Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tool - Live at Maida Vale BBC 1993
I know the pictures are more recent than the recording (all you blog purists out there can kiss it...) but it is well-nigh impossible to find good pictures of them from that era. I remember all the cool promos I had for them that I gave away back in 1994, damn - a prettty woman can talk me out of damn near anything. Or at least they could back then, eh? Anyway, this little diamond here is a wonderful glimpse of the band before they became world-beaters. They so often remind me of Led Zeppelin and am glad they chose ot cover the Zep. Both bands had music with WEIGHT. The lyrics and the music are heavy, oops, HEAVY. I don't know how they sound like a 10 piece band but they pull it off. True virtuoso skill on every instrument, including Maynard and his voice. It's odd how music affects people in different ways, isn't it? When my wife was pregnant with our first son, we'd spend a lot of time at home relaxing and listneing to music. And DaddyRich, being who he is, generally has the run of the music selection. This would be 1996-1997 and for a long porton of that time I had Radiohead 'OK Computer' and Tool's 'Aenima' on steady rotation. Like clockwork, both of these deep and heavy classic albums would put her to sleep. I am not talking about soft levels of volume either, since appreciation of both albums increases exponentially with the rise of the volume. But, I digress. This is a quick little set (for Tool) and is as enjoyable today as it was lo those many years ago in Jolly Old England.
2. 4 Degrees
3. Prison Sex
These guys look like people I could hang out with. Awesome band.