HELLO PEOPLE! Ok, all of these people who are critizing bush for there sudden change of style, SHOULD READ THE CD. Bush did NOT write these songs for heaven sakes! Havent you ever heard of remixes before? These various techno artists were asked to remix bush songs so they did. And it’s some damn good techno if I do say so myself. So, in refference to the comment below, OF COURSE NOT ALL THE LYRICS ARE USED! That’s what a techno remix is! If you don’t like techo, fine, I won’t get mad if you don’t get this CD, but if you do, DEFINITELY. Most importantly, DON’T BLAME BUSH! (geez, where these people born yesterday?)
Odder than odd, this remix album removes much of what listeners closely associate as being what Bush is about (pop-Nirvana clones) and turns the focus onto the then-expected electronica craze. ”Everything Zen” is remixed twice and given audibly different treatments. The Derek DeLarge mix, in particular, barely keeps the song in place. The emphasis on so much drums and bass from a band not known for their rhythmic abilities (Bush excel with the stop-and-start, not the keep-on-groovin’) creates an entirely new group–one which ironically should appeal to folks who never cared in the first place. Not a bad experiment. –Rob O’Connor
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This is the third release from Bush, which everyone avoids like the plague. The reason behind no one enjoying this disc is that Bush is an Alternative / Rock / Grunge band, in which with this album they had other musicians (Goldie, Tricky, Massive Attack, Lunatic Calm and more) remix songs from Razorblade Suitcase and Sixteen Stone. The result was a Dance / Techno / Electronic experience that just doesn’t please Bush fans. The album starts off pretty fair with some good versions of Everything Zen, Swallowed and Mouth (which sounds even better than the original). From the fair remixes, it gets quite obscure with long slow instrumentals (no vocals) like Insect Kin (Jack Dangers) and Personal Holloway. Another thing that gets people down is the fact that because this is Dance / Techno / Electronic music is that each track is about six minutes long! You can pick it up used for a pretty cheap price, if you care to, but this is more for fans of electronic music.
To begin, why are people dogging this cd because it is electronic? I don’t think people understand the idea of a remix album and how a remix album should be pulled off. I hear complaints that some remixes stray too far from the original. Why would we want to hear the same song with a dance beat? These artists that did the remixes did an amazing job at making the songs their own. Granted it’s not the grungy 90s rock that we are used to but as far as electronic music goes, this is pretty darn grungy and dark. The whole cd has a darker vibe to it than most of their stuff, which is pretty dark to begin with. I think this takes the industrial idea they were playing with on Razorblade Suitcase and makes it the center of their music this time. I am a huge fan of all types of rock and roll and a somewhat fan of the electronic music, but the electronic music I like is dark like this album. Hats off to Bush for giving us something different in a world of the same crap. If you enjoy this remix album, check out any of the Nine Inch Nails remix albums. Both Bush and Trent Reznor understand the concept behind a remix album. Hats off to Bush.
from the usual Bush you get, than check this out. Rock music is generally not remixed, so for the bad reviewers out there that seem to have expected the same ‘ol Bush, go buy something else. I’m not really a Bush fan. I bought the 1st 2 albums and stopped. It got boring. Razorblade suitcase had a few good songs and so did Sixteen Stone. I find myself listening to this remix CD more than the others though. I listen to it when i want to get sexy with my bush.
I think I’m probably in the minority of Bush fans that actually liked this remix album; but then, I like both alternative/grunge rock and electronica. Most of the songs on “Deconstructed” are taken from their sophomore CD, “Razorblade Suitcase,” except tracks #1, 9, 10 (all from “Sixteen Stone”), and #11 (which can be heard elsewhere on “The Crow: City of Angels” soundtrack). The remixes are all energetic, save for the moody last track, “In A Lonely Place (Tricky Mix),” which is a nice wrap-up song.Some of the remixes don’t include all the lyrics, just samples, as heard in #10: “Everything Zen (Derek DeLarge Mix).” There’s a second shorter version of this song on track #1 (The Lhasa Fever Mix), which I prefer over #10.The songs I particularly enjoyed were the creepy drum and bass remix of #3: “Swallowed (Goldie/Toasted Both Sides Please Mix),” #8: “Insect Kin (Jack Dangers/Drum and Bees Mix)”–which is almost unrecognizable from the original–plus #2: “Mouth (The Stingray Mix),” which is the best remix on here, hands down, and can also be heard on the “An American Werewolf in Paris” soundtrack.I liked the majority of songs on here, but if I had to choose, my least favorite would probably have to be #9: “Comedown (Lunatic Calm Mix).” The original version is my all-time favorite Bush song, and this remix doesn’t really do it justice, in my opinion.While I loved “Deconstructed” (it’s one of my faves by Bush), the more diehard alt. rock/Bush fan may want to borrow this CD first before purchasing it. It’s not for everybody.