i'm going to say this. the fact that this was not a major headline for CL (at a minimum on the music link) shows either some passive aggressive behavior from the editor or that you all at CL have your head up your asses. I read through the major crap as normal and this is effing buried?!? wtf?!?! u guys suck ass.
What would I do without this place? Awesome accomplishment by some great visionary brothers. Thank you Jakob bros!
"It's kind of hard to write and record because our drummer lives in Brooklyn," Brannon says.
LOL, a band after my own heart.
Also, apparently drinking coffee is very hardcore.
I read somewhere he was invited to the cookout lol. Yep I second that
I was at this show, it was amazing to be so close! I still have my autographed laminate!
I was at that show! Such an incredible experience!
Paul was the greatest
Yea, pretty funny, 2007. Hey Christoph. Yes Brendan. I feel like we are forgetting something.
Favourite music band. Can't miss a possibility to visit their concert! Would anyone join me in Denver http://www.underoathconcerttickets.com/underoath-april-03-2016-in-denver-co/ ?
Only 8 and a half years later...
Why is it so often that the media only bothers to tell us how great someone is once they die.
In that last post I meant most other artists of his time.
One other comment:
Remember Elvis wanted to emulate James Dean, and Dean Martin. That is what he tried for when he was trying. He was successful when he stopped trying and was just himself. He was only the Rockabilly Elvis when he was not trying. When he was trying to steal someones style, it was James Dean and Dean Martin that he tried to steal from. Thank goodness he failed at being a thief and had to settle for being himself.
One thing worth remembering in terms of Elvis and his style. Today he is probably as popular or even more popular in England and Latin American countries than here. If he was not offering something unique and special why has his enduring popularity in these countries, that are insulated from our racial issues, continued more than most other artists.
To Andrew Demetrius,
Just say you hate Elvis and leave it at that. You don't have to offer a reason because EVERYONE that has ever honestly looked into this issue disagrees with you. Chuck D wrote his lyrics before he looked into it. After writing those lyrics he admits he looked into it and he knows Elvis was not a racist but was the opposite. He stands by his lyrics to illustrate the unfairness of the time.
But I can tell you Elvis felt more comfortable in a black church than a white church. He attended black only night at the fair and sometimes he would eat in the black section at restaurants. That Elvis was once at a Cadillac dealership and looked out the window and saw an African American woman with her children admiring a Cadillac so he bought it for her. O could tell you he cried when MLK died and regularly recited MLK's I have a dream speech. I can tell you that: Little Richard called him the great integrator; James brown loved him and called him brother and spent many evenings at Graceland singing gospel with Elvis; that he and Sammy Davis Jr would pal around in Vegas and if they heard Chuck Berry singing they would run to hear him sing; That he was good friends with Muhammad Ali and one of Ali's great pleasures is watching Elvis movies and listening to his music; That BB King said Elvis called him sir before and after he was famous; That he referred to Fats Domino and the King; That his backup singer said..... and Al Green said .... and .... and .....
BUT you just don't care. You just want to hate so you are going to hate!!. So you claim you have evidence taken out of context. Despite the fact that all African American that knew Elvis would disagree with you.
It is so sad that to people like you he is a symbol of hate when all he had for all people was love. When in fact Elvis symbolizes what we all hope we will achieve. A truly integrated and colorblind human being. Elvis was who he was because he did not see color and he grew up as much in the black community as the white. As a result when his first recordings came out white stations would not play his music because it sounded too black and black stations would not play it because it sounded too white. Almost all black performers of his time appreciated him because he opened the doors for them to sell to the white audience and because he always gave credit to them as his musical roots. He should be a symbol of racial unity!
RIP Tommy. We had some good times on Chicago's south side. Thanks for the memories.
He will be sadly missed.
Great interview... I was lucky enough to interview Pentagram two times in the life of my music magazine; one was set up by Black Widow Records out of Italy, and the other was helped along by Pellet, yes THE same Relapse Records guru you see in the documentary. Bobby's lyric writing always seemed to me to sound more Euro-centric, that's why when I was introduced to the band I was SURE they were from Italy or some such place! What history this band has!! Always thought Victor Griffin crushed any guitar he put his hands on... And yes, I dig his solo stuff AND Place Of Skulls...
I have literally heard zero of these
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