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Re: Band: TOOL

Postby turnbullac on Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:58 am

TOOL!
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Re: Band: TOOL

Postby theDan on Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:38 pm

world of pee wrote:jumped the shark.
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Re: Band: TOOL

Postby Andy on Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:01 pm

Maynard James Keenan, in the lyrics to "Vicarious," wrote:Eye on the TV
'cause tragedy thrills me
Whatever flavor it happens to be


Whoa, that's intellectual.
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Probably if Don Henley beat you to it by two decades, you shouldn't bother.
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Re: Band: TOOL

Postby wellbutrin on Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:34 pm

don't like tool, but this is cool. bunch of 12 year olds.

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Re: Band: TOOL

Postby cuttheshitmike on Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:56 pm

I saw Tool with the Melvins when I was a sophomore in high school. I felt bad for years because I remember thinking the melvins sucked, but I later found out they were touring on some of their most unlistenable material, apparently, and even fans didn't dig it. But whatever, I was 15 so that's a good enough excuse anyways. I was a big fan of AEnima at the time and spent a lot of time listening to that record and playing Mario Kart 64. The concert was my first big arena show and, being a teenager, I got high and moshed and had a grand old time. A few months later I would get into punk and pretty much never listen to tool again. I was a college radio DJ when Lateralus dropped, so I was forced to contend with the doofuses who loved Tool and at least give it a listen... ugh.

Tool sucks.

The biggest thing that irks me (from both fans and detractors) is when people accuse them of being too complex/proggy/smart/etc. No. These guys are dumb. You could never miss that they're playing in an odd time signature because it sounds like they're counting it out every time. Nothing sounds smooth or natural or musical about their rhythms. Maynard is a grade A moron. Go seek out the interview about his wine company/pucifer album and tell me that's not true. He's the type to use a word like "Vicarious" in a song and assume other people don't because it's a big, intelligent word and not because it's impossible to sing without sounding like an idiot.

Speaking of which, Maynard is an awful singer. It's like he mastered all the techniques of singing (projecting your voice, all the little annoying affectations and modulations) without ever actually learning how to sing or write a melody. Melodically these guys are about on par with Cake except if the guy from Cake wanted to be an opera singer.

And Danny Carey? The guy may be technically proficient on some level, but his drumming is so tasteless and samey. How many faux-tribal "I bought all these fucking toms so I'm gonna damn well use 'em" drum beats do you need to hear in your life really?

Their bass player is the hero of every high-schooler who bought a six string bass without actually learning how to play bass first. Dumb dumb dumb repetitive lines with all those stupid slappy triplet grace note things thrown in all over the place.

All these parts wouldn't necessarily add up to an unbearable whole, but it struck me watching that video of the kids, since I hadn't listened to that song in a while, how much they were kind of trying to do a Marquee Moon thing with the interlocking rhythms in the intro and how it's so much more showy and bullshity and completely fails while marquee moon catches me a little off guard every time. Whatever feel or vibe or groove there is that makes me enjoy music, Tool has absolutely none of it.
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Re: Band: TOOL

Postby Bernardo on Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:07 pm

I don't hate them that badly, but that was a good summation.
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Re: Band: TOOL

Postby cuttheshitmike on Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:15 pm

Well, I rarely think of tool at all, but sometimes it's fun to go off a bit. Plus, 50/50(ish)? REALLY?
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Re: Band: TOOL

Postby emmanuelle cunt on Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:16 pm

cuttheshitmike wrote:I was a big fan of AEnima at the time and spent a lot of time listening to that record and playing Mario Kart 64.



The rest is golden, too.
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Re: Band: TOOL

Postby Gramsci on Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:17 pm

Ænima is a very nice record. Beyond that it all gets a bit AC/DC.
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Re: Band: TOOL

Postby emmanuelle cunt on Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:18 pm

Also, I miss Adam CR.
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Re: Band: TOOL

Postby AnthonyVillalobos on Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:30 pm

Gramsci wrote:Ænima is a very nice record. Beyond that it all gets a bit AC/DC.


Lateralus is their best album, imo.

I put it on last night and was stoked on hearing it again. It's been years, but I still love that fuckin' record.
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Re: Band: TOOL

Postby Gramsci on Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:33 pm

AnthonyVillalobos wrote:
Gramsci wrote:Ænima is a very nice record. Beyond that it all gets a bit AC/DC.


Lateralus is their best album, imo.

I put it on last night and was stoked on hearing it again. It's been years, but I still love that fuckin' record.


You're probably right it's just Ænima has a lot of good memories. I saw that tour in Christchurch, New Zealand. And you come from somewhere that isolated it becomes a "life event."
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Re: Band: TOOL

Postby SecondEdition on Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:48 pm

Paul D'Amour had great bass tone.
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Re: Band: TOOL

Postby matthew on Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:07 pm

Tool has never captured my interest.

I don't think they sound very good nor do they make very creative or innovative music.

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Re: Band: TOOL

Postby BClark on Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:29 pm

i do like some of the guitar sounds. don't dig the lyrics or vocal histrionics.
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Re: Band: TOOL

Postby placeholder on Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:36 pm

Forum member cuttheshitmike nailed it.

Joke band.

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Re: Band: TOOL

Postby Adam Sr on Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:30 pm

STOOL.
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Re: Band: TOOL

Postby buzzsaw on Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:39 pm

This band is the modern day "The Doors" for mall-goths.
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Re: Band: TOOL

Postby AnthonyVillalobos on Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:11 am

"The Doors" are the "The Doors" for modern day mall-goths.

I'm not even sure if "mall-goths" are relevant enough nowadays to have a modern version.
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Re: Band: TOOL

Postby Chromodynamic on Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:12 pm

buzzsaw wrote:This band is the modern day "The Doors" for mall-goths.


You realize this band hasn't released an album in 7 years, and doesn't seem to have any plans for a new one anytime soon, right?

The enduring rancor y'all have for this band is something I find very amusing.
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