Today sure feels like a thrash metal kind of day, so here's a nice one from the '80s heyday of the genre. It's Testament with "Trial By Fire", from their 1988 release The New Order. Now I always considered Testament a notch below the premiere thrash bands of the day (Anthrax, Metallica, Megadeth, etc.) but I've always liked this song. Trial By Fire - Testament
The nice thing about reading a book prior to seeing a subsequent cinematic adaption is that you can go in fresh, with no notions or expectations. So when I picked up a copy of Robin Moore's The French Connection, published in 1969 and later adapted into a hit movie starring Gene Hackman, I only had a vague idea of what to expect. Actually, that's not entirely true. I had a vague idea that it would be an action-packed story with lots of chases and maybe shootouts. Also, I was pretty sure it took place in France. Turns out I was wrong on a few counts. For one - and I trust I'm not spoiling this for anyone - the book actually takes place in New York City. It details the investigation of and subsequent arrests of a group of shady characters involved in the heroin trade. The thing i
Sorry for the infrequency of posts these days - you see, I now have a baby in a gray flannel diaper to tend to now. So today's song (the title at least) should be relevant for all the new parents out there. From his 1981 album Cured, it's Genesis alum Steve Hackett with "Overnight Sleeper".