Friday, November 12, 2010
*[consequenceofsound.net] One of the many eternal questions in life (other than ones involving woodchucks) is what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object? How’s this for an even better question: what happens when that irresistible force pays homage to the immovable object, as in Jimi Hendrix covering Bob Dylan and The Band’s “Tears Of Rage”? Answer: something amazing.
The track, which you can listen at RollingStone.com, is available on the upcoming West Coast Seattle Boy anthology due out later this month. Originally found on The Basement Tapes, the 1975 collaboration album between Dylan and The Band, “Tears Of Rage” does the same justice to Dylan and co-writer Richard Manuel’s little ditty as Hendrix does to Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower”, all while still sounding as if Hendrix himself forged it from some acid-induced cloud of rock and roll inspiration. West Coast Seattle Boy – The Jimi Hendrix Anthology hits stores November 16th via Legacy Recordings.
*[theprp.com] Mastodon drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor recently spoke with Full Metal Jackie regarding their new album plans and more. While Dailor mentioned that the band plan to begin focusing on writing new material over the next few months, perhaps most interesting are their plans for a new live/documentary DVD. According to Dailor the project is being helmed by Jimmy Hubbard and should arrive in stores sometime early next year.
*[bravewords.com] MONSTER MAGNET frontman Dave Wyndorf has revealed the true meaning behind 'Dig That Hole', one of the songs from the band's new album Mastermind.
"'Dig That Hole' really is a commentary on medicated culture. In particular American society (that sounds pretty high falootin', I know)! Me and my pill problem are just a part of the song. Believe it or not there's also references to American Idol and assholes with blue tooth headsets as well as racism and laziness. Maybe it's just me, but even with all the sensational communication devices technology provides I sense strange disconnections in modern American society. Like a lot of people are digging their own personal little holes with medication and vaporous Internet relationships. Life in HD. There, I think that just about destroys any mystery this song may have held!"
Monster Magnet is currently on tour in Europe. A complete list of dates can be found here.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 1:08 AM