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Maximum Tool
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Maximum Tool
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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Audio-biography +interviews and a mini-poster One of the heaviest and most radical bands to emerge in the last decade, Tool are also one of the most enigmatic. Since their formation in Los Angeles in 1991, Tool's dense, r...  more »

     
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All Artists: Tool
Title: Maximum Tool
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Chrome Dreams
Release Date: 2/11/2003
Album Type: Import
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Metal, Alternative Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 766487254120

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Audio-biography +interviews and a mini-poster One of the heaviest and most radical bands to emerge in the last decade, Tool are also one of the most enigmatic. Since their formation in Los Angeles in 1991, Tool's dense, rhythmic music, claustrophobic riffing and unconventional, esoteric lyrics have won them a large and loyal fanbase the world over. 'Maximum Tool' now gives the complete and unauthorised biography of the band from their earliest days to multi-platinum success as well as encompassing the story behind singer Maynard Keenan's hugely successful side-project, A Perfect Circle. A perfect opportunity to discover the tale behind a band that has changed the contemporary rock scene beyond recognition. Out of the darkness, into the light; this is Tool.
 

CD Reviews

Best unauthorized biography of TOOL yet.
Joshua Bronaugh | Louisville, KY USA | 07/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Of all of the unauthorized biography discs or videos I have bought about TOOL, this is by far the best. It is about an hour long, and consentrates mainly on the band, not fan's opinions, as lesser biographies do. The narrator Nancy McClean goes into great detail on the band members' backgrounds, and how they formed TOOL, but most of the disc analyzee TOOL's use of imagery in their songs and videos. Each redord is examined in detail, by someone that obviously understands what the band is about. It is packaged in an attractive jewel case, with original art and a cardboard slipcase. There are many clips interviews with the members, but no original music (because it is unauthorized). If haven't already, do NOT get the TOOLOGY unauthorized biography video, this disc is much, much better.Track listing: 1. Intro/the weight 2. Fermentation 3. Crystalisation 4. First Fruits 5. Further out 6. Fractured whole 7. Whole 8. Splinters 9. A gathering in 10. Forming anewIt is reasonably appearant which tracks are about the band's forming, conflicts, the replacement of Paul D'mour with Justin Chancellor, and so on. Happy Trails."
Mostly worthless
Paul Timperio | San Jose, CA USA | 10/16/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)

"First, don't expect any music on this album; if you could call this an album.
Second, if you want information about tool, go find the tool FAQ.
This is a watered down spoken-word history of tool. If you like cheesy intro bass riffs and some british chick telling you how wonderful tool is, with a few -less than 20 seconds, badly recorded comments from band members; then buy this."
Insult to TOOL
Paul Timperio | 01/14/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)

"These bands have done nothing interesting with what were originally awesome songs. It's a waste of money for any TOOL fan who truly appreciates the original songs."