Friday, February 9, 2018

Child's Play Being Developed Into TV Series

In what can only be considered excellent news, Bloody-Disgusting is reporting that Child's Play creator is currently in development of a Child's Play TV show.  With the success of horror based TV shows like Ash vs. The Evil Dead and The Walking Dead, this only makes sense.  It is the benefit of having TV shows on basic cable and pay channels that makes this even possible.  Pretty much anything goes for Mr. Chucky on TV.  The last two Chucky movies were awesome and completely revived the character and the series.  Getting to see Chuck on a weekly basis will only make life better for those who appreciate him.  Those who don't are asshats anyways, so who cares about them?


Jellyfish's Spilt Milk Turns 25 Years Old Today

If I had to make a list of my 10 favorite albums of all time, Jellyfish's Spilt Milk would be on that list.  Today marks the 25th anniversary of its release and I can honestly say, I feel this is one of the best albums ever made that most people have never heard.  Unfortunately, Jellyfish only released two albums before breaking up and I didn't discover the band until around 2002.  I've listened to this album hundreds of times since discovering it and I love it as much today as the first time I heard it.  Jellyfish should have been one of the biggest bands on the planet when they came out, but they came out during the grunge era and people just weren't interested in power-pop at that time.  You may be wondering what this album sounds like and the best review I can give you is this:  Imagine Lennon and McCartney writing an album with Brian Wilson; that is this album.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Floyd Mayweather Hints He Is Coming To The Octagon

As you can see, Floyd Mayweather is hinting that he is coming to the Octagon in 2018.  I totally get that he schooled Conor McGregor in the boxing ring, but does he really believe he has a chance against a MMA fighter?  Come the F on now!!!  Mayweather could fight one of the weakest MMA fighters in his weight class in the Octagon and he'd still lose.

I'm really hoping he ends up fighting McGregor in the Octagon though.  It would make sense as that fight would be incredibly huge like their boxing match was and it gives Conor a chance to revenge his loss.  That said, McGregor kicks Mayweather's ass in the Octagon within two minutes.

I don't think Mayweather has the guts to even try this.

Andrew WK is Back!!!

I'm not saying the return of Andrew WK is the reason I've decided to start blogging again, but it did happen to come together at the same time.  I became a fan of Andrew WK back when his debut album came out in 2001.  I even checked him out live at The Whiskey in Hollywood.  The guy was crazy, fun and I connected to his music.  He hasn't put out a real studio album since 2008 as he has been focused on going around the country giving speeches promoting loving life and being positive, various TV projects and owning a successful club in New York.  Now, he has released the first single/video for his upcoming album which is due in March.  I'm pumped for this one.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Music Review: Tales from the Porn - H.M.M.V

The new band, Tales from the Porn, is an interesting story.  The band started in Brazil where a bunch of mostly 20-somethings started a band based on their favorite rock genre, 80's sleaze rock.  The band started writing music for an album, but they realized they were missing the type of lead singer they needed.  Through a friend of friend, they were able to get in contact with Stevie Rachelle, who was the lead singer of TUFF back in the day, for help.  Soon a friendship began, Stevie joined the band as the lead singer and he added his touch to some of the songs the band had written.  The end result is H.M.M.V which is pure sleaze rock magic.

The album immediately announces its roots with the excellent Back to the 80's which lets listeners know exactly what this band is about.  Stylistically, this band will remind you of early Motley Crue, RATT and LA Guns.  This album isn't overproduced at all and feels raw and dirty.  Each song has killer riffs, fun lyrics and the type of anthem choruses that will stay in your head long after you stopped listening to it.  Songs I'm really digging include Back to the 80's, Hot Girls Fast Cars and the super badass Tales to the Porn.  There isn't a bad track on this album.  In fact, my least favorite song is their cover of Kenny Loggins' Danger Zone and even that is good.  

What was most surprising for me to find out after listening to this album is that band members from Brazil and Rachelle have never actually met in person.  This means the band recorded the album in Brazil while Stevie did the vocals in Los Angeles.  Despite recording the album miles apart, the album sounds unified and flows really well.  If you dig sleaze rock, this album is for you.


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Clue Documentary: Who Done It - Teaser

One of the most underappreciated comedies of the 80's is the hilarious film, Clue.  The movie bombed at the box-office in 1985, but it developed a cult following thanks to its video release and people with good taste discovering it.  It Looks Fake Productions is giving us an inside look at Clue with their documentary, Who Done It.  I am super pumped for this documentary and they just released a teaser trailer and it looks solid.  Check it out.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Def Leppard's Hysteria is 30 Years Old

Def Leppard's Hysteria came out 30 years ago today and was an album that poured gasoline on my love of rock music.  Hysteria sold 12 million in the United States and over 30 million copies world-wide.  The album had seven hit singles including the smash hits Pour Some Sugar On Me, Love Bites and Armageddon It.  It is hard to believe it has been this long since this album ruled the chart, but the album sounds as good today as it did then.

Happy Birthday Hysteria!!!