Incubus

Memorable TV Performances: Deftones, Incubus & Adam Sandler- Be Quiet and Drive

Way back in the past, there was this network called MTV where all they did was play music videos 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That was when it first started. Then over time they introduced other programming while still being music centric. Nowadays MTV resembles nothing that it once was. The past of MTV though did leave us some lasting memories and great music videos and memorable performances. Some of those performances were quite out of left field at times but, during the moment they were quite intriguing. One such performance that has always stuck in my head was during the promotion of the Adam Sandler movie, Little Nicky. This happened back in the year 2000, Adam Sandler was hosting a special that highlighted his movie and the soundtrack and during this members of Deftones and Incubus (both bands appear on the soundtrack. Incubus has “Pardon Me” on it and Deftones have “Change (In The House Of Flies)” and an acoustic version of “Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)” on it) joined Adam on the couch for an acoustic version of Deftones’ song “Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)” from my personal favorite Deftones album, Around The Fur. Side Note, “Be Quiet and Drive” is my all time favorite Deftones song as well. This performance is one of those interesting ones but also memorable. Take a moment and check this out and let me know what you thought of it!

Adam Sandler, Deftones & Incubus- Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away):

Alternate Versions: Incubus- The Warmth

 

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Back in 2002, Incubus released a DVD called The Morning View Sessions. This was a concert they did in New York on the day of the release of their Morning View album. At this show, they performed a slew of songs, one of which has always stood out to me. “The Warmth” off their album Make Yourself (which turns 20 this year, and it’s also my favorite song off that album), is that song. This version is quite exquisite and takes the song to a whole other level.

Incubus- The Warmth:

 

 

 

New Release: Incubus- Nimble Bastard

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Incubus have released “Nimble Bastard,” the first single from their upcoming album “EIGHT.” While it’s not a return to the roots of SCIENCE or even Make Yourself, it’s a very energetic song that would fit in really well with A Crow Left Of The Murder or Light Grenades. Check it out below.

 

Incubus- Nimble Bastard:

Ultimate Set List: Incubus

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I’ve been on a huge Incubus kick as of late. They are also preparing to release a new album shortly. Hopefully it’s a return to form. While in my Incubus mode, I came up with my “Ultimate Set List” for them.

As usual here are the rules:

Rule 1: What line up of the band would it be

Rule 2: Where would you want to see the show

Rule 3: maximum 25 songs

Lineup: Brandon Boyd, Mike Einzinger, Jose Pasillas, Alex Katunich (aka Dirk Lance), DJ Kilmore

Venue: Roxy Theater

Set List:

01) Redefine
02) When It Comes
03) Anna Molly
04) Circles
05) Adolescents
06) The Warmth
07) A Crow Left Of The Murder
08) Under My Umbrella
09) A Kiss To Send Us Off
10) Privilege
11) In The Company Of Wolves
12) Sick Sad Little World
13) Nowhere Fast
14) New Skin
15) Pantomime
16) Megalomaniac
17) Make Yourself
18) Dig
19) Pardon Me

Encore:

20) Nice To Know You
21) Glass
22) Vitamin
23) A Certain Shade Of Green
24) Take Me To Your Leader

 
Fungus Amongus= 1
SCIENCE= 5
Make Yourself= 6
Morning View= 3
A Crow Left Of The Murder= 4
Light Grenades= 3
If Not Now When= 2

 

 

Anticipated Albums of 2017

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2016 was a great year for music. So many great albums were released. I’ve mentioned this before, but I really think that in ten years, 2016 will be looked back on as a great year for music.

So as 2017 is right around the corner, here are my most anticipated albums for the new year.
With Our Arms To The Sun- Orenda
AFI- AFI (The Blood Album)
Black Map- In Droves
Code Orange- Forever
Marilyn Manson- Say10
Mastodon
Wear Your Wounds
Stone Sour
The Black Queen?
Alice In Chains?
Soundgarden
Corrosion Of Conformity
A Perfect Circle?
Tool?
Royal Thunder
Royal Blood
The Cure?
Brand New?
Nothing More
Wild Throne
Incubus
Cold
L.A. Guns with Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns
Will Haven
Less Art
Cult Leader
Killer Be Killed?
He Whose Ox Is Gored
Spirit In The Room
Depeche Mode
Rammstein
Here Lies The Hero

Guest Vocalist: Brandon Boyd

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This morning I woke up with the Incubus song “A Certain Shade Of Green” in my head. So I thought I’d go on an Incubus kick. I also wondered what other songs Brandon has guested on over the years. Well the following are those songs he has appeared on.

 

Strait Up (Tribute to Lynn Strait of Snot)- Divided:

 

Unwritten Law- 418:

 

Tommy Lee- Blue:

 

 

Deftones, Incubus and Adam Sandler- Be Quiet and Drive:

 

 

 

Top Ten Bands: I

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We continue the alphabet with the letter I. This letter is another one that is pretty diffcult to think of bands/artists that deserve to be on a Top Ten list. Again these are in no particular order. And I’m always looking to add to the list so feel free to leave suggestions!

 

01) Incubus
02) Isis
03) INXS
04) Iron Maiden
05) Iron Butterfly
06) Immortal
07) Iron & Wine
08) Ice Cube
09) Ice- T
10) Interstelar

Classic Soundtracks: Spawn- The Soundtrack

41H5dwMniXLThe year is 1997 and one of the biggest comic books in the world, Spawn is made into a movie. Sadly, though the movie was wretched, but the saving grace of the entire thing was the soundtrack that accompanied the movie. Following a similar formula that worked for the movie Judgement Night, only this soundtrack paired rock bands with electronic artists as opposed to rap groups.. The likes of Metallica, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Filter, Incubus, and Slayer appeared on the album. This was definitely an experimental record that worked with certain songs, while some others not so much. The tracks by Filter, Incubus, Stabbing Westward, and Marilyn Manson are all standout tracks. Slayer teamed up with the very entertaining Atari Teenage Riot, for a rendition of “No Remorse.” that is absolutely nuts. So go back almost 20 years a have some fun listening to this!

Cover Thursday: Incubus (Soundgarden)- Black Hole Sun

I’m still on an Incubus kick. And while on this kick I looked into the band a lot to see what I missed over the years of not being a fan of theirs. During my research I stumbled upon this cover they did of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun.” It’s nothing special, but it is a solid rendition. So here you go!

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Album Rank: Incubus

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Since I just saw Incubus, I’ve been on a huge kick of listening to all their albums and it got me thinking I should do an album rank of their releases. So here you go in order of not their best to best.

Trust Fall Side A:

Morning View:

Light Grenades:

If Not Now, When:

Science:

A Crow Left Of The Murder:

Make Yourself: