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z_gryphonWrote something in this comment that sounds like a pretentious metal band's name:

Cold Iron Prong of Satan



It broke me.

(BTW, I really love this TMBG song. Even though I know a lot of fans don't...)

I am: aggravated aggravated
Current Media: TMBG - Snail Shell

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Comments
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: April 11th, 2003 06:15 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
heh. that goes back to before you were on LJ...
From: murph_grrl Date: April 11th, 2003 06:23 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I love that TMBG song, but then I have a "thing" for that album...
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 11th, 2003 06:27 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Was the thing flannel? :-)
etherial From: etherial Date: April 11th, 2003 06:58 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

John Henry

John Henry is, for all but the snobbish "I was there back when Dan didn't exist" fans, the best put together Album TMBG has made.
etherial From: etherial Date: April 11th, 2003 07:13 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Except for Spy.

I hate Spy. I want it to die.
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: April 11th, 2003 07:48 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re: Except for Spy.

I dunno.

I mean, on the one hand, John Henry has some really cool songs on it. "Subliminal". "AKA Driver". "Destination Moon". "O, Do Not Forsake Me". "Meet James Ensor". "Stomp Box". "The End of the Tour".

And on the other hand, it's got some complete and utter crap. "Snail Shell". "Sleeping in the Flowers". "Unrelated Thing". "Dirt Bike". "A Self Called Nowhere". I mean, ugh.

It's just fantastically uneven, with peaks and valleys so far apart that listening to the whole thing in train is an exercise in mind-screwing-up that has few equals among CDs I didn't compile myself. :)

And, for that matter, I like "Spy".
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 11th, 2003 07:53 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re: Except for Spy.

See, Snail Shell and A Self Called Nowhere are two of my favorite songs on the album - Snail Shell is probably my favorite. Dirt Bike is kind of lame, Unrelated Thing is ok but forgettable, Sleeping in the Flowers is ok. I kind of like Spy.
etherial From: etherial Date: April 11th, 2003 08:04 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Tastes

I was just try to point out a consensus among people I know. John Henry, like Mink Car, is usually received poorly but if you give it a serious listening to, most of the people I've talked to list it among their favourites. It's one of two albums that I'll listen to out of my MP3 collection straight through.

And just to showcase our differing opinions further, the only songs I dislike are Unrelated Thing, Extra Savoir-Faire, Spy, Thermostat, and Stomp Box.

The slow songs do break the tempo of the disk, Unrelated Thing and O Do Not Forsake Me especially.
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