Sunday, February 24, 2008
Louden Up Now!
I have decided to write about !!!'s album, Louden Up Now, for my 20-30 page Popular Music & Communication paper. Intimidating? Yes, a bit... but I'm up for the challenge.
This album will be a good one to dig into because, as Professor Andrew Goodwin would say, it has a lot of "purchase." Musically, the album combines punk, disco/funk with the rave mentality of the late 80s and 90s. It speaks equally about drugs and politics (not in George's favor, go figure). It encourages you to dance, it encourages you to scream. It will be interesting to see what else I get out of it.
Here is the music video for the single "Hello? Is this thing on?" off of Louden Up Now:
Oh yeah, and the band's name, !!!, can be pronounced by repeating anything three times. Chk Chk Chk is the most popular, but bam bam bam or uh uh uh would work, too.
Ciao Ciao Ciao