Metal is the most diverse genre when it comes to music, although it is not designed to be liked by a mass audience but still it has the most listeners across the world and metal bands have the most loyal fans. Metal defines itself by exclusion which can makes it relate to any good subculture and this is exactly why metal is not just looked at as a mere genre but is worshiped and taken up by fans as a culture. Metal is the complete opposite of all genres, instead of short and predictably structured songs, metal songs are long, complex, and unpredictable making them more relate-able to how life is. The fact that metal defies most of the conventional aspects that make music pleasant yet it is the most admired genre testifies to its supremacy itself.
Varg is a guitarist from a Norwegian black metal band who has earned fame more from the murder allegations rather than his own music. Before we dive into the depths of those allegations, let’s shed some light on the band itself.
Burzum was a music initiative that began back in 1991, by Norwegian writer and musician, Varg Vikernes. It was more of a one man black metal band. It instantly became a part of the early times Norwegian black metal scene and therefore, gained momentum and influence from thereon.
I picked up couple of boxes of 78s from a moving sale several years ago. I’m not really a Rare Blues 78 RPM record collector so they went back on a shelf in my area down stairs where I do all my secret record work. Several years passed until a local record fiend like my self was over looking through a batch of 45s that I had recently gotten in. He looked through the 78s and pulled out two that were on the same label by the same artist in excellent condition with the original Melotone sleeve. The artist was Pinewood Tom and they were blues titles like; Bed Springs Blues, Tweet Tweet Mama Blues, Sissy Man and Cherry Picker. When I saw that they were blues titles and a name like Pinewood Tom it peeked my interest so I looked them up and saw they were quite desirable.
These are the lyrics from one song; Are You Dead
Watch me as I die, I’m already Broken. I keep asking why my emotions are fading slowly. Evil in mind, I can feel it has changed me. Whisper words of lies, thoughts are speaking evil to me. If we’re getting back together, then I need you, I need you to get better.If your dead inside, there is no life for you and I. Are you getting past your sorrow? Are you dead? Are we one? Nothings easy. Where do we belong? Are you dead? Or are we one? Are you dead? Are you dead?
I was looking through a few records I had picked up the other day. There were a few nice ones I was very happy to get, some good ones that turned out to be scratched to hell and some run of the mill stuff. I picked up another vinyl LP from the stack. It was The Talking Heads. I full the vinyl out to see it was in decent shape and still had the original inner sleeve intact.
As much as we envy rock stars, try to mold our personalities into theirs and wish to live the life they life, there are elements to their lives and personalities that make living sober, if not just living itself, all together a challenge. According to the disturbing findings of a new study, musicians tend to live up to 25 years less on average than the rest of us because they have much higher rates of death by accident, suicide and homicide. These findings came across after the life histories of more than 12,000 musicians across all popular genres, who died between 1950 and 2014, were examined.
The King of Pop reigns atop the all-time list of best-selling albums. Michael Jackson Thriller is the undisputed king of pop with 46.3 million total certified copies sold. So if you see a lot of vinyl record album versions at yard sales that’s why. The Thriller LP debuted in 1982 and no rock LP or pop music album has sold … Read More