Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Artist: Big Rude Jake, Album: Big Rude Jake, Song: Let's Kill All The Rockstars

"Let's kill all the rockstars!  Let's line the fuckers up and shoot the fuckers down.  I'm pissed off and I'm bored with all these corporate whores.  Let's kill all the rockstars, put 'em six feet in the ground."  Normally, Big Rude Jake is more of a cool walking swing daddy.  However, he does his best Mike Ness (Social Distortion) impersonation on this particular track, spitting venom at the sell outs in the music industry.  Big Rude Jake is a Toronto artist that started his recording career in the early nineties.  This particular release was not his debut.  He was already quite established independently in Toronto but decided to relocate to New York where he landed a record deal with Roadrunner.  This was his first release on that label in 1999.  Known more often for his jazz or blues style, Let's Kill All The Rockstars, was more of a punk song.  Jake continues to experiment with his sound and continues to record and tour.  You can catch up with him at http://www.bigrudejake.ca/.  The album is no longer widely available like his other releases.  At the time of this blog, there were new and used copies on Ebay and Amazon trading between $2 and $50.  You can listen to the track on You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCMAiZjH8is).  Thanks for reading and enjoy!