A perfect circle
Dear Mr. Maynard,
When I was first supplied with links for Tool songs, I watched about 2 minutes out of the 10 minutes videos and said that’s not for me. They were too weird, too loud, too far away from what I was used to. I just couldn’t get how Stinkfist was the perfect sex song. Aeons later, I’m trying to make up for lost time and started out light with A perfect circle. I’m getting used to the songs, the little inflexions of your voice, the drums and the bass line. Not to mention the superb lyrics.
I had a line-up of Mer de Noms, The 13th step and eMOTIVe. aMOTION was purposefully skipped for the moment as it’s just a remix album. So I’ve listened to the 3 others throughout the past week, without reading reviews before that could ruin the experience. And I’m glad I did that. I like 2 tracks of eMOTIVe but around the Internet it’s described as possessing “the same musical integrity as urinating in a Pepsi bottle and throwing it at a basement wall.” Oh well, it is a cover album.
So from the sea of awesomeness what really stood out for me were Blue, Passive, What’s going on and Magdalena. I like the first 2 songs so much I think they should be just one, with the intro from Blue and the lyrics from Passive.
Apart from that, “What’s going on” has one of the most beautiful growths/climaxes I’ve heard in a long while. And Magdalena, well, just take a look at the lyrics:
“I’ll sell my soul, my self esteem
a dollar at a time for one chance, one kiss
one taste of you my Magdalena.”
I’m really starting to find that name fascinating.
So yesterday I also kicked off with Lateralus, prolly the loudest Tool album and guess what? I think it sounds great. So if you happen to be in a giving mood, they’re touring the US and Canada this year and I only need about 2000€ for a round trip. :D
Until then I’ll leave you with “This song is called Fuck Britney Spears…in the ass”. *plays Passive