Archive for December, 2011
Monday, December 19th, 2011
I’m not the biggest VH fan on Earth but I don’t mind VanHagar and I also did appreciate Sammy Hagar’s solo stuff not to mention his time with Montrose back in the day.
In the following, here’s Sammy with his latest outfit, Chickenfoot wishing their fans all the best. What I find cool about this vid is that the guys seem really sincere and it’s one more reason why I’d love to sit down with the Red Rocker over a beer or four.
Thursday, December 15th, 2011
Every once in a while I hear a tune and I think to myself, ‘If I ever open up a STD clinic, there should be a select number of songs that play in the waiting room, somewhat referencing the reason for said visit.’
After a morning of callers and suggestions on our FB site, here’s the latest playlist should this clinic ever come to pass.
In no particular order
1. You Give Love a Bad Name -Bon Jovi
2. Love Hurts – Nazareth
3. Burnin’ For You – Blue Oyster Cult
4. Burning Love – Elvis Presley
5. Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
6. Bad Case of Loving You – Robert Palmer
7. Layin’ Pipe – David Wilcox
8. Lookin’ for Love in all the Wrong Places – Johnny Lee
9. Why Does It Hurt When I Pee? – Frank Zappa
10. Hurts So Good – John Mellencamp
11. Sorry – Buckcherry
12. Burning in Love – Honeymoon Suite
13. Your Disease – Saliva
14. The Jack – AC/DC
15. My Ding-a-Ling – Chuck Berry
16. Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon
17. Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
18. Poison – Alice Cooper
19. Cat Scratch Fever – Tud Nugent
20. Love Stinks – J. Geils Band
Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
Hard to believe that one of my favorite bands is celebtrating 30 years in the biz, Metallica.
Apparently, Green Day are also fans of the band that took metal and made it mainstream. Here’s their tribute to one of the big four, with their version of an old Misfits tune.
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
I know this clip is somewhere on our FB site but just in case you’re kinda like me and believe that laziness is deemed a positive quality, here’s some video you don’t have to go looking for.
Be warned, the following is offensive to Roughrider fans everywhere.
Thursday, December 8th, 2011
With three weeks and change before we begin a new year, I’ve been taking a peek at some of my favorite albums of 2011. With a wardrobe and haircut fresh from the 1970′s, I feel like I’ve traveled back in time as that classic rock sound has made a big comeback, kinda like the Rubix Cube, just bigger and bouncier.
Rival Sons – Pressure and Time
Somewhere between Wolfmother and Led Zeppelin, I have the urge to go shopping for 8 track tapes when I listen to this album. Stripped down and raw sounding, Rival Sons has put forth a rock effort worthy of banana seats, dingo balls and plush velvet interior. Get yourself a set of facial hair lambchops, one mean afro and you’re ready to relive your Cordova days, 21st century style.
Sheepdogs - Five Easy Pieces
These Saskatoon dudes (don’t hold that against them) were the first and only band to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone without a major label in their corner. Somewhere between warm rock and the occasional fringe jazz solo, this is an album perfect to set the mood, assuming you’re into bead doors and lava lamps. Full of harmonies eerily reminiscent of Buffalo Springfield, the Sheepdogs bring more proof in the pudding that 1970′esque rock has come full circle.
Black Keys – El Camino
This two piece outfit scored 3 Grammies with last year’s album ‘Brothers’ and not even a year later, they’re back with another set of tunes. Blues influenced, this dirty sounding album (dirty like mud, not like your Uncle’s stash of adult mags) will have you slapping your steering wheel all the way to work and back.
Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
Bucking the trend of recording digitally in studios worth more than our national debt, Grohl and the boys recorded their 7th album from the confines of Grohl’s garage. No fancy arrangements or complicated layers on what they call their heaviest album to date, here’s an album that’s all meat and no filler. Don’t bother messing with your 15 channel equalizer, crazy glue your volume knob to 11 and just push play.
Volbeat – Beyond Hell/Above Heaven
I realize this album came out last year but the guys from Lars Ulrich’s native land of Denmark are still releasing singles from it and frankly, I haven’t heard a band quite like this one in a long time, if ever. Being a fan of Johnny Cash and Metallica can be a little confusing but it’s good to know I’m not alone. Volbeat combines metal with rockabilly, add some punk and classic country into the mixing bowl and the end result is a sore neck from some serious head banging. Volbeat did release a double live album/DVD this fall however but if that’s still not ‘live’ enough for you, they’ll be at the Big Four Building on February 18th with Megadeth, Motorhead and Lacuna Coil for the Gigantour.
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
Less than a year after the Black Keys took home 3 Grammy awards for their ‘Brothers’ album, they’re back with ‘El Camino’. Available online or at your favorite store, you can pick it up as of today.
Thursday, December 1st, 2011
With a minor skiff of snow on the ground (for now), I thought I’d get into the season with some X-mas tunes. Believe it or not, frontman for Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland, released a X-mas album and if the dude has an alter ego, this is it.
Personally, I think he pulls off the crooning quite well.