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5.0 out of 5 stars different in most ways, 17 Sep 2000
This review is from: Mxbx 1998/13000 Miles at Light Velocity (Audio CD)
It seems that every record this group does is different to the last in most ways. It's amazing to listen to songs that you think you've learned played ever-so-slightly-different (not so much as to change it past recognition, but enough to make you think "that's not how it's supposed to go). But the whole point is that the songs, while remaining the same are kept fresh, so that no-matter how many CD's you have with the same song on it, it's never QUITE the same. This American tour CD seems more... American than normal. And at first the little US stylings made me feel like the group was losing it's appeal. But it grows on you very quickly, and the version of spathetic on this CD is to die for (as is the cover of Surfing USA). Loud, and not for those of conservative musical taste, this is sort of like the rage against the machine sped up (and without the rage). It's really not that angry. The lyrics (while not in any way normal) are not the sort of trash you get from the likes of SlipKnot, and the like.
Although it's hard to tell most of the time what Yasuko (the singer) is saying most of the time, I can tell you that it's normally rather abstract, in an almost Captain Beefheart way. I REALLY recommend this to anyone with an pen mind. It's not as random as it sounds at first, and it's lively. Indeed, Lively is the only real way to describe this.
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