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Old 05-14-2009, 06:50 PM   #51 (permalink)
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you really didn't think i was going to ignore this one right

the review (like all others) is great, but... you kind of missed the point of perry's spoken word bit about 'sex, drugs, and rock & roll' at the start of 'ain't no right'. he's not commenting about those so much as the censorship that was so prevalent in the late 80s. you have to listen to close to hear him say 'i don't ask what position you f*ck your wife in, so take that piss cup outta my face' as his monologue fades into the intro of the song.

i find it funny that you hear a big sense of freedom on the record as well since the band was on the verge of collapse for most of the recording process. the ONLY track from the album that the band recorded together was 'three days' and they pretty much just all walked in, played it, then walked out again. you're right that it was about perry's friend... but... she was a little more than just a friend. the cover of the album is a paper mache representation of perry, his significant other casey niccoli, and xiola. i'll leave it up to your imagination as to what happened over the 3 days when xiola visited them from the east coast.

as for 'classic girl', i never got the sensation of the morning after a party, the sense of calm and peace is always there, but the song always reminds me of the last real classic girl i knew (and let slip away).

alright enough emo crap haha. i'm with you that i prefer NS over ritual. there are some songs i like better on ritual (then she did, classic girl, three days) but overall NS is a stronger album to my ears. i never did bother getting my hands on 'strays' the lead off single didn't do squat for me. 'kettle whistle' is a worthy compilation though, the live version of 'three days' smokes the crap out of the album take.
i knew as soon as i saw you as the last reply i was gonna have to type quite a bit, haha.

but yeah, thanks for clearing up that bit on "ain't no right". i don't focus as much on the lyrical content as i do the overall feel of the song, so i was a little confused when i heard it.

looking back at JA's run and the problems they faced along the way, i do kind of see how they felt confined and not really free

with three days, i do remember hearing that story, but wasn't really sure on if that was true or not, or if i remembered it correctly, so yeah.

oh and i didn't know the live version of three days was on Kettle Whistle. i definately agree on that version being better than the original, it just felt better
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@antonio> This is off subject but when I listened to your stuff on youtube this was the closest related video:



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@antonio> This is off subject but when I listened to your stuff on youtube this was the closest related video:



hahahaha wtf???
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hahahaha wtf???
Yea thats what I thought. Maybe you should do some re tagging lol.
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Yea thats what I thought. Maybe you should do some re tagging lol.
hahaha idk, i may get more views with that
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i knew as soon as i saw you as the last reply i was gonna have to type quite a bit, haha.

but yeah, thanks for clearing up that bit on "ain't no right". i don't focus as much on the lyrical content as i do the overall feel of the song, so i was a little confused when i heard it.
it's all good. i'm the same way, it usually takes me multiple listens to 'get' what songs are about (i wasn't kidding about having listened to some of these discs hundreds of times haha). mike patton is one of the few vocalists that i seem to be able to understand right off the bat haha. either way, it's really refreshing to read first impressions on these discs.


as for the tongue video. i'll toss the 3rd WTF. i have to assume it's linked to you due to the antonio carlos jobim playing in the background (i would have never guessed his tunes would end up in fetish vid soundtracks though)
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:09 PM   #57 (permalink)
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it's all good. i'm the same way, it usually takes me multiple listens to 'get' what songs are about (i wasn't kidding about having listened to some of these discs hundreds of times haha). mike patton is one of the few vocalists that i seem to be able to understand right off the bat haha. either way, it's really refreshing to read first impressions on these discs.
yeah, i wanted to give the reader the experience of it so they can know what to expect if they're a first time listener

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as for the tongue video. i'll toss the 3rd WTF. i have to assume it's linked to you due to the antonio carlos jobim playing in the background (i would have never guessed his tunes would end up in fetish vid soundtracks though)
yeah, weird combos of music and video, haha
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:53 PM   #58 (permalink)
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Release Date: April 11, 1988


I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with these guys. after listening to much of their music (about 15 albums worth), i've drawn to the conclusion that while they are perfectly capable of crafting good rocking songs with catchy hooks and melodies, they can also be completely out of their minds and damn near unlistenable(to me at least). That was the reason that i chose Hairway to Steven to be my next review. it was really seen as the dividing point in the band's career; where they started to embrace more radio friendly elements and actually had songs done before they recorded them(oh my. shocking, ain't it?), when previously they'd spend months at various studios making it up as they went. even so, there's enough experiementation to make your brain fall out of your head and flop on the floor. Intersting tidbit, when this was released, the songs had no titles, only a groups of absurdist cartoons in the cd booklet. after that, may fans'd try to correlate song titles with live versions of the songs.

All in all, i'd highly reccomend this album, as well as giving it a 8.8/10. give it a listen, bitches!!


Jimi-one HELL of a first impression. if this was a job interview, i'd hire the f*cker in a second. 12 minutes long, it uses a sh*tton of voice modulation and is as scary as it is exciting. starts off heavy with a satanic voice that sounds like it's coming for your children, and at a certain point it does. the guitars are all over the place and are wanked to hell. halfway through you hear bells and then a sense of peace ala acoustic guitars sweeps the land.

Ricky-a pump you up kind of riff with some tribal like drumming and modulated singing that's imitated by the guitar. a bit short, but good as hell.

I Saw an X-Ray of a Girl Passing Gas-a bit more upbeat than the previous songs...or so it seems. when it kicks in it sounds like a little country mixed with rock. Everything here seems to be on the move and really busy. at the end it seems to degenerate into kind of a jam, but still has the original riff and stuff.

John E. Smoke-not sure if this is a live track or if they're just f*cking with me. after the first few lyrics, it picks up a bit and pulls a "Black Dog" (stops most of the music -> lyrics -> picks up again a little). a little uncomfortable at moments but still a good listen.

Rocky-say hey to the bass, nice to see a decent bassline. this is a good melodic song, with the bass copying the singing this time. there's a good bit of distortion near the end

Julio Iglesias-sounds like rockabilly.
i like rockabilly.
so therefore like this song.

Backass-really a drop from the upbeat nature of the last song. it paints a dark and scary atmosphere that i could only equate with a bad drug trip.

Fast (a.k.a. Fart Song)-an abrupt ending song(1:36), but definately fitting with the rest of the album. oh, and the title liiieeessss, this is medium to medium fast speed at best
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halfway through you hear bells and then a sense of peace ala acoustic guitars sweeps the land.
the sense of peace only lasts until you figure out what he's singing about
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.....damn it you're right!!
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