listen for yourself.