Fucking Ween. Where to fucking begin. I’d like to pretend I’d been a Ween fan forever but fact is, it wasn’t until around 02 or 03 that I noticed them. It was 1994’s Chocolate and Cheese. I was a regular on the old Primus Bullboard (RIP, Primus Sucks!) and these two bands had always been […]Read more "Ween – The Mollusk (1997)"
I don’t remember the first time I heard about Cynic. I think it was my friend Matt who first introduced me. This record is the closest I’ve ever gotten to being a fan of progressive death metal. The track was “The Space For This” and I was absolutely blown away. I was enamored of their […]Read more "Cynic – Traced in Air (2008)"
Starting out with a cacophonous jazz beat on a cymbal blast then devolving into a soft piano number with moans and quiet samples, I know by now nothing The Body has their name on sounds quite like what came before. As I think this and type that out, I get blasted by the signature heavy […]Read more "The Body/Sandworm Split – 2014"
It’s fucking Friday and what a goddamn record to have to revisit! I had a cassette version of this I played until it fucking broke. If I had to pick the album I’ve mowed the most lawns to, it’d have to be this (maybe Slayer’s Divine Intervention but that may well be another post….fingers crossed!) […]Read more "Nirvana – In Utero (1993)"
The mighty Black Sabbath! This record is another I bought from Luke’s in Pawtucket. I’ve had this one a while but wasn’t always such a huge fan. I paid $3 for it at the time probably because it was Black Sabbath and I needed to get my hands on anything I saw from them. I […]Read more "Black Sabbath – Heaven and Hell (1980)"
Here we are again. Hope everyone is enjoying autumn turning into winter. I know I am. I’ve been [[boring excuses]] but I’m back now. I was at the wonderful, Dry Hop in Chicago when a friend asked what was up with this blog. I admitted being lazy (the truth). Anyways, I shook the Central Randomizer […]Read more "Al Cisneros – Ark Procession/Jericho (2013)"
Holy fucking shit. This album is just so fucking good. I was never a big listener of punk growing up. I did however love The Misfits, Bad Religion, Bouncing Souls and a few others. I forget exactly where I was when I first heard this but it was probably around 01 or 02 and I […]Read more "AFI – Black Sails on the Sunset (1999)"
Ah, yes. The mighty sonic titans, Sleep. At one point in time, we all thought Sleep was a fun nostalgia trip. With Al Cisneros and Chris Haikus going on to form OM (Haikus leaving after their album Pilgrimage) and Matt Pike taking his shredding and forming High on Fire, why go back? Well, after a […]Read more "Sleep – The Clarity (2014)"
Do you ever remember the first time you were blown away by something completely different? I’ve had some incredible moments. My most recent memory that applies is FKA Twigs. I had seen Danny Brown (another personal discovery that blew my goddamn mind) post about her and the moment I listened, I was hooked. The heavy, […]Read more "FKA Twigs – M3LL155X (2015)"
I’ll be honest with you folks, when I first thought about doing this project, I had imagined randomly picking records I’d had almost worn out due to so much listening. Records I’ve cried to, told people “SHHHHH” during. I thought of records where I’ve worn out other versions and still came back to like it […]Read more "Rudy Ray Moore – Eat Out More Often (1970)"