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Are You KID-ing Me?

Posted in interview, new music with tags , , , on June 11, 2010 by thirteenburn

Back when Def Leppard first hit the stage, they were known for their age; or lack thereof, actually and had been tagged as being the “youngest metal band” at that time. Over the years, there have been a plethora of bands where the average age seems to be that just shy of being able to obtain a driver’s license.

Now come The Thrashers, whose album title, Nine, pays respect to their youthful exuberance.


While most tots are finding complacency with a Toy Story DVD or their trusty playground swing set, one group of young boys were blazing a very different trail at their local day care. They were planting the roots of metal.

Being just a few weeks short of my 47th birthday and remembering back to what I was doing at their age, I feel really old, not to mention this begs the question of just of how “young” is “too young” to rock?


New Pearl Jam Tune Leaked

Posted in mp3, new music with tags , , , , on June 10, 2010 by thirteenburn

According to the website, a new tune from Pearl Jam was posted on the bands record label website, (when going to the site, a login request came up) and thus, released to the rest of the world via the ‘net.

We’re not exactly sure who Pete is, but he just posted a song online on behalf of Pearl Jam’s manager Kelly Curtis. A Pearl Jam song. An unreleased one. Called Better Days. I suppose it wouldn’t hurt if we listened, too. A few minutes ago it was posted here, with the message “Gary, Kelly wanted you to hear this please give it a listen.”

That’s all we know. Rumor has it this is a b-side from Backspacer… or the self-titled album. No one claims to be sure it’s from the Riot Act sessions. But we kinda like it.

Update, sort of: For whatever it’s worth, Johnny thinks this recording is much newer than the Riot Act sessions.

Thanks to for the click-thru…

New Album From Jason & The Scorchers

Posted in new music, news with tags , , on April 8, 2010 by thirteenburn

Back in the mid-80’s, a good friend turned me onto one Hell of a band in Jason & The Scorchers. I was blown away by their high-energy attack and musicianship and it was my very first foray into the genre of “cow-punk” or whichever name you wish to attach to their music.

And now, some 14 years after they drifted off the music radar, they’re back with a brand new album, titled Halcyon Times.


Flash forward some twenty-four years, and the Scorchers are still standing in spite of recording industry hijinx that have threatened to kill the band more than once. With the release of the independently produced Halcyon Times, the band’s first studio album in 14 years, Jason & the Scorchers are proving that they’re every bit as reckless as the young rebels that released the Reckless Country Soul and Fervor EPs a quarter-century earlier. A lot has changed since 1996, however, so why come back with a new album now?

My review will follow shortly…