The Duck put this on and all I could think to myself was, “WHOA! Unreleased The Cure material?”, but lo and behold it was just my simple mindedness allowing me believe that this band that sounds EXACTLY like them wasn’t just “them”. The way Gruesome is to Death (Leprosy Era), or Tyran Pace is to Judas Priest, sometimes emulation carries beyond familiarity to being a nearly exact match. Akin to the way we search for partners, trying to find those little edges in us all that fit together. You may not even know that what you are looking at might be even better for you than what you already have, but that kind of comes down to that “grass is always greener” spat, which is remarkably petty. Appreciate the minimalist dark-wave post-punk that this is without saying it “sounds just like” or “is just more”.
WICKED LADY – RUN THE NIGHT
Once again, the Duck giveth. Planting this should’da been Kill Bill track in our earmitts. Formed in 1968 with a break-up here and there, most any success seen by the band was due to a following of bottle-downing, drug-rippin’ bikers who prolifically supported the band!
Re-releases of “The Axeman Cometh” and “Psychotic Overkill” bolstered the band, as if re-mortaring a brick that was shaking around in the wall of rock and roll. All the essence of the early years of Rock’s formation is present in the song structure, the monstrously recognizable riffs, screeeeeaming solo, and most of all (in my opinion) a frontman who just sings like he sings, unpressured, uncomplicated, but powerful.
A BUNCHA MUSIC ELITE – WE’RE STARS
So, I actually found this one, but my coworker remembers seeing it the very first airing! This, may very well be, THE BEST SONG EVER. “What could possibly necessitate that, Bear?”. Uhhh, well let’s see: Ronnie James FUCKING DIO, Geoff Tate, Vince Neil, Kevin DuBrow, Eric Bloom, Dave Meniketti, Don Dokken, Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Shortino, Blackie Lawless, The NUGE, and like everyone in JUDAS PRIEST.
THAT NECESSI-GEOFF TATE’S IT, BRUH.
Give that song a studio apartment in your brain for a couples minutes and you’ll see what I mean.
HAVE A GOOD WEAK, DREGS.
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