Adam Smith Riggs

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His snare hits are almost always behind the beat. And his snare tone sucks. Those are the reasons I have most often heard.
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July 19, 2017 on Watch Metallica Replace Lars Ulrich With A Little Girl
RJ nailed it above, but I'll second it. Beck is utterly phenomenal live. I saw him play as part of a two night stand at The Ryman in Nashville, TN. Unfortunately my night didn't include any "Midnite Vultures" tunes (he played "Sexx Laws" and "Debra" the next night), but it did showcase his ability to go from gorgeous countrypolitan ballads (he frontloaded the set with songs off "Morning Light", which he said was inspired by the venue he was playing in) to his funky 90's rap-influenced tracks and then on to his Guero jams without missing a beat. The first song of the encore was "Hell Yes", but a full-band rendition of the "Ghettochip Malfunction" remix version! Every member but the drummer on a synth of some kind. Speaking of the drummer, in all my years of seeing metal bands play (not to mention Stewart Copeland of The Police) I've never seen a bigger kit. He had some electronic pads onstage for the obviously electronic drum parts, but very few of the other percussion sounds were sampled - he had them all there and ready to play. Anyway, yes, Beck is awesome live.
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July 13, 2017 on Watch Beck Play “Sexx Laws” & “Where It’s At” With The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Really late response here, but what I meant was he is Slayer's former drummer, not a "former drummer" as written in the article.
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July 12, 2017 on Watch Fantômas Play At Tool’s Festival
All the talk about women in rock above and no mention (unless I missed it) of the fact that Boris' lead guitarist is a woman. Anyway, Waxahatchee and Japanese Breakfast are much anticipated, but for me, along with them, Boris, and Integrity...what I'm REALLY looking forward to is Lo Tom.
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July 12, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Waxahatchee Out In The Storm
Downvoted by accident. Carry on.
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July 12, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Waxahatchee Out In The Storm
Small edit, and sorry for being pedantic, but Dale Crover was a member of Melvins from 1984 onward. As far as I know he was pulling double duty during his short stint with Nirvana.
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July 6, 2017 on Watch The Unearthed Full Video Of Nirvana’s 1988 Performance In An Aberdeen Radio Shack
Former *Slayer* drummer. He's still the drummer, as far as I know.
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June 26, 2017 on Watch Fantômas Play At Tool’s Festival
3EB is currently on an amphitheater/arena tour all summer. Sure, it's a nostalgia act tour, but they're still playing music to large crowds.
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June 16, 2017 on Sugar Ray & Third Eye Blind Ruled Summer ’97 Beginning 20 Years Ago Today
Love LTE. Their album got the deluxe vinyl reissue treatment just a couple months back.
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June 15, 2017 on 31 Essential Shoegaze Tracks
You're welcome. I really just hate Gene mostly.
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June 14, 2017 on Gene Simmons Is Trying To Trademark The Iconic Rock Hand Gesture
Fuck all of this. So many things wrong. First off, the gesture as shown in the diagram, with the thumb extended outward, is "I love you" in American Sign Language. Maybe it is also a rock n roll hand gesture, but it's literally the way many deaf and/or mute individuals share their affection. Secondly, it's the lame way of doing the rock n roll hand gesture. The true way, with the thumb folded inward and resting on top of the middle two fingers, was clearly popularized in the rock and metal world by one Ronnie James Dio. FUCK GENE SIMMONS.
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June 14, 2017 on Gene Simmons Is Trying To Trademark The Iconic Rock Hand Gesture
I'm not sure what there is to explain, though I'm admittedly a person who knew what a "popcorn prayer" was without looking it up, still occasionally attend Tuesday night Bible studies, will forever think of Sufjan as a Christian rock artist, and am at least marginally aware of the former Ms. Katy Hudson's Christian pop career. Anyway, I think the post is hilarious.
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June 14, 2017 on Can Someone Please Explain Sufjan’s Blog Post About Katy Perry?
I figured it was a chicken or duck, but will research further based on your additional info, as I (sometimes) enjoy gross food stuff.
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June 9, 2017 on Diplo Opens Up About Eating Boiled Embryos And DJing With Diarrhea
Maybe there should be an adjective in front of "embryo"?
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June 9, 2017 on Diplo Opens Up About Eating Boiled Embryos And DJing With Diarrhea
Personally, I don't think there's any shame in loving "Quantity is Job One". Seriously, tell everyone I said that.
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June 9, 2017 on Q&A: Parquet Courts’ Sean Yeaton On The Importance Of Tool & His Nu-Metal Past
I for one don't understand the hate the Bonnaroo lineup has received this year. Having been to festivals and knowing full well you're never gonna see more than 10% of a lineup without watching a bunch of half or quarter sets and running yourself ragged, this year had some solid acts.
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June 9, 2017 on Livestream Bonnaroo 2017 Here
The OC Supertones, Five Iron Frenzy, or The Insyderz?
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June 9, 2017 on Q&A: Parquet Courts’ Sean Yeaton On The Importance Of Tool & His Nu-Metal Past
"August By Cake" is definitely gonna land on my year-end list.
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June 7, 2017 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far
Wait wait wait...is "RTJ3" really getting overlooked because they released it online early on Christmas day as a gift to their fans? The official release day was in January 2017, that's when it hit stores, and the streaming release was within a week of the end of 2016. Or do you guys somehow not enjoy the album? Honest questions here. Thanks.
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June 6, 2017 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far
Came here for new music by the all-time classic stoner/doom band, yet did not leave disappointed.
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June 5, 2017 on Trouble – “Snake Eyes”
Like other commenters above, I'm a bit confused on his stance here. I think Morrissey is insufferable, and I'm pretty sure I'm reading this as a Trumpian-esque anti-immigrant rant (especially as concerns his shot at Sadiq Khan), but the main politician he takes aim at is staunchly anti-immigrant herself. What gives?
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May 24, 2017 on Morrissey Releases Statement About Manchester Arena Attack
This is beautiful and I absolutely adore this album. I need to become more well-versed in her previous catalog.
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May 19, 2017 on Inside The Ecstatic World Of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
I don't really see any point in posting this list without "Misery Business" on it. Sorry, just like my opinion, man.
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May 17, 2017 on The 10 Best Paramore Songs
I wanted to say no, but I'm halfway in and this is is scratching a *similar* itch to our goddess Carly Rae, and maybe Haim a little. I'm surprised, and I'm happy about it. As mentioned above, this may be an exercise in "the monogenre", but I think by now I've welcomed my monogenre overlords. Long live the monogenre!
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May 12, 2017 on Stream Paramore After Laughter
Starflyer is one of my all time favorite bands and Pedro is way up there too. I am sufficiently geeked out on this and FULLY nerding out on that poster - Velour 100 remains one of the most underrated bands of their era.
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May 10, 2017 on Lo Tom – “Overboard”