What was he thinking?
B. Lovian | United States | 10/26/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"There are no songs on this CD. There are a bunch of weird, cynical, nonsensical ramblings accompanied by some sound effects.
I gather now the former Cars frontman is retired as he hasn't released anything in several years. That's unfortunate; I like most of his other CDs."
Oh . . . y'know . . . it's poetry.
tonyscam | Fort Worth, Texas United States | 10/03/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I dearly love Ric Ocasek's lyrical ability, and I even spent some time as an open-mic poet myself. But still, what can I say? It's a bunch of poems recited against various backgrounds of musique concrete. They're good poems. I liked the chick's stuff better than Vega's. (Surely they knew, going into this project with a pop mega-star, that they would be referred to as "Vega" and "the chick"! No, I don't feel guilty for forgetting her name!)I especially enjoyed sitting and reading the poems from the booklet, in peace and quiet. The actual recording was a one-listen-only type deal. I don't even ATTEND poetry readings any more."
This belongs to Alan Vega!
D. Turner | Cardiff, Wales, U.K. | 01/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you love Alan Vega then this album is a must. Haunting poetry recited over repetitive beats, and that's just Ric Ocasek and Gillian McCain! A singularly disturbing album shared by these 3 artists, slices of urban thoughts and nightmares.
I initially bought this for Alan's tracks but was VERY impressed by all the 'songs'. Ric's 'Attempted Suicide' is excellent and Gillian's lyrics are interesting to say the least. Vega never disapoints and I am so glad I heard about this LP.
Unique, disjointed, troubling and exciting. Buy it!"