Category: Classic Day

Classic Day – Terror Squad Rep

Off sheer size alone, Big Pun had a terrifying presence to him. The rapper that gave Biggie a blow for blow comparison, Pun was quick to make his debut record one of the strongest displays of vocal delivery and breath control. Capital Punishment is… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Terror Squad Rep”

Classic Day – Great Big Heads

While the personal favorite still reigns as Stop Making Sense from the Talking Heads, much of that record’s performance and show material comes from their commercial breakthrough Speaking In Tongues. A step away from the Brian Eno produced hands, the self-produced Speaking In Tongues… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Great Big Heads”

Classic Day – Ain’t It Hard

Far before the Greenwich legend, Bob Dylan would have her cover his work, Odetta was a powerhouse of epic proportions in 1962 with her record Odetta And The Blues. Similar to Albert King, everyone experiences the blues, but few could portray them so well… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Ain’t It Hard”

Classic Day – A Real Live Wire

There is always something immediately captivating about hearing live versions of some of the strongest guitar work ever recorded to wax. Albert King’s June 1968 recorded album at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco gives vitality to the Live Wire/Blues Power definition. While The… Continue Reading “Classic Day – A Real Live Wire”

Classic Day – Stronger Set Of Chains

Where Pretty Hate Machine was a record that alternative mothers could love and really have something to dance to, the following EP, Broken is a pre-cursor to The Downward Spiral. It was the twisted stepchild who played with the worms and grew amongst the… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Stronger Set Of Chains”

Classic Day – Crash And Burn

Nick Oliveri who was primarily known for his work as the main screamer and bassist in Queens Of The Stone Age embarked in 2004 on a solo expedition that led to some of the most captivating acoustic work over six tracks. Demolition Day was… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Crash And Burn”

Classic Day – Anaglyphic Fuzz

It may come as a compilation from space, but the 15-track rack of ribs from The Cramps entitled Off The Bone combines all their best work into one nearly 45-minute package. Holding Lux Interior as the dynamic vocalist with more growls than words, more… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Anaglyphic Fuzz”

Classic Day – Money Is God

1981 was an especially predominant year for the Dead Kennedys as it gave them a new percussionist, D.H. Peligro, and was a step into a more hardcore direction from their debut, Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables. The EP, In God We Trust, Inc. was… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Money Is God”

Classic Day – Marble Floored Chariot

10 years, it’s been 10 years since Watch The Throne first appeared and was the end of career plateau for both Jay-Z and Kanye West. The Roc-A-Fella duo that seemed untouchable by rap parallels, the two giants who stand at every ‘best of’ list… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Marble Floored Chariot”

Classic Day – My Hands, The Bars

With the simple four-piece line-up, it would be difficult to imagine that a band could play on average two-hundred shows a year, but Black Flag continues to be the inspiration for always feeling like you never work hard enough. In the midst of their… Continue Reading “Classic Day – My Hands, The Bars”

Classic Day – Another Kind Of Blue

From the depraved souls of smooth jazz icons to the bop fashion of Cannonball Adderley, the 1957 release, Sophisticated Swing from the alto saxophonist sees 36 minutes of digestible frequency at a forefront. Memoirs of a shine through the jazz clubs of the hard… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Another Kind Of Blue”

Classic Day – Pale Melt

The unique splatter pattern of a parlor’s carpeted floors gives a stage to the lowering of the casket, known as Mark Lanegan’s performance on Blues Funeral. For a record built around the mystery of falling into the marsh with hands from the nether dragging… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Pale Melt”

Classic Day – Longing For Touch

In the discussion for what is truly the best Radiohead record in substance, tone, and overall delivery, the conversation always personally led straight back to OK Computer. The way that record could make something as serious as a suicide feel as if it was… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Longing For Touch”

Classic Day – In The Doorway

In the wee hours of the desperate night, feeling hopeless and lost, a sound can be heard that exemplifies and is able to separate itself from the cityscape that surrounds the madness. Somewhere buried between pots of black coffee and enough cigarettes to choke… Continue Reading “Classic Day – In The Doorway”

Classic Day – The Wall Falls            

In one of the orchestrated times that falls from the incredibly under-loved artist Lou Reed, Berlin is the third solo record and for good reason belongs cemented like fragments of the wall. Revolving around drug addiction and depression-like many of Reed’s records, Berlin is… Continue Reading “Classic Day – The Wall Falls            “

TOP TEN LIST – BEST OF 2020 FOOLS

LISTEN TO THE PLAYLIST HERE – SPOTIFY ON THIS PAGE YOU CAN CLICK ANY OF THE PHOTOS, TEXT, OR TITLES FOR A LINK TO THE POST WHERE I WROTE A REVIEW FOR THE ALBUM… This year was weak as shit, but at least some good… Continue Reading “TOP TEN LIST – BEST OF 2020 FOOLS”

Classic Day – Sangoma

Originally released in 1969 but recorded in 61, The Witch Doctor by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers is an upbeat revival of honing in onto specific characters of the band as soloists of the center stage. Starting with the self-titled track, “The Witch… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Sangoma”

Classic Day – White Moth

Always seeming to be nearby in the cesspit of the internet’s realm of music, Ty Segall’s third studio record Melted is nearly the perfect lunch break of sound. Through 30 minutes over 11 tracks, Melted has Segall bouncing from being the manipulative czar that… Continue Reading “Classic Day – White Moth”

Classic Day – Legacy Of Brutality

Hard to believe that 10 years ago Nails was able to insert oppressive blast beats and floods of instrumental hell into the feeble frame of only 13 minutes. Marching down the funeral line like a wrecking crew, Unsilent Death is a burial at sea.… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Legacy Of Brutality”

Classic Day – Three’s Company

It’s rare for a supergroup that combines the likes of Dave Grohl from Nirvana and Foo Fighters, Josh Homme from Kyuss and Queens Of The Stone Age, and John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin to continue to age so gracefully like Them Crooked Vultures… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Three’s Company”

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