Band to Watch: Brooklyn’s Beast Patrol, Yeah!

Beast Patrol

Beast Patrol

It’s not every day that you stumble across a world-class rock band playing in a park and using bicycle pedals to power their amplifiers. This unusual way to get loud has proven to be the right path as Beast Patrol emerged from the street and onto the stages of packed East Coast clubs. The alt-rockers have a clear nod to the past while using their influences to craft a vibe that draws from clever bass lines and luscious vocals. Pick up their new album Fierce and Grateful and look out for them on tour and at major US festivals.

Beast Patrol is a rock band; a rebellious outfit who embody the true essence of getting loud. They prove that Rock and Roll is more than just a genre of music. It’s unconventional. It’s leather and studs in a world gone soft. It’s an attitude on life. It’s about getting loud and never doing anything in life quietly.

It all started with lighting water on fire. The year was 2011, Brooklyn. VBley moved in with Manthony. A few months later they played a revolutionary show powered by bicycles or Natural Ass in Union Square and met Captain Granata. On a wild party bus to AC, they lost their minds and let their souls wander. Be it the fountain or sweetest taboo, the three fell hard & thus began melting face thru the fall. With the banging power Jan 3, 2012, VBley released her solo, self made/self titled EP which the band has been promoting. Now it’s Summer 2012, Beast Patrol is playing shows, writing as a band and most importantly, loving it.

Neil Young Revisits 1970 With Live At The Cellar Door

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On November 26, Neil Young will release Live At The Cellar Door, the latest album in his ongoing Archive Series, via Reprise Record. The album collects highlights from Young’s six-night stand at The Cellar Door club in Washington D.C. between November 30th and December 2nd 1970, which followed the August release of his most celebrated solo album, After The Gold Rush. Like Live At Massey Hall ’71, the new disc features Young performing solo, performing on both acoustic guitar and piano.

Highlights include a bootleg-worthy piano version of “Cinnamon Girl,” and intimate renditions of Buffalo Springfield songs like “Expecting To Fly” and “I Am A Child.” The album also contains songs like the then unreleased “Old Man” and the rarity “Bad Fog Of Loneliness,” previously heard on Live At Massey Hall ’71 and Archives Vol. 1.

Fans will have three options for buying their copy of Live At The Cellar Door — digitally, on CD, and on 180-gram vinyl.

Live At The Cellar Door

Side One:

Tell Me Why
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
After The Gold Rush
Expecting To Fly
Bad Fog Of Loneliness
Old Man
Birds

Side Two:

Don’t Let It Bring You Down
See The Sky About To Rain
Cinnamon Girl
I Am A Child
Down By The River
Flying On The Ground Is Wrong

Courtney Love’s autobiography due out in December

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If you read Morrissey’s Autobiography and lived to see another day, then here’s your next assignment: On December 15th, Courtney Love: My Story will hit stores through Macmillan. According to a description on Amazon, the 400-page memoir will chronicle her early life as a stripper, her drug use, her relationships with Edward Norton, Trent Reznor, Billy Corgan, and Kurt Cobain, and all the other things that have made her one of music’s biggest villains.

In the coming months Love also intends to release a new solo album, tentatively entitled Died Blonde, and plans to release a double A-sided single to coincide with publication of the autobiography.

Courtney Love: My Story stretches 400 pages.

You could have saved 399 pages: Courtney Love: Whore with lyrics (all fits in 1 page)

Courtney Love Teenage Whore Lyrics
When I was a teenage whore
My mother asked me she said, “baby what for?
I give you plenty, why do you want more?
Baby, why are you a teenage whore? ”
I said I feel so alone and i
I wish I could die
Seen the things you put me through and
I wish I could die
When I was a teenage whore
The rain came down like it never did before
I pay good money not to be ignored
Why am I a teenage whore
I’ve seen your repulsion and it looks real good on you
Tonight and why?
What you put me through
Of my house…
Get out of my house
Get out of my house
Get out of my house
When I was a teenage whore
My mother asked me she said, “baby what for?
I give you plenty why do you want more?
Baby, why are you a teenage whore? ”
I’ve seen your repulsion
And it looks real good on you
I don’t want to live what you have
You have put me through
I wanted that shirt and I wanted those pants
I never had a way