February 24, 2011

The Love Boat of Hate! Sonny Bono is DEACON DARK!

Deacon Dark, played by s Sonny Bono on The Love Boat, Season 2 Episode 25.

In ''Sounds of Silence," Phil Backstrom aka Deacon Dark aka Sonny Bono, performs hard rock music, in garish makeup and attire. This episode of The Love Boat first aired on Saturday March 17th, 1979.

Here he is! A superstar! The demented! The dangerous! The disgusting! Deacon Dark! Best known for his hit songs "Smash It", "Screaming Voodoo Devil Boogie Woman" and "Step, Step, Step On Toads"

Sonny Bono Flips Out!

Sonny Bono Anti-Drug PSA

Part 2 - Part 3

The definitive online Deacon Dark resource is found at The Deacon Dark Fan Page on Facebook! You will find tons of info, including Deacon Dark trading cards, fan club info, and loads of pics of The Deacon aboard the Pacific Princess!

February 8, 2011

Ozzy Osbourne & Dr. Ruth Westheimer!

Amazing footage of Ozzy Osborne and Dr. Ruth Westheimer as they enthusiastically co-host "Friday Night Videos", a late night music video show from back in the golden year of 1986. You can see that Dr. Ruth and Ozzy are just vibing off of each other. Efforltlessly riffing ideas, back and forth.. a veritable ping-pong game of wry wit. There's an electricity in the air that is only fully realized when two charismatic icons such as these, choose grace us with their insight and utter genius.

Friday Night Videos (wikipedia)

So Hot!!

Appearing next week: Ted Danson & Howie Mandel! POSERS!

"Dee Peeeniz in dee anoos"!


Nu Shooz (YouTube)

Heavy Metal Parking Lot Trading Cards!

Check out the WHOLE SET on flickr!

February 4, 2011

New 8-Bit Metal - Turn Up Your Hearing Aid, Grandpa!

It's been a while since I've checked out the 8-bit metal scene, and I found some real doozies! Now, I know that a lot of people will "poo-poo" these versions, saying that they are just a novelty, and don't carry the "raw EMOtion" that the humans are so good at expressing. I say that these people are posers, because some of these rock EVEN HARDER than the original, and with robotic perfection to boot! The computer brain is not all liquored-up and/or stoned out of it's skull, the way that most of our favorite performers are! The heavy metal robotic revolution WILL be blogersized! All humans, report to the obliteration zone to be annihilated!

Shater to Release "Heavy Metal" Album!

*** Breaking News! ***

The Bang Your Head or I'll Rip it Off newsroom has just received word that William Shatner (not to be confused with SHAT) is conspiring to record a pseudo heavy metal space themed album entitled "Seeking Major Tom". Songs that reportedly will be included are Black Sabbath’s "Iron Man", Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody", David Bowie’s "Space Oddity", Foo Fighters "Learn To Fly", and Thomas Dolby’s "She Blinded Me With Science". All of these tunes are rip roaring, head banging metal, to the extreme! I am crossing my fingers for covers of Sodom's "Let's Fight in the Darkness of Hell", and Bathory's "Raise the Dead". Pseudo heavy metal stars to accompany Shatner may include, Peter Frampton, Bootsy Collins, Steve Howe of Yes, Mike Inez, Brian May, Zakk Wylde, and Cronos from Venom.

This isn't Shatner's first foray into the fringes of metal. I'm sure that we all remember his role in the fine film "The Devil's Rain", also starring John Travolta, Ernest Borgnine (as the Devil) and Anton Lavey. A must-see film for any fan of metal.

William Shatner, servant of the Devil!

This will not be his first musical release, or course. In 1968, Shatner released his debut LP "The Transformed Man" to the delight of all.

He also performed a spaced out version of Elton John's Rocket Man...

Shatner's one time partner Leonard Nemoy (aka Spock) released music of his own as well, but even more hippied out, and leaning toward what would later be known as "Hobbit Rock"

Trve Kvlt Metal!

Here's a scene of Spock Jamming with the space hippies on Star Trek.

Heavy Most Metal!

Check out our related article on Pat Boone's heavy metal adventure!

February 3, 2011

Origins of the Slayer Hell Awaits LP Cover Art!?

Somehow, I made the connection between Approaching Centauri by Jean Giraud, aka Moebius, featured in the July 1977 number 4 issue of the fantasy illustration magazine entitled Heavy Metal, and the cover artwork of the Metal Blade Records musical recording of the band Slayer's 1985 release, Hell Awaits! Wikipedia credits Albert Cuellar as the LPs artist.

I wonder what the back-story is with this? I mean did Albert Cuellar just say to himself "fuck it! No ones gunna figure this out, and if they do, they will probably only write about it like twenty five years from now, on some obscure computer based electric fanzine that hasn't even been invented yet, and even then, only the nerdiest of metalheads will even read it". Or maybe he and/or Metal Blade legitimately paid to use the images.

The answer is out there, somewhere. If anyone has any info, please post a comment!

Download the PDF of Approaching Centauri Art by Moebius, written by Philippe Druillet.

Dark Angel Live in Concert!

February 2, 2011

Throw your own Heavy Metal Hard Rock Karaoke Party!

I Wanna Be Elected!

Bang Your Head or I'll Rip it Off! Has been nominated for the second year in a row, for a Trappy Award. This time it was for "Best Metal Blog"! This is a great honor for me because Illogical Contraption is THE BEST METAL BLOG in the entire world! Check it out - right now, POSERS!