We’ve got another nice album to review from Machine Man Records, this time it’s Worsaw’s “A Lesson In Violence” and from the first tones I know I’m gonna like it. Oh man…
Red Velvet – you know, I come from the heavy metal scene. I totally never heard of Red Velvet until today because I am only into extreme underground raw metal. I would never listen to Korean pop music. I’m just too cool for that. I would rather sit and talk about black metal bands with other agoraphobic rejects on the internet. Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Music that sounds different than muh precious! My guys wearing makeup and leather pants going “goo goo” into a microphone with limited talents! My precious ooga-booga banging on pots n’ pans and shit!
Today we‘re going to make a very big step, nah, a gigantic leap from the domain of mostly underground extreme music (and ocassional peek into the mainstream) and land in the territory of boybands. Yes, I‘ve said it – boybands. Hated by majority of male music enthusiasts, loved, adored and idolized by tens of thousands mostly teenage girls, one can‘t argue the commercial success of the big ones warrants our attention. The Rubber Axe is dedicated to all kinds of music, so obviously, we‘ll cover this one as well, but we will try to notice also the „mechanics“ beyond those bands too. And, frankly speaking, growing older, some of the songs just fill me with a good dose of nostalgia (because I‘ve never dated a girl who was listening to „Spiritual Healing“, you know).
I recently discovered this really cool box-set from the German label Amiga. Amiga has been releasing popular music since at least the 1950’s and possibly prior. Before finding this nice little box I had only been familiar with Amiga for some of their Progressive-Rock, Jazz-Rock and Psyche-Rock releases.
There might be other albums to start Bubble-gums & Lollipops section in the Rubber Axe webzine‘s music reviews, but one thing is for sure – with an exception of the undiscovered and uncontacted tribes from the jungle, I think almost everyone on the planet Earth is aware of Britney Spears. Nope, we can‘t start with anyone else.