Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Whitey Ford Sings the Blues
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Rock, Metal
When you think about it, House of Pain really were ahead of their time. Tracks like "Jump Around" may have been light on the content side, but they delivered in the production department--they played with sounds in the sam... more »
When you think about it, House of Pain really were ahead of their time. Tracks like "Jump Around" may have been light on the content side, but they delivered in the production department--they played with sounds in the same way that Missy Elliott and Timbaland have popularized, and they crossed over to a rock audience long before Puffy ever tried it. On Whitey Ford Sings the Blues, Everlast's second solo album, the opening is an appropriation of "The Fat Boys are Back"; a couple of songs favor a sensitive folk-rock touch, with Everlast on guitar; and others reach back for House of Pain's best rock-influenced sounds. Though plenty of others have rhymed over rock and folk tracks, Everlast has a good feel for it and his songs are solid. If this isn't a career album, it's damn close. --Randy Silver
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John L. (Yaz) from WILMINGTON, NC
Reviewed on 1/28/2007...
0 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
READ THIS RE-VIEW BEFORE YOU GO OUT AND BUY THE CD!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a pretty good cd to listen to, just let it play, but before you but it, you should know what kind of cd this is. Even though you've herd "what it's like" on the radio and maybe "ends" too, those are the only two songs on the cd that are mainly a smooth accustic sound. The rest of the cd is all rap, with turn tables.However if, and only if you listen very carefully there is the guitar in the backround. So before you go out and buy the cd, take this re-view into conccideration. If you have a friend that has the cd, i would addvise you to ask him if he could play it for you or let you borrow it, so you can hear it and be sure if you want it or not."
Okay, okay, okay...
Drew | USA | 04/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You know, sometimes I get tired of people.I'm tired of the people on here, whining and moaning because they bought the CD for "What It's Like" and got some rap songs. Okay, then, quick question. If you didn't want any rap, why did you buy a CD featuring someone who used to be in House of Pain -- A RAP GROUP?Now, to the CD. Not that I'm an extremely huge rap fan (a moderate fan, yes), but this CD really appealed to me. It's a blend of thoughtful acoustic-laced ballads and hard-hitting rap. "Ends" and "What It's Like" are probably the best songs on the album, but it's not your standard "They-released-the-only-good-songs-on-single" CD."Today (Watch Me Shine)" is a somewhat mournful song, while "Painkillers" is a thoughtful rap stint in which Everlast raps from the point of view of a paraplegic who was shot trying to be tough under the influence of drugs. "Funky Beat" is your standard party song with, indeed, a funky beat. One of the closing tracks, "Seven Days" is a mixture of singing and rapping backed by a brass section which is actually upbeat.Overall? I like it. I like it alot."