Monday, February 18, 2013

VOLBEAT - Wacken 2012 - 16 Dollars



Ok... bear with me... I know I just posted a Volbeat video.  But see... Its a little infuriating when... the most american band in music... is a danish band.

Watch this video.  They bring out a stand up bass and dude just beats the crap out of it.  He rocks some classic old school 50's rock moves... and no one in the crowd has a clue.

Anyway...  I am working a couple serious posts.. but I am just not in the mood to finish them right now.  Instead... we rock.

16 comments:

Giraffe said...

ffs. That is addicting.

Nate said...

Ain't it! Americana from a bunch of danes for crying out loud.

Where is the american rock band that has the balls to say, "Elvis and John Cash rocked!"???

mjb said...

I had to watch it again. Addicting.

Susan said...

What is that old saying, a prophet is not respected in his own country? A lot of Europeans and Asians love American pop music oldies stuff.

As to your serious stuff, we are nothing if not patient. Take your time, it will be worth reading I am sure.

After all Nate, we still love reading your blog even if you did ignore us for most of a year.

Nate said...

bloggerblaster fans.... the most abused readers on the internet.

rycamor said...

That.freakin.rocked. Thanks, Nate.

And yes, Americana is hereby more loved in Europe than in the USA. My brother-in-law the Swede informs me there is a whole subculture of Swedish men whose main goal in life is to drive a huge old boat of an American car, listen to rockabilly, wear a big old belt buckle, and drink themselves under the table at every opportunity (but I repeat myself--they are Swedes).

Nate said...

I love the fact that the lead singer actually used the word "y'all"

Res Ipsa said...

"the most american band in music... is a danish band."

I thought the "VOL" part of VOLBEAT was a Tennessee thing, short for Tennessee Volunteers.

ajw308 said...

I hear a little Aerosmith influence in there, but what I'm hearing probably predates Aerosmith.

Good find Nate, thanks for sharing it.

jm said...

Sounds like they grew up listening to the right music.

And they actually sound really good live, which can't be said of most of today's "bands".

And I had the same thought as Res Ispa, Volbeat would have been the perfect name for a Tennessee rock band who wanted to step up and don the mantle.

Vidad said...

Bad to the bone. Love it. I'd never heard of them before.

I play electric bass... tried the stand up before and it's a totally different animal. I wasn't totally lost... but it would take some time to learn it well.

WaterBoy said...

Love Volbeat -- they're one of only a few metal bands making classic rock anymore. Though not in quite the same vein, A Warrior's Call also blew me away the first time I heard it.

They've actually gotten my daughter more interested in classic rock, now, too. When she heard their cover of Dusty Springfield's I Only Want To Be With You, I played her Bay City Roller's version of it, which led into exploring other 70's pop/rock music; she had always hated it before when I listened to it on long car trips.

Her boyfriend went to the concert Volbeat played here last year (or year before?). He ended up taking home a drumhead signed by all the band, lucky dog.

WaterBoy said...

rycamor: "My brother-in-law the Swede informs me there is a whole subculture of Swedish men whose main goal in life is to drive a huge old boat of an American car, listen to rockabilly, wear a big old belt buckle, and drink themselves under the table at every opportunity (but I repeat myself--they are Swedes)."

Yes, my wife's older (distant) cousin is also like that. He has a 50's era Caddy and absolutely loves Jack Daniels. When he came to visit us, he would drink practically a whole bottle a day...until we stopped buying it.

But it seems to only be the older generation (early Boomers) who like that particular culture. Her younger cousins weren't the same way, and I suspect it was growing up in the pre-Beetles/British Invasion era -- where American rock mostly dominated -- that drives such nostalgia.

rycamor said...

Anonymous jm said...

And they actually sound really good live, which can't be said of most of today's "bands".


I credit that to an audio engineer worthy of the title. The fact that you can actually hear the standup bass shows this guy isn't the usual stoner hack. I swear, most audio 'engineers' make me want to dump them right on their fat, smug faces.

Salt said...

Completing a transaction is the one thing that money does, that nothing else does.

Credit cards, for example, do eventually settle the transaction with DEBT in most instances being the salient point. The BUYER and SELLER are fulfilled, the Credit Card Co. on the hook for the loan.

Maybe instead of asking what is money we need ask, what is debt?

Anonymous said...

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