Archive for December, 2016


Happy holidays! Here comes the first in a line of blog posts in my holiday vacation free time, (that’s right, I haven’t had much free time to blog this holiday). We’ll see the when the next post will be, I really don’t know. Hope you are enjoying yourselves in these festive times. Today’s blog post will be a review of a little pearl of a song from a project by Dave Grohl, the frontman of Foo Fighters (and former drummer of Nirvana, for those of you that didn’t know that). The project is a documentary called Sound City (2013), and is a tribute to the recording studio and equipment used in Sound City Studios, where all the artists featured in the documentary and accompanying soundtrack (Sound City – From Real to Reel, 2013) have all recorded music when the studio was running. The song is called From Can To Can’t, sung by Corey Taylor of Slipknot (and Stone Sour), accompanied by Dave Grohl, Rick Nielsen (of Cheap Trick, among others) and Scott Reeder (of Kyuss, among others). Here are the lyrics. Enjoy.

Added the behind-the-scenes footage and music video of the song, makes you realize how great musicians they all are.

So much and at the same time so little to actually be said about the song. I adore it, the whole thing, with guitars and drums and bass and Corey Taylor’s amazing voice. The whole setup is just great, with a song that builds towards a climax, that hits every expectation in my book, and is taken to a short breakdown before a great finish. The melody is nice, as you can hear clearly in the first verse, with the strumming of the guitar and the bass, and then roughs it up with an electric guitar and drums, building up the song more. The lyrics are poetic and sore, together with the talent of Corey Taylor, which can do both careful vocals and add more force with a raspy voice, this seems like the perfect match for the complete song. After you’ve watched the behind-the-scenes part, you can better notice the small and yet significant details to the song, like the use of the E-Bow on the guitar in the background, especially in the first chorus. The music video is great, showing the parts of every musician in the song. A great piece of music, played with historically great equipment, by historically extraordinary great musicians.

“Look at all of these people
Tragic little people
They smile and then they don’t know what for”

“Our houses are haunted, dark and deserted
They’re made of my secrets and shame”
(From Can To Can’t – Corey Taylor, Dave Grohl, Rick Nielsen, Scott Reeder)

Hey there!

Holy crap! What happened? I had so many plans for this blog! I even had planned a comeback last month! Time slipped away from me, however, and now the year is almost up, with 5 months out of the game. I will try to get done some blog post during my Christmas break, and I hope I will make it, but I really don’t know.
I’ve bought myself a new computer, so I really need to test the new features, and write some posts to get the feeling of the keyboard. Seems good – so far.

Many things have happened since the last time I blogged: among other things, Avenged Sevenfold published a new album, which I am currently writing a review of that I will publish here, Evanescence toured in the US, and debuted a new song live, which I’m also going to post about, and I have written a few half-done posts I will get around to finish and publish as soon as I can.
I have neglected to publish my opinion about a lot of great albums and artists I’ve listened to the past 2 years, and I want to do something about that. I can’t promise anything, because my time schedule looks ridiculous for the next half-a-year or so, but as always, I will try.

I hope most of you are still with me, and that those who stumble upon me at this moment will continue to follow me here on out.

 

“Call my name and save me from the dark”
(Bring Me To Life – Evanescence)