|Posted by Anna H. on April 14, 2017 at 2:35 PM|
How's it going my gumdrops! Since Easter is in 2 more days, I thought I would do Song Saturday 1 day early. Tomorrow will be an early Cartoon Sunday.
It appears that I will be knee-deep in tribute blogs, this month. What is it about the month of April, that ALWAYS has a body count? I have been noticing this a lot more recently.
In case you have not heard, J. Geils from J. Geils Band died on Tuesday. Within 24 hours, it was announced on Wednesday, that Eddie Murphy's older brother, Charlie died from leukemia. As always, this is all very shocking and sad.
Today is the 7th anniversary of Peter Steele's death from Type O Negative. I CANNOT believe how much time has passed! It feels like Peter Steele has only been dead for a few years, when he has actually been dead for almost a decade.
When I hosted my radio show at WIPZ 15 years ago, I normally aired Type O Negative. Sometimes I would close my show with their song "Love You To Death," which can be found on the band's October Rust album and the Bride Of Chucky Soundtrack.
Years before Peter's demise, I always wanted to do a personal interview with him on my radio show. Too bad that it never came to fruition. Then again, I wonder how my interview with Peter would've went, if I DID have the opportunity to interview him.
Peter Steele had a dark, perverted, and a sarcastic sense of humor. Those are always fun qualities to possess.
I would've loved to have interviewed the man simply because he was sarcastically humorous. Many people today fail at being sarcastically humorous. They miss the mark mostly because what they consider "sarcastic humor" is disguising their low blows as jokes, making themselves look like condescending and socially divisive assholes, a nice portion of the time.
For example, let's take Type O Negative's song, "Black No. 1" off their Bloody Kisses album. When you listen to "Black No. 1," you have to keep a sense of humor in mind because it's a satirical song about the Goth sub-culture and us Goth chicks. If people find this song to be offensive, they OBVIOUSLY lack a sense of humor.
"Black No. 1" is ALWAYS perfect for Halloween. That is why I published a Halloween themed Song Saturday blog 2 years ago, which featured the song. It feels as if other Type O Negative fans I encounter hardly acknowledge Bloody Kisses, unless it is for the song "Black No. 1." I have loved that song, since 1994.
Type O Negative's October Rust album always got the most recognition and praise. It still does, 2 decades later. It was a great album. I believe October Rust is praised the most because it was a Type O Negative album, which had more ballads on it than the previous albums.
Whenever I listen to October Rust, it always sounds like there is a sense of mourning with haunting chants. All the while, some songs like "Green Man," for example sound very poetic. Looking back, I ask myself why I did NOT air "Green Man" on my show.
I regularly played dark, angry, and angsty music, when I was not playing Industrial-Electronica. My show consisted of Dark Trance, Acid House, Industrial-Electro, and mostly Metal, which often included Goth and Industrial Metal.
All those, who love poetry should listen to Type O Negative's song, "Green Man" from October Rust. Listen to the song and you will hear poetry at its finest. The same can also be said about their song "Wolf Moon," which is on the same album.
Here are links to previous Song Saturday blogs featuring Type O Negative:
Anyway, here is Type O Negative's "Green Man" and "Wolf Moon" for an early Song Saturday.
1) Type O Negative "Green Man" October Rust (1996)
2) Type O Negative "Wolf Moon" October Rust (1996)
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