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- 11/26/13--14:39: _Mean Mistreater
- 12/09/13--15:18: _STAND UP STAND UP a...
- 12/10/13--15:42: _P-P-P-Pushin Hard
- 12/27/13--17:43: _The Decline and Fool
- 12/28/13--11:10: _1537 vs. 2013
- 01/30/14--12:12: _Wonky Woo-Woo
- 02/17/14--15:34: _If I Leave Here Tom...
- 03/02/14--13:13: _Where Have They Hid...
- 03/03/14--16:01: _Every Man Is An Isl...
- 03/16/14--06:06: _Y’all Can Kick Me W...
- 04/02/14--15:13: _Houses Of The Wholl...
- 04/03/14--15:17: _Houses Of The Wholl...
- 04/10/14--13:52: _Shotguns, PMS, Kats …
- 04/17/14--14:15: _Malcolm Young
- 05/01/14--15:38: _Woman As Bike
- 05/25/14--01:42: _Drag Act Knife Figh...
- 06/04/14--15:42: _Smooth Street
- 06/07/14--06:32: _Darkscorch: Upstair...
- 06/17/14--15:51: _I Don’t Think So
- 07/12/14--14:35: _Blame It On The [In...
- 11/26/13--14:39: Mean Mistreater
- 12/09/13--15:18: STAND UP STAND UP and Take It
- 12/10/13--15:42: P-P-P-Pushin Hard
- 12/27/13--17:43: The Decline and Fool
- 12/28/13--11:10: 1537 vs. 2013
- 01/30/14--12:12: Wonky Woo-Woo
- 02/17/14--15:34: If I Leave Here Tomorrow
- 03/02/14--13:13: Where Have They Hidden My Throne?
- 03/03/14--16:01: Every Man Is An Island, Every Woman Is A Sea
- 03/16/14--06:06: Y’all Can Kick Me When I’m Dead
- 04/02/14--15:13: Houses Of The Wholly Holey
- 04/03/14--15:17: Houses Of The Wholly Holey (Slight Return)
- 04/10/14--13:52: Shotguns, PMS, Kats …
- 04/17/14--14:15: Malcolm Young
- 05/01/14--15:38: Woman As Bike
- 05/25/14--01:42: Drag Act Knife Fight Breathalyser Keyboard
- 06/04/14--15:42: Smooth Street
- 06/07/14--06:32: Darkscorch: Upstairs, Outside
- 06/17/14--15:51: I Don’t Think So
- 07/12/14--14:35: Blame It On The [Incomprehensible]
I guess I’m just that kinda guy. I do a little bit of mechanics every now and then, when someone wants something fixed up right and ain’t too fussy about paying tax, or having an ex-con on the job; Hey Jeb and his lads should’ve known I weren’t no easy mark and that a wrench is … Continue reading
Bad Company Run With 01jatstoreySubtle Lego: Plus the pain of photographing shiny things.Bad Company Run With 02Bad Company Run With 03
I was just raisin’ hell I wasn’t doin’ no harm The cops could not appreciate My natural charm This is where Peter Parker got bitten by the radioactive spider, where Kal-El crash landed on Earth, where umm Green lantern got his bling and where Flash got fast. This is exactly where and when I decided … Continue reading
AC Fly Wall 01jatstoreyAC Fly Wall 06Genius that I am, it genuinely took me months to get this pun.As close as Lego gets ..Poster from 7" of 'Danger'AC Fly Wall 05I briefly consider sewing patch onto my muscular forearm, as sign of my devotion to LP
I remember all the furore when Kingdom Come was released back in 1988, snide comments from Kerrang! reviewers, letters to Metal Hammer, protest marches in all European capitals, The U.S.S.R joining arm-in-arm with the USA to jointly propose a UN Security Council motion preparing the ground for the immediate invasion of Lenny Wolf (possibly). Never … Continue reading
Kingdom Come 02jatstoreyKingdom Come 03And he's buying a ...Led Zeppelin? no, not us ...
Here’s one I’ve really not listened to for a very long time, The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years the 1988 soundtrack to the Penelope Spheeris film of the same name. I saw the film once back in the day and remember being vaguely embarrassed by it, was my dad watching it … Continue reading
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Well, welcome back to the Sundust Lounge in Vegas folks for the second annual 1537, umm, annual awards. As you take your seats in the auditorium, sorry fellow bloggers no trainers, or loungewear allowed, you’ll notice what a star-studded gathering this really is. Yup, sadly Billy Crystal couldn’t quite make it to present the awards again … Continue reading
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I live a fairly stressful existence at times but overall I like to think that I don’t let it knock on through to how I behave. I’m an easy-going, accepting sort of guy; live and let live, you know the score. However, it has to be said that every so often I just reach my limit … Continue reading
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Even though I’m not a massive fan one of my main musical time-travel fantasies involves seeing Lynyrd Skynyrd on a swelteringly hot summer’s night in Alabama in 1974. It just always seems like a perfect conjunction of time, place and spirit to me; not to mention the chance to see a genuine, legendary shit-kicking band in full … Continue reading
Lynyrd Skynyrd 03jatstoreyLynyrd Skynyrd 03Lynyrd Skynyrd 04View showing the lavishly illustrated inner sleeve and liner notes. Lynyrd Skynyrd 05see Mrs 1537? that twig In our garden yesterday? that's where the bird was. He's flown, you couldn't change him.
I learned a few things today about an LP I thought I knew all about; Deep Purple Machine Head, from 1972 (like most of the best things in the world). I think there is a danger sometimes with classics like this that you’ve listened to hundreds of times as a kid that you tend to hear them … Continue reading
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Although I had friends who swore by them* and even went to see them in 1990, apart from a single or three, I only just started picking up The Dogs D’Amour records recently. Their 1989 10″ mini acoustic LP A Graveyard of Empty Bottles is my favourite by far and I only snagged it two years … Continue reading
Dogs D'Amour Graveyard 06jatstoreyLtd edition #10,177 ?! that's not that limited, really!Dogs D'Amour Graveyard 03Dogs D'Amour Graveyard 06In Like Flynn ?How it came about
I can take a lickin’ And I’ll come back kickin’ I’m kentucky fried But I ain’t no chicken (from ‘Going Down Swinging’) Desolation Row? After the Goldrush? Let It Be? Grace? Gimme Shelter? Hallelujah? Nahhhhh, not today thanks ….. I wouldn’t walk across the street To see an ant eat a bale of hay Yeah, But … Continue reading
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Close the doors, put out the light You know they won’t be home tonight The snow falls hard and don’t you know The winds of Thor are blowing cold Prophetic words – reggae, funk, infant bottoms, songs about postmen (sort of) it has to be Led Zeppelin Houses of The Holy. Not an album I’ve … Continue reading
Led Zep Houses Holy 05jatstoreyTarget audienceLed Zep Houses Holy 03How arty am I? Zoso nappies: a missed marketing opportunity if ever I saw oneLed Zep Houses Holy 04Led Zep Houses Holy 02
Wow! Ladies and gentlemen! Can I just take a moment of your time to say how much I’ve enjoyed every last little bit of your feedback on my last post, it was brilliant*. I genuinely don’t think I have ever taken a viewpoint so far removed from that of my audience, the love that you … Continue reading
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I’m callin’ 9-1-1 for emergency Sally’s on the loose, it’s a DEFCON 3 Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines Somebody stop this curse of Eve So sang Cats In Boots on ‘Shot Gun Sally’, the kick ass opener on their 1989 album Kicked and Klawed. Its’ message about the alleged ills of PMS entirely lost on … Continue reading
Cats in Boots Kicked 04jatstoreyGoddamn shiny original cling wrap!Cats in Boots Kicked 01Smokin' indeed!Cats in Boots Kicked 06Cats in Boots Kicked 04Cats in Boots Kicked 02
I got a shock last night, reading Mrs 1537′s tablet over her shoulder I saw she was browsing the Daily Mail website* when I spotted the words AC/DC and swooped like a hawk to see what was up. Sadly it was a story about how Malcolm Young is really ill and may never record, or … Continue reading
IMG_0085jatstoreyMalcolm Young 01From the Steel Crazy compilation - also featuring Brian Johnson & Geordie
Ladies and gentlemen I ask you, where would we be without the old woman-as-motorbike metaphor? Let’s check out the similarities, umm, they’re both covered in chrome? nope; you can take them both to shows to be stripped down and admired by other heavily bearded men? nope; you can sit on them both? technically yes, but let’s … Continue reading
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I seem to own a lot more compilation LPs than I thought I did, some because they’re film soundtracks others because it was a good way to get a particular track I wanted cheaply. I bought this 1982 metal one, Steel Crazy for the all-too common reason of hitting eBay after coming home with a … Continue reading
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Hmm. Counted in amongst the 1537, although strictly speaking belonging to Mrs 1537* is Robert Plant Big Log. Just played it a few times, pretty much for the first time ever. Hmm. Now my, fairly ignorant view, was that Robert Plant’s solo work was an attempt at ensuring he wasn’t being pigeon-holed as a rocker and … Continue reading
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400 up, or down, already – over a quarter of the way through the 1537. This calls for a celebration, for something special, for cheating the 1537 formula*, for a midnight satanial maybe? I blame that Scottish fella and The Numero Group, the former for telling me about this astonishing AD&D compilation of unknown hard … Continue reading
Darkscorch Canticles 03jatstoreyDarkscorch Canticles 01Darkscorch Canticles 04Darkscorch Canticles 07Darkscorch Canticles 02The mighty Tritton WarriorSee the mighty Baguette of Doom!Darkscorch Canticles 05Darkscorch Canticles 08
Hundreds of years ago I remember reading a children’s story, one of the Just William books by Richmal Compton in fact, where it talked about not placing people on pedestals and idols having feet of clay – naturally in the book this caused all manner of literal interpretation, with humorous results. I never learned the lesson. … Continue reading
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So many lectures, got twisted away Too many questions, looking down on my day, hey, hey I’m getting sick but I think of the time Blame it on the [Incomprehensible] Ahh, yes the Incomprehensible – I always blame them too, well they can’t argue back too well can they? The above is taken from a … Continue reading
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