History Music / Tool

22nd Apr '16 10:28:36 PM CassandraLeo
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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''
''Ænima''
* 2000 -- ''Salival'' (box set with an 8-song CD and a DVD or VHS with the videos for "Sober", "Prison Sex", "Stinkfist", "&Ænema", "Ænema", and on the DVD version, "Hush")



* 1998 Best Metal Performance ("&Ænema")

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* 1998 Best Metal Performance ("&Ænema")("Ænema")



* 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.

to:

* CaliforniaCollapse: "&Ænema" "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.



* 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.

to:

* ClusterFBomb: Several songs, especially "Hush", "Hooker with a Penis" and "&Ænema"."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.



* {{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'', ''Ænima'', ''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'' ''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).



* 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'', ''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.



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

to:

* NonAppearingTitle: "H", "Jambi", "&Ænema", "Ænema", "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'' ''Ænima'' is an allusion to Jungian psychology (the "anima" archetype, or the feminine unconscious). The song "&Æn'''e'''ma" "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).



* {{Sampling}} and SpokenWordInMusic:
** The studio version of "Third Eye" samples Creator/BillHicks, as mentioned below, and the live version replaces the Hicks sample with a sample of Timothy Leary.
** "Faiip de Oiad" samples a caller to ''Radio/CoastToCoastAM''.



** 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.
** The live version of "Third Eye" on ''Salival,'' replaces the Bill Hicks material, with clips of Timothy Leary.

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



* SpokenWordInMusic: "Faaip de Oiad," "Disgustipated," "Lost Keys (Blame Hofmann)," "Bottom," and "Third Eye," all use this. "Bottom" even drags Henry Rollins in for a cameo.

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* SpokenWordInMusic: "Faaip de Oiad," "Disgustipated," "Lost Keys (Blame Hofmann)," "Bottom," and "Third Eye," Eye" all use this. "Bottom" even drags Henry Rollins in for a cameo.



** A good chunk of their earlier catalogue is built on this ("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]], and others).
** The sheep bleating in "Disgustipated" references Maynard, doing the same on-stage to the ChurchOfHappyology, when Tool played at their Celebrity Centre in 1993. (The ChurchOfHappyology gets a more direct TakeThat in "&Ænema," and WordOfGod indicates that "Eulogy" is also directed at Creator/LRonHubbard).

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** A good chunk of their earlier catalogue is built on this ("Hush" [[note]] to media censorship [[/note]], "Eulogy" [[note]] to hypocritical demagogues [[/note]], "Hooker with a Penis" [[note]] to "selling out" criticisms [[/note]], "&Ænema" "Ænema" [[note]] to Los Angeles culture [[/note]], and others).
** The sheep bleating in "Disgustipated" references Maynard, doing the same on-stage to the ChurchOfHappyology, when Tool played at their Celebrity Centre in 1993. (The ChurchOfHappyology gets a more direct TakeThat in "&Ænema," "Ænema," and WordOfGod indicates that "Eulogy" is also directed at Creator/LRonHubbard).



* 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 (thought 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'', ''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 (thought not an exhaustive one).
22nd Apr '16 10:25:09 PM CassandraLeo
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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")

to:

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



* 1998 Best Metal Performance ("Ænema")

to:

* 1998 Best Metal Performance ("Ænema")("&Ænema")



* 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.

to:

* CaliforniaCollapse: "Ænema" "&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.



* 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.

to:

* ClusterFBomb: Several songs, especially "Hush", "Hooker with a Penis" and "Ænema"."&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.



* {{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'', ''&Ænima'', ''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'' ''&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).



* 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'', ''&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.



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

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



* PunBasedTitle: ''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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* PunBasedTitle: ''Ænima'' PunBasedTitle:
** ''&Ænima''
is an allusion to Jungian psychology (the "anima" archetype, or the feminine unconscious). The song "Æn'''e'''ma" "&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).crap).
** "Rosetta Stoned" on, well, the Rosetta Stone and being [[MushroomSamba stoned]].



** 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:'' ''&Ænima:'' Inner artwork, clips of Hicks in the intro to "Third Eye," and the song "Ænema" "&Ænema" being based on Hicks' "Arizona Bay" routine, with a TitleDrop in the chorus.



** A good chunk of their earlier catalogue is built on this ("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]], and others).
** The sheep bleating in "Disgustipated" references Maynard, doing the same on-stage to the ChurchOfHappyology, when Tool played at their Celebrity Centre in 1993. (The ChurchOfHappyology gets a more direct TakeThat in "Ænema," and WordOfGod indicates that "Eulogy" is also directed at Creator/LRonHubbard).

to:

** A good chunk of their earlier catalogue is built on this ("Hush" [[note]] to media censorship [[/note]], "Eulogy" [[note]] to hypocritical demagogues [[/note]], "Hooker with a Penis" [[note]] to "selling out" criticisms [[/note]], "Ænema" "&Ænema" [[note]] to Los Angeles culture [[/note]], and others).
** The sheep bleating in "Disgustipated" references Maynard, doing the same on-stage to the ChurchOfHappyology, when Tool played at their Celebrity Centre in 1993. (The ChurchOfHappyology gets a more direct TakeThat in "Ænema," "&Ænema," and WordOfGod indicates that "Eulogy" is also directed at Creator/LRonHubbard).



* 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 (thought not an exhaustive one).

to:

* 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'', ''&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 (thought not an exhaustive one).
22nd Apr '16 10:23:10 PM CassandraLeo
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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")

to:

* 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")



* 1998 Best Metal Performance ("Ænema")

to:

* 1998 Best Metal Performance ("Ænema")



* 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.

to:

* 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.



* 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.

to:

* 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.



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

to:

* {{Instrumentals}}: The interludes on ''Ænima'', ''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).

to:

* 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).



* 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.

to:

* 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.



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

to:

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



* PunBasedTitle: ''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).

to:

* PunBasedTitle: ''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).



** 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.

to:

** 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.



** A good chunk of their earlier catalogue is built on this ("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]], and others).
** The sheep bleating in "Disgustipated" references Maynard, doing the same on-stage to the ChurchOfHappyology, when Tool played at their Celebrity Centre in 1993. (The ChurchOfHappyology gets a more direct TakeThat in "Ænema," and WordOfGod indicates that "Eulogy" is also directed at Creator/LRonHubbard).

to:

** A good chunk of their earlier catalogue is built on this ("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]], and others).
** The sheep bleating in "Disgustipated" references Maynard, doing the same on-stage to the ChurchOfHappyology, when Tool played at their Celebrity Centre in 1993. (The ChurchOfHappyology gets a more direct TakeThat in "Ænema," and WordOfGod indicates that "Eulogy" is also directed at Creator/LRonHubbard).



* UncommonTime: Many of their songs, namely "Schism," which [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schism_%28song%29#Time_signature has up to 47 meter changes.]]

to:

* 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 (thought not an exhaustive one).
19th Apr '16 4:00:42 AM system
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18th Apr '16 10:58:44 PM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:347:Clockwise from lower left: Danny Carey (drums), Justin Chancellor (bass), Maynard James Keenan (vocals), and Adam Jones (guitar).]]

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[[caption-width-right:347:Clockwise [[caption-width-right:347: Clockwise from lower left: Danny Carey (drums), Justin Chancellor (bass), Maynard James Keenan (vocals), and Adam Jones (guitar).]]]]



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.

Tool incorporates many different styles and influences in their music, but the one theme they keep constant is the importance of personal interpretation of their songs, making it possibly the only band that runs ''solely'' on TheWalrusWasPaul. To emphasize this even more, Tool does not release official lyrics with any of their albums, so that what the lyrics ''actually'' mean (or even ''are'') never gets in the way of what the listener ''thinks'' they mean.

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Founded in Los Angeles in 1990, Tool ''Tool'' is a ProgressiveRock[=/=][[ProgressiveMetal ProgressiveRock / [[ProgressiveMetal Metal]] group mostly known for their use of unconventional time signatures and rhythms, [[EpicRocking long songs]], MindScrew-tastic songs,]] MindScrew tastic imagery, and emphasis on personal interpretation of their music. Like many bands in the 90's '90s music scene, Tool ''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.

Tool ''Tool'' incorporates many different styles and influences in their music, but the one theme they keep constant is the importance of personal interpretation of their songs, making it possibly the only band that runs ''solely'' on TheWalrusWasPaul. To emphasize this even more, Tool ''Tool'' does not release official lyrics with any of their albums, so that what the lyrics ''actually'' mean (or even ''are'') never gets in the way of what the listener ''thinks'' they mean.



A few factors remain constant throughout their work however. They love using weird time signatures that shift throughout the song, and one track ("Lateralus") even has the rhythm and syllables of the lyrics arranged in a Fibonacci sequence (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13). The members of the group have unique styles, and Maynard James Keenan's vocals are instantly recognizable, not only for his voice but for his skill with the MetalScream. Danny Carey is also one of the most acclaimed contemporary drummers going, and Adam Jones's guitar tone on ''Opiate'', ''Undertow'' and ''Lateralus'' is just as iconic as Keenan's vocals. Not to mention Justin Chancellor's strong bass lines (and on ''Opiate'' and ''Undertow'', Paul D'Amour), which often make a Tool song instantly recognizable.

Another important part of the band's music is the inclusion of collaborated works of art and music videos that echo themes presented in their songs and albums. These pieces of art usually involve disturbing (if not straight-up horrifying) imagery, play with the UncannyValley, and aren't necessarily supposed to tell an actual story, but evoke certain feelings from the viewer. They [[MindScrew definitely]] [[DerangedAnimation succeed]].

Over the band's career they've addressed many diverse topics, such as religion, the music industry and media censorship, child abuse, drug use, transcendence, and even FanDumb ''from their own fans'' who started complaining that ItsPopularNowItSucks. This various subject matter has also made Tool the subject of much controversy and censorship, including one incident with their song "Stinkfist", which was renamed and edited to run on MTV, due to "Offensive connotations", as well as Walmart not selling their first LP ''Undertow'' with the original cover art. Despite (or possibly because of) that controversy, they have remained a hugely successful group and continue to actively tour both in the United States and internationally.

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A few factors remain constant throughout their work however. They love using weird time signatures that shift throughout the song, and one track ("Lateralus") even has the rhythm and syllables of the lyrics arranged in a Fibonacci sequence (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13). The members of the group have unique styles, and Maynard James Keenan's vocals are instantly recognizable, not only for his voice but for his skill with the MetalScream. Danny Carey is also one of the most acclaimed contemporary drummers going, and Adam Jones's guitar tone on ''Opiate'', ''Undertow'' ''Opiate,'' ''Undertow,'' and ''Lateralus'' is just as iconic as Keenan's vocals. Not to mention Justin Chancellor's strong bass lines (and on ''Opiate'' and ''Undertow'', ''Undertow,'' Paul D'Amour), d'Amour), which often make a Tool ''Tool'' song instantly recognizable.

Another important part of the band's music is the inclusion of collaborated works of art and music videos that echo themes presented in their songs and albums. These pieces of art usually involve disturbing (if not straight-up horrifying) imagery, play with the UncannyValley, and aren't necessarily supposed to tell an actual story, but evoke certain feelings from the viewer. They [[MindScrew definitely]] [[DerangedAnimation succeed]].

succeed.]]

Over the band's career they've addressed many diverse topics, such as religion, the music industry and industry, media censorship, child abuse, drug use, transcendence, and even FanDumb ''from their own fans'' who started complaining that ItsPopularNowItSucks. This various subject matter has also made Tool ''Tool'' the subject of much controversy and censorship, including one incident with their song "Stinkfist", "Stinkfist," which was renamed and edited to run on MTV, Creator/{{MTV}}, due to "Offensive connotations", connotations," as well as Walmart not selling their first LP ''Undertow'' with the original cover art. Despite (or possibly because of) that controversy, they have remained a hugely successful group and continue to actively tour both in the United States and internationally.
17th Apr '16 8:43:52 AM Razor_Jackson
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* 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" 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.
8th Apr '16 8:13:23 AM MostDangerousChair
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* FreudWasRight: [[invoked]] "Tool" is slang for penis. WordOfGod is that this is only one interpretation, but some of the licensed artwork [[InvokedTrope definitely goes down that particular route]].

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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 artwork]] [[InvokedTrope definitely goes down that particular route]].
16th Mar '16 3:57:43 AM CassandraLeo
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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''
* 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")



* 1998 Best Metal Performance ("Ænema")

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* 1998 Best Metal Performance ("Ænema")



* 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" 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". "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'', ''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'' (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'', 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", "Hooker With A Penis", "Lateralus", and many other songs.



* PunBasedTitle: ''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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* PunBasedTitle: ''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).



** 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:'' 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.



** A good chunk of their earlier catalogue is built on this ("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]], and others).
** The sheep bleating in "Disgustipated" references Maynard, doing the same on-stage to the ChurchOfHappyology, when Tool played at their Celebrity Centre in 1993. (The ChurchOfHappyology gets a more direct TakeThat in "Ænema," and WordOfGod indicates that "Eulogy" is also directed at Creator/LRonHubbard).

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** A good chunk of their earlier catalogue is built on this ("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]], and others).
** The sheep bleating in "Disgustipated" references Maynard, doing the same on-stage to the ChurchOfHappyology, when Tool played at their Celebrity Centre in 1993. (The ChurchOfHappyology gets a more direct TakeThat in "Ænema," and WordOfGod indicates that "Eulogy" is also directed at Creator/LRonHubbard).
16th Mar '16 3:57:19 AM CassandraLeo
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* CaliforniaCollapse: "Ænema" is basically a wish that this would happen out of disgust with the culture of Los Angeles, with inspiration from Creator/BillHicks.

to:

* 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.
16th Mar '16 3:54:48 AM CassandraLeo
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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")

to:

* 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")



* 1998 Best Metal Performance ("Ænema")

to:

* 1998 Best Metal Performance ("Ænema")



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

to:

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



* 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.

to:

* 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.



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

to:

* {{Instrumentals}}: The interludes on ''Ænima'', ''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).

to:

* 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).



* 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.

to:

* 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.



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

to:

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



* PunBasedTitle: ''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).

to:

* PunBasedTitle: ''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).



* SchmuckBait: "Hooker with a Penis" contains the line: "I sold my soul to make a record, dipshit / Then you bought one!" This can be interpreted to mean that, [[TakeThatAudience no true fan would ever believe, in the band's stance against overt consumerism]] -- because in order to have heard the song, ([[TechnologyMarchesOn presumably, as this was before YouTube]]) ''one would have first had to have bought the album!''

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* SchmuckBait: "Hooker with a Penis" contains the line: "I sold my soul to make a record, dipshit / Then you bought one!" This can be interpreted to mean that, that [[TakeThatAudience no true fan would ever believe, believe in the band's stance against overt consumerism]] -- because in order to have heard the song, ([[TechnologyMarchesOn presumably, as this was before YouTube]]) ''one would have first had to have bought the album!''



** 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.

to:

** 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.



** A good chunk of their earlier catalogue is built on this ("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]], and others).
** The sheep bleating in "Disgustipated" references Maynard, doing the same on-stage to the ChurchOfHappyology, when Tool played at their Celebrity Centre in 1993. (The ChurchOfHappyology gets a more direct TakeThat in "Ænema," and WordOfGod indicates that "Eulogy" is also directed at Creator/LRonHubbard).

to:

** A good chunk of their earlier catalogue is built on this ("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]], and others).
** The sheep bleating in "Disgustipated" references Maynard, doing the same on-stage to the ChurchOfHappyology, when Tool played at their Celebrity Centre in 1993. (The ChurchOfHappyology gets a more direct TakeThat in "Ænema," and WordOfGod indicates that "Eulogy" is also directed at Creator/LRonHubbard).
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