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Partial Reptile - The New Album 'Industrial Lullabies' Out Now! 
Rejection Reason: Dated
Weighted Rating: [2 Votes, 4 Stars]
Views: 1,327
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Featured Review
drfringe [7/8/2007 10:01:54 PM EST]
Score: +14
wicked man, thanks for getting back: I am a infrequent Tom Waits fan. Do you ever think about singing more like that? That would be wicked man. Just a little peppery? It's cool Yeah- I'd put the Human League in glam, and a few others, but it's debatable. I just meant that I think it's interesting what people pick up out of other's styles and can add to their own. Influences ya know? I'm not really worried about credibility as: music's hard work, and it's all credible darn it. Yes, I'll try to take a que from your attitude about respecting others. I need to be more mindful.

Yes, I'd request more indulgent songs, go nuts man! I think everybody should let themselves go more. If you pigeonhole, it isn't full expression, and it's hard enough, without limiting yourself.

Thanks again.
Liner Notes
partialreptile (song submitter) [7/30/2007 10:06:41 AM EST]
Score: +0
Removing a few tracks, this included. Sorry, but I'm trying to get rid of an album here and I'm sure anyone who really liked it already downloaded it. That said, I don't give a #@&%! about trying to SELL the album this is on, so you can still download this free if anyone wants, you'll just need to do it from
there's thirteen other tracks there for you as well.
aaronlife [7/9/2007 11:50:04 AM EST]
Score: +0
if i was a kid this would probably scare the #@&%! out of me
partialreptile (song submitter) [7/9/2007 3:54:05 AM EST]
Score: +0
Sing like Tom Waits? You say that as if it's easy, I wish :)
Ha, yeah The Human League could kinda slot into glam, not so much musically but most definately in image. They're one of those bands I kinda hate myself for likeing, but there's a lot more I listen to infrequently listen to that I absolutely HATE myself for listening to, don't stop me though.

Oh, and a big appology to New Order for not including them on the iTunes list alongside a 'and a #@&%! LOAD of it' tag, I was even listening to Low Life when I was typeing, shame on me.

Apparently I can't yeah stuff on my own track, but someone should yeah you for this line alone:
'I'm not really worried about credibility as: music's hard work, and it's all credible darn it'.
Good words, although I would say that on the very odd occasion this has it's exceptions. Only very rarely though.
Get rid of the letters i and n in your first sentance beside frequent and you'll be grand ;) I have to say, as much as I love Tom Waits when stripped back to piano and vocals, shall we call it 'Original Tom Waits', His more experimental moments shine for me the most. Bone Machine and Mule Variations are two of the best albums I think I've ever heard. Mule Variations especially, it opened me up to listening to a lot more than I had been at the time.

Well, I generally find comments start to wear off at about this point, so I shall now say my thankyous to all of you for your comments and stars. Another track going through evaluation at the moment, so I'm sure I shall see you all in the rejection lounge again soon. I think it's time in the meantime that I go do some commenting on other people's stuff, it's been a day or two.
Cheers All.
balcerebon [7/8/2007 9:52:47 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
ah, i knew you were a tom waits fan! right on. and good work
wordgirl62 [7/8/2007 6:52:39 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Cool. (I love to see the lyrics!) Pretty neat. I know you can do more dynamic stuff, but this is certainly a cool listen.
partialreptile (song submitter) [7/8/2007 5:30:24 PM EST]
Score: +0
Good words yourself, theres a lot of music around that I don't like, and a LOT of stuff I just wouldn't listen to. But when somewhere like here, I try to put aside my tastes on things that I don't like and comment on it fairly if I can, as I like to do most places. I will admit my tastes get the better of me sometimes though.

By the way, if you like th stuff you can download the full album free on

Well, you asked so okay:

Firstly, I'm not actually that into glam in the context I've picked up below, the odd song here and there, but no bands in general as such.

On frequent rotation in my itunes library:
Metallica, NIN and lots of it, Tom Waits and LOTS of it, Saso, Marilyn Manson, and lots of it, Joy Division, the Human League and lots of it, Black Label society, Nick Cave, Bjork, Eight, Korn, Slipknots's Volume three (no of the rest), No Doubt, Rammstein and lots of it, SJ McArdle, The Chalets, The Dirty Three (Much better live), a little Peter Murphy, Mercyful Fate, Neo Super Vital, Loads of Foo Fighters (yet strangely I can't stand Nirvana), Evenesence, Iron Butterfly, Lynyrd skynyrd, Mew, The Redneck Manifesto, Cowboy X, the Arcade Fire, Blue Oyster Cult and Sigur Ross.

I'd suppose the biggest influences on me writing (relatively) music would be obviously NIN and lots of mixes of Tom Waits and Nick Cave at their Eerier moments, bjork and New Order, and maybe even some Radiohead although I don't actually generally like their stuff.

drfringe [7/8/2007 5:02:01 PM EST]
Score: +0
actually I have no idea who your influences are. please elaborate
drfringe [7/8/2007 5:00:09 PM EST]
Score: +0
good words, good song, and I say go nuts, it's not like anybody here is gonna demand a refund. I say put out retro, glam or whatever. I've got tons of friends that still like bon jovi and poison, G&R, depresche mode, you name it. I have restrained myself from assaulting any of them. Do it, I'll be eager to hear. I'm guessing your glam maybe more in the cure/love and rockets/nick cave lineage though.
partialreptile (song submitter) [7/8/2007 1:14:48 PM EST]
Score: +0
Cheers No. 62, since no one seems to be able to make out lyrics, I've updated liner notes with them. Yeah I'm trying my best to stay away from the glam era, it's the eye-liner, it's just so tempting. 6 or 7 years I was only in my early teens and discovering most of the stuff I listen to today, so 6 or 7 years ago is all still VERY relevant to me
Greyfield, I obviously can't agree with you, but i can't totally disagree with you either, aka I can sorta see where you're coming from, but as i said above I'd be more in the area wordgirl has touched on, music I like doesn't date for me. Nor do new interpretations of it, unless of course, it's a complete copy of something (I don't THINK this is...)
People using words like spooky again, I love you! :)
wordgirl62 [7/8/2007 10:10:52 AM EST]
Score: +0
I really like what your doing, here, PR. Wish I could make out the scary whispered lyrics(they sound a bit ominous!) but I like the progression of the piece; it held my interest well...Forget someone calling it "dated." If I really like something, I don't care if it sounds like something put out before I was born! And isn't it a bit hard to create a piece of music or art that has all-original fresh elements in it? Almost everything I hear here and elsewhere uses bits and pieces of music that's come before...It's all been done, one way or another...Now if I heard something that sounded almost exactly like something the Beach Boys would have put out on Pet Sounds or something, I might call it "dated." Or something that harkened back to the old "Rock Around The Clock" era of early rock&roll--That could be considered "dated." Not this. But I guess I'm just old--a musical style that was popular 6-7 years ago seems pretty relavent still to me...And if those people who would've loved this 6-7 yrs ago were not just following a movement to be "cool," they'd still appreciate this now if it's done well...Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd were all about progressing too, but if I hear something really cool that reminds me of them, so what? So what! Just stay away from the hair-metal era and you'll be just fine. (No worries that you're going to pull anything like that though!) I hear a strong NIN influence here--(That's more like, um 12 or 15 years back.) Good stuff always makes its way back again...
zissou [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
good music to feel spooked by the vocals to.
Greyfield [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
As someone who constantly is drawn to past musical styles, as much to my own chagrin as to the other Red Fizzers, this actually sounds dated by about 6 or 7 years. Where were you then? The kind of person who appreciated this back then has moved on, because this kind of music is about progressing. For this to be 'retro' seems to be an anathema to all parties concerned. And I speak fluent anathema. Please get the patch, buy some new discs, come back and be fascinating.
balcerebon [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
deninitely a spooky kind of vibe again. despite all the sounds, it tends to sound a little droney, but not necessarily in a bad way. depends on how you were approaching this one. good work, though, regardless of what you were getting at.
lachrymal [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
I was half expecting glitch beats and strange sound effects after the intro... and was a little disappointed when I didn't get them. Nice song.
wordgirl62 [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
cool vibe here...wished I could make out the quiet vocals better...They are cool quiet though...
sedrite [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
During the intro I tried to guess what bass note you were gonna hit with and guessed wrong, to my delite actually. Couldn't make out the words. Sometimes I think you might have watched The Amityville Horror too many times tho.
Since no one can make out the vocals:

Did you hear me?
Did you see me coming?
Did you know me?
Did you think I was someone else?
Did you show me,
Everything you had?
Or did you hide it inside your head?
Did you hold me?
Did you push me away,
Is this over?
Is it meant to stay?
I didn't hear you!
You're not there!
Were you ever real?
Did I even Care?

(Did you hear me?, Did you know me? did you think I was someone else?)

Stayed in my mind,
away from the world.
For all the hype,
all I could decide:
Protest my life.

(You put your fist up at everything I do, well I got my middle finger up to you. Failing for us, we're dead end. Feeling locked up, that feeling I hate)

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