Doug Pinnick (vocals, bass), Ty Tabor, (guitars, vocals), and Jerry Gaskill (vocals, drums)
I’ll admit to not having had that much exposure to King’s X. I had heard a lot of praise about them for a long time without hearing any of their music. I remember when I was 15 and a member of Columbia House (yeah, quit yer chucklin’), I kept reading about them in those little catalogue/magazines they sent out to their customers. The description of the band peaked my interest as well as Doug Pinnick’s crazy 80’s haircut. But thanks to Al Gore and a fast on-campus connection I was able to finally listen to the song “Vegetable.” I was surprised and impressed at the same time. “Vegetable” is a very laid back and even groovy song, but then I’d always heard that King’s X had more soul than your average heavy metal band. I also read that the album that “Vegetable” comes off of, Manic Moonlight, has that general groovy feel to it and is somewhat of a departure from their older material.
Now I want to go out and buy Dogman and Tape Head, the first album they released with Metal Blade Records, which are considered two of the best albums in their repertoire. “Vegetable” has convinced that they are a band worthy of looking further into. I also really like Doug Pinnick’s voice. Very nice.
Buy the King’s X album Manic Moonlight
King’s X – Vegetable