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Leeds Festival Day 3 Sunday 27th August 2017 August 30, 2017


Click here to read my review of day 3 of the 2017 Leeds Festival on the Hype Media site. I would like to thank the lovely gang at the Hype Media for giving me the opportunity to be there! Words by me and pictures by rock photographer extraordinaire John Hayhurst of snapagig. Except for the Marshall Mathers picture, that one was a lucky find.

 

“I’m a atom brained man with a heart of gold” December 5, 2014


I knew that late, great Swiss artist H.R. Giger had produced a number of LP/ album covers, but I hadn’t appreciated just how many there were. Many of you must know Giger from his amazing designs for the ‘Alien’ films, but check out his album art and let me know what you think. I reckon there is some great stuff there.

Brain Salad Surgery‘ – Emerson, Lake and Palmer (ELP)

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‘Attahk’ – Magma

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‘How The Gods Kill’ – Danzig

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KooKoo‘ – Debbie Harry

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Frankenchrist‘ – Dead Kennedys

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‘To Mega Therion’ – Celtic Frost

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‘The Shiver’ – Walpurgis

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‘Atomic Playboys’ – Steve Stevens

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‘Hallucinations’ – Atrocity

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‘Heartwork’ – Carcass

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‘Eparistera Daimones’ – Triptykon

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‘Mumien Kantate Fur Rockband’ – Floh De Cologne

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‘Recesses For The Depraved’ – Sacrosanct

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‘Freiheit Fuer Die Sklaven’ – Pankow

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In addition to those 14 albums there was also;

The Jam Was Moving” – Debbie Harry (single)

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Jonathan Davis – Korn (Microphone Stand)

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“Hidden violence revealed, darkness that seems real look at the pages that cause all this evil” February 22, 2012


I am half Scottish so I feel I am at least partly qualified to make a comment about bagpipes. That comment being that I really can’t stand the bloody things. In a traditional music and dance sense there is only one thing that I dislike more and that is Morris Dancing. I think I would generally find nailing my head to the floor a more pleasurable pursuit than watching Morris Dancing.

So based on my view of the Bagpipes just how shocked and horrified do you think I was when I realised that you are able to purchase the game ‘Bagpipe Star’ on DVD. What the hell is that all about then? I was hoping it was a spoof but it doesn’t look like it. Click here to check the site yourself.

I got me thinking about are there any rock songs that actually use the bagpipes in a reasonably good way. Thankfully I think there are and here is my bagpipes in rock choice just for you! Remember it is really a musical instrument and not an instrument of torture!

Did you enjoy that? How many other places will you find Wizzard, Korn, Rod Stewart, the White Stripes and the KLF grouped together?

Feel free to let me know if you have any favourite rock and pop songs that feature bagpipes and whether you love the instrument or hate it.

 

 
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