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Judith Marie was Maynard James Keenan's mother's name. She was a very religious person. One day she had a stroke that left her in a wheelchair partially paralyzed. This stroke only strengthened her belief in God - something that Maynard found to be pretty ironic. She was paralyzed for 27 years before dying in June 03, which is approximately 10,000 days. She was very religious, (Maynard wrote the APC song "Judith" at least partially about her - The lyrics in JUDITH reflect how he felt about the whole situation - "It's not like you killed someone, It's not like you drove a spiteful spear into his side, You praise the one who left you broken down and paralyzed." He's saying that his mother was a good person who believed in God and yet this is how she was "thanked."), 10,000 days is about her finding her savior now that she has passed away. The song is saying that she should be in heaven, and god should not hold any thing that Maynard did against her. She kept her faith even when Maynard went down a different path. even after spending 27 years paralyzed and basically a miserable life all for her christ and lord. He's saying that she'd better get her wings, she's damn near the posterchild for keeping faith.
If you don't believe me listen to the lyrics.
10000 days in the fire is long enough.
You're going home...
You're the only one who can hold your head up high,
Shake your fist at the gates saying,
"I have come home now!Read more ›
But 1 star? 2 stars? Are you f'in kidding me? Folks, if you want simple four-minute rock songs, mashed together in Pro Tools, with lyrical content that your average 13-year-old girl can easily understand, Nickelback is --> that way. Please go there now.
This is f'in Tool. YEP, STILL TOOL. The songs are generally very heavy, both sonically and lyrically. In fact, tracks 1, 2, and 8 are some of the most skull-crushing stuff Tool has ever recorded. I guess the problem is that the lyrics are more thoughtful and reflective. Gee. Or maybe the problem is that the musicianship is more advanced. Gee. Or maybe the problem is that the guitar mix is more spacious and the vocals are pushed back a bit, creating a more balanced sound with much crisper bass response. Gee.
Rosetta Stoned is a masterpiece. Must be amazing live. I would say Tool is the Led Zeppelin of our time, except that Tool seems healthier (lifestyle-wise) and more musically capable right now than Zep ever was at their peak. Thanks Tool for an amazing new album. Now I'll step aside so the angsty "BOO HOO I WANTED ANOTHER AENIMA BOO HOO HOO" gripe-n-moan fest may resume.
"10,000 Days" does not contain songs. It is an aggregate of compositions whose content shatters the barriers of hard rock/heavy metal music. The song "10,000 Days (Wings Pt 2)" is a masterpiece itself. The aural landscape and musical skill displayed here is simply astounding.
Yes I am a Tool fan and have been since the early days of "Opiate." But my review is not derived from this prejudice. If this album were rubbish, I would sternly say so. I am pleased to state the contrary, that this album is a feat of epic proportions, and as such, is superb.
I have to wonder if some of these folks are even listening to the right album. Your preference is your preference, but the repeated cries of "not like the old Tool" are pathetisad, and "too long" and "who has the time" as mental laziness. This album has blown away everything else released this year, and not just because it's Tool, but because it's beautiful.
I don't like everything they produce, and was pretty much disinterested in Lateralus...so you sheep who are blindly crying sheep based off what someone else likes should drown yourselves.
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Ok so I haven't bought this album but I have listened to the songs on it hundreds of times and let me tell you, every tool album is an experience of its own. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
10,000 days is less mathematical that Lateralus (i love maths), but this album is a true piece of art, especially Right In Two. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Oscar
This is one of most haunting albums by Tool. Takes my breath away. I reach for this one often. I've had this cd for 5 years and I never tire of it. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Erin Kelly
After the brilliance of Aenima, I somehow thought that Tool would just keep out-doing themselves (a'la Dream Theater). Read morePublished 26 days ago by Paul W. Duet
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|What was lacking in 10,000 Days||
I too was also dissapointed with 10,000 days. I thought there were some very good songs on ("The Pot", "Jambi", "Vicarious", and "Right In Two") but I thought the rest was overly long, and uninteresting ("Rosetta Stoned", "Wings For... Read More
Aug 4, 2008 by elfo19 | See all 8 posts
|Just Enough to Bring Me Down||
I personally think that this is, if not Tool's best, their second best only to AEnima. Songs such as "Rosetta Stoned", "The Pot" and "Wings For Marie/10,000 Days" show the band's talent the most, although the entire album is a musical masterpiece. This album... Read More
Aug 21, 2006 by morgan | See all 22 posts
|ABSOLUTE FAILURE AT ALL LEVELS||
Well, I have this album since last week... don't ask me how. I like some parts of it a lot (Vicarious is a great song as is Right in Two) and there are certainly some obscure areas (Viginti Tres i.e.) that do not match my expectations.
Now, to say that the album is a failure, well, I... Read More
May 2, 2006 by Carlos Chacon | See all 44 posts
|this album is just another tool stunt!||
I agree with Jonathan. This is not a hoax. While I don't think any of their work will ever match AEnima, this will probably go down as my 2nd fav (not sure yet, still have to give it a few more listens). This is progressive rock and it is very experimental (don't forget Pink Floyd is one of... Read More
Apr 20, 2006 by W. Looney | See all 40 posts
|It's not Maynard singing everybody!||
He's just using a slightly different style.
(For the record, so far as I can tell, Maynard's a tenor.)
Apr 25, 2006 by James Curcio | See all 52 posts
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