This is NOT "The ultimate" at all!
, 05 Jul 2012
Sadly, this is a very disappointing effort. It features no interviews with any band members - save for cheap looking clips from an MTV sub-channel.
It is far too reliant upon the - often vacuous - insights of random talking heads.'Green Jello' frontman Bill Manspeaker being the most vocal and annoying. His contribution being limited to a vapid 'I knew them back in the day & I like their music'.... repeatedly. Record producer David Bottrill and colaborative artist Alex Grey are two exceptions - offering some genuine insight. However it really doesn't touch upon major issues surrounding Tool, their music, legal problems, creative processes.....
BUT - what is truly disappointing, is that we don't get to hear any of Tool's music! I sat with the volume cranked up, eager in anticipation. Just as a song gets started, back comes the rambling talking head and off go the songs...... I hope you like Bill Manspeaker, as you hear as much from Green Jello and even King Crimson as you do from Tool.
It is not the ultimate review - frankly, it's poor.
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