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I Want Some

Make-UpAudio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Make-Up is a group which composes superior, original music, performs that music dynamically in spaces and nightclubs, and organizes the performances at which they appear across the U.S.A. These performances have been characterized by the freneticism, catharsis and spirituality of what can only be described as GOSPEL MUSIC. They are a total departure from the boring pantomime of rock ... Read more in Amazon's Make-Up Store

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  • Audio CD (March 23, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: K. Records
  • ASIN: B00000I8YE
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,272 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Pow! To The People
2. I Want Some
3. Walking On The Dune
4. The Choice
5. Born To The Flow
6. Hey! Orpheus
7. Grey Motorcycle
8. Every Baby Cries The Same
9. I Am If...
10. Little Black Book
11. Blue Is Beautiful
12. Trans-Pleasant Express
13. Type U Blood
14. We're Having A Baby
15. This Is...Young Vulgarians
16. R U A Believer
17. Free Arthur Lee
18. Untouchable Sound
19. I Didn't Mean 2 Turn U On
20. Wade In The Water
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Make Up preach punk-rock gospel with three-chord minimalist rave-ups infused with a whole lotta soul. Imagine some kind of Prince/James Brown bastard stepchild raised on DIY ethics and DC punk. Ian Svenonius struts and prances his vocal pyrotechnics all over the funky backdrop, ranting, pleading, whispering, and shouting from his pulpit. I Want Some collects the best of Make Up singles, released on a host of indie labels, and the result, easily their best album, is jangled, whacked out, and splenetic. Though Make Up (like their predecessors Nation of Ulysses) imagine themselves as some kind of socialist-DIY collective, neither their half-baked political rants nor their hip cultural critiques are worth taking seriously. But the frenetic groove they hit on "Born on the Floor," the shake-your-ass stomp of "Pow! to the People," and the agonized soulful croon of "Walking on the Dune"--now that's serious. --Tod Nelson

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for the mild-mannered October 18, 2001
Format:Audio CD
The gospel/garage/lo-fi sound of the make-up is not for the faint of heart. The music is raw and energetic, making it difficult to sit still while one listens. Miss Michelle Mae has mastered the art of the relatively simple but extremely infectious bassline, ably supported by Steve Gamboa's simmeringly tense backbeats. Canty uses his guitar like a paintbrush, laying it on thick where necessary or just adding a few drops here and there. However, the make-up's greatest strength lies in Ian Svenonius's amazingly deranged vocal stylings. This is a band that the listener either loves or hates. Svenonius has been compared alternately to James Brown and a strangled cat. The truth probably lies somewhere in between, but I will guarantee that you will never hear anything else like this amazingly unique voice. Svenonius's ragged falsetto periodically breaks off into an almost inhuman burst of howls and squeals, ranging up far higher than most humans are cabable of. Don't believe it? Try it for yourself. While you are at it, do yourself a favor and give this band a listen. If you can't stand the singing, maybe you should be looking for something more along the lines of "the wallflowers", or "mariah carey", or "the dave matthews band"--or any other band for whom music is a formula rather than a manifesto.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I been touching you... with my thumb... February 28, 2005
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My fave by Make Up. A truly godly singles comp. It gets a round of applaw... The first five tracks alone make this worth the price.

Just adding my 15 cents. This was one of my fave bands, and is one of my favorite albums. It makes manual labor (hell, labor or anything else) of all sorts go nicely. Painting, washing dishes, running, working out, whatever... Great party album to boot, albeit only for a certain type of crowd...

Imagine James Brown as a skinnny white guy (with great hair), tucked into some kind of freaked out DIY socialist musical collective consisting of a unimposing but stellar drummer, a truly statuesque and low-end gifted babe of a bass player (yesyesyes, the interminable broken record: damnthatbassplaya's FOINE!) and a sublimely versatile guitarist/minimalist on keys. The singer- he whimpers, shouts, screams, chortles, keens, croons, pouts, simpers and ties you up tight with the scraps from the lil black dress of soul. A Great time.

This is funky and soulful as hell. This rocks. This rolls. The reason most people don't like and won't get this band: they (the band, not the people) defy categorization.

The lyrics are utterly bizarre (check the titles) and are delivered with such feeling and puissance, they take you by surprise and make you laugh, smile, groove. Svenonious is beyond being self-conscious; when his vocal rips up into the high stratosphere spyplane/soprano-orgasm octaves... It'll catch you off- and put you back on. The bass and drums are tight, and the explosive/jangly guitars and occasional organs n keys n stuff: fill in the sound nicely.

Now then, a caveat: I tend to go for music that either pulls you into the room or sends you out wailing and cupping your hands to your ears. This album falls into that category.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars we cant be contained! April 8, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
ok this is for the converted, great mix of rare early material that is out of print mixed with a few very well put together tracks from scattered singels over the last few years, this disk captures there early dissent into gosple punk and winds up with the sound that is very in mass mind . A must have, for us children of the revolution, pick it up and tell every one you know to go get it today! Q.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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The lead singer of the Make Up, Ian Svenonius, is the new James Brown (or Prince?). When he sceams 'Owww! ', you'd swear it was Prince, circa "Purple Rain". His voice is wonderfully raw and strong - I can easily imagine the band live. The songs themselves are excellent gems of beat, bass and keyboard - they 'groove' in a deep, delightful way. This CD is a great lead-in to their latest release, "Save Yourself". Quite simply, the Make-up are groovy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Make Up's eccentric compilation June 13, 2004
Format:Audio CD
'I Want Some' is a 21 song compilation of Make Up's first several releases, avant-garde, brash, with a sound wound-up like a ball of rubberbands. Just think a more funkier sounding Can without the experimentalism, a touch of The Velvet Underground's meandering cyclical style, the lo-fi sounds of early Pavement, and any garage-rock band from the 70's. The Can comparisons don't end there as Ian Svenonious' vocals resemble the strained rants of Malcolm Mooney. Alright, we're not talking weighty subject matter here with such lyrical gems like 'We're having a baby and what are we gonna do?' and 'Should I keep my motorcycle grey?' But the underlying DIY-ish sincerity in the vocals (almost like a soulful take on punk) is an interesting compliment to the fusion of the avante-garde, garage-rock, and rhythmic grooves of funk. Svenonious won't exactly be hailed as the next Bob Dylan, but along with tight songs, energy and tension, there are also some interesting and creative twists in the music. James Brown meets Krautrock. Who would've thought the combination would work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a COOL collection of all their vinyl only singles November 23, 2001
Format:Audio CD
All these were released as seven inchers (45's) on vinyl. Every one of these songs kick serious bootie, whereas with a Make Up album you get a few duds. This is the first Make Up album to get if you have no turn table and want something that gives you a sampling of their various phases. Garage rock, soul, and psychedelia. It's all here.
As far as Svenonious goes, the singer is adored and loathed by many. He is not a luke warm singer. He is hilarious on stage, and exudes a wierd frenzied power on the crowd. He is simultaneously ugly and gorgeous. I happen to think he sounds great on every one of these songs.
Also, the lyrical content is usually never quite as simple as it first seems.
I think alot of people were confused or frightened by their christian sounding songs. Some higher thinking was required to see just how brilliant they were.
Live, Svenonious and company are tight and out of sight...except when it is too hot and the crowd is on pot.
Svenonious and Michelle Mae are now in Wierd War. The Make Up are no more I hear.
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