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Those Who Know History Are Doomed to Repeat It
Henry Kaiser
Those Who Know History Are Doomed to Repeat It
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Henry Kaiser
Title: Those Who Know History Are Doomed to Repeat It
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sst Records
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Jazz Fusion, Experimental Music, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 018861019826, 018861019819, 018861019840

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A sense of what the songs are about
a superintelligent shade of the col | minneapolis | 05/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A couple of notes here... first, this album has the *sickest* guitar solo in my entire record collection. And i collect sick guitar! It's Henry Kaiser's second solo in "Ode to Billy Joe", an exercise in howling feedback harmonics and radical whammy vibrato that screams all the emotions the dark lyrics just whisper. Second, a friend and i used to use this album for a hippie test... his roommate was a popular hippie, and most his friends were lame, but occasionally some were cool. Of course, all of them listened to the Grateful Dead endlessly. So, when we met one who seemed okay, we'd play "Dark Star". If s/he loved Kaiser's version, s/he was cool. If s/he hated it... well, someone was listening to the Deadhead culture, not the music itself, and couldn't deal with anyone breaking the surface form (and therefore didn't understand the deep structure of the music)."
L. filosa | Chandler,Az | 01/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"All my adult life I have been cursed with ears that listen without a prefabricated expectation,and I often feel a stranger to popular opinion.Forgive me, but I don't understand why anyone would give this CD a devastatingly bad review because he/she had,for whatever reason, mistakenly thought it would be different-I guess one could also fault it for having no Coltrane solos, being a lousy polka CD,and one of the oddest paul mcartney albums ever!
That being said,I personally cannot imagine how it could be any better!Kaiser's solo's are imaginitive,emotionally charged and brilliantly executed,the production is crisp and punchy,and the song choices were obviously made with love,care and not a little good humor.There are long,DEAD-esque space jams,perky belew-like exclamations,and just overall great,explosive moments.If you like the set list,and the samples above interest you-buy it!You won't be disappointed.If you're looking for somone else's cd-this isn't it.All in all,this one will be in my car cd player as a staple thru 2006.Well worth the money,even at these prices.Thanks,Henry!

A must-have for kaiser fans
aaron theisen | spokane, wa USA | 02/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Those Who Know... is comprised of covers ranging from captain beefheart to the grateful dead and others. compared to some of kaiser's earlier work, this is a lot more accessible. Henry Kaiser has some amazing guests on here, including guitarists Bruce Anderson and Glenn Phillips, who contributes one of his most impressive solos on "dark star/the other one". Even with all of the guests, everything is held together well. A must-have."