NEW SHIFTY SHELLSHOCK LP!

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I first heard about this on Jess's blog and I just snapped up a promo for five bucks.

Why, you ask?

Because, so far, every single track is a rewrite of "Butterfly" (my favorite single of 2001). That single from the follow-up albums was about (stifles giggles) the perils of fame, but Shifty has learned his lesson. I'm five songs in and every damn on is about how he loves you and how you're so great and ooh girl you make him think sexual things and you and him should stay together like his neighbor Al Green.

The chorus of "Lolita" rhymes "lolita" with "I need ya" and "fee-vah"

I just hit the "Every Morning" rip about she's magical and puts a spell on her. This album is RELENTLESS.

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 27 July 2004 17:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

we've finally hit a new subject half way through: girl, come back.

"I left you with my heart, came back with Christian D'or."

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 27 July 2004 17:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

BLFC (that's Strongo's blog, BTW) (ROFL) has a super-hot pic of SS that looks totally nooo wave (what with the strip of blue light masquerading as face paint, and his lips pursed so). And now I'll step aside and let AM continue to cream all over the thread.

David R. (popshots75`), Tuesday, 27 July 2004 17:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

between the "girl come back" song and that sweet Oakenfold collabo from a year or two ago is this interlude where he introduces his infant child, Baby Halo (or something) who gurgles and bangs on a keyboard.

Like Alex In NYC, fatherhood has made a softy out of this former nu-metal badass.

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 27 July 2004 17:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

true first subject change: Shifty is morning a dead homie who he hopes will come back as one of his kids.

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 27 July 2004 18:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

ack, MOURNING.

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 27 July 2004 18:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"When We Were Young" (which sadly samples neither Joy Division's "Insight" or Roxy Music's "If There Was Something") is about how his youth was full of crime, arrests and gunplay ("I ain't afraid to bleed!") and WTF isn't the guy the son of a record exec?


"walking out the sex shop with all the sex toys"

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 27 July 2004 18:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

sounds like an album only you could love.

Disco Nihilist (mjt), Tuesday, 27 July 2004 18:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

actually the last third is REALLY disappointing. After the memorial and the reminiscence about his thug life is a song called "Take Away The Pain" which discusses his fear of death and worries about the future. The closer, which is about how he's finally found the right girl and has some Joshua Tree Lanois synth washes, is alright but tainted by the fact that Shifty got serious there for a bit. If it was just the nine songs about love than this would be a classic no-cred white rap album. It's lack of nu-metal is still very admirable.

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 27 July 2004 18:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I also bought the new Wilco today.

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 27 July 2004 18:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I have seen this person at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf on Sunset and Fairfax a number of times. He drives up in a massive Hummer H2 with loud rap blaring out the windows, and his license plates read "CRZYTWN" or something to that effect. It's all very upsetting. (Outside of several prejudices about his appearance and band, though, I suppose I only really object to the H2).

Softly Weeping at the Oki Dog (Ben Boyer), Tuesday, 27 July 2004 18:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Like Alex In NYC, fatherhood has made a softy out of this former nu-metal badass.

"badass"

nickalicious (nickalicious), Tuesday, 27 July 2004 19:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

(That's pointed at Slim Sha...er Shifty Shellshock, and not Alex, btw.)

nickalicious (nickalicious), Tuesday, 27 July 2004 19:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I really do like the single, but at the moment I can't remember what it sounds like.

Also, does Shift still believe himself to be the reincarnation of Sid Vicious, Bob Marley, and Kurt Cobain as he did during Crazytown's peak?

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Tuesday, 27 July 2004 20:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

haha when i saw this today i thought of anthony!

jess, Tuesday, 27 July 2004 20:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

and when I saw it I thought of you!

P.S. We should be together.

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 27 July 2004 20:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I dunno if he still thinks he's all that stuff, Dom, but he's definitely cut down on the I'm-hot-shit-so-much-pussy-so-little-time crap that made me hate every song on their first album aside from "Butterfly." It's definitely all about the love now (except for the I-the-teenage-badass track, which turns out was co-produced by the guitarist for No Doubtt).

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 27 July 2004 20:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I probably shouldn't hate on that song so much since I'll probably yell "I ain't afraid to bleed!" every change I get.

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 27 July 2004 21:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Wasn't the first Crazy Town record a flop for the first year or so, before the massive overplay of "Butterfly"? The same thing happened with the Spin Doctors back in the early nineties, if memory serves.

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 01:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink


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