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Technotronic is a Belgian Techno band formed by Jo Bogaert in the late eighties. Together with Ya Kid K, he wrote the hit single Pump Up the Jam which meant the start of the Belgian hip hop scene. Bogaert later on worked together with different vocalists. Originally, Bogaert used a model in order to promote the song. Only later on, Ya Kid K was allowed to appear.
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Only later on, Ya Kid K was allowed to appear. Reading these books is encouraged by
the band as they provide a stronger insight to Tool's music and inspiration, and the philosophies used in their music. Originally, Bogaert used
a model in order to promote the song. Tool have listed the following books as recommended reading in their official newsletter. Bogaert later on worked together with different vocalists.
Technotronic is a Belgian Techno band formed by Jo Bogaert in the late eighties. Tool are currently working on their fourth full length album which is expected to be released in 2005. In addition, the members of Tool avoid press, rarely grant interviews, and have only appeared in two of their music videos, "Hush", and very briefly in "Sober". The length of the music video for "Parabola" clocked in at an unheard of ten and a half minutes, almost condemning it from being aired on mainstream music channels. Though the singles for Ănima received significant radio play, 2001's Lateralus featured songs averaging six and a half minutes in length, unwieldy for even the most ambitious disc jockeys.
The music video for the song was also renamed by MTV America to "Track #1" for its offensive connotations. Tool has long clashed with conventional television and radio due to their dark musical content and dry disposition: "Stinkfist", the first single from Ănima was initially shortened for radio play until overwhelming fan response compelled them to play the track uncut. Indicative of their various influences (King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Rush among them), Tool's music features a firm grasp of musical structure, unconventional time signatures, and inventive, often counter-mainstream culture subject matter. Their music includes elements of heavy metal, progressive rock, psychedelia and art rock.
Paul d'Amour left the band in 1995 and was replaced by Justin Chancellor of the UK band Peach shortly after recording for their third major release, Ănima, began. Tool is a rock music group formed in the United States in 1990 by vocalist Maynard James Keenan, guitarist Adam Jones, bassist Paul d'Amour, and drummer Danny Carey. High Priest by Timothy Leary. Hellboy: The Lost Army by Mike Mignola & Christopher Golden.
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Behind the CD tray on Undertow is a picture of a cow licking itself. On European and other releases, the song appears as track 10 after a period of silence following "Flood.". The final track of Undertow, called "Disgustipated," appears as track 69 on early pressings of the US copies of the disc, on others it appears at track 30(the intervening tracks are all 3 second blank tracks). The Opiate EP has a secret track called "The Gaping Lotus Experience." It fades in six minutes, six seconds into track six ("666").
This tribute is performed on acoustic instruments. In a similar vain, 'A Gothic Acoustic Ensemble Tribute to Tool' was released in 2004. A second volume of string tribute titled The String Tribute to Tool Volume 2: Metamorphic was released in 2003, again containing various tool songs from all four albums. Tool's songs are mostly multi-sectioned, and the band's sophisticated grasp of harmony allows for an interesting instrumental interpretation.
The lack of percussion is sometimes countered with "clicking" arco techniques. A number of Tool songs are rearranged for classical music string instruments (violins, viola, cello and a double bass) with at least three musicians. The String Tribute to Tool: Third Eye Open is a tribute album released in 2001. Tricky appears, uncredited, in the video for "Parabola.".
Timothy Leary is also an influence and his "Think for yourself, question authority" monologue introduces the live version of "Third Eye" on Salival. Samples of his comedy are featured on "Third Eye" and the booklet for Ănima has a tribute painting of him. Comedian Bill Hicks influenced and is well respected by the band. Henry Rollins appears briefy on Undertow, reciting a spoken word piece on "Bottom.".
Early pressings of the CD featured the song spelled "Lateralis," but this was corrected on subsequent copies. The title track from "Lateralus" was also released as a single, however no video was produced for it. Most of these videos were created with the help of interpretive dance duo Osseus Labyrint. "Hush" was the only video where the band members appear prominently, although they appear briefly in "Sober".
The band's singles and accompanying music videos include: "Hush" from Opiate, "Sober" and "Prison Sex" from Undertow, "Stinkfist" and "Ănema" from Ănima, and "Schism" and "Parabola" from Lateralus. Paul d'Amour (bass). Maynard James Keenan (Vocals). Adam Jones (Guitar).
Justin Chancellor (bass). Danny Carey (Drums).