About three years ago, on October 14, 2010, we printed a really cool Terrorble Top 10 list from "The MotherChick," but she has revisited and revised her list. "The MotherChick" was a character created by Jill Kethel after having been cast in, danced in and was eventually "sacrificed" in the scandlous Danzig video, "Mother" in 1988. Filmed in a spooky warehouse in NYC, in Hitchcock-style black & white, this mini-horror-movie had everything a young rebellious head-banger could ask for: an altar - complete with Danzig-Skull headstone, a Swedish "model" aka "stripper" named Sif - as the sacrifice, a shiny Pentagram on the floor, a cooperative hen which spilled it's blood on Sif's belly (after Glenn Danzig tore it up), heavy duty symbolism, in the form of shadows, an inverted cross, etc... The "Mother" video featured Glenn Danzig (High Priest? of some sort I guess) performing a ritual, with The Mother Chick (his innocent, lovely assistant). Sif, the bad-girl, was placed on the altar as the sacrifice, BUT - if you watch carefully - at the end, it's the good-girl, The MotherChick, who winds up on that altar! WTF?! Yes, it's a mockery of a ritual for atonement, and in that ritual a "substitute" sacrifice was required .... a scapegoat.
We didn't have the internet then, and videos were released & sold in formats for VCRs. This one was up for grabs at such stores as Tower Records, NYC, along with the release of its companion, Danzig's first record (as the band), simply called "Danzig," in 1988. The video was played on MTV, especially "Headbanger's Ball." It was short-lived, and was pulled after careful scrutiny/censorship, having ruffled some feathers. It is still, to this day, banned in several countries. The Mother Chick worked for & with, hung out, and mostly got to do what she loved most: dance to some of the greatest music & artists that have ever lived! She was part of the generation where punk merged with metal. They didn't have Facebook -- they went out to clubs & hung out with each others bands. The Mother Chick hopes her Top-Ten list will bring back happy memories of such times.
"Hearts & Horns to each of you who read this!!! xoxo, Jill"
The MotherChick's Terrorble Top-Ten Monstrous Metal/Headbanger's Hits Revisietd & Revised!
#10 "Breakin' The Law" by Judas Priest - Man! This was a mighty metal kick-off to the 80s scene! From the 1980 release, "British Steel." He kept saying "You don't know what it's like"... but as our beloved Beavis & Butthead would say: "Actually Judath, we DO know what it's like..huh huh." Whoever doesn't like this song...sucks! :)
#9 "Stigmata" by Ministry - Whoa, Baby!! First time I heard this, I was at TheLoopLounge, in Clifton,NJ. A dance club. It was 1988, & I had just gotten the part in the Danzig/Mother video. I (nor anybody else in the room) could NOT stop dancing to this song! I asked the dj who it was, & next day went dowen to St.MarkSounds & bought "The Land of Rape & Honey" by Ministry. It features an aggressive punk, fast, relentless metal mix, & still love it to this day!!
#8 "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath - OK, now, let's just all ponder the fact that this classic metal-band released this in 1970! Yeah 40 years ago & still a hit! I was in 3rd grade when this came out, but didn't really appreciate or understand it until much later. Ozzy & Tony Iommi, Masters of Metal!
#7 "Crazy Train" by Ozzy - This song was playing at a party I attended, in 10th grade! It was 1980 & I'll never forget it. I watched my HS friends perform it as an "air band" (we didn't have guitar hero then). From the album "Blizzard of Oz." Ozzy was with Randy Rhoads at the time & just a little interesting news about this song... when it was re-done in 2002, Robert Trujillo joined up with his bass-guitar. He is now, of course, with Metallica.
#6 "Ace Of Spades" by Motorhead - Another amazing warm-up to the 80's decade(ence)! Released in 1980, it was & will always be my favorite & first "speed-metal" song. I like to play it very loud, throw up "the horns" & shout: "Lem-MEE! Lem-MEE"! heehee...Enuf said!
#5 "Enter Sandman" by Metallica - Before everybody reminds me of how this song has been played too much, I will say right now, that for me, too much is never enough! I LOVE IT! These Monsters of Rock, from the album simply titled "Metallica," brought this song out with intention to do some serious business! And it worked. Check out the vid to this, on you-tube, posted by nicolas86uy ... it's from the show in Moscow on 9/28/91! Awesome...totally awesome!
#4 "Thunderstruck" by ACDC - Again, check out you-tubes vid, by acdcVEVO. It's got Angus Young up on a platform, above the drums, looking out over an enormous stadium crowd. I was a go-go dancer for 12 years, & let me just say, I made piles of casheroo dancing to this song! Hell, I think I'll play it right now...
#3 "Mother" by Danzig - Welllll alll-righty then! How can I not include this one? See my bio above for more info on this great song. I call it "Danzig's Big One" !! It surely will forever bring out the metal-monsters that reside in all of us.
#2 "Blackened" by Metallica - Further back into the 80s we go for 1983's "Justice For All." I got into this record as Danzig was about to go on the Three Weeks In Hell tour of the UK with Metallica! I like the apocalyptic theme & roller-coaster ride I get every time I hear this. "Color my world ... BLACKENED" ! Kirk Hammett is amazing in this one (as usual).
#1 "London Dungeon" by The Misfits - Anybody surprised I picked this? Let me just say, before I became involved with Glenn, I was a Misfit fan. One of my 3 brothers had this record on in his room one day. I went in to find out who it was. He told me "The Misfits." The album was called "EVILLIVE"! And I was hooked immediately!
We lived in Ft.Lee, NJ then, and my brother also informed me that The Misfits all lived just a few towns away in Lodi, NJ! I immediately "decided" to go and find the man behind that amazing voice...and went to the next Misfits show at CBGBs, NYC. I met Glenn & gave him my #.
It wasn't until a few years later, that I auditioned for the "Mother" video, but he remembered me and called me that night. After spending some time dating the legendary singer, we eventually broke up, as he'd begun touring his new band "Danzig", and I had just started a new job.
I just knew that none of this was a co-incidence. "London Dungeon" changed my life, and led me to the "man of my dreams." But for some reason it was all put 'on hold.' The following 20 years had some wild twists...and hairpin turns, for sure. Including a very brief stint with another guy who played Misfits guitar, as they were training Doyle.
So, now here it is 2013. Danzig is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of his band 'Danzig.' Doyle Von Frankenstein has been on that tour, doing some Misfit classics, and about to release the 1st album of his latest band 'DOYLE.'
I still have my "EvilLive" vinyl. I'll never forget the walls of my brother's room shaking, as "London Dungeon" bellowed from within...and I'll always be blonde-head-over-high-heels in love with the guy singing it!
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