Posted by SWAY on May 06, 1999 at 18:39:52:
In Reply to: Newsflash!!~~~Emotional Rescue is better than Voodoo Lounge posted by Lord Voodoo on May 06, 1999 at 14:28:39:
: Third, we must examine the cover art. Emotional Rescue has that distorted negative picture thing going on which is really cool to look at. Voodoo Lounge has that Funky dude dancing. Both covers can be called cool. Therefore no album wins the art debate.
: Fourth, we must examine the names of the songs. Unfortunately, there is not a good name for a song on the entire album ER. The only cool words are Emotional Rescue, and oddly enough, they don't work as a song, they only work as an album name. Apparently, the band figured that if they used all common sounding words for their song names, that it would look cool. It was an idea that failed. Thus, ER has shitty names for all of the songs. Upon examination of VL, it is also clear that there are no good song names either. Apparently, the band figured that if they choose cool words for all of the songs, it would look cool. This also backfired. We are again left with shitty song names.
: As you can see, ER is the clear cut, hands down winner. All subsequent arguments must be made with the idea that the argument is in fact in support of Don Was.
I agree that ER is a better album.
The cover art is heat sensitive photography; it is much more interesting than the VL cover art. It can take a while to figure out who is who. It definately deserves some prolonged inspection
he title is more than the juxtaposition of two cool sounding words.
If anyone is in need of an "Emotional Rescue" it's a "poor girl in a rich man's house.." Where did all the cynicism go in VL, and SW??? The Stones' cynicism is the best part of their lyrics. Sweethearts together?? Please!!
Although Slipping Away has a cynical feel to it. At any rate, the Stones are at their best when they are engaging in bad behavior!! Maybe they'll write some really bitter and cynical songs in light of the current issues, ie. divorce, low slow sales in Britian, young boys killing eachother...etc., etc.
Post a Followup