Weekly Update 18-Sept-2017

Only the second edition of this weekly update thing, and already I feel like I have bugger all to write about.  Strap yourselves in for a bunch of somewhat vaguely relevant “Tool” news!

In this weeks edition:

  • Aenima turns 21
  • Tool + Taylor Swift Mashup
  • Signed “Chet Zar: I Like To Paint Monsters” DVD Documentary
  • New music I’ve enjoyed this week!

Aenima turns 21

Moreso than Undertow, I think Aenima should be considered Tool’s breakthrough album, as it signaled to the world the direction this band would take in years to come.  It was released back on September 17 in 1996, and given that I became a Tool fan not long after it’s release, I guess 21st anniversary of Tool fandom is coming up as well.

No real fanfare from the band, no collectors edition re-issue (though Danny did hint a little while back that their old albums are going to be remastered/issued).  If you’re lucky enough to own it on vinyl, give it a spin for me.

Tool + Taylor Swift Mashup

Look what you made me do:

Signed “Chet Zar: I Like To Paint Monsters” DVD Documentary

A guy called OD emailed me today, telling me he had the opportunity to catch up with artist Chet Zar recently.  He says that the really liked Chet Zar’s DVD I Like To Paint Monsters and we should all go out and buy a copy.  It includes his relationship with Adam Jones and involvement with Tool and also his involvement with the “Hellboy” movies amongst other topics.  I’m yet to check it out, but it’s always been on my list to do so.  You can get signed copies for $25, so sounds like a good deal!

Music

The last few weeks have been good for music, here’s a few albums I’ve enjoyed, that perhaps you might too.  Have a recommendation?  Let me know!

  • 90s rock band Living Colour have a new album out called Shade – it’s great worth a listen!
  • Mastodon will be putting out an EP soon called Cold Dark Place.  You can check out the first track off it called Toe to Toes here.  Speaking of Mastodon, I think Emperor of Sand is one of my favorite albums from this year.
  • Aussie prog metal band Mish put out a great album earlier this year called Entheogen.  Check it out

  • Primus released the next song off their forthcoming album called The Scheme.  I really enjoyed this, as well as the first track.  Album is shaping up to be an excellent one!

That’s all for this week.  If you have anything to share, let me know!

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DRURY
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DRURY

What a weird band….

Opiate anniversary release but nothing for undertow and aenima.

Fans shelled out $150 for that opiate thing…do they not want more $$$$?

jadrianjadrian
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jadrianjadrian

No, Tool are the model of what a band SHOULD be. Nothing to see here, move on. Be sure to shell out big bucks for multiple dates of the summer ’18 mini ‘tour’.

lumps
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lumps

I could only handle about 20 seconds of that Tool mash up. Lord have mercy.

I hope we get some substantive information soon from the band.

Why didn’t they say anything about Aenima turning 21 (or did they when it turned 20)?

ChrisC
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ChrisC

Yeah, looking forward to the “Primus” record as well!

Also “Wolf Alice” will be releasing their new album the same day…

ChrisC
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ChrisC

Pretty cool new band from England:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw7euGwkgmc&ab_channel=CristianBenavente

Reminds me of the good old 90s…

Jethro Tool
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Jethro Tool

Mastodon really lost it after Crack the Skye tho. I remember Troy saying they never wanted to put the same album out twice – to my ears theyve done just that for the past 3. As for Aenima – 21 years is a long time. Im really starting to think they have run out of ideas (like Mastodon) and/or cant be bothered working anymore – MJK recently pictured himself back in the studio with Matt. Maybe he knew Tool as a creative band was done by 2007 and we have all been taken in by the joke. Maybe the greatest… Read more »

jadrianjadrian
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jadrianjadrian

The hell you say. I seem to remember this being the opening statement of my very first post.

toolman666
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toolman666

I don’t think there’s any joke. I personally think we will see the album and that significant progress has been made. But if we never do I won’t feel like I was part of some elaborate prank. They all seem healthy and still enjoy playing together and their sound is still evolving (at their shows). That’s pretty awesome, and more than I can say for most of the groups I love.

Jethro Tool
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Jethro Tool

They just seemed to be building momentum for something… and then nothing. Even Blair has had enough.

lumps
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lumps

Is Blair posting on toolband anymore? Before their website was updated, I used to see, from time to time, long-winded posts – I don’t see those anymore.