A to Z: H is for…

Well, it could easy be HTRK today but I’ve banged on about them a bit later so got with another fave member of a band, maybe not the biggest Aussie band ever but very important: The Birthday Party! This A to Z thing is really just turn into name some of my music hero’s and “H” is greatest guitar player ever and one of my fave singer-songwriter too! That’s Rowland S. Howard and off course, was over shadowed just a lot by that other guy, I don’t need to name him today! Howard was never as prolific as that other guy but each of his few and far between albums after The Birthday Party were perfect in my mind. The greatest two he saved for last and were his only solo albums. Even with kidney failure he keep going until the end, last song on last album entitled Pop Crimes was the epic The Golden Age Of Bloodshed

That’s one letter off, here’s Hamlet (Pow Pow Pow) which is right:

5 “H” songs today are…

Heartwork by Carcass (1993):

Higgle-dy Piggle-dy by The Monks (1966):

Heroin by The Velvet Underground (1967):

Human Jukebox by Scientists (1987):

Ha by HTRK (2009):

BTW that’s the debut album Marry Me Tonight by them which was co-produced by  Howard and he’s guesting on lead guitar on that song just above too!

Very quickly 3 “H” books…

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski (2000)

Hunger by Knut Hamsun (1890)

Hand to Mouth by Paul Auster (1998)

Very quickly 3 “H” films…

The Hangover (2009) director: Todd Phillips, stars: Zach Galifianakis

The Hurt Locker (2008) director: Kathryn Bigelow, stars: Jeremy Renner

A History of Violence (2005) director: David Cronenberg, stars: Viggo Mortensen

So that’s 4 A-Z posts this week, I might get this done quicker that I was thinking? They’re a better shorter or does someone out like my long posts?

RSH in the 2000’s smoking somewhere?

Cheers 🙂


    1. Oh yeah, please do check out both RSH solo albums and then you might dig his other band called These Immortal Souls, the have two albums as well, you know? Should have typed than down above but I don’t think i did? Glad you enjoy The Young Gods, got them again at almost the end of of these posts too! 🙂

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