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Cadillac Blindside - Read The Book, Seen The Movie (Cover Artwork)

Cadillac Blindside

Cadillac Blindside: Read The Book, Seen The MovieRead The Book, Seen The Movie (2000)
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The record industry claims MP3s are killing them, stealing their business and depriving the artists of their money. I first came across Cadillac Blindside by way of an MP3 for the song "A Touch Of Nostalgia". Mixing emo, grungish angst, and Dillinger Four style fuck-you-this-is-punk noise, this song.
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The record industry claims MP3s are killing them, stealing their business and depriving the artists of their money. I first came across Cadillac Blindside by way of an MP3 for the song "A Touch Of Nostalgia". Mixing emo, grungish angst, and Dillinger Four style fuck-you-this-is-punk noise, this song sent me straight for my wallet. And how glad I am that I did, "Read the book…" is only missing one thing - A single bad song. From the opening emo-rock blast of "At Wit's End", to the somber, melancholic "This One's On Me", to the closing rock out of the exceptional (and brilliantly titled) "My Heart Pisses Blood For You", CB play with conviction and heart, totally devoid of pretence, consistently endearing and never excluding the listener. The lyrics are outstanding, ranging from melancholic laments to lost friends - "One more round my friend, further from you" ("This One's On Me") - to balls out rocking road stories - "In Chattanooga, Tennessee we drank until about nine, our top speed 45 was slow, the van's next victim was Sloan's right toe" ("Milemarker 92"). Singers Zachary Zrust and James Russell contrast each other in the way the Laurence Arms could only dream, and CD as a piece of art is first-class, stuffed with dark, brooding stills by M. Rezac and energetic live portraits by D. Monick. With this album only a debut, CB are definitely marking out a space for themselves as ones to watch. Get in early. Buy this CD.

 

 
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Anonymous (June 17, 2006)

Oh, my world. It is ok

Anonymous (May 18, 2002)

hahah dude those jokes owned. crap n jazz. joan ofsuck. pure greatness. heheheheheh ronneldz!!

maverick (April 7, 2002)

Cap'n Jazz? More like CRAP'N JAZZ!

I really seriously hate them.

I also hate Joan of Arc.

Joan of Arc? More like Joan of SUCK!

Eh.

-Scott

Kurt_F (April 7, 2002)

Wow Scott. I usually like every band you like, but not liking Cap'n Jazz? Sheer insanity. Listen to "Oh Messy Life" and then try to tell me that it's not one of the best emo/post-whatever songs ever made. Boo yeah.

glumble (April 6, 2002)

Hold up now. Bright Eyes is primarly made to, basicly, read poetry. The band came after the poetry. You really have to understand art and love spoken word to like Bright Eyes. Chances are, if you aren't a patron, you wouldn't like Bright Eyes. Just because it doesn't have Chris Carraba as lead singer, doesn't mean it's not good.

Wyld_Stallyns_Rule (April 5, 2002)

Whoa, whoa whoa, slow the ricshaw down there, speedy. Anyone who doesn't appreciate cap'n jazz doesn't appreciate great music. I don't know if you celebrate green peace or not, but you should try that some time and sit back and listen to analpha....amazing. I don't understand why no one digs Cadillac either. I think they're great, personally. It may be in the same genre as some other stuff, but I would rather listen to the album or ep than pretty much anything that's come out in the last six months, save the HWM split and thrice.

maverick (April 4, 2002)

Mr. Dovescry, is it?

I think we're going to get along just fine.

As long as you hate Bright Eyes and Cap'n Jazz, like me, too.

-Scott

Anonymous (April 4, 2002)

Cadillac Blindside fucking rock. They kick ass over almost every other "emo" band I've heard. I have no clue why Scott loves popping shit to them so much--he seems to feel the need whenever their names come up--but the fact is they rule.
--ChiefGuido

Anonymous (April 4, 2002)

There's been some mistake.

Put this record in the "everything-else-that-everyone-and-their-mother-is-putting-out-no w."

This is not personal opinion. This is fact.

For the love of this sacred art, get some taste.

Anonymous (April 4, 2002)

It's "The Lawrence Arms" you bastard.

maverick (April 4, 2002)

This band sucks.

Personal opinion, apparently.

-Scott

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