I didn’t get a Dr. Pepper but I got the album

I never did claim my free Dr. Pepper when Guns and Roses’ Chinese Democracy launched this past November but I did recent;y succumb to temptation and get the the album itself. After 15 years of waiting, how could I not? I had to at least give it a listen so in case I ever run into Dan again I can say “Ha! It was a turd! Told ya so!”

It’s not quite a turd. There’s actually four or five really good songs on there. I could do without the epic, whiny Don’t Cry/November Rain type stuff though, I just want my rock to rock and I want my metal singers to sound like they have a pit bull on their balls when they scream.

I don’t want them harmonizing with keyboards though.

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Shame on you, Axl.

Cephalic Carnage w/ Michael Haaga (Dead Horse) “Turn”

Ok, I have to admit I’m not a fan of ‘Cookie Monster’ metal anymore, but there was a time in my life where that’s pretty much all listened to. One of my favorite bands, Dead Horse, even inspired me to paint a 4 foot tall horse skeleton on my bedroom wall and name my BBS Peaceful Death.

Really.

Anyway, I found this video on YouTube from a SxSW last last year. It’s from the Dead Horse album ‘Peaceful Dead and Pretty Flowers,’ Michael Haaga joins Cephalic Carnage for the song, Turn.

Cool shit if you’re into it.

I TOTALLY have to find me another dead horse t-shirt.


By the way, if anyone has any Dead Horse stuff in MP3 format, I’d be interested. Especially ‘Horsecore: An Unrelated Story That’s Time Consuming ‘ – it’s like $36 used! Not in print anymore?