RUN TO THE HILLS!
Ok gang, tonight I’m in a musical mood. But first I want to point out that the PUNCTUATION POLICE (aka Wyatt) have been sniffing around my blog. It seems my erratic use of the comma, liberal use of capitalization and almost nonexistent use of paragraph breaks has got me noticed. I think I’m on double secret probation or some such sh*t. Whatever. Some of us happen to worship at the church of the run on sentence. I have no time for rules dammit! Be gone with such gibberish! I’ll blog as I see fit! (Many huzzahs, much pounding on tables!!!) Ooops, sorry. I worked overtime today and I’m a little punch drunk as I write this. Sixteen runs in a ten hour shift will do that to a guy. Where was I? Oh yeah. I’m in a musical mood tonight. As you may notice from my sidebar, I have represented three bands that are my absolute favorites. Iron Maiden, Queensryche and Metallica. While my musical taste is kind of all over the map, I’m an old school metal head at heart. Most all rock is on my list from Stones to Zeppelin to Aldo Nova, Bad Co. Rush, Dio, Sabbath, Ozzy, Judas Priest (I know I pretend Halford’s really not a fag) Crue, Kiss, and most of the 80’s arena rock bands. Thats what I grew up on and I still think that era of rock ruled.
These three bands stand out for me for a couple of reasons. Iron Maiden is simply the best pure Metal Band of them all. They really got what metal was all about. Metal is musical theatre for 17 year old white boys. With their mascot Eddie and the cover art by Derek Riggs they took it all to another level. If you get that, you get metal. Alice Cooper got it too. (Schools Out…) Duh. Bands like Zeppelin, & Sabbath really were in a different place. But Motley Crue, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Maiden & even Ozzy on his own really tapped into what Metal was all about. It wasn’t meant to be taken so seriously. (Remember TIPPER GORE?) It wasn’t about Satan & black magic. It was about getting high with your friends and trying to score with chicks while Glenn Tipton ripped his fingers off playing ass kicking guitar riffs.
When Metallica came along they were high school kids like I was at the time. We were all astonished that kids our own age could kick SOOOO much ass. Metallica ruled from then on. Queensryche is just one very talented metal band. They are really the best of the late 80’s wave of metal bands that broke out before that ASSHOLE Kurt Cobain brought grunge and $4.00 cups of coffee to the rest of America. Grunge finally killed off metal as we knew it. When Cobain offed himself he left a vacuum that no one has been able to fill. Anyway the state of music these days is woeful. I’m seriously considering getting Satellite. Since I hate country there is little I can listen to on “FREE” FM. So there you have it. I’m actually pissed that I missed Maiden last week. The boss went to N.Y. for the day and I couldn’t make the show at the Tweeter Center. I hope they swing back through in the spring, I’ll catch them then. I heard that Maiden has a new CD out. I think tomorrow I’m taking a little trip to Best Buy. See Ya. Captainden