Archive for September 28th, 2009

28
Sep
09

Kerry King plays new guitar solo, says goodbye to the one he’s used for the last 25 years.

World-Painted-Blood

The title track off of Slayer’s upcoming album World Painted Blood is now streaming on the band’s Myspace page. Give it a listen.

Yup, that’s what a Slayer song sounds like. Except for the guitar solo. We all know Kerry King gets all this hate for his soloing style. Many people have said it’s the same solo over and over and blah blah. Well, all of you Negative Nancy types have to give a listen to the solo on “World Painted Blood.” It’s slow and completely different from his usual. I’m digging it.

World Paint Blood is out November 3rd.

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28
Sep
09

Dr. John > Rammstein. Hands Down.

So technically this doesn’t qualify as classic rock, but it’s old so I’m writing about it. Dr. John is a musician who started in New Orleans in the 50’s. Born Mac Rebennack, he took the stage name Dr. John from a famous early 1800’s voodoo practitioner of the same name. I’d describe his style as a mix of barrelhouse piano, funk and R&B; all with a distinct New Orleans flavor. His earlier stuff also had a sort of psychedelic tinge to it. Check out his 1st album, “Gris-Gris”. If you’ve ever heard Paul Simon’s album “Graceland”, “Gris-Gris” has the same African influence, but with a lot of “Timothy Leary visits N’awlins” thrown in. Here’s Dr. John in another one of those strange old music videos:




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