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Their music is an acquired taste for sure

May 16, 2017 06:42PM
They seem to have a "dark side" to their persona. Some, if not all, of their videos are weird and so were their early performances... I mean embarrassingly wierd, IMO. But I don't really pay much attention to that stuff. Lots of bands or performers feel like they need something that makes them stand out. I guess they went the "sold their souls" route or whatever.

For me its simply a non-traditional approach to music. A lot of their early music got considerable airplay on the radio. After the first album or two their music became less dark but also even less traditional. They started using more complex rhythms and writing longer songs that were not radio-friendly. I'm surprised they have any fans at all but the ones they do have seem to be willing to pay a considerable amount to see them (at least it seems like a lot to me).

One thing I don't like is their sound hasn't changed much. The music has changed a bit but their music sound hasn't very much IMO. Where some bands can play the blues, rock, etc... Tool just plays Tool, lol But they do that very well and that is my interest. And to me, I'm seeing something that is kind of rare. I can overlook the genre if the music, to me, is exceptional. So, I am seeing a band that I think is one of the best and in my top 10... For what its worth the rest of the top 10 is either dead or not performing anymore.

Led Zeppelin
AC/DC with Bon Scott
Johnny Cash
Jimi Hendrix
The Beatles
Pink Floyd (although I passed up an opportunity to see them when I was younger because Roger Waters wasn't with the group at the time but now I would no matter what)
Neil Young

Anyway, for me Tool is at the bottom of this top group.

It gets cloudier after that.

Simon and Garfunkel
Eric Clapton has to be in there somewhere in some form
The Beastie Boys
The Kinks

And I like Yes a lot but I've seen them a bunch and they don't play the songs that I like... which aren't their "hits". I like Beck a lot but not his last album and I think I would be disappointed to see him live. I would like to see a few others just based on their talent, like Chet Atkins or Stevie Wonder or Ray Charles and a bunch of others. I like Rage Against the Machine a bunch but I don't think I want to go to one of their concerts... not that they are, or would ever, tour again.

  Question about ticket prices

Atlantic Ram545April 25, 2017 04:42PM

  That's a tough scenario..

sstrams266April 26, 2017 04:44AM

  I'm with you, Steve

21Dog193April 26, 2017 05:27AM

  what band is it

ferragamo79165April 26, 2017 10:52AM

  Thanks for the advice.

Atlantic Ram166May 10, 2017 01:33PM

  yeah that has happened to me

ferragamo79236May 13, 2017 08:53AM

  That would be too cool

Atlantic Ram184May 14, 2017 03:54PM

  the consummate family man

ferragamo79227May 14, 2017 05:26PM

  I know absolutly nothing about Tool

IowaRam168May 16, 2017 03:59PM

  Their music is an acquired taste for sure

Atlantic Ram188May 16, 2017 06:42PM

  I'm in the buy now camp....

JamesJM207April 26, 2017 10:56AM

  Thanks to all.

Atlantic Ram169May 16, 2017 02:16PM

  It hurts now, Atlantic..

sstrams166May 16, 2017 02:27PM

  Yes... not a bucket list thing but kind of close

Atlantic Ram170May 16, 2017 03:48PM

  Back from the concert

Atlantic Ram140May 25, 2017 06:16PM

  good for you

21Dog133May 25, 2017 07:03PM