RIP Riley Gale of Power Trip – tiny curations

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  1. Drown (Intro) – Power Trip
  2. Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe) Power Trip
  3. Nightmare Logic – Power Trip
  4. Waitin’ Around to Die – Heartworn Highways – Townes Van Zandt
  5. Waiting Around To Die – Power Trip

Power Trip from Dallas, Texas; the other Thrash band from Dallas, that starts with “P”.
Now, remove the groove. And all that’s left is pure Thrash. There you have it, that is Power Trip.
And here they are in their natural habitat, doing what they do best. Live onstage and every bit as good, if not more in studio, Drown.

Riley Gale front man of Dallas Thrash band Power Trip has died at a very young age.
The band made the announcement yesterday, that he had passed away the night before on August 24th, 2020.
This comes as a shock to the metal community.
Just a few months ago, Ice-T released one of those quarantine videos of a new Body Count song.
That’s off their latest album Carnivore, “Point The Finger” featuring Riley Gale.

Power Trip had reportedly been in the process of recording their third album. And they had released a couple singles following their second album, the universally acclaimed “Nightmare Logic” from 2017.
There are some really great songs on that album. All of what I play today is off of “Nightmare Logic.”
Well, let’s get to it. And remember the band, and the man. Starting us off is Track 2, and undoubtedly their most well-known, this is “Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe)”.

That was “Waiting Around To Die”. And before that, “Waitin’ Around to Die” by the late great Townes Van Zandt of neighboring Fort Worth.

I hope you like that song placement there, while those song titles do share the same name; I also play it in homage to another fellow and former IBMer, Randy Gregory, II and his much missed show on IBM Community Radio, “The Void”. He used to play some extreme metal, followed by acoustic folk songs, then more hardcore metal.

I remember last Summer on vacation in the mountains of Colorado and listening to one of his episodes. In particular with TVZ songs playing in between the heavier songs. Tends to make a pretty good foil, I think.

Before that was the title track, “Nightmare Logic”.

I was lucky enough to catch the band a couple times. And anybody that had ever heard any these bands songs would spread the gospel. And I took it upon myself to do the same.

It is sad that we are honoring a tribute to Riley Gale, but our hearts go out to him and his family and friends and his band. Rest in Peace.

Thanks for listening.

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