Month Without Metal: Week One

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In all of my wisdom I have elected to give up metal for the month of February. What follows below is a recap of life without my preferred genre and all of the discovery and suffering that entails. Oh, and playlists! There are playlists, too. Please, won’t you come join me so I don’t have to suffer alone?

I woke up on the morning of the first and went about my usual routine. I got up, I showered and brushed my teeth and made my way over to my computer. I went to check and see if there was any exciting news from the metalsphere, perhaps in the form of new song releases or album announcements. It was at this point that it dawned on me that it really doesn’t matter if there are because I can’t listen to any of it. It was also around this point that I started spamming that gif of Will Ferrell saying “I immediately regret this decision.” Maybe this is going to be harder than I realize.

I don’t know if there is such a thing as “music withdrawals,” but if there is I came pretty damned close to experiencing them somewhere around day three. At this point new music had been released by Slugdge, Magrudergrind, Tombs, Paroxsihzem, Primitive Man, Altarage and The Body/Full of Hell. If that isn’t some higher powers colluding against me in an effort to break my spirit, I have no idea what is. It didn’t help that through those first three days all I could think about were metal albums I needed to revisit that I hadn’t even THOUGHT of in months. I can’t tell you the last time I listened to Heartwork (burned myself out on it) but I almost immediately thought to myself ” I should listen to Heartwork…and every other Carcass album… Are there any Icelandic black metal bands I’ve been ignoring? Did I ever listen to that Nero Di Marte album?” NERO DI MARTE. What the hell, brain?

Since making it past those first three days, though, it has been relatively smooth sailing. I’ve spent the majority of my time diving into David Bowie‘s discography. I was woefully unfamiliar with most of it, but after hearing his latest and unfortunately final album I was determined to rectify that. I focused the most on Station to Station, Low, Aladdin Sane, and Ziggy (I’m not typing that whole title) while working in some Blackstar as well, and I must say that the diversity even among those 4 albums is astonishing. The fact that they’re all so good while being that diverse is downright mind-blowing. The man was truly a master of his craft.

While Bowie was my main indulgence I did enjoy some other things that were all pretty firmly planted in the genre of rock.  Tom Waits and The Pixies have been default fall backs for a while now, and that isn’t changing any time soon, and I will always find an excuse to revisit The Violent Femmes’ eponymous debut. A couple of bands that I was less familiar with were Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Nick Cave’s one-time side project, Grinderman. I knew a handful of songs he had done with the Bad Seeds but had never sat down to listen to an entire album. That changed with Tender Prey, an album I plan on revisiting plenty of times in the weeks to come. Where his output with The Bad Seeds has a more southern, gospel-ish vibe to it, his work with Grinderman is just straight, sleazy, sexual rawk of the weirdest variety. I didn’t spend as much time with them as I did with The Bad Seeds, but it wasn’t for a lack of quality. I was just more drawn to that southern weirdness that Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds seem to ooze.

I inadvertently spent the week focusing on rock, but I assure you that it won’t be all I listen to here. There are some rap and hip hop classics that I’ve never listened to (The Chronic…) as well as some… uh… country albums that aren’t Johnny Cash that I’ll probably try out. Of course, this is all assuming that my will doesn’t fold like the wet paper towel that it truly is. Lord, beer me strength.

Got any recommendations for sad Lars? Is there a better Bowie album than Station to Station? Are you the only person who ACTUALLY listens to Nero Di Marte? Sound off in the comments below!

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Have you gotten to Station To Station yet? That’s my favorite Bowie album. Also, there is no better Bowie than Station To Station.

    • Dubs

      “Is there a better Bowie album than Station to Station?”

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        There sure isn’t

        • Dubs

          “I focused the most on Station to Station…”

        • Sir Tapir The Based

          There’s Blackstar and Low.

      • Sir Tapir The Based

        Blackstar and Low.

        • Dubs

          I’m quoting the article in response to JJD’s question…

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            Whoops, my comment was meant to be to JJD. I’m a dingus.

        • Detective Fish

          Low’s an excellent one, but haven’t heard it in ages. Might have to remedy that.

        • Dubs

          Trent Reznor has cited Low as being quite influential on him as an artist.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            Unfortunately it didn’t influence him enough to make good music.

          • Dubs

            You’ve done much to earn my esteem lately, but you are coming dangerously close to losing it.

          • Tapir prefers life on the threshold of peoples’ good graces

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            I like to live on the edge.

          • fun fact: Golden Years was such a good tune, Marilyn Manson couldn’t ruin it

          • Guacamole Jim

            HA

          • Dubs

            Take it back 🙁

          • Guacamole Jim

            Oh, I like Reznor (both Trent and the rhino from Mario). But that was a sick burn.

          • Dubs

            I’m out of aloe 🙁

          • Boss the Turbid Ross

            Oooooooooooooooh snap.

          • Mayk Benynton
      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        For some reason this is still one of my favourite Bowie songs.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jdtMIpF56s

    • Detective Fish

      Outside’s still my favorite, and Earthling.

    • megachiles

      Man, idk. Aladdin Sane is pretty rad. The first side of Let’s Dance is unequivocally the most danceable/fun music in his catalog, but that second side just doesn’t do it for me 🙁

      • Zeke

        lady grinning soul ftw

    • Leif Bearikson

      Station to Station? Never heard of it.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Also, when it comes to Elton John don’t go past Blue Moves. His work turns awful until 2006.

  • COAL GROHL

    Thanks for taking this one for the team Beargod

  • Rekt

  • Boss the Turbid Ross

    What’s your favorite Tom Waits album?
    And what hip hop will you be delving into?

    • RustyShackleford

      The idea of having to pick a favorite Tom Waits album is giving me way more anxiety than it should

      • Boss the Turbid Ross

        Haha, top 3?

      • Salvador Dalí Lama

        Mule Variations or Bone Machine for me.

        • Boss the Turbid Ross

          Add Rain Dogs and you have my top 3

    • The Tetrachord of Archytas

      Frank’s Wild Years for me…but I try stay away from picking favorites, but that one definitely became an obession

      • Boss the Turbid Ross

        Nice pick. It’s hard to choose favorites.

        • The Tetrachord of Archytas

          I find that picking favorites feels like a semi-destructive mindset. Maybe like 2 or 3 years ago I realized that and since abandoning it my taste and enjoyment of music (especially metal) has expanded in a pretty huge way!

          • Boss the Turbid Ross

            Most definitely. I like to rank things and compare with other people, to get their perspective on subjects.

    • Leif Bearikson

      I think I’d probably go with Swordfishtrombones. It was the first one that really won me over. I’m quite the sucker for Blood Money, too.

      • Boss the Turbid Ross

        Cool man, nice picks.

  • I gave those new Primitive Man tracks a listen this weekend. Ethan Lee McCarthy has reached the bottom of the abyss. Not sure how much more miserable that man can become with out offing himself. Fuck, those tracks were dark.

    • COAL GROHL

      these three tunes from the two splits right?

    • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

      Cant wait to see em with Dragged into Sunlight later this year

      • I’ve seen both bands play. Those two together is a match made in hell. Too bad Dragged into Sunlight peaked on their first album. I can’t really stand anything after Hatred for Mankind. All well.

        • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

          They def lowered their filthiness quotient. Their collab with GTT stepped it back up slightly. I donno why they felt like they needed to make some deathdoom

          Well see their next album might be nasty

          • Hatred for Mankind is near perfect in my opinion. Just filthy and evil. Plus that production fits so well to their sound. They just got super clean and polished sounding which is a huge turn off.

  • RustyShackleford

    Dope idea to go back through some non-metal classics. With everything available in streaming I feel now more than ever that there’s so much shit I’ve skipped in so many genres.

    QUESTION: Not to get into a whole genre thing, but where are we drawing the “metal” line for this unfortunate experiment? Like, can you listen to Led Zeppelin? Must know for science! Yup.

    • Sir Tapir The Based

      Question: why would you listen to Led Zeppelin?

      • RustyShackleford

        Because sometimes I fail to reach my dad rock quota for the month and a mans gotta do what a mans gotta do!

      • Detective Fish

        Why not just listen to all the artists they’ve ripped off and successfully got sued by?

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiiY4ciKFQA

        • Dubs

          You’re barking up KSOFM’s tree.

          • Detective Fish

            Do explain.

          • Dubs

            i.e. he would agree regarding the plagiarism.

          • Detective Fish

            I vaguely remember him saying something along those lines.

        • Yup.

    • Led Zeppelin falls under “Dadrock” and is not allowed.

  • Super Nintendo Chalmers

    Elton John.

    Not even joking.

    • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

      Im a p big fan

      • Super Nintendo Chalmers

        Captain Fantastic gets played daily around here.

        • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

          Grew up listening to it.

          Also the same reason its hard to listen to classic rock anymore

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          I have that album and two copies of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Why would that be a joke?

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    I assume if you dig Pixies you already make the odd detour to The Breeders and The Amps, but if you don’t, you maybe should.

  • Listen to nothing but CountryRap for the next three weeks.

    • Detective Fish

      GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      http://i.imgur.com/BHSwRSz.gif

    • Detective Fish

      Only if you listen to nothing but Steel Panther for the next month.

      • Sir Tapir The Based

        Give me the CountryRap, plz.

        • Detective Fish

          Oh no, for you it’d be a whole month of J-pop and K-pop.

          • Mayk Benynton

            It’d be the month of the stinkiest poop.

          • Eliza

            I have never managed to get through a K-pop song from beginning to end. I usually bail after before the first minute is done.

          • Detective Fish

            Same here. I love J-pop, but K-pop is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too sugary and manufactured for me.

          • Eliza

            I can’t stand the stand the sound of it, it’s just too obnoxious. As far as J-pop is concerned, I occasionally like a handful of songs from the anime I watch.

          • Detective Fish

            J-pop definitely has a lot more variation to it. A lot of the stuff on the Paprika soundtrack, for example, went damn near to dream pop, and Capsule’s stuff is very close to being all out electronica. K-pop plays it way too safe and stale. I’ll never stop busting my best friend’s balls for trying to get me into it, lol.

          • Eliza

            I absolutely adore the Paprika soundtrack as well as other OSTs done by Susumu Hirasawa.

          • Detective Fish

            And excellent film as well.

          • Eliza

            One of my all time favorites. Satoshi Kon was a genius.

          • Waynecro

            I like a lot of Japanese Rock as well. Asian Kung-Fu Generation, The Back Horn, The Pillows, 9mm Parabellum Bullet, The Vamps, L’Arc-En-Ciel, Does, and Unlimits are all pretty good.

          • what about Joe’s assignment, the K-pop/power metal? lelz
            edit: oh crap, i didn’t really mean k-pop, d’oh!

          • Mayk Benynton

            She made it very clear that it was terrible.

          • Detective Fish

            The Dragon Guardian one? That’s not K-pop, btw, especially since they’re from Japan.

          • Eliza

            That was actually J-poppower metal, but it was just as crigy.

          • Detective Fish

            I loves me some Dragon Guardian, but even I had to feel for Joe on that one!

    • Nothing but Mini Thin, or as I like to call it, every radio station in the south.

  • delving deep into a classic artist’s catalog is the best… mang.
    Queen, for instance, has so many great hard rock songs on their first couple of albums, that never made it to any greatest hits compilation. a lot heavier stuff than “You’re My Best Friend”!

    • Boss the Turbid Ross

      Tie Your Mother Down! That RIFF!

      • yuss, i knew you’d step in. my favorite might be Ogre Battle or Father to Son

        • Boss the Turbid Ross

          Solid picks, Jimmy

        • The Tetrachord of Archytas

          I prefer Ogre Battle 64

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      How did @disqus_9CmX83EGqz:disqus miss this?

      • they DO have a song called Dragon Attack.
        k, i’ll leave

        • Ted Nü-Djent ™

          He’s a big Queen fan. Big fights on the Facebook group about it. I had his back

  • D. Lee

    Against Me! Is some good punk stuff. All the way up to New Wave(when they started leaning towards a more accessible sound) is awesome. I’d definitely recommend at least checking out Searching For a Former Clarity

    • I’ve listened to more Against Me! than I’d care to admit. Reinventing Axl Rose is a good ‘un.

  • Eliza

    I’ve been listening to Aphrodite’s Child lately. They’re pretty amazing.

    • Sir Tapir The Based
      • Eliza

        This album is so mind-blowingly great!

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Their album 666 is amazing.

      • Eliza

        It is said to be ahead of it’s time. I can’t know for sure since, much to my dismay, I didn’t live in those times, but I love this album with a passion.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          It’s far ahead of its time. I don’t think we’ve caught up to it yet. Same thing with Screamadelica by Primal Scream. Leif needs to listen to it

          • Eliza

            I just started listening to Screamadelica and I love it.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            Screamadelica ahead of its time? Nah man, it’s just pure shit.

  • Dubs

    I’m going to make McNulty happy and suggest perusing Electric Six’s discography. Every album has some duds, but there are amazing tracks on each as well.

    • Detective Fish

      FUCK YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KET11SOC5YA

      ‘Kill’ was dud free. The new one not so much. I like 3-4 songs from ‘Bitch, Don’t Let Me Die!’.

      • Eliza

        Is this song about AIDS?

        • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

          Also Tapirs

          • Eliza

            XD

        • Detective Fish

          Probably that and many other STDs.

      • I just got a disgusting ad for Bud Light with Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen before this video. My day (and probably week) is fucking ruined now.

        • Eliza

          Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

        • Dubs

          What’s the deal with Amy Schumer? (haven’t followed stand-up for years)

          • To me she’s the female Dane Cook. Lowest common denominator shit.

          • Dubs

            I see.

          • #leaveamyalone

          • Óðinn

            Gah! She’s one of my pet peeves. I find her annoying. Her comedy is crude but not necessarily clever in my opinion. She’s popular though.

        • Detective Fish

          My grossness quota is nowhere near satisfied just yet, even though anything Amy Schumer pretty much makes me vomit.

          • Eliza

            I once tried to watch one of her stand-ups. She started with some relatable jokes, then deviated into something I can only describe as the death of comedy

          • Detective Fish

            Her whole thing is making fun of celebs and others, but once one of them even remotely starts joking about her, she whines about sexism, fat shaming, etc. She’s like Joan Rivers, but nowhere near as funny or being able to take a joke in return like Joan could.

          • Eliza

            I don’t know Joan Rivers, but I’ll check her out. About Amy, I find her highly superficial. She complains more about appearances that any other normal person would or should. I kinda get it, since I have a similar body type, but it’s just annoying.

          • Detective Fish
          • Eliza

            Now that’s a funny lady!

          • Detective Fish

            Yep!!!!! One of the masters!

          • more beer

            Joan Rivers wasn’t funny.

          • Detective Fish

            Joan Rivers was fucking hilarious, in my not so humble opinion. Far funnier than Schumer, at least.

          • more beer

            She isn’t funny either.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Is this real?

    • whoa.

    • Salvador Dalí Lama

      Hey Dubs, I got somethin’ better for ya:

      Naked pictures – OF YOUR MUTHA!
      Naked pictures OF YOUR MUTHUUUUHH!

  • Been jamming this killer Finnish death-doom band this morning called Oksennus. Pretty nasty shit. I dig.

    https://oksennus.bandcamp.com/album/musta-kirja

    • Eliza

      I dig this.

      • Yeah, I’m surprised I like it. It’s pretty zany shit.

        • Eliza

          “Zany” is the best word one could use to describe this music. I’d also say that it’s “all over the place”.

  • Super Nintendo Chalmers

    Also, Sad Lars is the best Lars.

  • When you feel like getting down with hispter bullshit, listen to this, one of my favorite albums from last year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgpRVGDfvxg

    • Eliza

      I surprisingly enjoy this a lot.

    • EsusMoose

      Loved this album, listened to it a lot during January.

  • Supposedly Doomstarks is coming out this month – Ghostface Killa and MF Doom project that has been in the works forever. Highly anticipated by many.

    http://youtu.be/rxwGxq11wDk

    • Boss the Turbid Ross

      You. Wntioned this awhile back, thanks for the reminder!
      I just ordered No Said Date on vinyl. Can’t wait.

      • I think I read somewhere that it would be out 2/12 (Fri) but I can’t find where it says that now.

        • Boss the Turbid Ross

          You’d think it would be a pretty hyped up album that would warrant alot of coverage

          • Good point, I haven’t seen any ads for it.

          • Boss the Turbid Ross

            Only thing i found was an announcement from the end of last year saying it would be out in Feb. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Listen to Motown. They have good artists.

    • Dubs

      I actually think I sent the promo to Bearikson before his non-metal month.

      • Cool. Maybe he’s heard it then.

    • COAL GROHL

      I like this kind of DM but there’s just too much reverb in this to my liking

      • I crave that excessive reverb. So suffocating.

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    Listen to some old school R&B.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tbS73I1N-I

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Agreed. Also, some Sly and The Family Stone, Earth Wind and Fire and some.Commodores. Throw in Tower Of Power as well.

      • Boss the Turbid Ross

        Sly and the Family Stone, all day, every day.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          I did an entire article on them.

          • Boss the Turbid Ross

            I read and very much enjoyed it when it was first posted, it was during my lurking days.

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        I don’t know if anyone remembers these guys. I got to know this song while playing GTA San Andreas haha!

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVWERU_xY6I

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          I remember them

    • Detective Fish

      Wasn’t there an artist that redid this song a few years back that became a hit?

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        Not that I’m aware of. I sure hope not. Those modern ‘R&B’ artists would fuck it up completely.

  • If you’re into emo and hipster shit, this is a great album (and great band, no shame):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGLY7mjul4s

    • Eliza

      I dislike emo stuff, but I love this, being a proto-hipster myself.

      • They’re one of the few non-metal bands I’ve seen live that have been a really intense experience.

        • Eliza

          I really like the singer’s voice. It’s just so powerful!

    • Leif Bearikson

      I see all of my not-metal friends drool every time this band comes to town. Like, even more hardcore than I am about Mastodon. I’ll check them out and see what the fuss is about.

  • megachiles

    Talking Heads >>>>>>>>

  • Just listen to this masterpiece of an album on repeat.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy5T6s25XK4&list=PLmFi7GFf93irjG2VAYLpN0LHqxNB61UjC

    • megachiles

      If I could, I’d have You Can Call Me Al play everytime I enter a room for a meeting.

    • Detective Fish

      I really like “Love Is Eternal Sacred Light”. I hate all his other stuff though.

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

  • Guppusmaximus

    The Dolphins – Malayan Breeze {pretty Metal for Jazz}
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfHjaLYoifQ

  • Edward/Breegrodamus™

    That The Body & Full of Hell song “The Little Death” is pretty trill now that you mention it.

  • Detective Fish

    Yes, I actually like these guys. Far more than I’ll ever admit to.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp2qcCrdBLA

    • Eliza

      Modern Talking’s big songs are still played on the radio in my country.

      • Detective Fish

        They’re still huge in Europe (they’re still the biggest selling band ever to come out of Germany), Latin America and Asia, but almost no one’s heard of them here in America. At last count (2003), they’ve sold 120 million albums.

        • Eliza

          Back in the 80’s, not a lot of foreign music was allowed on the radio in Romania, so what was allowed gets played a lot nowadays, for nostalgia reasons.

          • Detective Fish

            Oddly enough, they were big in Iran, before the Muslim Revolution started really sinking in and the ban on Western music started really taking effect.

          • Eliza

            Interesting.

  • tigeraid

    Why not the classics? Queue up the Bob Seger, George Thoroughgood, Zeppelin, Steve Miller Band… Boston. MORE THAN A FEEEEELIIIIIIIIIIN

    • NO DADROCK

      • Eliza

        Does Frank Zappa count as dadrock?

        • Good question… MY dad digs him but I’m not sure that he’s a good representative of the entire dad spectrum.

          • Eliza

            How about Deep Purple? My dad loves them.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Deep Purple might be one of THE foremost examples of dad rock.

          • Eliza

            But what defines dadrock? I’m curious to know for the sake of my … studies.

          • Eliza

            Very helpful.

          • COAL GROHL

            There’s some pretty cool music rooms in there. There are also an abundance of Steinberger’s and Marshall Mini Fridges. Also this and this

          • COAL GROHL

            Hey look it’s Scrimm’s music room

          • CyberneticOrganism

            lolz

          • The Tetrachord of Archytas

            If you ever talk about music with a “dad” who gives examples of why rock died after the 70s…all of those examples

          • Eliza

            Luckily, my dad is like me and can enjoy music from all time periods.

          • The Tetrachord of Archytas

            In a way that is lucky, but it also handicaps your dad music identification senses

          • Eliza

            I don’t find it THAT big of a problem. I think I can tell dadrock apart ok.

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            Wot?

          • COAL GROHL

            If JJD likes them then they are Dadrock

          • i love them!!

          • Eliza

            Me too!

          • Oh good! I got the impression you didn’t.

          • Eliza

            No, I love Deep Purple, both Gillan and Coverdale eras.

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY
        • Beefheart is too off-kilter to be dadrock. It’s more like weird unclerock

          • Boss the Turbid Ross

            We gotta get this going. Weirdunclerock.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I prefer to use the word “awesome” for Captain Beefheart.

          • Boss the Turbid Ross

            That’s what weirdunclerock is, all the awesome but more off kilter music from the 60s and 70s

          • Detective Fish

            Does MC5 count?

      • tigeraid

        Pink Floyd, bro?

    • RJA

      It sounds like he’s having a hard enough time as it is – why would you wish Steve Miller on him?!

      • tigeraid

        RJA pls!

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    I’m not a real electronics connoisseur, but I dig me some Gridlock.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61OTJchIUzY

    • Detective Fish

      I have Traces Live, direct from the band years and years ago! There was only 100 copies printed before Component went out of business.

  • The Tetrachord of Archytas

    Slow and fairly heavy indie kinda stuff might help keep your spirits down

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob6WKJa10Xw

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    Go to non metal is always blues.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uufATlts1lk

  • Detective Fish

    Can’t go wrong with some Juno Reactor! Those drums, mayn!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzC812djoYM

  • Celtic Frosty

    Psychedelic 60’s, dude. The Zombies, 13th Floor Elevators, Jefferson Airplane, Electric Prunes, Mama Cass, Donovan (I know he was a terrible person, but he made some excellent music in the 60’s), Pet Sounds era Beach Boys/Brian Wilson, The Hollies, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Pink Floyd’s “Piper At the Gates of Dawn,” Moby Grape, Blue Cheer…

    I could go on forever, basically.

    • Boss the Turbid Ross

      Nice list.

    • Lacertilian

      Moby Grape & Captain Beyond.

      • Boss the Turbid Ross

        Captain Beyond is amazing.

  • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

    Woop woop its snowing >>>>

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    SING US A SONG YOU’RE THE PIANO MAN!!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxEPV4kolz0

    • CyberneticOrganism

      GET OUT

  • Salvador Dalí Lama

    Self Defense Family just put out a new tune. They’re really good. http://noisey.vice.com/blog/self-defense-family-premiere-in-those-dark-satanic-mills

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds has an almost flawless discography.

    You could listen to nothing else all month and never get bored.

    • Sir Tapir The Based

      UPVOTED

      • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

        That’s a rare.

        • Sir Tapir The Based

          Cherish it.

  • Lacertilian

    Glad you got into Grinderman HairBear.

  • Waynecro

    The band Polaris, which did the music for The Adventures of Pete & Pete, is a pretty good nonmetal listen. What about Barb Wire Soul by Blackstar? That’s pretty much just rock (with saxophone), despite being post-Carcass Carcass. Or is that off limits as well?