[I know, 80s movie tie-ins two days in a row, but somehow I missed this one last time around and ended up featuring it out of season. I really had fun with this and wanted to feature it properly. -2020 Jane] Remember my Halloween Monster Music Video Countdown from a few years back? Well, I […]Read more "Monster, Monster II – Flashback Friday Edition"
Nanowar of Steel is probably one of the funniest yet epicly rocking acts in the euro-metal scene today. Seriously, you need to check out their stuff. This isn’t the best introduction to their oeuvre (that is probably Valhallelujah) but it ain’t a terrible place to start. Also this is basically the plot of the Rae […]Read more "Monster, Monster II -And Then I Noticed That She Was a Gargoyle"
C’mon, y’all know I love me some Lordi (and some KISS) so there was no way none of their newer stuff was making the list. This one is interesting as it was written by the Starchild himself, Paul Stanley, and Afro-punk pioneer Jean Beauvoir (of Plasmatics fame) way back in the 80s, and had things […]Read more "Monster, Monster II – Saturday Morning Cartoon Edition"
I have to say that the 80s produced the absolute best horror movie tie-in videos. Often brief works of visual art in their own right (although not so much here) as well as a great way to get the word of a new flick out to nerdy teen horror fans (were there any other kind […]Read more "Monster, Monster II – Trick Or Treat"
And yet the damned thing works. [Sorry folks, I’ve been knee deep in Polish studies since February, this is just me coming up for air for a second. I tend to overdo whatever has caught my interest at the moment and I am probably going to remain a bit buried until December or so.]Read more "Weirdest Thing I’ve Heard Today"
Saw this and thought it was just weird enough to share. Kiss’s 1970’s proto-metal ode to mild pedophilia (well, one of them, but at least Christine Sixteen is less disturbing than Domino, given that the age difference was a lot less in the mid 70s than the mid 90s) as an acoustic set by a […]Read more "Odd Choice for an Acoustic Set"
Maiden Cartoons. Which is exactly what it sounds like, at least if you, like me, prefer heavy riffs to Disney Princesses. Seriously though, these are clearly a labor of love and devotion for the animator. There are far too many to share, but here’s a little taste. If you have a whole afternoon (or two) […]Read more "One For the “Stuff I Didn’t Know About But Needed To” File"
And also Halloween-worthy. Calico Cooper really looks like her daddy, especially that profile. And it turns out she sings as well as she dances (not that she dances here, but I saw her performing onstage as her father’s lead dancer a number of years ago here in Richmond. Check it out!Read more "And Another Worthy Cover"
except perhaps that Halloween is coming and I opted out of doing another countdown this year, Powerwolf’s cover of “A Touch of Evil” is really pretty damned good. Nothing really can beat Rob Halford of course, but I did enjoy this when I ran across it this week. And the organ is a fabulous touch. […]Read more "Apropos of Nothing"
Jeez, spoiled for choice with these guys, their entire lyrical output appears to have been produced by an epileptic twelve-year-old with Tourette’s. The music may have been cool but the lyrics were about as sensible as the concept of Chinese democracy. I really hope these were written under the influence of the shitty namesake wine, […]Read more "Word Salad Wednesday: Guns ‘n Roses – Night Train"