The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out. Happy 60th to this sublime masterpiece! I don't post a lot of jazz albums, but it's one of my favourite genres and biggest parts of my collection. Anything with Brubeck and Desmond is gold in my eyes! 😍
Coffee and Cash whilst running up and down to the laundry room, that's my Saturday morning. Can someone tell the old me (can't be young me, if he still exists) to stop it with this early morning laundry shit on weekends.
Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power (1992, 2010 Reissue)
Aah, nothing quite like spending a quiet night at home wrapping Christmas presents and playing Pantera at full blast. I don’t really have that much metal in my collection, as my taste is generally leaning more towards melodic post punk, but every now and then an album comes along that perfectly captures the raw energi of bottled-up anger while at the same time being musically intriguing. Vulgar Display of Power is one of those album. I have been blasting it regularly for purely terapeutic reasons since ‘92 (sorry, neighbours) and can testify to the thorough anger management session that comes with immersing oneself in the intensely groovy riffing of Dimebag Darrell and the guys. For the last 27 years or so, I have energetically argued that Vulgar Display of Power is not only the best thrash metal album ever made but also the album Metallica wished they could have made when recording the black album. Unfortunately, it turns out I have been wrong all this time. When reading up before posting this, I realize that Vulgar Display of Power is considered one of the most influential albums of groove metal (seriously, guys, who can keep track of all the sub-genres of metal?). It makes perfect sense, though. I stand corrected. Now if you will please excuse me while I go and bang my head a bit more.
Reason #666 why I always prefer buying my records in-store. Sometimes one of your favorite bands of all time finally releases your favorite death metal album of all time (Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas by Origin), 17 long years after its original release, only for it to take 2 months to be delivered to your house, only THEN to discover you accidentally ordered the wrong album altogether! Oops! Luckily for me, Origin's third album Echoes of Decimation is another damn fine example of why they have always been one of the most brutal and ear-pummeling forces in death metal for so many years. I absolutely worshiped this album when it came out in 2005, and it became one of the biggest inspirations for my work with my own band at the time. So all said and done, I'll take this as a happy accident and enjoy the hell out of this surprise as I await my new order to arrive!
"Through the wasteland searching we"
Peter Murphy - The Line Between The Devil's Teeth 12" single, Beggar's Banquet/BMG/RCA 1989.
Happy Saturday all! I'm sitting here with an injured knee today while everyone is out and about. But I've got tunes to keep me company! This here single is 30 yrs old and I can still remember how big this was on the alternative/college charts back in the day. Also on this single is A Strange Kind Of Love ( Version II). A beautiful song that when performed live, he would weave Bela Lugosi's Dead into and the crowd would go nuts. Such a compelling performer and that amazing voice that captivates and seduces. 🖤🖤🖤🖤
"Clear sighted painful ends to win
The battle of the me so wafer thin
The line between the devil's teeth
And that which cannot be repeat"
Mastodon | Leviathan | Relapse Records | #RR6622 -1 | Eight Press /2000 | Oxblood Red Variant | USA | 2014
Post 4 of 33, and then I will get around to the whale family photo.
This variant has to be the shiniest of the variants I have tried getting a photo of, as seen in slide 2. I absolutely love how the oxblood colour differs from being on a solid surface compared to being held up to the light.
Recorded & Mixed in March 2004
Mastered in April 2004
Released 31 August 2004
Information listed here could be incorrect, but it is going on what information I gathered personally.
Side A: SPLIT YOUR LUNGS WITH BLOOD AND THUNDER
Side B: TAKEN DOWN WITH HEARTS ALIVE
NO GROOVES WERE TOUCHED IN THE MAKING OF THIS POST!!! 🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻😂 🤣
As we inch closer to our 100th soundtrack release, we are often asked which are our favorite Waxwork titles. MANHUNTER is very high up on that list. Every frame of the Michael Mann directed movie is a work of art, and the soundtrack is incredible from start to finish. Just SO GOOD. We located the unreleased tracks by Japanese electronic musician Kitaro and German electronic legend, Klaus Schulze as well, and included them as Side D of the double LP. You can grab MANHUNTER right now at waxworkrecords.com 🔦🐉
Day 348 of my #365DaysOfMusic is "Colossal Youth," the sole studio album by Young Marble Giants, released by Rough Trade Records in 1980. This entry is the eighth and final in the One and Done series, featuring acts that had a single studio album release.
In 1978, bassist Philip Moxham and his multi-instrumentalist brother Stuart formed Young Marble Giants with vocalist Alison Statton in Cardiff, Wales. Two of the band's songs appeared on "Is The War Over?," a local Cardiff compilation LP, leading to a recording contract with Rough Trade Records. At one point, the Moxham's cousin, Peter Joyce, was a member of the group as a sound technician. Using tape loops and a homemade drum machine instead of a full-time drummer, Young Marble Giants had a stripped-down sound featuring minimal instrumentation and Statton's laidback, neutral vocal delivery. "Colossal Youth" opens with "Searching For Mr. Right," which serves as an introduction to the Young Marble Giants sound with Statton's distinctive vocal, propulsive rhythms and hints of reggae, surf music, and garage rock. Most songs feature choppy guitar riffs, toy-like keyboards, and melodic bass lines to define a consistent, atmospheric mood. "Include Me Out" is a terrific example of the garage rock influence, and "Credit In The Straight World," later covered by Hole, has a memorable riff and a tense observation of mass culture.
After releasing the "Testcard" EP, in 1981, the band broke up due to internal tensions.
Other tracks of note: "Salad Days" and "Brand-New-Life"
Favorite track: "Credit In the Straight World"
Album Cover Credits: Photography-Patrick Graham
Bonus book recommendation: From the 33 1/3 series, "Young Marble Giants' Colossal Youth" by Michael Blair and Joseph Bucciero, published in 2017.
Go to the link in my bio to listen to my "Mark's 365 Days of Music" playlist on Spotify.