Posts Tagged ‘A-Z 1-2-3’

A-Z, 1-2-3 Round 2: Korn

Posted: 16th February 2011 by ed in Blogs, Ed
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Don’t even try to lie.  You know damn well you owned a Korn record.  You might not have embraced them as tightly as some did but you rocked out to “Blind” or “Got the Life” at some point.  You might not have gone to the Family Values Tour but you probably enjoyed “A.D.I.D.A.S.”  So Nu-Metal/Rap-Metal/Mostly […]

Another Scottish band that I like.  I am not working a theme here it just happened.

What happens when the frontman for a post-hardcore band (Glassjaw) wants to get his groove on?  Head Automatica, that’s what.  Daryl Palumbo created this outlet for his work that didn’t fit into the Glassjaw sound.  After releasing Decadence in2004 and Popiganda in 2006 the band is set to release Swan Damage this year.

I came across the Get Up Kids in 1999 when I was working at WVCW at VCU.  I remember seeing the video for “Action and Action” somewhere and I was taken instantly.  Weezer was on hiatus on the Kids filled that whole in my heart.  I ran out and purchased “Something to Write Home About” […]

A-Z, 1,2,3 Round 2: Val Emmich

Posted: 26th January 2011 by ed in Blogs, Ed
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Isn’t he dreamy?  AND he plays guitar!  I am sure the ladies drop their panties in a hurry when Val Emmich is around.  Oh, did I mention he is also an actor?  Swooooooon… I first learned of Val when I was in college at the age of 25.  I was working at VCU‘s radio station […]

A-Z, 1-2-3 Round 2: Deftones

Posted: 25th January 2011 by ed in Blogs, Ed
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Formed way back in 1988 (I had no idea, thanks Wikipedia!) the Deftones released their  debut Adrenaline in 1995 and were unfairly lumped in with Nu-Metal bands like Limp Bizkit and Korn.  I say unfairly because this band is so much more.  While they were certainly new and influenced by metal they also played a […]

What happens when comic nerds form a band?  Coheed and Cambria.  Named for the two protagonists in singer Claudio Sanchez’s sci-fi epic the band got lumped in with the “emo” scene of the early 2000s but has more in common with At The Drive In and Queensryche than Rites of Spring and The Promise Ring. […]

Ash is one of those bands that everyone should know but most don’t and that is a shame.  Hailing from Ireland the band formed in 1992 as a 3-piece.  They eventually toured with Weezer and felt limited by the number and added Charlotte to flesh out their sound.  Like any broad she eventually became a […]

A-Z, 1-2-3: ZZ Top

Posted: 19th January 2011 by ed in Blogs, Ed
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” Who are these old geezers?”  Shame on you if that was your reaction when you first gazed upon that image to the left.  Theses guys from Texas have been rocking longer than most of us have been alive.  Not to mention they have some sweet beards.  Well, except for the guy whose last name […]

A-Z, 1-2-3: Yaz

Posted: 17th January 2011 by ed in Blogs, Ed
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Take one half of Erasure and add a vixen with a sultry voice and you have Yaz (or Yazoo in the UK). Between Depeche Mode and Erasure Vince Clarke killed time with Alison Moyet crafting catchy pop gems. Only You In My Room Bring Your Love Down (Didn’t I?)