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Independence Day, July 4th, 2012 – Album Covers That Celebrates This American Holiday!

Posted in album covers, Hard Rock, holiday songs, holidays, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 4, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

JULY 4TH, 2012 – As that colorful album cover above states, I wish everyone in America a Rockin’ Independence Day! July 4th is a holiday in America that observes and celebrates our forefathers adopting The Declaration Of Independence. The Declaration Of Independence was approved by The Continental Congress, back on July 4th, 1776; which resulted in the thirteen American Colonies no longer being part of/under rule of The British Empire.

Okay, the American history lesson is over! Now kick back, scroll down and enjoy some fun album covers that celebrates July 4th, Independence Day! Please note: you may find a couple of album covers here that were never intended as an Independence Day celebration; nonetheless, it goes along with the theme quite well.

1 Hour Of Orchestral Fireworks

Andre Reger And The Paris Pop Orchestra

Doesn’t this album cover give off a 1970’s Progressive and/or Psychedelic Rock vibe?

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BONFIRE – FIRE WORKS 

This is the second studio album from the Hard Rockin’ band from Germany we all embrace as: BONFIRE. Fire Works  was released back in 1987 on BMG International. Fireworks are essential in their symbolism, during events and or activities that celebrates Independence Day.

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JULY 4TH PARTY MUSIC (DJ’s Choice)

I have absolutely no idea what type of party music is on this album, other than it’s celebrating July 4th.

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POLKA FIREWORKS – Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones

WHOA! Polka makes it to Metal Odyssey! Now… say “Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones” 5 times as fast as you can. Nice try. Hey… could there be such a genre as: Polka Metal? There might be… check out the video below to find out!

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LIVE FIREWORKS

As I mentioned before, the 4th of July wouldn’t be the same without live fireworks. If you have 0% access to live fireworks today; then I suggest you get yourself a copy of this Live Fireworks album. Whoa.

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CELEBRATE AMERICA – SONGS FOR THE 4TH OF JULY

This album cover is very patriotic. I dig that.

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ROXETTE – FIREWORKS (EMI)

Yes, more fireworks! Roxette released this Fireworks 7″ single back in 1994; taken from their 1994 and fifth studio album: Crash! Boom! Bang! 

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INDEPENDENCE DAY 

Original Soundtrack Recording – Music By David Arnold

I just watched this movie on Monday night! A sci-fi classic! Seriously, I’ve seen this movie more times than I can count. This Independence Day movie culminates with the world’s independence from those pissed-off and severely constipated space aliens. Independence Day won an Academy Award for visual effects too. Whoa.

Here is another cover for the Independence Day movie soundtrack.

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Thanks for sticking around for this entire list of Independence Day, July 4th album (themed) covers. Have a safe and happy Independence Day! Also… make certain you check the expiration dates on your hot dog and hamburger buns.

Metal Be Thy Name.

LONG LIVE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Life, Liberty, METAL and the pursuit of Happiness.

Long Live Polka Metal.

Stone.

METAL ODYSSEY’S MOTHER’S DAY SONGS & ALBUMS TO ROCK YOU! 2012 EDITION!

Posted in classic rock, country music, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, holiday songs, holidays, Music, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on May 9, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

MOTHER’S DAY 2012 – Yes, Mother’s Day is upon us. Mothers Rock. On May 13th, 2012, the U.S. will be celebrating Mothers Day. There are different dates for Mothers Day, depending on where you live in the world. I hope you all can give your mother a big hug and thank you on this special day. I’ll be blowing a kiss to the sky this Mother’s Day, to my mother up in heaven.

While compiling this groovy list of mother songs and albums; my research kinda went astray. It happens. You see, I’m not too sure if all of these choices on this list will actually… Rock. Some actually make me laugh just looking at the covers. Sorry, that’s just me, I do tend to have a sense of Metal humor. A couple of albums below came from Metal Odyssey visitor’s suggestions: Queen and Every Mother’s Nightmare.

Hopefully this list of mother songs and albums will provide a definitive starting point for your Mother Album Collection. If not, maybe you can share a laugh or two with me. If you find this list boring, by all means you can go watch an ABBA concert DVD instead and get psyched-out by some live Dancing Queen. Metal be thy name.

Queen – A Day At The Races

Yes, this Queen album Rocks! Tie Your Mother Down is the opening track too. This album comes highly recommended by Stone.

Mum’s The Word – 60 Fabulous Songs Your Mother Should Know

Um, this is a “2 CD set” as well. What if your mother doesn’t know these songs? Then what?

 Mother’s Finest –  The Very Best Of – Not Yer Mother’s Funk

Mother’s Finest for all intents and Metal purposes… ROCKS.

Within Temptation – Mother Earth

Within Temptation ROCKS. ‘Nuff said.

Mother Mother – Oh My

Uh… I have absolutely, positively no idea. It’s an album though.

Every Mother’s Nightmare – (self titled)

This band and their 1990 debut album… ROCKS.

Country Songs For Mother’s Day

I doubt there are any Rockin’ kick-ass songs on this one. Then again, you just never know.

Mama’s Hand – Bluegrass And Mountain Songs About Mother

Whoa! I don’t know which is funnier! The title of “Mama’s Hand” or the picture on this album cover! My interpretation of this album’s picture: Mama blew a nasty cheese fart and her daughter is not amused.

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Mother’s Milk

ATTENTION: Red Hot Chili Peppers… ROCK! This album is highly recommended by Stone.

Robert Gass & On Wings Of Song – Ancient Mother

I am leaning towards this being a picture of an ancient fertility statue? I think? I have no idea what the music sounds like on this album. Maybe chanting? I did research some: Robert Gass is a classically trained musician and he directs the vocal group On Wings Of Song.

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Well, that concludes the 2012 edition of Metal Odyssey’s Mother’s Day Songs & Albums To ROCK YOU! Thank you for visiting and sticking around to the end. Happy Mother’s Day to all you cool mothers out there.

Back in 2010, I compiled the first installment of Metal Odyssey’s Mother’s Day Songs. It is a Metal Must if you’ve missed it. Check it out if you like, by clicking the large link below! Whoa!

METAL ODYSSEY’S MOTHER’S DAY SONGS TO ROCK YOU!

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LONG LIVE MOTHERS.

The word “groovy” was used in this post.

Stone.

DORO – Releases Official Metal X-Mas Anthem Feat. Onkel Tom Angelripper! Plus DORO Wintertour 2011 Dates!

Posted in christmas, christmas rock songs, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, holiday songs, holidays, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Legendary Metal Queen DORO just announced the release of the official X-Mas anthem for all Metalheads!

“I had the feeling, the time was right to record a song for X-Mas.“, says Doro. “I am at recording my new album right now, which should be out by next summer. While doing this, I suddenly came up with a fitting melody and lyrics.“

The song’s called “Merry Metal X-Mas”, performed by DORO and showcases a guest appearance by SODOM’s very own Onkel Tom Angelripper.

“I definitely wanted something loud and funny”, she explains.

“Merry Metal X-Mas” will be released December 9, 2011 and will be available as digital download and limited 7” vinyl single (Christmas tree green).

Also don’t miss DORO live:

DORO Wintertour 2011

08.12.2011 GER – Saarbrücken @ Garage

09.12.2011 GER – Aschaffenburg @ Colos-Saal

10.12.2011 GER – München @ Backstage Werk

11.12.2011 GER – Hannover @ Capitol

13.12.2011 GER – Fulda @ Kreuz

14.12.2011 GER – Nürnberg @ Hirsch

16.12.2011 GER – Osnabrück @ Rosenhof

17.12.2011 GER – Herxheim @ Festhalle

18.12.2011 GER – Hamburg @ Docks

(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

* For more info on DORO, click on the link below:

DORO – myspace music

LONG LIVE DORO, THE METAL QUEEN.

LONG LIVE ONKEL TOM ANGELRIPPER & SODOM.

Stone.

Chuck Berry “Run Rudolph Run” – 1958 Christmas Classic Revisited

Posted in holiday songs, holidays, metal odyssey, Music, rock & roll, rock 'n' roll, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

CHUCK BERRY – As I was dining today, with the family, at our local Cracker Barrel Country Store and Restaurant, I overheard an all-time favorite Christmas song of mine – Run Rudolph Run, recorded by the ultra legendary Chuck Berry. It’s always a cool thing when a restaurant plays background music that isn’t lame and puts you to tears. While I feasted on some of the best fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes that Stone could ever ask for, Run Rudolph Run just put me in a fine holiday mood.

Kudos to this Cracker Barrel franchise that has a location in the cozy town of Fogelsville, Pennsylvania. Usually the “other” big name franchise restaurants serve you cold food or pricey dinners that taste like they came straight from the microwave. This isn’t the case with Cracker Barrel, just good and tasty food from a menu where you can identify what your ordering.

Well, back to Chuck Berry and Run Rudolph Run. Upon my Metal research, I’ve discovered that this classic song was written by Johnny Marks and Marvin Brodie and published by St. Nicholas Music (ASCAP). Chuck Berry made Run Rudolph Run famous, and his vocals to this day can never be copied, nor can anyone seem to come even light years close, in my Metal opinion. Chuck Berry is one of a kind.

Run Rudolph Run was released on Chess 1714 (Records) back in 1958. Run Rudolph Run was the “B” side to Merry Christmas Baby, another Chuck Berry classic. Take a look below to see what the 45rpm looks like:

Apparently, Run Rudolph Run peaked at #69 on The Billboard Hot 100, back in 1958. Gee Metal whiz, I would have thought it charted higher than that! Nonetheless, this terrific Chuck Berry song will forever be a favorite of mine… all year long too.

* I did locate which Chuck Berry CD you can find Run Rudolph Run on, it is on Chuck Berry – Rock’n Roll Rarities. (See image at top of post). There are 20 Chuck Berry Rock ‘N’ Roll Classics on this CD, with Run Rudolph Run being track #15. Of course, you don’t have to buy the entire Chuck Berry CD to own this song, Run Rudolph Run is sold as an individual mp3 on most “popular” music store websites.

* I’m certain there are scores of other Chuck Berry “Best Of” and other Rock ‘N’ Roll compilation CD’s out there that have Run Rudolph Run included as a song. I used this particular Chuck Berry CD as a specific example… plus it really is a solid compilation of his songs, some not so well known too.

* Chuck Berry was inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1986.

* For more info on Chuck Berry, click here: Chuck Berry – Official Website

LONG LIVE CHUCK BERRY AND HIS ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.

CHUCK BERRY… A TRUE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PIONEER.

Stone.

BILLY SQUIER – “Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You” Video Is Worth Revisiting Again!

Posted in 1980's hard rock vocalists, 1980's rock vocalists, 1980's hard rock guitarists, christmas rock songs, classic hard rock, classic rock, classic rock christmas songs, classic rock christmas videos, classic rock music, classic rock songs, hard rock vocalists, holiday songs, rock & roll, rock and roll, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music christmas songs, rock vocalists with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

Ahhh… those good ol’ ’80’s. Billy Squier has always been a staple in my Hard Rock Music collection, since I can remember. This song and video does bring back some good time Holiday memories for me. Seeing some of those MTV VJ’s of yesteryear is a real hoot too. Enjoy this Christmas song and video! Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a very Metal New Year to all!

TWISTED SISTER – “A TWISTED CHRISTMAS” IS A HEAVY METAL HOLIDAY MUST LISTEN!

Posted in 1980's heavy metal bands, 1980's heavy metal music, Album Review, christmas, christmas albums, christmas rock albums, christmas rock songs, christmas songs, cool album covers, essential heavy metal albums, heavy metal album covers, heavy metal album review, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, heavy metal christmas albums, heavy metal christmas songs, heavy metal music, heavy metal vocalists, holiday songs, holidays, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, old school heavy metal bands, rock music, rock vocalists with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

This is by far, my favorite Christmas album ever. Twisted Sister A Twisted Christmas is not just a standard, run of the mill Heavy Metal Christmas album. These are 10 Christmas songs that are truly played with spirited enthusiasm and high energy by Twisted Sister. Dee Snider really sings his heart out, honestly giving a tremendous effort especially on O Come All Ye Faithful and I’ll Be Home For Christmas. Dee Snider sings every verse, of each song, in eloquent fashion, accentuating the lyrics when the song dictates. (Hey, I’m not saying that Dee Snider is Frank Sinatra here, just that he really sings great on this album). The music is what you would come to expect, in Twisted Sister/Heavy Metal fashion. Lita Ford appears on vocals alongside Dee Snider on I’ll Be Home For Christmas, this song is played and sung so well that it is an instant natural high for me. My twin daughters, (they are ten years old), told me the other day, that this Twisted Sister album really gets them in the Christmas spirit too… and that is without my prodding or asking them their opinion on it. To have a Christmas tradition with my daughters, that involves Twisted Sister, well, quite frankly it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.

Twisted Sister puts their original sound and Heavy Metal flavor to these songs, yet they do this with the upmost class. These classic Christmas songs are treated here with respect by Twisted Sister and in my Metal opinion, have made a Heavy Metal Christmas classic. I can honestly say that this album puts me in the Christmas spirit, it has now become an annual listen starting at the beginning of November! You absolutely, positively, cannot serve yourself wrong by purchasing or giving a listen to A Twisted Christmas. You most certainly will be missing out on a good time, Heavy Metal, Twisted Christmas celebration – if you don’t check this album out.

A quick Metal Odyssey note: Dee Snider is a true American Heavy Metal Hero.

A second quick Metal Odyssey note: A Twisted Christmas was released on October 17, 2006.

Oops, one more quick Metal Odyssey note: Merry Heavy Metal Christmas to the PMRC!

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