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Blind Man's Zoo [CD]

10,000 Maniacs Audio CD
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One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last three decades, 10,000 Maniacs, was founded by Robert Buck, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, John Lombardo and Natalie Merchant in the fall of 1981. Jerry Augustyniak joined in 1983. Together with artists like R.E.M., they defined college rock and created the first wave of alternative rock bands and what became know as the alternative rock ... Read more in Amazon's 10,000 Maniacs Store

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Blind Man's Zoo + In My Tribe + Our Time In Eden
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  • Audio CD (15 May 1989)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Elektra/Asylum Records
  • ASIN: B000002H6E
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,243 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Eat For Two 3:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Please Forgive Us 3:240.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Big Parade 4:000.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Trouble Me 3:130.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. You Happy Puppet 3:370.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Headstrong 4:160.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Poison In The Well 3:090.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Dust Bowl 4:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The Lion's Share 3:030.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Hateful Hate 4:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Jubilee 6:070.79  Buy MP3 


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much maligned but the Maniacs at their peak 10 April 2009
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As a veteran of 10000 Maniacs, and Merchant for that matter I think it is important to fly the flag for this one. It was released when it was terribly uncool to be 'political' and we can all blame Bono for that one. It was always going to be hard to follow The Wishing Chair and In My Tribe, but if you have either of those albums but not this one then you should buy it without worry.
It is indeed a moral journey, right from the opening Eat for Two which could almost be a Sunday sermon, only delivered with finesse and a touch of sadness. Please Forgive Us is either blessed with incredible foresight or American foreign policy hasn't changed much since the album came out (does this make this album timeless? - I think so). You Happy Puppet is a prediction of George Bush Jr.'s future election to high office : "how did they teach you to be a happy puppet dancing on a string?" Well I like to think so anyway. Headstrong is a fantastic, angry song with a great penetrating riff blasting its way through the length of the song. The Lion's Share is my favourite song and adequately sums up the economic policy of the 'developed' nations and also accurately predicts their downfall:
"Razor claws in velvet paws, you dunce in your guarded home, 'til a stronger beast will call on you and pounce upon your throne."
Absolutely spot on, Natalie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Under-rated, but excellent 9 April 2000
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Natalie Merchant was was much better with 10,000 Maniacs than she is solo. This was the first 10,000 Maniacs album I heard, way back in 1990. Like most fans, I think that 'Our Time in Eden' was the best, but although 'In Our Tribe' was more popular than 'Blind Man's Zoo', I think that BMZ is unfairly neglected. That is probably because of Natalie Merchant's politically controversial lyrics for many of the tracks, rather than the quality of the songs themselves. I find the emotional impact of the first three tracks, 'Eat for two' (a feminist take on unwanted pregnancy), 'Please forgive us' (about Reagan's secret war against Nicaragua) and 'The big parade' (about the Vietnam Memorial in Washington) greater than any of the songs in other albums - they are more memorable and rank among my Natalie Merchant/10,000 Maniacs favourites. This album lacks the haunting beauty of 'Our Time in Eden', but it is punchier.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A re-discovery... 24 Nov 2010
By Jeremy
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I recently decided that it was time to re-visit (and re-purchase) some old albums to give me something to fill the background to the working hours. I had been a great fan of 10,000 Maniacs back in the day, but times have changed and so have I (thank goodness!)

So I wasn't sure what my older, wiser and much more cynical self would make of this but I thought at the cost of a pint it was worth a go.

Wow, it's beautiful. I don't know much about music but I find Natalie's voice stunning - it's much better than I remember it. The earnestness of the lyrics, which I thought might grate or be overly sentimental have an innocence which is rather lovely. It's very, very different than being hectored by the likes of Sting or dare I say, Billy Bragg.

I also find the despairing anger of many of the songs (Dust Bowl, The Big Parade, Eat for Two etc etc) surprisingly more relevant now than 20 years ago.

A real and unexpected treat.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good album. 8 Sep 2013
By Nigel B
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This is a good album, but not their best. Well worth getting though. I would recommend 10,000 maniacs unplugged as a good starting point.
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5.0 out of 5 stars warbley folk music but very good 25 Aug 2013
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my usual preference is the likes of the Pixies, System of a Down, PWEI, NEDS etc, but 10,000 maniacs are something very special, would highly recommend a listen, giv'um a good you maybe (will be) surprised.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a band who should have been huge. 29 April 2013
By jinxy
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this band and album reminds me of my youth.if you like R.E.M circa Document ,Green era
then you will love this band and album.superb.Natalie merchant has the voice of an Angel.
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