This band was introduced to me by Wade Ogle of the Faith Healers and really opened me up to a whole new genre of music at the time. The song “Sweat Loaf”, a crazy Butthole version of Black Sabbath’s “Sweet Leaf” includes a very cool beginning spoken part of a father talking to his son. I could explain but please listen for yourself for the full effect. The whole album is HEAVY. Kurt Cobain listed the album as one of his top 50 all time favorites. Another favorite on the album is “22 going on 23″ which features samples of a local radio call in show in which a girl calls in talking about her relationship and when asked by the host how old she is she says “I am 22 going on 23″.
The album was recorded in the bands rental home at the time using an 8-track tape recorder that guitarist Paul Leary felt forced the band to be more creative in the process.
The Butthole Surfers were legends in concert with shows that would have a huge strobe light flashing during the whole show. Gibby would at times shoot a shotgun off, the drummer playing with full fire blazing across his drums and often they played with grotesque images playing on a screen in the background.
This is a classic rock/punk album that should be in everyone’s top 10 albums to own.
Today I pulled “The Circle Jerks – Group Sex”. 14 blistering punk songs that repeat. The longest song clocks in at 1:34. Two of the songs, “I don’t care” and “Wasted” were originally recorded with Black Flag. Keith Morris did not credit Greg Ginn when the CD came out and Black Flag responded by re-writing some of the words and released it as “You Bet We’ve Got Something Personal Against You!” for the Jealous Again twelve-inch extended play.
I received my copy of the new Volume IV album Long in the Tooth release on limited vinyl, CD and download card the other day. I used the Gene Simmons test for how good it will sound on my awesome home stereo system by first listening on my crappy car radio. Not only did it sound great in the car, I hurried home to slap the CD into the home system and turned it up to 11.
This is great Rock and Roll. The type of music that you can feel in your gut coming through your speakers at both a high volume and low volume. I could go on and on about how you can hear different influences, blah blah blah but the bottom line is the music these guys have created will rock your ass off.
This may be silly to some but what makes this whole new music experience even better for me personally, is the label sent a personalized note with the package (I love when record people do that) and there is the fact that a really long time great friend of mine is in this band. Mr. Blake Parris on thundering bass I don’t know the other guys in band but hope to soon. Blake you have hit it out of the park with this one man. I am proud as hell to know you and am happy as hell you have put this great slab of Rock into my hands. Another great detail often missed by bands putting out music is they actually got all the CD info on the CD so unless you are using a CD player from the 80′s, you can see the track names and all. These are details that are important to me. Great package of music Volume IV.
Be sure to check out the photos of the band playing live in Marietta exactly one year ago.
I will do a more lengthy review when I get the time but I wanted to say that it kicks major ass. Harder then recent releases it sounds GREAT. Get a copy before they are all gone. This is the type of record you plop on the turntable, turn the volume to 11 and let the music envelope your senses. Your senses will thank you.
After numerous attempts for help with friends to identify this song I HAVE FUCKING FOUND IT!!.
The band is called Cirith Ungol. The song is called “I’m Alive and was featured on their album “Front and Fire” from 1980. They were on some Metal Blade comps (must be where I had it originally).
More on the band later. Some members still around in other bands.
I shiver when I remember
The things that I have seen
I know the light, I know the Night
I have walked with things unseen
I have been a king invincible
I’ve been the poorest of the poor
I’ve pulled the mighty from their thrones
And laughed at Death’s own door
I roamed the world in search of life
Death followed in my wake
I searched for truth, I want the truth
And learned more than I could take
I’ve walked the roads of mystery
And it’s aged me much too soon
I’ve paid the piper and I’ve paid him well
But he still calls the tune
I shiver when I remember
The shadow of the past
The lonely ways, the lonely days
When every breath might be my last
I lost my heart, I lost my soul
By every hand betrayed
But I’ve still got strength, I’ve still got life
And that will never change
‘Cause I’m aliv
Mystery Song / I’m Alive? by who?
Anyone into metal, please listen to this song and tell me who sings it. I found it on an old cassette I made in 1994. I had it titled “I’m Alive” but am not sure that is it. Mostly I want to know who sings it.
RIPPLE MUSIC is proud to announce the signing of acclaimed, hard-hitting American heavy rockers, VOLUME IV to their ever-expanding roster!
VOLUME IV is a unit that unleashes their mighty sonic attack with aplomb and a nasty sneer on their faces. Full of grit and no-nonsense rock, VOLUME IV pummel their listeners to a bloody pulp with a fierce combination of heavy groove, dirty melodies and that all important riff. Individually the members of VOLUME IV have shared the stage with legendary acts such as MOTORHEAD, IRON MAIDEN, DANZIG, MASTODON, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and DOWN. Now, back in the studio, VOLUME IV is hard at work recording their RIPPLE MUSIC debut album, tentatively titled Long in the Tooth. Plowing the same massively heavy fields of 70?s/80?s classic hard rock that fueled their debut EP, VOLUME IV aim to build upon the crushing success of that first release and take their rocking brand of heaviness to a new level. And when the band describes themselves as “Loud Motherfuckers” you better bet that the new album will rock! Whatever title the new album takes, RIPPLE MUSIC is set to unleash the heaviness worldwide in 2014, as the band makes plans to tour and hopefully hit all the major heavy rock festivals.
VOLUME IV commented yesterday upon the new alliance; “Other than not signing us in the back of a limo over mounds of cocaine, we feel Ripple is one of the best labels going and we are proud to be part of the family!! It’s clear that these guys don’t compromise in terms of putting out creative music and are true believers of heavy rock. The variety of bands and the sheer quality of music they’ve released speaks for itself. We’re very honored that our music earned its place among their ranks!”
For the growing legions of Ripple fans, known as the Waveriders, VOLUME IV will be another must-hear addition to the ranks of bands that already include such heavy rockers as Mos Generator, Devil to Pay, Mothership, Trucker Diablo and Ape Machine. And you can bet that the combination of VOLUME IV and RIPPLE MUSIC will be a combustible mixture!
For an in-depth review of the band’s self-titled EP and stream of album track ‘Kong,’ visit this location.
Catch the mayhem that is VOLUME IV live:
July 13th Nashville, TN Foobar w/ Beitthemeans
July 14th Birmingham, AL @The Nick w/ Firewater Revival & Beitthemeans
July 19th Atlanta, GA @ Sweetwater Live w/ Muckracker, Bone Church, Voltage Cult
I’ve got if from a good source that The Ruiners are currently in the studio working on the master of what is described as ‘their strangest and darkest’ record to date. It will be release on New Fortune records on vinyl only. Cool move. Can’t wait to hear it.
Just got this new Iggy and the Stooges CD last week and I have had it in my truck since. At first I instantly liked “Gun” and “Job” but as I have listened to it over the last week the whole album has become my latest favorite from start to finish. Every song is awesome. Love the songs above but also can’t get “Beat that guy” out of my head.
Go to their website and sign up for newsletter and get a free download of a rare version of “I got a right”.
Recently Iggy gave an interview to NPR. Give it a listen. Here is an excerpt:
At this point, is it a point of pride that The Stooges won’t make money from the record?
“No, baby, here’s the way it works: We make an album; everybody complains for the first five years. And after about 10 years, people start saying, ‘Hey, you know, that’s pretty good.’ The money kicks in about 20 years later.
“In the mid-’90s, The Stooges and Fun House turned over into the black, and all the band members who survived started getting checks. And then a little later, the same happened to Raw Power. Little by little, that old band has defeated a lot of our shag-haired, frilly-vest-wearing crapola, corporate rock gods and goddesses of the ’60s and ’70s. The problem now, of course, is do I have 30 years to wait for royalties for this record? [Laughs.] See, because I’m 66. I think people need to hurry up and buy a record.”
Got to love this photo that was posted on facebook recently.