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Weekend Vanity: Heavy Metal Conversion Experience
9/3/11 | dagogo redux

Posted on 09/03/2011 10:03:44 PM PDT by dagogo redux

With Labor Day coming up, I find myself again reflecting on the wisdom of our elected leaders, who, in years past, had the insight to offer a holy day of celebration in honor of the American Labor Movement and its Marxist underpinnings.

But that’s not all I found myself doing this fine weekend. No, I was on the road for an extended drive in my fairly new, reliable as hell, non-union-built Toyota Tacoma, which came equipped with Sirius Satellite Radio reception. Our single local “conservative talk” station, in typical lame fashion, had again bumped Rush’s Weekend in Review for some stupid ball game, so I was dialing through the Sirius options.

Then suddenly it happened.

Some backstory (I’ll make it mercifully brief, I hope). I grew up listening to my mother’s old 78s of classical music, and eventually studied such things formally, and have always been in love with such music. But, as a youngster I also grew up with the Rock & Roll of the 50s, the British Invasion of the 60’s and the whole sweep of the folk era. I loved it all.

Musical fads come and go, and some since then seemed more appealing to me than others, but, except for a fond affection for Bevis and Butthead, I never thought Heavy Metal would have enough appeal for me to even bother giving it a listen. I don’t think I ever actually heard a single recording of it. Until today.

It happened as I dialed to the Sirius Heavy Metal station in the opening moments of some song (never caught the name), and my LED display said “Holy Grail” was the name of the artist. The music was simply amazing, like nothing I had ever heard before. The ferocity of the energy and the ecstatic angst of the raw emotional turmoil battered my psyche into submission in a matter of seconds. But the musical bludgeoning then went on and on at this breakneck, unrelenting intensity for what seemed like hours, and when it finally did end, I found myself a convert to this new object of worship.

And to satisfy my longing for that hit of the Divine, an announcer said this was “Beyond the Throne”: an entire weekend devoted to the greatest drummers in the history of Heavy Metal. And then the music started again, another group, another song, but that same sublime, raw, heavenly energy going on and on. Glorious.

The next few hours of the trip home were beyond my ability to describe, or even to assimilate, or recall clearly. I had been born again in my musical tastes, washed clean with the pounding beat and strident riffs descending from a tortured Heaven. Hallelujah!

So why am I posting this Vanity on Free Republic, using up precious bandwidth when the Republic is going to hell in a hand basket, and the bandwidth of FR one of our few lifelines?

Just this. In the midst of the second hour of this dark, high-energy torrent, a stunning insight came to me with the force of a nuclear shock wave of Truth: A people who could conceive, create and enjoy this sort of maniacal musical maelstrom would be a people invincible in the event of an upcoming race war such as many believe we are headed for. A people merely capable of Rap, or whatever angry music the Hispanics listen to, would never be a match for people capable of the sort of controlled mayhem found in Heavy Metal.

I recall, I think, a poll where combat soldiers of our current wars were asked what music they liked to go into battle with, and I seem to recall some Heavy Metal songs among them. It made no sense to me back then, because I had never heard the stuff, but now I have. The perfect energy for facing death. The prefect energy for righteous, even celebratory killing.

My hat’s off to all you fellow FReepers who love this music, and of whom I would have thought lessor until today. I hope you guys are by my side when the SHTF. You guys rock!


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: epiphany; heavymetal; heavymetalmusic; metal; war
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1 posted on 09/03/2011 10:03:47 PM PDT by dagogo redux
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To: dagogo redux

Speaking of Heavy Metal...

Classic live show in Moscow by Metalica

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QP-SIW6iKY


2 posted on 09/03/2011 10:06:34 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: dagogo redux

I think being armed plays a difference too. I’d take a gun-toting Beethoven-loving friend over a liberal Slayer fan any day. :O)


3 posted on 09/03/2011 10:07:56 PM PDT by library user (I want my headstone to read: "He died while doing what he enjoyed most: breathing.")
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To: dagogo redux; NewRomeTacitus; cripplecreek; creeping death; JeffreyH; RandallFlagg; cschroe; ...
I never thought Heavy Metal would have enough appeal for me to even bother giving it a listen.

Heavy Metal Ping!!!

4 posted on 09/03/2011 10:11:14 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!! Laz for President!)
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To: dagogo redux; GlockThe Vote; notatard?; Rainbow Rising; garandgal; KoRn; mitch5501; Betis70; ...
I never thought Heavy Metal would have enough appeal for me to even bother giving it a listen.

Heavy Metal Ping!!!

5 posted on 09/03/2011 10:11:19 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!! Laz for President!)
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To: dagogo redux

Personally, I prefer Alt Nation. I will confess though, that after 9/11, I used to listen to Sandstorm and imagine it being blasted from helicopters as they swept through Iraq or Iran or wherever. It got me through.


6 posted on 09/03/2011 10:15:10 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: dagogo redux

You are correct... it is the perfect music for killing, raping and pillaging

It drives me insane in seconds. Can’t stand it.


7 posted on 09/03/2011 10:16:01 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: dagogo redux

You cannot consider metal until you’ve gone through Iron Maiden’s whole back catalog. And that spans from 1980 through to 2010 so far. 30 years of some of literally the best metal to be had in the world.

Go through their music, from starting in 1980 through to their current work, in 2010. It’ll only develop a deeper love for the music.


8 posted on 09/03/2011 10:16:02 PM PDT by wastedyears (Of course you realize, this means war.)
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To: GeronL

You’ve always struck me as a “Barbara Steisand” kinda of guy, not that there’s anything wrong with that...


9 posted on 09/03/2011 10:17:49 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!! Laz for President!)
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To: Grizzled Bear

I don’t really listen to music anyways. I use to listen to some “Mix” station with regular “rock” music from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s though.


10 posted on 09/03/2011 10:19:48 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: wastedyears

I’m on it! Gonna be doing a whole heck of lot of listening!


11 posted on 09/03/2011 10:20:25 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: dagogo redux

It could be 2 or 3 songs off of each album. Doesn’t have to be the whole thing at one time.


12 posted on 09/03/2011 10:21:52 PM PDT by wastedyears (Of course you realize, this means war.)
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To: dagogo redux

Our soldiers listen to the gamut of music, and Hispanics aint into rap.


13 posted on 09/03/2011 10:22:20 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: dagogo redux
How to Be a Metalhead
14 posted on 09/03/2011 10:22:36 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: wastedyears; dagogo redux

A lot of metal artists have a classical background. If you really want to hear some wild stuff, try Judas Priest. They have two guitarists, K.K. Downing and Glen Tipton. One is trained in Classical and the other in Blues.


15 posted on 09/03/2011 10:24:29 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!! Laz for President!)
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To: dagogo redux
Budgie~Crash Course In Brain Surgery
16 posted on 09/03/2011 10:25:25 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: dagogo redux

Really? Race war is what you think of? The whole classically trained with a newfound appreciation of heavey metal thing, I get. But you think of race war?


17 posted on 09/03/2011 10:25:40 PM PDT by mlo
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To: dagogo redux

That Holy Grail is really good. Nice to get some real heavy thrash metal these days... Have you listened to Gama Bomb?


18 posted on 09/03/2011 10:30:07 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: wastedyears

I think the Holy Grail piece I heard was My Last Attack. Just caught a You Tube of the Released Version, but what I heard went on, it seemed, a whole heck of a lot longer than 6 minutes.

When I heard that poll about the songs the soldiers liked going into battle, I always thought Hendrix All Along the Watch Tower would do it for me. Probably dates me a bit. :)


19 posted on 09/03/2011 10:30:37 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Not the right time to talk about stuff like that. Been drinking for a few hours and my mind is on ‘metal’ itself, not background.

But I know exactly what you mean.


20 posted on 09/03/2011 10:31:43 PM PDT by wastedyears (Of course you realize, this means war.)
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To: dagogo redux
Budgie~ Panzer Division Destroyed
21 posted on 09/03/2011 10:33:31 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: mlo

Great minds don’t always think alike. :)

Many things went through my mind during those several hours, but yes, that was one of them, and one I found interesting. Sorry if you don’t.


22 posted on 09/03/2011 10:34:26 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: dagogo redux

Time to dig out the yngvei malmstein (I know spelling...) tapes


23 posted on 09/03/2011 10:34:48 PM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: wastedyears

A Metal enthusiast is drinking on a Saturday night? Shouldn’t you be involved in some sort of pagan worship service? /Mega-SARC!


24 posted on 09/03/2011 10:35:47 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!! Laz for President!)
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To: reed13k

Yngwie!


25 posted on 09/03/2011 10:36:22 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: dagogo redux

It might be that on some level you’re responding to the fact that many metal writers and musicians are themselves classically trained. It shows in so many ways, once you embrace or at least accept the typically primal, raw nature of the sound, that intense, screaming energy. There are actually any number of orchestral arrangements of popular metal songs, the Russians are especially fond of doing so with Metallica. Along those lines, you might enjoy Apocalyptica.

The warlike strain that so struck you is particularly vivid with groups out of northern Europe, if lyrics sung in a language other than English doesn’t disturb you. Those old Viking genes welling up I suppose.


26 posted on 09/03/2011 10:36:59 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: reed13k
Time to dig out the yngvei malmstein (I know spelling...) tapes

Neo-Classical Metal?

Fortunately, Yngvei Malmstein changed his name to Yngvei J. Malmstein. That helps us discern him from all the other Ynvei Malmsteins.

27 posted on 09/03/2011 10:39:48 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!! Laz for President!)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Well there’s always the Great Kat....


28 posted on 09/03/2011 10:44:30 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: dagogo redux
Poohbah~ Mr Destroyer
29 posted on 09/03/2011 10:51:50 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Grizzled Bear

I have my Strat and MP3 player to worship.


30 posted on 09/03/2011 10:56:36 PM PDT by wastedyears (Of course you realize, this means war.)
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To: dagogo redux
Poobah~ Underground
31 posted on 09/03/2011 10:58:16 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: dagogo redux

Race war poster alert.


32 posted on 09/03/2011 11:03:22 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: dagogo redux

Check out “The Trooper” and “Sunlight And Steel” by Iron Maiden. Also “Screaming For Vengeance” and “Electric Eye” by Judas Priest. You won’t be sorry.


33 posted on 09/03/2011 11:12:58 PM PDT by Free in Texas (Corruptisima Re Publica Plurimae Leges-In the most corrupt state are the most laws (Terence)
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To: dagogo redux
POS hand vid recording, but Jim Gustavson is the the most underrated rocker on the planet~ Peace
34 posted on 09/03/2011 11:16:15 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: dagogo redux

Check out Dream Theater. They are in transition now due to their drummer leaving but a solid band known for very heavy, complex sounds.

http://dreamtheater.net


35 posted on 09/03/2011 11:18:07 PM PDT by fretzer
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To: dagogo redux
Poobah~ Steamroller
36 posted on 09/03/2011 11:27:37 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: GeronL

“A people who could conceive, create and enjoy this sort of maniacal musical maelstrom would be a people invincible in the event of an upcoming race war such as many believe we are headed for.”

race war?

People who believe themselves to be rational and who also seem to want to start shooting at a differing skin color drive me insane in seconds.


37 posted on 09/03/2011 11:51:50 PM PDT by flowerplough (Pelosi on Republicans: "They want to destroy food safety, clean air, clean water, ...")
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To: Grizzled Bear; dagogo redux

Welcome to the fold of Heavy Metal. Here is few for the road. Enjoy Glad you found Heavy Metal which will lead to blues, progressive, thrash, death, growling, Hair, boogie metal, and all types of hard rock. So enjoy a whole new world. Here is just a sample of some of the greats.

Black Sabbath - Iron Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzYBoGuQTsI

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4dpFjSFYX4&feature=related

Judas Priest - You Got Another Thing Coming
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWhInhE6emE

Judas Priest - Hellbent For Leather
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45EJ1oYAqKw&feature=related

Metallica - Whiplash
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPh_9sRJycI

Metallica - Ride The Lighting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI8xrnOrftM&feature=related

Iron Maiden - Wrathchild
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orIEI2mgHXo

Iron Maiden - Where Eagles Dare
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8p9JpDuQ-o&feature=related

Diamond Head - Am I Evil
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJYCClXUkyE

Motorhead - Motorhead
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kExBc1pDR4E&feature=fvst

Motorhead - Overkill
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlecTBevmzc

Budgie - Breadfan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3-l_T6AuNk&feature=related

Blue Oyster Cult - Hot Rails To Hell
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdwYo74oxY8

Blue Oyster Cult - ME-262
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1rHbXbpWdg

The Godz - Gotta Keep On Runnin’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-t4hU3hhc8

Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUwEIt9ez7M

Def Leppard - High-N-Dry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHZyoKCOD9A&feature=fvst

The Scorpions - Rock You Like a Hurricane
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI2COawqMJQ

Dio - Stand Up And Shout
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGj6Cj392Cc

Black Sabbath with Dio - Heaven and Hell
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vviFIYC8ldY&feature=fvst

Led Zeppelin - Communicaton Breakdown
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VhGVWU9Ep0

Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mln0RciE2o0

Alice Cooper - Devil’s Food/Black Widow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02aX9nGcV20

Alice Cooper - I’m Eighteen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXZcJojTucg

Alice Cooper - School’s Out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZTRnaiQ7Js&feature=fvst

Iced Earth - Decalration Day
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAWrlwzfFzk&feature=related

Iced Earth - When The Eagle Cries
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o6xrSyhVhc

Fu Manchu - Mongoose
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3bdZWrIMdM&feature=related

Fu Manchu - The Falcon Has Landed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UemrBH1AkY4

Rainbow - Stargazer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6W7jMURpGU

Rainbow - 16th Century Greensleeves
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KL3O-Vqr4E

Ted Nugent - Cat Scratch Fever
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaQFC0h91zQ

Ted Nugent - Free For All
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JUqpJeIUAE

Sammy Hagar - Heavy Metal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHt4eFd_2Co

Saxon - Wheels Of Steel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwKRyizwEKo

AC/DC - Walk All Over You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkpLONtRjn4

AC/DC - Rock-n-Roll Damnation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNtFAeOBdX4

AC/DC - Whole Lotta Rosie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsFIftPcvIs

Starz - Boys In Action
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjNqqzKFw5s

Blue Oyster Cult - Heavy Metal & The Black and Silver
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdcbBRIgeC0

Stone Temple Pilots - Vasoline
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL2M0OSKruA

Alice In Chains - Rooster
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfkU4Moee84

Pearl Jam - Alive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGiTPgvKktM

Shinedown - Sound of Mandness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGt-8adyabk&ob=av2e

The Four Horsemen - Back In Business Again
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKv_YYzdI2w&feature=related

The Four Horsemen - Nobody Said It was Easy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcveGZv799w&feature=related

Orange Goblin - Time Traveling Blues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C2hgivqwJ8

Orange Goblin - Solarisphere
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kDJbSj6hq4

Kyuss - Supa Scoopa and the Mighty Scoop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_t2gE1EsKU

Kyuss - 100 Degrees
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lnfyMGBi6w&feature=related

Nazareth - Hair of the Dog
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyXz6eMCj2k

Foghat - Slowride
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVWN1En0IRY&feature=related

Foghat - I Just Want to Make Love to You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHYU9LiRB-g

Captain Beyond - Raging River of Fear
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD53nlnUSKQ

Captain Beyond - Mesmerization Eclipse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_05ZLGOCG_8&feature=related

Wolfmother - Woman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzqTz_i1NXQ

Wolfmother - White Unicorn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVJYY5-s1Pw

AC/DC - It’s A Long Way To The Top If You Want To Rock-n-Roll
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAIzTobLZAk

Bachman Turner Overdrive - Sledgehammer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTzRFLZnRQU

Bachman Turner Overdrive - Not Fragile
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT3nlTApV8Y

Rush - Working Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EheavdfXjeg

Rush - What Your’re Doing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Dn8VH30eWs

Rush - 2112
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQEgZNqa8jE

Judas Priest - Living After Midnight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXCpwtPhOLQ&ob=av2n

Enjoy all


38 posted on 09/04/2011 12:49:48 AM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Mmogamer

Try some new metal, google Dead Earth Politics has just released their first full album Weight of Poseidon. Give it a listen.


39 posted on 09/04/2011 1:11:53 AM PDT by Zippo44 (Liberal: another word for poltroon.)
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To: dagogo redux

Awesome. Welcome to my church. I’ve been a diehard member since I was nine years old, been too at hundreds (if not at least a thousand) concerts, and life my life with rock n roll in my blood. Its a great way to be.
I highly recommend you watch last years movie “Lemmy”, as Motörhead are the anchor of the heavy metal genre.
Enjoy your new-found freedom, and let rockin’ FReepers know if you have any questions. You are now on a never ending lifetime journey.
BTW: what did you listen to before? It’s OK to enjoy other styles of music, especially blues, jazz classical and jazz.


40 posted on 09/04/2011 1:20:03 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: dagogo redux
You bring back a battlefield memory for this old soldier.

The powers-that-were had split off the logistics trains from the combat trains as we advanced into Iraq in 1991. Travelling a corridor between the 6th French Foreign Legion on our left and our own artillery (towed and MLRS) on our right, we crawled at "convoy speed" (20-30 MPH) for dull drab hours.

Several in the convoy had stereo gear of various types-- mine a portable cassette player, for which I had at most four tapes-- some of them the larger boom box variety.

Military radio traffic was minimal. Once in a while someone would report on something or other, or do a radio chack, and the convoy commander (a field-grade office whose name escapes me) was good about calling "comfort" halts from time to time.

At one point someone called out something, probably a radio check, and there was msic in the background. The following approximates what happened next:

Convoy Commander: Last calling station, what is that you're listening to?

Last Calling Station: Uh, Sir, that's AC/DC, "Highway to Hell".

CC: Well, rewind it and put it on the net!"

LCC: Yes Sir!

And so it was, we drove a few minutes on what had seemed like a "highway to hell", cheered somewhat by the song of that name.

(Yes, AC/DC is British, but I think it supports your point. And no, I'm not a big fan of HM music-- Wagner and Rachmaninov are more my speed-- but thanks for revivng the memory.)

41 posted on 09/04/2011 1:29:24 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (I have been called intolerant. It's true. I refuse to tolerate the intolerable.)
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To: flowerplough
We won't start. The enemy-- whome we will judge by the content of their character-- will self-identify.
42 posted on 09/04/2011 1:34:52 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (I have been called intolerant. It's true. I refuse to tolerate the intolerable.)
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To: dagogo redux

Here’s some ugly for you. Stupid racist comments towards the end.


43 posted on 09/04/2011 1:35:00 AM PDT by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: ExGeeEye

*whom


44 posted on 09/04/2011 1:35:12 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (I have been called intolerant. It's true. I refuse to tolerate the intolerable.)
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To: ExGeeEye
If you love Wagner, you love what is probably one of the first and best war songs "flight of the valkyrie". I tend to think of it as heavy metal played by an orchestra.

CC

45 posted on 09/04/2011 1:44:18 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Wisdom comes from experience. Experience comes from a lack of wisdom.)
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To: dagogo redux; mlo

well...you have a point

I have actually heard with my own ears...

Christian Identity folks...seriously dangerous smart people who have wandered off the reservation of the reasonable

say that Heavy Metal is the only truly White Man’s music

Country sorta qualifies there too...imho

Listen to Hank III and you got all bases covered...as a serious thinking cracker with an axe to grind


46 posted on 09/04/2011 1:45:29 AM PDT by wardaddy (I will vote for whomever my dog tells me to)
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To: dagogo redux

I’m 53

Metal for me begins with Sabbath and ends with Black Sabbath IV

though I do like Metallica..more from Sandman forward..so shoot me I know but I like it better..a wee ballad never hurt...their version of Whiskey in the Jar is great

first metal I recall was Beck work on Yardbirds or maybe he or Page on Kinks


47 posted on 09/04/2011 1:52:12 AM PDT by wardaddy (I will vote for whomever my dog tells me to)
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To: Celtic Conservative
That's a good one, but I actually prefer the finale to "Gotterdammerung".

youtube

A small bit of commentary up with which to put :)

I like it for the Sturm und Drang of the immolation (includes the Leitmotif of the "Ride") followed by the last peaceful notes, which together sound to me like a vicious battle fought through the night followed by the dawn of victory.

48 posted on 09/04/2011 1:57:14 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (I have been called intolerant. It's true. I refuse to tolerate the intolerable.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

The “dawn” begins at 7:10 in the youtube clip. It is my own interpretation.


49 posted on 09/04/2011 1:59:28 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (I have been called intolerant. It's true. I refuse to tolerate the intolerable.)
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To: dagogo redux

>> would be a people invincible in the event of an upcoming race war

Do you yourself a favor and pickup a guitar. You need to understand the musicians perspective of the music that’s inspiring you.

Music should provide for common ground, not inspiration for bloodshed.

BTW, the contributions Blacks have made to American music is immeasurable. Any R&R that’s worth listening to was inevitably inspired by the work of Black hands.


50 posted on 09/04/2011 2:24:24 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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