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4 stars [3 Votes, 4.17 Stars]
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angie fights crime - solo singer/songwriter/souless zombie 
Rejection Reason: None Specified
Weighted Rating: [4 Votes, 2.71 Stars]
Views: 1,064
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Featured Review
burntusa [7/28/2008 8:54:19 AM EST]
Score: +14
#@&%! your happy music. stick it right up your ass.
burntusa (song submitter) [7/30/2008 7:17:30 PM EST]
Score: +0
so far i've posted 6 of the 12 songs on redfizz. the cd was released in march.
Pauline Trouble [7/30/2008 6:38:45 PM EST]
Score: +0
See what happens when I forget to mention that the vocals seem a bit buried, and sometimes I'm not sure I can make out the words? Now if I'd had the lyrics to look at earlier, I may have not even gone off on that peri-menopausal rant...I'm chillin' now and listening with an open mind. I appreciate the build and tension and resolution, the movement through the song...earlier I did catch on to some of that almost U2ish dread and sense of urgency-You are able to create an emotional landscape, which, as your writing style developes, will most likely develop with it. The words, very poetic and ambitious. It's been a while since I've listened to anything of this style, and this is really not all-together bad at all. Not sure if it hits the loftiness is aspires to, but it's not an irritating listen.

The 12 Tempos in 12 Keys project sounds ambitious too-Such a cool idea! Good luck with that and let us hear the results...

Btw, was this song written after a fight with the wife or 8 hours of NPR? Haha ; )
burntusa (song submitter) [7/30/2008 4:29:32 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
The song was written specifically about the war. as a member of the military
and a member of the human race, and an american it's written not in protest
but in disbelief that human beings, americans whatever can be so cruel and heartless towards each other. that being said, yes, i agree it's cheesy as #@&%!, the album these songs i'm posting comes from has 12 songs in 12 keys with 12 different tempos, the words were all written last and some of them after 8 hours of NPR or a fight with the wife. i doubt they're any cheesier than your typical neil young or bob dylan song, but you probably think those geezers are unoriginal too.

the words=
the bombs fly down towords the city
the bullets scream fast as lightening
and i can't believe what we do
to each other
the children cry for their mothers
the mothers cry for their children
there's no one left to hear their crying
and i can't believe what we do
to each other
what is a world worth without it's people
how many need to die to prove a point
why can't we all just love each other as brothers
brown black or white, whatever god you choose
even your god knows, everybody loses
everyone's a loser.

Pauline Trouble [7/30/2008 7:14:30 AM EST]
Score: +0
oops! #@&%!in coffee!
Pauline Trouble [7/30/2008 7:13:59 AM EST]
Score: +0
Well, I don't hate this kind of music. I used to like the Cure for an occaissional listen, but to be truthful, the whole downer vibe telling me I should be offing myself is just too vague...After careful consideration of the lyrics, I find them maybe THE weak spot here. Examples:
"Children cry for their mothers/Mothers cry for their children." (Where? Why?)
"I can't believe what we do to each other."( Who? What?)
"Everybody's a loser."(No, not really-methinks you just need your dosage of anti-depressants increased by at least a half mg per day.)
You see, these are a bunch of disjointed (random) downer-type thoughts in the end. If the music and singing of your song is going to make people want to get out the old razor blades, I'm gonna need a better reason. I'm not kidding. If the writing had been more compelling, if there'd been more specifics here, if you'd have created a heavy-hitting and palpable feeling of gloom and doom, maybe used more in the way of concrete imagery, I could have connected. This left me unscathed and unmoved.
In the end, I'm left feeling "it isn't really very unique(it's too reminiscent of the downer bands of yesteryear with nothing new to say.) What it does say, it says in a predictable way." Like I said before. Duh on the "there's nothing new" idea. Einstein once said something about his ability to see farther (come to understand, discover, and accomplish so much) "when standing on the shoulders of giants." See other scientists had done the beginning of his work before, they had opened the door for him, so to that he could pick up where they left off. His accomplishments were being heralded in his own time, while some of the men who had paved the way for his work were all but forgotten except by a handful while he became known of the world over, but he knew that without the work of these other scientists, his own work could not have gone so far...
Every musician knows there's not a note that can be played that hasn't been played before. There's not a subject that hasn't been touched upon by someone...But if your lyric writing had captivated me, made me see or feel something in a way I hadn't before, I 'd have probably lauded you for this. But in the end, the lyrics came off as just a bunch of vague adolescent whining, with as much impact as "I'm bored." or "This place sucks." I hope this clears things up for you a bit.
It's not that we've heard similar things so much as we've heard similar things that impacted us much more; the lukewarm lyrics are a big part of the problem here. And remember, when writing a song, repetition throughout the song helps a lot. See the Stones' Paint It Black lyrics-Words to cut by for sure! Worked for me, anyway!
My three stars btw, were not a put-down. I gave credit for having musical ability, for having created a song, and for it not being "bad" at all...I just didn't find it to be a good, solid song. But I do realize it won't likely be your last, and as songwriting is a learning process, I have faith you'll write better songs as you go along...I wouldn't have spent so much time and energy critiquing your music if I thought it out-and-out sucked, so really, an apology is in order. I didn't have to listen to your stuff at all, nor did I gave to spend a second of my time trying to explain to some kid why his song wasn't all that great. (BTW, who you callin' "kids?" Ahhahaha! That's a good one! Show some respect for your elders, son!) Most people have to pay money to get this kind of attention paid to their work. Since you're not payin', I think you shouldn't question the honesty of the kind folks who weighed in on this. Most here are giving you 100% honest opinions...It's always the ones who can't be trusted that are the most suspicious of others...Jus' sayin'!
unklespaz [7/29/2008 9:54:44 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
ok, so maybe not groundbreaking but it's got a fresh feel, I really like the words and the melancholy visceral take dudes

this is real, the guitar reminds me of the Cure, and I prefer the simple beauty over the typical wanking of most guitarists. Right on!
burntusa (song submitter) [7/29/2008 8:14:02 PM EST]
Score: +0
show me something that i haven't heard before and i'll show you an honest politian. seriously guys, i'll be if i were to track down whatever you pass off as your "art" that i could point out 50 people who have done it before you. Is originality your only quota for good music, or can't a song simply be a song? there is nothing "new" under the sun kids, and that's the truth until the day you die. i much prefer the "i hate this kind of music" over "i've heard it before" argument any day of the week. at least the first one is honest.
singmetofire [7/29/2008 6:04:40 PM EST]
Score: +0
-=) Really tho pauline, i couldn't agree with you more. Talented effort, but completley forgettable.
singmetofire [7/29/2008 6:04:21 PM EST]
Score: +6
#@&%! something you havent heard before, stick it right up your ass.
Pauline Trouble [7/28/2008 9:51:04 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
What IE said. Not entirely bad by any means...Your band can make some decent sounds. I guess the major problem the dudes have had with this song is that it isn't really very unique(it's too reminiscent of the downer bands of yesteryear with nothing new to say.) What it does say, it says in a predictable way. That said, this is no worse that lots of other stuff of its ilk...You're capable of better; please, submit something else and show us something we haven't heard before
singmetofire [7/26/2008 5:21:31 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 0.5 stars
This is kind of like REM meets...suicide.

Nothing going on here.

I could hear this song, a thousand times in the background of my life, and never once catch a word, due to the fact that if, (in the same room i were in) an insect farted, it would draw a larger percent of my attention that this song would.

Nothing about this is engaging, interesting, or convicting.

If you're as lazy about your music, as you portray, i am left to wonder how long exactly it took you guys to muster up the nerve to actually get in the studio.

#@&%! man, life is rough.
IrREGULAR ELEPHAnT [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Does not reach the lofty ideal I think this aspires to. Even the blues makes you feel a little bit better. This is kind of a downer in all respects. At least the music matches the lyrics, which is not always accomplished.
KeavesSharpy [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
The world has one too many Cures already, thank you very much. I know you don't sound like them but I know you want to take over and carry their flag, to keep miserable and bad music on the airwaves for 13 year old girls to cut themselves to. I will do everything in my power to stop you. I have become your nemesis. Prepare yourselves for my onslaught of happy feelings that will make you disintegrate. And not in a "oh i'm so emo look i'm vapour" kind of way; more like, a "anvils falling on your head and pulverizing you into liquid" way.


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