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Postby 77 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:03 pm

your nuts! soul rotation is one of the best... and we can all take a vote on that!

stoneys has a few real jems, but the talking songs ruin the whole pot of stew!
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Postby mrbigtoughguychris » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:23 pm

King in Yellow sounds like such a natural progression from the past. No radical changes, no "old school throwback" nonsense, just Dead Milkmen.
As far as Stoney's goes, it was a touch of a departure from the other albums, a more modern and refined sound (Not rushed, but maybe more produced).
Blues Song is one of the best social commentary songs the DM did, it rang so true. A lot of the live stuff on the production albums had local commentary that I did not necessarily understand, being from the west, but I still hate Steven Friend to this day (If that is his real name).
I love the DM social satire!!! They see it the way, well... I do.
I cannot say what my "favorite" DM album is because they all have a favorite song or 12 on them. Even the Smokin' Banana Peels and You'll Dance EPs have a special place in my heart.
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I just looked through the titles of all of the songs on all of the albums and except Crystalline and maybe sha na na. There is not a song I would skip on random.
I am not really a fan of Some Young Guy on the new album, but that is just me, I don't prefer the content.
It makes me dizzy how many good quality songs the DM have put out.
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Postby Cult Leader Lettuce » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:48 am

77 wrote:your nuts! soul rotation is one of the best... and we can all take a vote on that!

stoneys has a few real jems, but the talking songs ruin the whole pot of stew!


To me, Soul Rotation is a rarity among DM albums, in that it's what I consider to be a "Joe album." It's also a very Touch Me Zoo influenced album (and even includes a cover of Touch Me Zoo's "Silly Dreams").

Furthermore, if you ever hear anyone saying, "The Dead Milkmen? They're a fucking joke band," you can look them straight in the eye, with a look that would melt ice, plastic, and would probably undo any nosejobs within a 10-mile radius, and say "eat a dick. They did Soul Rotation."

Now, some would argue that you just proved their point, but I would argue that Soul Rotation is the most serious Dead Milkmen album to ever exist, and the best musically. Now, with the release of The King in Yellow, that might have changed, but the fact still remains, Soul Rotation is some mighty fine Dead Milkmen material.
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Postby dinorock » Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:52 am

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77 wrote:your nuts! soul rotation is one of the best... and we can all take a vote on that!

stoneys has a few real jems, but the talking songs ruin the whole pot of stew!


To me, Soul Rotation is a rarity among DM albums, in that it's what I consider to be a "Joe album." It's also a very Touch Me Zoo influenced album (and even includes a cover of Touch Me Zoo's "Silly Dreams").

Furthermore, if you ever hear anyone saying, "The Dead Milkmen? They're a fucking joke band," you can look them straight in the eye, with a look that would melt ice, plastic, and would probably undo any nosejobs within a 10-mile radius, and say "eat a dick. They did Soul Rotation."

Now, some would argue that you just proved their point, but I would argue that Soul Rotation is the most serious Dead Milkmen album to ever exist, and the best musically. Now, with the release of The King in Yellow, that might have changed, but the fact still remains, Soul Rotation is some mighty fine Dead Milkmen material.
And the guitar in "If I Had A Gun" always makes me want to do an Eastern European dance. Maybe stomp on a glass. It is one part I will always remember from an album I haven't listened to in a long time.
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Postby STH » Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:20 am

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LizardPrinceEros wrote:I never really realized that Stoney's was generally less liked than the other albums... I've always considered it just more great Milkmen tunes. I'm curious what the band thinks of the album though....


I've also always liked Stoney's. "Inner Child" is a great tune. "Blues Song" and "Peter Bazooka" are tremendous as well. The record that has been hardest for me to warm up to is Soul Rotation. After all these years, it's still the one that I listen to least.


There's a lot of difference among DM fans... personally Soul Rotation is my most listened to album, and my overall favorite. Consequently, the Blues Song ranks toward the bottom of my list, though I love Stoney's in its own way.
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Postby The Tarantula » Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:47 am

Soul Rotation is probably my 2nd or 3rd favourite, after Beelzebubba and maybe Bucky Fellini.
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Postby lithiumtom » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:04 am

JUST ENJOY IT! a l r i g t y then
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Postby Brent » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:12 pm

this album is epic. as it maintains the pure essence of the dead milkmen, it tramples new ground like the big lizard it is. they are the pins that deflate the bloated.
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Postby God's Kid Brother » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:33 pm

I love reading all the different thoughts you people have. To me, you are all right in your own ways.

This band has some dedicated ass fans.

We're all here for the same reasons.. that's all that really matters.

Regardless of what album is best.

(In my opinion though, Not Dick, But Richard is best.) :wink:
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Thanks...

Postby mrclean » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:37 pm

Thanks all who have commented so far. Its nice to hear that people generally like the new album in one way or another.

FYI - I approved the artwork proofs for the physical CD package today...available soon...
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Postby God's Kid Brother » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:39 pm

[quote="mrbigtoughguychris"]
I am not really a fan of Some Young Guy on the new album, but that is just me, I don't prefer the content. /quote]

I don't care for the lyrics of this song myself.. but I love the musical parts.. It's catchy.
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Re: Thanks...

Postby God's Kid Brother » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:40 pm

mrclean wrote:
FYI - I approved the artwork proofs for the physical CD package today...available soon...


That news makes me proud!
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Re: Thanks...

Postby cagliostro » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:41 am

mrclean wrote:Thanks all who have commented so far. Its nice to hear that people generally like the new album in one way or another.

FYI - I approved the artwork proofs for the physical CD package today...available soon...


Yay! I'm feeling very impatient, and wondering if I should do the double dip.
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Postby mrbigtoughguychris » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:47 am

Thinking very deeply about the "best" DM album, I think it is impossible to have a "best".
Favorite is possible and appropriate, but not best.
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Postby Adict4DeadMilk » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:50 pm

I havent had a chance to hear any of this yet. I'm probably the worst biggest fan ever. 8(
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