Everything you ever wanted to know about the new Elastic No-No Band album
MY 3 ADDICTIONS, but never bothered to ask.

Wednesday

Yeah, but why a concept album? Isn't that something wanky prog bands make?

While admittedly the term "concept album" brings to mind double-albums that tell a story that makes no sense (like Genesis's Lamb Lies Down on Broadway or Pink Floyd's The Wall) or single albums that tell a story that makes no sense (like Styx's Kilroy Was Here) or albums that suck (like anything Insane Clown Posse has ever done -- The Dark Carnival???), My 3 Addictions is different.

My 3 Addictions is inspired by the far-less-shitty-than-ICP concept albums of Willie Nelson: Red Headed Stranger and most specifcally Phases and Stages. Phases and Stages was a uniquely 70s kind of album, in that its concept hinged on the split between sides one and two on the record. Listening to the album on CD these days doesn't completely wreck the concept, but it's less cool. You see, Phases and Stages is a break-up album. And side one is all songs from the woman's point of view, while side two (the slightly lengthier side, it's worth noting) is from the man's.

My 3 Addictions, in a similar vein, consists of three sections, as introduced by the title song:
Part 1: Food
Part 2: Movies
Part 3: Girls Who... (well, we don't want to wreck all the surprises)

Each section is introduced by a reprise of the theme song, kind of like the "Phases and Stages" theme that pops up again and again throughout that album.

1 comment:

brook said...

THE DARK CARNIVAL WILL OVERTAKE YOUR THREE ADDICTIONS. GIVE IN TO THE WICKED CALLIOPE BEATS AND BREAKS.