Day: 683 Shirt: Jeff Hanneman - Still Reigning 1964-2013 Color: Black Brand: Hanes Tagless Source: Went to the memorial not sure what to expect yesterday. part of it was scary, part of it was heavy and part of it was just comical.
the Scary part was the amount of people that showed up. there was a line around the entire block of the Palladium. and i mean form one side to the other. all kids wearing Slayer shirts. the Wesboro church was supposed to picket but by the time i got there there was no sight of them. it seemed like a losing battle anyways.
The Heavy part was the speeches and stories people told. all of them seemed to realize that Jeff drank a lot and this day was inevitable. then you realized that this guy, the guy that wrote the catchiest MEtal riffs ever, War Ensemble, Reign In Blood, South Of Heaven was gone. would anyone be able to write such epic catchy metal riffs ever again? I’ll go on record here saying Metallica was neevr the same after Cliff passed. Neither Was Sabbath. these guys are the hearts and souls of the bands.
So the comical part was during a slide show of photos of Jeff with accompanying music they started playing slayer songs…and and soon as Reign in Blood starts, you can feel it…heads bobbing, metalheads getting emotional and it starting to sink in, the guy who wrote these epic guitar parts that we all remeber is now gone for good. and pit ensues. mind you this is a wake. It may seem crass, but to me i cant think of a better way for these people to send off Jeff. a giant circle Pit. I kinda feel like he would have been proud. so many people in this place all to celebrate his life and what he gave to us.
Day: 682 Shirt: Baroness - Blue Album Color: Black Brand: Fruit Of the Loom Best Source: Just getting excited to hear a proper blue album performance soon at FYF this year. i got a sneak peak before the crash when they were on a tour with Messhuga? i forget i didn’t stay only wanted to hear new Blue Album songs then i peaced out.
Alls i have to say if that i am seriously thankful that John Dyer Baizley did not go the way of Dio, Cliff and Jeff Hanneman. that would have been fucking tragic.
Day: 681 Shirt: Morrissey - Tour Of Refusal 2009 Color: Black Brand: Anvil Source: I got this shirt in Albuquerque, NM in 2009. i was putting on a Mastodon show down the street literally two block s away when i got wind that Morrissey was playing down the street. i put my #2 in charge and told him id be back in a lil while.
I Missed the opener the Courteeners which i was really bummed about but i did manage to catch Morrissey. In NM, in a very tiny club which i was really excited about. i think i saw half the set, at least 3 shirt changes. but it was worth every minute.
Today is the big guys birthday. so this one is for him. Happy Birthday buddy. stay well don’t die, come to america again and play one more time.
Day: 680 Shirt: Queens Of the Stone Age - Rated R Color: Royal Blue Brand: Allstyle Apparel Source: Ok im caught Up now, and if you are one of th eposle that think i died, or fewll of the face of the earth cause my computer was in rpair for 5 days then you should follow me on Instagram here at www.instagram.com/theminorthread . no matter how lazy i am or how many technicals difficulties i have i always manage to keep that up to date. Not included on the Instagram are any of my whimsical memories. so depending on how you look at it, its either a good or band thing. also great for people that think cause i miss a blog post on here i stop the project.
So back to Queens. Maybe you already know, maybe you don’t but their new album “Like Clockwork” leaked sometime last week. I am not exaggerating when i say this that i have listened to it in its entirety at least 15 times. I think it is one of their best records to date. All i have to listen to it on right now is a shitty 192 kpbs mp3 file and the production sounds so beautiful and warm, and just amazing. i cant wrap my head around how good this will sound on a nice sound system on vinyl. I think about it so much i pre-ordered the album. do i have a record player? no. but i will most certainly give it to someone who i think will appreciate it.
Don’t get me wrong the entire record isn’t amazing, its not perfect, but the songs that aren’t amazing are just great. so you have two levels of songs here Amazing, then great. not bad in my book, right? i really am floored to see this show live. and get to see the newly adopted Ex Mars Volta drummer Jon Theodore make solid work of Dave Grohl’s drum beats he bestowed on the record. it s a fucking good rock record. lately rock records are few and far between so when they come along i appreciate them even more. i look forward to jamming along to a few of these tracks 30 years from now on the Classic Rock station.
Well It appears ytou can stream the entire record on the bands website.. t hat rules , go listen to it instead of me going on and on…its ounds way better than me.
Day: 678 Shirt: Green Day - Warning Tour Color: Heather Grey Brand: Fruit Of The Loom Heavy Source: Playing Catch up since i have been without a computer for 5 days .. enjoy.
File This under i still gave a shit after Dookie. no pun intended. I wanted to hate them cause i felt kinda sold out as a kid, but then i realized i had no idea what sold out was. Green Day still kept it real, no doubt about that.
Not sure about now and the triple album scene..but you catch my drift.
Day: 676 Shirt: Metallica - Crash Course In Brain Surgery (re-issue) Color: White Brand: Gilden Source: computer is in the shop getting repairs so ill make this brief since i am posting from an iPhone I always wanted this shirt and Mettalica seems to understand the shirt collector nerd market cause every now and then they will make replicas of old shirts for a limited time. Saves me the trouble of making my own. Pushead fucking rules
Source: Those of you that know who the Drunk Injuns are do not need me to tell you how epic this shirt find is. you know. You know the impact this record had on your lives, and how this band and a handful of others pretty much invented Skate Rock.
I recently negotiated this dead stock shirt out of the hands of the singer and long time Thrasher Photographer him self, MoFo. he said they only made a dozen or so back in the day, Thrasher printed them for him. I have never seen one myself and was contemplating making one because i wanted one so badly.
Why? because i grew up listening to Thrasher Skate Rock tapes. and Beware records. how could you not, they got them in every sake video, it was programed in my brain. Odd Man Out, McRad, JFA, Faction….You either got it or you didn’t i guess. None of these albums are in print anymore, so you either have the cassette version or the LP. If you had the cassette it sounds horrible cause it has been played over and over and over till the tape sounds like it has been cleaned with a rock.
I don’t know what else to say.. this band means a lot to me. They used to cover a Joy Division song. It wasn’t until a few years later that i learned it was a cover and i was spinning, this whole time i thought it was a Drunk Injuns song. they did it so well, that i think a lot of why i love Joy Division is because of them.
So stoked on this shirt i will stop going on about it, but its fucking epic.