Balls to the Wall: The Introduction – Week 4

Edition: October 07, 2009
The Playlist:
01. London Dungeon – Misfits

Dead Elvis & co. ain’t down with British hell
…They called us walking corpses
Unholy living dead
They had to lock us up
Put us in their British hell

Make sure your face is clean now
Can’t have no dirty dead
All the corpses here are clean, boy
All the Yanks in British hell…

02. Motorhead – Hawkwind
Keputusan Ian Fraser Kilmister a.k.a. Lemmy untuk cabut dari Hawkwind adalah sangat tepat. The rest is history.

03. Balls to the Wall – Accept
Udo Dirkschneider, one of the ugliest frontman in Metal (it’s a compliment, mind you). Even more, another great recognition, this song is listed # 29 on VH1’s 40 Most Awesomely Bad Metal Songs.
04. I Love Sex (and Rock and Roll) – Wendy O Williams & The Plasmatics

The Queen of Shock Rock, sex, and Rock & Roll.
05. Talk Dirty to Me – Poison

Sunset Strip Sleaze Metal boyz, horny as hell.
~ Watch the video here

06. Hiroshima – Gary Moore
Di Bali, back in the day, circa mid 80s, Gary Moore pernah jadi satu dari sedikit suri tauladan para gitaris. Dan tembang ini cukup kerap dimainkan di panggung oleh para Moore wannabe.

07. Thunder Kiss ’65 – White Zombie
Industrial Rock version of Misfits (with better fashion sense, as well).
08. Sistem Kepemilikan – Koil

Ambil bambu runcingmu, pakai kaos “Kami Tidak Takut”-mu, ikatkan pita merah putih di kepalamu (jangan lupa Blackberry-mu!), ayo bersama-sama bernyanyi dan berseru:
...Ini negara bodoh yang sangat aku bela
Layaknya kekasih yang tercinta
Tiap jengkal aku mendaki terasa hampa
Sebetulnya apa yang kita miliki? Tak ada
Kebanggaan terhadap diri sendiri? Tidak juga

Kamu dididik untuk bermimpi
Kamu terbiasa dibohongi
Kamu dihibur ikut bernyanyi
Hey kamu miskin, bodoh, dan sombong…

09. Policestate (Mutual Blade) – Birmingham 6
Named after the Birmingham Six, a group of Irish men mistakenly imprisoned for the Birmingham pub bombings.

10. Eggshell (Pressured Mix) – Die Krupps
Dark, aggressive Electronic Body Music outta Düsseldorf.
11. I’ll Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know – Blood, Sweat & Tears

Wajah Rambo, hati Rinto? Well, kayaknya lebih pas: wajah (Jerry) Garcia, hati (Betharia) Sonata.
12. Panoptikanubis – Homicide

Maximum rezpect to Homicide, the hardcore Hip Hop militants. The modern day Marxists. The millenium-era anti capitalists. The intelligent yet brilliant lyricists. Angry-ass young MCs who’d rather be forgotten than remembered for giving in.
To hell with your Bling Bling crap! Here’s fast-and-furious Conscious Rap!
13. Come Clean – Jeru The Damaja

From The Sun Rises in the East. The album cover depicts the World Trade Center on fire only one year after the 1993 bombing of the North Tower.
14. This Charming Man – The Smiths

Morrissey. Marr. Manchester. Rough Trade. Need me say more?

15. Grey Day – Merryland
Don’t know much about this band. The kind of Pop Punk/pre-Emo that I like.
16. Yes – Manic Street Preachers

From the album Holy Bible, Richey James’ last will and testament.
~ Watch the video here
17. Whip It – Devo

Mark Mothersbaugh & co., the Jocko Homongoloid Moog Mavericks.

18. I Am a Cliche – X-Ray Spex
Punk Rock with saxophone? Hey, it works!

19. Dancin’ with Myself – Generation X
Tak begitu banyak vokalis bisa merubah nasibnya menjadi lebih baik (i.e. popularitas makin menjulang, penjualan album memuaskan) ketika berkeputusan bersolo karir. David Lee Roth, gagal. Bruce Dickinson, kurang sukses—belakangan justru “kembali ke khittah”: menjadi biduan Iron Maiden. Achmad Albar, lumayan, namun musti merangkul Dangdut segala. Billy Idol, cabut dari Generation X, syukurnya bisa sukses lagi tajir.
20. Rock Lobster – The B-52’s

I’m a huge fan of Fred Schneider. I love Kate Pierson, big time. The Upstairs semestinya bisa membikin epic New Wave Rock sekelas “Rock Lobster”. Jimi, Kubil, come on, dawgz!
~ Silakan tonton dansa antik dari kontingen asal Athens, Georgia ini di sini

21. Police on My Back – The Clash
Originally sung by Eddy Grant. A great guerilla punk song.

22. Ice-T and Body Count – Cop Killer
I’m singing in the first person as a character who is fed up with police brutality. I ain’t never killed no cop. I felt like it a lot of times. But I never did it. If you believe that I’m a cop killer, you believe David Bowie is an astronaut
~ Ice-T
23. Love Us Or Hate Us – Kreator

Back in late 80s, Extreme Aggression used to be my most extreme Rock album in my collection.
24. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Southern Rock, Confederate flag, and colored people controversy.

25. Clean My Wounds – Corrosion of Conformity
Radio-friendly, Sabbath-soaked, Southern Metal.

26. New Noise – Refused
Razor-sharp, conscious, political prog-punk. I wish Fat Mike could be this clever and quit acting stupid plus start thinking about throwing away his loose, oh-so gross boxer-showing pants. Oh, is that Melodic Punk all about, Mike?

27. State of Love and Trust – Pearl Jam
Taken from the original soundtrack of Singles. One of my all-time fave of Pearl Jam’s song.
28. We Rock – Dio

Ronnie James Dio (centre), as ugly as Udo (again, it’s a compliment, ok!). Former singer of Elf, Rainbow, & Black Sabbath. Thus, in case you don’t know—or too busy wasting time worshipping Fat Mike—Dio invented the devil’s horns.
29. In The Meantime – Helmet

Whoa! Bulldozer groove. Ten-ton hammer aggro-rock. A total fistful of steel.
~ See how Page Hamilton & associates do it.

30. Trashed, Lost & Strung Out – Children of Bodom
Prog-Metal here, Melodic-Death there. Part Power Metal, part Thrash Metal. So Bodom.


:: If you wanna listen to the songs, go to Big Audio Dynamite on your right and pick the playlist ::

Stay tune for the next edition & podcast: Rock ‘n’ Roll Exhibition by Arian 13, with the likes of Danzig, Orange Goblin, Harvey Milk, Jesu, Kelelawar Malam, Prong, Doomriders, and more.

Hell yeah, this whole month & next month we’ll have guests who’s gonna do their very own rock n’ roll exhibition*:
– October 21, 2009: Adib Hidayat (managing editor of Rolling Stone Indonesia)
– October 28, 2009: Athron McCann (The Beat magazine, rock ‘n’ roll troubadour)
– November 04, 2009: Marlowe Bandem (art curator, digital jockey)
– November 11, 2009: Rude Boy Dodix (Ska professor, sound bwoy at-large)
– November 18, 2009: Jason Tedjasukmana (Time magazine, music critic)
– November 25, 2009: Stuart Wilford (The Beat magazine, music critic)

Read also this article about The Block Rockin’ Beats written by my beer buddy, Marlowe Bandem.

Boozed, Broozed, and Broken-boned,

*subject to change


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