Lyrical Themes: Fantasy, Rock (early), Relationships, Love
Happy 420 metal heads! I hope you all left out cookies and weed for Snoop Dog yesterday on 420 Eve. On this special day I’d like to play for you one of my favorite stoner songs. Technically Rainbow is not “Stoner Rock,” but the themes of this song are certainly pretty drugged out.
Rainbow is a combination of the heavy metal titans Dio and Ritchie Blackmore, although was mostly Ritchie Blackmore’s solo project.
I posted a live version of this song. Even though the sound quality is not the best you can certainly feel the power and the energy. You can sense the band feeding off the electric energy of the crowd.
I stopped watching TV on the regular about ten years ago. Yet one of my major disappointments (in the occasions that I do watch the boob tube) is that there was no longer a music channel, just MTV (the reality TV channel) and VH1 (the reality TV channel that sometimes had music). So you can’t imagine my excitement when Sam Dunn – the director of several heavy metal documentaries – announced that there is going to be a whole freakin’ channel dedicated to metal. This means more metal documentaries, more metal videos, and the exploration of the millions of sub-genres of metal (including the ones that you never knew existed – or the ones that don’t exist yet). Like how about Pirate Jazz Metal? Does that exist? Maybe I can just create it out of thin air. And what about the prospect of metal commercials? Commercials for things like soap that ooze goat’s blood on you in the shower? (Okay, maybe that idea needs to be work-shopped a bit)
So anyways…something definitely to look forward to. Thank you very much Sam Dunn!
Go fuck yourself “oppa gangnam style”, it’s time to get down to some real music Voodoo Gayageum Style
I don’t have much information on the girl in the video above.
But what I do know is that she’s doing a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child” on a Korean instrument called the “Gayageum.” I hope you are about as blown away as I am. When I first heard this my jaw dropped and is now floating around somewhere in the South Pole.
Hope you all had a great New Years. Sorry for my lack of posts, I have been caught up with the chaos of the season, family and all that jazz.
Let’s have a toast to the New Year and all the Resolutions we’ll give up on somewhere in the middle of next week! Cheers! But on a more serious note, stay tuned for more articles, music and mayhem!
A Potent Vision of America’s Dark Side Via Stoner Rock
Genre: Heavy Metal, Stoner Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Desert Rock
In the 19th century “The Great Game” often referred to Britain’s colonial take over of a great part of the world. Perhaps this video is using “The Game” to refer to the world’s modern imperial power – America. This is a fan made video (not a Truckfighters original). But the images chosen for this video show a darker side to American life. There are many things I love about my country, but I know that it isn’t all prosperity and apple pie. The video is a montage of dilapidated, foreclosed homes, political power, fast-food, environmental destruction and brute military force. While our political leaders tell us all is well, there is a hollowing out of America taking place. This video tells the real American Story.