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When I was a DJ at Bridgewater State University’s WBIM 91.5 FM, I had a lot of fun hosting Pedal To The Metal every Thursday or Friday night depending on how the cards landed. I played every imaginable 80’s metal track you can think of on my two year run there and I had a lot of fun doing it. 20 years ago, WBIM FM started hosting the Alumni Takeover where for one weekend, the DJ’s from the past years were able to come and relive old glory days even if it was just for one day. Three years ago, when I learned that I could be apart of it, I jumped at the chance to reconnect with some familiar faces and meet new faces that had sat in the very chair just as I had done when I attended school there. Sometimes, you don’t know how much you’ve missed it until you’re right behind the microphone like I was this past Friday night for the third ever return of Pedal To The Metal on Alumni Takeover Weekend. I want to take the time to thank John Coombs, he is the main who deals with all of our annoying requests and messages as he tries to strategically place everyone in a time slot. Oh by the way, he does an amazing job doing it as I couldn’t have been more pleased with my time slot. So, a big thank you to him is much deserved! I also want to take the time to thank the current DJ’s at WBIM for giving up their shows and allowing us to relive a little past glories. It is much appreciated!

 

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As far as the playlist was concerned for the show, I had three different playlists that I was going with for the show. The 1st one primarily featured almost the same exact lineup as the one that was actually played. The second playlist featured bands from every era of metal whether it be the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and beyond. The third and final playlist that I created was similar to the first one, but the song selection was different. I wanted to pick nine solid songs for the show with one present that I would present to people with a just in case I still had more time track. Last year, I presented everyone with a Black Sabbath medley that featured I believe three different Sabbath singers doing the same track. This year, I decided to do another medley, but this time it would be Ozzy solo and it would feature five different guitarists doing the same track. It was quite the difficult task, but I got the job done and you will see below what the result was. I made one minor adjustment to the playlist twenty minutes to my show because a good friend of my mine in Doc Rock found a vinyl that I just couldn’t resist playing and I opened the show with it. One minor note, I had originally scrapped a Motley Crue track, but I reintroduced it when the Kiss track I chose suddenly stopped due to technical difficulties. So without further ado, check out the playlist below and once again thanks to everyone that tuned in and a big thank you to the WBIM Alumni Association for having me yet again.

 

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Playlist for 10/20/2017 edition of Pedal To The Metal Radio

1. Addiction by The Almighty (Vinyl Of The Week)

2. Unholy by Kiss

3. Shout At The Devil by Motley Crue

4. The Number Of The Beast by Iron Maiden (Mandatory Maiden)

5. A Touch Of Evil by Judas Priest

6. The Lady Wore Black by Queensryche

7. Among The Living by Anthrax

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8. The Conjuring by Megadeth

9. Hello From The Gutter by Overkill

10. Suicide Solution (Guitarist Medley) by Ozzy Osbourne featuring Randy Rhoads, Brad Gillis, Jake E Lee, Zakk Wylde, and Joe Holmes

11. Rock And Roll by Motorhead

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eddie's top 5Every week I am going to try and give you what I believe to be my top 5 of any topic possible like Top 5 heavy metal albums, top 5 concerts of all time, etc. Since, we are doing a Halloween theme on this blog in observance of the great holiday on the 31ST of October, we are going to look at my top 5 horror films of all time. These are my top 5 favorite horror films that I have loved for a very long time. The list is going to be pretty self explanatory and if you know me the choices should come as no shock. Here are my top 5 horror films:

5. The House Of 1000 Corpses– Rob Zombie in my opinion is a true icon because the man has done everything from comics, movies, and music. This was his first feature length film and I was so obsessed with it that I have gone to the movies the first day a Rob Zombie film comes out. I mean think about it for a second here, I did a 25 page thesis paper on Rob Zombie for my senior thesis. If that doesn’t read that O am a Zombie fan, then I don’t know what will.

4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2– Two words explain my love for this film and those two words are Chop Top. Chop Top was one of the most colorful characters portrayed by Bill Moseley and he did such an amazing job playing a complete screwjob. Leatherface was more prominent and there in this film and the sets were absolutely crazy. This film still makes an impact on my life, let me explain: When I was a radio DJ at my Alma mater Bridgewater State University, I used to get scared working there at night cause I thought some whack job would come in with a chainsaw and kill me.

3. Friday The 13TH Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan– At this point I wasn’t afraid of horror movies any longer, but out of all the films this one was always my favorite of them all. I loved it because it was the first film to take Jason Voorhees completely out of his element which was Camp Crystal Lake ad he’s in the city that never sleeps.

2. A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 3: The Dream Warriors– I was in love with Patricia Arquette back in the day and this was honestly the first film in the series that I had ever watched and I went to bed with nightmares. I was afraid Freddy was going to kill me in my dreams so I tried to stay awake as much as I can, but that obviously didn’t work.

1. Halloween – The 1978 John Carpenter classic for some reason got imprinted into my head. It was the first horror film that I watched in amazement and it was the first film that made me say I love horror. I always though Michael Myers was a true icon of horror and he is definitely my number one on this list.

i spitThere are people from today’s generation that have no idea what I Spit On Your Grave is about and don’t even know that it was a movie made in the 70’s. I watched the original movie back when I was a teen because one of my good friends owned the movie. When I heard that there was going to be a remake of this movie, I was curious about what they were going to change about it. I know at the time that they had remade Wes Craven’s The Last House On The Left before this one and that it received the full treatment by Hollywood, but what about this film? Obviously, this was a straight to video release which could have meant one of two things. It was either they didn’t have enough backing from Hollywood to get in theaters or it was awful. The film is about a writer named Jennifer Hill, who decides to drive out to the country to relax and write a novel. What she doesn’t expect on this trip is the fact that she is going to get raped by the locals. The film stars Sarah Butler (The Demented) as Jennifer, Jeff Branson (All My Children), Andrew Howard (The Hangover II), Rodney Eastman (A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors), Chad Lindberg (October Sky), and Daniel Franzese (Bully).

i spit 2The movie is very graphic which may scare parents from allowing their children from seeing this and I don’t blame them. Some of the scenes are not for the faint of heart and it’s probably the reason why it never hit the cinemas in the first place, but what makes this any different from Saw? Saw had some pretty graphic scenes that at times I had to look away. Can I really say that this movie is better than the original? I don’t really know how to answer that question because their are the faithfuls who will saw that there is nothing like the original. The obvious signs is that the kill scenes are a lot better in this one and it has to do with technology because we can make a kill scene that much more graphic and painful.  I do however have to admit that I really did enjoy watching this movie the whole entire time. The reason for that is the movie sends a message that women are not weak beings and it also teaches you not to mess with a women cause payback is a bitch. If you can find this on DVD, then check it out because I give the movie a B+.