Hardly Workin’: A Labor Day Playlist

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Ah, Labor Day, that most cherished of American holiday traditions in which we celebrate those who have fallen in the name of labor. Or something. Does anyone actually know what we’re celebrating? Is this just an arbitrarily chosen date picked by the president to appease an archaic organization that dissolved only a decade after the holiday’s establishment? Who cares, here are some tunes that have nothing to do with it:

And on that note (c/o Stockhausen):

What are your favorite Labor Day jams? Do you know what we’re celebrating? Do you care?


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  • Janitor Jim Dvggan

    Good playlist. My playlist for this “holiday” includes Molly Hatchet, Nazareth and Outlaws. Molly Hatchet and Outlaws are perfect bands to listen to on a holiday like this, the 4th of July or Memorial Day. Southern rock in general is a perfect playlist for any holiday from Memorial Day up to today. I’m not really one to throw a labor day party so I’m going to be celebrating by listening to Molly Hatchet and Outlaws and drinking some Miller Lite and Budweiser. I usually buy cheap beer like Natty Ice or Milwaukee’s Best Ice but since today is a holiday I shall be enjoying some Miller Lite, Budweiser and Corona. The only way I could make today even better is to grill up some hot dogs and hamburgers on my George Foreman as I don’t own an outdoor grill.

  • Xan

    Here’s another labor song for the playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TJVHHQW6aE

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      I also consider Dance In The Rain off Pooper Collider a good labor song. It talks about working a dead end 9 to 5.

      • Xan

        I haven’t listened to much Megadeth because I can’t get past the vocals. I hate the whiney constipated sound.

        • Janitor Jim Dvggan

          Dave does have an annoying voice, even more annoying than the singer for Manilla Road. His voice is still better than the singer of Tygers of Pan Tang. I like Tygers of Pan Tang, I really do but the singer’s voice causes me extreme pain.

          • Xan

            I’ve never listened to Tygers of Pan Tang though I’ve heard of them. I need to at least see if I like them.

      • no song from Pooper Collider is a good anything song. well, maybe good for FLUSHING!!!!

  • That’s a really good point and something I have always wondered. What is Labor Day for?

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      I have no clue. It’s probably like Cinco De Mayo as it’s a holiday where Americans can get wasted and throw barbeques.

      • W.

        Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexicans defeating a French army in a critical battle.

        • Janitor Jim Dvggan

          The thing is there is no reason for it to be celebrated in America, like labor day. That is what I meant by it being like Cinco De Mayo.

          • Christian Molenaar

            If Mexico had lost, the French would have used Mexico as a base from which they would aid the Confederacy. Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the USA continuing to exist.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            You’re still not getting it. Cinco De Mayo is a Mexican holiday and there is no reason to celebrate a Mexican battle in America. The only people I know who celebrate it do so for the reason of getting hammered. Also, since Mexico did not lose there’s no reason to say that the French would have aided the Confederacy from there.

          • Christian Molenaar

            No, you’re not getting it. Check out”Cinco de Mayo: What is everybody celebrating?” by Donald W. Miles. Napoleon III had planned to take on America but feared we were too strong to fight directly. Once he got news that the US had been split in half and was fighting against itself, he planned to join the Confederacy in fighting the US, then turn on them and take America as a French territory.
            Just because you don’t know anyone who knows the history of it doesn’t mean it’s not an important part of history worth celebrating.
            http://www.amazon.com/Cinco-Mayo-What-Everybody-Celebrating/dp/0595844480

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I see. That’s a good reason to celebrate Cinco De Mayo in our case but I’m sure very few people can state that is the reason why we as Americans should celebrate it. You learn something new every day, and this is something that I did not know.

          • W.

            It’s pretty big here in Texas. Our populations is extremely diverse, so I’m sure a lot of people here know why it’s celebrated.

          • Christian Molenaar

            Yeah, I live about 12 miles from the border and it’s a pretty big deal. Still, with the history of it you’d think more Americans would celebrate it as the historical milestone it was.

          • W.

            I only learned about why we celebrate it when I was in high school :/

          • Scrimm

            Same here it’s a huge deal.

          • W.

            Scrimm, where are you located again?

          • crazytaco_12

            Hey, this is unrelated, but any y’all Texas boyas gunna go to the Housecore Horror Festival? Already got my tickets and setting up hotel and flight.

          • W.

            Our man Occam’s Razor Ramon will be there. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to make it or not.

          • I live in Austin so it’d be total bullshit on my part if I didn’t partake.

          • crazytaco_12

            Yeah dude, and I saw they just set up tickets to see only music or only movies. I got the combo because I’m a huge horror fan too, but yeah man, I couldn’t miss out on Portal and Voivod on the same fucking bill.

          • Occams_Razor_Ramon

            You better be there. I need some Papa Thrashnkill in my life

        • crazytaco_12

          Yeah dude, but it’s really not important to a lot of Mexicans. A lot of people consider this to be Mexico’s Day of Independence and all but it ain’t (that would be the Grito de Dolores on the 16th). Regardless, Cinco de Mayo has it’s place and all and was important historically, but it’s mainly just a commercial holiday for people to get sloshed at a Mexican restaurant.

          EDIT: didn’t see this was already basically covered in the comments below

    • Xan

      From Wikipedia: “It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.”

      • So basically, some dude just said hey we work too hard, we need a day to be lazy.

        • Xan

          That’s how most holidays that aren’t religious start.

        • You should click Christians link in the intro about the haymarket riots.

    • Christian Molenaar

      It goes something like: May 1st is International Worker’s Day (formerly May Day) and the Knights of Labor (one of the earliest unions) initially wanted to celebrate that in America, but anarchists bombed a parade and the president feared letting the holiday continue on May 1st would look like a celebration of the bombing. So for whatever reason, it was decided the first Monday of September would be our new Labor Day. Or something. As alluded to in the post, the Knights of Labor pretty much just faded out once the American Federation of Labor showed up on the scene.

  • Gurp

    Oktoberfest hangover for my Labor Day.

    • CÖÄL RÖLL FRÖM THE TÖILET BÖWL

      our local micro brew dropped their seasonal here on Friday. I bought two cases of 22’s. I will be orange myself by the end of this week. bro.

  • Scrimm

    I’m gonna celebrate cause the pumpkin beers gave started showing up in stores here

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      I’ve never tried pumpkin beer, but that’s because I like a good cheap beer. I’m celebrating with Budweiser, Miller Lite, Corona and some Milwaukee’s Best Ice. I wanted to pick up some Old Milwaukee as well but I couldn’t find any in my area.

    • I’m looking forward to fighting for a 4-pack of Dogfish Head Punkin’. One of the highlights of Autumn.

      • W.

        I picked up some IPAs last night. May crack one open while reading research papers.

      • Scrimm

        That’s one that’s still on my list to try. I’ll see if I can find it today.

        • If you find it, I’d recommend buying some extra and saving a few for when it gets cold out. Fantastic experience 0/5 Flushes.

          • Scrimm

            YES my local total wine has it. I’ll pick up some extras.

        • Janitor Jim Dvggan

          I consider myself the only person who doesn’t drink craft beer here. It seems too geared towards hipsters in my opinion. That is why I drink cheap American beer like Budweiser and Miller Lite. I only drink Corona on special holidays like this and I only drink Foster’s when I go to Outback Steakhouse. I knew an Australian chick who said Outback and Foster’s are national embarrassments in Australia. I agree with her when it comes to Foster’s as that shit is disgusting. I do occasionally drink beer from my homeland of Canada such as Molson and Labatt Blue but that’s only for when I watch hockey. Milwaukee’s Best Ice is owned by Miller and Natty Ice is owned by Anheuser Busch so that counts as Budweiser and Miller brands in my opinion.

          • You don’t drink craft beer because you’re underage. Stop being weird.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            Whoever said I bought it? It doesn’t matter where it comes from, it matters that I have it. Also, kind of inconsiderate to call me weird when I have a disability that affects how I socialize.

          • I’m not trying to make fun of you. I’m just saying that a lot of the things you say here make me and I’m sure a lot of others uncomfortable.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I see. I’ve never been good around people on the internet. It’s harder to tell when they’re uninterested or uncomfortable. Thank you for bringing that up to me.

          • just imagine we’re all in our underwear.

          • KJM

            I did most of my drinking when I was underage.

          • Scrimm

            How the fuck does what type of beer one choose make them a hipster? Makes zero sense.

          • W.

            I like beer that tastes good!

          • Scrimm

            Exactly.

          • Gurp

            >be hipster
            >choose PBR

          • W.

            Actually, that’s a surprisingly common occurrence.

          • Scrimm

            I actually really like it on draft.

          • beer choice does not make a hipster, but many hipsters do chose specific beers. some St. Louis hipsters drink PBR for the image. also, a few of the microbreweries are chock full of hipsters.

          • Scrimm

            True. That is the same here.

      • Occams_Razor_Ramon

        Looks like I’ll be making a trip to the liquor store today

      • CÖÄL RÖLL FRÖM THE TÖILET BÖWL

        Have you seen that 99 pack down there that I saw on the interwebs up here?

        • One of my best buds works at that brewery. I’ve been trying to get him to hook it up to no avail.

          • CÖÄL RÖLL FRÖM THE TÖILET BÖWL

            gonna need a 2 ton dually with a tow package to get that bad boy home when you do

    • J.R.

      There’s this….Cranberry Sprite that only shows up around here when the leaves start to turn. It’s my favorite thing ever. My stash dried up a few months ago so I am excited to pillage the foodplaces for my fizzy elixir again.

      • Scrimm

        Sounds interesting.

  • W.

    “Workin’ hard or hardly workin’?” is probably my least favorite question in the world. I seriously want to punch someone in the throat when they say that. That said, I’m happy to see Mastadong on this list.

    • i found the only acceptable instance of this phrase. this is from a Spot Coolers calendar i have at my workbench. just… pretend i’m Conan for a moment.

      • Mother Shabubu III

        I’d like to work hard on her…if ya catch my drift.

      • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

        ……

        • Scrimm

          Looks like a lot of people pissed in that pool.

    • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

      it’s the more socially accepted version of the too often used ” how’s it hangin'”
      Anybody remember this catchphrase from hell.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJmqCKtJnxM

      • W.

        Wazzzzzzup

  • MoshOff

    Good playlist, kind sir.

    Side note: am I the only one that really likes the Killer Be Killed album?

    • W.

      It was a fun album!

    • Christian Molenaar

      I thought it was alright. It pretty much met all of my expectations for what it would be, that is, some alright hard rock with some catchy moments but not as good as the sum of its parts, except for Max…way better than any of his bands. His parts were what really brought the album down in my eyes.

      • MoshOff

        Absolutely, I would have loved it even more if he’d left the entirety of the vocals to Greg and Troy. I do like it better than the latest Mastodon and probably more than the new Cavalera Conspiracy. Max is due for a reality check he should have gotten in the 90s.

        • W.

          I liked the first Cavalera Conspiracy album, but the second one sucked.

          • crazytaco_12

            Dude, that first album was the shit, but yeah man, that second one really threw a curveball at me. Some good songs, but sounded like they just sort of farted out a bunch of songs

          • W.

            Did you hear that MAx was teasing a grind album at some point? I wonder if that will ever surface… Also, I wouldn’t mind another Nailbomb album.

          • crazytaco_12

            Yeah, the “grind” album is supposed to be the new CC album, if you haven’t heard it yet, this is the new song they teased for the album. Not really grind to me, but sounds more rooted in their beginning groove/thrash/death sound, so I’m cool with that, looking forward to hearing more. I haven’t check out Nailbomb that thoroughly though, I should really dig into their material a little further. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQDNkYO8ZZc

          • W.

            Yah, not hearing the grind, but I could dig this.

          • The Satan Ov Nvklear Hell

            I enjoyed some stuff on the last cavalera conspiracy disc, I confess.

    • crazytaco_12

      I want to buy this album, but I definitely don’t want to pay full price for it. Waiting til I see a used copy a while from now.

  • Cock of Steele

    I just got that classic albums:Ace of Spades DVD, might go watch that.

    • Scrimm

      Haven’t seen that one yet. The one for Number of the Beast is great.

      • Cock of Steele

        The number of The Beast one, as well as the Sabbath, Cream, Deep Purple, and Rush ones I have all seen, they are all great, but the Ace of spades one is the most entertaining of them all, It’s got Philthy Phil and Lemmy sitting in the studio making jokes constantly, lots of other people make appearances as well, it’s basically 30% talking about the making of the album, 20% history of the band, 50% is entertaining stories from the road, the Hawkwind days, etc. I don’t wanna spoil it any further. It’s on youtube though if you want to check it out there.

  • SMOHLG

    Labordaycore

  • Persuader?? You DO care!

    It always freaks me out how much that guy sounds like Hansi. He’s like a teeny tiny Hansi, but more pissed off because he’s teeny tiny.

    • Scrimm

      That guy does a guest spot one the Dead Silent Slumber album, the first solo album from Jens Ryden, the original vocalist from Naglfar. Jens is one of my favorite vocalists, and that’s a top 5 all time album for me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVB-Rkw_0DA

    • Xan

      He’s red to indicate the anger:

  • W.

    Also, thanks @christianmolenaar:disqus for including my suggestion. Celebrate the grind.

    • Christian Molenaar

      It was actually one of the first ones I posted when I originally proposed the idea, I totally forgot you even mentioned it, haha. If I could edit the post I’d give you some props.

      • W.

        Oh, no worries, dude. I actually missed it when you started the list, so no credit needed for me!

  • Scrimm

    • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

      no rest for the wicked ! The blu ray box set will be out soon i hope. All i have seen is the second movie.

      • Scrimm

        I hope so too. It’s a shame the second one is owned by a different scream factory and the rest are anchor bay, but those two companies collaborated to get that massive Halloween ox set out so hopefully Phantasm will get the same treatment.

  • IronLawnmower

    I was back at school today. It was shitty and terrible.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zR6ROjoOX0

    …i’ll see myself to the door.

  • Metaphysical Anus

    Hnghhhhhh!

  • Metaphysical Anus

    Wait, a holiday? What the fuck?

    • Christian Molenaar

      It’s like May Day but in September!

      • Metaphysical Anus

        There’s no holiday here. We’re just following Putin’s shenanigans.

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      It is a holiday over here in America. When it comes to things that make me say what the fuck I found out the J Geils Band is still touring but without J Geils! I love them and all even though they’re considered a poor man’s Rolling Stones at the very least don’t call yourself the J Geils Band if you don’t have your namesake.

  • J.R.

    I just purchased the entire Thrawsunblat discography, Intervals “A Voice Within”, Black Crown Initiate’s “Song of the Crippled Bull” and Son of Aurelius’s “Under A Western Sun”, so I just have that on loop, and probably will for all of time. Until I get new music that is.

    But it is perfect because I spent a very rainy day at DeSoto State Park so the Thrawsunblat albums just fit perfectly with the scenery.

    “The world changes when it starts to rain.Green radiates against the grey”. That it do Thrawsunblat. That it do.

  • JWG
    • Cock of Steele
      • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

        ………

    • Metaphysical Anus

      +1 for Rush, even if it ain’t the best Rush.

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        I love Rush almost as much as I love eating chicken and I love eating chicken. Chicken is my favorite bird to eat and Rush is my favorite prog rock band. It’s a shame you don’t live in the US as we have so many good chicken chain restaurants you’ll never get to have such as Church’s Chicken, Boston Market, Kenny Roger’s Roasters, Popeye’s and KFC. I could really go for a whole roasted chicken, some mashed potatoes, some macaroni and cheese and a carrot cake right now.

        • KJM

          I wish we still had Church’s here. I have 2 Popeye’s but they’re both about 5 miles away from my house. Fried chicken should be classified as a controlled substance because it’s so damned addictive, not a fan of KFC though.

          • crazytaco_12

            Dude, when I lived on the east coast Church’s and Boston Market was my shit dude! I loved that stuff, don’t know why the don’t head out west.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I live about 10 miles from a Boston Market. I don’t go there anymore because I would buy too much chicken. I remember buying a whole chicken, 3 large sides of mashed potatoes, 3 large macaroni and cheeses and an apple pie from them. I ate all of it. That’s a talent I have, I can eat so much chicken, fried of not, and never be full.

          • KJM

            The deli counter of my local supermarket has a ton of great hot foods including roast/fried chicken, beef brisket, and lots of awesome sides.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            The supermarket I go to makes roasted chickens for people on the go and they make buckets of fried chicken. They make a good chicken, fried or roasted. I’m really in the mood for some roasted chicken right now. The skin on roasted chicken is the best kind of chicken skin outside of fried chicken skin.

          • crazytaco_12

            STOP MAKING ME HUNGRY!!!!

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I’m trying but I’m so hungry that I would eat a living chicken right now.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            My aunt lives down in Florida and she lived near a Church’s. I live near a Popeye’s but KFC is about 5 minutes from my house. Fried chicken and roasted chicken are to me what crack is to drug addicts. I’ve eaten entire family meals of fried chicken from KFC and Popeye’s, sides and all.

          • KJM

            If I allowed my “evil” side free reign, all I’d eat is fried chicken, mac & cheese, mashed taters, and the occasional french fries.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            If my evil side reigned, I’d live off Taco Bell, KFC and Burger King as I live about a mile or two from each of those. I would have boxes of Taco Bell tacos for lunch and family meals of KFC for dinner. I would eat every breakfast sandwich Burger King sells for breakfast and I would eat their chicken sandwiches as snacks. When it comes to fast food I am a pro at eating KFC, Taco Bell and Burger King. I’ve eaten more Taco Bell in one sitting than most people do in a month.

          • W.

            I’m not a doctor, but that’s probably not good for your heart and/or cholesterol levels.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            If you think my fast food eating is bad, you should see me eat cheese. The amount of cheese I have eaten in my life so far is staggering. I can eat entire packages of deli cheese and entire blocks of cheddar and gouda cheese.

          • KJM

            I only hope you’re like my friends who can eat cinder blocks and not gain weight from them.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I don’t gain weight easily. I used to gain weight easily but it’s since turned into I gain 3 pounds every 3 months and I eat a lot in three months.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            ………..

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I found out that the J Geils Band is touring without J Geils today. Never has false advertising been so blatant. Also UB40 has split into two different bands titled UB40. Can bands stop doing that already? I love to state my enjoyment of reggae, especially Bob Marley and UB40, but this two lineups shit needs to stop. It angers me as much as Grand Funk touring without Mark Farner.

          • KJM

            No Mark Farner? That’s like Water without Oxygen.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I know right? There’s quite a few people who want them to reunite with Mark Farner. I am among them because if they did they would make serious bank. When they reunited in 1996 with Mark they had the highest grossing rock tour of that year. Since then Mark has left and the other two have assembled a lineup of singers and guitarists which doesn’t equal Mark and never will. I know that at some point they won’t be able to ignore the fans and they will cave. Only when that happens will Mark be back in Grand Funk.

          • Scrimm

            ….

          • Cock of Steele

            I’m proud of my DA back patch, but I saw a sweet design of the Overkill album on a tee shirt that I think should be converted into a next back patch. Hmmmmmm, maybe, I be buried with a Motorhead back patch.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            Speaking of metal vests and back patches, way back in 84 there was a guy in my school who wore a metal vest, the back patch was motorhead, plus it was attached with sharp metal studs. Needless to say it was the real deal. He took a lot of grief for it, believe it or not motorhead, zeppelin & sabbath were extremely out of style and considered dinosaur bands. It was all about priest , maiden and venom then. I respected the guy a lot and would walk home with him after school quizzing him about all the concerts he had seen. I never saw anyone else wear a metal vest in school.
            As far as my own back patch, i had a saxon crusader one which served me well for many, many years. My vest was just about worn out but i still wanted to rebuild it but someone threw it away to my great chagrin.

          • Howard Dean

            I was that guy that didn’t wear a metal vest. Instead, I carved Slayer into my back with a broken beer bottle and growled and bit at people who got too close to me.

            But not really. I wear t-shirts and button downs. But I will bite a sumbitch.

            Not really.

          • Howard Dean

            While I agree Dark Angel is the superior band, Death Angel is a lot of fun, too. An underrated and oft-overlooked second-tier Bay Area thrash band. The Ultra-Violence is a good album, as is Act III.

          • TrickleDownTacoRiff

            I cant get with Death Angel vocals…tried many a time tho.

          • KJM

            As posted above, I have to keep a tight rein on my fried food consumption or I’m screwed. Cholesterol is at 204 presently, not bad but could be better.

          • W.

            I used to get really bad heart burn and acid reflux, so I cut out almost all dining-out from my eating habits. The wife and I basically cook every day. It saves us money, and I don’t get heartburn anymore. Plus I can make some mean homemade pizza.

          • KJM

            I hardly ever eat out for financial reasons, healthier too.

          • W.

            This man gets it.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I tend to get one pizza a month and go out to eat once a month. Otherwise I’ll cook my own foods. Potatoes and minced meat sauce is the best homemade food.

          • KJM

            Going out to Lunch is always the best, cheapest option in my neighborhood, especially when it comes to Indian food($10 buffet)

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I go to a Chinese buffet near my house sometimes and it’s 10 dollars. They make very good sushi and even better General Tso’s Chicken.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I rarely get pizza from a pizza place, I usually make it myself. It’s better when it’s homemade.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I don’t agree. We have really great pizza places here. I have noticed, that foreign people make the best pizzas here.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            My dad used to live in Europe for about a year and he would travel all over. He said he got a slice of pizza from a train station in Italy and he said it was the best pizza he has ever had. It still amazes me that a train station’s pizza in Italy is better than the best pizza in America.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            When it comes to making food, I use a George Foreman and cook up some burgers on it. I make a mean burger and an even meaner pizza. You should see the burgers I make, they’re amazing. My secret to making a good burger is to mix crushed red pepper and butterscotch in it as the sweetness of the butterscotch and the spice of the crushed red pepper complement themselves perfectly. I’ve also made burgers with mushrooms stuffed inside of them and those are amazing.

          • W.

            A pizza stone with dough from scratch is the only way to go.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I have a grill of which I make pizza on. I make the dough from scratch and only the best cheeses and meats go on it. I make the sauce myself as well but I prefer white pizza.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Why would you make mean pizza? Do you want your food to hurt your feelings? Are you being abused by your food?

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            Mean is another word for good. Besides making a mean pizza and an even meaner burger I make killer brownies and an amazing roasted ham or roasted turkey. On top of that you haven’t lived until you have had any of the smoked BBQ I make. If I make a mean pizza I make smoked barbecue that is so good it will terrify you.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Joke

            ————-

            You

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I see. You still got to try the smoked BBQ I make as it will change your life. It changed my life more than metal and Grand Funk did. You may be lucky enough to be living in Europe where Golden Earring performs exclusively but you never got to experience Grand Funk at their peak like my dad did. My dad saw them in 1974 when he was nine. I never got to see them at that time but that is what Youtube is for. I would have never seen footage of Grand Funk live at their peak without it. Watch this for an experience unlike any other at the time this happened.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRb8yjIEL6g

          • KJM

            If I want a burger, I’ll make my own. I only enjoy Taco Bell once in a great, great while. I can’t allow the “evil” side to win because I’m Hypothyroid which means I can gain weight just from watching others eat.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I only gain weight by eating. I have no clue of my cholesterol as I don’t have the doctor check that when I go see him. I’ve let the evil side win before and when I do I eat until I get sick. I don’t like what that does so I don’t let the evil win as much.

          • KJM

            Fortunately it’ll be a while before you have to keep track of all this shit like us geezers do. Enjoy it, but not THAT much.

          • TrickleDownTacoRiff

            amen KJM!

          • Xan

            I love chicken but I’m more of a pizza man myself. There aren’t very many good pizza places near where I live (Pizza Hut and Dominos are literally AIDS in food form) but the few that are here are great.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I live in New York which means you will find a good pizza place anywhere in the state. There is few Domino’s here and even fewer Pizza Huts. There is two Papa John’s where I live and one Domino’s. There’s also two Pizza Huts but people don’t go to them because there is so many good pizza places where I live.

        • Metaphysical Anus

          Don’t need that trashy fast food chicken when I have fucking great tandoori chicken near me. Indian food for the win!

          • KJM

            I love Indian food(have 2 Indian restaurants near my house) too but some days I want Curry and others I want, nay demand, fried chicken.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Indian food makes my lil anus really happy.

          • KJM

            Saag Paneer & Tikka Masala, that’s the stuff.

          • crazytaco_12

            Turns your name to “Apparent Firehole”

          • Metaphysical Anus

            The toilet water starts boiling.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            Don’t insult fast food chicken! It’s never hurt anyone. I need to make myself some food as I’m hungry now. I’ll be back.

          • KJM

            Today is the 3rd effin day in a row that the deli section hasn’t had fried chicken. If it happens again tomorrow, I may scream.

          • Scrimm

            Damn dude that is unacceptable.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            That’s a shame. The supermarket I go to has a little thing which has fried chicken and roasted chickens that are ready for eating, no cooking needed.

        • Xan

          In the south we have Bojangles. That shit is delicious when the employees decide to make it fresh instead of giving you the month old shit.

    • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

      Easily one of the worst covers for a debut album by any rock band. That is the only negative thing i will ever say about rush. Not only does rush have the most consistent & solid discography of any band that has been around 40 years, apart from this dud their album covers have always been top notch as well.

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        Rush can do no wrong. Not many other bands can be so consistently good. Even Iron Maiden and Judas Priest have had blunders but Rush never has. I can’t think of another band that was so consistent. Pink Floyd had blunders, Grand Funk had blunders even if they were small and Styx had the blunder called Kilroy Was Here. From what I know the only blunders Grand Funk had were albums from 1981 and 1983 but they weren’t really Grand Funk in my opinion. The original lineup was able to not release any bad albums but they had moments on a few albums that weren’t up to snuff with their name.

  • KJM
  • W.

    I’m very disappointed no one has posted this yet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahvSgFHzJIc

    • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

      an upvote for my sheer hatred of loverboy winning album of the year over moving pictures at the 81 juno awards. Does anyone notice how the classic bands in rock and metal are easily identified by the name of album only. With rush you just say moving pictures, permanent waves, 2112, hemispheres, farewell to kings, etc. and there is no need to mention the band name. Same goes for a good portion of sabbath & IM albums. I would say zeppelin & pink floyd can be identified completely by album title only by a vast amount of serious music fans.

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        How the hell did Loverboy beat Rush for album of the year at the Juno Awards? 1981 was a good year for Canadian bands as Saga released Worlds Apart, Triumph released Allied Forces, Rush released Moving Pictures yet Loverboy beat out these three great albums by these bands. That’s just unfair.

    • Sponge Of Mystery

      i fuckin love this song. 80s music is teh best

  • W.

    Another good song about werkin’, not twerkin’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFd_iXHpdD8

  • KJM

    New song from Purson. Rosie Cunningham is a Rock Goddess.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-hT655aWW0

    • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

      i believe this is another great band signed to rise above. I wonder how jus of EW running lee dorrian & rise above into the ground will affect sales of the new EW album. I don’t think it will help. I won’t be buying it.

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        It’s a shame. I enjoy this band but that label is as terrible as Victory Records is in my opinion. It is truly a tragedy that bands like Between The Buried and Me and Jungle Rot are signed to that label. It sickens me that one of my favorite middle school bands Hawthorne Heights was signed to them as well. On the subject of things that sicken me why the hell was Robert Gibson of the Rock and Roll Express in WCW in 1996 but not teamed with Ricky Morton? He was there in 2000 in a match for the TV Title against Hacksaw Jim Duggan before that title was retired! If you’re going to be one of the greatest tag teams ever don’t have one without the other. Here’s footage of that match and an article about the last TV Title run in WCW.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPtovSDuaTg

        http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/induction-the-final-wcw-tv-title-run-fitting-that-it-started-with-a-trash-can/

        • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

          Have you heard of the new wrestling company TCW ? I just discovered it on the weekend on one of my many sports channels. It was from 2013 but it had none other than ricky morton on it ! He was partnered with some young guy in a tag team match. I didn’t even know he was alive. His face looks old and his hair is bleached but he essentially looks the same. I didn’t know anyone else but i didn’t see the whole hour. I liked what i saw. It reminded me of 80’s wcw/wwf.

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      I thought this band was from the 60s or 70s. I would have never guessed they were from this decade.

      • KJM

        And Rosie’s previous band, Ipso Facto, are completely different.

  • Metaphysical Anus

    Here’s something for the workers. Työläisten laulu = Workmen’s song
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VSax0jzscQg

  • Max

    I can’t believe nobody nominated this before me, it’s so obvious (hint – translated as “Work makes you free”):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YU9_GN7IoU

    • Scrimm

      Good one.

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        I agree. The album cover is awesome as well.

        • Howard Dean

          H.R. Giger.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            He was such a good artist. It’s a shame he died. A lot of good album artists have died but at least we have Roger Dean of Yes, Asia and other album covers.

  • Janitor Jim Dvggan

    This soundtrack was amazing, with songs by Black Sabbath, Nazareth, Grand Funk and Blue Oyster Cult. I love Grand Funk as they are just amazing. They knew how to write music and perform live.

    • KJM

      And now it’s even on Netflix Instant!

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        I have it and I have the sequel on DVD.

  • Janitor Jim Dvggan

    Here’s a song from UB40 who are named after an unemployment form. I have no clue why I’m putting it here considering I’m mad that they split into two bands with UB40 in the title. Can bands just stop splitting into two different bands? It’s getting old and if you have issues with your band just leave it. You don’t have to split into two different bands, just leave that portion of your life behind.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXt56MB-3vc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ajp0Uaw4rqo

    • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

      UB40 – knowing what that means is one of those factoids i really like, never had a clue. No sarcasm, i really enjoy trivia, especially in regards to music and movies.

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        I like UB40 as they’re good reggae. They did many great albums such as their Labour of Love series which is cover albums in their style. Their first album Signing Off is a classic of reggae. The title of the album was a reference to them stopping their unemployment checks because they were going to make money from their band. They are still making money to this day.

  • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

    The mob rules is probably the best placement of a song in a movie ever done, the inclusion of E5150 adds so much to the build up of the scene.

    • KJM

      I saw Heavy Metal on a double bill with Bakshi’s American Pop in 1981 for only $1.50.

      • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

        Now that’s a bargain, all i have is my blu ray which i watch every week or so. Wish i could have seen it on the big screen. I heard that people were super high before they went into see this, or maybe had a few tokes in the restroom.

        • KJM

          Even adjusted for time/inflation, it’s an incredible value. The Harvard Sq Theater had a different double feature every day and Midnight movies on the weekend.

  • KJM

    It was a rockin’ Friday night in Montreal
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TesWktQyUFs

  • KJM

    Ve are not ze crying sheep of God! Ve are Teh Mighty Goat!

  • Walter Melon

    Just want to say, I finally got sick of ms’s lazy fucking lack of posts over the weekend, and no posts on fucking labor day pushed me over the edge. I finally came here. I am glad I made that choice.

    no more shitty gossip articles~

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      I hate them as well. I heard they had a post saying Mushroomhead was dressing like Nazis and my hatred of them went through the roof. I hated that more than their articles about Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran committing suicide because of an AA/Korn cover of Hungry Like The Wolf and their Coal Chamber article about their new album. I thought their usage of a photo of Ground Zero to describe a DEP show was unacceptable but their Mushroomhead article makes me want to fire Axl and Vince out of a cannon straight into a brick wall. I love Mushroomhead and their criticism of them is just unacceptable as they have more talent than those two sorry excuses for blog writers will ever have. Welcome to the Toilet.

  • KJM

    Another track from the forthcoming album:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6Oj8YWCKH0

  • Call the Slambulance

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agjf_QK4I9o I don’t even like money.