January 26, 2010

Drunk Horse...

So I have made it back safe from Mexico! It was very refreshing to be on vacation and relax. Though there was no weed, I made up for it with all the great beer and tequila that country has to offer. Pacifico is my favorite beer anyways....

It's always really hard for me to keep up with something like this, as the only media I really participate in is the music I enjoy. I am trying to keep this blog up though so people can maybe find a new favorite band, or at least one they enjoy. All the bands I post will be at random or at least not any new releases (for now). I guess it relates to my mood.

So I am very excited for an upcoming show at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco. Though I've been kicked out of that club before and most nights are just filled with trendy dance parties and computerized "music" I did catch Goblin Cock there. This upcoming Wednesday a band called Trainwreck is playing. I have mixed feelings because the band features Kyle Gass of Tenacious D. In America, anyone who achieves mainstream success was just a marketing idea deployed by some white guy in a suite. This is why I have some negativity about that band.

What I really am looking forward to is the supporting band, Drunk Horse. This is a good Hard Rock band from across the Bay, in Oakland, CA. I enjoy seeing bands play in their local area, so Drunk Horse should be really fun. Currently they have released three albums that give you anything you'd want from a good, true rock 'n roll band. Though not really a Doom or Stoner band, anyone can enjoy when a group of great musicians get together. Sometimes their singer even reminds of the singer from Pissed Jeans vocally and lyrically.

Here I'm gonna post what I feel, in my opinion, is Drunk Horse's best album. It's their first and self-titled  album. Sorry if I don't give great descriptions, but why should my opinion have any role in affecting yours? Anyways, if you enjoy music similar to my tastes, you'll love this band.

I had to upload this myself, and I am new to file sharing. If you don't have an account, you may have to download the tracks one by one. Either way, it's worth it. The Rapidshare link should work fine.

Drunk Horse- S/T (1999)


January 10, 2010

Remember.... We all love Eyehategod.

Even though this page has just been recently started, I am leaving on a week long vacation to Mexico today. It should be really refreshing because I plan to escape the everyday use of electronics and am even going to give up smoking weed for the first days in a while. Well, unless I can find some. I plan to be drunk most of the time because I want to utilize being able to drink legally as much as I can. So, I won't be posting anything for awhile. I know there's no one that reads this, but oh well.

When I was looking through my library for an album to post, I couldn't find one Mexican Stoner or Doom band. I know there's a couple in there somewhere, I just don't want to spend the time. I still have to pack and get ready. So.... I'm gonna post a band that's hands down, one of the best of their genre- Eyehategod. I recently had the opportunity to see this band, and they put on a great show. I was all alone watching this band, but EHG made me feel right at home with their Blueberry Vodka they were passing out. The lead singer was really drunk, as was I. That made me feel like we had some things in common. He was just falling down, I wasn't.

So here is my favorite album from a great sludge band that incorporates great stoner riffs. I don't feel this band is washed up, but they have made some albums that I feel weren't to great. Despite this, Mike Williams is a great lyricist and this band really knows what they're doing. So here you go...

EYEHATEGOD- Take As Needed For Pain (1993)

January 9, 2010

An Intoduction

Hello. My name is Johnnie, and I recently started this blog after being so enthralled with all the other great Doom/Stoner blogs out there. It has given me a great opportunity to discover music far out of my reach, mostly foreign albums that do not get distributed in the states. Though I am new to blogs, I will try to keep this as informational and professional as possible.

So here is a little about my background, as I feel it is a common path that many people follow to discover the amazing capabilities of Doom and Stoner bands across the world. I had been into Punk music from an early age, and after being a local participant in my scene for many years, I feel I became tired with all the repetitive and simplistic riffs that I feel I had heard for so long. Despite my biases against bands that reach mainstream success, I was shown the first five albums of Black Sabbath. I feel this albums has made rock music the way it is today. Yes they have influenced those shitty Nu-Metal bands, but Metal, good Hardcore, and Goth may have never even existed if it wasn't for Sabbath. So after branching out to other Doom and Stoner bands, I went on a quest to find every band I could ever like.

I now live in San Francisco, and I am continuing that quest while enjoying the live entertainment of great bands. So as an intro to my blog, I will post the first five albums of Black Sabbath. The only condition is that no one may listen to any other Sabbath albums after that. Those just make me sad.

One more thing- These files may be linked as .zip or .rar. Despite this, it is very easy to download a free .rar expander, so this should not bring too much difficulty.

Black Sabbath- Black Sabbath (1970)

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Black Sabbath- Paranoid (1970 UK, 1971 US)Download Here

Sabbath- Master of Reality (1971)
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Black Sabbath- Volume 4 (1972)
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Black Sabbath- Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973)
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Despite being at the end of the blog, I stumbled upon the 1969 demo by Black Sabbath. You can tell this is when they are in their transition from Earth to Black Sabbath. Not as good as a listen as their other albums, but still great to have.

Black Sabbath- Demo (1969)
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