|All Artists: This Picture|
Title: Violent Impression
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 4
Release Date: 10/8/1991
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 078635301045, 078635301021
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A violent impression, a lasting impression
Mithras | Cleveland, OH | 11/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow, where do I start? Have you ever had a moment in your life where one day everything's going as expect but for some reason you do something slightly different and everything else thereafter is different in a very good way because of that one small seemingly insignificant thing that you did differently? Sounds goofy, I know. I've always USED to be the classic rock type - Zeppelin, Floyd, Sabbath - all the big guns. In college, I carried this over with some Steve Miller (Freshman year for everyone always seems to be the Steve Miller year. "The Joker," it's _SO_ me, maaann). Anti college radio - yeah, baby, yeah. I never normally watched MTV as I always studied to CD's I bought, or I was out and about. One day, just the one day, I thought I'd put on MTV for something different (aaah, the lonely days of solving circuit problems while the cats and mice played together outside). What is this flute playing I hear? "The Great Tree." Hmmmmm.Longer story slightly shorter, that moment was enough for me to step right into late 80's/early 90's college radio. And it was important enough for me to write this review for an out of print album that noone will probably read, right? Right? Oh, I forgot...nobody's reading. Well, anyway, A Violent Impression certainly exudes charm. It's thought provoking as in "Death's Sweet Religion" ("there are places I have never been, worlds I have yet to dream of"). It's sensual as in "Naked Rain" ("she's cold, chilling, painfully forgiving"). It's powerful as in "Breathe Deeply Now" ("We're alive, don't you feel alive? Why don't you feel alive?"). It's flowing as in "The Great Tree" ("I find myself laughing at the stones you have hurled. As each of them hit me on the back of the head, I realize the foolish things mankind has said"). It's loving as in "All I Believe In" ("All the world is here tonight, what kingdom shall we reign?"). Step up, realign yourself, step back..I purchased every single for this compilation (most all of them have VERY different versions or additional material - a worthwhile endeavour I've come to find), I bought "City of Sin" which is decent by it's own means. Unfortunately, that's about it. The band kinda died out of existence like so many bands do. It left an impression though, and not necessarily violent.For anyone still interested at this point (this far into the review, you're either interested in what I have to say or obsessed in completing what you've started. either way, I've got you), I watched other videos on that fateful day. "Life of Reily" by the Lightning Seeds from Sense which I MASSIVELY recommend. "This is how it feels" from Inspiral Carpet's Life which I highly recommend. "Head like a hole" by NiN from Pretty Hate Machine, a staple industrial recording. And "If you see Kay" by the Poster Children from Daisy Chain Reaction, a heavy offering from an energetic band. To name a few."
Wow - This album exudes sensuality
Mithras | 09/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Naked Rain" was the first song I heard from This Picture. I was a college radio DJ at KGRK at the University of Northern Iowa in 1991 and this song just blew me away. Wow. Just incredible songs and singing. This album just exudes sensuality - or maybe it's just the memory of the girl I dated the next spring and how we listened to this quite a bit."Naked Rain" and "Death's Sweet Religion" are my two favorite tracks but the album overall is outstanding. One of my all-time faves."
A jewel in the rough
Frank Doosey | Sayreville, NJ USA | 04/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a band which I came to know through the college station where I worked for four years. Sadly, this band just simply disappeared form existence. A real shame, as the songs are very deep and intense in the meaning they convey. The melodies are pretty good as well, it's easy to listen to over and over again.If you get the chance to listen to a song or two...please do. You'll be impressed."