Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Number 669 - 3 Doors Down


Number 669

3 Doors Down

"Kryptonite"

(2000)
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Genre:Alt Rock
Creed and Nickelback for some strange reason cop a lot of hatred from many people, why? who knows exactly ... but all the hatred i have read about those 2 bands recently is never about their artistic capabilities rather more about the respective lead singers than anything else (which is just stupid really). I just hope 3 Doors Down never fall into this category and i am sure Brad Arnold would never let himself be more vocal than just the band he sings for.
Hailing from the small town of Escatawpa, MS, near Biloxi, 3 Doors Down forged a major-label contract using popular live shows and the reputation of a single song. Their hit, "Kryptonite," generated unprecedented buzz at local radio station WCPR in Biloxi, helping to make them hometown favorites and enabling them to draw relatively large crowds to their local live shows, which consequently, helped them extend their range beyond Mississippi and the deep south to internationally famous clubs like New York's CBGB's
Originally a trio consisting of vocalist and drummer , guitarist and bassist , the band soon added guitarist and retained a studio drummer so that could come forward and sing live. The CBGB's show brought them to the attention of Republic Records, a subsidiary of Universal, which issued the band's major-label debut, The Better Life, in early 2000. Away From the Sun arrived in November 2002 - it debuted at number eight on the Billboard Top 200 and soon went gold. toured steadily throughout 2003 and 2004 in support of Away From the Sun, and issued the live EP Another 700 Miles in November 2003 as a holdover between studio efforts. The group returned with the LP Seventeen Days in early 2005. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and went platinum in its first week of release. ~ [Stacia Proefrock]
What does Rolling Stone think about 3 Doors Down?
When VH1 gets around to I Feel a Bit Queasy About the Early 2000s, they should save a moment for 3 Doors Down. The Mississippi group scored a 2000 hit with "Kryptonite," a neurotic ditty that took a killer guitar hook from the Smiths ("What Difference Does It Make?") and Superman imagery from the Spin Doctors. It sounded like everything else rock radio was playing in 2000, except a little catchier than Vertical Horizon. 3 Doors Down say they call their new album Seventeen Days because that's how long they spent writing the songs. But there's no reason to think it would be any better if they'd spent eighteen or even nineteen days. This is corporate rock the way they used to do it five years ago -- meek, whiny, duller than a donkey's ass.
3 Doors Down try to get heavier this time, but they still can't decide who they want to be when they grow up: Metallica or Matchbox Twenty. So they combine the sappy sides of both bands into mush such as "Never Will I Break." Brad Arnold wails in his basso profundo about how his ladies don't understand him, but they probably just get him confused with the guy from Creed. "Landing in London" is an old-fashioned road song: "L.A.'s gettin' kinda crazy/New York's gettin' kinda cold," Arnold moans, as violins sob behind him. Bob Seger makes a one-line cameo, for some reason. Anyone psyched for a Crazy Town comeback? ~ [Source RS-ROB SHEFFIELD]
Just ignore them people, for little do they know
For Spin Doctors see Number 963
For Vertical Horizon see Number 697
For Matchbox 20 see Number 781
For Creed visit Mellow Mix Vol 1 #048
For Nickelback visit Mellow Mix Vol 1 #057 & #034
For Metallica see Number 484
For more Metallica visit Mellow Mix Vol 1 #033
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (Why have 3 Doors when there is only ONE "The Doors" you will ever need?) And The Album ranked at Number (Thats like having a group called "3 Zeppelins Down"!)
(No, im sure there is only one of those going down Mr R Stone)
This song has a crowbarred rating of 69.6 out of 108
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