It's dull because it's full of bullshit stories (some of which are patently not true) only told to make Al the greatest bestest drug taker ever. An awful lot of them have something "nearly" happen and there's a preponderance of casual racism, homophobia and rape culture that is sometimes glorified but at a minimum glossed over and excused with another anecdote where he has a token gay or black friend (invariably who he never mentions again).
― the bowels are not what they seem (aldo), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 20:41 (three years ago) Permalink
i kind of almost enjoyed it even though i was fully aware it was BS. his treatise on economics at the end was complete and utter nonsense though; he patently thinks he's a lot smarter than he actually is or maybe he has genuinely fried his brain. i read chris connelly's book immediately after which is way better.
― stirmonster, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 21:10 (three years ago) Permalink
Yeah, I read Chris Connelly's first but it seemed so skewed to making out Al was a complete dick that I thought I'd read this for balance. Instead it reinforces some of the conclusions you make from the other book.
― the bowels are not what they seem (aldo), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 21:29 (three years ago) Permalink
― don't ask me why i posted this (electricsound), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 21:40 (three years ago) Permalink
So this week, Ministry (via Cleopatra Records) posted a previously unreleased live album on Bandcamp. It's called Live Necronomicon, and it's about 85 minutes long - there's a double vinyl edition that may already be sold out, and then a digital version. No CDs. Anyway, according to this piece on Slicing Up Eyeballs, it's basically the raw tapes from In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up, with a few Jello Biafra spoken-word bits and a version of Revolting Cocks' "Stainless Steel Providers" excised. Note that In Case... had a lot of studio overdubs, which are absent here, making the music much more overtly metallic and placing the vocals a lot higher in the mix. The set list includes their covers of Public Image Ltd.'s "Public Image" and Skinny Puppy's "Smothered Hope," and versions of Pailhead's "No Bunny" and "Man Should Surrender" and Lard's "The Power of Lard" and "Hellfudge." It's really good, and worth your nine bucks.
― grawlix (unperson), Friday, 7 July 2017 01:55 (seven months ago) Permalink
Chris Connelly lives by me. I see him all the time with his family, in full suburban dad mode.
― Josh in Chicago, Friday, 7 July 2017 02:03 (seven months ago) Permalink
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― The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Friday, 7 July 2017 13:03 (seven months ago) Permalink