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Moby's Animal Rights album
Old 15th December 2006
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Moby's Animal Rights album

Hadn't listening to this album in a long time. It's really pretty rocking and aggressive and entirely a departure from his more popular works. You might be surprised. Though, changing the lyric in "That's When I Reach For My Revolver" wasn't really necessary?

Anyone else care for this one?
Old 15th December 2006
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Changing the lyric?!?!
Old 15th December 2006
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From Wikipedia:

The album's first single, "That's When I Reach For My Revolver," was subject to some controversy. The original version by Mission of Burma read in part, "Tonight the sky is empty/But that is nothing new/Its dead eyes look upon us/And they tell me we're nothing but slaves." Moby changed the lyrics, whether intentionally or not; his most noticeable change was in the third line above, replacing it with "Instead they look upon us." The result was that he replaced a statement of agnosticism with a baffling non sequitur, though the change went generally unnoticed.

Controversy erupted when both the BBC and MTV asked Moby to change the lyrics to the song's title line "That's When I Reach For My Revolver" - Moby rerecorded the song as "That's When I Realize It's Over" so it would air. Fans of the original were outraged; Moby defended himself, saying he didn't consider the change in lyrics to be very important. Oddly, one of the album's "last minute maxims" is "freedom of speech is absolute and inviolate."
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"animal rights album"?

nice gimmick.
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Good album though. And I'm really not much of a Moby listener. I don't think the lyrics really have much to do about animal rights per se, but he has some essays in the liner notes that are more political from what I recall. I think most people wouldn't recognize it as Moby.
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generally regarded as one of the biggest flops in the modern era?
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Flop or not, I think it's actually a pretty good and sonically interesting album. There are some thin-sounding (maybe DI'ed ) guitars that normally I wouldn't like, but they work here.
Old 16th December 2006
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Originally Posted by jebjerome View Post
Flop or not, I think it's actually a pretty good and sonically interesting album. There are some thin-sounding (maybe DI'ed ) guitars that normally I wouldn't like, but they work here.
Haven't heard it so I'll take your word for it.

At least you didn't say "socially interesting album". That would've been terribly gauche.
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