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WhiskeyBrian reviews: The Hard Stuff..

Hello...Hello. WhiskeyBrian here! Let me give you a little bit of a back story. It's a Monday, I've been stressin'/worrying pretty badly, left work early, and I've been drinking. I actually started drinking during my lunch break. A tall Blue Moon and a Fosters. Yum! Since then I've drank a fruit punch Four Loko, a 24 oz. Pabst, and a currently an Earthquake. High gravity lager! Kaboom! I'm also watching "Dirty Mary Crazy Larry".. a great film starring Vic Morrow, Peter Fonda, and Susan George. You can't beat a great car chase; Especially with a Dodge Charger! If you are looking to watch other films with balls, watch: Dirty Harry, Two Lane Blacktop, The California Kid, Vanishing Point and Death Wish. Booya motherfuckers! Anywho.. enough of me rambling, I'm here to review the strong stuff...



Joose

Joose is a flavored malt liquor that is available in a variety of flavors. For around a little over $2.00 you can get a 24 oz. can of pure malt liquor goodness. However, as the technology of high powered malt liquor has improved, the taste doesn't compare. Joose has a bit of a bite at first but, once you drink enough that bite tends to fade off. In my opinion, I think the orange can(Tropical) has the most bite compared to the Cranberry, Dragon Juice, and Grape. Those you follow our show, have certainly heard us talk about this stuff. Again a great bang for a cheap price! But all in all if I had the cash I would spend it on a another; which we will get to.



Four Loko and Four Max

Four Loko and Four Max are the and same. The difference is Four Max is in a smaller can, Four Loko comes in a 24oz. can. In the world of flavored malt beverages, Four Loko is the savior. Fruity, delicious, and it packs a punch. Four Loko comes in a variety of flavors such as, Grape, Fruit Punch, Orange and recently Watermelon. Have we tried all of them, you betcha! Are they good? You're damn right! Again for something a bit over $2.00, you can't go wrong. Drink it before your gig, your wedding our during any other time or occasion. What makes it different than Joose is the bite. There is a bit of a bite when you first drink it but quickly wears off. However, I swear there is something addictive in this. It makes you want more. I'm not kidding here folks. It has the same guarna, caffeine and such as Joose but, 12% alcohol. Bottom line, it's good and makes you want more. I say, who's buying?!



Max

Yet another flavorful malt liquor and something else to challenge the Four Loko high percentage. At 12%, Max comes to you in a few different flavors. I tried the fruit punch it wasn't bad. A bit of bitterness and it seemed to have double the energy capabilities. I only slept two hours the night I drank this stuff. Though I haven't tried the other flavors, I still say Four Loko is the way to go.



Earthquake

Boom! A high gravity lager new to the scene. Your other famous high gravity lager would be something like Steele Reserve. Though a few cents more than Steel Reserve, Earthquake packs a 12% alcohol volume. Not as bitter and a bit of a sweet taste actually. To be quite honest, I'm sipping on it now! Yahoo bitches! If I had to decide between the two, I would certainly choose Earthquake. Steel Reserve though it gets the job done for 99 cents has a puke factor to me. After your second one... it's ok but, I haven't felt anything as the such with this. For around $1.50 you can get a sweet buzz off a sweet deal. Look for a grey and black can, 24oz. with red lettering. Grab it at your local ghetto grocery today!



The bottom line is, try all of these. Give it a shot. If you don't like it you can either spit it out or hand it to a friend who will drink it or a homeless folk. Alcohol can do wonders under certain circumstances. We don't condone the use for being a drunk though we can come across. Everyone learns their lesson, and we have learned what is valuable to us. Be safe.. that's all. Also, if you don't like it, we'll drink it for ya. Or if you find something up our alley, send us some and we will let you know what we think, plus give you a surprise. Till next time.. 


WhiskeyBrian reviews: Please Kill Me

A compliation of interviews, quotes, and stories compiled by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain makes up the book, Please Kill Me. Now, I'm not much a book reader but, this is the first book in quite some time that has captured my attention from begining to end. This book is hard to put down. In this book you certainly learn about the "sex, drugs, and rock n' roll" life in the punk scene. But is truly facinating to learn about things such as the rise and fall of MC5, The Stooges, The New York Dolls, how Lou Reed is a freak, those who stood on 53 and 3rd and so on. While reading this book, I was in awe of things that people said or events that happend that I never knew about. As far as the history, the book mainly tells the tales of the times between the late 60's to the mid 80's and focusing on the New York, Detroit and parts of the L.A. scenes. Though there are exciting moments in this book, there are some very sad moments as well. Certainly tales of the good, bad and ugly times. If you don't want a plain, generic written history, buy and read this book. Please Kill Me is in fact the uncensored oral history of Punk.


Joey Fuckup reviews: Hick Flicks

"Hick Flicks: The Rise and Fall Of Redneck Cinema" is essentially a history book on a cinematic by-gone era known as the drive-in. Written by Scott Von Doviak, who is a film critic for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, he digs into the filmic trend known as "hixploitation", the rural counterpart to the urban grindhouses, "blaxploitation". Reaching back into the 1950's with the moonshine classic "Thunder Road", Von Doviak follows the trend even through the 1990's with such cable tv fare as "Black Dog". Though the true blue classic drive-in movie is gone, the author points to some modern day celluloid tales that hark back to the days where heroes illegally transported corn liquor, defied the corrupt lawmen, raced stock cars, or even brought down organized crime syndicates. Every catagory of this genre is covered including: comedy, soft-core, action/adventure, music, and horror. As a child growing up in the 1970's, I was raised at the drive-in theatre where my heroes were Billy Jack, Buford Pusser, and Philo Beddoe, amongst others. Needless to say, this book was a pure joy to read! Von Doviak provides a comprehensive study of one end of this thematic spectrum to the other. You read about redneck sheriffs, honky-tonk singers, truckers, swamp monsters, bootleggers, race car drivers, and other characters whose exploits appealed to the Southern and/or rural audience. The author breaks the book down in chapters according to the relation the films have with each other. He even playfully logs in print his attempt to stay up one night for "24 Hours Of Hillbilly Horror". He gives his thoughts on every film he covers, as well as his view on the decline and disappearance of this near-extinct art form that, regardless of what anyone thinks, has a huge cult following. Chop full of details and trivia, this is a long overdue study that I found to be an entertaining and fun read. There is even a filmography that is an exhaustive listing of other films that the author did not include, however, does belong in here, which if you're like me, have a love for these films and would be anxious to look for them. My only problem with this book is that I felt it could be longer, but since no one else has taken it upon themselves to write about this subject, I can't complain nor compare to another piece that covers the same terrain. If you were/are a fan of the movies shown on Speed Channel's "Lost Drive-In" or CMT's own little version of their "night at the drive-in", then this books is for you!


Joey Fuckup reviews: Sweat: The Story of The Fleshtones, America's Garage Band

 The full title of this book is "Sweat: The Story Of the Fleshtones, America's Garage Band" and written by Joe Bonomo. First off, I would like to say that I am a HUGE fan of this band, and at first, felt a little skeptical that there could be a definitive history written about the eclectic ups and downs of such an underappreciated group of musicians...Well, I have read this book twice and words cannot describe such an accomplishment as this! I have come away with a renewed respect for the Fleshtones, and could only be thankful that they didn't hang it up a long time ago. Most bands have, but the everlasting power of this group have given them the strength to keep going, regardless of album sales, show attendance, being ignored by mainstream rock radio, and other pitfalls that can lead a band into throwing in the towel. It would take a fan to write this story, and Joe Bonomo is that fan. He traces the band members from their childhood through their teenage years and into the present time. He doesn't sugarcoat the bad times, painting a very bleak and almost depressing portrait of drug use, near-poverty, depression, and terrible record sales despite rave reviews from music critics. Mr. Bonomo tells this story with such a passion, that you feel that you are there living the Fleshtones' life in all its peaks and valleys. Anyone with a just a casual interest in this band will come away as a truly ardent fan, bent on obtaining their complete catalog. Included in this book is a complete discography, an appendix of their cover songs, and even a list of material of some of the member's side projects. Again, this is an amazing and eye-opening memoir of one, or possibly the most important garage rock band on the scene today