Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Thinking Fellers Union Local 282|
Mother of All Saints
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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G. Preston | Baltimore, MD United States | 09/06/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Wow, what a price for this classic! In case you DON'T know, the Thinking Fellers were among the best indie ROCK bands of the 90's and have the distinction of probably being the WEIRDEST. Among all the straightfaced cynicism and insular coolness of that era, the Fellers were quite refreshing with their electric banjos, goofy vocals and all around absurdism. Plus they were an incredible live band. Mother All Of Saints is a great introduction to the Fellers completely unique sound. Highlights include "Hive", "Hornet's Heart", "Cistern" and many more. Also, it's a very long listen; I believe it was a double LP, so it's well worth the investment for the price of one CD. It starts of with a string of great songs, and although 3/4 of the way through there's alot of goofy, home recorded filler, it picks up again with some very "heavy" space rock instrumentals towards the end. If you're curious at all, pick this oddball classic up, especially since the price is right. They've been described as "Sonic Youth playing bluegress" before, but any other stupid "Zappa meets the Pixies" tag could apply as well. It's stylistically all over the place, so even if you don't like the WHOLE thing, there's sure to be a couple songs that you'll love, trust me!"
The most in post-rock
Dodo-Calvaria | austin, TX | 12/12/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
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S. R Robertson | Oh Henry? | 09/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, Meat Puppets, early lo-fi Guided By Voices, Faust, Can, 80's Butthole Surfers, Captain Beefheart, Pixies, John Zorn, The Boredoms, Olivia Tremor Control (or other lo-fi Elephant 6 stuff), and even a little That Dog (think violins in grungy emotional alt. rock, not too many others apply)...this band sounds like all of these bands sometimes all rolled into one, othertimes seperate. Elements of shoegazer, arty post-punk, German krautrock, cowpunk, freeform noise/sound collage, and other forms of avante-garde experimentation spread out over an hour's worth of wonderful beautiful druggy messy psychadelic music. definitely give this one a listen next time mr. lysergic comes to town, and venture further into their other albums too (I know I will be). the entire album, to me, is the equivalent of some kind of mindbend out in a vast rural field inhabited by strange creatures and otherwordly shifts of color and shadow. Somebody said "Sonic Youth playing bluegrass". Sounds about right. what are you waitng for?"