Friday, November 27, 2009

Oklahoma Metal Obscurity-POWERLORD!!!

I swiped this link from the excellent 80's thrash metal demo preservation site This LP is the probobaly the first real "Metal" product to come out of Oklahoma,initally it most likley recived little notice due to the massive amount of homegrown thrash/speed and power metal coming out of every corner of the USA at the time.24 years after it's release it has been reissued on CD by some small retro-metal labels and championed by the guitarist of Merciless Death(he sports a Powerlord logo on his axe).During the mid 90's my old band Subsanity practiced at singer Dane Cook's(not to be confused with the comedian)house,lots of wild parties,booze and dope was going on all the time.We would always try to get Dane to sing some old stuff for us but he was kinda shy and it was hard to pry much info on the bands history,shows from him.Cool guy,I havent seen him in years.The drummer-Bob Gourley tried out for Slayer in thier earliest stages and may or may not have been in the band for two weeks,he had some badass rehearsal tapes(doing songs like"Ice Titan") to back up his story!He was also in Dark Angel for a brief amount of time,I wanted him to try some stuff with Subsanity but like all old school metal dudes from that era just did'nt dig the grindcore too much.I'm sure Powerlord played with Pantera back in their "Metal Magic" days.....enjoy this forgotten metal relic..If anybody has more info,post some comments... Photobucket

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Mentors are going thru your purse!

The Mentors are coming to OKC this friday,nothing needs to be said about this legendary band,either people love 'em or hate 'em.I decided to post thier ultra-rare first record "Get up and Die" AKA "The Trash Bag EP"showcasing a young/sloppy almost punk version of the Mentors.This stuff is really rooted in hard rock compared to their later "metal" styled material.A rare glimpse into the origins of The Mentors,its a pretty silly record.Photobucket

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Flipper still rule!

Wow!I had no idea that legendary sludge punk band Flipper put out a new album.I first heard Flipper on the "Let Them Eat Jellybeans"comp LP and the very rare "Live at Target"video compilation.In the early 1990's Flipper played a truly amazing house party in NW OKC,those who attended were treated to the pinnacle moment ever to happen to punk rockers in Oklahoma.Members of Gwar were hanging out too, Oderous did a wild version of "ha ha ha".When Flipper finished a bucket was passed around for donations,it was quickly filled with money,weed and LSD,the Flipperr guys took out $40 and all the drugs and dumped a couple hundred bucks on the crowd!!!Punk rock!I followed Flipper on tour the next year attending shows in Tulsa,Norman,Lawton and Dallas,it was a good time from what I remember.....Photobucket

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Green and Black is back!

I finally got to see Overkill during the summer at the mostly cock-rock oriented "Rocklahoma"festival in Noetheast Oklahoma.This year the promoters added an extra day devoted to the heavier side of 80's metal,fans were treated to sets by Leatherwolf, Aska,Hallows Eve,Metal Church(who played thier last show ever),Krank,Anvil,Saxon and a horrible set by the Dan Nelson fronted Anthrax.Overkill just blasted the audience(several thousand strong)in 110 degree Oklahoma heat,I do not know how the drummer did'nt die from heat stroke. Anyway,heres the new Overkill album due out next year,be sure to pick this up on vinyl when it comes out.Photobucket

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Obscure Old-School Hip-Hop films!

Check out these rare as fuck films about the orgins of hip hop when it was a very underground art form,way before Run-Dmc brought the sound to the mainstream.The first film "80 Blocks to Tiffany's" deals with gang culture in the Bronx circa 1977,before any rap records were even made(I like the kid that dresses like a nazi).Film#2 "Breaking and Entering" is a super obscure oddity featuring stuff like early Ice-T and the dudes from the first "Breakin" movie,I think this might have served as a platform to get some money for "Breakin"."Beat This!" is pretty interesting,featuring interviews with Afrika Bambaataa,Malcom McLaren,and DJ Kool Herc.Also shows The Soul Sonic Force recording "Renegades of Funk" with dance music pioneer Arthur Baker......Poppin,shockin,rockin!!!!!! heres a link for the full "Beat This" doc.....


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OKC, Oklahoma, United States
Musical debris from the eras of The Glam/Poser Wars (1983-90),The Grunge Wars (1990-97),Nu-Metal Wars(1997-2001)and the Girl Pants Wars(2001-present)