Music of the Week – Danzig – How The Gods Kill

To greet 2012, I offer to your listening pleasure one of the great classics by Danzig.
Enjoy the mix of Doors, Black Sabbath, Elvis-like crooning Heavy Metal and superhuman badassery of which this song is made of :)

Happy 2013 to all of you!

Music of the Week – Glenn Danzig – Who Killed Marilyn? / Spook City USA

This is the first solo release by Glenn Danzig, a two songs 7″ recorded in 1981. Glenn played all the instruments on it.
It’s quite interesting because it develops two of the main themes and obsession of his future solo career: the obsession for the morbid side of the USA pop culture, portrayed here in the paranoia regarding Marilyn Monroe’s death (You think it was an overdose / But could it have been the pact / Could it have been the Kennedys / Was it LAPD / It ain’t a mystery / Baby not to me) and the focus on the macabre details, and the B-movie aesthetic used to portray the dark and hidden in everyday light but drowned in denial side which lies behind the mask of the optimism and the (apparently) bright and solar values of the mainstream USA culture, a message brought by using repetitive and obsessive tones ( See-through spectres cruise the hallways /Spook City U.S.A./ Poltergeists in the middle of the roadway / Spook City U.S.A.) and a macabre sense of doom ( Here is where I’ll die for sure / I don’t want no substitute / Spook City U.S.A. / Spook City U.S.A).

Here is the full single, with both songs.

Music of the Week – Claps – Red Dress

Time for some minimal wave released in 2010. Enjoy!

Music of the Week – Grimm Jack – Hang ‘Em High

Time for some more hard rock!
Grimm Jack was (and is) one of the best indie hard rock / sleaze bands of the ’80s. They released a couple of tapes (Go for you guns, Partners in Crime and Jailhouse Tattoo) but never got the attention they deserved, despite great songwriting skills and incendiary energy.

The first singer of the band, which left the group after the first tape, later formed another great band, Mr Nasty.

After a long hiatus, Grimm Jack reformed and released a new album, with a lot of the tunes of the old days plus new material. You can visit the band’s site and buy the CD at

This tune is taken from their first tape and is sung by their second (and actual) singer. Enjoy!