Lead singer of Tool a rapist?

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Re: Lead singer of Tool a rapist?

Postby Elvis » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:51 pm

Elvis wrote:Seems like half the bands looking for musicians on Craigslist include Tool in the lists of bands they want their band to sound like.


Classic example, posted on CL yesterday:

Tool-inspired drummer seeks Tool-inspired musicians.

I'm a 21-year-old novice but aspiring drummer, and feel my life has been changed by Tool's music style. I've been working to assemble a cover band / band to make music in a similar vein, but feel I need to expand my search.

[snip]

Dear sweet jezus, I would kill for a Tool-inspired bassist, of any skill level, who pumps out dark, ominous, sometimes ambient sometimes intense bass riffs that my roommate and I could build on. If you're a guitarist or an interested musician of any other kind or background, I'd still be interested in meeting.

I feel I can "see" the formula of Tool's music, and believe I could fulfill the role Danny provides, but I need a guitarist, bassist especially, or lyricist to create with. I currently have 5 or 6 songs coming along which I'm excited to realize.
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Re: Lead singer of Tool a rapist?

Postby Joe Hillshoist » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:50 pm

Hey all. Long time no see.

Here's the lyrics to Opiate - a 25 year old Tool song.

Choices always were a problem for you
What you need is someone strong to guide you
Deaf and blind and dumb and born to follow
What you need is someone strong to guide you
Like me
Like me
Like me
Like me

If you want to get your soul to heaven
Trust in me now don't you judge or question
You are broken now, but faith can heal you
Just do everything I tell you to do

Deaf and blind and dumb and born to follow
What you need is someone strong to guide you
Deaf and blind and dumb and born to follow
Let me lay my holy hand upon you

My God's will
Becomes me
When he speaks
He speaks through me
He has needs
Like I do
We both want
To rape you

Jesus Christ, why don't you come save my life now
Open my eyes, blind me with your light now
Jesus Christ, why don't you come save my life now
Open my eyes, blind me with your light now

If you want to get your soul to heaven
Trust in me, now don't you judge or question
You are broken now, but faith can heal you
Just do everything I tell you to do

Jesus Christ, why don't you come save my life now
Open my eyes, blind me with your light now
Jesus Christ, why don't you come save my life now
Open my eyes, blind me with your light now

Deaf and blind and dumb and born to follow
Let me lay my holy hand upon you

My God's will
Becomes me
When he speaks
He speaks through me
He has needs
Like I do
We both want
To rape you


I like Tool and APC, especially the 25 year old+ ep this song is off. Few bands/people can write something about shooting some campaigner in the head and make it sound good but not too self indulgent. Wouldn't say i'm a fan or anything, I haven't really listened to much after Aenima.

Tool, well Maynard, wrote lots of songs about power and the abuse of it. Mostly critical. Opiate and Prison Sex are not pro rape songs, not that it means anything either way but its hardly a song about a mud shark.

This is the first time I've listened to it in ages.



(EDIT - Sorry forgot this place doesn't have a swear filter.)
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