Archive for August, 2015

Nice Beetle Bailey cover

Posted: August 31, 2015 in Comics

Knasen_18_15

I like this cover. Knasen 18 2015 popped up in the mail today and I´ve to say that this comic book deserves to live on – this is classic stuff that makes you feel good. And if you´ve ever done a stint in the military, as most guys of my generation did here in Sweden, you can´t help but enjoy the silliness of it all. Been there, done that…

Yep, I´ve been asleep while on duty – I guess it´s safe to admit it now.

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DP_2015

This arrived today, the two Deep Purple live releases – Wacken 2013 and Tokyo 2014 (or to be more precise: “From The Setting Sun In Wacken…”, “…To The Rising Sun In Tokyo”) – and I just want to mention real quick here how good this stuff really is. I watched the Wacken show on DVD (comes with the CD set) tonight, and I can just say that Purple has never been captured live better than right here, and that goes for both sound and camera work. I´ll look into the Tokyo release tomorrow.

The two triple vinyl sets have excellent gatefold sleeves with plenty of good shots. Again, I´ve to say that Purple has really nailed it this time around. This is first rate all the way.

The band is in excellent shape – like a touring band ought to be.

Trinkelbonker day

Posted: August 31, 2015 in About this blog, Classic Rock, General

Trinkelbonkerday

I appreciate the Trinkelbonker crowd out there, I really do. And I thought that a small experiment would be kind of interesting. What would happen if some of you guys & gals decided to mention this blog on the same day through various media (Facebook etc)? A few words and a nod in this general direction, that sort of thing. Or maybe you could pick out a particular post from the past and link to that? I can see what´s going on in the stats so it would be very interesting to see what would happen if we had a go at this.

So come on folks, lets end August with a bang!

(Picture shows Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath and a view of my neck of the woods, my shots).

Manly men (2)

Posted: August 31, 2015 in Comics, Cool stuff

Texcolour3

There´s two Tex Willer books published in good old Norway today but I´ll stick to highlighting this one, the third Tex Willer book in full colour – 160 pages, and a brand new adventure to boot! This is as good as it gets.

Superb cover.

RC_stonerrock

Nice Deep Purple MK3 shot on the cover of Record Collector (issue 444) right now – but the attempt to bring bands like Purple, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin into a genre called Stoner Rock is just idiotic. If bands that were influenced by the older generation wants to connect to them, then lets use whatever term that was used back in the day – don´t drag the classic bands down into some current scene that they would never be comfortable with to begin with. The classic bands never liked the term Heavy Metal, so why should they appreciate being called Stoner Rock? In the 90s, the media loved to call the old school bands Jurassic Rock, I mean, give me a fucking break. Today, we´ve all settled on Classic Rock, in one way or another. It´s not perfect, but we can live with it.

In the old days it was Progressive Rock, Rock, Hard Rock, and that was about it. Twenty years from now somebody is going to have another go at this, I guess it´ll be Space Rock by then…

Or perhaps it will be Untouchable Rock? Just don´t go there, it´s all been done…

Commando 4839-4842

Posted: August 27, 2015 in Commando - New issues

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Commando 4839-4842 is out today in the UK. See categories for a good deal should you want to subscribe.

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Posted: August 26, 2015 in Cool stuff, Hobby

Italeri_american

Italeri is producing some of the best boxes of historic figures and American Infantry (American Independence War) in 1/72 is very good in my opinion. If I spot this set in 1/32 I´ll be all over it. But this will do.

Nice box art too, Italeri knows what they are doing.