Saturday, January 21, 2023

Metallica - Screaming Suicide


I'll say this: while I'm not favoring this track nearly as much as I did "Lux Aeterna," I can't help being fascinated by my out-of-the-blue turnaround interest in Metallica of late. Nothing will ever make me care about anything they released after the Eponymous and up to Hard Wired, but I have to say, these guys seem to have found themselves again. Maybe we're both going through some nostalgia trip together and reconnecting at the right time. I don't know. For now, I'm along for the ride again.


I think Twin Peaks has me in the mood for late 80s/early 90s thrillers because last night K and I watched Nicholas Kazon's 1994 Dream Lover. Here's the trailer:


Another obvious Peaks connection here is Mädchen Amick as the female lead. This is the kind of specific-to-the-era, early 90s thriller that Spader excelled at, and his chemistry with Amick really propels the movie to its clever and almost hysterically dark final moments. All in all, a solid three-star if you allow for the inflation of aesthetics. 


Angelo Badalamenti - Twin 
Bonny Doon - Longwave
Karl Casey - White Bat XVIII EP
LCD Soundsystem - New Body Rhumba (single)
Special Interest - Endure
Fleshwater - Baldplate Driver (single)
Botch - One Twenty Two (single)
Mascara - HLA-11Tf (single)
Metallica - Hardwired... To Self-Destruct
Metallica - 72 Seasons (pre-release singles)

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