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Super Chemical Bros ~ Surrender
 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-05 00:21 [#02514559]
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i am rather fond of this album.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-05 00:22 [#02514560]
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i'm just reflecting on how hard it is to not have a response
to music: response. i don't think i could manage without not
listening to it


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-05 00:29 [#02514561]
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under the influence ~ definite subway track. didn't they do
a music video scenery scrolling by a window in time to a
beat? i was picturing things like that naturally. i'm not
even sure if it's a video for Surrender. perhaps it goes
with Brexit Planet

in particular, i also visualize weebl's "badger" animation
arm flap to this track. it fits perfectly.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-05 00:37 [#02514562]
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out of control ~ little distorted resonant sqawks answer the
lyrics nimbly in a call-and-response sort of way. a clever
stuck stuck stuck sound joke. but maybe i'm just searching
for the truth. a nice guitar breakdown with jobbing
distorted acid sqawks that sttuttutttutters. lovely. another
verse, and then you're introduced to how the distorted
sqawks arc arpeggiatedly at 6:16 are most superb.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-05 00:38 [#02514563]
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orange wedge is an indespensible song if you're in the mood
to make mouth bass noises


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-05 00:44 [#02514564]
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let forever be is a song about lying in a walmart parking
lot and pooping yourself on drugs. not, like, pooping on top
of drugs, butt... you know what i mean. it's like that coil
song


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-05 00:51 [#02514565]
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the sunshine underground is another subway track. there's a
point where it flies out of a dark mountain tunnel and over
a lake (3:54). i caught the reference to "the underground
railroad" and initially i thought it was just a well-lit
subway track. then i realized: no, this is about how certain
drugs have a puckish habit of trafficing themselves. just
showing up at times. at the right times.

obviously there's some sort of network in place to handle
this mechanism: the sunshine underground. the lyrics go "all
the waiting, all the waiting, texting me, texting me." but,
the waiting is already over. it took forever and it's
finally here, and the lyrics are just reflecting on that.

four minutes in things are trailing and reversing. i feel
like this album is such a product of the era, in many ways.
there's reversed audio, everything carefully edited
backwards in time, going back for, like, over a minute. no
one does that shit now, really. i feel like ed & not ed were
sitting there and saying "duuude! we can write the whole
album on the computer! ...we aren't stuck on a sampler, we
can have one single sample that's a minute long! in reverse!
just for one single fucking epic buildup!" it finishes at
6:25 or so


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-05 00:59 [#02514566]
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asleep from day ~ nice warm song about waking up with
someone. or maybe it's about drugs, what do i know

got glint ~ this song has a racial agenda, i think. or it
could be drugs. i've heard peoples' skin will change color
on mescaline. green or blue or purple are not out of the
question. glint, glint? in the eye? the elastic eye? i can
generally recognize two types of glint. one is people
tripping, the other is people on lots of coke. is glint
another one of these english words i don't know? like, i
thought alberto balsam was a person for years


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-05 01:05 [#02514567]
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hey boy hey girl ~ a while back i had "surrender" on my
workout playlist and i wound up deciding to go out for a
drive when "hey boy hey girl" came on. pause it, go out to
my car, resume the song in my car. no particular reason, it
was just a good moment. then it was on my playlist the next
day, and i wound up doing the same thing. there were more
times after that, and so it's a bit of a thing: whenever
"hey boy hey girl" comes on my brain snaps right to it, and
asks: "is it time to leave?" right now, the answer is no


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-05 01:06 [#02514568]
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gggiggggiggigggg

it's like parallaxing quagmires from family guy 1:34


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-05 01:11 [#02514570]
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surrender ~ the titular track. not the best track on the
album, but "out of control" isn't a good an album title.

the cover is of a bunch of people chilling, one kneeling,
arms up in the air. i recall ed 'n' !ed sed something like,
"yeah, that's the one person in the picture that gets it." i
smiled when i read that, because i'll have moments like that
all by myself in a basement


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-05 01:14 [#02514571]
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dream on ~ i have scheduled a zigguraut for the duration of
this song. thank you for reading "xltronic reacts"


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-05 01:28 [#02514572]
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came back inside and the obvious next album was obvious:

let forever be is a song about lying in a walmart
parking
lot and pooping yourself on drugs. not, like, pooping on
top
of drugs, butt... you know what i mean. it's like that coil
song


which would be "things happen" by coil. i surmise this track
is a montage of every time someone's come up to them in a
club totally ruined on acid. suitably, the album is called
"love's secret domain" and i'm ten seconds away from a disco
hospital discharge into teenage lightning I. i'll spare the
board further reactions


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2017-03-08 08:02 [#02514745]
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It's my favourite album of theirs and has a special place in
my little heart


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-08 20:03 [#02514808]
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it's between "surrender" and "dig your own hole" as far as
you concerned... dig your own hole... do you? can't believe
it took me years to notice that for the pun it is


 

offline Fah from Netherlands, The on 2017-03-13 08:18 [#02515332]
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First ever CD i bought as a kid actually, still fond of it.


 

offline jnasato from https://blisst.io (Antarctica) on 2017-03-13 08:30 [#02515335]
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I used to listen to Surrender quite a lot in high school and
college. It's a GREAT album. Also on November 20, 1999, I
listened to Let Forever Be, and I realized it was about
high-consciousness next-level shit, when before that it was
just some random track. The power of post-LSD, I suppose.


 

offline RussellDust on 2017-03-13 09:56 [#02515336]
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Do you like chilies, in Ohio?


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-13 21:33 [#02515376]
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that song always made me wince. i quite dislike the lyrics.
"how does it feel to be a crystal being?" it's the sort of
crap a 17yo kid would very seriously write while tripping
and then feel mortally embarassed about by the time he was
23


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-03-13 21:33 [#02515377]
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something's burning, in the kitchen


 

offline Mr Dictionary on 2017-03-15 18:43 [#02515625]
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maybe you think my mustache is too much


 


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