July 31, 2005
Batmobile Show in Hollywood
More of my long overdue pictures!
Back in January, Batmobile put on an awesome show along with The Rezurex, Calavera, Coffin Draggers, Speed Crazy, Jack and the Rippers and Black Rose Phantoms. I didn't get any pictures of the Black Rose Phantoms from this show put I do have some cool ones from a show they opened for Tiger Army that I will put up soon...I promise!
Posted by xx - Aisha - xx at 1:08 PM
July 17, 2005
One Minute Tink Reviews . . .
Tiger Army III:Ghost Tigers Rise
I loved this album. Great Stuff. Track #10 The Long Road, I loved the steal guitar.
Lost City Angels Broken World
I enjoyed this band. They have been getting some airplay on Indie 103.1. Track #1, Liberation is a great song.
The Vandels Hollywood Potato Chip
I honestly have not listened to a Vandels CD since Fear of a Punk Planet. I love the Vandels and now I know why I haven't listened to anything since, is because they are so much fun that they are exhausting! If that makes sense!
I think they are one of the few bands out there that have very creative and clever lyrics.
Come on everyone . . . Do the Rog!!! Hey! Hey Hey!
Underminded Hail American!
Sorry folks . . . To heavy for me!
Strongarm and The Bullies American Street Rock and Roll, California
I liked them but I'm glad it was just a CD sampler.
Johnny Powers Long Blond Hair
What can I say . . . I loved it! Actually, I think Johnny Powers is the "quiet guy" in Rockabilly. I didn't know much of him other than Long Blond Hair but there is some great songs on this CD.
Throw Rag Live at the House of Blues DVD
I love this band!!! This live DVD is just a sample of what Throw Rag has to offer live. Nothing can compare to them actually live but this comes close. Captian Sean Doe is always the entertainer in his leisure suit, from the captains hat to is speedos to his white boots. Jacko, well, it's Jacko.
I will probably get hell for this but I once said that these guys are probably some of the most unattractive men on the planet but hot damn are they're hot!!!
Will Smith Lost and Found
When I popped this in my CD player on my way home from Lancaster, I felt that Mr. Smith was being a bit hard on himself. Like, noboby likes me and if they do it's only because I'm rich or feeling a bit left out of the music scene, since concentrating of my movie carrer, and not being appreciated for the contributions I have made. Example of what I'm taking about are Tracks# 4 Mr. Nice Guy and Track#8 I Wish I Made That Actually I wanted to get hold of his agent and give him a # for a good therapit. But he shares some very real moments like on Track #7 Tell Me Why. He shares how he has to explain the war in Iraq and terrorism to his son. I found Track #5 Ms. Holy Roller interesting. How a friend of his became a born again Christian and is now looking down at his lifestyle.
I liked this CD. I found myself "gettin jiggy" and enjoying the music.
Posted by Tinkinator at 6:27 PM
July 13, 2005
Adolescents Album Release Event - Virgin Megastore, Orange - July 12, 2005
Text and Photos by Kevin Hillskemper
I don’t think the store was quite prepared for this. But everything turned out okay.
As soon as the band kicked into “Kids of the Black Hole”, the simple little in-store live set turned into an exercise in crowd control. Store employees, plain-clothes cops, and self-appointed volunteer security guards came out of the woodwork to hold back the surging throngs. Some of the volunteers seemed a tad overenthusiastic, but that’s easy for me to say because I was safely ensconced in the wheelchairs-and-old-people-with-kids section to the side of the “stage”.
Frank Sr. missed the show to have surgery as old punkers often do. It’s either knee surgery or a sex-change depending on who you believe. He was replaced by Joe Harrison of Wrecking Crew -- who is even younger than Frank Jr. Frank Jr. is still filling in for Rikk. Confused? Don't be.
The trouble with being influential is that you are always in danger of being replaced by someone that you influenced. The Adolescents could possibly be first band to successfully clone themselves for spare parts. Tony and Steve best be advised to keep fit and watch your backs.
I didn’t write down the set list, but I know they played “Rip It Up”, “Creatures”, and “Wrecking Crew”. From the new album was “Lockdown America”, “California Son”, and “OC Confidential”. And then they played “Amoeba”, which turned into a huge family-style singalong.
Merch. It always comes down to the merch.
Posted by Big Kev at 9:47 PM