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Please Come Home Mr Bulbous

King's XAudio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

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........BIO.. .... .. .. ....A guy from Jersey, one from Illinois, and another from Mississippi...what are the odds?.. ....Doug Pinnick came from Joliet, IL and grew up in a "musical" family where everybody sang. Jerry Gaskill hails from Bridgeton, New Jersey. Ty Tabor began playing bluegrass with his family at an early age in Mississippi...So, how did they come together?.. ....Doug ... Read more in Amazon's King's X Store

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  • Audio CD (May 23, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Metal Blade
  • ASIN: B00004T48I
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,682 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Fish Bowl Man
2. Julia
3. She's Gone Away
4. Marsh Mellow Field
5. When You're Scared
6. Charlie Sheen
7. Smudge
8. Bitter Sweet
9. Move Me
10. Move Me (Part Two)

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King's X Please Come Home... Mr. Bulbous German CD album

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars King's X come roaring back May 23, 2000
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Format:Audio CD
After being such a huge King's X fan since their first release in 1988, this cd was met with a little reserve after their last two cd's ended up being minor dissapointments. What a relief to open this cd up and once again be mesmerized by the elements that make this band one of the best in the world. Keep in mind that this is a slightly different King's X, lyrically. Ty Tabor really wears his heart on his sleeve on this cd, and the band is much better for it. The music once again sounds fresh, and the band doesn't sound like a retread of their old selves as on 'Tape Head'. The songs deal with heartbreak (She's Gone Away, Charlie Sheen, and Bitter Sweet) and questioning faith and life in general (Fish Bowl Man, Smudge and Marsh Mellow Field). Every song on the disc is a keeper and the band sounds sharper instrumentally than they have in years. Ty Tabor hasn't done this many solos since their self titled effort of '92. The disc ends with possibly the best track (Move Me, in two parts), questioning God and asking for a sign to reaffirm one's faith. Much darker than past cd's, but a very moving experience, none the less. Now if one could just figure out the odd phrases between each song in Japanese and German...
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Let's be honest... July 6, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Great producers are seasoned with time. If you don't believe me, listen to the arrangements and sonic quality of the self titled record, Dogman, and even Ear Candy. All done by different producers, but have a common thread.....EXPERIENCE! Now, listen to Tape Head, recorded and produced by Ty Tabor and King's X. Unless you're thick headed, you will notice the lack of experience on that record. Think about it; the band is in full charge for the first time in their career. Which brings us to "Please Come Home Mr. Bulbous", the 8th studio release and the 2nd time the band is in charge of writing, recording, and producing. This record is a giant step forward for King's X. They are much more aware of the tasks at hand; Ty is getting mighty handy at the console and the drum sounds are far and away better than on Tape Head. Yes, Ty Tabor will be on the list of great producers very soon. As for the songs on 'Mr. Bulbous', that's a personal thing. Some fans will love them, some will say they dwell on the negative, but most will dig the music simply because it's King's X. Highlights include, 'She's Gone Away', which deals with love lost, the beautiful 'Bittersweet' and a fine single called 'Marsh Mellow Field'. Let's get something straight, this is not, I repeat, NOT Gretchen Goes to Nebraska. Mr. Bulbous is dark, and it's also melodic; it's light and it's brutally heavy at's King's X in the year 2000, and it's the beginning of a very beautiful thing.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds like the self-titled! May 25, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I must say that this new cd by the greatest band in the world, is very, very good indeed! Despite the fact that some fans didn't care for some of the recent albums, i.e. Ear Candy and Tape Head, which I think were excellent (especially Tape Head). I must say that I am very proud that King's X has gone back to their original sound with the three part harmonies, i.e. "Move Me" parts 1 and 2. Also, there is more guitar work on this album from Ty than ever before and its very reminiscent of their self-titled release. I also think there is a lot of influence from Ty's side project Platypus (mainly in the guitar riffs/solos). Every song on this album flows together just like "Faith, Hope, Love" and "King's X".
I am very proud to hear the soul and faith searching and strengthening lyrics again on a King's X Cd. If you have heard this yet you need to get it now because you won't be able to pull it from your cd player!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The most controversial King's X... May 24, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Of all the King's X albums I own, this is the one I would most like to give 5 stars and rave about, and for the first part of this review, that's exactly what I'll do. I had appreciated King's X before I purchased this album, but Mr. Bulbous is the record that truly made me sit up and take notice. After hearing all King's X could offer on this CD, I went out and purchased the albums I was missing and revisited the ones I owned. The reason why? The music on this album is some of the best King's X, or any other band has ever made. Upon first listen I was sidetracked by the unorthodox chord changes and lack of hooks, but by the second spin I couldn't stop listening. Here's an overview of each song.
The CD starts out with Fish Bowl Man, a quirky track with spoken word verses and a catchy Ty-sung chorus. The song has an awesome poetry reading in the middle of it that's hard to appreciate in the early listens but enhances the song once you've become accustomed to it. After the chaos of Fish Bowl Man we are given a rest with Julia, one of the most poignant "ballads" King's X has ever recorded, but the song is not without its breakneck heavy parts. She's Gone Away has potential to be a classic and the chorus is truly something to behold, but the guitar solo breakdown sounds awkward, especially when the song returns in full force. Marshmellow Field is a single, and an obvious choice for its dual Doug and Ty sung verses and the trademark chorus. When You're Scared is indeed the weakest track on the album due to the sub par chorus, but the other parts of the song are very enjoyable. Luckily, the album really begins to cook with the 1 2 3 4 punch of the last four tracks. Charlie Sheen is an immediate standout, a perfectly crafted pop song with quirky lyrics.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the album
This is the ALL time album. There best ever! Of you did not like it then you need to open your mind and listen again. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Lloyd M.
4.0 out of 5 stars Please Come Home Mr Bulbous is good but different
King's X was definitely trying to do something a little different on this one. A good album, just a bit of a departure from that classic King's X sound.
Published 9 months ago by Robert A. Vondruska
5.0 out of 5 stars Criminally unsung album
I think the one problem with PCHMB, and something that colors people's perceptions of this superb album, is that it kicks off with easily the worst song on the entire disc! Read more
Published 15 months ago by Soul Stealer
2.0 out of 5 stars Not so great.
Not their best effort. I would say maybe 1/4 of the album is worth hearing. The opening track sounds like something Andy Warhol would have done while he was on dope. Read more
Published on March 17, 2011 by Thomas Lhamon
5.0 out of 5 stars Uncharted Territory
After turning the world on to the drop-D sound (`Heavy music didn't start in Seattle. It started in Katy, Texas, with King's X. Read more
Published on January 9, 2011 by Timothy K. Schwader
5.0 out of 5 stars Big, huge, strange, psychedelic heavy rock/metal album!
This is one of the most strange, beautiful wild mad, out there albums from influential heavy rock band KING'S X. Read more
Published on June 28, 2010 by Franz Kiffka
5.0 out of 5 stars monster album!
In a nutshell - this is a phenomenal album by King's X! Monstrous guitar sound, incredible vocal harmonies, dark, slow and yet very groovy (Marsh Mellow Field). Read more
Published on February 8, 2010 by I. Komitski
5.0 out of 5 stars Another masterpiece
You'd have to be an extraordinary muso to feel entitled to critisize these masters. Their musical vison has no equal and there worst is still better than 90 % of other bands... Read more
Published on May 5, 2009 by HANS D HARMS
1.0 out of 5 stars By far the beginning of a slump
I will say that it's with this album I stopped listening to King's X. I cemented it even further when I read the review of "Manic Moonlight", and it mentions that Doug Pinnick and... Read more
Published on May 3, 2009 by Daniel Hayes
4.0 out of 5 stars Pointed a finger straight into the sun.
There are many reasons for a quick dislike of this album. Ty's magic guitar tone is gone. The production is not as tasty. Read more
Published on October 13, 2008 by Steven Duggar
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