That slow intro with the guitar and drums is super awesome. When the song kicks in with the vocals and a funky upbeat rhythm is really fresh and fun. There is something about the groove of the song
I need to see Romantic Rebel tour with Halestorm! This song is amazing. I’m loving the seriously up tempo beat on that drum line. Those drums hit heavy and hard with a constant vengeance. The
Oh man, I feel like I did the first time I heard Nirvana or Stone Temple Pilots! This has the same grungy wonderful vibe that those bands did. I even get just the faintest whiff of Violent Femmes!! The
Oh my stars! What a lovely bass line right up front and perfect! Brilliant intro guys. When the song fully kicks in it’s just a bunch of awesome in a track. I really love that guitar riff. You’ll
If youre expecting a note by note cover of The Who’s song you may be disappointing. This is a cover that was inspired by the original and it’s beautiful. Head’s vocals treat these lyrics like they are his life’s story. To me that is what makes this cover as perfect as it is. I’ve heard plenty of covers that were good, but the artists didn’t really make it their own. Anthony didn’t have that problem at all. I am in love with his added runs and drops. The emotion that he sings with is almost more than I can take. He has a great range and with the piano accompaniment this song has such a powerful punch that you have to listen to it to really understand what’s happening.
OK, so I totally expected this to be like the cover he did on Buffy. I was happily surprised by the modifications to the original arrangement. Singing it with a single piano was nothing short of brilliant. I need to get a copy of this song to put on my phone so I can take it with me and share it with the world. Scoff if you want but prior to this my favorite cover of this song was done by Limp Bizkit. In that case I really felt Durst was able to really dig and emotionally connect with the song, turning out a superior song. I have to say that Anthony Stewart Head’s interpretation of the song was a beautiful surprise, taking the song in directions I’d never thought of.
Anthony Stewart Head was born on February 20, 1954 in Camden Town, north London, England. Anthony is an English actor and musician. Having already had a successful career, with regular TV appearances and stage roles, including leads at the Royal National Theatre, he became “a household face” in the UK following his role in the, now classic, commercials for Nescafé Gold Blend (Taster’s Choice in the U.S.). He is internationally known for his roles as Rupert Giles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Uther Pendragon in Merlin, and for his role as Geoffrey Howe in the Oscar award winning film, The Iron Lady. He has also been attached to a number of other successful TV series: Little Britain, Dr. Who and Manchild. He was most recently seen in Stephen Poliakoff’s,
I loved this song more than enough to check out some of their other tunes. Their guitarist gives me goose bumps listening to his riffs. I think this would work for any song that has a solid guitar line, a groovy dark vibe or a deep drum track. I’m sick with a head cold today so I’m having a hell of at time thinking of songs or artist to pair it up with. Maybe you guys can provide some suggestions in the comments section below.
War Within was formed in 2011 by Drummer Louis Schiavone and Guitarist Jeff Baldonado both Formally
Much like this review, the music was all over the place, but it was so awesome I wouldn’t want to see a single note changed. For those of us who love unique music this is what you’ve been looking for. It’s fun, upbeat and retro as hell. I have nothing on my playlist save for one Offpring song called “When your in Prison” (which really only shares the retro vibe with this song) that would be a genera fit. However I would find as many funky upbeat songs as I could to make a list for this song to rest on.
Who They Are:
Bringing a different vibe to the local scene with just 2 artists but the sounds of a big band, Victor and the Bully try a di
fferent type of sounds with only a Ukulele and Guitar
At first I wasn’t really sure how I felt about this song. It had a slow burn opening that had me a bit unsure but as the song continued I was more and more taken with it. I would love to have this on my server and pair it up with some Tool, Nine Inch Nails and Apocalyptica. It has a ton of movement and is certainly worth the time it takes to listen.
French alternative rock project with a deep dose of electronic sounds. Main influences are all Trent Reznor works and groups like The Prodigy.
Where You Can Get It:
She really needs to tour with P!nk for real. That would be a ticket I would pay for! I would love to see her with a better musical backing track. Not that there was anything wrong with the music itself it just came off kind of generic. That could have been because she is so much stronger than the music. In case you didn’t figure it out playlist wise I wanna put it on with my P!nk collection and some of my Katy Perry cause she has some awesome tunes as well.
Who They Are:
I am a spunky fun loving girl that loves life and everything that it offers!!’ I am a Singer/Songwriter and an Actress from Portland Oregon.
The Band is:
Where You Can Get It:
If I have any complaints at all about the song, it’s that the song is just too damn short! Other than that there is no bad here. I would love to have this song on my server and my phone. I can see putting it on a list with my Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco! and Third Place. This rock/pop style music has really been earning a place in my heart for a while now and I gotta say every time I hear another band working it I love it even more. I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to get to know this band better and perhaps see them in concert. I bet that rocks ass!
Who They Are:
To listen to most bands is to be briefly submerged into the scene they’re a part of. That’s not the case with Fearless Vampi
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MB: I read on your Reverbnation page that 50% of all sales go to the charity Oxfam America. What is that and how did you get involved?
RG: Oxfam’s mission is to create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger and social injustice. About 3 years ago, I started really paying attention to what was going on in the US, how Hispanics are being treated, how racism and sexism run rampant in our government, and how economic inequality was just growing and growing. All of that is what drove the recording of the self-titled album. Reverbnation gives you the option to sell your music, and if you want to sell it through them, then they also give you the option to send some money to a charity. Oxfam is trying to deal with issues that I consider very important.
You utilize a lot of guest female vocalists. Is there one or two ladies out there that you would really like to record with? Why them?
Johnette Napolitano from Concrete Blonde. The first vocalist that we worked with, Janine, had a voice like Johnette- deep, bluesy, powerful, dark. I like that. Johnette has great lyrics and an amazing voice. She knows when to keep it sultry and when to belt it out.
MB: How old were you when you first started really listening to music? How long after that did you start playing?
RG: I was lucky enough to live in a house with a lot of family coming in and out. My uncles were in their teens and my mother was in her early 20’s. She loved music and would play the Beatles, but mostly classical music. My uncles would play Ramones, David Bowie, and I would steal their records and play them on my little record player. So, when did I really start listening to music? Probably as soon as I was born. I’ve always been drawn to music.
I started to seriously play when I was about 16, but I started taking guitar lessons when I was about 12.
MB: I feel like I’ve gone through a music evolution over the last 20 years especially. I started listening to pop and slowly it’s morphed its way all the way over to metal. What bands were the highlight of your musical evolution?
RG: The Ramones are definitely a highlight way at the beginning. I would play their album Leave Home over and over, when I was 10. Metallica’s And Justice For All really brought me into the Heavy Metal world. After that album, I jumped in deep with Suicidal Tendencies’ How Will I Laugh Tomorrow (practically wore out that tape, I listened to it so much). Ministry’s A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste and NIN’s Pretty Hate Machine and Killing Joke’s Extremities, Dirt & Various Repressed Emotions were the next huge step (they came out at about the same time). Those blew my mind. I really wanted to mix electronics and heavy guitars after that.
There are so many, I could take up ten pages going through them all. Life of Agony, White Zombie, Type O Negative, all huge influences. Recently, I would have to say that Gojira has made the biggest impact on my songwriting.
MB: What is on your playlist/phone/itunes list right now that you can’t live without?
RG: Type O Negative is always on my playlist. Fear Factory. And Gojira’s “L’Enfant Sauvage”. Prong’s new album is also on a loop. I really like where In This Moment have been going with their music, so I’ve been listening to their latest album a lot lately as well.
MB: I love how listening to every song seems to show another side of the band. Listening to your music I hear influences that range from Godsmack to Zombie. Who would say your biggest influence is past or present.
RG: Killing Joke is a constant influence. The older the guys in Killing Joke get, the angrier their music gets. They’ve been around since the mid 70’s and still making amazing Industrial and Metal music. They easily go from Goth, to Punk to Industrial to Metal.
White Zombie was an influence in a different way. They were originally from NY. It was like an explosion of music from NY at that time, with Helmet, Prong, Quicksand, Zombie, Life of Agony, Biohazard. Only listening back to those bands can I now see that there was a NY sound. And I’ve noticed that my music has that same grittiness, dirt. You can almost hear the sound of the subways, the traffic.
The Ramones are also a huge influence. I didn’t seek out NY bands to influence me, it just seems to have happened that way.
I also have to say that Pink Floyd is a really big influence. Especially their album Animals. Dave Gilmour’s guitar playing is perfect – bluesy solos in the right spots. He knows when to hold back.
MB: I would feel remiss if I didn’t ask; but the band name Raygun Girls, where did that come from?
RG: When I started the band back in 2003 with my friend Jamie, we were both listening to this group from Albany, NY – The Clay People. They were doing some great stuff mixing Hard Rock with electronic beats. A little heavier than Industrial, but a little too Industrial for Heavy Metal (it was referred to as Cold Wave in the 90’s, along with bands like Drown and Hate Dept.). We were throwing around names, and one of my favorite songs on their self-titled album was Raygun Girls. So, it stuck.
MB: I Don’t Mind happens to be one of my favorite Raygun Girls songs. That guitar line is absolutely sick. How did that song come about? I mean did you start with the lyrics or the guitar line?
RG: Most of the songs start with music and then I slap lyrics on top of them. Every year since 2011, I’ve participated in FAWM – February Album Writing Month, where a whole bunch of people around the world try to write, record and produce 12 songs or 30 minutes during the shortest month of the year. It’s during that frenzy of writing that most of my songs have been written since 2011. the music for I Don’t Mind was written during 2014’s FAWM. Kindel, the vocalist on that song, wrote the lyrics after I gave her the music, and said, “You got anything that can work with this?”
I usually start with a drum beat. I put that on a loop and then see what comes out on the guitar. Then I edit it all together. Then I play the guitar line a million times refining it.
MB: So what is next up for Raygun Girls?
RG: We try to take over the world, Pinky…. Well, February is coming up, which probably means a whole slew of new music. I don’t even need February anymore to do that though. I pretty much can write about one song a month. I use FAWM to hook up with other musicians. That’s how I found palliDust, who sings on quite a few new songs; as well as Abomnium, who does some guitar solos for me every once in a while; and how I found Jacinda Espinosa, who did vocals for me a few years back, and continually provides me with great lyrics.
Write now I’ve been pushing the new single, “Time Keeps”, and I’ve got some other songs already finished that are waiting to be released under the album name Ghost 15, and others that need some polishing. Basically, I’m gonna keep making music and hope that people keep listening and enjoying!