Tuesday, January 22, 2019


Trick or Treat (1986) Beset by bullies, an unhappy headbanger gets help from his dead rock idol. Basically it's Carrie for morose metalheads. TIL: The sign of the horns hand gesture is actually not satanic, just superstitious. It's the Malocchio, meant to ward off the evil eye.

Still Voices - This Is Spinal Tap (1984) "For 15 minutes I got to be a rock star, the 15 minutes is great! It turns into Spinal Tap after 20 minutes." - Mark Mothersbaugh

Dad Rock Daily: T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971) Trippy, not so hard rock from the Grand Poobahs of Glam. Lots more to listen to here than just Bang a Gong. Laudable Lyrics: O God, high in your fields above earth, come and be real for us.

And finally, I’m going to be spending the evening ruining what’s left of my hearing with my son and Metallica (those tickets were no doubt his favorite Christmas gift). While some bands purposely lean into Heavy Metal’s satanic reputation, Metallica has always been somewhere in the middle. With ex-Christian Scientist and vaguely deist lead singer James Hetfield writing most of the lyrics,  the band delivers some songs with positive messages and some others that definitely lean in the other direction. Either way, as Jon Sorensen notes at Catholic Answers, they probably shouldn’t be your go-to source for Church history. They sure can rock, though.


Xena Catolica said...

So, how was it???

EegahInc said...

If you could reduce it down to the moment they started playing until they quit some two to two and a half hours later, it was pretty fantastic and oddly cheerful. Plus, listening to Metallica do Sweet Home Alabama live is probably a once in a lifetime thing. Unfortunately the trip from Atlanta to Birmingham was miserable, the venue was lousy and outdated, and nobody in the city seemed prepared for the crowds. Probably never going back there again. All that mattered though is that my son loved it.

EegahInc said...

Here you go.