Archive for the Music Category
Doesn’t the dude, photographed below in 1939, remind you of Jay-Z?
Consider music changed one more time, thanks to the ‘Shirt.
Again, you’re welcome.
In Sweden, a headbanger has succeeded in having his heavy metal music obsession declared an addiction that requires state disability benefits.
Roger Tullgren, 42, a heavily tattooed metal head who works as a dishwasher in southern Sweden, said he consulted three psychologists to receive statements testifying to the extent of his heavy metal music dependency, reports the Local, a Swedish news website.
The piece goes on,
Tullgren, who is described as having long black hair, tattoos and a collection of skull and crossbones jewelry, said his heavy metal addiction caused him to attend nearly 300 concerts last year that left him unable to hold down a job, and forced to go on welfare.
His new part-time job as a dishwasher at a restaurant in the city of Hassleholm will be supplemented by disability benefits.
Read more here.
From their Wikipedia entry:
The band was formed in mid-1989 by singer Liam Maher, along with his younger brother Joe (guitar). After a few changes in personnel, the settled line-up included Tim Dorney (keyboards), Andy Jackson (bass guitar), and John Tuvey (drums), with dancer Barry Mooncult adding to their live shows. After releasing two singles (“It’s On” and “Phobia”) on Heavenly Records, both of which were minor hits, Flowered Up signed to London Records and recorded their only album, A Life With Brian, in 1991. “Take It” had lyrics from Joe Strummer. The group appeared on the covers of both Melody Maker and NME before releasing the album.
A Life With Brian contained many of their popular live songs, as well as new versions of the previously released singles. Not long afterwards, Flowered Up released the 13-minute long single “Weekender” on Heavenly, with a video directed by W.I.Z. starring Lee Whitlock and Anna Haigh. After much publicised drug problems with some members of the band, and unproductive (and some unreleased) studio work, the band split up. Keyboardist Tim Dorney went on to form Republica.
A Life With Brian was re-released by London Records as The Best of Flowered Up, and included the original version of “Weekender”. Flowered Up tried to re-form in 2007, but Dorney refused, and the planned reunion tour was cancelled. On 20 October 2009, Liam Maher died of a heroin overdose, aged 41. In November 2012 Joe Maher died.
That juggernaut of horrible, Jan Terri, wants to take you to the fourth planet. Go with her and don’t forget your fanny pack.
The Selvedge Yard is one of my favorite blogs and they recently published a great piece on the Rolling Stones’ time in Montauk, New York, with Andy Warhol in 1975.
Check it out here.