Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Dandy Warhols Come Down
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Dandy Warhols Photos More from Dandy Warhols
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This COULD BE the best CD from an American band in the '90's
Brent A. Anthonisen | Alpharetta, GA, USA | 11/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Before 2000's "Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia" came out and had Dandy Warhols songs in TV ads for everything from Michelob beer to Nissan automobiles to pretty much everything else, "Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth" was winning accolades as being one of the most entertaining videos to run on MTV since the glory days of Russell Mulcahy's work with Duran Duran, "Boys Better" was spicing up the soundtrack to "Good Will Hunting" and "Every Day Should Be A Holiday" was adding a touch of class to "There's Something About Mary" (admittedly not so difficult to do)."The Dandy Warhols Come Down" marks Portland, Oregon's most enigmatic (yet sonically accessible) band's major-label debut with Capitol/EMI, and considering the massive wave of neo-psychedelic indie-pop that flooded the music industry in 1997 (not in the least among the stand-outs being Cornershop's "When I Was Born For The th Time" and Primal Scream's masterpiece "Vanishing Point"), it is probably understandable that "...Come Down" managed to slip beneath the radar of most music fans. However, those who have made the effort to experience this CD are seldom regretfull for doing so. From the dreamy and extended introduction of "Be-In" (the song used to open most Dandys live shows to this day) to the experimental soundscapes of "Pete International Airport" and "The Creep-Out" there are a vaiety of trippy grooves and joyful summertime pop tunes, including the afforementioned pop hookfests "...Last Junkie...", "Boys Better", "...Holiday", as well as the aural equivalent of a flower opening its bloom and facing the sun, "Good Morning" and the name-dropping hipster chic of "Cool As Kim Deal".Just to prove it's not all about catchy pop songs, the Dandys can navel/shoe-gaze with the best of 'em with songs like the two-chord simplicity of "I Love You" (surely one of the most honest love songs ever written), the Sergio Leone/Ennio Morricone-inspired "Whipping Tree", which segues not quite seamlessly into "Green"...as well as "Orange", arguably the first great song to be written (and performed?) under the influence of a bottle of Ny-Quil.I had bought "Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia" before this CD, but it was buying this CD that convinced me that the Dandy Warhols were one of the few bands in the music business whose name meant quality with no questions asked; after listening to this album once I knew that anything with the Dandy Warhols name on it was worth buying sight unseen (or sound unheard, as it were); they are just that good, and this CD represents them at their best. If you're at all curious about what this band is about, start with this CD...you'll be a most willing convert afterward, I promise."
Eclectic and marvelous.
Allyn West | Muncie, IN | 09/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Dandy's second release is one of the greatest records in the 90's...by far. The sonic grooves the Dandy's take you on again and again leave a listener exhausted and overwhelmed by feeling. From the beginnings of the feedback rumbles on "Be-In" to the closings on "The Creep Out", a note is hardly wasted. Stand-out tracks are "Be-In", "Boys Better" "Minnesoter" "Good Morning" "Green" "Hard On For Jesus". The Dandy Warhols can trip you out, and swell your mind in 10 different directions, then chill you out with 4 minutes of pop perfection. Mr. Taylor (now Taylor-Taylor) is a brilliant songwriter, and Pete Holmstrom pushes the guitar and its sonic textures beyond belief. The music is hard to describe with words...the textures and the sounds are amazing. If you take the best melodies from the 60's, plus the darkest moments of the Rolling Stones, plus 70's rock bravado, plus 80's new wave creepy-isms, plus 90's studio and technical mastery, you've got this album. It grabs and utilizes the best moments from the past 4 decades...without sounding pretentious. Truly an amazing rock record. Do yourself a favor and buy it."
Dandy Warhols - better than anything else you listen to....
Maxwell Spaceman | Flourtown, PA | 01/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, I know there are a million reviews. A lot are like 3 stars. I've owned this album a few years now and it's made me realize finally that the Dandy Warhols are a 5 star band. You know the deal - you go through different phases in your musical taste sometimes and the albums you once loved become meaningless. Well, my story is, I've owned this album and have been a Dandy Warhols fan since I heard "Boys Better", so I think that the Dandy Warhols and the Come Down album are timeless, incredible things. I have bought the album twice because my first one got scratched after long use. I also bought the double LP and casette tape. Seriously - this album was so good - I got all the formats available so I can listen to it everywhere and anywhere. This album is the definition of good rock music. I think the Dandy Warhols efforts are one of the few real rock and roll influences today. You can't deny the catchiness of "Junkie" or "Minnesoter". Seriously. I had my mother listening to "Junkie" on a regular basis. She doesn't like anything newer than stuff like the Ramones and Replacements! So, seriously, something is special about this band.
I've heard it dismissed as a 'all-sounds-the-same" album and stuff. I mean, its not some diverse "Midnite Vultures" Beck album with R & B and Hip-hop belended into it. It's more like a good Stones album like "Goat's Head Soup" or something. One of those albums with all killers and no fillers. I've heard the "Pete International Airport sucks, it's not even a song" and "the Creep Out sucks it's got no vocals and is 8 minutes of the same riff...." Jeez. Those tracks are awesome if you listen closer. Sure, if you're in the mood to boogie, perhaps PIA isn't the track to put on, but if you listen closley and listen to some of the live versions on the band's DVD's, you'll respect it more and realize it's a pretty interesting track with some guitar effects not heard elsewhere.
Maybe it's just at a day and age where good music like the Dandys and Jonestown Massacre just isn't fully appreciated. I think if you are looking into this band, start with Come Down or 13 Tales. And, hey - if you are looking into the band - you're on the right road. All you new music fans who listen to the Killers and Interpol, and Franz Ferdinand - give these guys a try with this album. It's almost 10 years since this album's recording! Where'd the time go? It's surely a modern classic now. I think anyone looking to dip into something they haven't heard of would love Courtney and the gang as they venture into anti-heroin use, sexually intimidating women, and ego-rock.
You're gonna listen to it over and over. First it'll be "Junkie". Then you'll like "Cool As Kim Deal". Then "Boys Better". Then from there it'll be all the rest of the tracks. If you are a super poor high school or college student and don't have the money, go the dandy's official site at www.dandywarhols.com and stream the videos for a few songs to hold you over. Or if you aren't positive about the band, go to Itunes or something and download "Good Morning" and "Minnesoter" to get a taste of the album. I will also recommend the Black Album (available on the dandys site for 30$) and the Boys Better Part 2 single (with a great Lightfoot cover). So, yeah, the band is cool and the album is cooler than cool. Enjoy it."