October 24, 1992 |
Lemmy, a.k.a. Ian Kilmister, is the man behind Motorhead, the British quartet of whom he once said: "If we moved in next door, your lawn would die." Motorhead--which has just released "March or Die," yet another album of raucous speed metal sure to anger parents the world over--will be in San Juan Capistrano on Monday night to play the Coach House. Because the bad will just be passing through, there's probably no need for horticultural paranoia.
October 22, 1992 |
Where would the world be without Capricorns? Stubborn as goats, but fun, too. Who can forget Mao Tse-tung? Josef Stalin? Nixon? Also, Ben Franklin, Cary Grant, Elvis, Jesus, Rick Nelson were noted Capricorns. One thing is clear, the world would've been a much quieter place without one Capricorn, Ian Kilminster, a.k.a. Lemmy, the brain to blame for Motorhead. This guy is the ultimate rock 'n' roll Party Animal.
June 4, 1992 |
Well, there's the Old Testament, the New Testament and, now, the loud Testament. The latter will be loud at length Friday night at the Anaconda Theater in Isla Vista. Fit in. Wear black. Testament will. The Bay Area quintet has just released its fifth album, "The Ritual." Judging by the cover of this one and the others, Testament appears to be the house band for Evil. Or it's what Freddy Kreuger has on his headphones as he boogies in Hell awaiting his dream date with Death.
May 28, 1992 |
Indica is closer than most bands to living the rock 'n' roll dream. Actors dream of getting discovered. Rock 'n' roll groups dream of winning the battle of the bands. MTV, limos, the hits, the endless tours come later. For Indica, it all may come sooner. On March 9, they were crowned America's best college rock band when they won the Dodge Rockin' Campus Bash National Finals in Daytona Beach. They won a $2,000 cash prize and a recording session in New York.
June 2, 1991 |
At heavy-metal shows, sartorial custom demands that you wear a tour T-shirt from a band one level cooler than the one you're seeing at the moment. At a Judas Priest show, for instance, you would wear a Metallica shirt, at a Metallica show a D.R.I. shirt, at a D.R.I. show a shirt from somebody as obscure as Sepultura or Deicide. At a Napalm Death show, like the one at the Country Club in Reseda recently, there is no cooler band, at least not at the moment.
May 27, 1991 |
A rock tour dubbed "Clash of the Titans"? You'd think they were putting on Wrestlemania rather than a speed-metal bill on Saturday at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa. At least Hulk Hogan is good for laughs and action, however ersatz. Slayer and Megadeth, claimants to metal titan-hood, delivered predictable darkness, doom and hellfire, managing to turn sensationalistic themes into stolid stuff. If this clash had a winner, it wasn't a titan, but an imp--Anthrax.