The Brothers of Rock

Re: The Brothers of Rock

Postby Clayton Bigsby » 21 Feb 2012, 13:50

nasty nova wrote:I think it's the dude who shot Dimebag Darrell.


TY you are right. All I could think of was this Kevin Spacey movie: The Life of David Gale
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Re: The Brothers of Rock

Postby Clayton Bigsby » 22 Feb 2012, 12:54

Today's brother is Cleveland's own Derrick Green, who since 1997 has been the lead singer of the Brazilian heavy metal band :cryingwampa: Sepultura.

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Green was born in Cleveland, and at age 7 moved to the eastern Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights, the same mean, tree-lined streets that brought you noted white rapper Machine Gun Kelly.

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As a teen he was a member of a Cleveland hardcore punk band called Outface, which also featured members that would eventually be part of popular band Filter and middling punk band CIV. The band had some local success, released an album, and toured the east coast and Europe. Green relocated to New York and played in a variety of bands in the mid 90's, with little or no real success. That changed in 1997, when Sepultura was looking for a new singer after the departure of original vocalist Max Cavalera. An A&R rep knew Green and encouraged him to audition. Green sent a recording of him singing over a Sepultura tune and the band liked what they heard.

Green's first album with the band was 1998's Against. While it wasn't as big a hit as Sepultura's two albums before Green joined the band, it still cracked the top 25 in a number of countries, and #82 in the States.



Their next album, 2001's Nation, was the first one that Green ha any input in as far as writing and such goes. While it got some nice accolades from critics, it was a commercial disappointment. It barely cracked the top 200 in the States, and this is the last time they've been on the charts here.



They continued to tour and record, with their devoted cult following and no real commercial success, which is pretty common for metal acts. Their albums with Green have generally received positive reviews, which kind of baffles me, since I find their music pretty intolerable. :/

In one of the least rock-cred things you'll ever see, Green and the rest of Sepultura appeared in a Volkswagen commercial in 2008. Thing MC Hammer's Pepsi ad from back in the day, minus Adrien Brody.



Like other blacks that don't have to marry black women because they're rich and/or successful, Green is married to this white woman, who is a Czech model.

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Re: The Brothers of Rock

Postby mister bacon » 23 Feb 2012, 09:22

Clayton Bigsby wrote:
nasty nova wrote:I think it's the dude who shot Dimebag Darrell.


TY you are right. All I could think of was this Kevin Spacey movie: The Life of David Gale


wow, i thought i was the only colored in are country who knew who dimebag darrell was.
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Re: The Brothers of Rock

Postby Clayton Bigsby » 23 Feb 2012, 16:09

With the second pick in the racial draft, we the Jewish People select Lenny Kravitz.

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Kravitz's mother was Roxie Roker, best known for playing Helen Willis on The Jeffersons. Much like her character on the show, Roker was married to a white man in real life, NBC news producer Sy Kravitz.

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Kravitz was born in NYC in 1964. He started playing music at a very young age -- first the drums, then the guitar. His big shot father was friends with jazz greats like Miles Davis and Ella Fitzgerald, so Lenny was exposed to music all his life. The family moved to Los Angeles when Lenny was 10. It was there he became interested in rock music, and especially the rock'n'roll lifestyle. He continued playing and studying music in high school, where among others, his classmates included fellow brother of rock Slash.

Kravitz tried to get a record deal in the mid 80's under the name Romeo Blue, but had trouble finding a label that would take. Either he was not black enough, or not white enough. It's hard out there for a halfrican. It was during this time that he met Lisa Bonet, and eventually married her. Her connections eventually helped him land his first record deal, under his real name.

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The result of his deal was his debut album, Let Love Rule, which was released in 1989. It hit #61 on the charts, and brought a couple of recognizable singles, most notably "Mr. Cab Driver".



1991's Mama Said was more successful. It peaked at #39 in the States, went platinum, and had a single, "It Ain't Over Til It's Over", go all the way to #2 on the singles chart.



Lenny was getting more popular by this time. He was also working with other artists, having co-wrote Madonna's "Justify My Love", playing with David Bowie, Slash, Steven Tyler and Mick Jagger. He and Denis Cosby drifted apart. I recall hearing at one point that he'd said he prefers making music to having sex. A sentiment BSMB can get behind I'm sure. Either way, he and Bonet separated in1991 and made their divorce final in 1993. Makes sense, as Lenny was way too young, famous, and handsome :gay: to be tied down to one broad.

1993's Are You Gonna Go My Way was his real breakthrough. The album went platinum in 4 countries (double platinum in are country), peaked at #12 on the charts, and the single went to #1. It had a simple yet kick-ass video that I always watch if its on.



1995's Circus and 1998's 5 followed, each with some success. The best single off of these was "Fly Away", which featured a killer guitar riff that I'm sure everybody recognizes.



"Fly Away" was the first of four consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance that he would win. The other winners being his cover of the Guess Who's "American Woman", then "Again" and "Dig In".

The next decade was a successful one for Kravitz. He released 4 more albums that all charted, appeared on the Simpsons, banged Nicole Kidman and Adriana Lima, and to top it all off, performed at half time of the 2007 Grey Cup :beav: .

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Good for him.
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Re: The Brothers of Rock

Postby Rodney Farva » 23 Feb 2012, 16:23

fun (?) fact: "let love rule" was played during the farva wedding while we were cutting the cake :gay:

agreed that the riff on fly away is indeed killer. his cover of american woman, however, is torture. not that the original is a stroll in the park to listen to, either.
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Re: The Brothers of Rock

Postby Clayton Bigsby » 24 Feb 2012, 15:03

Today's Brothers have been around for over 30 years, entertaining little punks, ska fans, and people that just like fun music. They also put on one of the best live performances I've ever seen, at the 1996 Warped Tour. Today we'll celebrate Fishbone

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Formed in 1979 in South Central Los Angeles when the guys were all still in Junior High, Fishbone played the scene for a few years before releasing their debut, self-titled EP in 1985. The most recognizable single from that album is a fun jam with a Jew-Jitsu-inspired name, "Party At Ground Zero"



Other highlights from that time included touring with the Beastie Boys and appearing in the MTM-approved film Back To The Beach:

Aunt Becky looking fine as usual in this clip.



1988's Truth & Soul was their first entry into the the charts, and peaked at #153. Their cover of Curtis Mayfield's "Freddie's Dead" on that album got them their first substantial airplay on MTV:



Their next album, The Reality of My Surroundings, was their biggest hit on the charts, reaching #49. The singles "Everyday Sunshine" and "Sunless Saturday" got a decent amount of play on MTV and radio, and earned them a spot performing on SNL.



1993's Give a Monkey a Brain and He'll Swear He's the Center of the Universe saw the band move away from their ska sound and into a more metal/punk sound. It peaked at #99, not as successful as their last album, but did expose them more to rockers. Spots on tours like Lollapalooza and the Warped Tour would soon follow. While the band was having success, their lineup was in constant upheaval. A 7-piece band most of the time, the band has had 18 total members over the years.



The band has toured constantly with these different lineups since the mid 90's, but has recorded only sporadically. Nothing has charted since 1996.

A sweet compilation with fellow Brother of Rock Slash, as well as non-rock blacks ODB and Blackstreet:

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Re: The Brothers of Rock

Postby Colonel Angus » 24 Feb 2012, 16:03

Seen 'em at Lollapalooza 1993. Good times.
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Re: The Brothers of Rock

Postby Iron Mike Sharpe » 24 Feb 2012, 16:08

I've never seen them and they've been here at least three times in the last two years. Twice in a museum, and once in a small venue I've never been too.
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Re: The Brothers of Rock

Postby Clayton Bigsby » 25 Feb 2012, 18:49

Today we'll pay tribute to a number of brothers that rocks, albeit for a brief time. The soundtrack to the 1993 film Judgment Night to this day stands as not only one of the best collaborations of hip hop and rock acts in history, but as also one of the best soundtracks. Let's go over it track by track.

1. "Just Another Victim" by Helmet and House of Pain - Not a bad song, but we'll skip over it due to its lack of brothers.

2. "Fallin'" by Teenage Fanclub and De La Soul - In what is probably the album's best track, Posdnuos and Dave bring the flow over a mellow tune from Teenage Fan Club, that samples Tom Petty in the chorus.



3. "Me, Myself and My Microphone" by Living Colour and Run DMC - The only 100% brother cut on the album, Run DMC goes back to the formula that made them famous in White America in the first place: combining forces with rockers. The result is a pretty good tune. Run and DMC do most of the vocal work, with the guys from Living Colour doing some nice backup vocals in the refrain.



4. "Judgment Night" by Biohazard and Onyx - The two bands bring it hard in the title track. The brothers from Onyx spit hot lava the entire song. This song rocked so hard that the two bands had to go back to the studio and record another killer song, "Slam".



5. "Disorder" by Slayer and Ice-T - Ice-T was no stranger to rock, being the frontman of Body Count. Not the best song on the album...



6. "Another Body Murdered" by Faith No More and Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. - Powerful track. Faith No More provides a hauntin "Whooaa-ohhhohhhhhh" in the background before Ganxsta Ridd comes in and raps like a Samoan Chuck D.



7. "I Love You Mary Jane" by Sonic Youth and Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill raps about weed while Sonic Youth plays something strange and barely listenable. Weird. Somehow it still works.



8. "Freak Momma" by Mudhoney and Sir Mix-A-Lot - An all Seattle collaboration, Sir Mix-A-Lot doesn't care if baby's got back, he just wants to get freaky, and tells us about it over a standard grunge beat.



9. "Missing Link" by Dinosaur Jr and Del Tha Funkee Homosapien - Awesome awesome song. Could never understand why Del was never bigger. Maybe because his best work is done with rockers. In addition to this song, he also worked with Blur's Damon Albarn in Gorillaz.



10. "Come and Die" by Therapy? and Fatal - I've never heard of Therapy? or Fatal outside of this album. this song's not bad though.



11. "Real Thing" by Pearl Jam and Cypress Hill - Not sure why Cypress Hill is on this album twice. Maybe they couldn't get anymore rappers to work with white people. Anyways, the result is a pretty sweet tune.



Bonus: While not on the soundtrack, Tool and Rage Against The Machine recorded a song together intended for the album. However, neither side was pleased with how it turned out and it never got released. If you listen to it, you can probably see why. Of course, a demo leaked. Here it is.

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Re: The Brothers of Rock

Postby Clayton Bigsby » 26 Feb 2012, 14:56

Today's Brother plays the guitar so well that even noted racist PornoGil is a fan. Today we salute Tom Morello.

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Born in Harlem to a Kenyan diplomat and a white American school teacher, Morello was raised solely by his mother after his father abandoned the family while Morello was still an infant. Growing up, Morello developed an interest in both politics and music at an early age. His first band was a Zeppelin cover band, and in college he formed another band, this time incorporating politics into the lyrics. Adam Jones, a childhood friend of his and future member of Tool was a frequent bandmate of his.

After graduating from Harvard in 1986, Morello moved to California, working in jobs as diverse as working for a US Senator and exotic dancing. It was in the early 90's where he would finally be able to concentrate on music completely. After one of his other bands broke up, Morello recruited a local rapper named Zach de la Rocha to join his new band. When Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford came on board, the band was complete and Rage Against The Machine was born. After a year or so playing the LA club scene, they signed a record deal and released a self-titled album. The result was unlike anything ever heard before. I still remember the first time I heard the album. The opening track, "Bombtrack" blew my mind unlike any other music I'd heard before.



The mix of rap and hard rock together, combine with the band's politically charged lyrics gave the world a band unlike any other band ever seen before. De la Rocha's lyrics provided half the appeal, and Morello's amazing guitar playing provided the rest. Other standout tracks on the album included angry white boy anthem "Killing In The Name", "Bullet In The Head" and "Know Your Enemy".







The album went triple platinum and the band developed a reputation for their legendary live shows. Despite rumors of internal tensions and an upcoming breakup, the band followed up their debut album with two more albums, 1996's Evil Empire and 1999's The Battle of Los Angeles. The albums sold a ton and the band continued to develop their political views, protesting for and performing in support of causes like the Zapatistas, Mumi Abu Jamal, and against the power elite of are country.






After an album of cover songs called Renegades, the band broke up in 2000. De la Rocha had become frustrated and quit. The rest of the band stayed together and ended up joining forces with Chris Cornell to form Audioslave. They put out three uninspired albums that brought some success and a few nice singles, but nothing that compare to Rage.



Audioslave broke up in 2007 and Rage Against the Machien subsequently reunited for some live shows, but no new recordings.

Morello has also recorded solo under the name The Nightwatchman since 2003. He's released 4 albums of his political folk music under than name since 2007.





Morello has continued with his protest activities, his latest causes including the Collective Bargaining Rights of public employees in Wisconsin and the Occupy Movement.



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Re: The Brothers of Rock

Postby Jew Jitsu » 26 Feb 2012, 16:28

Lenny Cravitz did not bang Adriana Lima, she was a virgin when she married fellow Serb Marko Jaric
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Re: The Brothers of Rock

Postby Rodney Farva » 27 Feb 2012, 00:46

i'm sure you have a bedsheet with a big red stain to prove it
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Re: The Brothers of Rock

Postby MisterTambourineMan » 27 Feb 2012, 11:55

Clayton Bigsby wrote:Today's Brother plays the guitar so well that even noted racist PornoGil is a fan. Today we salute Tom Morello.

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Born in Harlem to a Kenyan diplomat and a white American school teacher, Morello was raised solely by his mother after his father abandoned the family while Morello was still an infant. Growing up, Morello developed an interest in both politics and music at an early age. His first band was a Zeppelin cover band, and in college he formed another band, this time incorporating politics into the lyrics. Adam Jones, a childhood friend of his and future member of Tool was a frequent bandmate of his.

After graduating from Harvard in 1986, Morello moved to California, working in jobs as diverse as working for a US Senator and exotic dancing. It was in the early 90's where he would finally be able to concentrate on music completely. After one of his other bands broke up, Morello recruited a local rapper named Zach de la Rocha to join his new band. When Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford came on board, the band was complete and Rage Against The Machine was born. After a year or so playing the LA club scene, they signed a record deal and released a self-titled album. The result was unlike anything ever heard before. I still remember the first time I heard the album. The opening track, "Bombtrack" blew my mind unlike any other music I'd heard before.



The mix of rap and hard rock together, combine with the band's politically charged lyrics gave the world a band unlike any other band ever seen before. De la Rocha's lyrics provided half the appeal, and Morello's amazing guitar playing provided the rest. Other standout tracks on the album included angry white boy anthem "Killing In The Name", "Bullet In The Head" and "Know Your Enemy".







The album went triple platinum and the band developed a reputation for their legendary live shows. Despite rumors of internal tensions and an upcoming breakup, the band followed up their debut album with two more albums, 1996's Evil Empire and 1999's The Battle of Los Angeles. The albums sold a ton and the band continued to develop their political views, protesting for and performing in support of causes like the Zapatistas, Mumi Abu Jamal, and against the power elite of are country.






After an album of cover songs called Renegades, the band broke up in 2000. De la Rocha had become frustrated and quit. The rest of the band stayed together and ended up joining forces with Chris Cornell to form Audioslave. They put out three uninspired albums that brought some success and a few nice singles, but nothing that compare to Rage.



Audioslave broke up in 2007 and Rage Against the Machien subsequently reunited for some live shows, but no new recordings.

Morello has also recorded solo under the name The Nightwatchman since 2003. He's released 4 albums of his political folk music under than name since 2007.





Morello has continued with his protest activities, his latest causes including the Collective Bargaining Rights of public employees in Wisconsin and the Occupy Movement.





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The result was unlike anything ever heard before. I still remember the first time I heard the album. The opening track, "Bombtrack" blew my mind unlike any other music I'd heard before.

The mix of rap and hard rock together, combine with the band's politically charged lyrics gave the world a band unlike any other band ever seen before.


So, was Rage the first of their kind, or had we seen or heard something like them....before?




Best band of the 90s?



Best band of the 90s.
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Re: The Brothers of Rock

Postby Clayton Bigsby » 27 Feb 2012, 12:02

Unlike anything I'd ever heard before! /me
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Re: The Brothers of Rock

Postby Clayton Bigsby » 27 Feb 2012, 16:37

If there was ever a group of brothers that gave DirtDawg an ear boner, it was Living Colour

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Formed in 1984 in NYC by Vernon Reid, the band's early sound wasn't just the hard rock they were later known for, it included some punk and Reid's jazz influences as well. After a few early lineup changes, a stable group of brothers was formed in 1986, featuring Corey Glover as lead singer. The band was playing local gigs at places like CBGB, and was touring extensively as well. Their debut album was 1988's Vivid, which went thrice platinum in the States and reached #6 on the charts on the strength of two killer tracks, "Cult of Personality" and "Glamour Boys", the latter of which was written about sotsg's own mister bacon.





The success of the album led to numerous TV appearances, including on SNL, and opening gigs for bands like Guns N Roses and the Rolling Stones, and a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance.

Their 1990 follow up, Time's Up, was also a success. It peaked at #13 on the charts and went Gold. A spot on the inaugural Lollapalooza tour and another Grammy Award for best Hard Rock Performance came from this album.



After that album, bass player Muzz Skillings left the band due to "creative differences". A 1993 album, Stain, charted at #26 but failed to sell as well as their previous efforts. The band then fought over the direction of the band, and decided to break up in 1995.

The band eventually reunited in the early 2000's, first for a few live shows, and then for a new album, 2003's Collideøscope. While it didn't chart, it did receive some good reviews, and brought us a cover of AC/DC's "Back In Black".



Another album, 2009's The Chair In The Doorway brought the band back onto the charts, peaking at #159.

Corey Glover is also the unofficial all-time leader in concerts performed whilst wearing a wet suit. Dude LOVED those things.

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