Saturday, March 17, 2007

To limit yourself is to be too conventional

By request, we have the speed metal of Pariah. As I stated in the comments of 2 posts previous, I knew of at least 4 different bands called Pariah, turns out it was probably only 3 but that's neither here nor there. This one is the UK band with ex-Satan (NWOBHM) members. But this is stuff similar to the bay area thrash style (early Megadeth, Exodus) of the mid 80's. A little behind what those bands were accomplishing at the time but still worthy of some ear time if you like those what those bands were doing circa '84-'86. I personally like it because it is well done and the songs stick with you, which a lot of the bands of this style were always lacking.

Next up, another of my all time faves, this is Government Issue's 1987 LP "You". G.I. started out as a typical Washington D.C. punk band but as the 80's wore on, became bored with the style, and due to the immense talent in the band, became so much more than just a hardcore band. This album, basically John Stabb's (the singer) sordid details of a miserable relationship with a younger girl, sees the band sucessfully attempting a style closer to straightforward rock with Stabb sounding like a cross between Jim Morrison and Dave Vanian (the Damned). He hits a few sour notes from time to time but makes a very valiant effort. The band, however, is balls to the wall, and rarely makes a mistep. Man In A Trap, Where You Live, Wishing (with an honest to God sitar solo!!!) and Beyond are first class songs in any genre, but being that were made by a band that previously doled out mainly 3 chord hyper-speed punk, makes them ever that much more remarkable. I know I say it all the time, but give this album a shot and if you are a fan of hard rock I doubt you'll be disappointed.

And finally, since Kit posted the 1st EP from T.S.O.L the other day, I thought I would throw some demos from those sessions up for those who dug that one to enjoy. 4 songs, 2 not on the EP.


Anonymous Ben2k9 said...

thanks so much for the album!

Sunday, March 18, 2007 8:19:00 AM  
Blogger JavyMetal said...

Anyone else have trouble downloading from deposit files? I don't know why, but it's slow as hell!!!
Would it be possible to reupload the files through rapidshare or gigasize?

Sunday, March 18, 2007 6:35:00 PM  
Blogger Time Traveller said...

Javy, I'm sorry my friend, but gigasize takes forever (for me) to upload to and almost all my rapidshare files get deleted within hours. Use a download accelerator or something. I just don't have time anymore to keep reposting stuff. If I sound bitter, it's not towards you, and I apologize.

It just seems my files last longer on depositfiles, it seems depositfiles doesn't just delete files on one crybaby's whim like rapidshare (and now megaupload) does. If someone else who has downloaded the files would want to repost it for you on either of those (or any other) file hosts, I have no problem with that and you can post the link here.

Monday, March 19, 2007 12:22:00 AM  
Blogger JavyMetal said...

No hard feelings, my friend!! I appreciate all your work and keep on filling my hard disk!
Best regards, J.

Monday, March 19, 2007 12:05:00 PM  
Blogger Time Traveller said...

Thanks! This deleter problem just has me a bit miffed these days.

I wish they would find something constructive to do with their lives instead of ruining things for everyone.

Monday, March 19, 2007 9:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, deposit files is a bit of a pain what with all of the porn popups, but well worth the trouble for the Government Issue LP. A friend of mine recorded this to cassette tape for me back in '88 and I damn near wore the thing out. Great to have it now in digital format to listen to again. Thank you so much!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous hobobill said... me re dr. j. from

Thursday, March 22, 2007 1:02:00 PM  
Blogger kingkong said...

I've been coming to your blog from back when you posted fewer and far between - and i come with a request! bring back the greatness that is frank zappa. please?

Friday, March 23, 2007 8:09:00 PM  
Blogger Time Traveller said...

Hi King Kong,

I will definetly put some Zappa up real soon for you. My love for Zappa/MOI will never diminish and I have a treasure trove of FZ with and without MOI to share.

Keep watching!


Saturday, March 24, 2007 9:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Fred Just Fred !!!! said...

Hey Bigfoot , What ever happened to Dr Jimmy's Forum .I used to see your posts ,but the site seems to be down or did it re open some where else Thanks .

Saturday, March 24, 2007 10:51:00 PM  

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