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Late to the Tool party

FredtheFilmFan

Active Member
So, my fist CD was Judas Priest and my second was Megadeath, so I've enjoyed Metal for a while. Metal to Opera and almost everything in between. I was just playing GH World Tour and there is a three song set of Tool. Well, looking around on youtube and I've discovered that Tool is awesome. Just sharing. GH, who knew?

Curious, has anybody else had a similar experience of "Discovering" a really great band? I'd had another when I was about 11 or 12 when I found a 45 of my dad's and put it on to discover these 2 great songs by a little known band called Led Zeppelin. I thought I'd made a great discovery only to later discover that they were they greated band in the world.
 

Botch

I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S!
Superstar
Ironically, I've just discovered Tool myself, via the "Buddy Rich" thread!

Other late discoveries: Level 42, Mingo Fishtrap, Basia, the comedian Ricky Jervais, and the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
 

PaulyT

Behind the Curtain
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator
Superstar
I admit, Guitar Hero (and Rock Band) games have given me a deeper appreciation of rock music; I pay a whole lot more attention to guitar, bass, and drum lines than I ever did before. I still ignore vocals and lyrics though. ;) (I'm actually only partially kidding about that last part... but that's another discussion.)

A lot of the musicians mentioned by this crowd have been totally new "discoveries" to me, and now rank among my favorites - e.g. Joe Bonamassa, Ray Lamontagne, Tierney Sutton, ... the list goes on.
 

Yesfan70

I'm famous now bitches! vvvvv
Famous
I'm not a big fan, but I do like some of their stuff. A Perfect Circle should also be on your list if you like Tool as I think some Tool members are a part of that band (sort of like Mother Lovebone with Pearl Jam and Soundgarden).

Some Tool fans also like Radiohead. I'm a huge fan of them.


As far as discovering new bands, Thanks to bands like Yes, Rush, and Genesis, I have been opened to bands like Gentle Giant and The Strawbs as well as newer bands like Spocks Beard (but that band I learned more from S&V members than on my own).
 

Doghart

Well-Known Member
If you like TooL then check out some of Maynard's other bands:

A Perfect Circle

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTgKRCXybSM[/youtube]

Puscifer

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx4fwbuyves[/youtube]

I enjoy his music, but quite honestly I can tell you the man himself is a jackass.

D
 
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