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The Clash: Last Gang in Town
From an issue of Metal Hurlant. This strip was never printed in it’s American counterpart, Heavy Metal.
I’ve posted this before but Virginia asked me to do it again because this song came up on a test of hers today for her history of music class. I knew immediately that it was a Má vlast (My Country or My Homeland) by Czech composer Bedřich Smetana; I nailed it! It’s one of my favorite musical suites.
The thing about this song is though, is that every time I listen I can’t help but sing Turisas along to it.
Just listen to the song. A minute and fifteen seconds in you won’t be able to help but belt out A Portage to the Unknown. I doubt the tunes similarities is just a coincidence, especially when you consider that a lot of metal musicians are classically trained; and even more so when you consider who Olli’s dad is.
Just a thought.
Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to release heavy-metal album that will ‘express his opinion’
Ai’s 81 days in secretive detention in 2011 triggered his foray into music, he says. ‘When I was arrested, they (his guards) would often ask me to sing songs, but because I wasn’t familiar with music, I was embarrassed.’
Metal Hurlant, 1982, Issue #6
Page One translation
“Your ten credits, and fifteen more…”
“Sorry, I’m out”
Page Two translation
“Listen up ! A plane !”
“Bah ! It will pass over.”
“No ! It’s coming this way!”
“Well, will you cover my bet, or not?”
“We’ve been seen!”
Page Three translation
“Don’t stand over there !”
”….too late ! Do not talk, boy ….”
“Damn …. for once I had a good hand!”
Ugh, but Varg gets incapacitated too quickly (SEE WHAT I DID THERE.)
I will always stick to my go-to guy:
Here’s my go at it… King Diamond, my number one jam!
Music writer Laina Dawes is a die-hard Judas Priest fan. She’s all about the band’s loud and fast guitars, the piercing vocals — and she loves to see the group perform live.
Now, a fact that shouldn’t matter: Dawes is a black woman. This, she says, can make things uncomfortable on the metal scene. She says she’s been verbally harassed and told she’s not welcome.
Got to listen to this on the way to work this morning; I want to buy this book!
The Ultimate Negotiation
Written and Illustrated by Enki Bilal
First appeared in the January 1979 issue of Heavy Metal magazine.