Posted: Oct 25, 2007 8:04 am
I'll agree just so I don't have read the whole thing.
If Richy K asks me if the world is actually waiting for a Blue Balls double lp, I get quite a big mouth, yeah.
You DO remember what I was talking about. Believe me though, I feel your pain. I did a dbl 7" by The Goblins w/full color glossy tri-fold sleeves & out of 1000, I sold 50. It crippled me badly. I started the label when I lived in Mexico, so I'd pay the bands many to do some of the leg work themselves. I paid one band $3,000 to put out their CD & the guy used $1800 for eye surgery for his dog & the other $1200 to move from San Francisco to Cincinnati. This was in 1994 when the $USD meant something.
Deep Purple is great. I never thought Gillan had the best lyrics, but Machine Head is a beast.
Know what, fuck it, you're all right, even if I do think you are a little uptight. I'm guilty of being uptight myself. You can hate my guts all you like. In fact, I think it's cute. You, though... You are all right.
Don't get too hung up on the guitar work. If you think he's just beating off, then so be it, but there is fantastic stuff on the 1st VH record through Fair Warning. This might be just a midwest thing, but getting laid in the back of a slow moving station wagon with Van Halen blasting out of some shitty radio meant a lot to some of us when we were in high school.