Re: Go With Metal -- Top 5 (or 6, or...)
posted at 2/9/2012 10:06 AM EST
In Response to Re: Go With Metal -- Top 5 (or 6, or...)
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Go With Metal -- Top 5 (or 6, or...) : Any albums in particular? BTW, I do remember you mentioning that 12-part series on metal, and it does sound like a virtual classroom of sorts and a fun way to get knowledge of metal. There seems to be so much stereotyping on "real" metal being that gutteral, self-parodying music you mentioned. As for Poison, I hardly knew who they were until Brett Michaels was in the news due to a brain hemorrhage -- and miraculous recovery (good for him, I'm sure no one wishes him any ill with regard to his health or personal life, that goes without saying). But it is funny to see Poison reviled here -- definitely not a metal band to pursue.
Posted by yogafriend[/QUOTE]AIC
was the album, SAP, the EP, that gave us "Man in the Box
" which is just a genius piece of music, but I love Dirt
. The song Rooster
remains one of my favorite songs of all time.Soundgarden
- Any of their first few albums can rank up there with the best, but with Down on the Upside
, they played around with a little more melody and really emphasized Cornell's amazing vocal range. And when you add in the track, Blow up The Outisde World
, I was completely in awe. When I was still DJ'ing small little clubs in the Bronx back in the late 90's, I always followed Rooster with Blow Up The Outside World. And it always got a gigantic reaction from the crowd.
As for Poison
, they never attempted to be more than what they were, 4 kids from PA. who just wanted to be Rock Stars and that is exactly what they became. They certainly were not a original band of any sort and their compositions were fairly middle of the road fist waving Pop Metal songs. But that is not to take away from a couple of tracks that were just off the rail good. On each of their first two albums, they released two great garage band rock songs: Talk Dirty To Me
and Nothin But A Good Time
. In my will, I have it clearly stated that along with Megadeth's, A Tout Le Monde
which is to be played at my funeral, Nothin But A Good
Time is to be etched into my grave stone. They are simple songs but filled with more testosterone than a case of steroids and more fun than any one song should be allowed to have. Their third album - Flesh and Blood had several songs that were far and away better than anything they previously did and showed their progression as a band. But by the end of this album, drugs and egos had started taking over and it all started falling apart. CC was gone by the next album.
Zak Wylde of Black Label Society and former Ozzy partner called CC DeVille the Don Rickles on steroids of Rock musicians. He actually is a very good guitar player. He is well respected amongst his peers.
When it comes to Hair Metal, sadly, the look overshadowed some excellent music and musicianship. Cinderella was by far one of the best Blues-Rock Bands to emerge in 15 years, but they were shot down in the early 90's as well because of the hair and spandex. I will never be one of those purist rock fans who blasts that whole scene. It was exactly what is was supposed to be, a representation of a decadent time where fun, excess and easy living were celebrated. When 1981 rolled around, punk was dead and I was no longer an angry youth. I had money in my pocket and the most important thing to me were the ladies. And the Hair Metal scene gave me the two things I needed and wanted most, guitar driven rock music and hot chicks in spandex mini-skirts and high heels. Long live the 80's!!! Although I am sure there were some guys who had more integrity than me, I would still venture a guess that most guys my age back in the day would say the samething as me!!!!!