July 19, 2010

Thrice - Come All You Weary

"Come all you weary, with your heavy loads.

Lay down your burdens find rest for your souls

My yoke is easy, my burden is kind,

I’ll take yours upon me and you can take mine…

…find rest for your souls.”

I feel as though I am a completely biased listener to this song.  I have been a huge fan of Thrice for a long time and may be in the minority here when I say that they have continued to excel and improve with each album.  

I recently got into a fight about the fans at Thrice shows who yell out “Play Deadbolt” or “T&C” which basically are two back catalogue songs that consist of thrashing guitars and screaming vocals…not my usual cup-o-tea when it comes to music.  I explained to this “fan” that the band looks at these songs as not representative of their current lives and don’t enjoy playing them anymore.  Playing these songs from the past is like asking a college graduate to enjoy the same hobbies he did when he was in middle school.  Our conversation ended when he said I was on my “high horse” and “one of those people” who likes bands who are “scene.” 

I am just so scene that my favorite song by Thrice is one that sounds like Bob Dylan stealing the slide guitar player from his son’s band, while being exiled to Riker’s Island while serving a jail sentence for failing at love.  Very scene…

I challenge this “fan” to find anything, by any current band or from Thrice’s back catalogue that has a 1/4 amount of the soul and dexterity that this song has. 

"…rest for your souls…"

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    Being an old school Thrice fan myself, seeing them change through their 7 albums shows musical and intelletual...
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