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Ben’s 10 Volume LXXXIV: Trippin’ Out in the Music Industry

RCA releasing Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music Let’s say you’re an executive at RCA records in the early 1970’s. One of your most lucrative acts (Lou Reed) is riding high on the success of his album Transformer and its David Bowie-produced single “Walk on the Wild Side.” Your man Reed submits his new album featuring nothing but guitar feedback and …

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Ben’s 10 Volume LII: Choose Your Own Song

The enormous elephant you’re riding in a wildlife park in India suddenly squats and takes a 30 pound, violent shit. Right at that moment a man rides by on a bicycle holding a boom box blaring: a) “Drop It Like It’s Hot” by Snoop Dogg b) “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes c) …

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Ben’s 10 Volume MCMLVII: The Best Record Singles of the Year

*This article originally ran in the December 1957 issue of Savage Henry Magazine Like a deadly infectious virus, “rock n’ roll” music has been rapidly spreading and taking over the young, impressionable minds of our country. Just take the Billboard charts this year; the top ten songs were all made by hip-shaking, devil-worshipping reefer addicts. As a service to all …

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Ben’s 10 Volume XLVII: Mysterious Video Game Composers

Unfortunately, it seems the composers of many classic video games have been overlooked. Not enough credit is given to those creative geniuses who soundtrack electronic games. I’ve decided to highlight some of these talented genius’ finer works. Meatloaf – Diablo 3 I don’t know if Meatloaf actually scored Diablo, he just seems like a beefy dude that would love to …

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Ben’s 10 Volume XLVI – Art Garfunkel’s Hair: A Photo Retrospective

(Art 1) Here we find Art looking like your weird, perverted uncle who unnecessarily dresses up for relatively mundane occasions. “Happy 11th birthday, George; I wore this tux and my spectacles just for you!” (Art 2) A.G. trying his hardest to look seductive with a smug smile, sexy V-Neck shirt, and a receding hairline like a Jewish Bozo theClown. (Art …

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Ben’s 10 Volume XLV

Most children are fond of animated female leads, especially when it’s a dazzling princess or a lovable animal character. They’re beautiful, they smile, laugh, and often express themselves in song, creating endearing figures for kids. Too often, though, it seems the male leads take the more heroic roles, while females are portrayed as unambitious, helpless damsels in distress. You’ll see …

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Ben’s 10 Volume XLIV: Questions for Bob Seger

Recently, I was fortunate enough to sit down and have a brief, but informative conversation with rock legend Bob Seger. Seger is an incredibly successful recording artist, known for his accessible songwriting referred to by some as “heartland rock.” Some of his biggest hits include “Against the Wind,” “Turn the Page” and “Old Time Rock and Roll.” He was inducted …

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Ben’s 10 Volume XLIII: Rock and Roll Refreshments

Most of us will never partake in the excesses and debauchery associated with the lifestyles of some of the most celebrated rock stars. It’s unlikely you’ll ever drive a car into a swimming pool, throw a television out of a hotel window or engage in sexual depravity that would make porn stars blush. I did some research and discovered some …

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Ben’s 10 Volume XLII: Songs Secretly about Smokin’ Sinsemilla

I often listen to music with people who smoke entirely too much grass. These are dudes that Tommy Chong would refer to as “stoners.” Now it may be the mild paranoia, or the fact that these people tend to read too much into things while stoned, but they have provided me with insight into what some songs are “really about, …

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