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Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Rdog » Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:58 am

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METAL IN A TURTLENECK!!!!
Well this has been in production for a good long while and it's not going to interest most of you but we are doing it any way. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Reservoir Dog are doing a thread together. Each week we recommend an album to each other to listen to and review. Wolfy the turtleneck wearing person he is will obviously have his own brand of music he will sick on me and so will I with my own metal favorites. This is going to be fun (hopefully) for both of us and we hope you all enjoy reading.

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Jethro Tull: Hay is for Horses: :fresh:
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Rdog » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:01 am

So basically this is an album swap thread featuring only Wolfy and Rdog. I'll have my first album for him up soon. Not sure if you want links or not Wolfy if you do I could probably find some.
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Wolfy » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:02 am

I can find it on my own. I'm magic like that.
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Rdog » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:03 am

Wolfy wrote:I can find it on my own. I'm magic like that.
A Thread with magic is a good thread indeed.
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Mean Old Bastard Ed » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:03 am

Is Elton going to hurt me? :?
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Trevor » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:04 am

Make him listen to more Costello. We'll force him to love it.
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Wolfy » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:05 am

Trevor wrote:Make him listen to more Costello. We'll force him to love it.
Ha.

I don't want him to hate me...too much...
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Rdog » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:10 am

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Album Number One:
White Zombie: La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume 1
This is a personal favorite of mine because I grew up with it. It's music that is befitting of any heavy metal fan and any fan of horror films in general. It's kind of like watching Faster Pussycat Kill Kill while being bludgeoned to death by Vincent Price with an electric guitar while Satan sings to you. Hope you like it. :twisted:
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Wolfy » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:14 am

Oh joy.
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Isaac Hayes- Hot Buttered Soul
Better than the Shaft soundtrack.

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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Rdog » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:15 am

Hot Buttered Soul. :D I'm down with that.
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Quite-Gone Genie » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:18 am

Evil bastards.
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Post by DJ Rkod » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:18 am

Oooh, neat. I may listen along with some of these.
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Wolfy » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:19 am

Rdog wrote:Hot Buttered Soul. :D I'm down with that.
Only 4 songs. Just the way I like it.
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Rdog » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:26 am

Wolfy wrote: Only 4 songs. Just the way I like it.
haha I hope I like it. I'm still kind of a rookie when it comes to soul and funk but I do generally love blaxploitation soundtracks so there is hope.
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Rdog » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:27 am

DJ Rkod wrote:Oooh, neat. I may listen along with some of these.
Have you heard either of the albums mentioned so far DJ?

Fairly certain you have heard Devil Music.
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Wolfy » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:28 am

Genie has probably heard everything that is going to be listened to.
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Rdog » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:30 am

Wolfy wrote:Genie has probably heard everything that is going to be listened to.
I feel confident that I will recommend some metal that he hasn't heard. I can dig extremely deep in the NWOBHM.
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by DJ Rkod » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:34 am

Rdog wrote:Have you heard either of the albums mentioned so far DJ?

Fairly certain you have heard Devil Music.
Just La Sexorcisto. Been a while, I'll give it a relisten one of these days. Been meaning to start digging into Let Sleeping Corpses Lie anyway. ^_^

Looking forward to some Hot Buttered Soul as well.
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Rdog » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:36 am

There is a lot of good stuff on Let Sleeping Corpses Lie. I love that box set.
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Quite-Gone Genie » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:41 am

Wolfy wrote:Genie has probably heard everything that is going to be listened to.
I haven't heard the White Zombie album.
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Post by Rdog » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:42 am

Quite-Gone Genie wrote:I haven't heard the White Zombie album.
You should listen to it. It's incredible.
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Quite-Gone Genie » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:50 am

Rdog wrote:
You should listen to it. It's incredible.
I'm getting it now.
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Quite-Gone Genie wrote:I'm getting it now.
Success!!!!!!!
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Mean Old Bastard Ed » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:02 am

I never "try" anything. I just do it.

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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Stu » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:06 am

Mean Old Bastard Ed wrote:I never "try" anything. I just do it.

Wanna "try" me?
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Monsieur Red » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:26 am

Rdog wrote:
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Album Number One:
White Zombie: La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume 1
This is a personal favorite of mine because I grew up with it. It's music that is befitting of any heavy metal fan and any fan of horror films in general. It's kind of like watching Faster Pussycat Kill Kill while being bludgeoned to death by Vincent Price with an electric guitar while Satan sings to you. Hope you like it. :twisted:


I always think about this whenever that album comes up.
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Rdog » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:28 am

hehe that's one reason why I got into White Zombie. I think I watched that movie ten or twenty times when I was a young teen. Along with Billy Madison/Happy Gilmore and a couple others.
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Monsieur Red » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:31 am

Rdog wrote:hehe that's one reason why I got into White Zombie. I think I watched that movie ten or twenty times when I was a young teen. Along with Billy Madison/Happy Gilmore and a couple others.
Haha, me and two friends watched it four or five times one night and laughed our asses off every time. It's still one of my favorite 90's comedies.
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Post by Rdog » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:37 am

Monsieur Red wrote: Haha, me and two friends watched it four or five times one night and laughed our asses off every time. It's still one of my favorite 90's comedies.
I haven't watched it in ages. Should fix that.
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Monsieur Red » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:39 am

Rdog wrote:
I haven't watched it in ages. Should fix that.
Not to derail the thread but...



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Post by Colonel Kurz » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:44 am

Wolfy wrote:Oh joy.
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#1
Isaac Hayes- Hot Buttered Soul
Better than the Shaft soundtrack.

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Post by JediMoonShyne » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:45 am

I have no idea what's going on.
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Rdog » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:45 am

by the way I've listened to Wolfy's album already. I'll probably listen to it twice more before I put words to internets.
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Post by Rdog » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:46 am

JediMoonShyne wrote:I have no idea what's going on.
It's really quite simple Jedi. I give Wolfy an album, he gives me an album, we review those albums, lather, rinse, repeat.
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Post by JediMoonShyne » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:49 am

Rdog wrote:
It's really quite simple Jedi. I give Wolfy an album, he gives me an album, we review those albums, lather, rinse, repeat.
Mmm, lather.
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Post by Circus Freak » Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:25 pm

Thread needs more None So Vile.
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Post by Mod Hip » Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:32 pm

Friggin' love White Zombie. I probably prefer La Sexorcisto to Astro-Creep 2,000.

Definitely nabbing that Hayes album.
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Wolfy » Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:41 pm

Rdog wrote:by the way I've listened to Wolfy's album already. I'll probably listen to it twice more before I put words to internets.
So much faster than I.
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Post by Colonel Kurz » Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:57 pm

Rdog wrote:hehe that's one reason why I got into White Zombie. I think I watched that movie ten or twenty times when I was a young teen. Along with Billy Madison/Happy Gilmore and a couple others.
Coincidentally, the theme song was sung by none other than Isaac Hayes. Or is that no coincedence?
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Wolfy » Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:03 pm

Colonel Kurz wrote: Coincidentally, the theme song was sung by none other than Isaac Hayes. Or is that no coincedence?
I can dig it.
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Trevor » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:43 pm

Chocolate salty balls?
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Post by dreiser » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:27 pm

Trevor wrote:Chocolate salty balls?
Schweddy balls.
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Post by Colonel Kurz » Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:19 pm

Swedgin?
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Wolfy » Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:22 pm

I listened to the album. I'll do the review tomorrow.
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Review for Isaac Hayes soon, probs tomorrow or tonight. But for now the best song ever.
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Rdog » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:08 am

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Wolfy recommendation number one: Hot Buttered Soul by Isaac Hayes

When listening to Hot Buttered Soul one is instantly greeted with the soulful stylings of a truly talented vocalist and musician. My only real introduction to Isaac Hayes before listening to this album was the culinary delight of Chocolate Salty Balls. Chocolate Salty Balls is not incredibly different from what you would experience on this album in general sound. Hot Buttered Soul (wonderful fucking title) is a four song forty five minute epic of soulful sounds, love lost and afro american bravado.

The album begins with a cover song by Burt Bacharach but styled to Isaac Hayes flair. The song is like many others on the album, because it builds and builds clocking in at twelve minutes of smooth fury. Hayes deep croon and the fuzz driven guitar propel this song into the stratosphere, and is among the better soul songs I've ever heard. Hayes is often remembered for the Shaft soundtrack and the next track comes to mind the long titled boogie of Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic is a track that would surely later inspire the likes of Parliament and Prince. I have no idea what the track is about but the african swagger presented here is something absolutely stunning and it's by far my favorite track off the album. The album then takes a very hard right turn with a ballad. I was not expecting a ballad. In all reality this is a love song that was made for Hayes to maybe have a single. However, the song is better than most singles that I've heard that are like this, it's a sweet story of a man falling in love with a girl while he is in another relationship and the rising instrumentation mixed with Hayes vocals are wonderful. The only real problem I have with the album is the final track of the album, which is the eighteen minute ode to pain in relationships By the time I get to Phoenix. I don't really mind this track that much but it's quite a bit long and drags a little. It's not a bad song though.

Overall, Hot Buttered Soul is a great album and a good first record from one Wolfgang Amadeus Elton John and I'm quite looking forward to more journeys into the soul genre and black music from the sixties because I've heard basically nothing still. Hayes is quite a good musician and this is an album that everyone should love.

I recommend Mod Hip getting it at the very least.

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Post by Rdog » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:14 am

Favorite track off the album. A taste if you want to see if you like it.

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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Wolfy » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:15 am

The bass on "Walk on By" is delicious.
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Re: Metal in a Turtleneck

Post by Rdog » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:16 am

Wolfy wrote:The bass on "Walk on By" is delicious.
Yes, I didn't mention the bass in my review for the album but the bass is incredible in every track.
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