Saturday, January 22, 2011

Music Library: Mermen, Merzbow, Meshuggah, Metallica

The Mermen - Live At The Haunted House (1994).  The best damn psychedelic surf band ever.  Saw them back in 2003 or so and they rocked my world.

Merzbow - Electric Salad (1996). MMMmmmmmMMMWHRRRSKKKK-kkk-KKK-kkk.  ShhhhK-IIIIIIII-iiiiwiwiwiwwwwk-IIIIII! tweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Grrrrrmmmmmmkkkkkkklllklklklk.

Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve (1995). Math thrash hardcore prog.  By all rights I oughta like them more than I do, but they've never mattered to me as much as their reputation says that they would.

Metallica - Kill 'Em All (1983), Ride The Lightning (1984), Master Of Puppets (1986), ...And Justice For All (1988), and Death Magnetic (2008).  Ah, the original Metallica albums, back before their music was, in the words of Skwisgaar Skwigelf, "dildos." That'll take you back to being 16, if you're my age.  Death Magnetic is a supposed return to form after a lot of jerking around, but while it's the best thing they've done since they became rock stars, it's not so good, either.


Joe Victor 10:15 AM, January 23, 2011  

How can you not like Meshuggah? They're Bubbe and Zayde's favorite metal band!

Hayden Childs 8:45 PM, January 23, 2011  

It's not that I dislike them, but I'm just nowhere near as blown away as their reputation suggests.

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