Ugggh…I’m sorry my friend but today is not a happy day, after last night’s elections I’m not particularly happy however I’m not surprised. However this is not a political commentary blog (yet? no…I’m not ready to start loosing friends and alienating people) so
HAPPY WEDNESDAY! <–I’m trying guys
Welcome to my first music related post. Well, technically it’s my second my first being MC Chris is Legit which I mostly did because MC was on tour and I really like that guy and it totally wasn’t a shameless trending-social-media-style cry for attention. However this is my first post in a new series I’m posting on Wednesdays about bands I like listening to mostly when reading/writing, but not exclusively those bands. Depending on reactions, I might include pod-cast reviews(1) or consider doing a separate series for that, someday maybe(2).
This being my first post, I wanted to showcase one of my favourite bands to not only give you a taste of what the things put in my ears but also I didn’t have time to investigate the Vitamin String Quartet, sorry Hannah, the wonderful writer at 2b or not 2b writing tips, but this will be next week’s feature. I promise.
The band in question is a Canadian band called The Creepshow. Since forming in 2005 this psychobilly has put out 4 albums, a Halloween single, all under 3 different lead singers.
I was first introduced to this band by one of my chefs, when I used to work in a culinary kitchen which is exactly as scary as it sounds and not at all as exciting as people generally tend to think (3), a monster of a man at 6’5″ (195.6cm) and covered head to toe(4) in tattoos and a very large number of piercings. Strangely enough, his self description of looking like a “Tatted up George Clooney” was surprisingly accurate and somehow coming from him it wasn’t overly arrogant. A very interesting man to say the least. I think he went on to pursue a band full time, but I’ve lost touch with him. I hope I can convince him to let me do a profile of his band for the blog. Regardless one late night, he was playing his ipod on shuffle and this song, Sleep Tight, which was a love ballad style song with a dark twist. What most attracted me was Sarah Blackwood’s voice. Women singer voices tend to fit better in my ear than mens’, though that is not to say I don’t like men singers it’s just my preference. I could go on and on about how they’ve evolved as a band and how each of the 3 lead singers have left their stylistic mark on the band’s music but I’ll let that be up to you to discover and discuss in the comments. The following is a list of their albums and my favourite songs from each album. Continue reading