Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
I'm not the only one who knows about these guys!
Benjamin | 02/25/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I got this completely by chance. I didn't even buy it. The album was bought for me by my gran who doesn't exactly share my taste in music because she thought I'd like the cover and she thought I was into robots (I'm 20 so I'm kind of over that stuff). They are really cool, I made all my friends listen to them. Their music is unique and whats more you can actually call them indie. I think the internet would've really been good for these guys pity, maybe the'll read their reviews and revive the band. Take a chance its only 1 cent attach it to another order, you won't be dissapointed."
Crucial UNKNOWN recordings for only...1 cent !?!
Christopher J. Scroger | Austin, Tejas, y'all! | 02/15/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Am listening instead to their self-titled debut right now and
decided to Google some reviews...see if anyone has heard of this OUTSTANDING (pre-jamband) BAND OF JAMMERS/MUSICIANS/SINGERS/ACTIVISTS. What a shock to find both of RRR's phenomenal albums on Amazon for only ONE CENT each! RRR was a joyful discovery of mine during the early 90s. RRR combines ROCK/RAP/ACTIVISM/GUITARTISTRY/CHOPS/POLYPHONIC MELODIES...not to mention topnotch songwriting. RRR can best be described as ahead of their time. In the early 90s, MTV had the charts ALL SEWN UP with their heavy rotation faves and were in the process of removing "music" from the equation (IE. MTV - M = EMPTY VISION!) with the advent of Liquid TV & Real World, etc. What RRR delivered in 1991 (and still sounds fresh in 2006!) was an uncompromising ethos that these were musicians making (...Oh my god!) MUSIC. No jazzers, proggers or classical musos these; RRR sought to make funky, guitar-laden, urban (dare I type it?) POP MUSIC! This at a time when Nirvana made pop "alternative" and the radio was dying a slow death by scrambling for new programming in light of cable TV, CDs, and the soon to arrive INTERNET. Rise Robots Rise elevated song-craft in the face of all this with GRACE, MUSICALITY, and downright GROOVINESS. It's all here: the catchy songs, the scorching guitar solos, the funky bass, the activist rap, the swanky horns, the (WHAT WAS THAT?) tasty deployment of samples, the danceable drums (drum machines?), the angelic but sexy inner-city sistahs making you hot with their 3-part harmony! Slap this FONKY disc on at your next house party and nod approvingly as the rumps start shakin'! Your friends into music will start asking: WHO IS THIS? Rise Robots Rise and Spawn are two albums by pop-music pioneers THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN MADE BIG STARS. Who knows where these players are now? If you love real music performed by real musicians ripe with the talent and soul to move you as well as wake up your ears, ass and brain...GET BOTH OF THESE DISCS RIGHT NOW!"