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Old 07-16-2008, 10:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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“One Day As A Lion is both a warning delivered and a promise kept.”

“A defiant affirmation of the possibilities that exist in the space between kick and snare. It’s a sonic reflection of the visceral tension between a picturesque fabricated cultural landscape, and the brutal socioeconomic realities it attempts to mask. One Day As A Lion is a recorded interaction between Zack de la Rocha and Jon Theodore from Los Angeles, California.”

“The name taken from the infamous 1970 black and white, captured by legendary Chicano photographer George Rodriguez featuring a center framed tag on a white wall in an unspecified section of Boyle Heights. It reads: ‘It’s better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand years as a lamb.’ This record is a stripped down attempt to realize this sentiment in sound.”

They got a song up on their myspace page (Wild international), it's pretty tight :
MySpace.com - One Day As A Lion - LOS ANGELES, California - Other - www.myspace.com/onedayasalion


It basically sounds just like RATM which is awesome but also kinda makes you wonder why the need for a separate band, complete creative control? Zach's had enough of Morello's solos? Theodore does a decent job of it but doesn't really shine like he did in Volta...

Anyways, super stoked for an album or an EP.
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh, I thought RATM reunited. Or is this just a side project of de la Rocha's? I respect Zack a lot but if he thinks that he's going to be able to deliver as effectively as he did in Rage he's sorely mistaken. Morello was half the reason anyone listened to their music, and as far as I knew, everyone in the band endorsed Zack's style.

I can't say that I'm impressed by this. I loved Rage and hated Audioslave, but I don't think I could bear to listen to Zack's political rants for an hour.
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I too didn't really take to Audioslave (the music was tight but the vocals just never went anywhere) but I like anything Zach makes (he did a song a few years ago with DJ Shadow called March of death which I also dug the shit out of) which makes me think that for me, Zach was RATM...and honestly, I could do without Morello's antics...:\
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Zach was RATM...and honestly, I could do without Morello's antics...:\
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You've gotta be joking. De la Rocha was the activist, the outspoken one, but Morello was the intellectual of the group (you do know he got a degree in Political Science from Harvard, right?) and certainly the most gifted musician. And for me, it was always the music that held the band together. Maybe it was Zack's anger and frustration against the status quo that really brought Rage out, but he wasn't musically talented, and I don't think that a hip-hop EP is gonna change most people's perception of him. Unless he got Rick Rubin to produce it, I don't think it's gonna be anything special.
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Nope, I shit you not. You've got a prime example of a long time RATM fan who is interested in anything Zach does, as opposed to stuff Morello might be doing in the future. One day as a lion is a perfect example of that, it's just Zach, some drums and a keyboard and it still kicks ass. It's all about the vocal delivery (if it wasn't, Audioslave would have been just as good a band as RATM, which it wasn't, not even close).

But really, I couldn't be happier if the band got together again and started writing new stuff (despite Morello's solos, they still wrote some fantastic tunes), but until then I'll gladly eat up anything Zach serves us...
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I presume you have heard this Marijan? It's a few years old now though.

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This is the most amazing thing I've heard in years. It somehow manages to be worse than RATM. That is a pretty big accomplishment.
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I quite like it but then it is hardly a progressive sound is it?
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I presume you have heard this Marijan? It's a few years old now though.

I haven't actually, thanks, that was pretty good.
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