Puscifer - "v" Is For Viagra, The Vagina Remixes
This is a very hard review to write. Setting aside all pre-concieved notions of who Maynard Keenan is and what he should sound like, it's still hard to review. This is far from what I'd call a worthwhile album. I wasn't too pleased with "V Is For Vagina" to begin with, and now we get mostly technoized versions of songs that already sounded like remixes of other people's material to begin with, with MJK using an extremely out-of-sorts baritone over top. A couple of these tracks improve on the originals, but with originals that weren't so great to begin with. So what you're left with is...not much of anything, really.
The only two tracks worth mentioning as good are the "Hungover and Hostile in Hanover" mix of "Drunk With Power" and the "Guns for Hire" mix of "Dozo". Other than these fine numbers, there's nothing here. Techno versions of so-so songs. I want to spend the majority of this review questioning Maynard's want to do such trivial shit, and I am willing to chalk this whole Puscifer project up as a mid-career life-crisis or something. But c'mon, dude, this isn't what people listen to you for, and they're not going to start. If there's one person out there who didn't know of Tool or A Perfect Ciecle before hearing Puscifer, and claims to be a big fan of theirs and especially the vocals of Maynard Keenan, I think I'd just about crap my pants.
Which would resemble this disc. Get those two goodies from itunes, they'd make great additions to certain playlists. Otherwise, unless you're one of those Tools who follows everything Maynard does as gospel, you can safely avoid V Is For Viagra.
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on 2008-08-21 X_NaStY Said:
I'm pretty disappointed with Puscifier in general.I wish he'd just focus on Tool or A Perfect Circle. I doubt there will be another Perfect Circle album though. And it took forever to get 10000 days from Tool, I guess I'll have to get my Maynard Keenan fix from old school Tool.