July 30, 2011

Bal-Sagoth - Starfire Burning Upon the Ice-Veiled Throne of Ultima Thule (Cacophonous Records, 1996)

Bal-Sagoth - Starfire Burning Upon the Ice-Veiled Throne of Ultima Thule
Our gothic leitmotif enthralled fat suburban teens. Oh, pure evil anigh!



Notes
  1. The best-known track on this album is "And Lo, When the Imperium Marches Against Gul-Kothoth, Then Dark Sorceries Shall Enshroud the Citadel of the Obsidian Crown," which became a minor hit at a gaming store in Overland Park, KS after a Christian broadcaster on the Bott Radio Network described it as "contrary to scripture."

July 27, 2011

Laurie Anderson - Mister Heartbreak (Warner Bros., 1984)

Laurie Anderson - Mister Heartbreak
She marries arrant beatnik Lou Reed.

Mister Heartbreak

Notes
  1. Anderson married arrant beatnik Lou Reed in 2008, just as the Fates decreed. 

July 26, 2011

John Zorn - The Goddess – Music for the Ancient of Days (Tzadik, 2010)

John Zorn - The Goddess – Music for the Ancient of Days
His modern conceit affronted she-gods: "John's a yutz!"

Goddess: Music for the Ancient of Days

Notes
  1. Yutz: "a person variously regarded as ineffectual, foolish, disagreeable, contemptible, etc. Origin:  Yiddish."

July 23, 2011

Cannibal Corpse - Butchered at Birth (Metal Blade, 1991)

Cannibal Corpse - Butchered at Birth
Bet archaic Berlin bans the product!

Butchered at Birth

Notes
  1. Germany's Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien (BPjM) banned this album until 2006. 
  2. Although the BPjM is headquartered in Bonn, it's subordinate to Berlin's Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend, so no nitpickers need apply.

July 19, 2011

The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (Rolling Stones, 1971)

The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
Gross content! Keith fills syringe.

 Sticky Fingers

Notes
  1. "Keith was holding a huge horse syringe behind his back....Richards turned and plunged the needle into his forearm. Then he injected the contents slowly, with a slight sigh....The young woman with Keith's friend turned pale and had to lie down on some cushions." Christopher Sandford, Keith Richards: Satisfaction (Da Capo, 2004).

July 18, 2011

Ween - Live In Toronto Canada (Chocodog, 2001)

Ween - Live In Toronto Canada
Venal act on weed, in Ontario.

Live in Toronto Canada [Vinyl]

Notes
  1. Alternative anagram: Do leave nice Ontarian town!

July 16, 2011

Wendy O. Williams' Ultrafly And The Hometown Girls - Deffest! and Baddest! (Profile, 1988)

Wendy O. Williams' Ultrafly And The Hometown Girls - Deffest! and Baddest!
Lamest! and Worst! "Wild nude blond lady failed at ghetto rhymes," we sniff.

WENDY O. WILLIAMS plasmatics ULTRAYFLY AND THE HOMETOWN GIRLS rare CD

Notes
  1. This wild nude blond lady, who is best known for her work with the Plasmatics, attempted on this album to graft hip-hop with metal. The operation was a success, but the patient died. 
  2. Other notable rap-metal hybrids include MangaPat Boone and Pneuma Surikata.