I have Facelift, Dirt, Jar Of Flies, Sap, the Unplugged (on CD, I bought it it once as a gift to my best friend and again in a package with Jar & Sap - this album worth buying a million times!), Black Gives Way To Blue and today I got Alice In Chains A.K.A Tripod!
So dear AiC fans,
what's next? I'm not really into searching bootlegs to buy or live albums.
There are some songs that are available on compilations only (like What The Hell Have I? or Died), but I won't buy a compilation of songs I already have only of one or two songs...
I already got Mad Season's Above.
Maybe Jerry Cantrell's solo career? I like his solo material...
Even when in a shiny pink skirt and pony tails - Zakk Wylde is the mannliest person in the whole universe.
1) Rose - Named after the song "Every Rose Has It's Thorns", but it has nothing to do with the lyrics, it's just a beautiful song...
2) Alice - Named after one of my all-time favorite bands ever, Alice In Chains. This band's music has been there for me in some of my darker days.
Another inspiration for this name might be the song "Alice Said" by Screaming Trees...
3) George - Named after my grandfather's (rest in peace) usage of the name due to his disability to remember other people's actual names.
Plus, my favorite Beatle is George Harrison, he's the most talented between them in my opinion.
So, as girly as it can be, do you have an interesting idea for names?
When Zakk Wylde met Ozzy Osbourne the building collapsed because it couldn't handle that much awesomeness.
1) Master Of Puppets by Metallica:
At the age of 15 I realized that I really should listen to albums from top to bottom, from the first song all the way to the last one.
Back then, a year after I began my journey into that realm named "Heavy Metal", I only heard Metallica's classic songs... Songs like One, Master Of Puppets, Seek And Destroy and there's also Whiplash, my first metal song ever...
I still remember listening to Welcome Home (Sanitarium) thinking "God, how could I miss all of those gems, all of those masterpieces in this album?!?!"
I remember that I wrote this song which is really based on Sanitarium's verse lick, but I did something different about it.
My former bandmates from Social Necrosis (the band I formed around that era and got disbanded "naturally" half a year ago...) still remembers that song to me.
I wonder where's the folder that I had in ninth grade with Master Of Puppets' lyrics written on it's cover...
2) Rust In Peace by Megadeth:
God bless Megadeth! and Dave Mustaine in person!!!
I bought it through my dad with his eBay account, yes I own the remaster and not the original... but I don't mind.
Every metalhead remembers their first Megadeth song, mine - Hangar 18.
Suprising? not that much...
My favorite Megadeth song- Holy Wars... The Punishment Due, why? 'cause of the insane riffs, the tight drumming, the sharp lyrics ("Next thing you'll know, They'll take my thoughts away!") and obviously - the notorious guitar solos!
It's a good album for drummers, great album for bassists (songs like Dawn Patrol or Five Magics or Poison Was The Cure) and a huge challenge for guitarists (the entire album!)...
I still can't play any of those guitar solos right abd tight! on the other hand I never determented my self as a guitarist or a bassist)
I'll cherish that song I wrote for Social Necrosis named "Nuke 'Em All", I played it for the first time on my classical guitar and I thought to myself "Wow, this riff is so Dave-Mustaine-like!". I can say that there was an inspiration from Hangar 18. Not like the Sanitarium case, but yeah...
Dave Mustaine is my idol. I like his music and I learned a lot from his music and his life.
3) Cowboys From Hell by Pantera: Pantera & the song Cowboys From Hell made me the metalhead I am today.
To be honest - I was more impressed by Phil's voice in this song than Dimebag's riffs and solo, which I like as well!
I've told the story of how I've heard this song for the first time at a rehearesal with my first band Evil In Mind (back when I was 14) and loved it immediately while the rhythm guitarist called this song "stupid song by a band that can't write lyrics" a million times. I didn't choke him for that, but I had the right.
Cemetery Gates always thrills me, so deep and have a marvelous lyrics!
Psycho Holiday, Heresy, Primal Concrete Sledge and The Art Of Shredding always makes me go crazy! no explanations needed.
I still remember my shock from the color of the CD - "What? how can anyone release such a heavy album and sale it as a pink CD?!?!"
'Cause there is nothing more fun than doing dive bombs with your Floyd Rose equiped guitar and feel like Dimebag Darrell for a second! (or however long you can make this sound...)
4) Mother's Milk by Red Hot Chili Peppers: Red Hot Chili Peppers can take me to a nostalgic trip far away to days I was 6 years old... But right now I'll go to the days I was 13-14.
My first bass guitar teacher taught me a RHCP song she didn't knew it's name - something with "Butterfly", a lovely bass melody. really.
Later I discovered (thank to Youtube) that this melody was a part of "Pretty Little Ditty" (the butterfly came up probably because Crazy Town's song that uses the exact part...), I decided to buy the album that featured this song.
Later, I discovered some great tunes in the album - Good Time Boys, Knock Me Down, Nobody Wierd Like Me, Subway To Venus and more...
I never met anyone that say that Flea is not a great bassist! At this Album Flea supplies the best of his skills!
Anthony is a talented singer and a good rapper as well...
John does some funky and insane guitar parts all over the place! (except of Fire, which is the last song Hillel Slovak R.I.P. ever recorded)
And it's nothing new that Chad is an animal on a drumkit, a very groovy animal anyway...
I still discover songs from this album and I keep liking it, I even like it more with every song I listen to.
I rather this one over Blood Sugar Sex Magik.
5) No More Tears by Ozzy Osbourne:
Much like almost every metalhead - my first Ozzy song was Crazy Train, if it's not your first Ozzy song - there's something wrong or maybe played GTA: San Andreas and heard Hellraiser...
It was a year and a half ago, I was 16.5 years old, I decided to watch a videoclip that I've always saw on Youtube named "Mama I'm Coming Home - Ozzy Osbourne" (or something like that...), and I loved this song. a lot.
I still do, I'll play it in my wedding along with Don't Cry by G'n'R... (I feel the little girls who always fantasize of those things...)
I remember that it was my 17th birthday, I went through a slightly crazy day but a really fun one, after a rehearsal with Social Necrosis we went to the record shop that's close to the rehearsal room we used to pratice at, my friend and the band's rhythm guitarist told me "Hey, it's your birthday - go buy yourself a record! I'm paying."
I found this album that was the only album I've wanted back then, so he and the drummer looked at me and they asked me "Is Crazy Train in that album?" 'No.' (I've already had Blizzard Of Ozz at home) "Then you really could do better and buy something else..." 'No, I couldn't...'
I heard the album at home and liked Mr. Tinkertrain and I Don't Wanna Change The World and Zombie Stomp and AVH and No More Tears.
Although I believe that Ozzy's best solo album is Blizzard Of Ozz - this one is special.
Ozzy's voice and Zakk's riffs and solos are different in No More Tears, something about the emotions... probably the southern rock accent...
So that's my 5 albums.
Zakk Wylde's tears cure cancer, but unluckily - he has never cried.
Wow, one year of sharing the craziest story of mine!
Hell. That show was one of the best concerts I've ever seen!
(along with Metallica & Marty Friedman)
I got in at the middle of Tal Friedman Vehakraiot's set, and what can I say - Tal Friedman is the man!
After that Soulfly came up to the main stage, back then I didn't knew who Soulfly was and I barely heard Sepultura, But Max Cavalera and guys gave the Israeli audience an insane show!
When Soulfly finished, Almana Shchora went up on the second stage, man - that band still sucks! nobody went to see their show!
I hope Sharon and Ozzy picked them for the Ozzfest as a joke.
And after I survived Almana Shchora I had to deal with another band that I hate - Korn. The moment at their show was the cover of One's fast part by Metallica.
At last! the man and the legend himself came up to the stage! The prince of darkness - OZZY OSBOURNE!!!!
With a great setlist (5 Sabbath classic songs and many songs of his solo career that I love!), an amazing lineup (though I forever will rather Zakk Wylde), his neverending energy and a hose that splats foam Ozzy did an incredible show!
Damn, this man was 62 and he's still a legend!
I was really shocked to discover that I'm not the only one in Israel that heard Ozzy tunes except of Crazy Train!
So again - THANK YOU OZZY OSBOURNE!
I will always remember that day - 28/9/2010 - in my life!
As a tribute, I was listening to the entire "Blizzard Of Ozz".
Two words: Pure. Awesomeness!
When Zakk Wylde meets a bear in a forest - the bear plays dead!
I got many of those 17-years-old issues and troubles.
I hate this, I hate feeling this angry.
I got pissed today my little brother and his friend.
My brother played at our room with his friend who played on my bass amp, and usually I've smooth it down and all - but that friend of his played my amp and my bass and he complained about my rig's sound.
So as a protest I pulled the AV cable out of my amp.
(I wonder how many of you are gonna think I was right and how many of you are gonna think I'm an ass like my brother does...)
Beside that, my parents pay a pretty high price for my brother's guitar teacher because he majors at "music" (just a really boring jazz stuff) at school and I'm not because I stopped believing that I should've get graded for this...
I didn't have a guitar/bass lesson with a teacher over a year.
I feel like everyone (or at least almost everyone) tried to force me to play jazz, but I don't want it. I need the thrill. the fun. the passion.
Rock'n'roll is my thing!
It makes me feel less pathetic - like the whole universe is my stage and I can blast off any sorrow or a jerk that mocks me or that girl that made me feel like I'm a loser at 8th-9th grade with that energy!
"I'm a stardog champion!"
I listen to this song now, while I write anything that pops in my head.
Mother Love Bone we're great!
That was the biggest show I've ever seen!
And you the anti-tallicas call them old... FIREWORKS! LIGHTS! FLAMES ! WHIPLASH & JAMES HETFIELD! F-**king awesome!
The BEST show I've ever seen!
22/5/2010, Ramat Gan Stadium, Tel Aviv, Israel...
Tomorrow, I'm gonna get my Jackson Kelly KE3!
I'll post a NGD...
Now, I tried to "research" Orphaned Land's music due to the fact that they are the opening act for Metallica's gig in Israel (holy shit! I'm gonna see 'em live!! yeah!); Anyway, I saw an interview with their singer (which I can't remember his name) and he mentioned a meeting with a fan from Jordan (one of Israel's enemies) that have a tatoo of the band on his shoulder.
Now, probably in the US people won't understand the meaning of that and this is so special (and if you, that I'm sorry that I thought you're stupid):
A guy from Jordan walking around with an Israeli band's tatoo on his shoulder!
Israel had infamous wars with Jordan, but metal and specificly Orphaned Land united him to something from an Israeli culture!
Orphaned Land managed to create more peace than most of our crappy-greedy-and-stupid politicians!!!
I'm not a fan of Orphaned Land's music, but that's worth a lot of respect from any person who believes in peace!
And since I believe in Zakk Wylde as "the new Chuck Norris":
Zakk Wylde can believe it's not butter...
Well, from my condition of tiredness I wanna say something:
I've heard that some Shawn Drover fans tried to turn him into the "New Chuck Norris"...
Now I bet you people got some jokes about how Chuck will kick Shawn's ass something.
Now, I respect Shawn Drover (after all he's playing with my hero, Dave Mustaine), even if he can't replace Nick Menza's awesomeness in Megadeth (and yes, Dave Mustaine, if you try for 13 years, he was one of your band's greatest lineups ever!) but if I would've do something like that I would do it on Dave Mustaine or Zakk Wylde...
Zakk Wylde can really kick some lots of ass! with or w/out Ozzy along with him...
While I'm still alive! (and I don't have any other plans...)