Saturday, May 24, 2008

The Way We Were . . .



Another blast from the past but this time from 1988. Megadeth's So Far, So Good, So What was one of them tapes which me had on constant auto-reverse playback to get me thru me A-Levels.

The glorious riffs, the breakneck solos & Dave Mustaine's sneering 'Fook you' attitude was just the tonic to help me thru the exams. Of course, that was many years ago & Mustaine has since cleaned up, gone on the wagon & found God. Good fer him but sadly, his art has suffered fer it.

Anyways, here's one of them gems from that album - In My Darkest Hour. Still reeling from the fallout of the recently concluded season & this is yet another tune which aptly describes me fooking state of mind.

Enjoy yer weekend & hope to see some of you at the Sick Of It All gig tomorrow. Cheers!

ps: "Fer a bunch of thrashers, Mustaine & Co sure had fooking beautiful hair!" - Envious Wifey.

pps: Who says the 80s sucked? All of you are kindly invited to post yer fave 80s sounds here. The vid above is one of mine.

30 comments:

Anba said...

Balaji...it sure brings back good ole memories...
I saw mr Mustaine in action last year in singapore...it was like one of your child hood dreams come true..the year b4 it was slayer...
but the megadeth gig was memorable..coz it was like hell, me was in front row...with d crowd pushing,cramped like sardines, bathed in sweat..felt like being roasted alive..damn i nvr fel so exhausted in my life...but it was worth every sweat/blood dropped...
When Symphony of Destruction was played the mayhem that followed was unbelievable bro...everyone joined in to sing the chorus.." Just like the pied piper..hahaha...priceless...


p/s : which one pirsig's novel u like Lila or Zen ?

Lord Ram is the Imam of Hindustan...adios

nick m said...

he married a Penthouse model. how is he suppose to find God? i think that's a tall order for anyone who's married to a Penthouse model. ;-)

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nick m said...

one more thing. that's the reason why his art suffered. just like when ryan giggs started dating danni behr. remember that bala and what the mags said. that she's seeing his performance and they aren't taking place on the soccer pitch.

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Kerp (Ph.D) said...

THE CLASH Bala, THE fooking CLASH! i could go on and on about the 80s but since i've gotta rush now, i'll leave another great band from that era that has been our favorites all along...

WARRANT.

KAHKAHH...

she's my cherrie pie, blablabla lancau2...hehehehhhehheeeeeeeeeeee...

unforgettable la chief.

anfield devotee said...

anba: Glad you enjoyed the gig. How is the latest stuff? Am getting mixed reviews about the last LP that appeared on the roadrunner label.

Me saw em in 1992 during the Countdown to Extinction tour. Hair was awesome he he!

nick: Perhaps being married to a serious hottie is how he realised that there is a divine power . . .

kerp: C'mon la, The Clash will be more associted with the 70s la rather than the 80s.
Warrant! Forgot to mention yer other heroes? Slaughter? Bon Jovi? Poison? hee heee . . .

Anba said...

Balaji,
Abt the latest LP fer me its just so n so...the first 4 is ok but the rest just seems like filler fer me...didn't have much lasting power in me Cd player..
How was the SOIA gig bro ?
Hope it was great!...

anfield devotee said...

Anba: Fer some strange reason the gig was cancelled at the very last minute. Luckily me found out without having wasted me time going to the venue.

Rumour has it that the organisers failed to get a permit. But this was strange as the organisers were regular gig promoters & usually got the necessary paperwork. And strangely, the Soilwork gig (@Ruums club, same day, same time) went ahead as planned.

Another rumour was that it was cancelled due to lacklustre ticket sales. Again, seems unlikely as the band would already been paid & fair expenses would have already been incurred.

Most likely reason fer cancellation was that the recent bad press (again!) about the BLACK METAL PLAGUE. Quite possibly afraid of backlash from media wankers, organisers/DBKL thought best to just batal the fooking thing. (But then again, see Soilwork)

Malaysia Boleh!

Spent the Sunday at home doing bloody office work instead. Cis!

Anba said...

Hmmmm....
Megadeth was to play in Malaysia on Aug 3rd way bck in 2001 but the gig had to be cancelled b'coz of the Black Metal Plague...
I guess this is y many bands go to singapore (slayer,..megadeth..)
Malaysia Boleh Bro...singapore lagi Boleh Bro...
Singapore here i come..expect meself 2 b a PR in 3 yrs time...Fookin A

anfield devotee said...

anba: Nooooooooooo! Not S'pore bro! Every country has its dickheads but S'pore tops it per capita.

ps: Pls note me resentment towards our suvvern neighbours has little to do with logic. Sort like Eng v Fra; Swiss v Austria; Belgium v Holland; etc etc.

Life's Like That said...

AD,

Dickheads they may be, but they managed to convince the ICJ to give them Pulau Batu Putih while we got.................some stupid rocks!!!

anfield devotee said...

LLT: Biasa la tu. Our AG too fooking busy to present a proper case; so we ended up with a fooking Brit lawyer who did NOT understand the significance of the case . . .

Anba said...

Hahaha...what to do...bro..
I eat..live and die fer metal...our country is not supportive of These kind of music..no critical thinking or proper rationalization given..anything metal is bad...
Summore me an Indian summore a minority..metal head..another minority among minority...double persecution bro...hahaha...gotta escape..
I would love to go to Scandinavian cuntries..get married to a Viking gal...make ViKLING...childrens...drink cow milk forevar...but thats like a pipe dream fer me..the nxt alternative i guess is Singapore..atleast tamil is recognized as a official language...put me 2 shame when i went to singapore temple...everything was in tamil bro... me dun know how to read...i swore if sumone asked me i would have said me frm Bengal..Orissa..etc...tak tahu baca tamil...Malu
(But it's actually me fault for ponteng the tamil class when me was in 3rd standard....cartoon's on saturday morning was a better option then... )
atleast singapore makes sure indian learn tamil take it as an exam paper...
dunno everytime go to singapore...feels like they are asking me to become one...sum my say the grass is always greener on the otherside...
Summore me another Major Dickhead... the more the merrier...
Do they have Wild Boar...in Singapore...? Since their purchasing power is very great i dun think they have problems supplying themselves with all the Boar they wanna eet...

premo said...

Hey hey Megadethhhh yo!!! With the 'Deth' - that wuz soooo 80's man hahaha!

K la not one of my favorite songs but def one my top metal/thrash bands of the 80's. But yeah hafta agree wit all that they suck now. Mainly cos of the all new line up and after Mustaine's wrist went wonky years ago from apparent fierce fretboard fingering... but me thinks its becauce he had to go on 'manual' all those times on the road without his Penthouse wifey to pleasure him! Haha!! Wanker!

My 80's thrash metal selected single to compliment the glum mood I'm in as well this morning would have to be Anthrax's Caught in a Mosh, (which I got cheated of since the fookin SOIA gig got cancelled).

BTW as for all you metal heads out there craving for some free mp3s from the likes of Asesino to White Zombie do check out

http://darkdaysisatragedy.blogspot.com/

I've managed to download to classic debut albums form their links - Machine Head's Burn My Eyes and Godflesh's Streetcleaner. Happy pillaging pirates!!!

anfield devotee said...

premo: Thanx fer the link bro! Am downloading shit as me write this. Nice one! The covers & names of the acts at the site sound suitably fiendish . . . Muaahahaaha!

Anba: And our numbers here get smaller & weaker . . .

mozisfawlty said...

TUAN BALAKOV (*COUGH*COUGH*COUGH*),

DUDUEEEEEEE WASAAAAPPPPP BERASAAAAAPPPPPPPPPP :)))))
Hope yu had a good weekend like me – working.grrrargarg

Re: 80's mike,

got 2 rare gems deeply bored (pile-bored) within my "TITI"-a-liating-nipple chested heart for everyone to savour. a band, which i think has gone grossly..no, no, that's not the appropriate word...O-N-E of the ...if not THE MOST underrated bands of all time..ANDD the most ingnorance-weighed songwriting partnership ever (would be arresting to hear your thoughts on this as well)

probably even more than the
moz/marr connection.. mcclannen/forster..
the go-betweens.

starting of with probably the most instatenously recognizable tracks of theirs to-date

a)"cattle and kane"

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7216721565428089772&q=go+betweens&ei=TBI6SM7MDI_CqAPO6oCCBQ OR

http://www.last.fm/music/The+Go-Betweens/+videos/+1-_QQfu0Ru3SI


b)another probably underrated band which i hold feebly..again to my hangin' titties..by that notorious mumbler who puts r/head's swirling guitar's to shame..via his vehicle that is the wedding present.
terrible terrible singer, but all the same its what i like.
PREMO - MR.GEDGEEEE!!!!!!
http://www.mininova.org/tor/698884 - for torrent users. (actually ah, i dun really know what is that la..er..torrent la.., but those of you who know..good for you)

ok, before i ramble on and put my own testicles (and of all of yours) into a knot
I’d like to end the 80’s with another 2 bands – the JAMC and da’ pogues. (different sounds for a discerning ear)

Mr. Nick M: very sharpish observo dude!!!.mwahahhaa nice one.

Tuan kerpov : …altogether now…”andddd..yer’ the keeperrr of the seveeen keeyssss..that lights uppp the seveeeenn seass..and the se-er of vissionsss”
There was a point in time…I actually thought the lyrics were cool.

Tuan Balakov/ Mr.Anba : Re: El mustainos and m/deth. I regret to say I’m never been much a fan of his. Having said that I do have (did) peace sells & hangar 18 at one point in cassette form. Was attracted to peace sells, for some reason. I think it maybe had to do with….it sounded crossover-ish. All the same, god gave the fella fingers to play man. That an ear for tunes. just couldn’t tahan him sing. (I know, and I can tahan GEDGE???)
Mwahahhahahhahahahaha.

Altogether now….”shottttt throughhh maaa’heartttttt…da.daaa ddeeee dum… I give everything a badddd name.”

Later fellas – longwindedness is an understatement in my context eh.:((
Sorry tuan.

mozisfawlty said...

tuan balakov - oh yeah one more thing, re:spore?

mine goes deeper. when de'flers come to merdeka macha,....how i wish i could have literally shat in their stands in kallang itself dei...probably won't live
to see the day huh?

p.s. "jangann tunggu laamaa-lamaa..nanti lamaaa lamaaa"

mozisfawlty said...

tuan kerpov,

mike testing..1,2..3..mike testing..dude, still can't acess yer blog. wait, if it the others can, then i think it's nothing to do with the "blogspot" it's probably me and my horrendous connection....oh oh...they call it a "SERVER" nowadays..can you believe that...or..it could be..
they're tryin to ban cunts like me from stealin precious work time (i.e. LUNCH) for trashtalkin and garbagewaddling.......

oh chief, one more thing, not to offend the technically proficient - i have insulted the legions of megadeth devotees by mixing up that classic lp - rust in peace/polaris by callin' it hangar 18 - MY BADDDD dudes okay. thing is it's the only song i can remember off it. heck, maybe i need a whole new farkin "server". well oiled and lubricated.

fawlty out.

appreciatively,
moz.

p.s. tuan balakov - beginning to have trouble accessing yer pages as well...yu think there's somethin goin on (like an all-out conspiracy shuttin' down malaysian-based sites by some shadowy prick?) or
it could be just me. paranoius maximus. analinghus extremus.
ciao mate.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

mozzz my man,

got it up and well, not quite running but its accessible and just like Cavalera Conspiracy, thats what matters now.

Anba, take note bro. Igor and Max are marking their come back with a good bang-shit and i have some guts feeling they're back in for another good 2 decades at least.

Anba said...

G'day Frenz,
Kerp: Yup i did manage to c the Video frm Cavalera Conspiracy...sounds good...but i think he got the sound rite on the previous soulfly album coz i could see some traces of things to come...thnx bro fer the info..

Premo: thnx fer the links but some of the albums that i want to download not available anymore just downloaded Blizzard frm Ozzy thnx
Balaji: i dun think singapore will receive me with an open...i guess more likel with a clenched fist and a plugged butt...ANASIR JAGHAT hehehe...
by the way bro...what abt Slaughter of Canada with the Album Strappado...i just got like 2-3 songs but they sure sound great like early Obituary but the Hellhammer/celtic Frost influence
I'm trying to get Dark Angel's DArkness Descends thats another underrated classic like Sabbat' DReamweaver and History..

Moz:...Shoot thru the heart ?...arghhhhh Bon Jovi...

Adios Muchacos...

anfield devotee said...

moz: Conspiracy to shut us down? Kerp's blog perhaps. He is after all an INSTIGATAAH? AH FYRESTAHTER!
Me is just a harmless old bloke grumbling . . .

kerp: Cavalera Conspirady, lu beli kat sini or tumpang member from overseas dude?

Anba: Me has the aforementioned Sabbat & Dark Angel albums. Unfortunately they are on vinyl so canna burn em fer you.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

anba,

no problem bro. you should know better bcos i didnt really dig Max that much during his soulfly years. actually in CC, i was hoping to hear more tribal stuff ala Roots but hey, cant really complain.

Balaji,

local punya la. with that KDN sticker or some shit proudly displayed on the top corner of the cd sleeve. malu la to show to friends. i asked them if they had any imported copy and was even willing to pay extra. too bad they dont have it.

Anba said...

Kerp:...
in those olde days when i was a pauper...things like local or import was something i would mind...
but now...isk isk...anything pun jadi...
Bro..i have a pirated cpy..(shame shame on me..) of Soulfly's Dark Ages..
bought in Hatyai..Thailand(ahem!!!) when i went there 2 yrs ago....
the quality i would say is on par with original and i bought it for RM10...siap with complete inlay...cd cover bro..something that u dont even get for imported CD...i was really impressed with the pirated stuff bro (and also the gals..)...serious they have some many goodies...i mean cd's...and some of it last better than my RM 80-90...funny...
Since i'm an resident of Perak...it only cost me RM 10 fer the border pass valid fer 6 mhts..
The goodies i bought were Soulfly's and Testaments the Gathering..each cost RM10...

One interesting observation...i nvr knw gals can be obtained so cheap...Gals that normally u only dream of..pretty...etc

fer Rm 130-200...human meat so cheap...everywhere you go u'll be bombarded by tuk tuk drivers..asking Abng Mau Women ka?
...but one thing ...only God Knows how many Scrotum POLES have visited that hole..frm uncles..grandpa's..wankers...
Cover the head and fire the Base...NOT!!!!!!

anfield devotee said...

kerp: any diff? anything censored?

anba/tinesh/moz/kerp: Have you guys checked out the link premo posted. managed to download two albums - Finntroll & Sybreed.

The former Viking metal. Good fer a luagh. Sorta of a detah metal version of helloween/running wild. Lotsa sailor songs. The latter is industrial aka Fear Factory.

Good stuff. Canna complain seeing that its FREE.

Cheers premo!

Anba said...

Balaji...me just downloaded Blizzard of Ozz and Prong...

premo said...

Glad to be of service! Am listening to Prong's Cleansing now... good shit to kill off bad vibes. There are def some assholes here in the office I'd like to snap my fingers, snap THEIR heads.

Alas my download limit is up so will have to wait till tmrw to continue stealing free shit. Haha!

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

anba,

thats serious shit man. sometimes i wonder maybe God made me a crippled so that i wont be able to patronise all these places...hehehhehe...not that i cant, but even to plan a trip to thailand, i may have to think like a gazillion times before coming to a decision. but they're chics, as in, real women. always good to go.


Premo,

thanks for the link but since i dont have a cd burner, i'll just have to skip it. will get Bala to download some for me.

chief,

uncecncored all the way. even the line "nevertrust-jihad" was not chopped off.

mozisfawlty said...

chief - sailor songs? psssttt...psstt..pass to mr."draper tools" la..am sure he'll come chasing us with an axe:))

mozisfawlty said...

btw, mr.draper tools nanda666 (thefellaimetinbulldogoverastout): no offence mate. yes, have checked out yer website. interesting stuff. will pop by "indetail" soon.:))

Anba said...

kOMRAD kERP...
they we're too good to go bro...
lucky that fateful nite i was broke from all the cd shopping..i guess the cd shopping saved me and plus that time takda credit card...hehehehe...

Lets have the FFS gathering at Hatyai....yahoo...!!!! Fookin AAA

anfield devotee said...

kerp: Canna go to Thailand, bring Thailand to you . . .?

Anba: Ha ha. Yeah rite. Some of us have wifeys who would have no compulsion to chop off our balls la.

moz: Yup, death metal sailor songs. macam macam ade la these days . . .

premo: any other interesting links?