History Music / Tool

11th Sep '17 4:02:48 PM CassandraLeo
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Founded in Los Angeles in 1990, Tool is a ProgressiveRock[=/=][[ProgressiveMetal Metal]] group mostly known for their use of unconventional time signatures and rhythms, [[EpicRocking long songs]], MindScrew-tastic imagery, and emphasis on personal interpretation of their music. Like many bands in the 90's music scene, Tool started out as an underground group, and was signed by a record company after only three months of playing together. On March 1992, their first EP ''Opiate'' was released. Since then, four studio albums have been released, all of which have gone platinum and have achieved widespread success worldwide.

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Founded in Los Angeles in 1990, Tool is a ProgressiveRock[=/=][[ProgressiveMetal Metal]] group mostly known for their use of [[UncommonTime unconventional time signatures and rhythms, rhythms]], [[EpicRocking long songs]], MindScrew-tastic imagery, and emphasis on personal interpretation of their music. Like many bands in the 90's music scene, Tool started out as an underground group, and was signed by a record company after only three months of playing together. On March 1992, their first EP ''Opiate'' was released. Since then, four studio albums have been released, all of which have gone platinum and have achieved widespread success worldwide.
8th Jul '17 2:03:30 PM nombretomado
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* AwesomeButImpractical: [[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''!

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* AwesomeButImpractical: [[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, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, the bass drums themselves weigh ''93 pounds''!
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.
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