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Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Concert Review — Overkill at the Sunshine Theater

Filed under: entertainment, Events, Fun, Life, Reviews, Sports / Recreation — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 4:42 PM (16:42)

For what it’s worth, I bought my ticket online over two months ago —

As late as 2006, I had to drive around Albuquerque, looking for Ticketmaster sellers [1]. HoldMyTicket is so, so much BETTER than Ticketmaster.

Here’s the event poster (had to convert it from .webp format, as WordPress doesn’t like that one [2]) from the Sunshine Theater’s site [3]

Leading up to Overkill, Exhorder put out a good effort. Here’s their official site, Facebook Page, and YouTube channel.

Here’s Overkill’s set list from last night:

In the middle of “Rotten to the Core,” Mike Trujillo, former host of Zero Hour Squared on the now-defunct (?) Channel 27, stopped by, said “Hi,” and we shook hands. Nothing like meeting old friends at these shows.

This was the fourth time I’ve seen Overkill live [4], and as on the previous occasions, they didn’t disappoint. I am hoping for fifth, sixth, and seventh times, wherever I might end up.


NOTES

  1. Ticketmaster Wikipedia page
  2. Nor does WordPress like the Scalable Vector Graphics (.svg) format that seems so much better than JPEG or PNG. Whatever.
  3. Sunshine Theater event page, Facebook event page
  4. First time — Friday, 23 September 2005 at the Launchpad [618 Central SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico]

    Second time — Monday, 17 November 2013 at the Sunshine Theater [120 Central SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico]

    Third time — Monday, 27 February 2017 at the Sunshine Theater

  5. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page, profile] / Flote / Friendica / Gab / Minds / Pocketnet / Spreely [page, profile] / Twitter / VK

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Overkill — Last Man Standing

Filed under: entertainment, Listening, Viewing — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 6:57 PM (18:57)

[Verse 1]
They’re lining up in columns
They’re lining up in pairs
They’re lining up around the globe
They line up everywhere
Without reservation
Without cause to care
Fuck the complication
Last man standing
Heard the blowing siren
Heard boots upon the ground
Heard the brave in unison
Hear their engines pound
As God will be our witness
And evil is commanding
Fuck the abdication
Last man standing

[Chorus]
Last man standing, last to fall
Last man rise to take it all
Last define the best of what we do
Last man standing, last to fall
Last man rise to take it all
Last man in to tighten up the screw
Get in the mix and fight
Fight

[Verse 2]
The fever turned to anger
The anger turned to hate
The hate became the reason
In the hands of fate
Without reservation
Pause to dedicate
All our admiration
Last man standing
Stronger by the dozen
Stronger by the score
Stronger by the thousands
With a cry of war
As God will be our witness
And loyalty demanding
Fuck obliteration
Last man standing

[Chorus]
Last man standing, last to fall
Last to rise and take it all
Last define the best of what we do
Last man standing, last to fall
Last to rise and take it all
Last man in to tighten up the screw
Get in the mix and fight
Fight

[Bridge]
All our footsteps have taken us here
To the place that we all can call home
And all of our hearts sing together in what we bring
All in a place we call home

[Guitar Solo]

[Chorus/Outro]
Last man standing, last to fall
Last to rise and take it all
Last define the best of what we do
Last man standing, last to fall
Last to rise and take it all
Last man in to tighten up the screw
Get in the mix and …
Get in the mix and …
Get in the mix and fight
Fight
Fight
Fight
Fight


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. wreckingcrew.com – Lyric Video For New Song ‘Last Man Standing’

Friday, 3 June 2016

Overkill — Drop the Hammer Down

Filed under: Listening — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 4:19 AM (04:19)

Hold your feet to the fire
Hold your face to the ground ground ground
Hold on tight, you’re a target baby
Drop the hammer down
I’m a long life, loving hate
I’m a bomb that makes no sound
Could you please, would you loosen these
I’m about to fucking drown

Lowdown and overloaded, keeping you alive
I see that you’ve exploded
On the other side
Lowdown and lowdown, kicking it around
I see that you’ve exploded
Drop the hammer down

In a mock execution
In a house of gag and bound
Not the best of solutions
Drop the hammer down
I’m a long life, hating love
Under my dirt mound
If you could stand where we stood
We’re not fucking around

Lowdown and overloaded, keeping you alive
I see that you’ve exploded
On the other side
Lowdown and lowdown, kicking it around
I see that you’ve exploded
Drop the hammer down

Let’s hear it for the black and blue
For the tortured soul, the battered crew
Three cheers for the black and blue
Hey Hey Hey
Raise a glass to the beaten down
To their dignity, bloodless frown
Three cheers for the beaten down
Hey Hey Hey
Hey Hey Hey

Drop dead dreams in a deep, dirt ditch
Buried by a shovel hand
Dead screams from the son of a bitch
Coming out to beat the band
Oh baby how I love your bite
Turn my smile upside down
Oh baby how I hate your light
As you drop the hammer down

Hold your feet to the fire
Hold your face to the ground ground ground
Hold on tight, you’re a target baby
Drop the hammer down
I’m a long life, hating love
Under my dirt mound
If you could stand where we stood
We’re not fucking around

Lowdown and overloaded, keeping you alive
I see that you’ve exploded
On the other side
Lowdown and lowdown, kicking it around
I see that you’ve exploded
Drop the hammer down


Sunday, 12 April 2009

Did I See What I Thought I Saw?

Filed under: Viewing — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:24 PM (23:24)

Current mood: amused, annoyed

While I was watching Metal Mania tonight, the video by Overkill titled “In Union We Stand” came up. During the progress of the clip, I noticed that at least one of the band members seemed to be wearing a belt of linked machinegun ammo around his waist.

NO, I’m not complaining. Considering my politics, I’m probably the last person who should do that.

I’m just noting that even after you’ve seen something a dozen times, the thirteenth time you see it, you could notice something entirely new for the first time. This is part of the reason that Babylon 5 repeats NEVER get old.

That, and two other observations —

  1. Overkill has done stupendously well, considering that they get little to no airplay on AM/FM/satellite radio and the music-video channels. One of the best concerts I’ve ever been to was their 23 Sept 2005 show in Albuquerque at the Launchpad. Outside the venue were posters for the local hard-rock station, 94 Rock. Yet how many times before that show (or since) have they played anything from The Wrecking Crew’s discography? I can’t recall any time that they have.
  2. I’m sure that TSA and the European states where they play (they quite possibly have a more loyal following in Europe than the States) would NOT be amused by the belted MG ammo in their baggage. A sign of the times, and not a good one.

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