Doing another throw back today, to November 2001 when Rob Zombie released his second solo album, The Sinister Urge. The album was released on November 13, 2001, and was actually named after a crime drama movie that came out in 1961. The album did break the top 10 on the Billboard 200, and has been certified as platinum, though we cannot seem to find the exact chart ratings.
A handful of tracks really stood out to us, one of them was "Iron Head", mostly because it was a collaboration with Ozzy Osbourne. When he was asked about it, he answered in a somewhat sassy way. "I thought that somehow the song didn't seem special enough. Somehow I thought that the song wasn’t as good as it should be and I had been talking to Ozzy a lot and working on stuff for the tour and someone was like, 'Why don't you just get Ozzy to fucking do it?' It was like, duh. Sometimes you don' think of the obvious ideas."
For obvious reasons, he had a brilliant idea for this track. A couple of the other tracks that stood out to us were, "Demon Speeding" and "Never Gonna Stop."
"Demon Speeding" most definitely feels like a classic Rob Zombie song. Like if you're trying to describe him to anyone, just play this song, and they will feel like they understand a bit more. If they still don't, there's much more where that came from, obviously. There's not a ton to be said about this song, except that its fast paced and it seems almost like an introduction from Rob Zombie himself, about himself.
Then there's "Never Gonna Stop", its over all a fairly simple song, but there's something pretty awesome about just flat out stating what's going on and that nobody's going to stop you. So, just for that fact, we absolutely love it.
Its really no shock to say this is an amazing album, because almost all of his work in all fields he's done has become legendary. His work isn't slowing down either! He has a new album coming out April 29, called The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser, and will be going out on tour with Disturbed soon after that. The tour kicks off with Fort Rock, which is on April 30, and then will go on to play Welcome To Rockville,Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Rock On The Range, and Rocklahoma.
For even more tour dates, and pre-order information, head on over to Rob Zombie's official website.
Also, be sure check out the reviews we've done for the rest of the album's in his discography! Hellbilly Deluxe -Educated Horses- Hellbilly Deluxe 2 - Venmous Rat Regeneration
All reviews have the date they were written, the album title, and the band's name, with the exception of Life Starts Now by Three Days Grace and Dear Agony by Breaking Benjamin. Those dates were guessed at, as they were written well before the website began.