Monday, October 25, 2010

Randy

I like to assume that the creature on the front is named Randy. Randy looks a bit like a mutated Orson Welles, loves human flesh and held down a day job as the ill-conceived mascot of a Danish Heavy Metal band that shared his name. Sadly, Randy (the band) managed to only squeeze out this one great single and a demo before issuing Randy (the monster) a pink slip in 1987. This single contains two absolutely infectious, hook laden, melodic metal gems, "Shadows Are Falling," and the even better b-side "The Beast," which may or may not be about their bro, Randy (the monster.) This is another one of those headscratcher records that poses the question "Why weren't these guys picked up by a label?" These two songs are amazingly great and professionally recorded and executed. Was it because they were Danish? Was it their unfortunate mustaches? Really, only Randy knows. What I do know is that I could listen to these two songs all fucking day.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Everything about this makes me happy. And not just because I've been up all night drinking bourbon. This is just plain cool. Thanks!

abw said...

In lack of better words:

:D

Frank said...

That cover!

That band name!

Those moustaches!

Frank said...

The music is great as well.

Hec_The_Wreck said...

Man I was blown away by this,killer find.I see they also had a demo in 87 would love to hear that these two songs got me wanting more.

Cheers!

steve57 said...

Spot-fuckin'-on. Killer 'shit'.

Thanks Aesop

Anonymous said...

Amazing.

Cliff Evans said...

Shame on you for teasing us with the promise of unfortunate mustaches and not following through.

Aesop said...

I followed through. Check the folder.

Anonymous said...

This fucking rules.

stonerphonic said...

it's a message from god... it's a message from god... it's a message from god... it's a message from god... it's a message from god... it's a message from god... it's a message from god... it's a message from god... it's a message from god...

east kansas banger said...

this rocks mightily! I had that look in the 80's. Jean jacket, long feathery hair, crazy thin pussy tickler. These guys are awesome. I want to party with these dudes. Get real drunk and high and then go cruising.

Lemongrass said...

It's hard for me not to picture Randy from Trailer Park Boys when I hear this. Man. The damn Danes.

As an interesting aside, this band's drummer AND their former drummer were BOTH former members of Danish wunderband Blueshot.

This is just special really.

Chet the Medicine said...

this is the stuff of life.

José Carlos Santos said...

This is fuckign awesome. We should track these people down and get them together again if they're all still alive.

Vill said...

Randy reunion tour!

I just had a transcendent moment today with "The Clairvoyant" by Iron Maiden and now this.

Thank you!

BK said...

The sound ain't that great, but check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckv_wrk0gkg
A danish band covering one of the songs.