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Time - Godsmack - Live & Inspired (CD, Album)

Peaking at No. It has since been certified four-times platinum by the RIAA and gone on to sell five million copies worldwide, making Dirt the band's highest selling album to date. The music video for "Would? The songs on the album focused on depression, pain, anger, anti-social behavior, relationships, drug addiction primarily heroinwar, death, and other emotionally charged topics.

Most of the music from the album was written by guitarist Jerry Cantrellbut for the first time vocalist Layne Staley wrote two songs by himself: "Hate to Feel" and "Angry Chair", both also feature Staley on guitar. Rolling Stone listed the album at No. It was voted " Kerrang! Critic's Choice Album of the Year".

Guitar World named Dirt as the best guitar album of Loudwire named it as one of the best Metal albums of the s, and Rolling Stone ranked it at No. The recording of Dirt began in the spring of Producer Dave Jerdenwho had previously worked with the band on their debut, Faceliftwanted to work with them again.

He admired vocalist Layne Staley 's lyrics and voice, and lead guitarist Jerry Cantrell 's guitar riffs. The track " Would? Dirt was recorded during the Los Angeles riots that erupted following the acquittal of four LAPD officers caught on camera beating unarmed black motorist Rodney King. The band was watching TV when the verdict for the incident was announced. Cantrell also got stuck in traffic and saw people pulling each other Album) of their cars and beating them. They took Slayer vocalist Tom Araya with them and went to the Joshua Tree desert for four or five days until things calmed down, then moved back into the studio and started recording the album.

When recording the album, Staley had previously checked out of rehab and quickly went back to using heroin. And what's my job as a producer? To produce a record. I'm not getting paid to be Layne's friend. Staley was not the only one who went through heavy drug use; drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Starr were also struggling with alcohol addiction.

Dave Jerden got the album's famous guitar tone by blending three different amps - a Bogner Fish preamp for the low end, a Bogner Ecstacy for the mid frequencies, and a Rockman Headphone amp for the high frequencies. With songs written primarily on the road, the material is darker than Facelift.

There's a lot of intense feelings. All of the poison that builds up during the day we cleanse when we play". Three tracks "Sickman", "Junkhead" and "God Smack" specifically reference heroin use and its effects.

Staley revealed that the album is semi-conceptual and that there are two basic themes in it. The first theme is about "dealing with kind of a personal anguish and turmoil, which turns into drugs to ease that pain, and being confident that that was the answer in a way.

Then later on the songs start to slip down closer and closer to hell, and then he figures out that drugs were not, and are not, the way to ease that pain. Basically, it's the whole story of the last three years of my life. Staley later expressed regret about the lyrical content of some songs on Dirtexplaining, "I wrote about drugs, and I didn't think I was being unsafe or careless by writing about them I didn't want my fans to think that heroin was cool.

But then I've had fans come up to me and give me the thumbs up, telling me they're high. That's exactly what I didn't want to happen. There was always an optimism, even in the darkest shit we wrote. I still think we have all of that intact, but maybe the percentage has shifted. Cantrell told RIP magazine in that not all of the lyrics have drug references:.

I think "Sickman" is not that bad. I thought most of the hassle would come from "Junkhead" and "Godsmack". Those songs are put Album) sequence on the second side those five songs from "Junkhead" to "Angry Chair" for a reason: Because it tells a story. It starts out with a really young naive attitude with "Junkhead", like drugs are great, sex is great, rock'n' roll, yeah!

Then, as it progresses, there's a little bit of growing up and a little bit of a realization of what it's about, and that ain't what it's about. I've been using this phrase a lot, but it makes a lot of sense: It's really easy to die; it's really hard to live.

It takes a lot of guts to live. It doesn't take a lot of guts to die. Those five and "Sickman" are the only ones talking about that type of mentality [drugs]. The rest of the stuff is not like that at all. There's a lot of stuff on it.

A good portion of it is a story, and it's meant to be that way. It's kind of overwhelming and unpleasant at times, unsettling maybe, but that's why all those songs are together. Even if it's disturbing, it's not something anybody else needs to worry about or the way somebody else needs to live their life. In the liner notes of 's Music Bank box set collection, Cantrell cited "Junkhead" and "God Smack" as "the most openly honest" songs about drug use.

Cantrell said he wrote " Them Bones Album) about "mortality, that one of these days we'll end up a pile of bones. It's a little sarcastic, but it's pretty much about dealing with your mortality and life.

Everybody's going to die someday. Instead of being afraid of it, that's the way it is: so enjoy the time you've got. Live as much as you can, have as much fun as possible. Face your fear and live. I had family members die at a fairly early age; so I've always had kind of a phobia about it. Death freaks me out. I think it freaks a lot of people out. It's the end of life, depending on your views. It's a pretty scary thing. Use what you have left, and use it well. Cantrell was inspired to write "Dam That River" after a fight he had with Sean Kinney, in which Kinney broke a coffee table over his head.

Discussing the title track "Dirt", Cantrell stated that "the words Layne put to it were so heavy, I've never given him something and not thought it was gonna be the most bad-assed thing I was going to hear. The second "Iron Gland" was developed out of a guitar riff that Cantrell would play that annoyed the other band members, so he created the song adding in a reference to Black Sabbath 's " Iron Man " and promised to never Time - Godsmack - Live & Inspired (CD the guitar riff again, [10] although the track is played as intro music in concert.

It's to my long-time love. It's the reality of my life, the path I've chosen and in a weird way it kind of foretold where we are right now. It's hard for us to both understand The album's final track, " Would? The album's cover art features a woman half buried in a cracked desert landscape.

The cover was photographed by Rocky Schenckwho also created the image along with the album's art director, Mary Maurer. The cover shoot took place at Schenck's Hollywood studio on June 14,with the supervision of drummer Sean Kinney. That guy used to play guitar from his 13 years of age, because of that horrible disease he became unable to play his guitar for da rest of his life, but u know what happened, next dude? This is what we call a true metalhead, which is only possible by da spirits of their music!!

Mostly known as the thunder of the God among the Rock fans because of losing his arm in a car accident and what causes infections but still playing with the band since !! Th at unique drummer plays with 4 electronic pedals what replacing his left arm, 3 power strokes on his bass drum along with snare and high hat, and after all these that legendary drummer ranked as 7 th as the greatest drummer of all time!! Do you need more proof of their passionate stubbornness?!

Another Drummer like Andrew Tkaczyk, the Metalhead drummer of the band Ghost insider is still continuing his drumming career after losing his right leg in a bus accident since !! This is how you can set an example of what Rick Allen does already!! By using a special device now his double Bass pedals are Rocking again like some fuckin hell!!

And you know that made these guys so fucking special?! Because when you share, you got more!! Such as the Psychedelic band like A Perfect Circle banned smartphones on their gig, because the majority of their fans grew up listening to them when there was no shitty smartphone era!!

So, if the Metalheads were able to drag attractions on that period of time, they do believe it is still possible in modern gigs at all!! The decision was announced loudly on the spot, what proves that in this the world of fucking shows off as a music fan, people who care will respect.

The beginning is always the hardest one, saving yourself from the bitching and whining for the society is not an easy task to do and not everyone can handle it until the end!!

There are lots of examples are out there who even left his own house for the sake of his passion for our music!! Recent research says that every time when a musician picks his favorite instrument to play maybe he looks calm and steady but there is a party going on inside his head!!

As a metal artist, lack of money and jamming facilities for the bands, people of their own society love to tag them as an antisocial:. Violent, even religion blame on them and sometimes. These become even the threats to their life as well!! People love to judge no matter who they are!! The weak copyright laws are killing them like hell which is creating more screwed up situations for them.

Like I said about the financial crisis or lack of proper support is still being the biggest obstacle for any musician. Since his childhood. But that was almost a day dream of a country like Bangladesh!! Not only that he just made his dream into reality by grabbing that guitar like two other musicians like Samir Hafiz, and the great Kamal Guitar man!!

Funny thing is, every one of them is from the legendary band Warfaze!! Oni also assured us for more amazing music with his Carvin guitar for the next 10 upcoming rocking years!! An interesting modern Researcher has found about in which is Musical Paralysis!!

These Researchers believe that after at the age of 30 Music lovers, fans audience whatever u call them gets stuck in a Dire strait like they got stiff on their favorite Genre which they choose to listen before their age of 30!! Which simply means after that age they became unable to change their music taste!! This is the time they are going to ignore any newer musical genre to entertain themselves!!

Not only that, Metal music reduces your stress level!! To lead a healthy lifestyle of that particular genre is a much more effective option!! People express their depressions, anger and improve your positive self-regulatory purpose, which only inspired you and motivates you and change your mood as well.

And modern research says that attending the musical event like Metal concerts can increase your lifespan almost 9 freaking years!! In our society, these Metalheads got a very powerful impact on our society. It is still influencing our daily lifestyle, passion, attitude, and even in our language as well because of their maturity and popularity as well even it has social racial impacts!!

FUCK Authority……. When their popularity arises like a star, that dark side of the media ruined them like hell. Even the wife of John Lennon, Yoko Ono still considered as one of the major reasons for the breakup of the legendary Beatles still after 45 years!!

So, beware of what you are doing and keep your feet in the field flying high will not working out always. Kill them all!! Rockstars should maintain a distance from the media and commercial world to save their own souls at first and become more popular day by day!! Not everyone is worth your precious time exactly!! You nailed it!! They took their life because they were able to live to the fullest at this is which only can be possible for being a metal musician!!

There is no fixed age for taking their lives at just only 27, Which is called the Club 27!! Several musicians took their life later on just like Chester Bennington This is what we call standard…. Jason Newsted, ex Bassist of the mighty Metallica choose to play acoustic guitar after retiring from the Metallica from his career of 30 years to be in the metal band by achieving highest musical awards like:. Gold, Platinum, and Grammy as well. Get it losers?!

Name of it is Corna which came from Roman or Italian culture as well. Whatever it is the use of it in the metal band music indicates that the evil spirit and the Evil eye. Ronnie James Dio and. Black Sabbath applied it the field of extreme musical bands and which is still popular and fans are using it as well but are have some overuse or misuse. Because of using the image of a Real as their album cover that mighty Heavy Metal band got accused themselves on it!!

But these bastards came back after two days when police arrested them for putting them into jail for the next 20 damns years!! Sometimes the lyrics consist of the essence of some inspirational anti-social perspectives and social perspective as well.

They raise their voice against frustration towards. The dark sides of the society, revenge, the dark side of the human psychology, loneliness, heartache, political instabilities, dictatorship, love, hate, nature, violence, love, imaginative world, happiness, achievements. The negativity of human life, literary terms, and incidents from of the society a sometimes they deal with it from their own experiences. There is a popular term in the field of the Metal band music industry which indicates an imaginary God or God of Rock.

That is not indicating atheism or Satanism or something else. It is the spiritual expression of the fans and nothing more than that. This award goes to the artist regarding their genre, album, And track as well. That is the most valuable award of any recording industry and presented every year according to their standard point of view, voting of the members professional and technical achievements, creativity etc. US Billboardthat honorable chart is meant for a top chart of most fabulous musical album every year in the US by the weekly publications of the Billboard magazine and at the end of the year with a year-end chart.

Based on the selling of the album, considering based on the performance of the artists. That award show of UK means a lot to the musicians organized by the NME music magazine since on yearly basis, with full of humor and harmony!! This is the show where bands like The Beatles, Rolling Stones performed!! The statue of that award is the copy of their earlier logo of the MTV!!

Which signifies you can also achieve the moon as well!! Mainly covers the film and Media mostly pop cultures and TV dramas. As a full package of entertainments. But still expanding its contents like political, Banking and Financial issues, even musical culture and advertising as well.

Well, you will find several signature beers of your favorite bands as a brand ambassador of these Beers they are involved through the licensing process by targeting their fans!! Haha yeah!! They are already reputed enough for fighting against all the sexism of that industry no matter is it on the crowd against the drunken fuckers or is it on the stage for being a female artist and being invited for the great NME show as well!! Another all-girl Judas priest featuring band is Judas priestess, is not only representing only that pioneer Thrash Metal band but also as the all African American Thrash Metal girl band!!

You go girls…. And in some perspective. The Key vocalist of the mighty Metallica, James Hetfield still believes that suing a company like Napster was the right decision to make!! The future of metal band industry is just brilliant!! From the very first stage of the Classic RockAlternative Rock to the GrungeNot the technology is developing day by day and we are getting more promising meatheads around the globe such as several Sub-genres like Thrash MetalBlack MetalChristian Black Metal.

Because of genres like US-based genres like nu-metal emo and metalcore as well!! Which is becoming a threat to the British Metal industry. Day by day, because of this attention seeking exotic genres like fuckin so-called baby Metal!! We have zero tolerance for plagiarism; thus we guarantee that every paper is written from scratch. Album) My writer precisely followed all my instructions, so I got exactly what I needed. Thank you for your awesome work! Ordering an essay from EssayErudite.

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