...yeah, it's possible that Geno and I have different definitions of 'epic'.
Gray Matter is an insanely epic album opener to me. I remember the first time hearing it my ears almost fell off. Packed with kinky hooks around every corner, great energy, and so fun to yell "There's something inside your head!" every time. Plus a vibes solo, I'ma total sucker for vibes.
Post by Horned Gramma on Mar 26, 2011 9:09:06 GMT -8
"Grey Matter" was mind-blowing in a live setting. Elfman hauled this enormous marimba that he brought home from Africa around on tour with him; it looked like all of the tone chambers underneath were made out of old bird's nests, like the ones the swallows build in Capistrano. It was a marimba duet, with another member of the band keeping rhythm while Elfman put him to shame.
The polyrhythmic countermelodies of Boingo's music is just the best thing about it. God, I would just kill for just ONE Boingo reunion show. JUST ONE.
Post by Horned Gramma on Mar 26, 2011 9:20:36 GMT -8
I know that I talk about it all the time. I know I was only a kid when I saw that show. I know that my memory is for shit, but I remember every minute of that performance. Every song, every image, right on down to the creepy little twitch of the evil marionettes. The thirty foot inflatable skeletons. The sad clowns and the happy Marines. I'm fucking lucky as hell to have seen Boingo.
Post by Horned Gramma on Mar 26, 2011 9:27:04 GMT -8
There's a pretty fantastic concert film of their final Halloween show in 1995, which is pretty close to what I saw (except Elfman's voice was almost completely gone by the time it was recorded). Definitely worth checking out, they really were a force of nature.
Post by J. Walter Weatherman on Apr 6, 2011 10:10:46 GMT -8
If you have any appreciation for choral music, you have to watch this. If you don't, you have to watch this. If some part of this song does not send chills up and down your spine, you are a robot. And robots are not to be trusted.