Tony La Russa's Wife: Huge Metalhead?
|Machine Head: Yeah, metal, I guess.|
While the evidence is clear that La Russa does indeed fancy the band Machine Head, an interview from Belleville's Lipstik blog paints a picture of slightly less than the "real deal."
A hard-core heavy metal music fan, she travels frequently to attend shows across the country to see her favorites - KISS, Metallica, Black Eyed Peas, Guns 'n Roses, Iron Maiden, and other groups, including California Symphonies, Journey, Yanni, and more.Let's analyze this:
-KISS - Not metal. Not even a band really.
-Metallica - Any real metal head will preface this band's name with the word "early" and then an immediate "Lars sucks."
-Black Eyed Peas - This group is friends with Oprah or something. Not metal.
-Guns N' Roses - If she can tell you the name of a single song on Chinese Democracy then she is disqualified as a fan of music, period. Also: not metal.
-Iron Maiden - Okay, well yeah. Fuck yeah, Iron Maiden.
-California Symphonies - Are they the little guys that sing Marvin Gaye songs and dress like sun-dried fruit? Then I don't care. Very not metal.
-Journey - Okay, you're just fucking with me now, right?
-Yanni - I don't even know what we're talking about anymore at this point.
She clearly likes a couple "harder" bands, but no more than your average mom at any supermarket. The fact that she even likes Machine Head seems like something that could have happened on accident -- maybe she just discovered them one day while searching for the excellent Deep Purple album of the same name, or God forbid, that rancid turd of a Bush song.
Good for her for being open-minded enough to enjoy some heavier bands, but a super-raging-metal-head-hard-core-heavy-music-fan? It's not like she tattooed the goddamn Obituary logo on her back and fought a cop while shitty drunk on Jagermeister -- she just likes a couple mainstream heavy metal and hard rock bands. It's not that unusual.
Now I have to give Flynn the credit he deserves: The man played in Vio-lence back in the day and was even one of the founding members of the band Forbidden. But rather than thinking this gives the band some sort of cool factor, I actually find this new development more useful in arguing that Machine Head is pretty generic and not a very good metal band.
"Dude you actually like Machine Head? What are you, Tony La Russa's wife?"