Monday, February 21, 2011

Forte 17, featuring Dead Horse's album 'Peaceful Death and Pretty Flowers'

You remember these guys, right? I hope so. I've played them countless times on Obscuro, and periodically during my tenure as Forte's host as well. Now you get to hear the whole goddamn album.

Dead Horse was formed in the late 80's by Michael Haaga and his friends in Houston, TX. Maybe it's just the Texas connection, but to me these guys sound like if the Butthole Surfers started a thrash metal band. Weird interludes, bizarre humor, musical left-turns, and lots more stuff that doesn't really fit into the 'thrash' genre. They only cut two full lengths (two EP's also) and it was really hard to pick which one to play. The first one, 'Horsecore' is a little more thrash (and a little funnier) but it also has a lot more cursing, so it was just easier to play 'Peaceful Death.' Aside from the Horse, I played lots of 'classic' metal cuts to suit the early-90's mood of the album.

If you remember, I posted this album as a download a while back. There's also some info in that post about what lead man Michael Haaga is up to these days.

Anyhow, here's the podcast,

...and the playlist:

Sleep - Dragonaut
Cianide - Funeral
Witchrist - Shrine of Skulls
Fear Factory - Lifeblind
Atheist - Brains
Atheist - I Deny
Mercyful Fate - Curse of the Pharaohs
Ankrismah - Crawling Mist

Dead Horse - 'Peaceful Death and Pretty Flowers'
Cod Piece Face
La La Song
Like Asrielle
The Latent Stage
Peaceful Death
The Lark Nest
Medulla Oblongata
Rock Lobster

Saint Vitus - Look Behind You
Atrox - Lizard Dance
Neurosis - Blisters
Eyehategod - Sister Fucker, Pt. 1
Carcass - Crepitating Bowel Erosion
Mayhem - Buried by Time and Dust
Voivod - Helldriver
Brujeria - Sacrificio
Brujeria - Matando Gueros
Brujeria - Grenudos Locos
Moss - Gate III: Devils from the Outer Dark, Pt. III: Exitus Templum
Drakar - Tunelem Zpatky
Crowbar - Self-Inflicted
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Johnny Kick a Hole in the Sky
Cathedral - A Funeral Request
Shrapnel - Hellgrinder
Exemption - Blood Heaven

I'm thinking I might put a little more effort into this week's show...the past few have been kind of haphazardly-produced. Sorry 'bout that. Jerry's busy...Obscuro megashow still coming soon.

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