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HERE COME THE WARM JETS

Brian Eno

 

Progressive Electronic

3.65 | 132 ratings

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Dayvenkirq
4 stars 4.5, really.

Is "This is freaking awesome" going to cut it? If not, then what is it used for? This album! Enjoy Eno's pleasures of various discoveries in the world of off-the-wall pop-rock and punk(-rock). This is where Eno's lengthy string of weird pop and rock solo tunes really starts. There is not a single sucker all over the record, except for, probably, 'Some of Them are Old', which sounds just silly without having a serious value. However, I really like the piano note pitch changes, if that's what those are. If you asked me what my personal favorite on this whole record is, then I would say "Well, we are talking apples and oranges here. If it is pop, then 'On Some Faraway Beach' is the one. If it is rock, then it has to be 'Blank Frank'." I really like that guitar refrain on the latter, supplied by Eno's good friend Robert Fripp of lots-of-us-know-whom. To me, this track just sounds like a gene from the lifeblood of rock-n'-roll. I really like the guitar tone and the bizarre chord progression in that refrain. In general, the record is very consistent, big thanks to Robert Fripp and Phil Manzanera taking turns on the guitar.

Rating/comments (if you have to ask):

1. 'Needles in the Camel's Eye' - ****

2. 'Paw Paw N@#$o Blowtorch' - **** (Yes, I'm very serious about the title, no matter what the intentions of the author were, even if there weren't any. Oh, go ahead and beat the drummer Simon King in playing for this track, because this is some adequate drum work.)

3. 'Baby's on Fire' - **** (I think I've heard better guitar solos, but, of course, some of you will think I'm wrong on this one.)

4. 'Cindy Tells Me' - ****

5. 'Driving Me Backwards' - ****

6. 'On Some Faraway Beach' - ***** (It actually sounds like a very serious pop song to me.)

7. 'Blank Frank' - ***** (No pressure. Listen to the music on your own terms or you will probably never get it.)

8. 'Dead Finks Don't Talk' - **** (I would have given it a five for the coda, but I'm going to need more than that from the song.)

9. 'Some of Them are Old' - ***

10. 'Here Come the Warm Jets' - ***** (I don't care about the inappropriate connotations. I never saw it that way and never will.)

Stamp: "I like it." Get this album if you are an avant-rock fun-loving weirdo.

Dayvenkirq | 4/5 |

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