Sunday, February 7, 2010

This band goes all the way to eleven... Anvil!

You might have heard of the hard rock bands Metallica. You may have heard of Slayer. But have you ever heard of the Hardest rocking band Anvil? Me neither until I watched this new documentary called The Story of Anvil. Just to find out that this band was one of the progenitors of the genre. Metallica said that Anvil was there muse when they started in the industry. But while other hard rock bands of the early 80's took off like gangbusters, Anvil never really took off. Yet they have been rocking with the original members since 1981(Steve "Lips" Kudlow, Robb Reiner, and Glenn Five), and are on their 13th album. The movie is hilarious as it follows them around while on a European tour, and showing how they knew all the big names in rock, yet everyone they talk to have totally forgotten who they were. It's just like a real life Spinal Tap. In fact I watched this movie for almost 20 minutes before figuring out that they were actually a "real" band. I even wikipedia'd it! A definite interesting look into the workings of the business, and I feel for these guys. They just want to rock!Always reaching for the big show, but never quite reaching it.

1 comment:

  1. I thought it was a joke until a friend of mine downloaded all 13 albums. Anyone can put up a fake wiki. Lars Ulrich would sell his moter for money. But there are very few people who would go as far as to record 13 albums. Although it must be loads of think to think up the crappy titles (This is Thirteen)