I hate it when this happens.
The choice, sometimes, is very hard.
Patriotism is at an all time high. Spankmeister's Most Spankable is proud to jump on the band wagon.
Lou's parents sent him to a mental hospital for shock therapy as a teenager, which was intended to cure his alleged bisexuality and general weirdness, he wrote about the experience in his 1974 song, "Kill Your Sons.
Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground were mentored by Andy Warhol.
In 1975 Lou Reed released one of the worst or one of the greatest albums of all time. It was either a joke, an F U to the public, a vengeful fulfillment of a record contract or a brilliant avant garde forerunner to industrial music and the heaviest of metal ever created. Or maybe a little of all those things, which is so Rock And Roll.
Here's the whole record. Give it a listen and get back to me.
Lou Reed was not only a Musician, poet, and author but also an actor. He played the kind of record producer you know he hated in Paul Simon's "One Trick Pony"
Lou Reed died October 27 2013 at the age 71. Don't say RIP "It always bothers me to see people writing 'RIP' when a person dies. It just feels so insincere and like a cop-out. To me, 'RIP' is the microwave dinner of posthumous honors." - Lou Reed
If your life was saved by rock and roll thank Lou Reed. You know he is rocking and you know what side he's walking on.
Congrats to Darrell Johnson! Darrell just won a pair of VIP tickets to see The Wrecking Crew at the Gillioz Theatre TONIGHT! For more information about this cool event, CLICK HERE!
Several years ago we had a problem at Rancho de Spankmeister with kids ringing our door bell on Halloween wanting candy. So, we began blasting songs to run them off. "Hells Bells, Metallica, and Warren Zevon didn't work because they were used to hearing them in mom's El Camino. Here's our play list.
10. Danzig- Mother
This is the Banned from MTV video. They freaked out over the chicken blood, although Glen was quick to point no actual chickens were harmed. (we're not sure if the girl was really sacrificed or not.)
9. Velvet Underground - Venus In Furs Inspired by the book by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch ( Yep, thats where the word "masochism" comes from). VU are one of the first scary bands and good for keeping kids off the lawn.
8. Blue Oyster Cult - Nosferatu If you want to creep out the neighbor kids you will have to dig deeper than "Don't Fear The Reaper". This was inspired by the silent movie by F.W. Murnau made before Vampires were pop stars."
7. White Zombie - I'm Your Boogie Man KC and the Sunshine band was scary enough (for all the wrong reasons) but Zombie cranks the Boo in Boogie up to 11.
6. The Ramones - Pet Cemetery The Ramones are one of Stephen King's favorite bands, which is pretty good scary credentials. The King enlisted them to write a song for the movie adaptation of his creepy book.
5. Slayer - Dead Skin Mask Killer Ed Gein inspired Norman Bates, Leather Face, Buffalo Bill and this lovely song from Slayer. It just screams "better not ring that door bell".
4. Marilyn Manson - Antichrist Superstar Hey, Anton LaVey whipped an honorary priesthood on him so the title track from his second album is perfect for this list.
3. Alice Cooper - Ballad Of Dewight Fry Alice, the Father of Horror Rock belts out one of the most complex of songs about mental illness while wearing a straight jacket. From "Mommy, where's daddy" to Alice babbling about "getting out of here" and going "insane" this is creepy. Here's a cool rare video of this legendary song:
2. The Beatles - Helter Skelter With Helter Skelter the Beatles step in to the world of Zeppelin, Sabbath and Priest. Would this song by so creepy if it wasn't for Charlie Manson and the fact the title was written on the wall in human blood? No.... but...it was.
And the #1 song to scare Trick Or Treaters away -
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath The first song on the first Sabbath album. At that time there was no "Doom Metal" It all copied this. According to the band, the song was inspired by an experience that Geezer Butler had related to Ozzy Osbourne. In the days of Earth Geezer painted his apartment matte black, placed several inverted crucifixes, and put many pictures of Satan on the walls. Osbourne gave Butler a book about witchcraft. He read the book and placed the book on a shelf beside his bed before going to sleep. When he woke up, he claims he saw a large black figure standing at the end of his bed. The figure disappeared and Butler went to get the book, and it was gone.
I am SO jealous of Brandon Beck. He made it on Jimmy Fallon last night! Click for the video and be sure to watch till the end: