Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Number 442 - Bush

Number 442



Genre: Alt Rock
......Bad Bush....................Good Bush........................Lonely Bush

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looking for bush
So, how many people from Alabama watched their night skies on October 14th, 2008 waiting for the UFO of all time? Don't know what I'm talking about? Check this article out and then google the name "Blossom Goodchild" or, if you need a real "Shitz n Giggles" moment, check out the youtube video. I guess Blossom will be seeking a new profession soon, well thats my prediction and i bet my prediction will be a lot more accurate than hers! Oh and don't be surprised if B Goodchild releases a statement that the UFO's did indeed arrive but disguised as clouds. Because face it, they have the technology. [yeah right]
we need to change our band name guys
Led by guitarist/vocalist Gavin Rossdale, Bush became the first post-Nirvana British band to hit it big in America. Of course, they became a hit by playing by the grunge rules -- they had loud guitars, guttural vocals, stop-start rhythms, and extreme dynamics. Formed in late 1992 by Rossdale, Bush landed an American record deal before they had a British label. Sixteen Stone, their debut album produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley (producers of early-'80s hits by Madness and Elvis Costello, among others), was released in late 1994 by Interscope Records. By the end of December, Bush's "Everything Zen" video had landed in MTV's Buzz Bin and the album began to take off; by spring of 1995, the record had gone gold, despite a stack of bad reviews. By that time, the band was successful enough in the U.S. to land a British record deal, although they weren't able to match their American success in the U.K.
I cant afford sleeves
Over the course of 1995, Sixteen Stone became a major hit in the U.S., with "Little Things" reaching number four on the modern rock charts in the spring; later that year "Comedown" and "Glycerine" both reached number one on the modern rock charts, as well as crossing over into the pop Top 40. Despite their success, Bush received scathing reviews from the press and many alternative rock insiders who believed the group was manufactured. To counter such charges, the band asked Steve Albini -- notorious for his abrasive productions for not only Pixies, Nirvana, and PJ Harvey, but also countless indie bands -- to helm its second album. The resulting album, Razorblade Suitcase, was released in time for the Christmas season of 1996. Razorblade Suitcase was greeted with mixed reviews that were nevertheless more positive than those surrounding Sixteen Stone, and the album entered the U.S. charts at number one, as well as made some headway in the U.K. However, by the spring of 1997, the album had stalled somewhat, producing only one major hit in "Swallowed," and reaching only double platinum status.
Mr & Mrs Bush
Deconstructed, a collection of electronic remixes, appeared in late 1997, and in the fall of 1999 Bush returned with The Science of Things. In late 2001, they went back to basics with the guitar-driven album Golden State. Although it didn't storm the charts like previous albums, fans still supported Bush, as was evidenced by their sold-out tour across North America. During this time, Helmet guitarist Chris Traynor was added as a touring member. Shifts within the band, however, took a sharp turn several months later when founding member Nigel Pulsford announced his departure in May. Pulsford, who had started a solo career as well as a new family, left without much drama and disapproval. Traynor stepped in to fill his shoes, but the tour would still be Bush's last, and they ultimately disbanded in 2002. Rossdale returned to music in 2004 with a new project, Institute, and issued a solo album in 2008. ~ [Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide]
Why the name Bush????

The group chose the name "Bush" because they used to live in Shepherd's Bush, London. In Canada, they were once known as Bushx, because the 1970s band Bush, led by Domenic Troiano, owned the Canadian rights to the name. In April 1997, it was announced that Troiano had agreed to let them use the name Bush in Canada without the exponent x, in exchange for donating $20,000 each to the Starlight Children's Foundation and the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund.

and wtf is Glycerine??

"Glycerine" is the fourth single from post-grunge band Bush's debut album Sixteen Stone. Bush had increasing popularity in the United States with the band's singles doing well in America. With the third single "Comedown," Bush reached number one on the Modern Rock Tracks chart for two weeks. "Glycerine" did the same. It was also their biggest pop hit, peaking at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100. The video for "Glycerine" was notable for being shot in a very short time period when the band was on tour in the United States. The video was shot so quickly because the band's visas had expired. In spite of being very simple and unadorned, the video was highly acclaimed and won several awards, including the MTV Video Music Award - Viewer's Choice from the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards. The song is also well known for being performed live, solo, by Gavin Rossdale, during a heavy storm at the 1996 MTV Spring Break. Footage of the performance was put into video rotation by MTV. ~ [Source: Wikipedia] - yea, but what is Glycerine?
Glycerol is a chemical compound also commonly called glycerin or glycerine. It is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is widely used in pharmaceutical formulations. Glycerol is a sugar alcohol, and is sweet-tasting and of low toxicity. Glycerol has three hydrophilic hydroxyl groups that are responsible for its solubility in water and its hygroscopic nature. Its surface tension is 64.00 mN/m at 20 °C , and it has a temperature coefficient of -0.0598 mN/(m K). The glycerol substructure is a central component of many lipids. ~ [Source: Wikipedia] wish i didn't ask now
For more Bush see Mellow Mix Vol 1 #054
For Nirvana see Number 480
For Madness see Number 794
For Elvis Costello see Number 876
What does Rolling Stone think about Bush?
Bush was the grunge heartthrob of 1995, an unlikely blend of punk guitars, perfect cheekbones, and the shakiest American accents to cross the Atlantic since Tim Roth in Reservoir Dogs. Nobody gave a toss for these Londoners at home, but millions of Americans inhaled the teen-spirit aroma emanating from lead singer Gavin Rossdale, a grunge sexpot with eyelashes you could hang Christmas tree ornaments on. Gavin had a bruised, boyish ache in his voice that made him sound gorgeously tormented, while his band plowed efficiently through the loud-quiet-loud Seattle songbook. Hipsters complained that Bush was just a mishmash of Nirvana and Pearl Jam, but if we had had any idea how much uglier rock radio was about to get, we all would have appreciated Bush for the excellent singles band it was, especially "Glycerine," "Mouth," and "Machinehead." "Swallowed," from the Steve Albini production Razorblade Suitcase, remains one of the '90s' great forgotten hits, an anguished power ballad wherein Gavin yowls, "I'm here with everyone/And you're not." The hits stopped coming, but Rossdale remained in the public eye as one of the few male rock stars of his time to trade on sex rather than violence, while also serving as elbow candy for No Doubt's Gwen Stefani. ~ [Source: The New Rolling Stone Album Guide]
For Pearl Jam see Number 505 & MM Vol 1 #116
For No Doubt see Number 614
Rolling Stone magazine deemed their '442nd Song of all Time' was "Keep a Knockin'" by Little Richard. Little Richard has not appeared in The Definitive 1000.
Other songs with reference to Bush #614
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (Fake british Nirvana clones!) the Album ranked at (Even tho the album is pretty cool)
This song has a crowbarred rating of 77.3 out of 108
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