Title: Mother

Artist: Danzig

Album:  Danzig

Year Released: 1988

What It Is:Rather much straight ahead rock and roll for the most part. It took a while for it to catch the ear of anyone not inclined to follow the path of the pocket-sized ex-Misfit. You can blame (credit) Mike Judge’s miscreants Beavis and Butthead for that as they showed the LIVE version on their show. They said it ruled, of course!

Riffage / Hookage: Well, it’s that opening guitar riff. That’s the whole song right there. Without that Glenn’s just mewling along to no one in particular. But the riff’s why it’s in the club!

Cowbell?: Nah, that would take away from Danzig’s singing, well, at least he’d think so.

Words Of Wisdom: Are Danzig’s words wise? Oh, ok…

“Do you wanna bang heads with me?”

Ok, satisfied?

Mixology Report: Decent for those in an almost, but not quite, metal mood.

For The Good Of The Order: I’ve never understood Danzig’s appeal, in ANY band. All of his records are just so-so, okay, meh. I think the Misfits worked in THEORY, but not in practice. But that’s just me.

Here’s the original clip. Riff-tastic, isn’t it?