Thursday, November 13, 2014
I know I posted the Dr. Octagon quadrilogy just a few months ago but driving back from band practice tonight it struck me that I never uploaded the truest testament to Kool Keith's amazing lyrical skills (and fucked-up psyche but that's another story). Possible the most vulgar hip-hop album ever - the unbelievable Sex Style is without a doubt the finest release in Keith's prolific catalog. Doing what he does best, the ex-Ultramagnetic absolutely destroys the competition with post-modern classics like "Don't Crush It" and "Still The Best" - fucking shit that in 1997 the lukewarm hip hop world would have killed to have owned if they had the fucking balls. Fuck B.I.G. and Jay-Z, this album is the best shit to hit the CD racks since those MTV-owned poster boys pretended to sing about sunshine. Kool Keith should be a fucking billionaire. Enjoy.
I just gotta throw it out there that my worthless non-posting drug-snorting ass has been kept alive by the amazing [shiny grey monotone]. Founded by ipecac, then Gray, now helmed by noise rock king Slander Bob... these guys know post metal (Melvins, Unsane, Bungle, etc...) and do the work way better then I ever could. The best music blog out there right now bar none. For fuck's sake the shit is posted fasted than I can read it. If you missed the first link then click here retard. Enjoy.
Friday, November 7, 2014
One of the cooler experiences I've had in my rather dull life is knowing the guys in the Bouncing Souls - all the while my dumb ass had absolutely no idea they were in the the aforementioned seminal funky punk band. Until it was too late that is and they had hit 287 South to the bright township lights of New Brunswick. Most of the guys were two grades ahead of me and I knew of them fleetingly until I snagged a job at a local pizza shop where Brian (bass) put in work making extra cash on the side. Pete (guitarist) was one year ahead of me in school and we shared some classes - he was always a nice ass guy - I only wish I had had the slightest inkling that he played guitar. Once the above EP hit Cheap Thrills Records I had my "no shit.... really?" moment - and I never saw any of the guys again. I kept up with the band through a few of my coworkers who stayed in touch and was really into a few of their earlier CDs. I actually used to have a copy of their '89 demo as well... long gone though or I would have uploaded that. While I haven't been back to NJ or bought a new Souls album in years I am happy to hear the boys are still doing their thing. Enjoy.