LIKES: Marion Berry. DISLIKES: Marionberries.
Kindly tell Olivia Newton-John that MY body does not "talk."
Thanks for the comment, Nathan. I'll have to quibble back. Considering speed metal is the subgenre derived from bands like Motörhead and songs like Deep Purple's "Highway Star," I'd say it's an apt descriptor for a lot of what Sons of Huns does. And saying that someone doesn't "get it" implies that there is a "wrong" way to enjoy metal—an elitism that's plagued aspects of the scene for years. I don't buy into that attitude, and I'm not suggesting you do either, but thought it was worth clarifying.
At any rate, it's weird how this band defies an easy description that appeases everybody. In a blog post about them, I once drew the obvious connection to Sabbath and got trashed for that.
@Reymont - You sound like the kind of person Muscle Shoals was made for. You should go see it; I bet you would really like it.
Oh. This is a nerd trap, isn't it.
That is nice that you liked it, Eric, but by accusing me of sleeping through it, you're ignoring the movie's very substantial problems. Why was Bono in this movie to begin with? Why did the Rolling Stones and Lynyrd Skynyrd eat up the lion's share of screen time when artists like Arthur Conley, the Staple Singers, Laura Lee, James & Bobby Purify, and R.B. Greaves are barely mentioned, if at all? Why did the film's only complete live musical performance come from Alicia Keys, who has nothing to do with any of it? The movie was junk. For example, you barely hear a snippet of Arthur Alexander's "You Better Move On," which was the first hit to come out of Muscle Shoals and remains one of the most important records of all time, while "Sweet Home Alabama" (which was recorded in GEORGIA) is lovingly played in its entirety over the end credits.
So they can have cash to get back on the road and work, and not lose out on income by missing dates on the tour. The insurance company will likely take their sweet time with compensation.
If you don't want to give the band money outright, you can buy music and merch at Bandcamp:
D&W - agreed. Although there's a fantastic story in Keith's book about Charlie punching Mick in the face. (Of course, Charlie was immaculately well dressed at the time.)
(IOW, I'm white and privileged and enjoy my delicate little stories.)
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