Listen to Boy from the Crowd’s latest album “Where the bees come to die”

If you’re looking for a bluesy, punk, and rock’n’roll fix then Boy from the Crowd are just what you are looking for. The band hailing from London have got their latest album up on their band camp page and it is definitely worth a listen, you can also purchase it if you want. Their style is unique, creative, and carefully selected, you can even see this in their actual face make up that certainly makes them stand out. You can clearly see their unique style in their songs, as they have a very intriguing mix. If Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, and David Bowie had a child then it would be Boy from the Crowd; they’ve got that quirkiness of The Rolling Stones, the originality and art of David Bowie, and they’ve got the kick ass bluesy riffs that Jimi Hendrix is notorious for.

It’s all very great stuff, making us want more music from these guys. Their music video for Revelator is a defining sampler into what their music and style has to offer. When I first checked these guys out I was shocked with how many amazing influences they had embedded into their music, making it feel like a nostalgic tune but completely turned around into their own original and unique stuff. They appear to approach their songs in a very strong attitude and open mind, which in its own essence shows potential for their future in rock’n’roll, as this is always a captivating quality for any musician in the business.

Hopefully there will be more to come from these guys, as it would be very interesting to know what Boy from the Crowd whip up as their next single.

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You thought punk was all? Well NOW you’ve got HORROR PUNK

The sub-genre that is bound to make your stomach churn. It still includes the unbeatable and undeniable elements that punk essentially has, but spookier. It all lays in the mortifying lyrics tainted by the rockabilly-casually sounding tunes. You might find yourself facing some type of juxtaposition with horror punk due to the clash between the upbeat sounding music and the morbid subjects that it speaks about. Horror punk also shows itself in the aesthetics of the bands that are considered horror punk, for example, take into account The Misfits’ funky hairdos and make-up. It’s pretty distinguishable that they’re most likely doing it to scare the crap out of you.

Some people could look at horror punk and ask themselves if certain musicians that they listen to such as Alice Cooper, who are notorious for indulging themselves in this spooky type of atmosphere that horror punk emits, could go under this category of horror punk. The thing to really consider here is that horror punk is an aspect of music (especially in its aesthetics) that can be so influential. Alice Cooper could or could not know what horror punk is, same as many other musicians, despite that there is a possibility of them actually coming across horror punk in its direct and original format and influencing their own style as an artist. I don’t know, I haven’t asked Alice Cooper, but I should.

Indulge your brain cells into this video that discusses horror punk, its origins as well as its unique ways. One of a kind, there isn’t too much about horror punk on the internet, so sink your fangs and claws into this.

A Thorough Look At Frank Zappa’s 1979 ‘Joe’s Garage’ (ACT I, II, & III)

Join me as I take an in-depth look at the comical, theatrical and controversial album by Frank Zappa, ‘Joe’s Garage’.  He might not be everybody’s cup of tea, but there’s no doubt that the man was an absolute legend, therefore his work must be appreciated! The album is a combination of Act I, II, and III, all of which were released at different times, but this video is looking at all of those ‘Acts’ together… or else we’d all be getting a little confused.

Sit back, relax and prepare to be both entertained and amused at ‘Joe’s Garage’. Oh, poor little Joe!

 

The Story of ‘Helter Skelter’

The Beatles were notorious for their charm, charisma, as well as their catchy and even lovey-dovey songs, amongst many other things. Despite that in retrospective the Beatles were counter-culture, whether you like it or not, at the time they were pop. That’s why they had ladies fainting at their feet and screaming their lungs out, because of their looks versatility of music, and agility to get their songs up to the top charts! These fab-four were probably getting sick and tired of this type of image, and that is when ‘Helter Skelter’ was born.

The song was released on their legendary ‘White’ album along with many other hits. The thing about ‘Helter Skelter’ is that it was very innovative and revolutionary for its time, almost too innovative. It was mainly written by Paul McCartney, despite it being credited to John Lennon as well. One of McCartney’s main motivations towards writing this song was proving the masses and critics wrong, as he was viewed more like a ballad songwriter than anything else. Therefore, McCartney was looking to make something more edgy to accompany the rest of the songs on the album. He might’ve gotten some type of inspiration from reading a review of The Who’s ‘I Can See For Miles’, since it was described as raw and loud, but when he actually heard the song he thought otherwise, but he was still strong about composing a song with these elements in it.

There’s no lie that McCartney succeeded in creating a song that had a rough and chaotic texture to it. To this day this song is still high accredited and admired by many music critics around the globe due to its gorgeous texture, which stays true to its native rock’n’roll roots in a unique and effective manner. The song itself appeared to sweep the crowd off their feet, even Charles Manson who was a Beatles fanatic used it as one of his many outlets to manipulate his followers. He told ‘the family’ (his followers) that the Beatles even whispered to him in ‘Helter Skelter’ to call them in London, the worse part is that his followers probably believed him. He used the ‘White’ album as way of building more legitimacy for himself around his followers, claiming that the Beatles were singing to him and his followers. Another one Charles Manson’s crazy claims was that the Beatles were the four angels mentioned in the New Testament book of revelation, thus he believed that in this case the Beatles were warning them of a race war. Eventually this lead to Manson justifying the murderers of people such as Sharon Tate. This probably somehow made the song ‘Helter Skelter’ somewhat infamous at some point.

Putting that aside, the song has genuinely got a lot of elements to it that for its time would be very innovative in music. This is what people mean when they say that the Beatles were pioneers of music. The song even gave more momentum for genres such as heavy metal to emerge further onto the main music scene. Therefore ‘Helter Skelter’ despite it being a great experimentation and also a fun track for the Beatles to do, managed to shock the world and interest newer musicians into further creativity, resulting in the making of many more legendary hits over the decades.