Unseen Tool Documentary

Magnus posted in the Fourtheye forum a list of five Youtube videos from a previously unreleased (at least I haven’t seen it!) documentary with Danny Carey.  Danny talks about a range of topics from his influences, to gear and touring.  There’s also plenty of soundcheck footage included as well some cool live footage.  Here’s part 1:

Danny Carey Documentary

And here’s the rest:

Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1I1URFzUlM

Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSoyNqSN4BY

Part 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsL9vWhNmmc

There’s also a similar video (but shorter) with Adam Jones:

43 thoughts on “Unseen Tool Documentary

  1. kittaan

    Very cool find. I’m also amazed this is the first I’ve heard/seen of this. From ’97, according to the YT comments.

    This is exactly the kind of shit I’d love to see compiled into special features on the fabled live TººL DVD project… someday…

    Thanks for pointing us there Magnus.

    I have always heard Bruford in Danny’s playing, and was not surprised that they have frequently cited KC as an influence. Just listen to Rosetta Stoned for one of the best examples. It’s like the evolution of Crimson… Seeing them together back on the Lateralus pre-seminal tour was one of the best shows I have ever experienced, and I’ve seen a shitload.

  2. petemasterpetecarbon copy jesus

    kittaan – 1 hour ago  » 
    Very cool find. I’m also amazed this is the first I’ve heard/seen of this. From ’97, according to the YT comments.
    This is exactly the kind of shit I’d love to see compiled into special features on the fabled live TººL DVD project… someday…
    Thanks for pointing us there Magnus.
    I have always heard Bruford in Danny’s playing, and was not surprised that they have frequently cited KC as an influence. Just listen to Rosetta Stoned for one of the best examples. It’s like the evolution of Crimson… Seeing them together back on the Lateralus pre-seminal tour was one of the best shows I have ever experienced, and I’ve seen a shitload.

    for now, there’s always the fourtheye/tool wiki if anyone’s keen to update it there

  3. petemasterpetecarbon copy jesus

    JOHNBLAZE – 2 hours ago  » 
    VERY SURPRISED  IVE NEVER SEEN THESE BADASS RECORDINGS THEY SEEM WAY TO OLD FOR ME TO HAVE NEVER SEEN THEM
    HAVE YOU SEEN THEM SOREAL

    YES… WELCOME TO THE LAND OF CAPS LOCK ON BITCH!

  4. 264zn

    Maynard going nuts at the start of part 3 just made my morning. What a great interview, really enjoyed it. I agree with Kittaan, wouldn’t it be awesome to see this compiled into a DVD boxset of sorts in a few years. Perhaps a DVD for each album could have special features section like this attached, and then live footage for that tour…dreams are free.

    Anyway, very coooool.

  5. JOHNBLAZE

    [quote comment="41959"]

    JOHNBLAZE – 2 hours ago » VERY SURPRISED  IVE NEVER SEEN THESE BADASS RECORDINGS THEY SEEM WAY TO OLD FOR ME TO HAVE NEVER SEEN THEM HAVE YOU SEEN THEM SOREAL

    YES… WELCOME TO THE LAND OF CAPS LOCK ON BITCH!
    [/quote]
     
    thanks for taking time out of your day to say that profound comment
     
    thanks again   fuckin fag

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    JOHNBLAZE – 29 minutes ago  » 
    <blockquote cite=”http://www.fourtheye.net/2010/11/unseen-tool-documentary/#comment-41959″>

    JOHNBLAZE – 2 hours ago » VERY SURPRISED  IVE NEVER SEEN THESE BADASS RECORDINGS THEY SEEM WAY TO OLD FOR ME TO HAVE NEVER SEEN THEM HAVE YOU SEEN THEM SOREAL

    YES… WELCOME TO THE LAND OF CAPS LOCK ON BITCH!

     
    thanks for taking time out of your day to say that profound comment
     
    thanks again   fuckin fag

    Ooooooo…fight fight fight!

  7. sublime5446

    yeah i couldnt beielve i hadnt seen these either, ive done a lot of searching for videos like this. it was great seeing younger danny sitting in the studio just hanging out basically,throwin a cd in and chatting. had a very ‘a day in the life of danny” feel to it. the bit of him walking into the venue, checkin out all the roadies setting shit up. twas great.

  8. petemasterpetecarbon copy jesus

    nate – 32 minutes ago  » 

    JOHNBLAZE – 29 minutes ago  » 
    <blockquote cite=”http://www.fourtheye.net/2010/11/unseen-tool-documentary/#comment-41959″>

    JOHNBLAZE – 2 hours ago » VERY SURPRISED  IVE NEVER SEEN THESE BADASS RECORDINGS THEY SEEM WAY TO OLD FOR ME TO HAVE NEVER SEEN THEM HAVE YOU SEEN THEM SOREAL

    YES… WELCOME TO THE LAND OF CAPS LOCK ON BITCH!

     
    thanks for taking time out of your day to say that profound comment
     
    thanks again   fuckin fag
    Ooooooo…fight fight fight!

    ABSOLUTELY GONNA HAPPEN… SOON AS HE PULLS HIS HEAD OUT MY LITTLE NEICE WILL HAVE A CLEAN SHOT

    IT’S A RUNNING JOKE YOU FELL INTO, MR. BLAZE, SO JUST LEAN BACK AND ENJOY THE RIDE

  9. DJBeSSeR

    [quote comment=""]
    [quote comment=""]
    LMAO @ Danny’s yellow shirt! That had to be bad even for 1997!
    [/quote]
    I was thinking the same thing….
    [/quote]
     
    lol, Danny Carey is from outer space, ok maybe he’s not but I bet he thinks he is, yeeeaaaaow!

  10. markuspoop

    Those were pretty cool.

    I enjoyed seeing Lisa Bonet in that last DC clip.

    Adam, “The whole…..you know metal attitude….and the…you know, all these guys dressing like pirates.”

    HAHAHAHAHA, classic.

  11. Shinji

    Great videos ; thanks for sharing ! ;-)
    Don’t you think that the song of King Crimson (“Discipline”) – the one Danny Carey plays – sounds a little like “Third Eye” ?

    And in the 2nd part (3min15 & 3min45 ), isn’t it Billy Howerdel ?

  12. nednarb

    Shinji – 5 hours ago  » 
    Great videos ; thanks for sharing ! ;-)
    Don’t you think that the song of King Crimson (“Discipline”) – the one Danny Carey plays – sounds a little like “Third Eye” ?
    And in the 2nd part (3min15 & 3min45 ), isn’t it Billy Howerdel ?

    i was thinking more schism myself.

    i just don’t understand how several people obviously put forth good effort to make this, and we are just now seeing a cut copy of it on youtube.

    also, i suppose we already new this, but tool is sitting on tons of great quality live material. maybe not so much video from the early days, but they have tons of stuff. i just hope that how ever long it takes its makes it way out to us.

  13. itsyours2relive

    nednarb – 49 minutes ago  » 

    Shinji – 5 hours ago  » 
    Great videos ; thanks for sharing ! ;-)
    Don’t you think that the song of King Crimson (“Discipline”) – the one Danny Carey plays – sounds a little like “Third Eye” ?
    And in the 2nd part (3min15 & 3min45 ), isn’t it Billy Howerdel ?

    i was thinking more schism myself.
    i just don’t understand how several people obviously put forth good effort to make this, and we are just now seeing a cut copy of it on youtube.
    also, i suppose we already new this, but tool is sitting on tons of great quality live material. maybe not so much video from the early days, but they have tons of stuff. i just hope that how ever long it takes its makes it way out to us.

    I guess that release will be post-mortem…

  14. nednarb

    cashing in after you’re dead does seem to work pretty good.

    i just hope youtube is still around so i can post a video of me crying, and discussing how its all been about more than rock and roll.

    “tool changes my life, they completed me”, but no they really did

  15. kittaan

    nednarb – 24 minutes ago  » 
    cashing in after you’re dead does seem to work pretty good.
    i just hope youtube is still around so i can post a video of me crying, and discussing how its all been about more than rock and roll.
    “tool changes my life, they completed me”, but no they really did

    You had me at “cashing in after you’re dead”.

  16. elusivEuphoriaelusivEuphoria

    Discipline > Vicarious
    Neurotica > Rosetta Stoned
     
    I feel are good examples.
     
    Just watching Danny listen to KC and analyze it  made that doc worth watching. I’d love for them all to do something like that. Not talk about their music, but sit and wax on about the music that inspired them.

  17. nxrm

    I definitely expect live albums or dvds or unreleased “things” to appear at some point in the future. It’ll be more like post-touring/releasing/band-split.
    There will be a point when it has to end, because they can’t go on forever. When there’s no more recording, no new releases, and no touring; when the Nard needs to buy that new tractor or destemmer, or Danny needs to tune up the Lamborghini, or Adam needs new art supplies, and Justin & Shelee have their second kid…and the residuals just aren’t paying the bills…they’ll just pull something out of the vault…
    Just hope I’m around to see it too. : )

  18. nxrm

    Whitehawk – 17 minutes ago  » 
    <blockquote cite=”http://www.fourtheye.net/2010/11/unseen-tool-documentary/#comment-41961″>
    Also, seeing Paul play bass in those clips made me curious as to what he’s doing and it turns out his busy making weak versions of Schism with a mediocre singer:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuafuhMQqbs
     

    LOL! Paul is the singer… but it’s okay, dude.
    Not sure who you’re quoting here Whitehawk (I can’t seem to find the original post/er with that YouTube link in this thread), but…whomever/wherever you are…I don’t think that’s Paul in the videos. They’re playing Aenima songs, and Paul had already left at that point.
    Am I completely off here, or maybe they were playing Aenima songs with Aenima visuals (back drops and video) prior to the actual album being released (with Paul)? I need a timeline here.
    I know Paul was around for writing some of the songs on Aenima, but…recording and touring…that was all Justin…right?

  19. hellboy1975hellboy Post author

    [quote comment=""]

    LOL! Paul is the singer… but it’s okay, dude. Not sure who you’re quoting here Whitehawk (I can’t seem to find the original post/er with that YouTube link in this thread), but…whomever/wherever you are…I don’t think that’s Paul in the videos. They’re playing Aenima songs, and Paul had already left at that point. Am I completely off here, or maybe they were playing Aenima songs with Aenima visuals (back drops and video) prior to the actual album being released (with Paul)? I need a timeline here. I know Paul was around for writing some of the songs on Aenima, but…recording and touring…that was all Justin…right?[/quote]

    There are plenty of videos about with Paul in the band playing songs off Aenima.  From memory about half the tracks from Aenima have Paul on the writing credits.

  20. petemasterpetecarbon copy jesus

    If I’m not mistaken, the Aenima demos floating around (stinkfist, eulogy, jimmy, pushit) all sound like Paul was still playing bass at the time they were recorded.

  21. nxrm

    Paul has writing credits on some the songs from Aenima (Stinkfist, Eulogy, H, Pushit, Aenima), but that’s definitely Justin in these videos.
    Review from Toolshed for the Newport Music Hall show (where these videos were taken):
    http://toolshed.down.net/tour/fall96/9611151.html
    In fact, all of the 1996 show reviews (on Toolshed: http://toolshed.down.net/tour/fall96/) indicate Justin was playing with the band at the time.
    Finally, the reviews from the ’95 shows at Toolshed indicate Paul was still with the band and playing some of the songs that would end up on Aenima. So…that should be that.

  22. Whitehawk

    [quote comment="nxrm"]
    Not sure who you’re quoting here Whitehawk (I can’t seem to find the original post/er with that YouTube link in this thread), but…whomever/wherever you are…I don’t think that’s Paul in the videos. They’re playing Aenima songs, and Paul had already left at that point.
    Am I completely off here, or maybe they were playing Aenima songs with Aenima visuals (back drops and video) prior to the actual album being released (with Paul)? I need a timeline here.
    I know Paul was around for writing some of the songs on Aenima, but…recording and touring…that was all Justin…right?
    [/quote]
    I was quoting insertcrypticnameher‘s post, i dont get it how you couldnt find it… also that why didnt you check the link first.. your answers are there.
    [quote comment="TAoutsider"]odd that he leaves TOOL to create a band that tries to sound like TOOL.
    [/quote]He was fired from the band actually…


  23. nameloc01

    of course there are going to be simliarities in the music, afterall he was in TOOL, provided the bass for TOOL for years..co-wrote their songs..and must have liked the styles of the other guys to be in the band to begin with..so, its a matter of a little common sense.. that he may play with other guys with vaguely similiar styles. The story is he was “fired”‘ from holding up the recording process’s and he suffered from what Maynard called “Indie (record label)guilt”.. maybe that means he wasnt as concerned about the $$ as the other 3 guys..if that were the case he would by default be more concerned with the music/art. I wouldnt jump to negative conclusions just because he isnt in the band anymore. Besides..how much does Justins playing and sound border Pauls’ from the TOOL days..quite a bit I’d say.

  24. nxrm

    Whitehawk – 8 hours ago  » 

    Not sure who you’re quoting here Whitehawk (I can’t seem to find the original post/er with that YouTube link in this thread), but…whomever/wherever you are…I don’t think that’s Paul in the videos. They’re playing Aenima songs, and Paul had already left at that point.
    Am I completely off here, or maybe they were playing Aenima songs with Aenima visuals (back drops and video) prior to the actual album being released (with Paul)? I need a timeline here.
    I know Paul was around for writing some of the songs on Aenima, but…recording and touring…that was all Justin…right?

    I was quoting insertcrypticnameher‘s post, i dont get it how you couldnt find it… also that why didnt you check the link first.. your answers are there.

    odd that he leaves TOOL to create a band that tries to sound like TOOL.

    He was fired from the band actually…

    Yeah, that’s weird: I don’t see a post from “insertcrypticnameher” any where in this thread. (Maybe part of that missing post situation talked about in another thread).
    And, I did watch the documentary videos: That’s not Paul. Not sure why ICNH brings him up, other than to post the “feersum injun” link.

  25. junior

    At about 46 seconds into the first video I think that’s me looking at the camera and then walking around Danny and itching my nose. In the background I see Billy Howerdel with a rack of guitars, and the guy Danny is talking to is Joe Slaby, who was Danny’s drum tech for most of the past 16 years, or so.

  26. Jethro Tool

    [quote comment=""]10000 Days vinyl pretty much confirmed in latest ToolBand newsletter! Weeehu![/quote]

    Yep and that means it will see the light of day in early 2011 with a sticker saying “NEW TOOL ALBUM 2011″ just like the previous records. reckon they will do the 3D thing in 12″??!! knock Blair all you want but yet again its a pretty funny newsletter the guy knows his stuff but obviously doesnt get news from the source quickly enough which to be fair does a disservice to him as an author. And that is definitely Justin in the videos!

  27. kittaan

    @ Cori – the reason you don’t see insertcrypticnameher’s post in the forum view is because he / she posted on the main Foutheye news thread, but it didn’t sync here for some reason. Here’s the original post:

    insertcrypticnameher | November 24th, 2010 at 12:39 am
    it’s crazy how much that King Crimson song he played sounds like lateralus, now i see where the influence is….
    Also, seeing Paul play bass in those clips made me curious as to what he’s doing and it turns out his busy making weak versions of Schism with a mediocre singer:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuafuhMQqbs

  28. nxrm

    kittaan – 23 hours ago  » 
    @ Cori – the reason you don’t see insertcrypticnameher’s post in the forum view is because he / she posted on the main Foutheye news thread, but it didn’t sync here for some reason. Here’s the original post:

    insertcrypticnameher | November 24th, 2010 at 12:39 am
    it’s crazy how much that King Crimson song he played sounds like lateralus, now i see where the influence is….
    Also, seeing Paul play bass in those clips made me curious as to what he’s doing and it turns out his busy making weak versions of Schism with a mediocre singer:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuafuhMQqbs

    Ah, that explains it. I haven’t posted a comment or replied to others from the main page in quite some time, only from the forums these days. Wonder what else I’m missing…
    : )

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