Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
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Acquired taste but required listening
skulliest | Edmonton, Alberta Canada | 06/29/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As the title says, this is an acquired listen. After listening to Chris Connelly add his talents to great industrial bands like KMFDM, Ministry and the like, I thought I'd check out one of his solo outings. I had heard that Chris was "trying to distance himself from the industrial genre" that I was so familiar hearing him in, but I never expected this!At first, I hated this CD, I have to admit it. But, I liked the lyrics. Pure poetry and very intelligent. So I continued to listen giving it many chances and after a while, it really grew on me. This disc is packed with rock songs and Chris croons like David Bowie on most. You've got some more agressive songs like 'Drench' and 'What's Left But Solid Gold?' that really are excellent songs. The guitar is of a heavier tone but transposed on a rock riff. 'Detestimony III' is a lofty and enlightened tune that features a really cool solo at the end. 'Meridian Afterburn' and 'Shipwreck' are both more laid back songs. 'Spoonfed Celeste' has a country feel to it.Basically, this CD is kind of a mish-mash of different styles and Chris pulls it off wonderfully. However, those expecting distorted vocals and harsh industrial beats will be disappointed. This is not an industrial CD.Most importantly, Chris said that this CD is a kiss off to a lot of negative energy from his past. And don't those always make really great listens?"
Connelly does rule over the transcendental ultraworld
paul brittain | evanston born, stl livin' | 07/16/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"mr. connelly is a gifted poet, songwriter, and singer. in my humble estimation, the carl sandberg of chicago of the end of the last century. his music and lyrics depict the rhythm and the majesty that is the city of broad shoulders. since i know him personally, i can cheerfully report that he is a sharp wit and a kind man. he'll make you laugh 'til you cry."