1/22/12 marks the passage into adulthood for my very favorite niece, Alaska's very own AKMETALCHCK....as I have probably told you before, reaching the age of 18 makes one an adult in name only, I only hope that you make more sensible decisions at that age than did I.....I will trust your judgement
At first I looked for a concert that took place on your date of birth, 1/22/94, and I actually did find one, sort of, a show by Rush in Florida, unfortunately, the links for it are dead as you can see: http://bootslive.blogspot.com/2011/06/rush-1994-01-22-pensacola-florida-shn.html.... this was the ONLY concert of any note I was able to find from that date, so what would be the next best thing? How about the best albums of that year, the year that we lost Kurt Cobain, in fact.....well, for my money the BEST album of 1994 was "Gentlemen" by the Afghan Whigs, which I have already posted on this blog and can be found right here: http://www.mediafire.com/?fysuj6sb360861tafire.com/?fysuj6sb360861t damn fine album, but I don't really want to talk about it again, besides it's kind of a depressing album for celebrating a birthday......so, standing THAT particular logic on its head, I present another classic from 1994, and depressing as hell for that matter, Nine Inch Nails "The Downward Spiral". My favorite NIN album is actually "The Fragile", but this is close. Maybe 1994 was not a great year for joyous, celebratory type music? Well, here we have one...."Transmissions From the Satellite Heart" from the legendary Flaming Lips....Flaming Lips have been around forever, and have made about a zillions albums, one of which ("Zaireeka") was a four disc set, DESIGNED FOR ALL FOUR DISCS TO BE PLAYED AT ONCE ON FOUR SEPERATE STEREOS, I am not kidding (It's a really cool experience, actually, if you happen to have four stereos....I'm not going to do that to you here), ...this album featured the minor hit "She Don't Use Jelly", and is just crammed with light-hearted
power-poppish oddball rock. Great album.
Changing gears again, I have selected "Welcome to Sky Valley"
classic stoner-desert surf jams from none other than Kyuss......
the seeds 0f the great stoner rock bands of the next two decades are here, if unfamilair with Kyuss, well, you certainly should not be......this is a mind blowing experience all the way, for some of us, perhaps a "perfect" birthday album (those of us enamored with this type of fuzzy, noisey sludge, such as myself).....One more regular release from that great year 1994, "Ruby Vroom". I choose it to ensure variety in the selections, and also because it contains, hands down, the best single of 1994, the way beyond awesome "Screenwriter's Blues"
OKAY. One last thing....I couldn't find a concert from that wonderous day of 1/22/94, so this will have to do: from THREE WEEKS later, a double disc set of Nirvana doing a great show from Rennes France.......Hope it's soemthing you've all not heard before.
So Happy Birthday AKMETALCHCK, I hope your 18th year is a glorious experience, and your finest year yet having spent upon this planet!!!!
LINKS IN COMMENT SECTION, Hope to get them up tonight, if not, tomorrow at the latest!
THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL:01 Mr Self Destruct/02Piggy/03 Heresy/04 March of the Pigs/05 Closer/06 Ruiner/07 The Becoming/08 I do Not Want This/09 Big man With a Gun/10 A Warm Place/11 Eraser/12 Reptile/13 The Downward Spiral/14 Hurt
TRANSMISSIONS FROM THE SATELLITE HEART: 01 Turn It On/02 Pilot Can at the Queer of God/03 Oh My Pregnant Head/04 She Don't Use Jelly/05 Chewin the Apple of Your Eye/06 Superhumans/07 Be My Head/08 Moth in the Incubator/09 *******/10 When Yer Twenty Two/11 Slow Nerve Action
WELCOME TO SKY VALLEY: 01 Gardenia-Asteroid-Supa Scoopa and Mighty Scoop/02 100 (Degrees)-Space Cadet-Demon CLeaner/03 Odyssey-Conan Troutman-N.O.-Whitewater/04 Lick Doo
RUBY VROOM-01 Is Chicago, Is Not Chicago/02 Sugar Free Jazz/03 Casiatone Nation/04 Blue Eyed Devil/05 Bus To Beelzebub/06 True Dreamin of Wichita/07 Screenwriters Blues/08 Moon Sammy/09 Supra GEnius/10 City Of Motors/11 Uh, Zoom Zip/12 Down To THis/13 Mister Bitterness/14 Janine
NIRVANA FRANCE 2/16/94 DISC 1-01 Radio Friendly Unit Shifter/02 My Sharona/03 Drain You/04 Breed/05 Serve the Servants/06 Come as You Are/07 Smells Like Teen Spirit/08 Sliver/09 Dumb/10 In Bloom/11 About a Girl/12 Lithium/13 Pennyroyal Tea
NIRVANA FRANCE 2/16/94 DISC 2-01 School/02 Polly/03 Very Ape/04 Lounge Act/05 Rape Me/06 Territorial Pissings/07 The man Who Sold the World/08 Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle/09 Sappy/10 All Apologies/11 On a Plain/12 Scentless Aprentice/Heart Shaped Box