In many respects this clip from the Patti Smith Group exemplifies the spirit of Attitude Week and the underlying current beneath Dirty Impound. The high priestess of literate rock is in top form here. As Van Morrison once said, “Rave on, down through the industrial revolution/ Empiricism, atomic and nuclear age/ Rave on down through time and space.”
Shooting people isn’t cool, but thinking about shooting people is just too tantalizing to avoid entirely. And frequently when the Impound’s mind turns murderous it’s Mission of Burma’s tireless anthem that’s running underneath our bloody visions. Enjoy this Attitude Week offering while firing off a few shots in your head and spitting the awesome chorus.
Unabashedly Southern and raw as a Hell’s Angel’s ass after he upends his hog, Powder Mill are one of the best goddamn bands to emerge from below the Mason-Dixon in the past decade. Like kindred forebears Lynyrd Skynyrd and Drive-By Truckers, Powder Mill mines the South’s rich folklore, inviting drawl and working class ethos to create unshakeable honest, utterly unvarnished music packed with dirty truths and shadowy humor. And these Missouri boys just keep getting better. a deep appreciation of good times
We dig us some Mötley Crüe around here. Ain’t shy about saying it either. Sleazy, loud and itchin’ for a rumble, we like the Crüe’s style, and learned more about the realities of hedonism carried to absurd extremes from The Dirt than anything the Marquis de Sade or Hustler ever offered. While we’ve gotta wait till 2011 for another CrüeFest (sure had a blast last time), some lucky sucks will get to see them live in Europe and at this year’s OzzFest, and Nikki Sixx has a new book and Sixx A.M. album coming soon. In the meantime, we kick off Attitude Week with this shout-along classic from the Crüe’s stellar autobiographical Saints of Los Angeles.
While we await more observations from the road from our man Dave Brogan, we thought we’d share the newest video from ALO, ably directed by lensman Jay Blakesberg and is composed of 22,000 still photographs taken in a single day. Clever boys all around.