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I have always admired the drums in this song for the tasteful subtlety while being a relatively complex groove of broken sixteenths on the hi-hat. Digital Bath isn’t your typical loud and raucous Deftones song, but it definitely still holds true to the spirit of the band.
Admittedly, it’s been a few years since I’ve spent quality time listening to a Cake CD, mainly because I used to listen to the first 4 albums all the time. Too much of a good thing is just too mention. However, I’ve officially rediscovered my love for their spoken word, off kilter singing paired with funk, rock and world music sounds.
Possibly one of the most influential bands of the 90’s, and definitely one of my favorites. In the last couple of years Zach de la Rocha has reunited with the band, and they have been playing a lot of festivals. Hopefully, new material will be coming soon. “Know Your Enemy” features Maynard from Tool, so it has to be a great song.
Rage Against The Machine “Know Your Enemy”
Son Ambulance is fronted by Joe Knapp who collaborated with Bright Eyes on Fevers and Mirrors, and this track comes from the split EP with Bright Eyes titled “Oh Holy Fools.” Their sound has a slight hint of 70’s pop to it, and the sentiments in the song are often achingly sweet.
Son Ambulance “The Invention of Beauty”
Glenn Danzig, the former lead singer of The Misfits, has always had a penchant for writing solid songs with horror and macabre themes. If you’ve ever tried solving a Rubik’s Cube then you can fully understand the dark nature of today’s sketch.
You may remember this song from 90’s since it got a bit of radio play. I love the fact that he’s singing about a lack of feelings with a lot of passion. The album is great, but I never got a chance to catch Superdrag live. It looks like the band has gotten back together as of 2008, and even released a new album. I love how I’m always discovering good news from this project. It looks like I’ll be picking up the new CD soon. You should, too.
I rediscovered this CD in our collection, and I had forgotten how great it was. The band is no longer together though it looks like they did a reunion show in their hometown, Norman, Oklahoma in 2008, so maybe there’s hope that they’ll get back together to record.
If The Beatles and Luna had a baby you’d get a band that sounds like The Clientele. Everytime I listen to “Strange Geometry” I like the band even more. I really need to get some of their other albums.
I recently heard an interview with Patti Smith on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and she talked about her relationship with Robert Maplethorpe. Terry played the song “Memorial Tribute” which Patti had written about Robert after he had passed away. It’s a beautiful song that I had forgotten about. The version I have comes from the “No Alternative” CD.