Author Archives: WarpRider
It’s been a little while since the last batch of music samples has been posted for your listening pleasure. Now that I have had a nice break in career activities I found time to sift through a bunch of emails. Below is an assortment of things that might interest you. My goal, as it is most of the time, is to bring you bands that cross a broad spectrum of genres for your sampling enjoyment. As always we give thanks to those that reach out to us. Thank you for thinking of us. Enjoy this edition of What’s Cookin’ in the Inbox.
Band: Vie Jester
From: Los Angeles, CA
Social Media: facebook
When I first got wind of a tie-in novel, Bioshock: Rapture, for the awesome videogame Bioshock (2007) I was eager to get my hands on it. Author John Shirley, who is well-known in the sci-fi world, delivers the prequel to the crazy-ass, head-scratching, and often funny videogame. I just didn’t know it came out back in 2012. Oh well, it’s never too late to read something you never knew existed. Personally, I am glad this wasn’t just a novel version of the game itself though I would have read it anyway. But, to see his interpretation of how the underwater city of Rapture got to be so fucked up…made sense and it helped me better understand the game and want to play it again. If you are a gamer then you are probably well aware there are so many questions often left unanswered in the gaming world.
The story begins at the conception of Rapture…in the mind of Andrew Ryan who rose from poverty with the utopian idea of an underwater city where people were “free” to do as they wish without government restrictions or sanctions. Ryan feared the firebombs of World War II were surely to explode over the rest of the world in just a matter of time. His solution was to gather the best of the best and hide away in an underwater paradise as the world destroys itself. Yeah, how could anything possibly go wrong? Read the rest of this entry
Release Date: N/A
Length: 37 Minutes
Genre: Psychedelic Boogie
Studio Albums: N/A
Location: N/A Read the rest of this entry
Length: 51 Minutes
Studio Albums: A lot
Location: Brazil (at the time) Read the rest of this entry
Once again, Steel Panther is back with the follow-up to their very successful Balls Out release from 2011. What’s really not to love about this good-time 80s styled hard rock? All You Can Eat is another round of highly offensive fun, but then again it depends on what exactly offends you. I mean, I can’t say that Steel Panther is lying or exaggerating in their lyrics. Seems to me like all these events and situations are certainly plausible or even possibly factual. They are just very blunt and literal about how they perceive the world. And, just when you think they will never top a song like Weenie Ride, they come up with She’s On The Rag…to include the alternate (acoustic) version of that bloody song with different lyrics. There is a good time to be had here.