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Tripping the Light Fantastic
Tripping the Light Fantastic
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Lit
Title: Tripping the Light Fantastic
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: RCA
Release Date: 11/23/1999
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Rock, Metal
Styles: American Alternative, Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 078636791425

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The light is fantastic along with the songs on this cd
flyboy45 | seekonk,ma | 04/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is lit's debut ablum and it could possible be the hardest tune lit has ever put together. See how lit became big before all the teenie bopper thought they were "cute". The best word to possible descibe this cd is hardcore. Maybe not punk but the music is loud and fast. To rock out, go towards the light, the fantastic light."
Where they finally made a full album
Zen Station | The Graceful Swans of Never | 08/11/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Well, now they are back on an indie label, but Lit are nothing short of exciting on their first full-length album, "Tripping the Light Fantastic". If you're expecting the sunny pop-punk of the later two albums, "A Place in the Sun" and "Atomic", you might be disappointed. Oh well, once you get used to this album you'll find it's possibly the most fun album that they've done.

One thing to check out is the early recording of "No Big Thing", which is done in a slightly more rough production and not quite in the same way as the polished "Place" version. This album has all types of sounds. The metal sound you hear that they like is heard in a few songs, even. I'm glad that the band re-found themselves recently, because this is just what Lit is all about. They make songs that have a bunch of flair and talent. Songs like "Bitter" have the clear Nirvana influence; elsewhere there are songs like "Habib" that are totally unique with great Lit melodies and then there's near-surf guitar riffage of "My World", with some really good melodies from them. The riff kind of reminds me of "Warped" by RHCP. It kind of reminds me of hardcore in some spots, like when A. Jay screams on "Amount to Nothing" and its rhythm break. "Dozer" starts out a bit toned down, and while a slower moment, does not lack any distortion. They still talk about their love for the "Cadillac", if you want some of that. This album is meant for repeat listens. The sound is varied yet totally focused. In fact the mixture of that shows their ability of great song writing. You may think they were an overnight band, but this proves here that's the last thing that Lit was.

I think that I like it on the same level as "Sun", but I think that now I prefer the self-titled to this. To me, that's a continuation of what they were doing here, stripped of pressure from RCA (now they're on Nitrus) and Don Gilmore. The latter makes me proud because I personally feel that's why people think they "sold out" later. They are a band of their own and on here there is grunge, metal, hardcore, punk, and a bunch of their old influences put in here. Even you elitists will be biting your tongues at this one. And maybe you'll want to get "Five Smokin' Tracks", although that's only really worthy for the remake of "Stain". The other four are demos of what have since appeared on this album. Not as "Sun"-ny as you might expect but it is very good."
Great cd for what it's worth
Atomic Nova | New York | 05/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This cd is basicall what every teenager feels. I like the loudness. It has the catching tunes as well as inner song meanings."