- So Pretty So Plastic
by Dr Fever
Five Star: A look at albums
that are so good that they impress even the most cynical of critics. Very
few albums are superior enough to obtain a five star rating but occasionally
a band slips through the river of mediocrity that is the modern music industry
and they produce an album that restores our faith in the future of rock!
This series is a look at such albums.
The band you love to hate has returned…and
they’re just as crazy, homicidal and pissed off as ever. “So Pretty So
Plastic” (KWD’s second album in 10 months, by the way) is like getting
hit in the face with a bag of nails; it leaves and impression.
“So Pretty, So Plastic” finds our favorite
homicidal maniacs doing what they do best; thrashing metal mixed with some
rock and roll and a little bit of grind feel every now and again, raging
against their chief creative muse; women and their insanity. But, after
you listen to it a few times you realize the violence and suggestions of
violence has a very tongue in cheek feel to it. Face it; every guy has
been screwed over by some viciously insane female AT LEAST once in our
lives. KillWhitneyDead is the musical embodiment all our inner-thoughts
about what we do to “that bitch who broke my heart!” If you can’t admit
that much, you’ve obviously never had contact with a woman.
Of course, you can’t talk about KillWhitneyDead
without talking about “clips.” To a lot of people that’s what they’re known
best for; the blatant usage of sound clips from movies and TV shows. On
“So Pretty, So Plastic” we’re given a taste of everything from “American
Psycho” (a KWD favorite since their first album), to “The Family Guy” (Stewie
is a constant favorite here), to HBO’s “Deadwood” series…among a s***-ton
of others. But, here’s the thing….KWD just doesn’t haphazardly throw sound
clips in….each clip (no matter if it’s 2 seconds or 20 seconds long) contributes
to the overall story telling aspect of the album. They DO serve a purpose;
they’re not “just there” for giggles. Although, after about the 5th time
listening to the album it is fun to go back and listen again and try to
figure out exactly where all the clips originate from…but that’s usually
reserved for those times when I’m driving to Clay County to visit the parents
One final thing that HAS to be mentioned.
This album KillWhitneyDead came up with a rather creative idea. In the
process of assembling the album they found themselves with an over abundance
of sound clips that went unused. So, they decided they were going to solve
this problem with, of all things, a REMIX ALBUM. Entitled “KWDMF-So Pretty
So Plastic” and complete with cover artwork ripped straight from some random
KMFDM album (also the inspiration for the KWDMF name…stands for KillWhitneyDeadMotherF**ker.)
But, unlike what you might expect from a remix album KWD didn’t remix the
original music then throw in some new sound clips…no no. The band took
the songs that comprise “So Pretty So Plastic”, stripped EVERY sound clip
off of it, left the music exactly the same, and just re-inserted NEW sound
clips. A groundbreaking concept? Not really. Fun and creative?? Most defiantly.
Anyway, if you’re looking for a musical
release from all your homicidal urges I strongly recommend you check this
album out. Hopefully you’ll be able to track down the KWDMF version (they
were limited.) If you can’t score it through the Tribunal web store, try
hitting up the Lumberjack Distro website, they might still have some copies.
But, all that aside, just get your hands on either version. You can’t go
wrong either way. And, besides, it really does make for a really nice musical
release of those homicidal urges. A much better option than going on a
multi-state killing spree…actually, yeah, that’s a good analogy there…This
IS the soundtrack to a multi-state killing spree. So, I guess if you decide
that’s your only option, you might as well have the proper soundtrack to
go with your homicidal destruction.
- So Pretty So Plastic
The Age Old Dilemma Of Romance Vs.
Save Your Sermons For Sunday So I Can
Sleep This Night Off
If I Told You I Loved YouWould I Get
It Any Faster?
Murder Nouveau (It's All The Rage)
I'm Heavy Metal, But I Get The Blues
Like Everyone Else
You Smell Excited
Pretty With The Lights Off
One Match & A Gallon Of Gasoline
I Would Kick Her Out Of Bed For Eating
Liars Like You Live The Shortest Lives
(An Open Letter To Imposters)
Put Your Mouth Where The Money Is
33 Seconds Of Sanity
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