I was working from home due to Covid-19 and I was going through a bunch of old vinyl in a crate I picked up about a year ago and hadn’t been through them all. There was a Grateful Dead album in there so I popped it on. It skipped like a mother-fucker so I had to trash it. Oh well! But it got me to thinking, I haven’t done a Grateful Dead memes collection yet. So here you go, here a handful I found on the internet and pieced together for you. I hope you enjoy them. If not, smoke a few and maybe that will help!!
Welcome to the last Friday of the month and the last of the September new releases. Let me tell you there are a bunch. There seems to be a little for everyone from Metal to Pop to Christian to Country to Jazz to Electronica to Soundtracks. You name it and it is probably here. I have a few I am interested in and will stream, but nothing that I am running out and buying until I have heard it first. Those choices are highlighted in Blue. Let me know who you want to hear and what I might have missed as it is known to happen (quite frequently actually). I hope there is something for you. Have a great weekend.
Hellyeah – Welcome Home – (Eleven Seven Music): The band’s sixth studio album and first since losing founding member and drummer, the great Vinnie Paul. Luckily for us, he is featured on this album so fans need to grab this for that fact alone. For me, the band is hit and miss. They are hard and heavy, no doubt, and sometimes I need it that way. It will get blasted in the car for sure (and at home).
Steel Panther – Heavy Metal Rules – (Steel Panther): Yet another release by the Steel Panther. Let me tell you they don’t hold back on this one. Their porn rock has kind of grown old for me and I really wish they would do a straight up rock record that isn’t such filth. It was funny at first, now it is old and boring. I will give it at least one listen, but honestly, not expecting much…sorry guys. Seeing them live is where the fun is really at so go check them out.
Things are starting to pick up in the music world. Next, however, the full onslaught on new releases starts. This week, there are a few good ones I am wanting to try (highlighted in blue). I am not familiar with any of these bands, but what I have heard is intriguing and I think worth a listen.
Aaron Keylock – Cut Against the Grain – (Mascot Label):First one on my list is Aaron Keylock. He is a blues guitarists and I don’t think I mention this, but he is only 18. This is his debut solo album and I think it is worth a listen. As the new face of rock, I can’t wait to see what he brings to the table.
Starset – Vessels – (New Razor & Tie Enterprises): Next up is Starset. They are an electronic rock/hard rock band. The single “Monster” is really awesome so I figured they might be something great. This is their 2nd album which mean I missed the first. I will listen to this and if it is great, go back and spin their first album.