Good afternoon, good night and good riddance 2017: You’re drunk! Get the fuck out.
This year’s edition of #ManyPeopleHungover falls during prime moshing hours Sunday, New Year’s Eve at 7PM USCST on KAOS radio Austin and is your last chance to dance – on the grave that was the shitshow of 2017.
Instead of some cheeky use of song titles or lyric pull quotes to string together songs common to the topic, I’ve decided to just give you am ample does of dancing songs to keep your toes tapping through the night. If you wanted to get your drink on you could always pull up the stream of last year’s episode that really rode the cliche of being all about the hangover.
And, on that note, a band that needs no other introduction than an except of their lyrics to get the show started off:
“Please allow me to adjust my pants
So that I may dance the good time dance
And put the onlookers and innocent bystanders into a trance”
From there, you’ll take a steel tipped boot to the face with the epic “Shark Ethic” by Most Precious Blood. It’s the kind of song that gets my blood pumping and adrenaline flowing and perfectly introduces the rest of the hardcore the set is comprised of as we go off further into the archives to unite you in the pit with Vision of Disorder, Martyr AD, Norma Jean, Blood Has Been Shed and Hatebreed before returning you to the chaos of 2017 with new All For Nothing.
are your teeth still in place? if they weren’t kicked out in the pit, and assuming you’re still conscious maybe you noticed some kind of underlying theme that pervades much of hardcore about getting back up off the ground and surviving.
But don’t get too caught up because we’re going to shift gears a bit with new Nightrage before bringing you back to the good old days of melodeth infused mayhem with Soilwork, Shadows Fall, the Black Dahlia Murder and Carcass to be immediately followed up with a second sadistic helping of groove laden metallic onslaught comprised of Sepultura, Machine Head, Living Sacrifice, Lamb of God before bringing you back around to 2017 with new Arch Enemy.
Head not spinning on it’s spine? Have you at least finally adjusted your pants to do the good time dance yet? Seriously, 2017 must have some grip. Maybe you need to shake off your mortal coil some other way. Let’s try some new Kreator followed up with an ample dosage of classic cataclysmic cranial crushers from Testament, Slayer, Metallica and Pantera before closing the show off with a fist pumping classic that, again, only needs a lyrical snippet as it’s introduction:
“I look and see it’s not only me
So many others have stood where I stand
We are the young, so raise your hands”
And, on that note, bye 2017. You won’t be missed. Neither, will you be forgotten. For better or worse, you’re another year gone by. As we officially get 2018 underway, do your part for a better tomorrow, research Resist.org and other like minded organizations that will push-pit us forward as a society…
Clutch “Mob Goes Wild” Blast Tyrant
Most Precious Blood “Shark Ethic” Merciless
Vision of Disorder “Element” VOD
Martyr AD “Broken Mouth” the Human Condition
Norma Jean “Vertabraille” Oh God, the Aftermath
Blood Has Been Shed “Benediction” Novella of Uriel
Hatebreed “Perseverance” Perseverance
All for Nothing “Yet to Come” Minds Awake Hearts Alive (2017)
Nightrage “Catharsis” the Venemous (2017)
Soilwork “Bastard Chain” A Predator’s Portrait
Shadows Fall “Crushing Belial” Of One Blood
the Black Dahlia Murder “a Dead Refrain” What a Horrible Night
Carcass “Cadavar Pouch Conveyor System” Surgical Steel
Sepultura “Chaos AD” CAD
Machine Head “Davidian” Burn My Eyes
Living Sacrifice “Imminent War” Conceived in Fire
Lamb of God “Ruin” As the Palaces Burn
Arch Enemy “First Day in Hell” Will to Power (2017)
Kreator “Army of Storms” Gods of War (2017)
Testament “Shades of War” Low
Slayer “War Ensemble” Seasons in the Abyss
Metallica “Seek & Destroy” Kill ’em All
Pantera “Domination” Cowboys from Hell (cue :02)
Skid Row “Youth Gone Wild”