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How often can you claim you've recently listened to a one of a kind, uniquely awesome band whos music grabs your ears and gives you a pleasent ride all the way through? Having trouble? Well, I don't know what you can say about that, but my discovery of Mindless Self Indulgence very well fits that description. Not many bands have the pure power to pique interest so quickly and efficiently as they do. Holding the stage at all times and pumping out lyrics and simplistically innovative riffs is their battle strategy, and they execute it with perfect fashion. Speaking of fashion, MSI never fails to impress. High and lively MSI is the band to see, not solely for the music either. I would think a group like this would be very impressionable upon the music scene today, whether it be the rap or rock they should be the ultimate example for bands of the present and future. Unfortunately you don't see this much style in one genre these days, so might as well find an outlet with a band that does.
is not only Mindless Self Indulgence's smashing debut, but it is also the poster-boy for the band's later effort. Much of the MSI you hear today either is or can be traced back to this album as the roots. Of course there hasn't been an dramatically large lineup, there are obvious self-influences hinted at through-out MSI's more modern songs. Now, see, if you've heard any MSI lately it was probably off a more recent album. Remember that song? Open your head for a second and try to recall the different properties of that track. The pounding bass accompanied by its six-stringed counterpart laying down melodic demonic riffage backed by routinely stable but innovative drumming, keeping Jimmy Urine's voice on the rails to the inevitable and explosive climax to conclusion. This is what much of Tight
is like, all of the songs have very similar qualities but sound so very apart. That's the beauty of genre - its all the same, but different. MSI's freshman release is always charging, rocking and rapping to keep a beat for you at the loudest allowed volume sticking to all the harmonic requirements to make a song.
Aside from being a very wide-roaming, no prisoners kind of album Tight
is nothing short of uplifting. Its amazing how upbeat something like this can be, under the metal and leather mask of its first impression. Lyrically it can be quite humorous and thought provoking, on the edge of the knife controversial but not quite there. Sadly, even if it was not many would have realized. This is a mortal sin, not at least knowing about the band. It's almost sickening when people complain about not hearing anything new lately but assure you they've never heard Mindless Self Indulgence. What does this have to do with the music? Its a prime example of concealed greatness; something this unheard of would never make it in the mainstream, and I pray you, reader, know for yourself that much of the world's best play under the hovering sheet of Independence. Indie bands music is non-manufactured high quality meaningful works of art, at its best. Of course this debut is no instant classic, nor is it a constitution for all else Independent and Mainstream. But it is the birthmark of its own collaborators for the rest of their days a Mindless Self Indulgence, always reminding them and their fans that they can pull off anything they wish, as hard and bizarre as they want all the while keeping a fanbase.
If you must claim to me that you simply cannot get into this band, I have one bit of advice to bestow on you: let it grow. MSI is not in everybodies case an instant wonder, and neither is Tight
. The album is very industrial and unfitting to most people's playlists, lacks most of the hardcore rapping present in recent MSI work, and the pure listening pleasure and jump up and down kind of songs. If I were to rate this album circa initial listen, it would likely result as a three...or another random average rank. Now, after a solid amount of stereo-play, I can agree with myself and others on the fact that this is a landmark in MSI's and industrial rock's history. It may not seem so to casual listeners, but take a look at what it started! Such a unique band, a first not for music but its genre and national and international fanbases.
If you'd like to hear someone else be innovative for once, and not further progress the massive genre of emo, try your best to pick up Tight
by Mindless Self Indulgence.
Download "Diabolical", "Bring The Pain", and "Tornado" if FYE is too far out of reach.
Vocals: Jimmy Urine (ger)
Guitars: Steve, Righ?
Bass: Lyn Z