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Musical Depression with Fee Waybill

This week I was kicking around the internet, looking for some music to cheer me up, and I came across a small blurb "Fee Waybill released an album in 2020."

He did? I wonder how that sounded? So 45 years after White Punks on Dope, the unpredictable Waybill rolled out with Fee Waybill Rides Again. The album was...surprisingly good. Then why am I depressed? Because it sounded like the Foo Fighters.

And it caused me an existential crisis. Gene Simmons has said 'Rock is Dead' about a hundred times in the past few years, but today it really hit me how dead the genre is. I would argue that the Foos are the biggest Rock band in America. How in the world did innovator Fee Waybill come out with such a good Rock album? In his 70's?


I saw a Top 100 albums of 2021 list at Quietus and at #12 was a very familiar name to me, the Liars. One of my favorite albums of all time is the Liars' 2006 classic Drums Not Dead. I looked at my watch and realized that was 15 years ago.

Quietus was talking about the Liars' tenth album, the Apple Drop. Here's an excellent song from that album.


Maybe I shouldn't look for new music to cheer me up, maybe I should swim in the black pit of despair. For the third year in a row, I have been listening way too much to the English metal band Puppy, specifically their single Black Hole.

Also in heavy rotation lately: Dio's Last in Line

Dio's Mystery

Slipknot's Wait and Bleed

Anthrax's A.I.R.

And finally, the Ramones' Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio?

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