Daily Archives: May 16, 2014
Biff Bam Pop! presents The GAR! Podcast, the Glenn Walker and Ray Cornwall weekly podcast where they talk unrehearsed about whatever happens to come to mind. It’s a nerd exploration of a nerd world. This week, features a lengthy music discussion, talk about “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Original Sin, and nominees for a ‘Crazy Chick Mount Rushmore.’ See more after the jump.
Whenever I write about Deep Purple, I always mention that, no matter what classic rock radio would try and have you believe, the band has a rich history that goes way beyond Smoke On The Water. Sure, Machine Head is probably their definitive moment, the album that should have already put them in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. However, there is more to Deep Purple than just one album, or even one line-up.
The folks at Eagle Rock recently released the 8 track Deep Purple Live in California 1974, capturing the line-up of David Coverdale (vocals), Glenn Hughes (bass/vocals), Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Jon Lord (keyboards) and Ian Paice (drums) at the massive California Jam Festival, where the band played in front of 200,000 fans and more watching on television. This version of Deep Purple had recently released the album Burn, the first with Coverdale and Hughes, and it’s a great rock record, a bit of a hidden classic that deserves a wider audience to this day.
The might of one of movie’s greatest monsters should come crashing down at the box office this weekend. How much will this summer blockbuster pull in? Here’s our prediction:
It’s been hard not to get excited about the new Godzilla film. The trailers have been simply outstanding, giving an air of tension and fear that the last, lacklustre American version was sorely lacking. This Godzilla entry seems to be a massive film of fear and destruction, which is exactly what it should be delivering. Some reviews have suggested that the script should have spent more time on the human characters, but from my perspective, as long as we get lots of monsters fighting each other, I’ll be a happy camper, as will the millions of Godzilla fans. Look for the film to have an excellent opening weekend with $75 million to put it at number one.