Rock achieved perfection in 1971. Thanks Led Zeppelin.
Not a single filler song. "The Bends" and "Fake Plastic Trees" give chills.
Gateway drug for metal.
Is he Fin Tutuola? Is he a cop killa? Nah, he's the OG. This is definitely a snapshot of a different cultural time. "You need this kind of song... now this kind of song..." Yet there are still some commentaries on the objectification of women and glorification of violence--which was all prevalent in the gangster rap of the time. The samples and beats are fun. Can you hear Led Zeppelin in there?
It's hard to not to picture the visuals associated with KISS while listening to this. And, honestly, to do so really removes a lot of the appeal for me. Without the associated spectacle, the music just feels a bit "meh"... even though there are several KISS classics on this album.
Meanders a bit for my taste. Haha. But I get why it's a classic.
Love the shuffle grooves on the drums. And playing from the soul from one of blues music's best. I love it when musicians use their instruments as a way of saying something as opposed to trying to create something pleasant. That kind of playing is evident on this record. BB is saying something through his fingers.
It's not "Raw Power" or "The Stooges". Soooo... Just feels like it's missing the hooks that are both of those albums. Didn't hear a song on this album that I couldn't get out of my head (like "Search and Destroy" or "I Wanna Be Your Dog"). Still, it's cool to think about this album released in the context of the time. Very original and can hear how it inspires others. Tom Morello definitely listened to "TV Eye" when working out "Sleep Now in the Fire".
Found sounds galore! This one has me looking around the house wondering "can I make music with that?"
Why does "F*@k the World" have to be so catchy? Just walking around my house now mumbling "mumble, mumble, mumble... f&#k the world!"