Re: [thewire] High On Fire
>From: jamello@...the most consistent wu tang solo artist is ghostface killah. He has three
>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
>top choice. After a while, I couldn't keep up with the side projects and
>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
>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
>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?
>feels good do it" is the best album-opening rocker I've heard in years;
>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...
> > 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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albums of great quality.
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