Defend the indefensible: White Zombie

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Ladies and Gentlebeings...the amazing and long-awaited return of BurmaKitty.

Lord Custos Omicron (Lord Custos Omicron), Monday, 27 October 2003 01:20 (sixteen years ago) link

re: Ministry comparisons...ah, yes, but without the added, er, something of With Sympathy, yessss? >D

i have to say that White Zombie live was a LOT of fun. i saw them as part of some festival thing sometime after La Sexorcisto... had been released, although i don't remember exactly when. hadn't gone to see them (hadn't really intended on going in the first place; actually got talked into it by a friend with an extra ticket), but was quite pleasantly surprised.

and Sean Yseult rocks. <3

janni (janni), Monday, 27 October 2003 17:28 (sixteen years ago) link

Yeah, Astro Creep 2000 was a great record. Especially near the end, some really cool songs with clanky percussion detuned spooky chants. Very wise of them to break up after making the best possible White Zombie record. I saw them on that tour too, it was probably the best rock show I saw in high school. John Tempesta's a great drummer.

Jordan (Jordan), Monday, 27 October 2003 17:35 (sixteen years ago) link

No dissing _With Sympathy_ is allowed seeing as it completely kicks the ass of everything they've released since 1989 and is pretty much their second-best proper album (the best being _Twitch_, of course).

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 27 October 2003 17:38 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh yeah: best consistent use of vocal samples by a rock band?

Jordan (Jordan), Monday, 27 October 2003 17:49 (sixteen years ago) link

nine years pass...

WTF ... how is White Zombie "indefensible" in any way?!?

granted, upthread 9 years ago i said that i was a bit "embarrassed" -- but that's different than "defending the indefensible."

Well it seems like most of the posts are actually defending them. Coincidentally, one of my best friends is passing thru a white zombie obsession at the moment so Ive been overhearing their music a lot. They're a tad homogenic but I like their thing. The geeky references and how powerful some of their music sounds. Somehow I dont think it translates well into a live setting.

Moka, Saturday, 25 May 2013 16:23 (six years ago) link

Well it seems like most of the posts are actually defending them.

yeah that's true and heartening. i'm more o_O as to why the thread was created in the first place.

i only have the sinister urge by rob zombie.
but damn, its a fun album (the chugga chugga guitars + big tunes + horror cliches = mark e hotspot).
are they all as good as that ?

mark e, Saturday, 25 May 2013 16:35 (six years ago) link

three years pass...

name five records that exemplify ~~90sness~~ more than 'astro-creep 2000'

j., Tuesday, 10 January 2017 03:50 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

Footnotes:
* First guy to take the "cookie monster vocal"** into the mainstream
** I mean besides the cookie monster himself.
― Lord Custos Omicron (Lord Custos Omicron), Sunday, October 26, 2003 12:14 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol this was totally RONG

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Thursday, 10 January 2019 23:54 (eleven months ago) link


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