Vinnie Vincent Invades in 1986

The year is 1986. With it came the first significant solo record from an ex KISS member (Ace would wait a further year till he released Frehley’s Comet in ’87 and did anybody actually like anything by Peter Criss?). Depending on who you believe KISS either fired Vinnie Vincent yet again or he walked. It seems likely the truth will never be known, but here in hard proof was the result of what someone from…

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Buried Treasure – A Bustle In Your Hedgerow

Buried Treasure – A Bustle In Your Hedgerow

Andrew Jacobs here, Down was a heavy metal supergroup formed in the early 1990s and consisting of Philip Anselmo (Pantera, Superjoint Ritual and literally a million others) on vocals, Pepper Keenan (Corrosion Of Conformity) on guitar, Kirk Windstein & Todd Strange (Crowbar) on guitar & bass respectively and Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod) on drums (Todd Strange was later replaced by Pantera bassist Rex Brown).  Many of you are probably most familiar with Down from their 1995…

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Buried Treasure – American Hi-Fi’s self titled debut

Buried Treasure – American Hi-Fi’s self titled debut

Andrew Jacobs here, Seeing as how Wally just posted about Rockhead and Bob Rock, I figured that I’d do a post on one of my favorite (and one of the least heard) Bob Rock produced albums, the 2001 self titled debut by American Hi-Fi.  Although this is American Hi-Fi’s most popular album, I’m guessing that there aren’t very many of you who have heard it.  Well all I have to say is if you’re a…

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witnessing the second great Decline on the big screen

Andrew Jacobs here, As I’ve mentioned a few times, I was pretty late to the rock/metal party, having not gotten into either until I was 23 years old in 1993.  However, I did go see The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years on opening night in the theater on June 17, 1988.  Of course the only reason why is because having gotten heavily into punk and hardcore music in the mid 1980s,…

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KISS unplugged in Burbank, CA on 6/17/95 (FULL SET)

Andrew Jacobs here, Above is a video of KISS’s entire unplugged performance at the very first Official KISS Convention in Burbank, California on June 17, 1995.  This performance is significant for a variety of reasons but for me, the most significant thing about it is that as of this writing, it is the one and only time that I’ve ever seen KISS perform in person in my 19 years of being a KISS fan.  While I’m certainly…

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R.I.P. "Dimebag" Darrell Lance Abbott 8/20/66 – 12/8/04

Andrew Jacobs here, Pictured above is one Mr. “Dimebag” Darrell Lance Abbott and yours truly (how ’bout that Jew fro?) backstage after a Pantera concert in 1997.  I used to know somebody who worked for Concrete Management (Pantera’s management company) and after providing her with a small stack of Pantera bootleg videotapes, she provided backstage passes to me and to my concert companions (one of whom was kind enough to snap the above photo as well…

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Buried Treasure – Steve Jones’ Fire And Gasoline

Buried Treasure – Steve Jones’ Fire And Gasoline

Andrew Jacobs here, Although my last post was a bit of a tongue in cheek response to Wally’s “Buried Treasure – BOD!” post, I do think that his idea of showcasing overlooked albums is a damn good one, so I figured that I’d post a serious one. As you’re all well aware at this point, I’m a HUGE Steve Jones fan.  His work in the Sex Pistols alone makes him one of my favorite guitarists…

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Buried Buried Treasure – ICE!

Buried Buried Treasure – ICE!

http://www.mediafire.com/?hdzwjoeyza5 Andrew Jacobs here, ICE was a 1990s melodic punk band consisting of my brother Evan on vocals, my childhood friend M.C. Mike Kushner on guitar and Popeye & Jeff Caudill on drums & bass respectively (and whattaya know, ICE was well documented in Evan’s Orange County Hardcore Scenester documentary film).  The link above contains downloads of the following: the songs from ICE’s 7″ EPs Making Up For Lost Time & L’Chaim, a cover of Quiet…

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new/old blood – Jeff Caudill

Andrew Jacobs here, Like Popeye, the last “new/old blood” artist, Jeff Caudill also hails from the Orange County, California hardcore punk scene that I grew up in back in the 1980s and the 1990s.  After singing in a bunch of bands while in high school, he entered the real world in 1990 with Gameface.  Gameface would go on to release 5 full length albums (including the stellar Good and Three To Get Ready), 6 EPs,…

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Joe Nelson two part interview on the Live…Suburbia! podcast

Andrew Jacobs here, Of course you all know who the guy on the left is but I’m guessing that less than a handful of you know who the guy on the right is.  That guy is Joe Nelson, my childhood friend.  And trust me when I say that he’s seen & done everything (except financially, of course) that Mr. Stanley has seen & done.  Check out the Live…Suburbia! podcast’s two part interview with Mr. Nelson…

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