Just a few of my favorite bands.

Cool Stuff!, Music

My musical taste is fairly eclectic but always heavily influenced by rock, I was listening to AC/DC when I was 5, I was also introduced to Hip-Hop as it was being born around the same time. I lived in Michigan not too far from Detroit and I remember Break-dancers coming and doing a demonstration presentation at my school in 2nd grade. I discovered Heavy Metal a few years later due to the influence of my cooler older cousins, and fell in love with Iron Maiden & Ozzy Osbourne. Later I moved to punk, when I found some bands that really spoke to my experiences and outcast status as a teenager.

Anyways here are some of the bands that always have a spot in the rotation in the car or while I am working. I may do some posts with deeper dives on some of them if I feel the inspiration. Enjoy.

Fair To Midland, were an astonishingly good prog rock act out of Texas that I discovered at the beginning of last year. Their sound pretty much presses every happy button in my skull. I adore them and was saddened to find out that they are now defunct.

 

 

 

 

 

Anakin – Are a shoe-gaze band I discovered a few years ago now, I find them to be very relaxing to listen to. It’s great working music. I really like the keyboard melodies they weave through their songs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

P.O.S – P.O.S is pretty much my favorite rapper these days. I find his style amazing and his flow is intelligent and thought provoking. Fun Fact, he started as a Drummer in a punk band, Building Better Bombs,  which he is still a part of although he has had more greater success as a rapper.

Cunninlynguists – Psychedelic hip- hop, their album Oneirology is one of my favorite chill out jams.

letlive. – letlive. are post hardcore band that are known for their intense and bombastic live shows. they just put out a new album that is a bit more mellow than their earlier work, perhaps trying to reach a larger audience. I love their singer, he is explosive and has a virtuosic voice.

To be continued… This post is taking much longer to put together than i thought, so I think I’m going to break it up into a series of them.

 

Sharing a personal cause of mine here…

Cool Stuff!, Music, Random Musings

I’m a bit of a music nut so, when I find awesome music, I want to share it with as many people as I can. So my cause in this instance being to letting you all know about this movie ” A Band Called Death” that just recently came out. Death, was a nearly forgotten hard rock band, from Detroit in the early 70’s.

The three Hackney brothers were light years ahead of their time, having discovered a sound that was unlike any other. They recorded most of an album and after turning down a record contract that was contingent on them changing their name they ran into a wall of refusal. Three Black Guys from Detroit playing Hard rock that was anything but Motown and, oh yea, they are NAMED DEATH…with the rise of disco never they got their record deal. I’m saving the best twist for the trailer. Give it a look and give the album a listen, Their Story is so good, you couldn’t have made it up if you tried.

I hope you enjoy discovering this amazing little piece of rock history as much as i did…