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The Disease

The Disease: Experts In Reverse PsychologyExperts In Reverse Psychology (2003)
Alone Records

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: FortyMinutesWestFortyMinutesWest
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Anyone who has been paying attention to what I've been saying for the past few months (come on, I know you're out there somewhere) knows that I've been hyping The Avenging Disco Godfathers of Soul like there's no tomorrow. Well, The Disease features some future members of TADGoS as well as members o.
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Anyone who has been paying attention to what I've been saying for the past few months (come on, I know you're out there somewhere) knows that I've been hyping The Avenging Disco Godfathers of Soul like there's no tomorrow. Well, The Disease features some future members of TADGoS as well as members of Guyana Punchline and Index for Potential Suicide and they are every bit as off the wall.

The album starts off sounding a lot like that annoying "Da Da Da" song that was in a commercial a few years back, before it goes into a sound that could only be referred to as abrasive. The music is danceable, but at the same time disjointed and chaotic. If they have dance parties in hell, I bet this band is on their mixtape. Much like The Avenging Disco Godfathers of Soul, these guys use a wide array of instruments such as clarinet, sax, synth, etc. The electronic elements of this band are highly prevalent through most of the tracks, but the music still manages to be intense and unforgiving. The guitars are like chainsaws and the vocals are just as sharp and cutting. "Bad Review In The New Heartattack" for example, features an eerie synth passage that sounds like orchestral music played by the undead. In other cases, such as "I Want A Mustache, Damnit" The Disease prefers to use a more straightforward attack, straightforward by the standards of this album of course. I think the best example of the band's overall sound is the song "These Needles Are Magnets", it shows the band's penchant for chaos along song strange synth parts.

Once again, Alone Records comes through with a quality release that is both original and fun to listen to. It's a shame this band was with us for such a short time, but they certainly left us with something to remember them by.

These Needles Are Magnets MP3

 

 
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Anonymous (January 19, 2004)

Nice review you dog sodomizer

Anonymous (January 18, 2004)

funkisdead here, with a brief warning... i've logged your IP addys, and you will be gang raped before the evening is through.

Anonymous (January 18, 2004)

shitty review you faggot.

Anonymous (January 18, 2004)

This review was good, but here's how I would make it better:

1. Da da da!

2. That was a good tune!

3. Is the disease spreading?

4. What vaccines are available - if any?

5. What happens once the disease is transmitted?

6. How many people have died from it?

7. I hear SARS is making a comeback.

8. Old, friend, it HAS been a long time!

9. I don't think anyone has ever listened to a word you've said. Get over yourself.

FortyMinutesWest (January 17, 2004)

Don't worry about it, I'm just surprised I didn't catch that one myself.

maverick (January 17, 2004)

Forty-

Sorry, I really should actually proofread sometime. Fixed.

-Scott

Anonymous (January 17, 2004)

haha, I'm interested in what this band sounds like now

-bemused-

FortyMinutesWest (January 16, 2004)

"vide variety"

Oh, I forgot to mention that this is a concept review from the standpoint of a Romanian used car salesman.

Anonymous (January 16, 2004)

Much like The Avenging Disco Godfathers of Soul, these guys use a vide array of instruments such as clarinet, sax, synth, etc.

maverick (January 16, 2004)

"If they have dance parties in hell, I bet this band is on their mixtape."

Ladies and gentlemen of the press corps, that is what you call a pull-quote.

-Scott

tyroneshoelaces (January 16, 2004)

This sounds great!

ilikebandssuchasopivy (January 16, 2004)

ok

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