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Music. It can express love, hate, devotion, philosophy, religion, toughness, and a billion other things. Sullivan, by Caroline Spine, expresses the story of a poor Mrs. Sullivan, southerner, who lost all five of her sons in WWII fighting in the South Pacific ocean with the American naval forces. Novicaine expresses the band's love for novicaine as an illicit drug. Detachable Penis tells a fictional story of the band leader's being drunk at a party and misplacing his (detachable) penis and then searching for it (he found a bum selling it and had to haggle for it). Third Eye, by Tool, deals with the band's views on drugs in general. Third Eye states that if you can't stand drugs and won't have anything to do with them then you should get rid of every single CD you own (since almost all of them were written by stoned punks). Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor (the only member) wrote a song entitled Heresy, which states "God is dead, and no-one cares! If there is a Hell, I'll see you there!"
And what of free speach? Slowly but surely, the Constitution is winning. The Blue Ribbon Campaign and the Up Yours, Congress campaigns have fought for free speech on the net, but other groups have worked longer on freeing the radio. (As one may notice), a major breakthrough in this field was made about a year ago. The terms bitch, ass, suck, and hell were all permitted on television and the radio. This was immediately obvious by the increased usage of these words in primetime shows (and soaps). See my argument on four letter obscenities here. While it's not the government's fault (rather, it is the fault of the FCC) that "bad" words can't be broadcasted over the radio waves, the regulations are unconstitutional (say, FREEDOM OF SPEECH, good-old ammendment #1) and therefore it partially is the government's fault that such a practice can be continued.
The Boston Radion Stations (that play rock)
(Listed by order on dial)
88.9 WERS, Emerson College (hours?)
90.3 WZBC, Boston College (hours?)
92.9 WBOS, 80s and 90s rock
94.1 WHJY, a Providence, RI Rock.
100.1 WBRS, Brandeis University (evenings through late night--usually) rock/techno
100.7 WZLX, Classic rock.
101.1 WGRR, Rock 101. Classic and modern hard rock. New Hampshire (Manchester, Nashua, and Concord).
101.7 WFNX, Radio Anarchy, Boston's REAL alternative. This is good for techno and beat lovers, and also has a good mix of alternate rock as well as a good early release program. This is one of the few station that plays Live, They Might Be Giants, Spacehog, Squirrel-Nut Zippers, and The Presidents of the United States of America. A few nights every week they play live from the Axis nightclub in Boston, with live remixing of good songs, without commercials and without DJs.
104.1 WBCN, Alt rock. I'm not even going to post their URL. This station has the WORST dj's ever (especially that Nick Carter fool). This station does not support local bands, has bad dj's, has almost no "exclusive" songs, has no early release shows. Nick's clapping will kill you.
104.5 WXLO, Hudson, weak alt/soft rock station. sometimes plays other stuff(?).
106.3 W???, NH, very weak alt/soft rock station. bad reception (in Boston).
107.3 WAAF, The Only Station that Really Rocks, Untamed Radio. This station is the only real choice. WAAF has everything WBCN has, plus an additude, heavy metal, cool jokes and dj's, good song parodies (like "you've gotta bite for your right," modified from the Beastie Boys' "Fight for your Right to Party" for Mike Tyson's earbiting last summer, "The President's Penis," modified "Detachable Penis" for Clinton's sex scandals, and the nationally recognized "Hey, Masterbater" modification of "Hey, Macarana"), cool TV clips (started the South Park clip playing, also uses Simpsons), LOCAL BANDS, and big contests (they have "Ticket Blitz Thursday," one ticket won every hour). The Nightly News (11p) contains NEW releases, most of which are station EXCLUSIVES, numbering large enough to make a nightly program. After that, there is the Midnight All-Request Hour, which also kicks ass. "AAF, baby!"
Some GD Good Bands
(a partial list, ordered in my preference, from best to pretty good)
BAND; best CDs; why.
Godsmack, All Wound Up; Hey, this Boston band is now national, and kicking ass! Similar to Metallica.
Tool; Undertow, Ænima; unique styles, grammy winners.
Local H; As Good as it Gets; CD contains all of their hits, all good! (including High-Fiving MF; MF=motherfu....)
Rammstein; Seinsucht; German kick-ass band. VERY dirty lyrics in true translation form (the English songs are clean for radio). "We will set the stage on fire; nobody may forget Rammstein." All live preformances initiated by lead singer standing on the stage while on fire and chanting the band's name.
Metallica; Metallica (the Black Disk), Load, Reload; a really good overall band.
Nirvana; From the Muddy Banks of the Wishka, Live in New York, Nevermind; Hey, this is Kurt Cobain's band! This is THE alternative rock band!
Orange 9mm; Tragic; this is a really good hard-core band. If you like hard rock, you'll like Orange 9mm. (are they local?)
Cake; Fashoin Nugget; These guys went The Distance!
Stabbing Westward; all their CDs; Save Yourself some money to buy their two CDs.
Rage Against the Machine; Evil Empire; this is hard rock band is on the rap edge of the spectrum with Korn. They are very talented with their guitars and make a really good alternate rock band (with heavy rap influence; they made the Bounce song with Snoop Doggy Dog, controvertial rapper, on the Spawn Movie Soundtrack). They did No Shelter.
Others: Limp Bizcuit, 311, Two, Sugar Ray (for RPM only), Dirty Larry (local to Boston), Primus, Nine Inch Nails, Alice in Chains, The Presidents of the United States of America, They Might Be Giants, Soundgarden, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, Sevendust, Clutch, Offspring, White Zombie/Rob Zombie, Korn, Van Halen, Beastie Boys, Marilyn Manson, Orgy, Crystal Method.