Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New Album: Lamont - Thunder Boogie

Lamont caught my eye with their humorous artwork: a seemingly white-trash man (sorry if that offends someone out there, but come on) with a pair of shotguns/rifles, a dog/pit bull in the background, and a cigarette hanging from his mouth. It made me chuckle, give the album a second look - quite the feat with my huge collection, and the 96 artists (and 358 albums, give or take a single or two) that are waiting in my 'Must Listen To' list - and then the album title, Thunder Boogie (ignore the second album at AllMusic, obviously that is for a different band), lead to a listen. So there is something in the title and artwork: Bands take heed!

I was initially quite impressed with Thunder Boogie; the first track, "Hot Wire," was a down-and-dirty rock n' roll song. It had my head bobbing right from the start, and my brain rattled by the end. It was followed by the slightly less-energetic "Vegas," which I had a really hard time deciding if I really enjoyed the song or not. I literally changed the ranking of this song four or five times, before settling on a '5 Star' ranking by the end of the fifth track on the album. That song was succeeded by "I Saw Red," an equal step-down in energy as it's predecessor was from the previous, but this time, much more well delivered. Right from the get-go I had something that was kicking my ass (even with the rough patches)!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Albums Listened To In February (48)

This month's list:

  1. Andrew W.K. - I Get Wet
  2. Bigelf - Cheat The Gallows
  3. The Black Box Revelation - My Preception - New
  4. The Black Keys - Attack & Release
  5. Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle Earth
  6. Buddy Revell - Bring Forth The Snake (EP) - New
  7. Cinder - Break Your Silence
  8. Cinder - House Full of No Trust
  9. Cirith Ungol - Frost And Fire - New
  10. Cirith Ungol - King of The Dead - New
  11. Cirith Ungol - One Foot In Hell - New
  12. Cirith Ungol - Paradise Lost - New
  13. Cloudkicker - Let Yourself Be Huge - New
  14. Cloudkicker - Loop - New
  15. Clutch - Strange Cousins From The West
  16. Crippled Black Phoenix - I, Vigilante
  17. The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love
  18. Eluveitie - Helvetios - New
  19. Enos - Chapter 1
  20. EYE - Center of The Sun - New
  21. Fifty Foot Woman - Fifty Foot Woman - New
  22. Lou Reed - Rock 'N' Roll Animal
  23. The J. Geils Band - The J. Geils Band - New
  24. The J. Geils Band - "Live" Full House - New
  25. The J. Geils Band - The Morning After - New
  26. James Blunt - All The Lost Souls - New
  27. James Blunt - Some Kind of Trouble - New
  28. Jeff Loomis - Zero Order Phase
  29. Goblin Cock - Bagged And Boarded
  30. Goblin Cock - Come With Me If You Want To Live
  31. Mechanical Poet - Handmade Essence (EP)
  32. Necromandus - Orexis of Death - New
  33. Night Sun - Mournin' - New
  34. Ozzy Osbourne - Bark At The Moon
  35. Root Spirits - Long Road Ahead (EP)
  36. S:T Erik - From Under The Tarn
  37. sHEAVY - Blue Sky Mind
  38. Sleestack - Altrusian Moon: A Lo-Fi Collection Of Psychedelia and Space Rock - New
  39. Stonebride - Inner Seasons
  40. Stonebride - Summon The Waves
  41. Uriah Heep - Demons & Wizards
  42. Various Artists - The Wall Re-Built (2 Discs)
  43. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico
  44. The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat
  45. Wench - Wench (EP) - New
  46. Whores of Tijuana - Psycholongevity
  47. Whores of Tijuana - Whores of Tijuana
  48. Wino - Punctuated Equilibrium