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Holadem

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Good morning.

I am a casual music listener, buy an occasional album... anyway, I was on my way to the theater the other day when I heard this rock song that sounded like nothin I have ever heard before. Unfuckingbelievable beat, that kept switching... I also remember it was quite long, but that was good since I didn't want it to end. The name of the band is Tool, problem is, of course, I don't remember the title of the song :frowning:. I went to best buy right away and got their latest album. While it's great, it doesn't have that song on it.

My question is: which Tool songs get the most airplay? Chances are it's one of those. The song had a very unorthodox rythm (well, for me anyway), great guitar bass, and every so often would switch to hard rock, then come back. The guy sings with a very soft voice, well at least at the beginning. Ugh. This is what makes it worse: It was a request, so that song might not even get much airplay to begin with... Oh well, I though I would try.

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Mike Broadman

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My guess as to which get the most airplay:

From the Undertow album:

Intolerance
Prison Sex
Sober

From Aenima:

Stinkfist
46 & 2
Aenema

My best guess given your description and the list above is that it was 46 & 2.

If you like the new album and enjoyed the tune on the radio, you can't go wrong by picking up Aenima.
 

Todd Smigelski

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My guess is 'Stinkfist' off Aenima.

Easiest way to really figure it out is start downloading
Tool Mp3's, find it, and then buy the CD.
 

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Well chances are if you bought Lateralus and its not on that album it probably will be on Aenima. Mike's post above is correct. Those were the most radio friendly. By the way welcome to the world of Tool, you will love the ride! :D :emoji_thumbsup:
 

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Tool is hands down one my very favorite bands. They can do no wrong in my eyes.

As far as which song you heard, do you remember any of the lyrics?

I don't listen to much radio, but the two songs that I hear the most are "Sober" & "Stinkfist".

I can still remember seeing the "Sober" video for the first time about 10 years ago and being so in awe that I had to rush out and buy the album. That has only happened about 5 times in my life and they haven't let me down yet. They are currently working on a live DVD and I can't wait for it. I hope that they use multi-camera functionality so that I can watch Danny "God" Carey on the drums. He is one of the greatest rock drummers around right now.
 

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I'm going to say it is Stinkfist. I recommend picking up Aenima and then Undertow and then Opiate. God, how I wish I could hear Tool again for the 1st time. My 1st exposure to them was in '93 when they played the side stage at Lollapalooza. I was blown away and immediately went out and bought their album the next day.

-Dean-
 

Holadem

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As far as which song you heard, do you remember any of the lyrics?
Nope unfortunately.

I read somewhere that people listen to music differently and that those with a musical background tend to follow the music more and pickout different instruments. Whether it's true or not in general, that would certainly apply in my case. While I lost most of what I learnt, I was raised on classical guitar... anyway, my point is: Voices to me are just another musical instrument. I would have to be intent on hearing the lyrics to actually notice what is being said... I didn't do it that time because I was so caught up in the music.

I will check out Aenima (album).

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Mike Broadman

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Holadem, you could try going to CDNOW.com (which is amazon.com I think- agh, who could keep track anymore?!) and try some samples.

Re: voices and lyrics, I tend to follow the same listening pattern you do, treating the vocals as another instrument. There are a few bands, however, which I explored the lyrics after being hooked by their music. Tool is one of them. It just adds another dimension to the listening experience.
 

Evan S

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Holadem, I have every Tool album...if you want to borrow them all to find the song, just let me know.:emoji_thumbsup:
 

Kevin T

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"schism" from lateralus has an interesting bass riff in it which may be what he's referring to. without a lyric though we're stabbing in the dark.

kevin t
 

John Wes

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I had a chance to see Tool, live last fall.....Unbelievable is all I can say.....

They opened with "Sober".....probably my favorite Tool tune...

And I might add....this is one band that the live show is way better than the studio albums...imho.
 

StevenW

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And I might add....this is one band that the live show is way better than the studio albums...imho.
Absolutely! The energy these guys put off live is just something to be witnessed. The albums dont do Danny Carrey justice ONE BIT. Be prepared to be amazed at this drummer when you see him live. :emoji_thumbsup:
 

Wayne Bundrick

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It's probably not the only song by Tool in which the beat keeps changing, but "Lateralus" from the album of the same name fits the description. 9 beats, then 8 beats, then 7 beats.

The first Tool CD I bought was Lateralus, and based on what I heard I bought the others. They're all good, but none of them kicked my ass like Lateralus did.
 

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Nice to see such praise for an incredible band...I had the chance to work with Adam and Danny on the collection of music videos that we produced with them for DVD. It's an amazing release...check out the videos if you haven't seen them.

Very creative, very cool guys.
 

Mike Broadman

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Holadem's song can't be from Lateralus because he already bought it and said the song isn't on it.

I also saw them on their last tour and I was simply blown away- and I'm not just saying this because they were good, as lots of bands are good- I was actually emotionally moved by their performance.

Tool has the unique quality of being lyrically and musically vague and esoteric yet connecting on a deep, direct way with me. While this is something that is present while listening to the albums, it comes out in full force in concert. They took my breath away.

That doesn't happen very often.
 

Jeremiah

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I have only heard Opiate and Undertow, so I doubt your song is from one of those two albums.

I first heard Tool when I was at a friends house baking balls and he put on Disgustepated from "Undertow" and frankly, I wanted to sh!t my pants I was so scared. We than listened to Opiate after Undertow, I still like Opiate better than Undertow(maybe b/c I have tripped to it the most).

...and of course, those two little people were yours too.
 

Brian Perry

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Sounds like Sober, but more likely 46&2.

Speaking of 46&2, anyone notice how the intro sounds like Dream Theater's Home? I guess both bass players are fans of the Phrygian mode...
 

Mike Broadman

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Speaking of 46&2, anyone notice how the intro sounds like Dream Theater's Home? I guess both bass players are fans of the Phrygian mode...
Actually, Home sound like 46&2. :)

On the DVD commentary of Live Scenes, the band themselves called it a Tool riff.
 

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