December 1, 2006 |
Overkill is a vital tradition in hard rock. Boring is never good. So the fully committed hard-rock star will stop at nothing to prevail: noise, demons, muscles, long hair and clothes an extra-dark shade of vampire black. Glenn Danzig has mastered it all. At the Wiltern LG on Wednesday, the singer arrived as a pale barbarian rock dude stomping across the stage mucho-macho-like, pounding a microphone hard against his chest.
November 2, 1994 |
Glenn Danzig returned to Irvine Meadows on Monday night to rule as the amphitheater's dark lord of Halloween for the second time. Danzig and his band, also called Danzig, had a rewarding night of trick-or-treating the first time through: Four live tracks recorded at Irvine on Halloween, 1992, helped propel the subsequent EP, "Thrall-Demonsweatlive," past the gold sales mark earlier this year, giving the band its biggest success since it came on the hard-rock scene in 1988.
October 23, 1994
The music on Danzig's albums, as well as most of leader Glenn Danzig's material with the Misfits, has been very enjoyable escapism, but when he expresses dismay that his band isn't considered a success by the media, I think he's taking himself a little too seriously ("He's No Walk in the Park," by Steve Hochman, Oct. 9). The reason he isn't more widely publicized is probably because, in most of his recent lyrics and interviews, he doesn't have much to say beyond repeating the usual cliches about hating the world, being a vaguely mysterious rebel and getting hassled by the meanies.
October 9, 1994 |
Knocking on the heavy wooden door of Glenn Danzig's Los Feliz-area house, you half expect Lurch to answer. The wrought-iron-fenced front yard is a patch of dead weeds, and the braces propping up earthquake-damaged beams make the place a cross between the Addams Family mansion and the House of Usher.
June 27, 1993 |
* * * Danzig, "Thrall--Demonsweatlive," Def American. Despite his demons 'n' doom stance, Glenn Danzig and his band consistently produce energetic, heavy-grooving songs. Proof positive is this seven-song EP, a strong collection of the quartet's best material. "Mother," "Am I Demon" and even a Leiber-Stoller song are powerfully rendered, led by the buffed-out denizen of the dark's throaty, bluesy growl. Evil hasn't been so appealing in ages.