Listening Report ? Family Values Tour 98 Essay

When I sat down to do a Listening report last night, I started
thinking, “Who am I kidding?”. I am never going to push
myself to listen to 15 Jazz CD’s in a week and a half, so I
am going to do the remainder of my listening reports on
music that I like to listen to. You may think it defeats the
purpose of listening reports, but that’s not true. What these
guys play may sound like heavily distorted noise, and too
much yelling played at way too high of volumes to the
average adult, and honestly, it is. But there is music, and
every day 1000’s of kids are trying to teach themselves their
favorite headliners, and that’s how we learn to play our
instruments in the first place. So, now that I’ve convinced
you WHY I am doing this listening report, here is the actual
thing:
The song (the only one by this group) on the CD is
New Skin by Incubus which is really cool, because
to most people it sounds a lot like rap, but to me it is
a really fast-paced alternative music song because
of the actual instrument playing (not featured in the
basic drum tracks of rap music) and the repeated
chorus, which sounds really cool because the
bassist and lead vocals play and sing on a perfect
4th.
The second group on the tour is Orgy. Their biggest
headliner is Blue Monday, which is a really kickass
remake of the David Bowie Original. Its about some
guy who hated Mondays, so he went out and shot a
bunch people, mostly kids I think, at some
convention WAY back in the day. Then David Bowie
wrote a song about it, and it was under a lot of heat.


But now, Orgy made the song HUGE. It is an
amazing song. Orgy has a very unique sound. They
are sort of an Electro-Punk band. They have some
really hardcore guitar riffs, but they also got some
sweet Synth tracks and stuff like that. The best thing
about them, though, has got to be their Vocal
Distortions. They got this cool echo-y noise added
to their voice. Orgy also performs Dissention and
Gender.

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The next group is Limp Bizkit. These guys
co-starred the tour, and performed such songs as
Faith, you’ve probably heard people singing this
song. Its another remake, I have no idea who wrote
the original or why, but it’s a cool song, “Wouldn’t it
be nice, If I could touch your body . . . .” That’s the
opening of the song. They also redid an old House
of Pain song, “Jump Around”.


The Next two groups are ICE Cube, the Rap artist
on the show, and Rammstein. Both groups in my
opinion are terrible, so I just won’t talk about them.


The last group is the star of the show. Korn. They
performed a Medley of some of their greatest
songs, and some unreleased songs. It was called
the Shot Liver Medley, and it featured the titles:
Shoots ; Ladders (A medley itself, of a bunch of
Nursery Rhymes to a punk beat), Justin,
Predictable, Ball Tongue, Divine, Kill You. They also
sang some of their other huge hits like Freak on a
Leash (the one we listened to in class two days
ago) Twist, which is the greatest song in the world
because all he does is go absolutely mental
screaming pure jibberish for 4 minutes. And Got the
Life, which is a song about how rich they are, but yet
they don’t spoil themselves and even though their
lyrics may be disturbing, they are all nice guys.


This is a compilation CD, so I am not going to name all 20
some odd musicians.

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