Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mogwai - Philadelphia - 19 September 2008

Below is a sampling of 3 songs performed by the Scottish band Mogwai on 19 September 2008 at the Starlight Ballroom in Philadelphia. Touring now in support of their 2008 release The Hawk Is Howling, they make an appearance here in Boston on May 1 and while I have not scored tickets to the show, I'm still mulling over checking them out.

Mogwai - "Hunted By A Freak" (Starlight Ballroom 9/19/08)

Mogwai - "Summer" (Starlight Ballroom 9/19/08)

Mogwai - "Scotland's Shame" (Starlight Ballroom, Philadelphia 9/19/08)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Metallica – Detroit – 4 April 1986

Recently reconnected with a high school buddy via Facebook and last week we were talking about Metallica. Have to go with Ride the Lightning as my favorite of their releases. Perhaps because right when I first got into Metallica that was their newest. Still view this record as perhaps an ideal combination of influences from the old school and new vanguards of heavy music; such as NWOBHM acts like Angelwitch or American hardcore heroes the Misfits.

Easily my second favorite Metallica record is Master of Puppets and the footage below comes from when that tour opening for Ozzy played Detroit on 4 April 1986. Thanks to KingSonal for posting these on YouTube.

Ride The Lightning

Damage Inc.

Am I Evil

Creeping Death

Seek And Destroy


show stoppage – over zealous crowd

For Whom The Bell Tolls

Master Of Puppets – video doesn't come in for 3 minutes