04/24/06 11:50 am
I remember every little thing as if it happened only yesterday.
I was barely 17 and I once killed a boy with a fender guitar.
I don’t remember if it was a Telecaster or a Stratocaster,but i do remember
that it had a heart of chrome and a voice like a horny angel.
I don’t remember if it was a Telecaster or a Stratocaster, but I do remember
that it wasn’t at all easy.
It required the perfect combination of the right powerchords and the precise angle
from which to strike.
– “Love and death and an American guitar”, Jim Steinman
So I was browsing my favorite BitTorrent site yesterday and instead of looking for movies or games I decided to check the music section. As I’m noticing that there are at least ten torrents for Tool’s new album “10,000 Days” which doesn’t come out officially for another week (May 2) is see a link for “Meatloaf: Live at The Bottom Line 1977“.
Ho-lee-shit, 1977! I was a sophmore in high school. I have a very distinct memory associated with BOOH. It involves a very very long van ride that summer from Ontario back to the Poconos after a 10 day canoe trip. “Two out of Three Ain’t Bad” was probably the theme song for that trip as we heard it about twice an hour on the radio. I went and bought the album as soon as I got home. Of course within that year I heard ““Never Mind The Bollocks…” and that would change my musical perspective forever.
Some tidbits from the WIKI , BOOH is in the top five selling albums of all time is the second longest running album in the British charts behind Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumors”. Pretty impressive, and so is the Bottom Line live set. Particulary the piano work of Jim Steinman, the strong backups of Karla DeVito and a juicy encore of the Ike and Tina classic “River Deep , Mountain High”. I downloaded the mp3’s with BT but when I did some searching on the net I found that these tracks are available on Jim Steinman’s personal website. I highly recommmend a thorough perusal of Jim’s informative site. It has lots of great stuff about all aspects of his long career in both music and theater.
Of course I came across some awesome other bits as I entered that near fugue state I sometimes get when I crawl into the web and find myself somewhere unexpected. Evidently “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” is a favorite song at weddings, and that’s a very BAD thing. Also it can be quite embarassing when you are holding out for a heroand all you get is silly stop motion dancing instead.
Rock on Beavis. \m/