Joe Viglione's been writing reviews since he published his own movie/music fan magazine in 1969...from there the Arlington High School "Chronicle" published his musical essays as did The Suffolk University Journal...from there it was on to Musician's, Goldmine, Discoveries, AllMusic.com, Radioworld and more. This is his ongoing essay of thoughts about the music he is reviewing - or CDs /DVDs/ entertainment items he feels need to be discussed...also read JoeVigTop40.blogspot.com
"Bad Karma Deerfoot" put Deerfoot in her name because she claimed that someone was "stalking" her. Ms. Deerfoot, that lonely witch post-Halloween, should have been GRATEFUL that someone paid attention to her. Do you know ANYONE who tunes in to her lackluster show? All the bands she refuses to play, too busy gabbing with her friends to do something substantial for the scene."
A publisher is very interested in my popular series on people praising a drug dealer disguised as a nightclub entrepreneur who hurt much of our community. The information is in "draft" as the publisher interested wants the material fresh and a deeper investigation conducted. The film about the dealer claims it is about "redemption." No it is not, it is a film where some low-self image individuals are basking in the glory of some dude who spread smack all over our community.
It's sick and wrong. The drug dealer - if - indeed thought he was in "redemption" mode, needed Step 9! Drug addicts who think they are "clean" still have the drug head, the drug mentality. And they lash out at those of us who never had a drug or alcohol problem. The sleazy dealer now praised by a bunch of down-on-their-luck reprobates never made amends to any of his victims that we ever saw. He never made amends to me for threatening to kill me. https://www.verywellmind.com/a-study-of-step-9-69407
What Is Step 9?
Step 9 begins:
"Make direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others."
After completing Step 8—made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all—the next logical step is to make those amends if possible, and the suggestion is to do so directly to those who have been harmed. By making direct amends to the person harmed the temptation to skirt the issue because of embarrassment or pain is avoided.
a bunch of alleged druggies with nothing better to do! They hate people who never had a drug or alcohol problem. Hey, let them deal with their demons, when they send out hate on Facebook, well, they are miserable people with no life. What can ya say. "The Queen" is already in hell. A professional that knew her said The Queen was taking advantage of me, and that professional says "She takes terrible care of herself, you expect her to take good care of her cats?" There's a band that worked with a famous producer and cheated that producer because they preyed on his substance abuse rather than working with his legitimate representative. Years later that Ska Scam unit came back and pulled this writer's hard work and honest efforts from a film out of jealousy. The alleged leader of the band using some alleged illness as an excuse for his malice.
The entire movie has victimized many, allegedly.
Allegedly, many people got hurt in the process of that film's release, but you have a WAAF D.J. joining in on the hurt campaign. So the drug dealer's legacy of harming the community continues with his creepy subordinates.
And the ringleader, an allegedly psychotic woman who looks like film star Divine after the embalming, claims she is in a hospital because of her "legs," and conned a kind-hearted former friend to take care of her cats. Food, shelter, love and care and thousands in medical bills. Then she stiffed the guy! She writes on her web page that she sent $200.00 a month...try paying for two cats room and board with that! $50.00 a week, $25.00 each cat, $3.00 a day...while the medical bills piled up.
Allegedly, based on information and belief, the woman conned money out of people for "her cats" but refused to pay for the medical bills...and went on a rampage lying to the community about the TRUTH...so malicious that she demanded her kind-hearted friend who spent thousands be pulled from a movie. She's nuts. And she has her nutty followers, including a creepy owner of a recording studio known for ripping people off, smashing a clock, with serious anger management issues that his wife allegedly had enough and finally got the hell out of Dodge. The code name for the hated "studio owner," "Cannabis." You can't make this stuff up! Ol' Cannabis is loathed by the community, he took $600.00 out of my hands and then started illegally working on my project behind my back; I had to remove it from the creep. The creep is like a chef in a restaurant dropping the food in the kitchen and feeding it to you. He has no taste, no sense of the intangible magic in a recording, but he was seething with envy. He phoned me on a Sunday begging to work with another Grammy-winning client of mine. I was flabbergasted. Here he was fucking up the mix on a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artist he couldn't get near in a million years, and now he wants to work on my Grammy-winning artist's boxed set with me. I moved the entire operation to another studio where I am delighted and where I continue to work to this day; a studio I worked with in the 1980s. I was trying to help "Mr. Cannabis" out, but according to Cannabis himself some rapper's father was irate at his "production" work. What a terrible person So when I had to say "NO" - thank God, because he fucked up the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame dude's recordings, he went ballistic - which he was known for doing. He was screaming in a parking lot - like that's going to get me to hire him for his shoddy work. He was a bloated person eating in the studio, an obese slob with an anger management issue. So much for "redemption." IN THE 1980s I had stopped working with "Mr. Cannabis" because his engineer, "Jeff," was snorting lines of cocaine on an overnight session saying it was for "medicinal" purposes. The engineer was shacking up with the cocaine dealer, a notorious woman in Boston with a legacy of bad conduct and allegedly on the radar of the FBI. And you want that around your project?
(When the cocaine dealer finally kicks the bucket, if she hasn't already, Bad Karma Deerfoot Lost-Marbles will say "Have some respect for the dead." Really? Fuck that, how about some RESPECT FOR THE LIVING, Ms. Lost Marbles Deerfoot? And this is the individual as the Queen's "witness." Good luck with that. You wouldn't even need a lawyer to chew him up and spit him out in a court of law. He screwed up a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artists project, illegally touching my tapes and trying to take the production credit, and then he goes mental when he asks to work on my Grammy-winner's project and I - very wisely - said no. But the Queen has the crook testifying on her vulgar, libelous Facebook page. Oh, because she's psychotic - according to her own mouth, on meds, and has an excuse. She's a psycho bitch from hell. Boo hoo. Judgment-proof because of her lunacy. These are the individuals defending the sick woman who allegedly abused her pets by stuffing them in a groomers for 2 or 3 months until I rescued them and paid a LOT more than the $3.00 a day she sent taking advantage of me and my kindness. OK, if she wants to take pictures of disabled people in the hospital and e mail them out because it makes her feel better, it just shows you how unbalanced and cruel that she is. The "Queen" she calls herself. Really? Note this: FOR YEARS I HAD TO HEAR HOW 'THE QUEEN' HATED HER FATHER AND MOTHER, ALLEGATIONS OF VERBAL ABUSE THEN THEY DIED AND LEFT HER PROPERTY AND SHE SOBBED AND PRAISED THE PEOPLE SHE HATED HER BROTHER HER POWER OF ATTORNEY COUSIN HER COUSIN'S LESBIAN PARTNER ANYONE GETTING IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH THE PSYCHOTIC WOMAN GETS BURNED IN A BIG WAY SHE'S PARANOID AND THANK GOD I WAS ABLE TO GIVE THOSE CATS A WARM AND LOVING HOME WITH GROOMING AND A PROPER VET WHILE THE SICKO KEPT CALLING ANIMAL CONTROL AND THE MSPCA AND LYING THROUGH HER TEETH TILL THEY WERE SICK OF HER ANTICS. BUT ON HER FACEBOOK PAGE A SUCKER IS BORN EVERY MINUTE, P.T. BARNUM AND SHE SPENT ALL HER ENERGY PRAISING A DEAD DRUG DEALER WHO HURT THE COMMUNITY IT GETS WORSE...SHE WAS INVITED TO VISIT THE CATS BUT REFUSED TO, SHE ONLY WANTED TO BE LET OUT OF THE HOSPITAL TO GO PAY TRIBUTE TO THE DEAD DRUG DEALER, SHE DIDN'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THOSE BEAUTIFUL CATS SHE WANTED THEM DRAGGED THROUGH THE COLD WINTER TO SEE HER, INSTEAD OF HER SEEING THEM WHAT A WITCH ON THIS HALLOWEEN Back to her sleazy pal, Mr. Cannabis: Imagine, so desperate to "produce" a rock superstar the jackass starts mixing behind the client's back. What a ripoff. Problem is, the studio owner can't mix his way out of a paper bag! He's an idiot, he's angry and he tries to steal your work as well as your money.
One client of mine thinks he took her credit card from her purse and used it to buy equipment he was so desperately broke. Ripping off a senior citizen woman and then bragging about his brother being manager of the facility. He threatened a lawsuit after he did the stealing and those lawyers of his brother's backed right down when they found out the truth about the crook. ITEMS MISSING FROM STUDIO! Found my second set of keys missing and found him lurking near my house in Medford and then running to a bike place down the street as an excuse. The stalker. But allegedly he also stole a credit card from a senior woman's pocketbook at the studio, and charged music items up. She had to change her card number! Those are "The Queen's" accomplices. Real credibility on the witness stand. We can't pray for the studio owner, no one can, because Satan has him as a little toad lacky running around hell in advance! The crook couldn't even manage his own marriage, what ya think he'll do to your recordings?
WE ARE PRAYING FOR
"Bad KARMA DEERFOOT"
DESPITE HER BAD KARMA ATTACKING PEOPLE WHO WORK HARD FOR THE BOSTON MUSIC COMMUNITY ON THE INTERNET.
SHE CLAIMS SHE WAS BEING STALKED AND named herself "Deerfoot" - oh, boy, if that doesn't egg on someone she allegedly was running from. And what does that tell you? Here's the difference: Yours truly goes up to the city council, gives his name and address, and looks the devil in the eye. Ms. Deerfoot Lost Marbles runs and hides, but she will stab you in the back on some loony-tunes woman's Facebook page AFTER the woman confessed to me that they had allegedly locked her up in a psych-ward kicking and screaming and feeding her meds.
YEARS AGO BadKarma Deerfoot LostMarbles, THE FORMER poor woman's "Betty CROCKER," BEGGED OUR COMMUNITY - INCLUDING ME - TO SUPPORT HER WHEN WAAF WANTED TO CHOP HER SHOW IN HALF. THE THANKS WE GET? Bad Karm-a Deerfoot's LITTLE SMEAR CAMPAIGN IN THE COMMUNITY WITH MUSICIANS THAT I RESPECT TELLING ME TO WATCH OUT FOR HER. SO I WENT TO THE MODEL CAFE AND SAT DOWN WITH Bad Karma Deerfoot AND SHE WAS AS CHARMING AS EVER. STABBING MY EFFORTS IN THE BACK, BEHIND MY BACK. While every week I help out the artists who perform at a local nightclub...a nightclub that has gotten zero support from WAAF that we know about. Allegedly. SHOULD WE WRITE A LETTER TO THE FCC AND THE WAAF PARENT COMPANY? WE PRAY FOR DJ "Bad Karma Deerfoot"...THOUGH SHE TAKES CARE ONLY OF HER FAVORITE BANDS AND DOESN'T ACT AS 'PRESIDENTIAL' AS THE COMMUNITY NEEDS, INDEED, RATHER THAN BE UPFRONT HURTING PEOPLE LIKE TRUMP DOES BY TWEETING, underhanded Bad Karma Deerfoot HAS - ACCORDING TO INFORMATION AND BELIEF - QUIETLY DONE HER LITTLE SMEAR CAMPAIGN ON THIS HARD-WORKING JOURNALIST AND BOHEMIA PUBLICIST, in a very Deerfoot-sneaky fashion bad-mouthing by word of mouth. What a creep.
While we work HARD to promote the local music community, a disc jockey on WAAF is found smearing our efforts on a crazy woman's Facebook page.
It is sad when a community needs to work together with so much competition from sports, from dance clubs, from so many internet distractions.
Every day we support the local scheme - every week my popular column from the 1970s, HOTLINE TO THE UNDERGROUND praises deserving musicians and reviews their music along with film and other entertainment genres.
So how is this "good karma" for the film of a heroin dealer who damaged so many musicians in Boston with his toxic heroin?
How about a real film on the Boston scene and a good and honest promoter who ran a club for 25 years. We have that footage, and that film will be forthcoming soon.
The angst found in Audioscam's approach to the music of Abba gone hard rock comes back with a vengeance on this original. In fact, it rocks harder, with an edgier feel and real determination. The guitar underlines and defines this new five song e.p. in a majestic yet cutting way. Songs about girls and their complexities continue the Audioscam saga, but Batesfield opens it up and lets it rip. It's Americana for the folk rock of the United States, but down under it's Australiacana - imagine the Allman Brothers deciding to go Tom Petty as the guitar battle leads the way on the fade out at 3:58.
JUST LIKE JAMAICA
"Awayo" on Audioscam 3 contains a lighthearted froth that was fun pop with a quasi Caribbean, perhaps even a Mediterranean flavor, as does "Bridgetown Girls," but here with Just like Jamaica the band redefines its approach. For those who felt Colin Hay and Men at Work went too far to the musically conservative right, Brian Pitcher and Brad Wallace of Audioscam keep the edge and the underground front and center. That doesn't mean the song doesn't have the potential to pop into the mainstream, it does. For those awaiting the sequel to one of Elton John's finest song, "Island Girls," this writer feels "Just Like Jamaica" is it. Simply terrific.
BABY DONE BAD - 3:37
A superbly blitzing opening riff has this track rocking like early Kinks fighting off the Beatles, the guitars keep their short bursts blasting with a melody that could be a second cousin to Humble Pie's classic "Thirty Days in the Hole." "Baby done bad, baby done good" with a little sensual schizophrenia. Short and sweet and to the point.
Thirty Days in the Hole - Humble Pie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdXjm8pZMws ____________________________________________________ Hand of Sin 3:59 Smart, techno moves and grooves this stunningly different approach from Audioscam, "Hand of Sin" can charge up the dance floor and begs for a lengthy dance mix. The production is pure dynamite and the song structure, melody and theme all dynamic and extremely appealing. _________________________________________________ Get Used To This 3:59 The rhythmic guitars and leads dominate on an equal setting with the vocals, but it's the keys and jingle jangle guitar that beg for more airtime. There are all sorts of musical delights that weave in and out of the production, and this tune in particular would work with multiple mixes. There's so much on the buffet platter, tasty sounds that buoy the song
Sweetzerland Manifesto is Joe
Perry having fun again, as he did with 1982/1983’s Once A Rocker Always a
Rocker, only more so. “Rumble in the
Jungle” is no relation to Jethro Tull’s 1974 epic, “Bungle in the Jungle,” it
is an exciting soundscape arranged by the Aeromsith guitarmaster with drums
programmed by one of Joe’s sons, Anthony Perry, percussion and vocals from
Colin Douglas with backing vocals by Colin and co-producer Jack Douglas. It is both highly entertaining and not anticipated
music, the avant garde approach(for you young readers “new and unusual or experimental ideas,
especially in the arts, or the people introducing them”) that permeates the
entire album in a surprising and very positive way. JP’s
arrangement is sublime with a descending line straight out of the late producer
Jimmy Miller’s Spencer Davis/Chicago classic “I’m a Man.”
vocalist Terry Reid brings his talents to “I’ll Do Happiness,” and it is a
revelation with magical quasi-gospel backing vocals, Zack Starkey’s drums and
riveting guitar work from Perry. The album
is a montage of different vibrations, much like – coincidentally – the current
release from Jimi Hendrix – Both Sides of the Sky. The difference being, of course, that the
Hendrix disc is a compilation (the third and concluding part of an amazing
trilogy of releases from Jimi for we musicologists) whose titles would most
likely never have been placed in this order by the artist - because they would
have appeared in different spaces of the Hendrix catalog, if at all… Joe Perry gets to place his work carefully,
and the sequencing grooves very nicely.
“Aye Aye Aye” features Robin Zander on vocals
and is a co-write with JP. *The song
and Robin’s appearance reminds me of a Cheap Trick Orpheum show where a young
lady had her breasts autographed by Zander (???)…she saw me and said “Joe, what
are you doing here? You don’t like Cheap
Trick!” I replied “I’ve come to Fxxx Robin
Zander,” which, of course, wasn’t true because he’s not my type…except for his being
featured on this disc, which is how we want him, adding spice to this most
recent “Perry Project,” which IS a project and unfolds with all sorts of amazements.
Wanna Roll” is a co-write with David Johansen, the New York Dolls singer on
vocals, co-produced by Jack Douglas with Zak Starkey’s boom boom jungle beat
drumming throughout and a beautiful
interplay between dad Joe Perry’s guitar and son Roman Perry’s synth.
Aerosmith fans will
be delighted with the album’s independent identity and image. “I Wanna Roll,”
“Rumble in the Jungle,” “I’ll Do Happiness,” the convergence of multiple voices
– Johansen, Zander, Reid on their respective contributions with Joe Perry singing P.F. Sloan’s immortal classic, “Eve of
Destruction,” brings a cohesive variety that makes the appeal great for the
audience beyond the millions and millions of Aerosmith fans out there.
the successful 1999 Supernatural disc from Santana (15 times platinum in the
U.S.) was intentionally jolting, reaching a massive audience but flowing in a
jagged fashion, Sweetzerland Manifesto brings the dissimilar chord changes into
the fold smoothly, allowing for a good listen from track to track without the
lurching that Santana’s masterpiece felt for the listener over the first few
Back to “Eve of Destruction,” that 1965 #1 hit from Barry Maguire of the New Christy
Minstrels, great choice for a cover in these times, the dark, blues-based pop
song is portrayed here as a slow,
methodical stomp, and a “180” from the opening neo-science fiction aura of “Rumble
in the Jungle.” Speaking of Neo
(from the Matrix this time,) Perry’s attire within all five photos of the album
jacket and panels has Perry as the dominant force that he is. Each Joe Perry solo project has merit, and where
out-takes from 1983’s Once a Rocker would make for an impressive re-release of
that outing, Sweetzerland Manifesto is something more. It is one part incredible blues album with “I’m Going Crazy,” “Haberdasher
Blues,” “Sick and Tired ”(you won’t be able to get Terry Reid’s angry and
naughty vocal out of your head) all morphing on track 10 back to hard rock as “Won’t Let Me Go” is
straight out of Deep Purple’s “Perfect Strangers,” and equally as memorable.
There are two bonus
tracks on the Record Store Day release (April 21, 2018)that we can all look
forward to while Perry appears at the House of Blues in Boston on April 18,
2018, with a band that we hear is full of big surprises. All in all, Joe Perry has delivered the
unexpected with this disc; it is one of those albums that you will pull out
and play repeatedly. It’s not just very,
very good, Sweetzerland Manifesto is extraordinary.
Boston Globe critic of the day had passes and invited me to the Cheap
Trick show. Honestly, the only thing I remember about the night is the
magic marker on the young lady's breasts with Robin Zander's name...I
still can't get into Cheap Trick's music)
Australia's Raven Records has released another important retrospective -- a focus on guitarist Joe Perry's three solo albums and the three frontmen who put their voices on those discs. Ralph Mormon performed on Let the Music Do the Talking prior to his stint in Savoy Brown, and that may have been the better band for his bluesy voice. The excellent liner notes by Ian McFarlane give a very clear history of "The Project" and their accuracy is amazing. Given Aerosmith's success, it is odd that Sony hasn't released a similar compilation -- or that this one isn't being imported in droves, since Perry is a legend, and his work while estranged from the hard rock phenomenon that is Aerosmith deserves attention, no matter how dark the period was for the guitarist personally. The album is a very good overview while purists and fans would, of course, prefer two CDs and all the tracks. "Listen to the Rock" from I've Got the Rock & Rolls Again is missing, and that was one of their key tunes; also, there were numerous outtakes or demo tapes from the period of Once a Rocker, Always a Rocker -- lead singer Mach Bellplayed one for this writer called "When Worlds Collide" and it is incredible -- those aforementioned tracks and other goodies would have really rounded this out. But these are minor quibbles. Hearing each phase of the Joe Perry Project from start to finish is textbook rock & roll and highly enjoyable. Charlie Farreneventually landed his own deal on Warner Bros. with Farrenheit, but imagine if Perry had stayed along for that ride? The music in the middle of this disc -- "East Coast, West Coast," "Buzz Buzz," and "I've Got the Rock & Rolls Again" -- were indicators of a developing sound, and Farren was the perfect partner for Perry to develop a sound to rival, not revisit, Aerosmith. Thundertrain lead singer Mach Bell, on the other hand, is truly the guy to add chaos to this touring unit. Bell is one of the most charismatic frontmen from the New England music scene, and his Thundertrain band mixed Rolling Stones with Slade, so Perry traded a vocalist/songwriter for a total madman. The video of track 16, "Black Velvet Pants," is a story in itself, and it shows Bell in all his rock & roll glory, while the inclusion of T. Rex's "Bang a Gong" is the one cover, and perfect for Mach with his British rock leanings. The three phases of the Joe Perry Project -- blues singer Mormon, songwriter/vocalist Farren, and stage performer Bell -- is a vitally important chapter in American rock & roll, which Raven and McFarlane have lovingly packaged and preserved. If any reissue has a chance of finding a new audience, this is it.