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Tuesday Six – 8/30/11 – RSD III

Posted in Tuesday Six on August 30, 2011 by heavyuberalles

In high school, the was one dude who towered over the rest, who seemed intimidating, but was one of the coolest, most honest guys you could ever hope to meet. His name was Robert Darby.

I knew Rob and his sister Carole throughout high school, and was saddened to learn that Rob passed away in December of 2006. Tonight, Carole gave me a cd-r, and told me “This was a mix we made in memory of Robert. He loved every song on this cd, and we played it at his memorial service. You must listen to it all the way through.” After swearing on my left nut that I would, I did just that on the way home.

For this week’s Tuesday Six, I have Selected 6 of the 17 songs on the “RSDIII” cd. Hope you enjoy.

Rest in peace, Robert.

1. Fu Manchu – Evil Eye

2. Judas Priest – Freewheel Burning

3. Kiss – Shock Me (live)

4. Clutch – Immortal

5. Slayer – Seasons in the Abyss

6. Soggy Bottom Boys- I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow

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Movie Review – God Bless Ozzy Osbourne

Posted in Review on August 29, 2011 by heavyuberalles

  I just got back from seeing the new documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne in Fairfax, and I was not disappointed.

The film, produced by Ozzy’s son Jack Osbourne, was a pretty honest look at Ozzy’s life, and, according to Jack, tells more about John Osbourne than Ozzy Osbourne.

The film is intercut between the present day Ozzy, with family and on tour, and then telling about his past with Black Sabbath and branching out on his own.

One of the most telling parts of the film is when they talk about their time on MTV’s show The Osbournes. They said what hurt the family the most is that Ozzy was pretty much at an all-time low with drugs and alcohol, and through the wonders of the editing room, kept only the footage that was goofy or funny, with Ozzy mumbling and stumbling around in a haze. Watching the current interviews you really can see the difference between “The Osbournes” Ozzy and “clean and sober Ozzy”.

Heartfelt and honest, the film covered the good, the bad and the ugly of Ozzy’s life and career, with Ozzy at times being his own worst critic. One part especially touching is when the family talks about Ozzy ‘s inspiration and motivation to get sober was his own son getting sober.

The film also interviews many of his bandmates from both Black Sabbath and his solo band, and other musical noteworthies that were either a first-hand witness to the insanity (Tommy Lee had the whole theater rolling) or were deeply influenced by Ozzy. The interviews didn’t hold back, and this was definitely not made to prop Oz up on a pedestal, but more to show the hows and whys of his personal downward spiral.

Another in a line of recent rock documentaries that are just getting better and better, God Bless Ozzy Osbourne is definitely worth a watch for any Ozzy or metal fan.

*God Bless Ozzy Osbourne comes out on dvd & Blu-Ray on November 15th. Pre-order it here.

Tuesday Six – 8/2/11

Posted in Tuesday Six on August 2, 2011 by heavyuberalles

King Giant

1. King Giant – Appomattox
The new single from King Giant proves they haven’t lost a step. Taken a few forward, as a matter of fact. The first single from the album, Appomattox, instantly shines and shows that these southern metallers have only improved upon the storytelling that was so intricate on the previous release, Southern Darkness. The upcoming album, Dismal Hollow, is definitely not one to be missed. Check out a video for the making of Dismal Hollow here. (The song at the beginning of the video is Appomattox)

2. Chickenfoot – Big Foot
The Hagar/Anthony/Satriani/Smith supergroup is back, with a somewhat subdued sound with a funky groove to it. Definitely one of those “top-down, sunny day” kinda tunes. Cool riff from Satch right off the bat keeps the song going, and there’s no mistaking Mike’s killer harmonies. Looking forward to this album! Big Foot is on iTunes and streaming free at http://www.chickenfoot.us/.

3. Rob Zombie – Pussy Liquor
Awesomely swanky, sleazy song from the House of 1,000 Corpses soundtrack, this is an ode Baby and the fucked-up but oh so lovable Firefly clan. “Gimme a B! Gimme an A! Gimme a B! Gimme a Y! What’s that spell?” “Baby?” “You damn right.” If you’ve never heard it, do it now. If you have, hear it again, dammit.

4. Misfits – Attitude
Classic punk at its rawest. Glenn and the crew back in the glory days, forever putting the Crimson Ghost skull in our minds and Lodi, New Jersey on the punk map. Bow down.

5. Misfits – Don’t Open Til Doomsday
Yeah, some consider it blasphemous. “It’s not REALLY the Misfits.” I don’t give a fuck. It’s good. A more tightly produced, supercharged version of the Misfits, the songs off of American Psycho don’t try to duplicate the Danzig-era days, they make it stand on its own. Really wish the lineup of Michale Graves, Doyle, Only and Dr Chud would reform for a tour. Hear it and judge for yourself.

6. Hank III – P.F.F.
Inspired by a friend giving me an ink-pen tattoo of PFF on my knuckles, P.F.F. (Punch, Fight, Fuck) starts out “This song is written and dedicated to GG Allin!” In PFF he revels in sin, and is damn proud of it. Carving a niche with his own brand of cowpunk, Hank blazes a path of destruction through country music, happily leaving the Keith Urbans and Rascal Flatts of the world burning in his wake. Get your III on here.