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XsInMyEyes
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Re: Bush

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I have never, in any detail, expressed my convictions of Bush yet
Of Bush, I would be put down as a "fan". Their complete body of work is in my possession ... and I enjoy a great deal of it.
Being a British grunger, I can exalt them greatly. I feel enriched by hearing a British band and their take on the Seattle sound
Sixteen Stone is a must-have in my book. It packs in an engaging jaunt of thunderous riffing, gnawing lead guitars, stadium-ready hooks, all embellished by beautiful soft-sway balladry. The music gives me an intense feeling of kinship; appreciating the work of Brits with similar reference points to my own.
For me, the number of choice by Bush is “Machinehead”. Rationale being is that the riffs electrify with a barrage of both savagery and ardour, the first chorus conveys delicately its pensive wistfulness while the second is an anthemic ascension to grungy heaven, and while the lyrics are no embodiment of poetry you would struggle to find another tune that uses the word “tourniquet” in its libretto...!
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On the first time buying and hearing Sixteen Stone and Razorblade Suitcase, I was astounded by, despite the common vantage that Bush are "better known outside of Britain than in it", the fact that I recognized a modicum of the songs: without a doubt I knew were "Glycerine", "Machinehead", "Comedown" and "Swallowed". I would discover that my father actually owned the Cassette Tape for Razorblade and the Cd for Sixteen ... so that is the genesis of that, I suppose...
It's hard to start things over, You can feel the fire around us, All the time. It's still unfashionable to beleive in principles.Let the Music Play.
XsInMyEyes
Grunge master
Posts: 547
Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:39 am
Location: Northumbria, Eurasia

Re: Bush

Post by XsInMyEyes »

Bush have a new album out. It is called The Kingdom.

Having heard a few tracks from it, I must say that I am rather agnostic about it. It is Heavy, which I like, although it is a strange record. but There were solid riffs throughout, but Bullet Holes left a lot to be desired that was either misplaced or not there altogether. It seems to me that Rossdale’s trying to marry disjointed sounds together; being the rock of his 1994-2001 albums and of the atmospheric stadium stylings of today, and I don’t think that these two styles go together. At least, I feel that the album is a bit of a hodgepodge which is hard to connect to. Plus, Rossdale’s the only original member, Robin Goodridge departed in 2019 - I loved Robin, I connected with his soul and he was an excellent drummer and his absence really shows on these songs.

It is a strange feeling. I really want to like his current material, because Gavin has a really cool aura about him, but I am struggling to find much love for it. My advice would be to go for a more stripped-back sound in the next release, channel his more rustic influences of Neil Young and The Beatles. There’s a sound for them there, I know it, I just hope that Rossdale can really dig deep and unlock this sound.

On the other hand it is his highest charting release in Scotland and Germany for around 20 years, so I suppose there is an appeal there..
It's hard to start things over, You can feel the fire around us, All the time. It's still unfashionable to beleive in principles.Let the Music Play.
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