Froback Friday, 23/03/2018

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Hi all, it’s Az here with your weekly dose of music that you almost forgot about.

Just yesterday I was writing an article that was suggesting that Matt Tuck from Bullet For My Valentine would make a much better frontman for AC/DC than Axl Pose.

And then it hit me. Damn, I’ve got to put a Bullet song in this Friday.

So I can’t go past this gem from back in 2005, featuring every guy’s former ex-girlfriend and a reminder of past crazypants episodes:

There’s a reason why this clip has had 111m views. It’s fucking mad.

Those close to our band will know that I’m a bit of a BC Rich nut and the fact that Matt Tuck used to be a BC Rich endorser is not lost on me. He’s moved on from them now (most endorsers do) but I forgive him. In fact, I have to totally confess to my massive man crush on the guy.

As a bonus clip, I’ve included a full concert. That’s a first for me in this segment. It’s a show that Bullet did less than 12 months ago in Moscow but it’s one of my favourites of theirs that I’ve seen. If you spend the time watching it yourself, you’ll know what I mean. The Venom album was a big comeback for them and this setlist is basically the perfect selection of songs of theirs and in the perfect order. I really should make a Spotify playlist of it or something and share it.

Froback Friday, 02/03/2018

“All that punk shit sucks, it doesn’t belong on this world, it belongs on fucking Mars man!”

Love it.

That, of course, is the ever quotable soundbite from the intro to the below song – a classic and suprisingly pretty much one hit wonder from American Hi-Fi.

I say surprising, of course, because they’re a great band. Take the below bonus clip – a live performance of the song The Art Of Losing which I’m willing to bet you’ve likely never heard before. It’s a fun song!

Surprising to think too that when the band got their first chance to play live on television, it wasn’t Flavor Of The Weak that they played, it was something new that they felt was just as good.

The good news is, of course, that this band is still active – they’ve never broken up. Check them out on a streaming service or something and you’ll see what I mean – they have a lot of good stuff to listen to.

Also, here’s a fun fact: Their frontman Stacey Jones (not to be confused with Casey Jones from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) is more or less the Dave Grohl of punk rock, having formerly been the drummer for Veruca Salt and Letters For Cleo. Both fantastic bands.

Holy shit Kerrang!

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Shown here is a photo of a guy who clearly thinks he is blessed. Like me. Take that as you will.

So the Facebook page for Kerrang Magazine have been on fire lately posting a whole bunch of videos of live clips from 10+ years ago that have been absolutely gold. If you’re bored and looking for something to kill time, have a cruise on their page and watch some stuff – I was having a lot of fun just from the vids they’ve uploaded in the past week alone.

Big props to Jamie Stokes from Apprehension Avenue for the find. He’s clearly been enjoying Kerrang’s refined taste in live music too and has been re-sharing a few of their uploads recently in his personal feed. I’ve been one of the many recent benefactors. 🙂