Thursday, September 14, 2006

Random thoughts while ODing on VH1

While watching Metal Mania, I saw a group called Keel. They did a remake of the 10,000 Maniacs "Because the Night". No wonder groups like Anthrax & Metallica make fun of hair bands.

I also noticed while watching that heavy metal videos that, even though video production quantity greatly improved in the mid 80's, they still looked like they grabbed a camera, a friend, and threw it together in one day. Guess metal took some time to catch up.

With the outbreak of AIDS, it's amazing that a majority of the artist didn't end up with it. If any group of people were prime candidates for catching the HIV virus, it was definitely this group. The sex & drugs with these guys was legendary.

Recently re-watching "The Decline of Western Civilization Part 2: The Metal Years", I was struck once again by the scenes with Chris Holmes of WASP. I remember watching it back when it first came out, and I kept thinking that his guy is going to commit suicide by Vodka as the cameras roll. It was frightening