Review of the Fall Out Boy Album Save Rock & Roll

Save Rock and RollSave Rock & Roll album was a high profiled, long awaited album of Fall Out Boy rock band. Reason – They released this album after a long hiatus of 4 years. The band has always been famous for different reasons and album after 4 years really created a huge hype. Here is a review of the album Save Rock & Roll by Fall Out Boy.

Since Fall Out Boy band was releasing their art piece after a long duration of 4 years, plenty of expectations were there but unfortunately ‘Save Rock & Roll’ was neither able to save ‘Rock & Roll’ nor band itself. The over expected album ended up providing under results.

First and foremost, the music of the album does not justify name ‘Save Rock & Roll’ itself. The music has not much to do with Rock & Roll. Another big fall out for Fall Out Boy is unoriginality in this album.

Fall Out Boy

Accompanying total of 11 tracks, some actually made me feel wretched while some were extremely awesome. So a mixed liking-disliking flavor for me. The biggest fall out in ‘Save Rock & Roll’ album is a forfeit of true genre twisting with preposterous lyrics and cliché cheesy melodies in favor of some hooking tweens.

To sum up at the end, this album is merely 40 minutes of superfluously & emotionally unstable outmoded piece of pop punk. Better could have been delivered. Though a bit disappointment for me still crazy hardcore Fall Out Boy fans are loving it surprisingly.

Marilyn Manson: The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

It is the Marilyn Manson’s autobiography. Marilyn Manson who is a rock band’s leader released this autobiography on 14 February 1998. This book includes Marilyn Manson’s early life along with the phase when he rose to fame and many other details including drugs and his relationships. The sale of around 150,000 copies of this controversial icon’s autobiography made it to national bestsellers list quite easily.

The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

Review of the Long Hard Road Out of Hell:

The popularity of the Marilyn Manson was huge and his autobiography also gained similar level of popularity & love from his fans worldwide. Many considered it as the best book in rock music genre and if you browse you will find this book on most of the internet book selling websites and book houses.

The best part of this book is it engages the interest of the reader not only when Manson became the star but right from where he started explaining his early years. This book brings forward a really interesting portrait of a dysfunctional youth growing up to become America’s most hated rock n roll star. This book is indeed interesting and fun.

This book might also change your viewpoints about the hated star who indulges himself in some of the weirdest things. This book presents as astounding combination of stardom and its effects on the person.

If you are huge fan of Marilyn Manson’s music, you must read the book and you will start loving Manson even more.

 

Lead Guitarist from Slayer – Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49

Jeff Hanneman , the guitarist of heavy metal band “Slayer” , died on 2nd may ,2013. The band stated that he died of alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver and clearing Hanneman’s death related speculation that a rare flesh-eating infection, necrotizing fasciitis, that he believed he had contracted in 2011 due to a spider’s bite was the cause of his death. No one was aware of his liver condition until the last moment of his life excluding Hanneman and his close ones.

Jeff Hanneman

Hanneman was also the co- founder of The Slayer. He founded the band with the guitarist Kerry King. Kerry King said in our initial days lived in my father’s garage cum rehearsal space and we used to rehearse most of the time.

With Hanneman as the guitarist, Slayer was known as one of the “big four” thrash metal groups during 1980s, along with Anthrax, Metallica and Megadeth. Hanneman had written numerous great songs for the band but Raining Blood and Angel of Death from the 1986 album Reign in Blood were considered one of his greatest compositions.

Grief was expressed by fellow musicians with their tweets on twitter. Slash, guitarist in Guns’ n’ Roses, said, “Tragic and shocking news about Hanneman. He will be missed by many people. he also stated it to be a sad day for metal. While Andrew WK tweeted,”Jeff Hanneman will always be the metal god. Being a true master, he gave excitement and excitement to millions, and will always continue to”.

Grebo – What that Is?

Grebo was a subculture of United Kingdom that came in for a short period of time. It was active in late 1980’s to early 1990’s. English midlands were the areas where it was mainly based.

In the north of England , Madchester group used to mix many different musical elements to develop Alternative Dances and in the same way the Grebo Bands used to mix different musical genres to develop a new form. Bands that indulged in this mixing practice used to blend Garage rock, alternative type of hip hop, rock, electronic and pop . This new kind of musical genre found support of the Gothic rock’s Post-punk roots. Bands like Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, The Wonder Stuff, Pop Will Eat Itself and Carter USM (a London based band) and The Hunters Club, Crazyhead, Scum Pups, The Bomb Party also supported this genre. Some out of many popular songs of Grebo were “Grebo Guru” and “Oh Grebo I Think I Love You”.

Grebo Fashion

A Grebo fashion also came out in this period that was pretty famous too. Eccentric hats, army surplus clothing, scarfs, dreadlocks, leather bike jeans and jackets, high ponytail and moderately shaved heads, baggy clothing, lumberjack shirts, boots were some elements of the Grebo fashion.

Grebo was a moderate success in that short period and it influenced large number of later bands. Right after the end of Grebo era , Britpop, Grunge, Other Anglo-American bands era started. These were not inspired by Grebo but contained a few elements of it.

Drums – an Inseparable Part of Rock

Drums were used by military and Jazz music as a musical instrument initially. But soon the smaller drums evolved and took the form of a whole drum kit with time. Slowly and gradually drums became part of rock in 1960’s but were not very popular in the beginning.

Drums

The popularity of drums started picking up when the Beatles’s Ringo star on American television played Ludwig kit and when “Wipe out” was released of Surfaris in the early 1960s. After 1960s drums got bigger and their use & popularity increased in 1970s. In 1980s cymbals and large number of drums were used. Four piece basic drum standard was used by many drummers at the end of 21st century in indie music and popular music. As soon as the drums became eternal part of rock music, there were many people who started to modernize drums with electronic aid. In 21st century , electronics, found objects and auxiliary percussion instruments became Drum kit’s part and most drummers started using them. Then all sort of new electronics came into play and became very popular.

Some of the many greatest drummers who gave us many amazing performances are Neil Peart (Rush), Carl Palmer (ELP), Keith Moon (The Who),John Bonham(Led Zeppelin).
Elvis Presley’s “Don’t Be Cruel” (1956), The Rolling Stones “Paint It, Black” (1966), Fats Domino’s “I’m Walkin” (1957), The Who’s “A Quick One, While He’s Away” (1966) are few of many great rock songs which have shown us how drums became and are still an an inseparable part of Rock world.