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“Bam Margera Presents: Viva La Bands” Vol. 2 by Various Artists

Artist: Various Artists
Title: “Bam Margera Presents: Viva La Bands” Vol. 2 by Various Artists
Label: Filthy Note Records
Release Date: 9/4/2007
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 3.5/5

In the album liner notes pro-skateboarder and media personality Bam Margera explains why such a compilation like “Viva La Bands” actually exists – “the reason I created Viva La Bands is to spread some of the best music that rarely gets heard on radio or on MTV. This disc is just a small sample of some great music”. He certainly is right to the point about this and I have to agree with him about it because conventional radio is surely not the place to first hear about the most exciting music that the world has to offer you as a fan of that which is really out there to experience. The Rocker Set is especially compromised by MTV who no longer shows much that we can find merit in and is instead focused on Rap shows, celebreality programs and dating shows about hanging with peoples Mom or having ones Parents pick the perfect partner for you. I can only say “Next” to all of that Sweet Sixteen gibberish as well since it sets up a bad example for the regular class of people. Heavy Metal fans get the 2 hour “Headbangers Ball”, but that is only a teaser when it comes down to it. I admit that I have admired Bam’s sense of purpose towards music even though I am not the biggest follower of the television programs he is the focus of. His “Viva La Bam” show made everyone aware of the band HIM, and plastered their logo everywhere. So much was this the case that people felt it was his as opposed to the Gothic Melancholy Finnish rockers.
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