Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Rocket From the Crypt|
State of the Art Is on Fire / Plays Music Machine
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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The Most Insane Fifteen Minutes in RFTC History.
thebigsave | Wheaton, IL United States | 12/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Perhaps the coolest thing about this nifty little disk is the fact that the "State" portion is actually a concept album of sorts - all the songs deal with (or at least mention) fire, hence the title. Cooler still, this is some of the best Rocket material out there. It's not long, mind you, but my lord, is it worth it. I may be a bit biased, however... when they played here in Chicago a few years back, their entire encore was this very "State" EP, played from start to finish... it was probably one of the best 10 minutes of live music I've ever heard. Then they bought the entire crowd a shot. Wow. Anyway, if you like RFTC, you'll grove on this for sure, especially "Human Torch". The added tracks ("Trouble" and "Masculine Intuition") comprised the "Rocket from the Crypt Plays the Music Machine" 5-inch (yes, five) Sympathy From the Record Industry release, and are not as interesting. I think they are covers of older songs that you'll probably listen to once. But the main course of this meal is the first six tracks, which any self-respecting RFTC fans should devour immediately."
For the love of distortion and rock n roll
nathan radke (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Thunder Bay, Canada | 07/18/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"this EP has the strangest mixing of any of rftc's albums, and considering how they normally mix, that says alot. it is almost impossible to tell the horns from the guitars, the bass from the drums, or the vocals from anything. however, it must also be said that this is an incredible collection of songs. there is a fire theme running through most of the songs, which is appropriate considering the band sounds like they are burning up. there is a sense of urgency to these 8 tracks which simply must be heard to believe. overall, great songs, amazing performance. the mixing adds to the blazing musical insanity."