Caught the Blast is the first full-length album by Minnesota-based indie rock band Party of One, released on May 27, 2003 on FatCat Records.
Caught the Blast opens with "Snap You Like a Twig", addressed to "all you pricks in the present and all you pigs in the past. Of course, it's not really "addressed" to anyone or anything- singer/songwriter Eric Fifteen is far too clever to rely on actual subjects; his lyrics consist mostly of unrelated idioms culled from the white noise of the American media (although signed to a British label, the band hails from Minnesota), usually repeated ad nauseam. Since his verbiage betrays a number of nights spent in the company of Fox News and a joint, Party of One will inevitably mistaken for a "political" band; well, yeah, they do have a song called "Baghdad Boogie", an unpleasantly Ween-like number sung from the point of view of a caricatured fedayeen: "Bring your boys home in a box/ You got an. army that really sucks rocks. Look: real dissent, real provocation, real satire would come in really handy right about now.
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The album carried the torch for song-based hard rock awesomeness during the lean years of rap-rock, cribbing as much from the Beatles and glam-era Bowie as from avant-metal kin like The Melvins. Queens of the Stone Age Play Their Classic 'If Only' on 'Conan'. These dapper New Yorkers may have been the first band in history cocky enough to name the first song on their debut album "Untitled" - and that barely begins to hint at their mind-boggling pretensions. "Stella Was A Diver And She Was Always Down," for fuck's sake. Yet they crafted one of the decade's great guitar epics, demanding rapt attention for 49 expertly paced minutes of arty post-punk melodrama.
Recorded on 8-track, Caught The Blast isn't your typical indie rock record either. Using some grim and pessimistic subject matter, Party of One balance the powerful words with an unconventional dose of funk. Some tracks, like former single "Shotgun Funeral", are straight ahead punk tunes, but "Midnight Gypsy" and "Six Million Anonymous Deceased" use more of an ESG/A Certain Ratio-style disco punk.
Party of One doesnt even make use of all eight tracks on some of these home-studio recordings, but the Minneapolis trio manages to get it. .The youthful spirit, passion and energy inherent to most of these tracks indicates Party of One isnt entirely aware this has essentially all been done before. Whatever the case, now is as good a time as any for it to be done again.
Various – The Best Of The Best - Happy Hour The No. 1 Party Album. 리즈: The Best Of The Best –. 형식: CD, Compilation.
|Snap You Like A Twig|
|Six Million Anonymous Deceased|
|Scorch The Brainwave|
|Belgrade Sends Its Regards|
|Synagogue Chamber Waltz|
|Fine Line Between Us|
|Shock To The System|
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|FATCD27||Party Of One||Caught The Blast (CD)||FatCat Records||FATCD27||UK||2003|
|FATCD27P||Party Of One||Caught The Blast (CD, Promo)||FatCat Records||FATCD27P||UK||2003|
|FATLP27||Party Of One||Caught The Blast (LP, TP, W/Lbl, Pla)||FatCat Records||FATLP27||UK||2003|