Discussion in 'Album Chat' started by SlowCrates, Jun 5, 2019.
Hate the song, hate the flow, hate it live. Theyve fucked it up so many times too
The only thing Juan Bond has going for it is nostalgia. Back when it was this wild rare track we had to listen to in .rm or similar format, it seemed like a crazy breakneck speed song.
But now we should be able to see it for what it is - the 311 song equivalent of when car dealers need to cram everything into a small window for a radio ad.
2:04 to the end of of Juan Bond is good shit. It's a lower tier Blue Album–era song, but the swagger is there. I enjoy it.
I guess we just write waiting completely off?
i love juan bond.
As a song, I've always been utterly indifferent on Waiting. But in the annals of 311 velveeta lyrics, it barely even registers.
Nick's chorus in Starshines has made me cringe for over 20 years now. Good song, horrible chorus (lyric-wise).
To me, 311 isn't about the lyrics, it's the total package. I go to bands like Counting Crows if I want something deep and meaningful...or Neil Young. With 311 I just want to rock out although they do put together some solid lyrics from time to time.
the chorus in Starshines works for me because of the contrast with SA's doom laden closing verses.
We're gonna have some new material in here, yeah?
Here is one from Charge it Up. "Sneaking in subtle, between a kick and a cuddle, come back in a huddle, naturally."
Very terrible writing. The word "cuddle" should have never made it close to a 311 song.
I like it. Cuddle works for me here because a cuddle is soft and sometimes even less than subtle, while a kick is typically hard and obvious. They don't work at first glance, but based on "sneaking in subtle," I think it's fine writing. It's not A tier by any means, but it's not "smoking that good weed" either.