Great job boys!! Sorry it didnt last longer. Good Luck!! Mr. Bungle Rules! FNM must re-unite!!
There were two essential qualities to the Cult’s music: Billy Duffy’s soaring guitar lines and Ian Astbury’s distinctive vocals. When that partnership dissolved in 1995, the Cult floundered. High Octane Cult wisely focuses on the band’s better years, from the release of Love in 1985 to Sonic Temple in 1989, including hits like ”Fire Woman” and ”She Sells Sanctuary.” The fact that the latter turned up in a car commercial both indicates the Cult’s position in the pop-metal pantheon and serves as a depressing reminder of the fate of much guitar-oriented rock. At least the same thing hasn’t happened to Metallica. –Genevieve Williams
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Funny little tape with one fantastic Lionel Richie redux-Friggin awesome
I don’t know if Faith No More was poking fun with the name of this Maxi-Single, but they sure are songs to make love to (with the exception of Das Schutzenfest–which always makes me laugh). This is a brilliant collection of tracks, and “Easy” is an amazing cover–possibly one of the greatest covers of all-time.
This is pretty much exactly what a cd with a postcard-like picture of rhinos humping in the sunset should sound like: Strange. Funny… Dare I say, sexy? Ok, not sexy. What we get here is the band’s gloriously straight rendition of The Commodores’ “Easy”, which proves once and for all that if the whole Ipecac/being in 20 million different bands thing doesn’t work out, Mike Patton could have a viable carreer singing on showboats and casinos with that smooth croon of his, an oddly hillarious Elvis-ified rendition of The Dead Kennedy’s “Let’s Lynch The Landlord”, the well-performed version of the “Midnight Cowboy” theme already available on Angeldust, and “Das Shutzenfest”, a bizarre stab at german-language polka that actually turns out to be about meeting a woman at a shooting festival and making love near the pig trough. It’s probably not worth your money if you have the version of Angeldust with “Easy” as a bonus track and the Virus 100 Dead Kennedys tribute, since you then own 3/4 of the EP, but if this isn’t the case, it’s at least worth considering for “Easy” itself.
Patton and comapny are in rare form. This EP is a little silly- anyone who would put a Lionell Richie cover and a Dead Kennedys cover on the same album deserves some props for outlandishness. And then to do the Richie cover stratight (relatively) and the Kennedys as a country song? Buuhahaha. Go ahead and add this to your shopping cart. It’s only 4 songs but it is cheap and definitely worth a listen.