Counterpoint the Word: “In music, counterpoint is the relationship between two or more voices that are independent in contour and rhythm and are harmonically interdependent. ” Counterpoint the Band: “A group you’ve unfortunately never heard of that has toured across Europe with the likes Daughtry, Shinedown and whose new release “Alive” is chock full of [...]
Ozzy’s new release “Scream” is a steaming chunk of beheaded bat shit that barely manages a murmur. I’m so disappointed in this effort that I’m not going to even waste my time writing a proper review.
“Suppose there were no critics to tell us how to react to a picture, a play, or a new composition of music. Suppose we wandered innocent as the dawn into an art exhibition of unsigned paintings. By what standards, by what values would we decide whether they were good or bad, talented or untalented, success [...]
Audio interview with Shaman’s Harvest guitarist Josh Hamler. He breaks down the band’s history, their recent success with “Dragonfly”, and how they are prone to injury. They currently have one band member in a cast and another in a wheelchair. At least they don’t have a one armed drummer. No, we are not fucking kidding you.
Exclusive 60 minute Drowning Pool interview: Lead singer Ryan Mccombs discusses new album available 4/27/10
Loose Cannon hosts an exclusive RUFKM interview with Ryan Mccombs, lead singer of Drowning Pool. This one hour interview features an in depth discussion of the inspiration behind the tracks on their upcoming release, creatively titled Drowning Pool.
What do you call a rock album that starts with the lyrics “Kill the ghost, that hides in your soul” and ends with the lyrics “I’m gonna pee on the ground, then I’m gonna jump around.” You call that album Slash. Since 1994, after Guns N’ Roses disbanded acrimoniously, Slash has released two solo albums, two [...]
Album Review: Drowning Pool releases 2010 album, creatively titled “Drowning Pool” ; plus YouTube interview
Drowning Pool. The name of the band conjures up one word with anybody who has ever heard of them: Bodies. I never owned a DP album before I came upon their 2007 release Full Circle but was very familiar with the song “Bodies.” I have no clue what it was about except it involved bodies [...]
Canada is an enigma wrapped in a riddle. It is a land of unending contradictions that has caused both great pleasure and innumerable horrors upon the world. Throughout history it has given us such greatness as Pamela Anderson, maple syrup, Captain Kirk and horse-mounted police. At the other end it has unleashed the monstrosities of [...]
Few subjects cause us to take up arms faster at the RUFKM, Inc. headquarters then our music preferences. Loose Cannon enjoys a good polka, and regales Boondoggle, Jack, and I with hours of dissertation on the merits of the accordion. Because he has the RUFKM, Inc. Headquarters Self Destruct System wired directly to his heart [...]
It is not common for bands to release one of their best albums almost 20 years into their career but Pearl Jam has just done that with Backspacer. This is the point when bands release songs that give you time to take a piss when you see them live. But before I reviewBackspacer, I need [...]
Lately, the RUFKM headquarters has been besieged with CDs and propaganda from bands big and small. This inspired us to start a new series called “90 Second Music Review” to highlight the good, bad, and ugly in an efficient manner. Vains of Jenna: The Art of Telling Lies The country of Sweden is famous for it’s neutrality during wartime, [...]
(The following is an excerpt from chapter 27 of the novel “True Confessions of a KISS -aholic” available on Amazon on 10/6/09.) The mailbox at RUFKM corporate headquarters is flooded weekly with CDs, DVDs, from bands begging to participate in our “13 Stupid Questions” or review their CDs. Some are bands we’ve heard of, some [...]
Before you read this, read “True Confessions of a KISS-aholic” to understand how the hell the clowns at RUFKM obtained a copy of Sonic Boom and why we are wasting time writing a review. Or don’t. RUFKM received Sonic Boom at our headquarters yesterday. This was a complete surprise. Since then, I have listened to [...]
Music reviews are a dime a dozen on the internet. So naturally here at RUFKM we are going to try something a little different. I’m gonna give the album 1 spin, maybe 2, and then write my first impressions. Hence the title. Sound good, let’s go! Yesterday, Steve Jobs sent me an email telling me [...]
I recently checked my iTunes play count and noticed a rather strange anomaly. It appears that over the past several months that Charm City Devils (CCDs) has become my most listened to and perhaps favorite band. Whether running, at the gym or driving when a track from “Let’s Rock n’ Roll” came up on shuffle, [...]
JET is set to release their new album Shaka Rock on Tuesday, August 25th. The fine people at 10th Street Entertainment sent us their new CD for an exclusive review while we were harassing their other clients for our “13 Stupid Questions” interview series. In between asking offensive questions to Drowning Pool, Charm City Devils, and The Last Vegas, 10th Street [...]
I think I found the worst album ever. It is Great White’s newest release Rising. It is so bad that not only did I delete it from my most recent playlist, I think I’m going to completely remove it from my library because it is so bad that I don’t want to risk ever having [...]
I recently dusted off a copy of Extreme II: Pornograffiti. I hadn’t listened to the album in about a decade. I remember that I owned this album for over a year before the steaming turd of “More than Words” was unleashed on society. This reminded me about the importance of branding. The first impression you have with a product or service [...]
While sitting in darkness at my computer pondering the dismal fate of the once great state of Michigan, a soundtrack is blasting from my speakers. It makes me wonder if despite the recent difficulties Michigan is facing resulting in mass emigration from the state that perhaps, just perhaps, there is still hope. That soundtrack? Pop Evil’s superb Lipstick [...]
There are four words I thought I would never say or put down in print: Neil Young Fucking Rocks. I have been a severe non-fan of Neil Young’s music since the first time I heard “Rocking in the free word.” The only thing I really knew about him was: * He had the worst set of [...]