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Weekly Abysmal Video – 6/1/11

Posted in Austrian Death Machine, WAV's (Weekly Abysmal Video) on June 6, 2011 by moosejuice

When my bro Zim told me about this, I absolutely had to check it out for myself. Now, I had heard about Austrian Death Machine before, but I never really paid attention.

Then Zim told me their songs were only about Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, including some hilarious Ah-nold impersonations. The band is the brainchild of As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis as a parody and tribute of Schwarzenegger’s movies.

Alrighty then…get to the choppa! And enjoy Abysmally…

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Weekly Abysmal Video – 4/24/11

Posted in Crash Karma, WAV's (Weekly Abysmal Video) on April 24, 2011 by moosejuice

This week’s WAV comes from north of the border.  Crash Karma consists of members of influential Canadian bands The Tea Party, Our Lady Peace and I Mother Earth…including one of my all-time favorite drummers Jeff Burrows.

This vid is for one of my two favorite tracks off their self-titled debut, a real gem and one of last years 10 Most Truly Abysmal CD’s.  Check it out and, as always, enjoy Abysmally…

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Weekly Abysmal Video – 12/1/10

Posted in Cage The Elephant, WAV's (Weekly Abysmal Video) on December 1, 2010 by moosejuice

I posted this a few weeks back when it was brand spankin’ new, but it really needs official WAV status.  This is the new song from Cage The Elephant’s forthcoming sophomore effort, “Thank You, Happy Birthday” which is set for release on January 11, 2011.

I liked it the first time I listened to it, and I like it even more now (50+ listens later).  It’s so cool to see such a young band that’s not a rehash of the trends of the day, but a modernization and individualization of damn near everything that’s good about classic rock.  I can’t rave enough about these guys, so I’ll let the music do the talking.

Oh, and enjoy Abysmally…

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Weekly Abysmal Video – 11/22/10

Posted in Box of Frogs, WAV's (Weekly Abysmal Video) on November 22, 2010 by moosejuice

This week’s WAV comes from a classic British band from the 1960’s who made a comeback of sorts in the early 1980’s under a different moniker…including enlisting the talents of former members Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page on their first and second releases. The only two albums Box of Frogs ever released.

Lots of press for Box of Frogs’ self titled debut back in the day, but it got lost in the shuffle and never quite took hold of the masses. Was it a great album? Some say yes, some say no, but there is an undeniable charm to their sound. The sound of wizened rock veterans trying to modernize their sound without losing touch with own roots.

Here is Box of Frogs’ first single…complete with a typical early 80’s video that goes nowhere. Gotta love it.

Enjoy Abysmally…

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Weekly Abysmal Video – 11/15/10

Posted in Frozen Ghost, WAV's (Weekly Abysmal Video) on November 15, 2010 by moosejuice

This week’s WAV comes from a short-lived Canadian band who’s co-founder, Arnold Lanni, was a former member of Sheriff (he wrote their 1989 #1 U.S. hit “When I’m With You”).  Ironically, that song hit #1 in the U.S. some months after Lanni’s new band Frozen Ghost had released their second album, Nice Place To Visit.

They received moderate airplay on MTV, where I first saw this video which remains my favorite of theirs to this day.  Lanni, incidentally, has gone on to produce albums by bands like King’s X, Our Lady Peace and Finger Eleven.

Step into the 80’s and enjoy Abysmally…

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Weekly Abysmal Video – 11/1/10

Posted in The Beat (aka English Beat), WAV's (Weekly Abysmal Video) on November 1, 2010 by moosejuice

Starting off this month of Thanksgiving, I’m thankful that The Beat (aka English Beat) left such a nice, if oh so brief, legacy of music including this week’s WAV “Mirror in the Bathroom” from their debut CD “I Just Can’t Stop It.”

Something about this band always connected with me, and some 30 years after their debut it sounds just as lively, fresh and life-affirming as ever. Here’s a double-WAV, as I found a partial video of another great track off the aforementioned debut.

Be thankful…and enjoy Abysmally…

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Weekly Abysmal Video – 10/24/10

Posted in The Big F, WAV's (Weekly Abysmal Video) on October 24, 2010 by moosejuice

This week’s WAV comes from a band born out of the breakup of 80’s pop band Berlin.  Yes…THAT Berlin.  And you’d never guess that in a million years from the sounds you’ll hear on this video.  I remember working in a record store (RIP Paradise Records in Baton Rouge) when this was released and Elektra Records being very secretive as to the origin of the band and its members, presumably because the tie to Berlin would have ruined any credibility with rockers.

Well, nobody bought it anyway.   ‘Cept me, of course, and a few other risk-taking new-music-seekers who own a copy of this gem of an album.   A real shame, as it holds up quite well 20+ years after the fact.  Simply called The Big F, two of the three members come from the aforementioned Berlin, and the sound is anything but what you would expect. The fact that this released at the height of hair bands, it’s anti-commerciality earns an extra thumbs up.

Oh, what the hell…here’s a double dose, including my personal fave “Alpert Tango.”

Some will hate it, some will love it…and I hope you all enjoy it Abysmally…

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