Monday Midnight Music: ‘Night Swimming’ by Dentist

You don’t really think of the words “dreamy” and “dentist” in the same sentence, but here we’ll make an exception. This is the official music video for “Night Swimming” the title track from Dentist’s third album which was released July 20, 2017, on Cleopatra Records. I haven’t heard any of the other songs by them, but I’d hope that that “Night Swimming” is indicative of … Continue reading Monday Midnight Music: ‘Night Swimming’ by Dentist

Thursday Midday Music: ‘Henkselipoika’ by Korpiklaani

Admittedly, I’m not very familiar with “folk metal.” But from Korpiklaani’s video for “Henkselipoika,” I think it’s something I can get into. What is folk metal? According to Wikipedia: Folk metal is a fusion genre of heavy metal music and traditional folk music that developed in Europe during the 1990s. It is characterized by the widespread use of folk instruments and, to a lesser extent, traditional singing styles. It also sometimes features … Continue reading Thursday Midday Music: ‘Henkselipoika’ by Korpiklaani

One-hit wonder Belly worth a listen

Belly has a story that’s kind of typical for bands in the early 1990s. If there was one thing that has been a constant in popular music since its inception is the one-hit wonder. You know, the band that makes a hit song that just blows everything else at that very moment away, just to fade back into obscurity and conversations that go “oh, I … Continue reading One-hit wonder Belly worth a listen

Midday Music Thursday: Egrets on Ergot ‘Sister Please’

So, I’m bringing you a little bit of new music today from Egrets On Ergot. This song from Egrets on Ergot really caught my ear when it popped up on my Twitter feed. Yeah, Twitter sucks, but companies still insist on using it to premier new videos and music. So, if you choose to write about music online, it’s pretty much a requirement to monitor … Continue reading Midday Music Thursday: Egrets on Ergot ‘Sister Please’

How about we kick off the weekend with ‘Skinflowers’

Has there ever been an album that you wanted to buy but never got the chance? T.V. Sky by the Young Gods is one of those albums for me. Back in 1992, we didn’t have access to all these albums for free like many of younger folk do now. We had MTV and we had magazines, and MTV more often than not, didn’t offer a … Continue reading How about we kick off the weekend with ‘Skinflowers’

Thursday Midday Music: Kreator’s ‘Renewal’

Today’s Midday Music hails from Germany’s Kreator. Kreator is known as one of the “Big Four” of Teutonic thrash metal, along with Sodom, Tankard and Destruction. With this album, the band adopted a sort of more experimental sound that actually sounds kind of heavily influenced by punk music to me. Renewal is their sixth album. It is also the last album to feature original bassist … Continue reading Thursday Midday Music: Kreator’s ‘Renewal’

Living Colour: ‘Auslander’

OK, everyone knows Living Colour for their song “Cult of Personality.” Whether they were rocking to it when it debuted on MTV as a single for the 1988 album Vivid or when it was used as the entrance theme for the wrestler CM Punk, most people recognize it when they hear it. Despite being 29 years old, the song still sounds fresh today. But, Living … Continue reading Living Colour: ‘Auslander’

Midday Music Thursday: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

Ever hear of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum? Probably not, which is often the way with the most adventurous and interesting of music. They’re very hard to describe because they blend metal, classical and art house music. That might sound like a recipe for disaster, but when put together, it makes for an unpredictable and fun whole. “Helpless Corpses Enactment” comes from their third, and so far … Continue reading Midday Music Thursday: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

Midday Music Thursday: Cannibal Corpse plays ‘Zero the Hero’

It’s Midday Music Thursday and we have something a little familiar for you. Tuesday’s Tune was “Zero the Hero” by Black Sabbath. Now we bring you the same song by a different band. Florida-based death metal (though splatter metal may be more appropriate) recorded their version of “Zero the Hero” in 1993. Since then, it has appeared on a number of albums, both for Cannibal … Continue reading Midday Music Thursday: Cannibal Corpse plays ‘Zero the Hero’

Midday Music Thursday: Vangelis’ ‘End theme Reprise’

Today’s Midday Music Thursday continues the Blade Runner theme we have going this week. This is probably the most memorable track from the original Blade Runner movie: Vangelis’ “End Title Reprise.” “End Title Reprise” is followed here by “Tears in the Rain” which is many people’s favorite scene in movies period. Interestingly, the tears in the rain speech was ad-libbed by Rutger Hauer. Continue reading Midday Music Thursday: Vangelis’ ‘End theme Reprise’