"The Spaghetti Incident?"

Set lists and a little bit of Rock

Wednesday, 29 March 2006

"Your singer has cocaine eyes and a skeletonized trance / We’ll see if RCA recoups their advance."

GNR spin from from Spin.com
 
"It's been a long time since Guns N' Roses have released an album of new material. Everybody knows this, but it's a fact that bears repeating. If you purchased a kitten on the day that Use Your Illusion I & II arrived in stores, it's probably dead by now. As a consequence, there has been a great deal of pressure on Axl Rose to deliver a record that would validate a 15-year, $13 million wait. There is really only one way for Chinese Democracy to avoid utter and absolute failure: It needs to be the greatest rock album ever made."
 
JJ says, "Amen to that. !"
 
Of course Spin thinks the C.D. C.D. is anything but what would reviewer know?
 
 
 

Thursday, 23 March 2006

Mummy, can I go out and kill tonight?

So like The Misfits! Chez Indigo bar with all the 'typical fucking bogans', goth wanna bees and cool people like me. Actually I wasn't wearing any black so I probably wasn't cool at all.

 

Standing just on the edge of the mosh pit, Charlie Chicken and I were perfectly positioned for the full frontal assault that was this version of the Misfits. In short they are a bunch of aging buggers showing the under thirty-somethings how it was done in the old days – and how Attitude counted for something back then and still does now.

 

Playing songs shorter than the life span of a fart, The Misfits ripped in to a stonking set list of songs that everyone kicked out to manic mosh pit style.
 

If The Ramone's had 'Hey Ho, Lets go!' as their catch cry (and I spotted that on the back of a black tee shirt mid concert), the Misfits is "Whooaahhaaww Whoooaahh!" I guess those in the know, know what I now know…

 

The Misfits played heaps of songs off the Walk Among Us album that Charlie lent moi so I knew about 6 - 7 songs – the crowd seemed to know the whole setlist and occasionally went nuts at what I thought were ave songs I didn't know  but  whatever! I was there mostly out of curiosity as GNR had covered 'Attitude' on the Spaghetti Incident – I got a great show and got my self a lesson in punk history.

 

The guitarist had make-up on to look all scary but to me he looked like Herman Munster. It was kinda comical but that's the whole Misfits vibe I think, they don't take themselves to seriously, (these days?). Fans might though.

 

I must confess to total ignorance that Die Die Die (covered and released as a single by Metallica) was their song. So was pretty impressed when they pulled that out during the encore. After the show ended the singer/bassit called Gerry? Stayed on stage and signed stuff for fans which I thought was pretty cool.

 

As we left the venue there were these goth punk wannabees and never-will-bees sitting on the footpath and they said to us , 'I cant be believe you guys paid to see them Misfits. You and them are fucking sell outs". I could hardly hear them a cause de I was deaf after the thrashin' aural assault  but so I responded with a Fuck you, you're cheap and listening to them on the side walk!" and walked off. Not particularly impressive retort and I don't think they understood me anyway.

 

On the way home I checked the shadows for Zombies eating brainsssss!

Thursday, 16 March 2006

The Inaugral Bisqueddy Eater Award of the Week

...goes to Black Cap Chris Martin whom I spied eating a bowl of Noodles on The Terrace this arvo.
 
A 5 wicket bag on the way for sure!
 
While I'm on the subject of cricket - what about Lara getting ourt first ball twice to Shane Bond in the first? This is what happens when Black Caps eat their Bisqueddy!
 
I wonder if Axl watches cricket?
Why can't we all just get along?
 
I'm predicting I'll have joined Oasis as chief songwriter,drug taker and ladies man by the time Chinese Democracy comes out.

 

Saturday, 11 March 2006

I having lasange for lunch.

Friday, 10 March 2006

So The Who. I just discovered them proper. What a fucking good band and why the fuck has no one told me this before? Sure I already knew all the big hits. I watch CSI after all... (wogga wogga wooga!) I got my hands on a Best Of. C'est chock block full of ass kicking rock stonkers!

Big rock chords, acoustic strumming, great vocals lead and backing and the occasional banjo solo made for some wicked rock. If the Beatles wanted to hold your hand and the Stones wanted burn your town - I wonder what the Who got up to?

I'm loving the lyrics of 'Substitute'

'I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth
The north side of my town faced east, and the east was facing south'

I just like nonsense like that so I'll get on the magic bus but I'm having trouble working out who this Tommy fellow is. Was he like an early memnber of the band or something?

Monday, 6 March 2006

Too much pasta will kill you, in the end

Queen guitarist Brain May has confirmed it is him playing on the GNR track 'Catcher in the Rye' that is floating round the internet. Supposedly the song is going to be on the Chinese Democracy album…. My question is -  did Brian eat some pasta for energy before he played his licks?

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In other, more important news, I have invited Levi to be a co contributor on this blog, after all it was his idea for the name.  Levi will report on shark sightings, pizza sauce and provide pictures of spaghetti dishes and rock gods he encounters, preferably both together.

Any one else keen?

Saturday, 4 March 2006

Alrighty then, set up some links and shit so we're away proper this time.

Coem back next week for some dilly.

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