History Music / Tool

30th Jan '17 6:58:15 AM SinNanna
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* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: The final lines of "Vicarious" are a very on-the-nose example of this.
--> ''"Credulous at best your desire to believe in''\\
''Angels in the hearts of men''\\
''Pull your head on out your hippie haze, give a listen''\\
''Shouldn't have to say this all again''\\
''The universe is hostile, so impersonal''\\
''Devour to survive, so it is''\\
''So it's always been"''
8th Jan '17 7:25:24 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudWasRight: [[invoked]] "Tool" is slang for penis. WordOfGod is that this is only one interpretation, but some of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tool_(band)#/media/File:Tool-logo-early.jpg licensed artwork]] [[InvokedTrope definitely goes down that particular route]].
25th Dec '16 3:03:20 PM CassandraLeo
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** A good chunk of their earlier catalogue is built on this, such as "Hush"[[note]]to media censorship[[/note]], "Eulogy"[[note]]to hypocritical demagogues[[/note]], "Hooker with a Penis"[[note]]to "selling out" criticisms[[/note]], "[=Æ=]nema"[[note]]to Los Angeles culture[[/note]].

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** A good chunk of their earlier catalogue is built on this, such as "Hush"[[note]]to media censorship[[/note]], "Eulogy"[[note]]to hypocritical demagogues[[/note]], demagogues (a rare case of WordOfGod has it that the song was specifically written with Creator/LRonHubbard in mind)[[/note]], "Hooker with a Penis"[[note]]to "selling out" criticisms[[/note]], "[=Æ=]nema"[[note]]to Los Angeles culture[[/note]].
25th Dec '16 3:01:20 PM CassandraLeo
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* EpicRocking: A large percentage of their discography consists of this; notable examples are "Pushit", "Third Eye", "Reflection", "Wings for Marie" (both parts), and "Rosetta Stoned".

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* EpicRocking: A large percentage of their discography consists of this; notable examples are "Pushit", "Third Eye", "Reflection", "Wings for Marie" (both parts), and "Rosetta Stoned". As noted below, they also have a habit of splitting a piece into multiple tracks; if considered as one song, "Disposition"/"Reflection"/"Triad" would be Tool's longest song at around 22:40. (There are around two minutes of silence added to the end; with the silence included, the piece comes out to around 24:40.) Their longest individual track is "Disgustipated", which comes out to 15:47, although it could be considered a subversion as much of it is given over to ChirpingCrickets; after that, the live version of "Third Eye" comes out to 14:05, the live version of "Pushit" comes out to 13:57, and the studio version of "Third Eye" comes out to 13:47.
* FadingIntoTheNextSong[=/=]SiameseTwinSongs: Quite a few songs, such as "Intermission"/"Jimmy", "Eon Blue Apocalypse"/"The Patient", "Parabol"/"Parabola", "Disposition"/"Reflection"/"Triad", the two halves of "Wings for Marie", "Lost Keys (Blame Hofmann)"/"Rosetta Stoned", and so on. Many of these could really be considered one song divided into two or three tracks; "Wings" is actually explicitly labelled as such.
6th Oct '16 9:21:02 AM MikeK
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--> RearrangeTheSong: The verse melody and some of the lyrics to "Sober" can be traced back to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdREH1BqGDk&feature=youtu.be&t=0m55s "Burn About Out"]] by C.A.D, the band Maynard James Keenan was singing for in the late eighties. The C.A.D. song has a very different, almost early PostHardcore feel due to having a much faster tempo and a much looser structure than "Sober".

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--> * RearrangeTheSong: The verse melody and some of the lyrics to "Sober" can be traced back to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdREH1BqGDk&feature=youtu.be&t=0m55s "Burn About Out"]] by C.A.D, the band a group Maynard James Keenan was singing for with in the late eighties. The C.A.D. song has a very different, almost early PostHardcore feel due to having a much faster tempo and a much looser structure than "Sober".
6th Oct '16 9:19:37 AM MikeK
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--> RearrangeTheSong: The verse melody and some of the lyrics to "Sober" can be traced back to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdREH1BqGDk&feature=youtu.be&t=0m55s "Burn About Out"]] by C.A.D, the band Maynard James Keenan was singing for in the late eighties. The C.A.D. song has a very different, almost early PostHardcore feel due to having a much faster tempo and a much looser structure than "Sober".
2nd Oct '16 6:54:06 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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** "This is necessary. Life feeds on life."
30th Sep '16 8:40:09 PM Nuke-Captain
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* ForInconveniencePressOne: "LAMC" is nearly 9 minutes of someone's struggle with the Los Angeles Municipal Court's automated telephone response system. The options get increasingly bizarre over the course of the song.
27th Jul '16 8:33:12 PM gewunomox
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* AwesomeButImpractical: [[http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p193/ironcobra8/drum%20department/paiste%20kit/kit_side.jpg Danny Carey's all-bronze drumkit made completely out of recycled cymbals]]. They may look cool, but they can't be used for overseas travel due to the sheer weight of the shells. According to TheOtherWiki, the bass drums themselves weigh ''93 pounds''!

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* AwesomeButImpractical: [[http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p193/ironcobra8/drum%20department/paiste%20kit/kit_side.[[http://i.imgur.com/rrvWBMB.jpg Danny Carey's all-bronze drumkit made completely out of recycled cymbals]]. They may look cool, but they can't be used for overseas travel due to the sheer weight of the shells. According to TheOtherWiki, the bass drums themselves weigh ''93 pounds''!
16th Jul '16 4:29:02 PM Doug86
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* 1996 -- ''Ænima''
* 2000 -- ''Salival'' (box set with an 8-song CD and a DVD or VHS with the videos for "Sober", "Prison Sex", "Stinkfist", "Ænema", and on the DVD version, "Hush")

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* 1996 -- ''Ænima''
''[=Æ=]nima''
* 2000 -- ''Salival'' (box set with an 8-song CD and a DVD or VHS with the videos for "Sober", "Prison Sex", "Stinkfist", "Ænema", "[=Æ=]nema", and on the DVD version, "Hush")



* 1998 Best Metal Performance ("Ænema")

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* 1998 Best Metal Performance ("Ænema")("[=Æ=]nema")



* CaliforniaCollapse: "Ænema" is basically a wish that this would happen out of disgust with the culture of Los Angeles, with inspiration from Creator/BillHicks. The album artwork currently provides the page image.

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* CaliforniaCollapse: "Ænema" "[=Æ=]nema" is basically a wish that this would happen out of disgust with the culture of Los Angeles, with inspiration from Creator/BillHicks. The album artwork currently provides the page image.



* ClusterFBomb: Several songs, especially "Hush", "Hooker with a Penis" and "Ænema". "Rosetta Stoned" alone should have earned ''10,000 Days'' a Parental Advisory label, but the heavy distortion and layering on the vocals may have fooled the ratings board.

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* ClusterFBomb: Several songs, especially "Hush", "Hooker with a Penis" and "Ænema"."[=Æ=]nema". "Rosetta Stoned" alone should have earned ''10,000 Days'' a Parental Advisory label, but the heavy distortion and layering on the vocals may have fooled the ratings board.



* {{Instrumentals}}: The interludes on ''Ænima'', ''Lateralus'' and ''10,000 Days'' are this, plus "Triad" for a normal-length tune.

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* {{Instrumentals}}: The interludes on ''Ænima'', ''[=Æ=]nima'', ''Lateralus'' and ''10,000 Days'' are this, plus "Triad" for a normal-length tune.



* LoudnessWar: Most of their work averts it, but ''Salival'' and ''10,000 Days'' are borderline cases, as are a few tracks on ''Ænima'' (although the album as a whole still has dynamics). Unusually for this trope, ''Lateralus'', released in between ''Salival'' and ''10,000 Days'', is barely affected and is actually quiet for the time it was released (2001).

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* LoudnessWar: Most of their work averts it, but ''Salival'' and ''10,000 Days'' are borderline cases, as are a few tracks on ''Ænima'' ''[=Æ=]nima'' (although the album as a whole still has dynamics). Unusually for this trope, ''Lateralus'', released in between ''Salival'' and ''10,000 Days'', is barely affected and is actually quiet for the time it was released (2001).



* MoodWhiplash: Can be induced by the middle tracks of ''Ænima'', from the introspective "Forty Six & 2" to the head-scratching "Message to Harry Manback" to the venomously snarky "Hooker With a Penis" to the bouncy, cheerful "Intermission", which is the main guitar riff of the next song, the rather somber "Jimmy", played on an organ.

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* MoodWhiplash: Can be induced by the middle tracks of ''Ænima'', ''[=Æ=]nima'', from the introspective "Forty Six & 2" to the head-scratching "Message to Harry Manback" to the venomously snarky "Hooker With a Penis" to the bouncy, cheerful "Intermission", which is the main guitar riff of the next song, the rather somber "Jimmy", played on an organ.



* NonAppearingTitle: "H", "Jambi", "Ænema", "Hooker With A Penis", "Lateralus", and many other songs.

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* NonAppearingTitle: "H", "Jambi", "Ænema", "[=Æ=]nema", "Hooker With A Penis", "Lateralus", and many other songs.



** ''Ænima'' is an allusion to Jungian psychology (the "anima" archetype, or the feminine unconscious). The song "Æn'''e'''ma" is a pun on this, referring to the medical procedure, which is what the singer wishes would happen to L.A. (getting irrigated with water and flushing out all the crap).

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** ''Ænima'' ''[=Æ=]nima'' is an allusion to Jungian psychology (the "anima" archetype, or the feminine unconscious). The song "Æn'''e'''ma" "[=Æ=]n'''e'''ma" is a pun on this, referring to the medical procedure, which is what the singer wishes would happen to L.A. (getting irrigated with water and flushing out all the crap).



** The most prominent is to Creator/BillHicks in ''Ænima'': Inner artwork, clips of Hicks in the intro to "Third Eye," and the song "Ænema" being based on Hicks' "Arizona Bay" routine, with a TitleDrop in the chorus.

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** The most prominent is to Creator/BillHicks in ''Ænima'': ''[=Æ=]nima'': Inner artwork, clips of Hicks in the intro to "Third Eye," and the song "Ænema" "[=Æ=]nema" being based on Hicks' "Arizona Bay" routine, with a TitleDrop in the chorus.



** A good chunk of their earlier catalogue is built on this, such as "Hush"[[note]]to media censorship[[/note]], "Eulogy"[[note]]to hypocritical demagogues[[/note]], "Hooker with a Penis"[[note]]to "selling out" criticisms[[/note]], "Ænema"[[note]]to Los Angeles culture[[/note]].
** The ChurchOfHappyology gets several direct shots: The sheep bleating in "Disgustipated" references Maynard doing the same on-stage when Tool played at their Celebrity Centre in 1993, "Ænema" contains "Fuck Creator/LRonHubbard and fuck all his clones", and WordOfGod indicates that "Eulogy" is also directed at Hubbard.

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** A good chunk of their earlier catalogue is built on this, such as "Hush"[[note]]to media censorship[[/note]], "Eulogy"[[note]]to hypocritical demagogues[[/note]], "Hooker with a Penis"[[note]]to "selling out" criticisms[[/note]], "Ænema"[[note]]to "[=Æ=]nema"[[note]]to Los Angeles culture[[/note]].
** The ChurchOfHappyology gets several direct shots: The sheep bleating in "Disgustipated" references Maynard doing the same on-stage when Tool played at their Celebrity Centre in 1993, "Ænema" "[=Æ=]nema" contains "Fuck Creator/LRonHubbard and fuck all his clones", and WordOfGod indicates that "Eulogy" is also directed at Hubbard.



* UncommonTime: Many of their songs, namely "Schism," which [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schism_%28song%29#Time_signature has up to 47 meter changes]]. Starting around ''Ænima'', it's very rare for a Tool song not to contain at least one instance of this trope (and even before then, they used it a lot). See the trope page for a list of other songs that use it (though not an exhaustive one).

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* UncommonTime: Many of their songs, namely "Schism," which [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schism_%28song%29#Time_signature has up to 47 meter changes]]. Starting around ''Ænima'', ''[=Æ=]nima'', it's very rare for a Tool song not to contain at least one instance of this trope (and even before then, they used it a lot). See the trope page for a list of other songs that use it (though not an exhaustive one).
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