ninebullets.net JANUARY 2011 PODCAST: LET'S GET JIGGY WITH IT EDITION:


(AIV Note: This was supposed to be posted yesterday but my dumb ass forgot to upload the podcast to the server. Der, I iz full of forgets….anyhow, enjoy.)

Well, it might be a new year and I might have a radio show now but nothing really changes when it comes to the podcast. It starts nice enough and you might even be able to hear some improvement gleaned from doing a weekly radio show but it quickly devolves into a ½ drunk foul mouthed typical podcast. Don’t let that deter you though. While my speech and self-censoring abilities may erode over the hour the music fucking slays and that’s what you’re here for, right?

This month show is plumb full of new music. We got new songs from The Only Sons, Kasey Anderson, Social D, The Decemberists, Frank Turner and Two Cow Garage. We also bookended this show with Michael Claytor. We open the show with a track from his solo album, We Have An Elephant and we close the show with an absolutely beautiful song from Austin Lucas which features Michael playing some fine banjo and harmonies. And, if all of that wasn’t pushing your awesome meter to it’s threshold of pain, we even managed to mix in a track from Danzig’s new album and it fits. PLAM! Top that It Burns When I Pee….the gauntlet has been laid down.

Well folks, that’s it. Another month in the can and I hope y’all like it. If you do, could you please, please, please post something about it on twitter, facebook and whatever cutting edge social network I am oblivious to? Every mention of this will expose these artists to someone who’s never heard of them and that’s what we’re looking for.

Track Listing:

  1. Michael Claytor & His Friends – Hairpins [00.00.00]
  2. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.05.04]
  3. The Only Sons – Temptation [00.06.24]
  4. Kasey Anderson – The Wrong Light [00.09.55]
  5. Danzig – The Revengeful [00.14.07]
  6. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.18.02]
  7. Social Distortion – Machine Gun Blues [00.20.07]
  8. Lucero – Sing Me No Hymns [00.23.45]
  9. Autopsy V Commentary [00.27.37]
  10. The Decemberists – Down By The Water [00.30.00]
  11. Frank Turner – I Still Believe [00.33.37]
  12. Two Cow Garage – My Great Gatsby [00.37.20]
  13. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.40.25]
  14. I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House – Bad Days Ahead [00.42.10]
  15. Tim Barry – (memento mori) [00.46.22]
  16. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – This Land Is Our Land (Redux) [00.49.25]
  17. Autopsy IV Commentary [00.53.37]
  18. Austin Lucas – Sleep Well [00.56.30]

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DANZIG – DETH RED SABAOTH


I’ve written about my rock idol worship style fandom of Danzig I thru IV, and at that time I described modern Danzig as a caricature. Was I being harsh? Probably. Was I completely inaccurate? I don’t think so. Point is, since Danzig IV I hadn’t paid much attention to Glen, and outside of that attempt at industrial music a few years back I hadn’t bothered with his newer music too much, either. Truth is, I probably wouldn’t have known of, much less ever heard Deth Red Sabaoth had in not been for Sean from Buzzgrinder and his #Danzigwatch2010 Twitter campaign. So, on the release date I bought the mp3’s totally prepared to listen once before deleting and giving Danzig I through IV a good listening to, but from the first artificial harmonic in the opening track, “Hammer of the Gods”, I knew this time…things may be different.

Yup. Finally. It took 16 years, but in this particular writer’s opinion Glen has finally released an album worthy of the moniker ‘Danzig V’. I acknowledge this could be a total overdose on nostalgia and modern metal or rock (or whatever they’re calling it these days), and kids may listen to this album and just hear a dated and tired sound. However, this particular 30-something finds everything he ever loved about Danzig-past present on this album.  The artifical harmonics, the signature Glen wail, the dark lyrics, the bluesy-metal marching guitars. It’s all there in spades.

So, if you were a Danzig fan back in the day…check out Deth Red Sabaoth. If you’re a more modern metal or rock kid, tell me what y’all are thinking about it, ‘cause I can’t lie, I fucking love it.

Danzig – Hammer of the Gods
Danzig – The Revengful

Danzig’s Official Site, Danzig on myspace, Buy Deth Red Sabaoth

[GUEST POST] TOOTHLESS GEORGE & THE CRACKER CATS

Whew. Well, the alcohol induced shakes from Deep Blues Fest have finally subsided. I got (2) more guest pieces for y’all and I’ll be back posting on Friday. Till then, I have a post from halkaloogie about to awesome bands I’d never even heard of.


halkaloogie here and it’s a pleasure to be allowed to fill in on ninebullets. Seeing that Autopsy IV was asking for help I instantly raked my brain thinking of bands and singers that had not been posted, but a quick use of the blog search button I quickly found that this was not going to be that easy, after 1000+ posts this cat has covered a lot of ground.

I did find a few things that I hope all of you will enjoy

Anyways, a few years ago I was playing an out of town show that ended up being a total disaster we played to a gaggle of 15 year old kids who weren’t there to see us and hated every minute we were on stage, we were stiffed by the venue and ended up with a bar tab bigger than our cut. With a sour taste in our mouths and anger in our fists we headed down the street to find a hole to sulk and lick our wounds, and made our way into this little bar called the Baby Bar which is really a 15×15 foot room with a few chairs and a ton of alcohol. There was maybe 10 people in this place and right in the middle sitting on top of a table with a guitar and a bass drum banging out raw country and blues like there was no tomorrow was Toothless George. He was swilling whiskey cussing stomping and taunting everyone to fight and damn if we didn’t all feel a hell of a lot better.

I ended up trading a few CD’s and t-shirts with him and spent the next months listening to them and hot damn if [the above] picture doesn’t just scream awesome and sum up what Toothless George is all about. He was born in Lithuania of all places and calls Philly home. An old school punk rocker who decided that Hasil Adkins was just as hard core as Danzig.

Toothless George – Don’t Fuck With Me
Toothless George – Train Wreck
Toothless George – Give Me 40 Acres

Toothless George’s Official Site, Toothless George on myspace, Buy Toothless George’s albums


Another great set of musicians that I don’t see have been posted on theses pages are The Cracker Cats, these girls are a great all girl darkgrass 3 piece out of Saskatoon Canada.

I haven’t been able to find that much info on them, but did catch a show in BC Canada a few years ago, and these girls put as much energy into their shows as anybody I’ve seen and very much a girl equivalent of the .357 String Band.

The Cracker Cats – Endlessly
The Cracker Cats – Feed The Fire
The Cracker Cats – Shady Grove

The Cracker Cats on myspace, Buy The Cracker Cats music

AROUND THE WEB IN AMERICANA MUSIC:

This is a new thing I am trying out. Since I am now contributing to the music side of Creative Loafing’s website I am trying to post a rundown of what’s going on in Americana music and it’s related blogs over there every Friday and since I am posting it there…well, why not post it here. So, without further ado:

  • It’s been unseasonably cold this week which I’m sure has resulted in another cover or two on your bed. In the spirit of covers the Lucero Message Board put together a compilation of bands doing cover songs. It’s worth checking out for the Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s cover of Danzig’s “Am I Demon” alone. You can download it here.
  • In Drive-By Truckers news: In a recent article Patterson Hood mentioned that the band has began work on a new, as if yet untitled, album. And in even better news he said “I feel it’s time to make a big, loud, rowdy rock record“. Thank God! I’ve always liked the loud rocking Truckers over the newer kinder Truckers of recent albums. In other DBT news, NME had an article this week about the new Booker T album, Potatoe Head, in which DBT is his backing band. The album, out April 20 (420…get it…), also features Neil Young on guitar. Booker T, Neil Young and The Drive-By Truckers….how could this album not be awesome?