|Posted by Anna H. on November 8, 2014 at 1:40 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? Today is Part 2 of my Wayne Static/Static-X Tribute. In case you didn't read my last entry, I learned on Monday, that Wayne Static from the Industrial Metal/"Evil Disco" band, Static-X died in his sleep on November 1st.
As I reiterate, he literally died 3 days, before his 49th birthday. I was 16 years old, when the band debuted.
When I originally heard Static-X's "Bled For Days," I assumed it was a new White Zombie song, 16 years ago. A DJ at LAZER 103 also mentioned on the air, that Static-X sounded somewhat similar to White Zombie.
When he played "Bled For Days," I quickly heard the similarities between Static-X and White Zombie. Wayne Static and Rob Zombie's vocals sounded similar to each others except Wayne's vocals were deeper.
Static-X debuted the same year, that Rob Zombie became a soloist and White Zombie had already disbanded.
In 1998, Static-X's "Bled For Days" was featured on the Bride of Chucky Soundtrack. The band's debut album, Wisconsin Death Trip followed shortly after in 1999 and went platinum in 2001. Within a decade, the band was featured on plethora of soundtracks and compilations.
Over the years, I noticed that Static-X was normally featured on Horror soundtracks. This especially applies to most Vampire soundtracks.
Considering the popularity of Rap Metal a.k.a. "Nu Metal," throughout the late 1990's and early 2000's, the band was very successful. Static-X was 1 of the heavier bands, that was in heavy rotation on radio stations and music television.
Wayne Static collaborated with Metal bands and rappers such as Fear Factory's Burton C. Bell, Dead Prez, The X-Ecutioners, Mephisto Odyssey, KoRn's Jonathan Davis, Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Godhead, Skinny Puppy, Soil, and Run DMC to only name a few.
It has been years, since I played Static-X's Wisconsin Death Trip, their other albums, and their other songs, which were featured on soundtracks and compilations. They were 1 of the main Industrial Metal bands I played on my radio show at 101.7 WIPZ, during 2002-2003 (Yes, I know. Me and my nostalgia).
I meant to post a Static-X block earlier this year, but I was sidetracked. Well, better late than never. Today is a lengthy Static-X block.
This block contains songs from every Static-X album and a few songs from different soundtracks and collaborative compilations.
1) Static-X "Bled For Days" Bride of Chucky Soundtrack (1998 ); Wisconsin Death Trip (1999)
2) Static-X Featuring Fear Factory's Burton C. Bell "Burning Inside" [Ministry Cover] The Crow: Salvation Soundtrack (2000); Beneath... Between... Beyond Compilation (2004)
3) Dead Prez Featuring Static-X "Hip Hop" Loud Rocks Compilation (2000)
4) Wayne Static "Not Meant For Me" Queen Of The Damned Soundtrack (2002)
5) Static-X "So" Shadow Zone (2003)
6) Static-X "Destroyer" Cannibal (2007)
7) Static-X "Lunatic" Cult of Static (2009)
Categories: Song Saturday