In June 1991, Anthrax released a compilation album of B-sides, covers and rare tracks called Attack of The Killer B's. The album was also nominated for a Grammy in 1992, but lost out to Metallica for the second year in a row. Anthrax has actually been nominated for Grammy Awards four other times, but have yet to win one. Just to be nominated once though is a massive honor, so to have four nominations over the course of just over two decades is just amazing.
This album is a mix of previously unreleased original songs from Anthrax themselves, as well as live songs, and a couple covers.
One of the tracks I wanted to point out is the opening track, "Milk (Ode to Billy)", its quite the strange track really, and was written in part by Scott Ian, who is the band's rhythm guitarist and only original member. You would assume that the song would have nothing to do with the title, but if you did -you would be wrong. Its literally a track bitching about the milk being gone when he wanted some cereal. No idea who Billy is though, so I'm not sure why he's dedicating an ode about milk to him, but its all still humorous none the less.
Another track I actually found to be amusing is "Starting Up A Posse." Because not only does it call out all of the haters, and tell them to suck his dick, but it also flat out goes and says some of the things people consider to be "offensive." They flat out just go "Shit, fuck, Satan, death, sex, drugs, rape. These are the seven words you're trying to take." Oh, how I love it. Censorship is stupid. Thank you Anthrax for calling it out, its great.
Over all, this is wonderful. Its quite different from the work they've done before and is a lot of fun. Great job! Definitely give this one a listen, and then go check out the normal works Anthrax has out. They have a lot more where this came from, and many of those have been reviewed here on Immortal Music! More are still coming but so far we have done Persistence Of Time, State Of Euphoria,Spreading The Disease, Fistful Of Metal, Stomp 442, Volume 8: The Threat Is Real, We've Come For You All, Worship Music and For All Kings!
Also get excited because Anthrax will be taking part in several festivals coming up. Starting with Fort Rock which is just a week away! They will be at Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, and the Rock N' Derby.
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