Friday, 18 March 2011

#491 - "Tweez" - Slint

Released On:  Jennifer Hartman Records, 1989

In their review of In Utero Rolling Stone claimed that the riffs on "Scentless Apprentice" veered into Metallica territory.  As usual, Rolling Stone got something about the Second Postwar Generation wrong; the riff had a lot more in common with the zen-like, hypnotic riff that forms the backbone of "Kent", on Tweez.  Where later bands applied precision and pop-focus, though, Tweez applies a lot of randomness to the serpentine twists of it's math, and songs often change course two or three times in their path.  It's not very similar to the band's more well-known release (the near-perfect Spiderland) but it is a fascinating, heavy record, full of twists and riffs perfect for anyone who would keep Tool's contemporary album Opiate as a fellow traveler.

Where You'd Know It From:  I had to learn about it from 4chan.  There.  I said it.

Track Listing:
1.  Ron (1:55)
2.  Nan Ding (1:47)
3.  Carol (3:40)
4.  Kent (5:48)
5.  Charlotte (4:29)
6.  Darlene (3:05)
7.  Warren (2:32)
8.  Pat (3:35)
9.  Rhonda (2:56)

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