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Wow Otherside is so much better than that overwrought Shimmer rewrite

― thillrer (loves laboured breathing), Sunday, June 3, 2012 1:24 AM (5 hours ago) Bookmark

calling something a rewrite because it's the same band is lame, they don't really sound alike at all.

kel ler/pharmacists (some dude), Sunday, 3 June 2012 10:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

I also think ILX underrates the singles from One Hot Minute and am tempted to check if that album is on Spotify.

"Aeroplane" is my favorite of their "fast" ones.

go down on you in a thyatrr (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 3 June 2012 11:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah "Aeroplane" is secretly one of their best post-BSSM singles. "Warped" isn't bad too. it's just "My Friends" (and probably the rest of the album) that gives that era of the band such a stench.

kel ler/pharmacists (some dude), Sunday, 3 June 2012 11:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

calling something a rewrite because it's the same band is lame, they don't really sound alike at all.

that prechorus "too far away" is almost a direct quote from the chorus in Shimmer("too far away/for me to hold"); not the same melody, but def the same accents...which is not the same thing as a 're-write', but is some pretty bald recyclage. Of course it could also be intentionally self-referential (the immediately preceding lyrics are "don't you remember anything I said when I said") Still: lame.

That said, re-listening to this song now, it is a bit better than I remember, though I still like "Otherside" more.

Also I listened to "Parallel Universe", the only song from the first four on Californication that I didn't remember, and it was dope. That album might've aged better than I even thought.

freebroheem (loves laboured breathing), Sunday, 3 June 2012 14:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Aeroplane" is the worst fucking song, come on now

that is a weird thing to bring up over lean cuisine (DJP), Sunday, 3 June 2012 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

looking at the one hot minute tracklisting i seem to have excised most of it from my memory. 'aeroplane' is alright, 'my friends' is p dire, i vaguely remember 'walkabout' being terrible, and hey 'pea' is um some kind of charming. the rest, i've got nothing.

Merdeyeux, Sunday, 3 June 2012 15:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

that prechorus "too far away" is almost a direct quote from the chorus in Shimmer("too far away/for me to hold");

To be fair, 1) he's saying "Don't fall away" and 2) the refrain's lyric is lifted straight from Bernie Taupin, so if you want to go after them for laziness, there's a pretty strong angle right there.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 3 June 2012 15:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol my mistake.

freebroheem (loves laboured breathing), Sunday, 3 June 2012 16:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Aeroplane" is the worst fucking song, come on now

you're the worst fucking song, come on now

go down on you in a thyatrr (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 3 June 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

alfred likes pleasure spiked with pain

call all destroyer, Sunday, 3 June 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 4 June 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

freebroheem (loves laboured breathing), Monday, 4 June 2012 00:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Daddy needs his medicine.

Matt M., Monday, 4 June 2012 01:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Green Day got their wish.

Björk lied (Eric H.), Monday, 4 June 2012 01:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

kel ler/pharmacists (some dude), Monday, 4 June 2012 01:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

at least theres no godsmack.

billstevejim, Monday, 4 June 2012 01:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

poor green day, i've never heard that 3 doors down song but my prediction is that it's worse than 'minority'.

so we have ten lurking papa roach fans who have, ten years on, finally made an impact on ilm.

Merdeyeux, Monday, 4 June 2012 04:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

shockingly, the 3DD song is NOT worse than "Minority" (they really should have tied tho)

that is a weird thing to bring up over lean cuisine (DJP), Monday, 4 June 2012 13:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wish I knew what the story was behind using the line "I saw the world float to the dark side of the moon" twice.

how's life, Monday, 4 June 2012 14:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cannibalizing the mid-70s was apparently a "thing" around this time

freebroheem (loves laboured breathing), Monday, 4 June 2012 14:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also: I tend to link Enema of the State in my head with some really awful times during my freshman year in college. I don't think I've ever forgiven Blink-182. (Though I confess to liking "Adam's Song")

freebroheem (loves laboured breathing), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 05:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

please tell blink that it's not their fault

markers, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 05:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

<3 <3 <3

freebroheem (loves laboured breathing), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 05:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

<3

markers, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 05:24 (2 years ago) Permalink


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