06 March 2010

MM Vol 2 - 075 - Rob Zombie


MM Vol 2 #075

Rob Zombie

"Iron Head"

(2001)
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................Genre: Alt Metal...............
Move over Dr. Hook
A pure, modern day mastermind of a genius? [a 21st century twisted Jesus?] Or a fortunate entrepreneur? Personally, I choose option 1. The song "Dragula" from 1998, features in Number 36 Mellow Mix Vol 1. That song itself is nothing short of being a classic in my view .. and back in the day it was one of the last CDs [Hellbilly Deluxe] I ever purchased [as MP3 was going to be the norm from there in].
"Iron Head" however, does not have the same "happy go lucky catchy wheely feel" but it still belts out and having Ozzy Osbourne backing you up in the vocals cant be that bad can it? Hell no.
This reminds me, I must give "Hellbilly Deluxe 2" [2010] a listen to ..... just in-case there is another hidden wee gem like "Dragula" again. You never know, this man never fails to impress me. Right .... It's time to watch a horror film .... Oh look it's Michael Myers! Disney film ... NOT. [Insert evil laffter]
Marilyn Manson is a PUSSY!
Hard rock's brightest shock rocker avoids the sophomore slump on the fun and energetic The Sinister Urge. Zombie's trademark growl is still in fine form, roaring over the 11 tracks with his unique blend of acid-throated venom. But most interesting are the directions he tries to bring to his familiar sound, which he has been cultivating since the hardcore punk days of White Zombie. "Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)" is the most apparent example of this, a song that borders on pop with its groovy handclaps and acoustic guitars. But not to be worried, the chorus kicks back into classic Zombie, complete with sampled crowd chants and his trademark "yeah." "Going to California" has a similar vibe, albeit darker and with a Welcome to My Nightmare-era Alice Cooper showbiz quality to it. But when it comes time to rock out, Zombie is more than ready. "Dead Girl Superstar" is probably the best of the bunch, raging along at lightning speed and featuring an awesome guest appearance by Slayer guitarist Kerry King. "Iron Head" is also quite good, matching Zombie's bark with guest singer Ozzy Osbourne's trademark banshee wail over a swaggering beat and chugging riff. And finally there is "House of 1000 Corpses," the theme from the film Zombie directed that apparently offended Universal Studios so much that they refused to release it. The song is a nice departure for him, like a Leonard Cohen song filtered through Violator-era Depeche Mode. It is the slow burn of this last track that shows the most promise; after years of making good heavy metal, he finally expands the boundaries of his own sound. Few metal musicians kept their sound fresh for as long as Zombie, and this album is no exception. This may not win any new fans, but anyone who enjoyed his old material will probably find this to be a welcome addition to their collection. Listen for the bonus track, "Unholy Three," about a minute after the last track ends. ~ [Bradley Torreano, All Music Guide]
Iron Head [yeah so?]
Call me Chad Kroeger and i will kick you
"Iron Head" is a song on Rob Zombie's second solo album The Sinister Urge. It features heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne contributing his vocals on the chorus. The song was co-written by guitarist Riggs. The name comes from a combination of the song titles of Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" and White Zombie's "Electric Head". Ironhead may also refer to a Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle engine produced form 1956 until 1985. The song also appeared on the soundtrack of the 2002 action movie The Scorpion King. The song was covered by Skoink for The Electro-Industrial Tribute to Rob Zombie in 2002. ~ [Source: Wikipedia - where else?]
For m0re Rob Zombie see MM Vol 1 #036
For Alice Cooper see MM Vol 2 # 121
For Ozzy Osbourne visit Def 1000 Songs #516, #744, MM Vol 2 #138
For Black Sabbath visit Def 1000 Songs #826, #979
For Depeche Mode visit Def 1000 Songs #804

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