Saturday, July 31, 2021

A Week of Musical Death

Jesus Christ, who didn't die last week? We lost three big names, and I wanted to pay some tribute here.

R.I.P. Dusty Hill:

Dusty Hill, founding member of ZZ Top. I never realized Dusty sang lead on Tush. What a band. I think my third ever CD when I was in early high school was the ZZ Top greatest hits album.

R.I.P Joey Jordinson:

Say what you want about Slipknot, but this is the song that broke my hate for the guys that I still insist totally ripped off Mr. Bungle. The drums on this song are amazing.

R.I.P. Mike Howe:

I haven't listened to Metal Church in a very long time, but there was a time when they were pretty important to me. My girlfriend in High School had their first couple of records, and I can remember laying stoned out of my mind listening to this song and feeling that intense thrill that the really epic 80s thrash stuff inspired in me at that age. I still feel that now, and it has a lot to do with Mike Howe's vocals. This song crushes.


ZZ Top - Rhythmeen
Metal Church - Blessing in Disguise
Metal Church - Eponymous
The Replacements - Tim
The Replacements - Let It Be
The Replacements - Sorry Ma, I Forgot to Take Out the Trash
Peter Gabriel - So
Valkyrie - Fear
King Woman - Celestial Blues
Ultrabann - Big Trouble in Little Haiti
Godflesh - New Flesh in Dub Vol. 1
Megadeth - Rust in Peace
Blut Aus Nord - Hallucinogen 

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