Posts Tagged ‘80s’

Riot-Fest-2016-Chicago-Misfits-Reunion
Original Misfits members Jerry Only, Glenn Danzig, and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein reunited for the first time since 1983 over the weekend at Denver’s Riot Fest. Billed as “The Original Misfits,” the band featured Suicidal Tendencies/former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo and treated fans to a 25 song set which was picked by Glenn Danzig. Fan filmed footage of the monumental performance can been seen below.

Prior to the performances, Danzig stated that he would also possibly be open to doing more concerts after the festival appearances. “We’ll see how it goes. It may lead to some other work, but who knows how it’s going to turn out? I mean, I don’t think it’s going to be a disaster; I think it’s going to be incredible.” Watch live clips from the reunion inside! (more…)

discharge_end-of-daysReview by Jeff Maki
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Several months ago, I finally purchased Discharge’s classic album Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing on vinyl. I had been a fan of the U.K. hardcore band for years, but I had never owned the album in physical form. I listened to it over the next few days and thought to myself that my record collection is coming into form as I continue to fill in the punk and metal classics. Then only a few days later, Discharge announced it had signed a record deal with Nuclear Blast and was releasing a new studio album called End of Days. After an advance listen, I won’t be waiting nearly as long to pick this one up. (more…)

edguy-tinnitusI am a big fan of Edguy’s 2006 release, Rocket Ride. Always powerful, always comedic and always rockin’, Edguy might have hit their creative peak with that album. A few songs on Rocket Ride hinted at the hard rock direction of Tinnitus Sanctus, but I didn’t realize the band would abandon ther power metal style completely. That’s what happened. (more…)

bad-brains-buildIf you didn’t already know, Bad Brains, along with Minor Threat, Black Flag and others started a musical revolution with the American hardcore movement in the early 1980s. (I highly recommend the DVD American Hardcore: The History of American Punk Rock 1980 – 1986 for a look at the early beginnings of Bad Brains and many of these bands.) As fast as this movement started, it was gone, with bands either disappearing or drastically changing styles. As devoted followers of the Rastafarian movement, Bad Brains embraced reggae music, much to the dismay of their hardcore fans.

The classic lineup of H.R. (vocals), Dr. Know (guitar), Earl Hudson (drums) and Darryl Jenifer (bass) has reunited for shows and albums off and on over the years, but no album has recaptured their hardcore roots. Build a Nation is Bad Brains first album in five years and only their second in 12 years. As the band stated prior to the album’s release, it somewhat marks a return to their hardcore sound.  (more…)