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Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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sc_demandred | Irvine, CA USA | 03/14/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Yet another record whose full enjoyability is hampered by poor sound quality, "Sweatbox" is a damn fine collection of spoken word otherwise. Get this record for three of the best bits Rollins has ever done: "Getting Home", "Running/Crawling" and the momentous "Blueprints for the Destruction of Earth". Blueprints is Rollins' groundbreaking (window, bone, concrete, mountain-breaking) rant that spits in the face of all political correctness and whiny tiptoeing around hot-button issues. Is he kidding? Maybe. Is it funny? DEFINITELY."Getting Home" is fast-paced, well-written, and a hilariously funny description of all the tribulations Rollins suffered while attempting to get home from a particularly difficult tour. I saw him re-visit the piece last year, and it lacked the same power and humor, it being several years after the actual event.Other standout bits include "Sex Ed", "Friction" and "Late Night Phone Blues". Rollins is more than a funnyman, he is also one of the spokesmen for the disenfranchised young. Like Jello Biafra, Henry hears from youth whose parents can't/don't wish to deal with them, people who have had hard roads to follow, and can identify with the man they hear on the records. Henry leads his listeners from laughter to thought, to self-examination (never pretty), and back to laughter again. You finish one of these cds feeling spent, worn out, because you cannot listen to what Rollins says without having it change you a little bit each time."
Henry Rollins--The Man!
Peds RN | Home of the 500 | 02/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've got all of Hank's spoken word CDs (and books)& this has to be one of the best. It's always been hard for me to believe after hearing Black Flag & Rollins Band that Hank has such a sense of humor and a brain. I honestly believe his spoken word stuff is the best, followed closely by his books. His lyrics seem trite compared to the other two. A great CD, even if you're not into Rollins. He'll make you laugh at times, but he'll always make you think. Something we need nowadays."
Herny, I Want Your Job.
starkjade | London Canada | 03/08/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Seriously. The only reason this cd gets only four stars is because of the sound quality. Mr. Rollins is one helluva storyteller, and he's got lots of tales to spin... after you've listened to this or any of his other spoken word stuff, you'll feel as though you know the guy. and you'll probably want his job, too. this stuff will make you laugh, and then he hits you with something that makes you ponder existence... quite remarkable. always remember... Henry is an optimist, but his optimism "wears heavy boots and is loud"."