|Jimmy Labatt |
I was totally floored when I heard about Dimebag
Not as good as they were a few albums earlier, but giving it an extra star to counteract Glasseye's eventual knee-jerk "boo to all heavy music" one-star rating.
A friend of mine was at That Show, or so he claims. He took it pretty hard... got a portrait of Dimebag tattooed on his arm a couple days later, and I think he's still traumatized by the experience.
12/8/04 NEVER FORGET
Ooo, and bonus Pantera related anecdote! That same friend actually won a bong signed by all the members of Pantera at a concert raffle. He was so proud of the damn thing... for about a day. The night he was going to "break it in", he figured he'd be clever and get some food BEFORE he was baked, so he popped down to the store for some snacks. But alas, while he was away tragedy struck: his roommate got in a fight with his girlfriend, and the dumb bitch broke the bong in half in a fit of domestic violence. The worst part? She didn't even know who Pantera WAS. Life is but a long, sad tale of loss and regret.
The Pantera Bong, NEVER FORGET
Hey do you have this girl's number? Somebody who's never heard of Pantera sounds like my kind of girl.
All that is bad about heavy metal.
Sure do. It's (212) 911-9498; ask for "Mary" and don't be surprised if she sounds fat.
Loved this band since I was a wee boy. Dimebag really kept coming up with badass stuff even into damage plan, it's a goddamn shame.
It's a goddamn shame they ever made their "music."
So, Glasseye, what do you listen to, and how far do you take your absolute disdain for anything remotely describable as "metal"? Would you one-star anything with distorted guitars? Footage of Cookie Monster from Sesame Street? Musicians with long hair playing dopey dance music?
"What do you listen to?" - Lots of random stuff. Mostly local bands from the northwest. Elliott Smith, Quasi, Built to Spill, Modest Mouse, etc.
"how far do you take your absolute disdain for anything remotely describable as "metal"?" - If most people will call it metal, I probably think it sucks. Each song is evaluated individually.
"Would you one-star anything with distorted guitars?" - Nope, I've five-starred some things with distorted guitars.
"Footage of Cookie Monster from Sesame Street?" - Sesame Street is pretty evil, I'd be torn on how to vote on that.
"Musicians with long hair playing dopey dance music?" - I'm not really into dance music.
Ah, so you're still in the college-radio ghetto wherein you can't like anything that those mean guys in the smoking section of your high school parking lot might have liked.
Nah, I can like whatever the fuck I want to, I don't care what other people think. Metal isn't on my list.
Smoking was for dropouts at our school.
FUCK WHAT THEY TELL ME, I LISTEN TO WHATEVER I WANT MAN. And what I want is Modest Mouse.
Not for you it ain't.
So, which one of the beardo sea captains is your personal favorite? Me personally, I like the dude with the microphone hands; he's super-cool and I bet he gets all the ladies just by telling 'em "Hey girls, I was in a Modest Mouse video. Check out my microphone hands. Yeah, this bunch of white dudes in blackface makeup gave 'em to me- I'll tell you all about it tomorrow morning".
How about you?
I've always had a hard time resisting a good pea coat.
I'm all for having more Pantera up here, but it's kind of unceremonious to do it now, and this song isn't a great choice. Something from "Far Beyond Driven" or "The Great Southern Trendkill", perhaps?
|Gunny McRifleson |
One of three good songs from the album.
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