Showing posts from July, 2017

Last Bullet - 80-69-64 (album review)

Last Bullet
80-69-64 (EP)
Release: 14 July 2017

The main reason I like Last Bullet is because it sounds exactly like stuff I like: Velvet Revolver and Stone Temple Pilots.  Barring new music from those bands, listen to Last Bullet as they will satisfy your craving for straight ahead basly rock and roll with an attitude.

This EP is perfect for playing pool in a smoky bar or driving fast with the top down or dancing around a pole. It's damn infectious. I dare you to try to listen to it and not dance about your flat! There is an awesome heaviness to Last Bullet that just slays. This band is tight!

'Bright Lights' is my favourite song. I couldn't stop dancing to it. It's swanky, schmarmy, sexy, sultry! It lays just behind the beat enough to have that raunchy factor. 'Smoke and Ashes' is a song that perfectly shows what Last Bullet are about. This song is just fracking perfect!

Do yourselves and the Evil DJ in your Brain a favor come July 14. Get Last …

Osamu Kitajima - Dragon King (album review)

Osamu Kitajima
Dragon King
Arista Records

Sometimes things just stumble into your path and you've a great WTF! moment. Osamu Kitajima's Dragon King is one such thing. I was actually researching another band, a death metal band when this was listed next to it. I was intrigued and was met with some awesome jazz from the 70s with a Japanese twist. So why then in 2017 and I reviewing an album almost 40 years old? Because it fucking rocks!

The bass work is stellar! It has this great forward momentum that sucks you in and doesn't let go! There is a wildness to the album courtesy of the compositions and musicianship. The flutes, the guitars, the shakuhachi; everything melds together to create a sense of freedom.

The weakest song on the album is the third track 'Say You Will'. That's only because it has vocals. The music becomes cookie cutter to make way for the vocals. 'Share Your Love' is your basic R&B 70s track. Lackluster and stock is how I would des…

Mid Year Album Round Up

Welcome to July! I've had a whole six months of groovin to new tunes. Here's what you should have bought already! But don't worry! Everything is still being sold and you can pick up some groovy music! Tell them The Evil DJ in your Brain sent you!

The Top 5 Albums 2016 Midyear Roundup

5. All Hell - The Grave Alchemist
Vapiric Lust

4. Crystal Fairy - Crystal Fairy
Moth Tongue

3. Dead Register - Fiber

2. Life of Agony - A Place Where There is No More Pain
World Gone Mad

1. AFI - The Blood Album

Blood Drive S01 E03

I love how episode 3 starts out with the white bread mayo couple. I was taken aback by (trigger warning) how abusive the wife is. ZOMG. It's a bit of a treatise on how suburbia destroys men. He's doughboy fat and afraid of his wife who is super controlling. I feel sorry for him and instantly hate her. But I do like thier music. It's so so ... happy and innocent!

This is juxtaposed with Jonathan (Julian) attending a conference call (ooops, trigger warning) with the marketing team. That is truly hell as anyone who has had to sit thru a meeting with corporate. Just the way he holds the phone and tries to get them to use his real name. But they aren't having any of it! They don't care. But hey, The need more CLOWN DICK!!

We finally get to Barbie and the ill named D'Argento. They have to make pit stop in the creepy Steel City to fix the car. Which mysteriously drives fine as they enter Steel City. So our first gang of Steel City is the Corporate Synergy Talk Dudes.…

Iron Maiden 2017 June 28 Phoenix, Arizona

So, after talking to my mate, I realized this was the first Iron Maiden show in decades that I've gone to alone. Weird. I had my trusty Canon SX160IS with me. It's a wee thing: does great video but with only a 16x zoom, not so much. But it is a manual that takes batteries; so, it has a place in my Canon arsenal. I was sat in the 200 level of the arena and didn't intend on getting any "good" pictures. I'm just a spectator for the nights show, after all. But when  looked at the images memes came to mind. Eureka! I bring all the funny!

This, of course, no way reflect what was going on in their minds as they played. Except, maybe, Davey saying that about the dude that was in fact crowd surfing and fell on his head. I was just being pithy on a Wednesday morning (ok, I over dosed on Costa Rican coffee).