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I love the artwork. I've always been obsessed with 60s and 70s culture and this cover really feels like a Hendrix or The Doors type art. I Iove that Zombie doesn't give a fuck about trying to fit in or anything like that. A real artist. He does it to please himself. He could have had the artwork and vibe any way he wanted. And what does he do? In a time when everyone is trying to be modern and use the latest fashion and trend, he'll go and do a straight up 60s looking thing. Cause' thats what he likes and it doesn't matter. He titles the album something ridiculous sounding. Really a big "fuck you" to the mainstream. You can tell that Rob Zombie has never sold out. He does what he does cuz he loves it.
The song sounds absolutely amazing. It's catchy. It's heavy. It's got a great groove. And we haven't even heard really any of it yet! That little snippet blew me away. Sounds like it could be one of his best songs ever. I can't wait to hear more!
Very little is known about this album at the moment. We have a few song titles and the cover art. But I'm starting to wonder if this could be a concept album. I see now that there seems to be a theme gong on. I mean, theres always a theme going on with his work, but based on some of the lyrics I could make out, the art, and the song titles... This seems like an acid trip back to late 60s...a golden era of sorts of music, film, rebellion, and a free spirt attitude and nature. It's a time warp of sorts.
"Radio has changed our lives...and practically saved our lives" is the opening sample used on Dead City Radio. I'm reminded of Dinah Washington's song "TV Is The Thing This Year". This album feels like such a time piece concept album in a sense. I coudln't be more excited!
Also song title's like "Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures".. That sounds like some of those great b-movies from the 50s and 60s. Like "Plan 9 From Outer Space".
Then we have "Lucifer Rising"..no doubt based around the film of the great Kenneth Anger. If you seen the film, it's very psychedelic and trippy. It's like a bad mushroom trip with rituals. It also has plenty of social commentary.... But I won't get into that here. I'm very excited to hear this song. I can't wait to see the lyrics and maybe analyze it.
Then we've got the cover of "We're An American Band". I was never particularly a fan of this song, but then again I never erally gave it a proper chance. And inbetween writing this, I gave it a listen whilst looking at the lyrics of course. I'm particularly excited to hear what John5 is going to do with the breakdown/solo. Should be great. The song captures the American rebelous outlaw spirit that made this nation great. A down and dirty song of partying on the road and groupies. It does it quite subtly, but I think it captures that "sex, drugs, and rock n roll" vibe that we all love about rock music and what shaped those era's of 60s and 70s music. I could almost see this song fitting nicely somewhere in the film "Carny". It's got that road spirit. I think this cover will surely be amazing. Hopefully it will introduce a new audience to Grand Funk Railroad and that whole era of music/film/art. Im still waiting for Rob to cover some Dr. Hook...a band that also captures that down and dirty American outlaw spirit that I'm sure Rob appreciates.
Back to "Dead City Radio". There's a lyric that sounds like "rhinestone tiger in a leisure suit". Reminds me of old school pimps. With a fancy fur jacket and jewlery. Charlie Altamont even. All these songs...the little bit of lyrics, the cover art....it all seems to be painting a picture of a "lost" 60s/70s rock album with themes that are from that era. Whether this is true or not, I know it will be amazing!
To answer the question on the front cover--- Yes, I dig it!!
"Dead -city-radio has changed our lives, uh, it's actually saved our lives. Turn it up! turn it up! turn it up, oh yeah!" Dig the grooves on this one so far! "The World of Magic Clapton to give 'em the blues!" Some of the vocals remind me of Marilyn Manson and some times, Gene Simmons. I've in the past complained that RZ had stuck too close to Alice Cooper's sound. Well, no mo'!
"feed the godz a strych9 soul, a motherfucker of inventi-on!"
The guitar, after he says his first, "oh yeah," kind of reminds me of a harder edged and slightly sped up 'Spirit in the Sky' or 'La Grange' and a lil' like 'Disposable Teens.' This was not meant to diminish DCR at all. Practically, every song ever written has bits and pieces of others. It'd be impossible to write a song without it reminding one of another.
"feed the godz a strych9 soul, a motherfucker of inventi-on!"
Wasn't the full title "Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Super Town"? Anyway, it would be much cooler to get the full song out of the puzzle. The preview sounds really amazing. Groovy, catchy and crazy. The new album's artwork left me with a big "what the fuck" when I saw it the first time. I was expecting something else but this is really different compared to the previous albums and any rock or heavy metal album cover I saw in the past years. It's really cool and again, makes it so great to be a Rob Zombie fan, because everything this guy come up with is so unusual to anything out there.
From Germany, but I have nothing to do with the SS-Werewolfs!
Lola, you'll figure it out! It's easy once you get the hang of it. I forgot to mention that is another cool thing about Zombie. I don't think your average band or artist bothers with special little teasers and stuff. Very cool of him to do this! lol and now he has another site. They must have paid for the domain "zombiesecret". I wonder if we might get exclusive treats and other 'secrets' there.