ac/dc isn’t the greatest band, certainly have a lot of dumb lyrics and never very their sound much. i llke them a lot and have unfortunately never seen them in concert. for those that hate ac/dc, the solo to “ride on” is better than anything in your collection.
good on hank. i’m looking forward to reading his piece. hopefully he has learned that a disease cannot be defeated merely by flexing a muscle at it.
i’m not a doctor either hank, but i know that the brain is an organ much like the rest of the organs in the body. my non-medical self also knows that organs can succumb to diseases of all kinds. the view that suicide is somehow a choice made by a rational, healthy mind is as irrational as suicide itself.
guy’s work on vic chesnutt’s “north star deserter” and “at the cut” is great. working with vic stands right along side being a part of the great fugazi.
bad taste, huh? i’ve listened to a lot of prog in my life. i’m sure he and have many bands in common that we both enjoy. unfortunately, heritage sucked. it exhibited some of the worst tendencies of prog. too much of a focus on technicality, time signatures and key changes without a lick of quality songwriting.
if goblin is his latest influence that gives hope to the new one. as far as heritage goes, it’s a hapless imitation of prog.
more good ol’ fashioned country (with lot’s of vomit!).
i’m glad i’m old enough that the blue and pinkerton were completely meaningless to me when they came out and i was able to enjoy the band without any attachment to my youth and no expectations of what they should or shouldn’t be doing.
p.s. the green and blue are my favorites. pinkerton…not so much.
nice job with the list. also, props for having sad wings at #2 (it’s number 1 for me).
the summary of the ripper owens era was done nicely as well. although he’s no halford, he’s got vocal chops. i had the pleasure of seeing his priest cover band in a bar in streetboro, oh in 1994. it was my friends and his friends. no one else but the bartender. we had a blast and on that night he nailed “victim of changes”.
yoko influenced more of the music and art that i appreciate than john did. and i love the beatles.
I’m not buying the comparison. there are many great tracks sprinkled in those mediocre albums. also, prince is incredible live and he kicked the super bowl’s ass.