Anybody see this yet?? its way cool. Cant reccomend it enough.
i saw the band called death play a show last summer and they were BAAAAAAAAAD. it was, like, horrible. and i ate like 6 meatless burritos that night. also horrible. oh, and we also played with greg roberson's band of teenagers, who i wanna call Tiger Army but i know thats not right. his drumstick was duct taped to his hand because a pig bit off his thumb, or something crazy like that. horrible.
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That movie was alright. Those guys need to go on antidepressants though. They were always misty eyed when they were getting interviewed.
Any of you.guys see the documentary about the band PENTAGRAM? That lead singer is truly inspiring.
I like the movie. Like the band. Would probably like dude's reggae band. Just had lobotomy, and I like everything.
maybe i was a bit harsh when describing the time i saw death. when i wrote it i was thinking of the fact they were about to be playing here again and a lot of people were fuggin STOKED and i was thinking about how they sucked and everyone that was so STOKED was in for a letdown. although a lot of people dont know whats good and bad they just know what theyre supposed to like. whatever. the singer had on a silver spandex body suit, like full sleeves and everything, and if i remember correctly some kind of puffy black vest. he kept asking if the crowd loved the lord. or "ya'll know about lovin the lord?!" it was strange.
meatless burritos, yeah, i know. they were provided by a "sponsor," budgie burritos, which make all vegetarian fake mexican food. nachos, tacos, burritos. you can get one with Tofurkey on it. they are no substitute for mexican food, but i guess burritos aint really mexican, now are they? either way, its a bunch of food rolled up together. i cram them from time to time. when there is a large container of them for free i have been known to eat about 6. i am a pig.
i tell you what, when i watched i was in the mood to see a story, and it was well told and compelling. given the lack of subject matter, it was crafted as well as could be expected. i enjoyed the documentary.
the band in its current form, well, they didnt believe in the music even in its heyday, they believed in supporting their brother and even when he died and beyond, the living brothers had no faith in the music.
the only reason they are playing as death is because its more fame and money in addition to playing their reggae shit, which they undoubtedly still do as well.
its obvious their new guitar player has no inclination to play the old shit accurately, the only thing going for them is the bass player/lead vocalist still has his voice and they can pull off a semi credible "keep on knocking".
other than that, theyre absolute crap apart from the shit they recorded before i was born.
"burritos ain't really mexican"
It was a great movie about family loyalty and David's intense devotion to following through on his vision without compromise. Not many musicians who worked as hard as they did back then would have passed on that record contact. One of the most interesting parts of the story is how Death was not discussed much afterward, it was treated like a sore subject not to be brought up. Even their sons and nephews, most of whom were into underground music and punk had no idea about their father's/uncle's band. To have such a unique legacy sitting dormant in an attic for so long was fascinating.
While they had a hardcore tempo on some songs, most of what I heard reminded me of the band Love. Living in Detroit and being such rabid fans of early 1970's hard rock, I'd bet they listened to some Stooges and MC5 like most of the early punk bands.
Alright, I suppose mexicans did invent burritos, from what I understand. In California, no? Either way, budgie's is not Mexican food.
the chinese invented burritos. it's called mu shu.
the movie was pretty great. the band is pretty weak musically, but i dig their original concept. if i had the record i'd probably only listen to the songs that made up the single, but that's just based on the snippets that played in the movie. their sounds were NOT about destruction overall. i have no idea why they're being praised as pre-dating punk in a post-stooges / electric eels world. questlove, and i really respected him before he made this comment, totally blew it when he compared them to the ramones saying that death did it first. at that moment he proved to me that he has no business talking about rock'n'roll.
someone has no business typing (or talking) about food
a burrito is not a soft taco
it was a joke. but if you're gonna talk about soft tacos, i'll one up you and say that they don't even exist. it's just a burrito that hasn't been folded properly. corn tortillas or it's not a taco.
I know you have strikes against you understanding mexican culture what with your locale and all(and yes I mean Vegas too) but corn tortillas can be fried or not determining the diff between hard and soft
the joke threads that a way, Gallagher
a taco is made with corn tortillas, period. there's no reason to call them soft, even if the tortillas is just heated versus fried. it's just a taco. soft is only used by people to mean that a flour tortilla is being used.
go get me some fucking tacos, my fat friend.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnCeElt_tY8
well if "soft" just means harina then they still exist
or have you joined ms tequila in logicland
harina my balls.
no, and clearly you don't either. where's Sixteen when you need her?
One of the most interesting parts of the story is how Death was not discussed much afterward, it was treated like a sore subject not to be brought up. Even their sons and nephews, most of whom were into underground music and punk had no idea about their father's/uncle's band.
Seems typical to me...also, things that seem significant now were overlooked 5 years ago...conversely some things that seem significant now will seem insignificant tomorrow....the world is weird like that.
It was a great movie about family loyalty and David's intense devotion
That pretty much nails it. Love the first 1/3 of the movie. The rest is good but sad.
My favorite track is...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2qi-YAR7m8
"compared them to the ramones saying that death did it first."
no shit, they couldnt be more different, really. everything death did was derivative at best, thats not a bad thing, but the only thing they did first was playing that style of music while being black.