Monday, March 20, 2006


A new Rob Zombie album comes out the 28th, so today I brought in White Zombie’s Astro-Creep 2000 to prepare myself.

If you like metal, and you’ve never heard "Electric Head, Pt. 1 (The Agony)," you’re missing out – big-time. It not only stands up as an amazing song on the album, but one of the best live songs I’ve ever seen…

“Perhaps you had better start from the beginning.”

Creepy laughter. Creepy organ sounds.

The sound of some sort of mechanical device that’s about to process you into a metal-maniac.

The drums. You know what’s coming…crank it up…you’ve got to hear it to believe it.

As a band that’s typically classified as “metal,” one of the coolest aspects of Zombie’s music is its swagger – despite the fact that it is hard music, most songs have a great beat. I’ve actually heard “More Human Than Human” played in a dance club before.

Additionally, you’ve got to admire someone that’s the antithesis of pre-packaged corporate filth. Zombie is an artist – it’s not just the music, he creates the artwork and directs the videos. Whether or not you like the final product, you’ve got to admit that he is extremely creative. On a side-note, he also gets bonus points for creating the first movie I’ve ever attended that had people walking out in disgust within minutes (House of 1,000 Corpses).

Support good music – go buy a White Zombie/Rob Zombie album.


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