How Bruce Thomas Came Up With That Glorious Bass Riff

As Thomas tells The Peverett Phile blargh …

The riff wasn’t totally spontaneous, it was sort of contrived [from riffs] I’d been listening to at the time. It’s kind of weird. If you listen to “The Price of Love” by the Everly Brothers, you’ll get the rhythmic pattern.

And if you listen to “You Gotta Lose” by Richard Hell & The Voidoids, you put those notes to the riff you get “Pump It Up.” It’s a hybrid riff.

Then I was left with a half a bar so I added “You Really Got Me,” which was one of the best songs ever written. So, that was it.

I love this shit. Everybody rips off somebody – some are just more creative about it than others.

Quote Of The Day

“I want to set forth my Mathematical Theory of Line  Dance Complexity versus Intelligence, which states: ‘The complexity of a given line dance is inversely proportional to the average IQ of the people doing it.'”

From Dave Barry’s Book of Bad Songs

MAD’s “Punk Rock Group” Of The Year

I’ve posted this here and there before. Deal with it.

Classic Album Sunday On Thursday

Check it out, you bastards.

BMG’s Art of The Album series presents a unique insight into the making of a seminal album. Recorded on the 8th June 2016, Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible of The Damned sat down with Colleen Murphy from Classic Album Sundays to discuss the stories, recording and impact of one punk’s very first album release.

Holy Shit, This Game Looks Good

I returned to console gaming last year after acquiring my son’s never-used PS4. I’m pretty picky about what I play, but I quickly realized that anything Naughty Dog releases will be top notch. I bought The Last of Us Remastered at Target on a whim and I couldn’t put it down. After that, it was The Last of Us: Left Behind, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and then Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.

Rumor has is that The Last of Us Part II is coming sometime next year.

Can’t. Wait.

Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No

On June 12, 1970, Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 136 years of baseball history, only 276 no-hitters have been recorded. Dock is the only pitcher to ever claim he accomplished his while high on LSD.