Monday, July 10, 2006

Stoner rock… for kids!

In case you were wondering, this is currently my favourite song ever since ever.


Blogger silky-D said...

you don't know how happy that makes me. I love this song, treasure my vinyl version and have always had a secret urge to be in an extremely cool rock band who would do a wailing cover of the Butterfly Ball. You know it's, like, half of Deep Purple right?

10/7/06 16:49  
Blogger Unrelenting Tedium said...

I click and click and nothing happens. If it is Butterfly Ball then I am all for it. Bloody macromedia!!! I'll call Trikojus...he'll know what to do!

10/7/06 21:07  
Blogger silky-D said...

so who can handle the wailing Ronnie James Dio vocal?
Might have to try it out in the shower.

10/7/06 22:03  
Blogger Paddy said...

I thought I was the only person alive who had the album on vinyl. Come to me my brother! Look out for the bat now or that will be that now…

How can anybody attempt Dio's work? His is such a magnificent performance.

11/7/06 16:47  
Blogger silky-D said...

Working night shift this week so I had the morning for leisure activities. After running through a few squid ink classics I broke out the BB album, put the needle on it, and started playing along. Did it about 15 times in a row, attempting my finest RJD vocal.
Looked up just in time to see the next door neighbour FLEEING her home. Speed-buckling the little one into his booster seat as if they were on the run from arab terrorists.

11/7/06 17:42  
Blogger Unrelenting Tedium said...

I realise this may be unwelcome during a Dio love thread but I would like to put on record that I will never ever forgive him for ruining Sabbath. Nothing can make room in my heart for that man.

11/7/06 19:01  
Blogger silky-D said...

some points that should not be overlooked.

1)It's not easy to jump into a fully formed band as an outsider (if you know what I mean) and therefore we should cut RJD the same slack you have all kindly cut me.
2)Ozzy Osbourne ruined Sabbath by taking so many drugs he didn't even know he was in Sabbath.
3)Sabbath briefly got better under RJD (they were pretty woeful in the late ozzy period). Obviously though they did get pretty shit pretty fast thereafter.
4)RJD supposedly invented the heavy metal hand signal. Nuff said.
5)RJD sings a wailing vocal on the Butterfly Ball record.

11/7/06 21:28  
Blogger Unrelenting Tedium said...

All fine points. Our opinion differs on point three....late era Ozzy was bad (witness Technical Ecstasy....particularly the one sung by Bill Ward....note to band: rethink Slipping Away) but Heaven and Hell was no improvement. I realise I have gone all serious for a moment but I find it hard to be light-hearted about such matters.

11/7/06 21:48  
Blogger silky-D said...

My last word on RJD is: fine voice, songwriting left a little to be desired unless you really like unicorns.
Today's a weird day. I have to do a back page interview piece for the Saturday paper. This morning they asked me if I could interview Malcolm McLaren. I was excited (ok so he's nuts but not everybody gets to sample it first hand)
Then they got back to say it had fallen through and could I do Olivia Newton John instead?
Needless to say not so excited there.
End result, I'm interviewing Nick Earls, a Brisbane novelist whom I've never read a page of in my life.
Now speed reading his last two books. Twill be a late night.

11/7/06 22:06  
Blogger Unrelenting Tedium said...

Your job is more fun to talk about than mine...I got my first proper SIP environment up today. Didn't think it would work but it did. Ho hum.

11/7/06 23:08  
Anonymous hazza said...

Excuse me for butting in here but did you know that the day you originally posted this was Ronnie's birthday? If you don't agree that his contribution to Sabbath was pure gold, perhaps you could cut him some birthday slack.

12/7/06 10:03  
Blogger silky-D said...

Nice work on the SIP environment buddy. I knew you could do it.

12/7/06 10:12  
Blogger Unrelenting Tedium said...

Thank you Hazza. It is poor form to molest a frontman's cred on his birthday. I formally cease and desist.

12/7/06 12:33  

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