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OfflineRob_K
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Tool... Show me the light
    #1711197 - 07/13/03 01:09 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Loads of people on these forums seem to sing Tool's praises but from what I've heard they are generally extremely loud and a bit scary.. What am I missing? If you are Tool lover what do you get from listening to them?

I only ask because they seem very different to all the other musical suggestions given here. There's a lot of screaming and freaky samples and stuff.. seems to me like it might induce a bad trip.

I like to think of myself as very musically open-minded and I'm not afraid of loud music so I want to appreciate them.. guess I just haven't seen the light yet! Whats the deal?


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Re: Tool... Show me the light [Re: Rob_K]
    #1711207 - 07/13/03 01:19 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Tool does have a lot of aggression in their music, but it's aggression with MEANING. There is also a very spiritual element to their music. If you listen to a full Tool album, especially Lateralus, I'm sure you'll have little doubt that they are all heavily into psychedelics(I know for a fact that the drummer does DMT). Also, Tool isn't just all aggression. They also have a lot of calm moments in their music. But the heaviness is also EXTREMELY trippy. I know that when I'm tripping, I sometimes have this violent feeling of wanting to jump out of my body, and I find that Tool complements this very well. Listen to Lateralus while tripping. That's an order!


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Re: Tool... Show me the light [Re: silversoul7]
    #1711295 - 07/13/03 01:56 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Rob, you're probably just listening to the older stuff which is pretty 'loud and aggressive' on the surface.

like silversoul said, smoke a bowl and listen to their album 'Lateralus' all the way through.


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Re: Tool... Show me the light [Re: Grav]
    #1711392 - 07/13/03 02:31 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

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Grav said:
like silversoul said, smoke a bowl and listen to their album 'Lateralus' all the way through.




and if you have a really good set of head phones use those. you can hear every little drop of sound with a good set of head phones in lateralus.


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    #1711444 - 07/13/03 03:02 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

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Re: Tool... Show me the light [Re: cerealrat]
    #1711944 - 07/13/03 06:31 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

hey cereal you much of a KC fan?

I've just really gotten into them recently.. very good shit


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    #1712001 - 07/13/03 06:53 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

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    #1712032 - 07/13/03 07:07 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

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Re: Tool... Show me the light [Re: cerealrat]
    #1712829 - 07/13/03 11:54 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Oh, I thought that was Discipline

I've got a few of their albums.. My favorite is 'Beat' ... It has such a unique feel to it... Reminds me of a city during the night.

Some of their tracks I don't dig as much, but most of them are fuckin awesome. They are definately one of the most original bands I've heard. They have some sort of really confident alien attitude, heheh.


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Re: Tool... Show me the light [Re: Grav]
    #1713310 - 07/14/03 03:16 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

tool's music is the thunder of breaking free and the flow of energy in the very air. like said above lateralus is the best  single cohesive imprint of intent/emotion/energy ever marketed to the masses.
they give the reason to wake up and how in the same line of music.

intelligent, spiritual music...think about it.  :bong: :mushroom2: :heart: :tongue2: :oogle:  the music of life and death... and then rebirth.


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Re: Tool... Show me the light [Re: Rob_K]
    #1713377 - 07/14/03 03:54 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

TOOL has matured into the likes of King Crimson, Yes, Rush, etc.
time sigs based on phi, subliminal magickal incantations, lyrics w/ multi-layered meaning.
only the music has become Much more powerful through technology.

Aenima and Lateralus were engineered by David Bottrill (Passion w/ Peter Gabriel) @ Ocean Way.
the guy knows what he's doing and has what he needs to do it.

Fred Durst said of TOOL, "Those Guys are too tight"
Maynard has admitted to voluntary possession on stage,
and Danny invoked a Daemon into his kit for the Lateralus sessions.

this is one of the tightest bands on the planet working w/ one of the best engineers.
make sure to listen to it through cans w/ a wide-open mind.

btw, there is no such thing as a bad trip... only bad trippers. :wink:

   


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Re: Tool... Show me the light [Re: Middleman]
    #1713461 - 07/14/03 05:16 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I think you guys are forgetting about the Aenima album! I mean c'mon! Stinkfist, Eulogy, Aenima, all fucking great songs to trip to...the whole album is really, except for maybe Intermission and Die Eier Von Satan, hehe.


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    #1713730 - 07/14/03 10:50 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

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Re: Tool... Show me the light [Re: cerealrat]
    #1714384 - 07/14/03 03:26 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Especially in Lateralus, aside from the fact that I am taken away by such spiritual content, the Music is what gets me.
They use so many bad ass time changes, polyrhythms and every other combination of non-4/4 time. I try and count along but it's damn near impossible sometimes.
Lateralus, the song, has a chorus that's a bar of 7,8, and 9. With the lyrics in a syllabic pattern of the fibonacci sequence - 1,1,2,3,5,8.......

I understand your position Rob. All my buddies got into Tool before I did, i resisted because it sounded too angry. But i wasn't reeeallly listening. Get past that initial point that even tho it is loud and aggressive, it is not necessarily Pissed Off. All though some of there older stuff is....


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Re: Tool... Show me the light [Re: Blastrid]
    #1714898 - 07/14/03 05:48 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

...and no eggs! *crowd roars*

Funniest shit in the world.


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Re: Tool... Show me the light [Re: Rob_K]
    #1715186 - 07/14/03 06:59 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

It's music for boring nerds who like chord changes,
forty string guitars, black clothing, modernism, and
Mayan calendars.

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Re: Tool... Show me the light [Re: bivalve]
    #1715191 - 07/14/03 06:59 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)



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Re: Tool... Show me the light [Re: bivalve]
    #1715674 - 07/14/03 09:13 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I like Tool, I especially like "the patient" and "disposition", I think the lyrics are nice. I like Lateralus, I think it's more positive, and less complainish.



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Re: Tool... Show me the light [Re: bivalve]
    #1715771 - 07/14/03 09:36 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

But the Mayan calendar looks so cool with all it's little pictures and stuff!  :shocked: 


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Re: Tool... Show me the light [Re: Adamist]
    #1716882 - 07/15/03 01:58 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Uhh tool isnt for boring nerds, its for people who likes music without any boundaries and something thats actually different from all that crap you hear on tv and radio.

"...I'm sure you'll have little doubt that they are all heavily into psychedelics.."

Maynard doest use any drugs but he's really into meditation and spiritual stuff.


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