This week we are joined by Thrash It Out podcast host, Brian LeTendre, to discuss the 1986 film, Trick or Treat. If you were a metalhead in the 80s then this movie will more than likely bring back great memories for you, as it does for Melinda and Brian! We give our thoughts on the strengths and weaknesses of the movie and learn some details about the production and the killer soundtrack by Fastway.
What's that you say? You're not particularly into early 90s house/ dance music? You think it's all super lame? Or perhaps you think, "Oh, yeah!! I remember that song '3 AM Eternal.' Junior high school ruled." Let us be the ones to tell you - there is SO much more to this story.
The KLF are known for their popular dance songs "3 AM Eternal," "What Time is Love," and "Justified and Ancient." You may also know them for their novelty pop song done under the band name "The Timelords," called "Doctorin' the Tardis." What you may NOT know is that they gave a big middle finger to the British music industry with an outrageous display at the 1992 Brit awards, deleted their entire music catalog, and burned a million quid. Why, you ask? The answer will take us deep into discordian thought - you may never see the world quite the same way again.
We have a lot of reference links and photos for you this time - so please enjoy.
Inside the Resurgence of Discordianism – the Chaotic, LSD-Fuelled Anti-Religion - Vice article that details the birth of Discordianism
Principia Discordia - Website devoted to bringing the Principia to the masses.
- All You need Is Love - Song by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu (The Jams)
Tammy Wynette and the KLF - 1992 article on her collaboration with KLF
KLF - the making of Justified & Ancient and America: What time is love? - Ever wonder what it is really like on the set of a music video? It's bizarre.
Compilation videos - The Yeah Fraggle Yeah video is missing its part 1, so I include a different video series that covers that section, along with parts 2-4 of the YFY compilation mentioned in the podcast
The Klf: (K Foundation) - Burn A Million Quid (Part 1 of 5) - Part 1 of a separate series, also good
Why did The K Foundation burn a million quid? (part 2 of 4) - Parts 3 and 4 should be in the Up Next selections
This week we are joined by Thrash It Out podcast host, Brian LeTendre, to talk metal - and in particular to talk about how long-time metal fans feel when their favorite band takes their music in a new direction. Brian discusses the Hysteria album by Def Leppard and the Promised Land album by Queensrÿche. Melinda discusses the infamous "Black Album" by Metallica. Aaron listens to the woe with patience. If you've ever been through a bad band breakup when that sound you love was lost forever, you will definitely appreciate this discussion. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll possibly be offended... but you can still probably relate.
Check out Brian's podcasts! If you love metal, or are just interested in learning more about it, we highly recommend them!!
- Thrash It Out - Where he is joined by Antony Johnston (yes, the guy who created Wasteland!) and they listen to a heavy metal album, and then argue about it.
- Power Chords Podcast - Brian and Matt Herring discuss rock and metal, and they talk about their favorite bands from the 70s through the 90s. Rock and metal nostalgia from 2 guys who clearly love music!
Video: Metallica Mixer Explains Missing Bass on 'And Justice for All' - Ever wonder why "And Justice For All" had no bass? Wonder no more.
Def Leppard, Ring of Fire - The best Hysteria era song you've probably never heard!
We bring it back to metal with a discussion of Queensrÿche's 1988 concept album Operation: Mindcrime. It usually makes the top 10 of all metal concept albums, and was a staple for most metal fans growing up in the 80s. As a long-time fan, Melinda walks you through the details and Aaron provides his insights as a new listener. If you don't remember, you will now.
- 11:10 – Album plot overview
- 20:05 – Track by track deconstruction – I Remember Now
- 21:38 – Anarchy X
- 22:24 – Revolution Calling
- 25:34 – Operation: Mindcrime
- 27:56 – Speak
- 34:04 – Spreading the Disease
- 38:28 – The Mission
- 43:38 – Suite Sister Mary
- 50:33 – The Needle Lies
- 52:09 – Electric Requiem
- 54:14 – Breaking the Silence/ I Don’t Believe in Love
- 55:09 – Waiting for 22
- 59:40 – My empty Room
- 1:01:10 – Eyes of a Stranger, Messages from this album
1:08:20 – Live Performances – Operation: LiveCrime and Mindcrime at the Moore
1:17:05 - Band Breakup and Lawsuit