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Purple Onion
Purple Onion
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Price: 7.98

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars WOW, 1 Oct 2002
This review is from: Purple Onion (Audio CD)
What an amazing album. This is pure, uncompromising Claypool. It kind of picks up where The Holy Mackerel left off (one of his earlier projects) On first listening to it I found it a bit slow taking off at the start, but once the album gets going it takes you to a crazy place, very Beatles influenced (Yellow Submarine and Sargeant Pepper in particular) filled with witty redneck lyrics and insane bass and guitar parts The addition of percussion instruments and saxophone to the 'typical' Claypool line up makes for very original and interesting listening.
The only things I didnt like about this album was that they can get caught up a little too much in making weird sound effects, and the album is WAY too short. It cuts off leaving you wanting more.

Pork Soda
Pork Soda
Price: 4.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An Album for the Die-Hard-Core Primus Fan, 19 Sep 2002
This review is from: Pork Soda (Audio CD)
I don't know WHAT to make of this album. It doesnt sound as though it came after 'Sailing the Seas of Cheese' but at the same time, it seems like a logical progression onto "tales from the Punchbowl'. This album is 100% uncompromised Primus, which unfortunately means the most inaccesible. It's like the primordial Primus soup that they use to build upon in their other albums.
If you're looking to collect all of the Primus albums, I would definately recommend leaving this one 'till last. That said, if you're a fan, you'll love it.

Brown Album
Brown Album
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's true alright, definately the most accessible album., 17 Sep 2002
This review is from: Brown Album (Audio CD)
Although I appreciate their other albums more, this one is so listenable. It's almost a concept album, all the songs have a slight overdriven sound to them (bass, drums and guitar) Some tunes stand out more than others (Golden Boy, Shake Hands with Beef and Kalamazoo are my favourites). But overall I think this album rocks.

Over-Nite Sensation
Over-Nite Sensation
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Price: 16.95

7 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Enough for Government Work, 4 July 2001
This review is from: Over-Nite Sensation (Audio CD)
Although I only own five (or six) of Zappa's 50 or so albums, I think I can safely say that this must be one of his best. I bought this album based on the fact that three of the tunes (I'm the slime, Dirty love and Montana) appear on his 'Greatest' hits CD.
As the album progresses, you realise just how good a guitarist and producer Frank Zappa was. His Solos on Dirty Love and Montana kick ass so effortlessly. Also, Jean Luc Ponty offers a big slice of ear candy on Fifty Fifty with his violin solo.
Dinah Moe Hum is a brilliantly narrated song, and very up beat. But the lyrics are so dirty that I can't help but turn the volume down when playing for fear of someone hearing them. The other tracks on the album bind the whole thing together in a mock up of middle of the road blues rock (I think the vocals on Fifty Fifty are a pop at Robert Plant wannabe vocalists of the late 70's/early 80's. All in all one of his better albums, but don't look too much into the three stars. As with many of Franks' albums, the album can be let down by self indulgent musical ideas.
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Buggin' Out
Buggin' Out
Offered by SourceMediaUK
Price: 2.42

3.0 out of 5 stars An enticing offering, 22 Sep 2000
This review is from: Buggin' Out (Audio CD)
This album is an unusual hybrid of Lounge music mixed with hip hop. Compared to previous 10 cents albums it offers a very diverse style that we all knew they were capable of. This leads to an unexpected shortcoming.
The sounds on the album are so diverse that they don't sound like they belong in the same room. As much as creativity should be nurtured, there should always be careful planning behind every album if it's to be successful.

High Havoc
High Havoc
Offered by SellerHit UK
Price: 37.61

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's an Acid Funk Kitch 60's Cult Groovy kind of thing~, 2 Aug 2000
This review is from: High Havoc (Audio CD)
I can't believe no-one's reviewed this album yet. I'd like to call it under-rated but that would only sound sympathetic. Basically this is one of the more recent offerings from the Acid Jazz quartet. Corduroy themselves said that every one of their albums is a concept album, an imaginary soundtrack to a film if you may. This album really does play like a soundtrack because their styles vary much more from Acid Jazz to easy listening, to Brazilian and funk. If this film were a soundtrack to a film, it would be set in the late 60's in locations such as London and Paris baby, with fantastic car chases and Columbo type characters snooping around warehouses with handguns. This really is a groovy album and was produced with much originality and high fidelity. The band have incorporated horns sections a lot more on this album which makes their music sound a lot more than just a four piece funky jam.
What can I say, if those 60's cult TV theme tunes do it for you, and your favourite song lyrics consist of 'Ba ba ba boop boop yabbadoobabeebadoobada', you shouldn't be without this album.

Under The Pink
Under The Pink
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Price: 4.89

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Under the Sink, 15 Jun 2000
This review is from: Under The Pink (Audio CD)
This album was my first and is my favourite Tori Amos album. Trying hard not to describe it as the peak in her career, I see it as being after the early-nineties sound of 'Little Earthquakes' and before her more recent albums where she's become a lot more diverse in style.
I'd like to name certain tracks in particular, but they're all so good, there isn't a track on the album that makes you want to skip it when you listen to it. It's packed tight with and an excellent blend of crisp clean piano and guitar. And as for Tori's vocal capabilities, her voice is as dynamic and angelic as ever.
I would definetly recommend this album as a first buy from the Tori collection.

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