October is here and the Halloween season upon us signaling the shift into cool weather and future evenings by the open flame. How many birthdays can we squeeze in to an episode? Which heavy metal drummer became a dad over the weekend? Is it ok to accept a 12″ Love Gun from a friend? What show host had a dog destroy their home today? Tune in tonight to receive the answers to these important questions! All this and more is in store for you on Monuments in Ruin!
Roll back the clock with us tonight as we revisit the rising tide that would eventually devour main stream radio. The late 80s and early 90s were a hot bed of creativity and ground breaking song craft. The long standing impact of some of these albums and artists are still being felt today. Many of these artists unknowingly changed the landscape of music forever and carved a place in many hearts. It’s difficult to accept that we are listening as proudly 25+ years later as the day they were released upon the world. Take a trip down memory lane on Episode 47 of Monuments in Ruin!
Tonight we test our strength with power metal, process some progressive and punk rock, hang out with some hard-core jams, revisit some ragtime tunes, try to balance out our inner being through musical tones and psych and submit to Sabbath Worship once again. We are also giving away a free record among those who were attentive enough to catch up with how to enter! All this happens on Episode 46 of Monuments in Ruin!
To celebrate our 45th episode, we speed things up this week with a 45 rpm special edition of Monuments in Ruin! It doesn’t matter if you refer to the 7 inch single as a rock ‘n’ roll standard, juke box memory, an underground passport, the friendliest way to share publicity and distribution or simply consider it to be punk rock royalty, there is no doubt that this format has and still does play a huge part in the world of music. Break out those spiders, automatic metal adapters or SX2’s because we are turning the air waves back over to one of the music worlds most loved, classic and physical representations, the 45 rpm 7 inch single!
Tonight we focus on the tones and aesthetics of what many call Sabbath Worship. It’s not surprising why so many of the records in our heavy music library lean toward the pioneering efforts of Black Sabbath. The plan for this episode is to lightly scratch the surface of this phenomenon with a small number of current artists basking in the vintage riffs, techniques and legacy of a sounds delivered to the world in mass scale over 45 years ago. We are gonna play a few Black Sabbath tunes, as well.
This week we talk about traveling, heat exhaustion, an extreme music festival and tap into some songwriters in musical parallels. While some artists use one project as a total catharsis, others require a pallet a bit more broad in scope. This week’s episode showcases a few artists that require more than one project to purge their musical expression.
Which records do you turn to in your darkest moments? Which albums bring a smile to your face? Music can carry emotions that are not easily described or forgotten. They can connect us to memories, give us hope and even holds the ability to enlighten our lives. Join your host tonight as he cranks up the volume with some of the albums that shaped, comforted and gave strength to so many people from the moment they arrived on the scene.
Join your host as we jump in the time machine this week to revisit the years 1978-’79 during another edition of Monuments in Ruin’s Chronology Series! Catch the sound of some new wave icons, discuss a historic moment that may have single handedly saved heavy metal songwriting, debate band reunions, tap in to some virtuoso guitar work and hang out with some of the coolest gangs in music. All of this and more is at the touch of a button!