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Is there any love for this apparently nondescript group?

calstars, Friday, 9 May 2008 22:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

nah

tylerw, Friday, 9 May 2008 22:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

I listened to their first CD when I was 13-14 on a car drive to Busch Gardens. Dumb enough then to make serious consideration of it.

bamcquern, Friday, 9 May 2008 23:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

Only in The Cable Guy.

Eazy, Friday, 9 May 2008 23:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

I like when "Take A Picture" comes on the radio

Curt1s Stephens, Friday, 9 May 2008 23:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8uW6oeNnSw really great song actually

never heard anything else by this band

Curt1s Stephens, Friday, 9 May 2008 23:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

Your honesty deserves kudos.

bamcquern, Friday, 9 May 2008 23:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

still dunno why I can like thus but not ILM's beloved Sugar Ray

Curt1s Stephens, Friday, 9 May 2008 23:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

i knew their manager. he didn't tell me a single memorable story

jergïns, Friday, 9 May 2008 23:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

ILM loves Sugar Ray? Have you heard that band Peace? Crutis, you would love them.

bamcquern, Friday, 9 May 2008 23:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

I have not heard Peace at all

Curt1s Stephens, Friday, 9 May 2008 23:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

They're so pitch-perfect in their parody of the Sugar Rays/Smashmouths that you can't tell them apart. It's really catchy and giggle-worthy.

I dunno, really not at all like this Filter song, which has its own (totally unfashionable) strengths, so I don't have any business saying you'd like it.

bamcquern, Friday, 9 May 2008 23:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

There are days where I have to admit that "Hey Man Nice Shot" and "Jurassitol" have some sort of special place in my heart, but that doesn't keep me from recognizing them as stupid, self-important adolescent drivel. That's how they got into my heart in the first place, when I was 16!

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 2 November 2008 03:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

aren't these guys from cleveland? nothing good ever came from cleveland.

Pantheism F. Mohair (res), Sunday, 2 November 2008 06:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

nine years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8MAHQhKe7Q

i think this song aged well, fight me

Men's Scarehouse - "You're gonna like the way you're shook." (m bison), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 04:08 (five days ago) Permalink

also, just went down the wiki rabbit hole and discovered this dude's brother was the fucking T-1000 so that's something to take up space in my brain until my memory starts to go in my old age

Men's Scarehouse - "You're gonna like the way you're shook." (m bison), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 04:12 (five days ago) Permalink

it didn't even need to age well, that song was always excellent imo

dyl, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 04:15 (five days ago) Permalink

It's weird that this guy is supposedly the Piggy from the Nine Inch Nails song.

how's life, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 10:53 (five days ago) Permalink

I like how there's still a trace of NIN in this song, in the distorted guitar and "HEEEEY DAD". Industrial breaking through on soft-rock radio.

jmm, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 15:15 (five days ago) Permalink

i've been saying for a while now that the chorus of 'take a picture' has a my bloody valentine inspired sound

scoff walker (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:33 (five days ago) Permalink

I definitely listened to _Title of Record_ a lot when I was 15/16 and then never again

Simon H., Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:35 (five days ago) Permalink

it didn't even need to age well, that song was always excellent imo

― dyl, Monday, November 13, 2017 9:15 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is otm i think. i found the structure of this song deeply confusing when i was a kid though

great karaoke jam if you can find a version without the "hey dad" part excised

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:35 (five days ago) Permalink

I still can't believe "Take A Picture" was a top 40 hit.

the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:40 (five days ago) Permalink

(Not because it's bad; it rules! Because it's Filter and I never expected them to crack the top 40.)

the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:42 (five days ago) Permalink

I'm listening to the album for the first time in at least 15 years and hoo boy these songs really stretch out huh

Simon H., Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:43 (five days ago) Permalink

aren't these guys from cleveland? nothing good ever came from cleveland.

― Pantheism F. Mohair (res), Sunday, November 2, 2008 1:03 AM (nine years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lmao

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:45 (five days ago) Permalink

they released five more albums including one last year, I almost respect the cling

Simon H., Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:46 (five days ago) Permalink

An unintentional song about alcoholism.

There was a period of my life where I wrote from purely an experience point of view. “Take a Picture” [from 1999's Title of Record] was written from the insanity of being an alcoholic. I tried to make sense of it, but I refused to write with any kind of meaning behind it, and I wrote purely stream-of-conscious. And looking back on those lyrics, it was genius because it was not contrived – I didn’t know that the message was that this song was about alcoholism.

jmm, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 17:00 (five days ago) Permalink

Goddamn it, ever since it was revived on the CVS thread I've kept going back to that video, thinking about how much I would love to inhabit that stupid overblown late 90s world again. After enough of that, the dumb song went and got stuck in my head.

So I've added it to my "Mediocre Modern Rock" playlist. Anything else from Filter that would fit the bill? I had only known them from Hey Man Nice Shot, which is an entirely different aesthetic.

how's life, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:42 (four days ago) Permalink

"(Can't You) Trip Like I Do" probably is also not the right aesthetic but that's the first song that came to mind

the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 19:07 (four days ago) Permalink

start with the lesser Tonic singles and go from there

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 19:14 (four days ago) Permalink

but filter-wise you might be SOL, I'm pretty sure this was a complete fluke versus HMNS/Jurassitol/etc

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 19:15 (four days ago) Permalink


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