Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Joddski - Bodø State of Mind Mixtape (2009)

Last ned ny Joddski-mixtape på linken under, med årets feteste nettbangere + 4 nye spor, inkl. "Bodø State of Mind" og "Kjør som faen i natt", begge med Ingeborg Selnes på.
"Joddskis solodebut Krig & Kjærlighet var egentlig ment å bli gitt ut på Bonnier Amigo før jul, men grunnet den tidligere Tungtvann-rapperens deltakelse i TV2-programmet "Det store korslaget" har albumet nå blitt utsatt til neste år.
I den anledning ønsker Joddski derfor å gi fansen en aldri så liten julegave i påvente av den kommende skiva, og sammen med din favoritt-nettside Kingsize.no slipper han derfor i dag mixtapen Bodø State of Mind til gratis nedlasting! Utgivelsen er en samling av de fleste låtene Joddski har sluppet på internett dette året, men inneholder også fire nye og ekslusive låter."

Last ned HER!

Joddski @ Myspace / Joddski @ Facebook / Raggabalder

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Salty Dick's Uncensored Sailor Songs (2004)

Collected, researched and performed by Richard Docker, Ph.D.
If you want to learn songs that deal frankly with sexual themes, find a group of men without the company of women, open up a bottle or two, and stay close until the singing begins.
For seamen, the enforced abstinence of sea voyages created a pressure that found an outlet in the singing of bawdy songs.
Such are these songs, selected from both the merchant service and naval tradition, songs of long ago as well as today, and songs from all corners of the English-speaking maritime world.
"The album is titled “Salty Dick’s Uncensored Sailor Songs”, and never was a product more truly labeled. This CD is packed with 21 of the most offensive songs you’ll ever hear.
If you read that previous sentence and thought, “oh please, how bad can it be?”, then read no further – it’s that bad and worse. It’s so bad, in fact, that I can’t truly review it, because were I to do so then I would use all sorts of words that I’d rather not, and then Google would see those words and start sending droves of perverts to this site. These words include the F-word, the C-word, the other C-word, the T-word, the J-word, the P-word, and the W-word, all used in great abundance. So let me try to tiptoe around this…
Salty Dick’s Uncensored Sailor Songs is both spirited and raunchy – and it’s also a lot of fun. From songs about Christopher Columbus bung-holing his shipmate to sailor’s having naughty dreams and priests “playing doctor” with nuns – this album lives up to its promise in every sense of the word.
None of these songs were written for this album – they’re each culled from decades of legend and tradition. Fans of sea shanties will likely be familiar with the likes of Friggin’ in the Riggin’, The Crabfish, Bellbottom Trousers, and others. But others are less common, such as A-Hole Rules the Navy, Eff Them All, and the hilariously innappropriate Christopher Columbo. Throughout it all, Salty Dick’s voice is friendly and chipper, which makes the lyrics seem all the naughtier. The liner notes briefly, but clearly, cite the sources of these songs, which hail from the British, Canadian, and US navies, ranging from the 1700s to today.
This album is a treat of the naughtiest kind. Send the kids away, send away the easily offended, send away the not-so-easily offended, and then give it a spin. While listening to this tribute to a – generally ignored – piece of maritime history, you’ll almost certainly find yourself happily tapping your toes to the most explicit folk music imaginable. Which is just fine, until you come to the realization that your seagoing great-grandaddy likely sang these very songs. Then you’ll feel strange and disturbed."
Source: Bilgemunky.com

The last song on this CD, "Fuck 'Em All", is used on the soundtrack for the fantastic documentary about tattoo legend Sailor Jerry - Hori Smoku: Sailor Jerry - available on DVD now.

Tracklist: 1. Banks of the Sacramento, 2. Asshole Rules the Navy, 3. Chinatown Bumboat, 4. Friggin' in the Riggin', 5. Priest and Nuns, 6. North Atlantic Squadron, 7. Johnny Come Down to Kilo, 8. Charlotte the Harlot, 9. The Whores of Sailortown, 10. The Shaver, 11. The Dockyard Church, 12. The Crabfish, 13. Amsterdam, 14. A Matlow Told Me (aka The Fucking Machine), 15. Christopher Columbo, 16. Serafina, 17. The Red Flag, 18. Bell-bottom Trousers, 19. The Fireship, 20. The Sailor's Dream, 21. Fuck 'Em All.
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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Kiss - Modern Day Delilah (2009)

"Modern Day Delilah", a brand new song from Kiss, is available for streaming in its entirety below.
Produced by guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley in Los Angeles, "Sonic Boom" is the centerpiece of a three-disc set that also features a completely re-recorded greatest hits CD (previously available in Japan) as well as a live DVD shot in Argentina during the band's recent, record-breaking KISS Alive 35 South American tour. The CD set will retail for $12, with pre-orders starting in September on Walmart.com.
KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons says, "'Sonic Boom' may be the best new record we've done since 'Destroyer'! It is 'Rock And Roll Over' meets 'Love Gun'. The world's biggest retailer had better get ready for the hottest band in the world and hire more cashiers before October 6!"
Stanley adds, "Through all of the albums that are considered our classics, we tried to always find ways to give our fans extras that went beyond just the music. Besides our making the best KISS album in decades, Wal-Mart has made it possible for us to include a bonus CD with 15 of our most famous songs and an additional live DVD, shot during our recent concert in Buenos Aires. So in every sense, 'Sonic Boom' is the ultimate return to classic KISS form. You wanted the best, you got the best!"
Wal-Mart, one of America's largest music retailers, is finalizing its exciting plans now for its in-store and online destinations for KISS fans surrounding the launch of the new album and tour, and will host various KISS products in addition to their music in its stores this fall. More details on Wal-Mart KISS activity, announcements regarding album pre-sales, sweepstakes and KISS appearances will be shared shortly.

"Sonic Boom" track listing:
01. Modern Day Delilah
02. Russian Roulette
03. Never Enough
04. Yes I Know (Nobody's Perfect)
05. Stand
06. Hot And Cold
07. All For The Glory
08. Danger Us
09. I'm An Animal
10. When Lightning Strikes
11. Say Yeah

Re-recorded KISS classics:
01. Deuce
02. Detroit Rock City
03. Shout It Out Loud
04. Hotter Than Hell
05. Calling Dr. Love
06. Love Gun
07. I Was Made For Lovin' You
08. Heaven's On Fire
09. Lick It Up
10. I Love It Loud
11. Forever
12. Christine Sixteen
13. Do You Love Me?
14. Black Diamond
15. Rock And Roll All Nite

KISS bonus live DVD track listing:
01. Deuce
02. Hotter Than Hell
03. C'mon And Love Me
04. Watchin' You
05. 100,000 Years
06. Rock & Roll All Nite

The cover for "Sonic Boom" is by veteran artist Michael Doret, who created the cover for the band's 1976 album "Rock And Roll Over".

Mark Eglinton of The Quietus has penned the first track-by-track review of the entire new KISS album, "Sonic Boom". Read it at this location.
Source: Blabbermouth

Download the full song HERE

Kiss Online / Kiss @ Myspace / Kiss @ Wikipedia

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

3 Inces of Blood - Sect of the White Worm EP (2001)

3 Inches of Blood is a Canadian heavy metal band from in Vancouver, British Columbia, formed in 1999.The band was highly influenced by the bands involved with the New Wave of British Heavy Metal of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Their sound is also very thrash-influenced and contains major elements (namely, vocals) of early death metal and black metal bands. Before 3 Inches of Blood, members Cam Pipes and Justin Hagberg were in a black metal band named Allfather.
The group initially performed with only Jamie Hooper on vocals before the addition of Cam Pipes. Hooper, Sunny Dhak, and Bobby Froese got together to do a one-off reunion gig for an old group of theirs; however, things went so well they decided to continue under a new moniker. Pipes heard their demo EP at the house of Hot Hot Heat keyboardist Steve Bays, a longtime friend and former bandmate. He was originally asked to add some vocals to the band's already-recorded demo, Sect of the White Worm, and was welcomed as a permanent member after the results proved to the band's liking. Their debut album Battlecry Under a Wintersun was recorded in 2002 and released in cooperation with the Teenage Rampage and Fashion Before Function labels. It was later remastered and re-released by the band under their own label entitled Minion Music. This release went by almost unnoticed until the band's UK distribution label decided to put them on as a support slot for a tour with platinum rock band The Darkness. This exposure gained them much critical attention and acclaim in the world of underground metal, and they were signed up by major label subsidiary Roadrunner Records in 2004.
The bands over-the-top lyrical style and high-pitched Rob Halford-esque vocals, combined with the appearance of some band members in their first photo shoot after signing for Roadrunner Records (which owed more to modern pop punk fashion and clothing labels such as Atticus) has led some to dub them as a parody of the classic heavy metal acts they claim to seek to give tribute to. When questioned on this, vocalist Cam Pipes gave the following statement: "Just because we're a bunch of young guys singing about the greatness of heavy metal doesn't mean we're some joke band." More recently the band have been seen to dress more in the fashion one would expect of a heavy metal band (see Heavy metal fashion). This is most likely down to the individual choice of the new band members that have joined 3 Inches of Blood on tour, none of whom appeared in the promo photos for Advance and Vanquish.
Source: Wikipedia

Tracklist: 1. Onward to Valhalla, 2. Screams of Despair That Stain the Ice, 3. Conquerers of the Northern Sphere, 4. Tonight We Rejoice, 5. The Sun Rises Over the Fjords.
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3 Inches of Blood / 3IoB @ Myspace / 3IoB @ Wikipedia

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Hori Smoku - Sailor Jerry

Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry is a feature length documentary exploring the roots of American tattooing through the life of its most iconoclastic figure, Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins. Considered by many the foremost tattoo artist of all time, Collins is the father of modern day tattooing, whose uncompromising lifestyle and larger than life persona made him an American legend. Through rare interviews, photographs and hours of archival footage, Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry: The Life and Times of Norman Keith Collins, explores the past, present and future of the global tattooing phenomenon.
Based in Honolulu for most of his career, Sailor Jerry would come to symbolize the masculine ethos of a time when thousands of enlisted men were embanked in Hawaii, during World War II. Miles from home, ready to die, and fueled by devil-may care attitudes, these men went on shore leave with a single purpose in mind: to get "Stewed, Screwed and Tattooed."
Jerry marked these men with what would come to symbolize a new style of American folk art; tattoos that blended traditional elements of continental motifs with the finesse, shading, and artistic nuance of the Japanese tattoo masters, known as horis. Borne from his own years of travel on the high seas, Jerry synthesized the best of East and West and created a dynamic, spectacular new art form by introducing an array of his own advancements into tattooing, from color creation and machine building to the introduction of sterilization. Permanently etched on the bodies of the hundreds of men who passed through his Honolulu parlor, his work tells of war and heartache with a dedication to style, craft, and detail that would make 'Sailor Jerry’ one of the most influential, if little recognized, American folk artists of the 20th Century.
A man of many faces, Jerry was an intelligent, dark humored prankster with a fiercely independent mind. A pitiless, right wing, social libertarian, Jerry believed in freedom with a capital 'F' as symbolized by the secretive, closed world of back alley tattooing - or as he put it, "the ultimate rebellion against the squares."
In this film, the first of its kind, Sailor Jerry’s story and mystique is explored in depth through interviews with his peers and those he influenced, like protégées Don Ed Hardy and Mike Malone. Through their stories and shared memories, a dynamic tale is woven that chronicles the story of a great American artist whose work has never been displayed in museums, but on the bodies of those brave and fortunate enough to serve as Jerry’s canvas.

Hori Smoku / Sailor Jerry / Sailor Jerry @ Wikipedia

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Munch - Moments of Movement (1992)

Munch formed in Kristiansand, Norway, in 1986, with the name taken from the famous Norwegian painter Edward Munch. They wanted to create a kind of music that made the same impressions as Munch's paintings...
Of the five members only two knew how to play instruments, but this was just in the vein of what leader Ivar Mykland wanted: Start from scratch, then you'll have to concentrate on how your instruments sounds, have to concentrate to recognize sound patterns which highly skilled musicians will pass on as uninteresting.
They started practicing in a sound proof room at Ivar's place, in Tordenskjoldsgt.23, N-4612 Kristiansand S. As time went on this rehearsal studio was transformed into a proper studio and eventually the location of their own label T23.
Due to this very basic start the process of writing songs took lots of time, in five years they wrote something like 25 songs. But Ivar express satisfaction with the way Munch was formed and how they developed: Like Einstürzende Neubauten Munch could write a song based on random sounds or accidents - like when Ivar had caught a cold and was coughing or if one of them played a wrong sound.
Munch split up after their concert at Rockefeller, in Oslo, on December 6 1991.
Source: Discogs.com

All of Munch's releases were initially on vinyl OR cd OR cassette. This is probably their rarest and most difficult to find release. I think some or all of the live recordings from Bergen 89/91 are recorded by me on my old Sony cassette recorder. I may digitize the whole gigs and put the recordings here later on. Munch should re-release their stuff, or at least make a compilation or small box set. But until that happens, enjoy MOMENTS OF MOVEMENT!
Source: JRB

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Munch / Munch @ Discogs.com

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Bad Religion - Studio Stories (2009)

Watch: Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3
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Bad Religion - Live & Acoustic @ KROQ (2008)

Bad Religion / KROQ

Subway Suck - Little Red Album (1979)

En norsk godbit i dag - "Little Red Album" med Subway Suck!
"Subway Suck fra Trondheim ble av Polygram prøvd lansert som Norges svar på Sex Pistols etter at de hadde spilt inn og presset NRK!/Æ spyr//I Sold My Ass For Rock`n`roll (Snowball BALL 601) 7" ps 78. Tekstene var imidlertid så rå i følge artist ansvarlig at platen ble trukket tilbake fra lansering. Tekstene som ble for harde for Polygram, står forøvrig på trykk i Nye takter nr 5/79. Det skal visstnok eksistere så mange som ca 25 eksemplarer, resten av opplaget ble destruert.
Bandet så på seg selv som et hardt heavy metal band og følte seg ikke relatert til punken, til tross for Polygrams iherdige forsøk på å være de første i Norge som skulle ri på den Engelske pønk bølgen. Det står respekt av Subway Suck sin holdning til å stå imot lett tjente kroner på å bli lansert som første norske pønkeband. Polygrams holdning derimot minner oss bare om at ethvert opprør, geniun musikk, whatever, kan bli oppkjøpt, men bare hvis vi tillater det".
Kilde: NXP
"Hardrockband fra Trondheim, dannet i 1977 og oppløst i 1980. Subway Suck markerer selve startskuddet for platekarrieren til Dag Ingebrigtsen. Foruten Ingebrigtsen (vokal) besto bandet av Hans Aafløy (gitar, keyboards), Jarl Mosand (bass, keyboards) og Erlend Antonsen (trommer). Bandet deltok i NM i rock 1979, hvor de endte på tredjeplass etter Broadway News og Tornerose. Allerede før denne konkurransen hadde Subway Suck vært i studio og spilt inn sin første LP med produsent Inge Holst Jacobsen. Platen ble utgitt på rød vinyl på selskapet Vertigo i 1979. Et år senere var bandet historie, og Ingebrigtsen stilte på nytt opp i NM i rock, denne gang med The Kids. Senere startet han TNT og laget en av landets mest populære fotballsanger sammen med Torstein Flakne fra Stage Dolls".
Kilde: Norsk pop- og rockleksikon
"Subway Suck var en norsk heavyrock-gruppe startet høsten 1977 som trio, med Erlend Antonsen (trommer), Jarl Mosand (bass) og Hans Aafløy (gitar/vokal). Ga ut singelen NRK/Æ spyr, men Polygram trakk den imidlertid tilbake på grunn av grove tekster. 25 eksemplarer unnslapp makulaturen og er idag samlerobjekter. Besetningen ble supplert med Dag Ingebrigtsen i 1978, og Little Red Album ble utgitt samme år. Bandet kom på 3. plass i NM for rockeband i 1979".
Kilde: Wikipedia
"The Subway Suck was formed as a trio in 1977. They recorded a single, N.R.K., which was banned by the record company. At this point, they joined forces with singer Dag Ingebrigtsen, and began playing gigs. They even played support for The Boys. In 1979 they start working on their debut album, “Subway Suck’s little red album”. This was released later that year, on… red vinyl. In the summer of ’79, the band tried their luck in “Battle of the bands”/”NM for rockeband”, where they came in third place. After this, they head into the studio to begin work on their second album. By now, they have a fall out with the record company, and they are left without a recording deal. At the end of ‘79, they decide to split up the band. Some of the members would later rise to fame (and fortune?) in bands like The Kids, TNT and Stage Dolls".
Source: MySpace

Tracklist: 1. I Have Been In Paradise, 2. Back to Life, 3. You and Me, 4. Split the Band, 5. With a Knife, 6. Tombola Doll, 7. Just In Time, 8. Tomorrow's Gonna Come, 9. When I Die, 10. The Pain of Bein' In Love.
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Subway Suck @ Wikipedia / Dag Ingebrigtsen / Unofficial Subway Suck MySpace / Retro Subway Suck T-Shirt

Friday, May 1, 2009

VA - Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

Here's the long out of print soundtrack to the amazing movie "Smokey and the Bandit" from 1977 - one of my favorite childhood flicks.
"The theme music "Eastbound and Down" (A.K.A. "Westbound and Down") was sung by Jerry Reed. The song was written by Jerry Reed (credited under his birth name, Jerry Hubbard) and Dick Feller. It became Reed's signature song and is found on multiple albums, including Country Legends and his live album Jerry Reed: Live Still. In 1991 it was arranged for orchestra by Crafton Beck and recorded by Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra for their album "Down on the Farm".
"Smokey and the Bandit is a 1977 movie starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams, and Mike Henry. It inspired several other trucking films, including two sequels, Smokey and the Bandit II (originally known as Smokey and the Bandit Ride Again in the U.K.), and Smokey and the Bandit Part 3. There were also a series of 1994 television movies (Bandit Goes Country, Bandit Bandit, Beauty and the Bandit and Bandit's Silver Angel) from original director/writer Hal Needham loosely based on the earlier version, with Emmy-winning actor Brian Bloom now playing Bandit. The three original movies introduced two generations of the Pontiac Trans Am (while the TV-movie version drives the Dodge Stealth). The film was the second highest grossing film of 1977, beaten only by Star Wars".
Source: Wikipedia

Tracklist: 1. The Legend, 2. CB Dialogue #1, 3. West Bound and Down, 4. Foxy Lady, 5. CB Dialogue #2, 6. Orange Blossom Special, 7. The Bandit, 8. March of the Rednecks, 9. If You Leave Me Tonight I'll Cry, 10. East Bound and Down, 11. The Bandit, 12. And the Fight Played On!, 13. Ma Cousin Plays Steel, 14. Hot Pants Fuzz Parade, 15. CB Dialogue #3, 16. The Bandit (Reprise).
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Smokey and the Bandit @ Wikipedia / Smokey and the Bandit @ IMDB

Monday, April 20, 2009

Mötley Crüe - Looks That Kill (1984)

One of the first music videos I can remember seeing - and to this day both my favorite video and one of my all time favorite hair metal bands!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Mastodon - Crack the Skye [Score] (2009)

Mastodon's fourth album "Crack the Skye" was released on March 24, 2009 as a normal version and a deluxe version (which includes all songs in instrumental versions as well as their normal versions). The album is produced by Brendan O'Brien and Scott Kelly of Neurosis returns as a guest musician on the title-track. While the lyrics have been reported to explore topics relating to Czarist Russia, the band has denied the album is about Grigori Rasputin. These rumors started after a drawing of Rasputin was featured in merchandise. The band had debuted three new tracks at the Bonnaroo Music Festival, but did not play anymore live before the album's release, due to fears of internet distribution and wanting to play the songs to the right audience. In a MusicRadar interview, guitarist Bill Kelliher confirmed the album is about an "out of body experience," and looks at the concepts of astral travel, wormholes, Stephen Hawking's theories and the spiritual realm. Drummer Brann Dailor has a section of vocals on the song "Oblivion" following the intro and chorus. The band has announced they will play the album in its entirety incorporating a stage show on their upcoming tour.
Mastodon is a Grammy-nominated heavy metal band and are one of the most notable bands in the New Wave of American Heavy Metal. They formed in 1999 in Atlanta, Georgia by Brann Dailor, Bill Kelliher, Troy Sanders, Brent Hinds and original vocalist Eric Saner. They have released four full-length albums and have toured worldwide, achieving increased album sales and an ever expanding fan base with each new release.
Mastodon was formed in late 1999 when drummer Brann Dailor and guitarist Bill Kelliher moved to Atlanta and met bassist/singer Troy Sanders and guitarist/singer Brent Hinds at a High on Fire show. They discovered they had a mutual appreciation of sludge metal bands Melvins and Neurosis and '70s hard-rockers Thin Lizzy, and shortly thereafter formed Mastodon.
They recorded a demo in 2000, which featured the band's first lead singer, Eric Saner on vocals.[10] Saner left the band for personal reasons after just a couple of months. After recording a four song demo and a 7-inch picture disc through Reptilian Records, Mastodon landed a record deal with Relapse Records in 2001.[10] They released an EP, Lifesblood in 2001 and their first full-length album, Remission, was released in 2002, with the single "March of the Fire Ants."[10] (which also featured on Tony Hawk's Underground) On the first three of Mastodon's full-length albums, the last track of each relates to the Elephant Man.
Mastodon has gained additional mainstream exposure with the explosion of rhythm-based home video games. "Sleeping Giant" was made available as a downloadable song for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, and "Colony of Birchmen" was included on Harmonix's Rock Band 2. "Blood and Thunder" will also be part of Guitar Hero: Metallica. Mastodon also contributed a cover version of Harry Nilsson's "One" for the video game Army of Two's advertisement campaign. The band members are fans of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and in 2007, Mastodon performed the opening song of Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters, "Cut You Up with a Linoleum Knife".
Source: Wikipedia

Tracklist: 1. Oblivion, 2. Divinations, 3. Quintessence, 4. The Czar (I. Unsurper, II. Escape, III. Martyr, IV. Spiral), 5. Ghost of Karelia, 6. Crack the Skye, 7. The Last Baron.
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Mastodon Website / Mastodon @ MySpace / Mastodon @ Wikipedia / Crack the Skye @ Wikipedia

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Mastodon & Thin Lizzy - Emerald (2009)

Mastodon's Bill Kelliher & Brent Hinds performs the amazing 'Emerald' with Thin Lizzy's Scott Gorham at Gibson Studios, London UK.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Body Count - Body Count (1992)

"Body Count is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1990. The group was founded by Ice-T, best known for his contributions to the hip hop genre. Ice-T founded the group out of his interest in heavy metal, and took on the role of vocalist for the group, writing the lyrics for most of the group's songs, while the music was written by lead guitarist Ernie C.
Body Count is the eponymous debut album of American heavy metal band Body Count. "Cop Killer" was originally intended to be the album's title, as evidenced by the tattoo on the original cover. Released on Sire Records in 1992, the album material focuses on various social and political issues ranging from police brutality to drug abuse. The album presents a turning point in the career of Ice-T, who co-wrote the album's songs with lead guitarist Ernie C and performed as the band's lead singer. Previously known only as a rapper, Ice-T's work with the band helped establish a crossover audience with rock music fans. The album produced one single, "There Goes the Neighborhood."
Body Count is best known for the inclusion of the controversial song "Cop Killer," which was the subject of much criticism from various political figures, although many defended the song on the basis of the group's right to freedom of speech. Ice-T eventually chose to remove the song from the album, although it continues to be performed live. Although the album received mixed reviews, it was ranked among the Village Voice's list of the 40 Best Albums of 1992, and is believed to have helped pave the way for the mainstream success of the rapcore genre, although the album itself does not feature rapping in any of its songs.
The album encountered controversy before its original release. It was originally set to be distributed under the title Cop Killer, named for the song of the same name, which criticizes violent police officers, and was interpreted as an attack against the entire police force. At a Time-Warner shareholders' meeting, actor Charlton Heston stood and read lyrics from the song "KKK Bitch" to an astonished audience and demanded that the company take action. Sire responded by changing the title to Body Count, but did not remove the song. In an article for the Washington Post, Tipper Gore condemned Ice T for songs like "Cop Killer," writing that "Cultural economics were a poor excuse for the South's continuation of slavery. Ice-T's financial success cannot excuse the vileness of his message [...] Hitler's anti-Semitism sold in Nazi Germany. That didn't make it right." The Dallas Police Association and the Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas launched a campaign to force Warner Bros. Records to withdraw the album. CLEAT called for a boycott of all products by Time-Warmer in order to secure the removal of the song and album from stores. Within a week, they were joined by police organizations across the United States. Ice T asserted that the song was written from the point of view of a fictional character, and told reporters that "I ain't never killed no cop. I felt like it a lot of times. But I never did it. If you believe that I'm a cop killer, you believe David Bowie is an astronaut," in reference to Bowie's song "Space Oddity".
Source: Wikipedia

Tracklist: 1. Smoked Pork, 2. Body Count's In the House, 3. Now Sports, 4. Body Count, 5. A Statistic, 6. Bowels of the Devil, 7. The Real Problem, 8. KKK Bitch, 9. C Note, 10. Voodoo, 11. The Winner Loses, 12. There Goes the Neighborhood, 13. Oprah, 14. Evil Dick, 15. Body Count Anthem, 16. Momma's Gotta Die Tonight, 17. Out In the Parking Lot, 18. Cop Killer.
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BodyCount.com / Body Count @ Myspace / Body Count @ Wikipedia / Body Count (album) @ Wikipedia / Cop Killer (song) @ Wikipedia

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds: The Memphis 1969 Anthology (1999)

Happy birthday, Elvis!
"Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer, actor and musician. A cultural icon, he is commonly known simply as "Elvis", and is also sometimes referred to as "The King of Rock n' Roll" or "The King".
Source: Wikipedia

"Suspicious Minds release contains the 33 recordings made by Elvis Presley in Memphis in January and February 1969 at American Sound Studio, 10 alternate takes and 1 incomplete recording. The CD's run for 64:13 and 71:27, thus giving fine value for the money. CD1 contains all of the tracks released on From Elvis In Memphis plus all a- and B-sides of the four singles released from these sessions. CD2 contains the remaining tracks interspersed with alternate takes, one-liners, studio talk and the anticipated, incomplete recording of 'Poor Man's Gold'. Other releases featuring this material have tended to be a bit muddy in the mix, but on this release you get pristine sound with an absolutely clear mix with Elvis' vocal up front and still lots of room for the instruments and the backing vocals".
Source: Shop Elvis Australia

"Elvis Presley never sounded better than he does on these recordings made in Memphis at Chip Moman's American Sound Studios in January 1969. The artist was still on an incredible high following the success of his legendary NBC-TV "comeback" special, which had aired a little over a month earlier. Eager to record some relevant music after a decade of horrible movie soundtracks, Presley decided to work with Moman's smash-making (122 hits in three years) Memphis house band. Indeed, four charting singles came from these sessions--"Suspicious Minds," "Don't Cry Daddy," "In the Ghetto," and "Kentucky Rain"--as well as two critically acclaimed albums, From Elvis in Memphis and Back in Memphis. This two-disc set includes all the music the King recorded during that stint at Moman's studio, ranging from Neil Diamond, Bobby Darin, and Beatles covers to current and old country hits ("Gentle on My Mind," Johnny Tillotson's "It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'") to a cover of Chuck Willis's classic "Any Day Now" that tops the R&B original. Of special note is "Long Black Limousine," a song about a huge star returning to her small hometown in a hearse. All the originally released American recordings are available on the From Nashville to Memphis box set. RCA fleshes out this collection with previously unreleased alternate takes (including the in-between studio chatter), as well as the Darin tune ("I'll Be There," a hit for Gerry & the Pacemakers) and a snippet of one previously unheard tune, "Poor Man's Gold." There's been much debate about the mix, but these tracks sounded great on vinyl in the late 1960s, and they'll continue to sound great for years to come, no matter the format".
Source: Amazon.com

Disc 1: Wearin' That Loved On Look - Only The Strong Survive - I'll Hold You In My Heart - Long Black Limousine - It Keeps Right On-A-Hurtin' - I'm Movin' On - Power Of My Love - Gentle On My Mind - After Loving You - True Love Travels On A Gravel Road - Any Day Now - In The Ghetto - Mama Liked The Roses - Suspicious Minds - You'll Think Of Me - Don't Cry Daddy - The Fair's Moving On - Kentucky Rain - Stranger In My Own Home Town - Without Love.
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Disc 2: This Time / I Can't Stop Loving You - After Loving You (Alternate) - Without Love (Alternate) - I'm Movin' On (Alternate) - From A Jack To A King - It Keeps Right On-A-Hurtin' (Alternate) - True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (Alternate) - Power Of My Love (Alternate)- You'll Think Of Me (Alternate) - If I'm A Fool - Do You Know Who I Am - A Little Bit Of Green - And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind - This Is The Story - I'll Be There - Hey Jude - Rubberneckin' - Poor Man's Gold (Incomplete) - Inherit The Wind - My Little Friend - Who Am I? - Kentucky Rain (Alternate) - Suspicious Minds (Alternate) - In The Ghetto (Alternate).
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