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Re: [thewire] High On Fire

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  • John Eastridge
    ... the most consistent wu tang solo artist is ghostface killah. He has three albums of great quality.
    Message 1 of 6 , May 30, 2002
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      >From: jamello@...
      >Reply-To: thewire@yahoogroups.com
      >To: thewire@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: Re: [thewire] High On Fire
      >Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 08:24:27 EDT
      >
      >Long ago, I went thru a phase where I bought every wu solo CD and remember
      >"Linx" being pretty impressive, although the genius "liquid swords" CD was
      >my
      >top choice. After a while, I couldn't keep up with the side projects and
      >the
      >quality seemed to dip. Or my tastes changed.
      >
      >RE: rockin' my pants off, some decidedly un-Wire-esque picks of late:
      >
      >1) a friend burned a comp of the best tracks by the Donnas (!), a trashy,
      >disposable, shameless mix of ramones, girl groups and hard rock that's
      >perfect for summer listening. "you've got a crush on me" and "play my
      >game"
      >make me feel young and old at the same time. recently signed to Atlantic
      >records, all they need now is a power ballad to break out of the indie
      >ghetto.
      >
      >2) Scissorfight - "Mantrapping for Sport and Profit (Tortuga Records) --
      >Giant and brutal. As the Village Voice said, "...heavy, chrome-platted and
      >fully hickazoid, like Helmet reworking ZZ Top."
      >
      >3) Sloan -- the entire catalog. What pop band has a better summer vibe?
      >"it
      >feels good do it" is the best album-opening rocker I've heard in years;
      >"the
      >other man" is the first pop song to make my skin crawl in years.
      >
      >Apologies for being so low-brow, I promise to repent and pick up the new
      >otomo yoshihide CD this week...
      >
      >jack
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > > I think that both "Only Built for Cuban Linx" and "the last record to
      > > rock your pants off" would make great topics for Email threads.
      > >
      >
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      the most consistent wu tang solo artist is ghostface killah. He has three
      albums of great quality.

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