Posts tagged: chuck
Saturday May 7th, 2011:
A WHITE SHIRT!
I KNOW! What’s going on?
This is a Testament shirt, who for my money were one of the few truly top-notch thrash groups going.
I got this during a show at the much-missed Astoria theatre in Old London town. The band’s brobdingnagian frontman Chuck Billy had recently got over cancer.
I say got over, he’d actually beaten it to death with it’s own shoes. Look at the picture of Chuck above. This pic was taken one month after Chuck had chemo.
He’s a f**king monster, he really is.
Anyway, all I know is, it was a good show, and afterwards we all went to the club that features in the Prodigy’s Smack My BitchUp video.Something happened to apply a brown stain to the shirt which I’ve never been able to remove.
Here’s some soothing night music:
Sunday April 17th, 2011: Zombie Ritual
Nope, I’ve no idea what a ‘Zombie Ritual’ is either, but I can’t imagine the flesh on display would be any paler than mine is wearing this thing. Basically, if you are into metal you only get to wear one thing -black, but if it get’s too hot for comfort and you can’t buy ice cream cones, it ain’t no sin to cut off the sleeves and ponce about like a mid-80s hair rocker.
Death were actually a fantastic band, technically and lyrically rich, and far exceeding the utter ridiculousness implied by their first album ‘scream bloody gore’. (don’t believe me? Have a listen to this) Despite all that, this remains an very fast, very funny and very awesome summer album: