Mastodon's Bill Kelliher: Top 10 S*** That Gets Me Pumped Up!

March 26, 2009

Spike asked Mastodon shredder Bill Kelliher to come up with a Top 10 list of songs that make him want to tear somebody’s head off. Needless to say, he did not disappoint.

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The list has a little bit of everything and is a perfect playlist for any fan of the Atlanta progressive metal outfit. Rock!

In no particular order…

“Party Hard” - Andrew WK


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Well f***, the name says it all. We listened to this record before we played every night for a year straight. The total balls out party anthem!!!

“Gimmick” - Barkmarket

Wish these guys were still around. A little obscure, off time, but f***ing great. Makes you wanna tear someone’s head off!!

“One Nine” - Black Cobra

F***ing heavy doom metal from only 2 dudes.


“Just Got to Be” - The Black Keys


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Yeah, another 2 guys that can really play lo-fi and pull it off well. Fist in the air!

“Assassins” - Lightning Bolt

Makes you feel like you are tripping on mescaline at the Whirlasphere ride at Six Flags. Again, 2 guys doing all the work.

“Concubine” - Converge


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This song makes me wanna bang my head so much that the next day I’ll have a bangover.


 “The Blessing” - Zozobra

“The Blessing” is moody, trippy and heavy, but also soft. Just great stuff to put you in a good mood.

“Attitude” - Bad Brains


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One of my favorite all time bands. Punk, reggae, metal and rock all rolled up into one!!

“Piranah” - Torche

Can you say "tune it DOWN"?? Melodic vocals, with brutal riffs galore!!

“Consolers of the Lonely” - The Raconteurs


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Jack White is genius as well as all the players on this album. It has a great vibe and makes me appreciate life when i hear it.