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Think Tank (Spoken Word)
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Children's Music
For his DreamWorks debut, spoken-word artiste Henry Rollins turns the funny-dude charm way up on 13 jocular monologues. Recorded live at 1997 and 1998 gigs in Chicago and Australia, Think Tank presents a far lighter side t... more »
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For his DreamWorks debut, spoken-word artiste Henry Rollins turns the funny-dude charm way up on 13 jocular monologues. Recorded live at 1997 and 1998 gigs in Chicago and Australia, Think Tank presents a far lighter side than Rollins previously has recorded. He shows another side here, one different from the counterculture icon--the guy with so much pain, he had to tattoo it all over his body and scream it out through rad punk tunes as the human throat for Black Flag and the Rollins Band--and, surprisingly, the lighter Rollins isn't Rollins Lite. The 30-something performer has found his ultimate calling as a caring but angry über-punk who's on your side in the fight against evil. Channeling his rage into prosaic humor, Rollins details the really big problems of life (homophobia, lyrics to Journey songs, racism, vegetarians) and small everyday bummers (the cast of Friends, idiots everywhere, fax machines) alongside detailed postcards from the rock-star life. --Mike McGonigal
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Why would you buy this here?
rob | Dallas | 01/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Dude, if you want to buy a Rollins CD, go to his website and buy it direct. Why pay $16 for a $10 CD, just to pay for corporate overhead. Henry would not approve!
Oh yeah, screw Ticketmaster too!"
Daniel Adams (Sargent-D@usa.net) | 09/08/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Think Tank" is a great recording, and Henry Rollins is an amazing speaker. "The Gay Thing" is hysterical, while "Marius" is both funny and sad at the same time. Unfortunately, the album is marred by a couple places where Hank seems to think things are very funny, but they aren't. "Vegas" on the first CD is just too short and pointless to be worth including, and the last track on the second CD, "No One is Fax Exempt" is very funny, up to the point where he actually starts reading his faxes. Which are funny at first, but repetitive, and ultimately boring. Also, "Brazil" fades out WAY too suddenly, right in the middle of his story, which is really irritating. Don't get me wrong; "Think Tank" is still definitely worth buying. It just stumbles a little."
A Rollins spoken word record which is long overdue.
Daniel Adams (Sargent-D@usa.net) | Las Vegas, Nevada | 10/01/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To those unfamiliar with Henry Rollins' spoken word records, this CD is a very nice introduction to his work. To those who are, this Rollins at his absolute finest. From second one, Hank brings you through his adventures at the airport (continued), television, Bill Clinton, etc. The first CD is a very rapid fire comedic routine, as the second CD is more involved with telling long storylines and being just as funny if not funnier. Henry has mastered his storytelling ability to the point where its effortless, and this is readily evident in these 2 hours. Everyone can relate to at least one of his stories, as he speaks from a perspective of everyday life. This CD set will become a constant companion to you on a lonely night for years to come. If you enjoy this, I highly recommend Human Butt, Live at McCabe's, and the Boxed Life for even more great rides from the life of Henry Rollins."