Book Review – Black Tooth Grin: The High Life, Good Times, and Tragic End of “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott
Black Tooth Grin is an unauthorized biography. It’s probably something you should know before you decide to read this and expect to learn everything you ever wanted to know about Dimebag. Although quite thorough, you don’t always get the most candid view of a person’s life through the eyes of another. The research, however, is evident with a detailed reference list at the end of the book. Having said that, Black Tooth Grin, opens the doors to the life of the Abbott brothers leading up to the tragic end of Dimebag’s life on December 8th, 2004…eerily on the anniversary of John Lennon’s assassination.
There are many bands that have a song with this title. And why wouldn’t they? Sometimes this is the only way to express something beyond “cilivized” words. While we as a society are desensitized to almost anything, it seems some terms or expressions still carry a lot of weight. This is one of them.
The Song of the Day is “F*ck You” by Damageplan, from their album New Found Power.
I am not sure why I censored the song title. It’s just words, after all.
I have to admit, when it comes to Damageplan, I am definitely of two minds, for obvious reasons. But, this is a great song, with a hook that gets stuck in my head whenever I hear it. While Damageplan may not have had the same punch as Pantera, they were a pretty decent band. Then again, why would they want to sound like Pantera? Critics would have jumped all over them if they did.
Have a great day everyone. Only one more day until the weekend.