Thursday, September 30, 2010

Rocktober is Back!

Last October, much to your joy, chagrin, or indifference, I honored the greatest month of the year by discussing a different hard rock album every day of the month – well, at every weekday I was in town and was able to listen to music at work and blog about it that evening. There were 22 in total, and each rocked. I will try to do the same thing this October. So, in the coming weeks, check back every day for an album that rocks. It is, after all, Rocktober, and October without rock is like tic without tock, balls without cock, a nerd without a jock, a third-grade art student without a smock, a priest without a frock, a sock without another sock, Ness without Loch, a marine vessel without a dock, Eastern without Bloc, a knock who's there without a knock, an of shit without a crock, a mai without bock, an enspiel without glock. It just doesn't make sense. Again, I will lean towards hard rock, but genres will vary (and every Friday, you better believe it will be a hair band album). Some albums will be well-known, and some will be less well-known. But no matter what, everything will, in fact, rock, perhaps even like a hurricane. Klaus! I know what you're saying: "GMYH, you have more than 22 hard rock albums?" To that I say, "Egad! I should slap you in the mouth for such ignorance. Not you, mom. Chill." I think I'm officially losing it. Happy Rocktober, fair readers.

Albums featured last year:
Rocktober Album #1: Kings of Leon – Youth & Young Manhood (2003)
Rocktober Album #2: Van Halen – Women and Children First (1980)
Rocktober Album #3: Anvil – Metal on Metal (1982)
Rocktober Album #4: Metallica – Death Magnetic (2008)
Rocktober Album #5: Thin Lizzy – Black Rose: A Rock Legend (1979)
Rocktober Album #6: The Stooges – Raw Power (1973)
Rocktober Album #7: Skid Row – Skid Row (1989)
Rocktober Album #8: Andrew W.K. – I Get Wet (2001)
Rocktober Album #9: Riot – Rock City (1977)
Rocktober Album #10: Foo Fighters – The Colour and The Shape (1997)
Rocktober Album #11: Man Raze – Surreal (2008)
Rocktober Album #12: Def Leppard – High 'n' Dry (1981)
Rocktober Album #13: KISS – Ace Frehley (1978)
Rocktober Album #14: The Replacements – Let It Be (1984)
Rocktober Album #15: The Black Keys – Rubber Factory (2004)
Rocktober Album #16: Motörhead – Ace of Spades (1980)
Rocktober Album #17: Guns N' Roses – G N' R Lies (1988)
Rocktober Album #18: Black Sabbath – Paranoid (1970)
Rocktober Album #19: Iron Maiden – Killers (1981)
Rocktober Album #20: Danzig – Thrall: Demonsweatlive (1993)
Rocktober Album #21: Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols (1977) Rocktober Album #22: Mötley Crüe – Shout at the Devil (1983)

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