Nobody saw this coming
October 12, 2023 at 8:24 pm #50594October 15, 2023 at 1:26 am #50672
One of the best reactions yet by a guy who only knew The Warning from their Enter Sandman video of 10 years ago. Talk about a blown mind!October 21, 2023 at 4:37 pm #50819
Paulina’s getting well-deserved recognition. She’s not Neil Peart-level yet, but she’s got plenty of time to be working on it.October 21, 2023 at 5:04 pm #50820
If you go to The Warning – America’s Facebook page and go to Media>Photos there are two or three hundred great photos of the girls. Here are but a few. BTW, the group shot is of the girls posing with the members of Band Maid, one of the groups the idolize(?)…well, love and appreciate:October 22, 2023 at 8:03 am #50845
Two new songs from The Warning. These videos will have to do until more professional music videos are released:
Sick:October 22, 2023 at 5:56 pm #50855October 27, 2023 at 2:10 am #50935
An intelligent review by a guy my age of the song “When I’m Alone.”October 28, 2023 at 5:44 am #50942
I watched most of his TW reviews already and decided to not listen to the rest. If I remember correctly, he says too much that’s just not relevant to me, e.g. what he did that day? But it does appeal to 17k subscribers and he sounds like a nice guy.
Here’s an example of a guy who was “in the biz” and has friends and associates in the biz that he presents The Warning (and other bands) to for their first time.
In this case, the Guns N’ Roses guest was first introduced to a TW song recorded when they were still kids, and to be honest, their performance was one of the least impressive ones I’ve seen from TW. It did not impress the guest. But the video below was the second TW song shown to him, Choke, and he was very impressed. This reaction was only eight months ago, so I’m thinking this might even have been the impetus for the first intro of TW to Guns N’ Roses, which TW opened for in September.
I skip to just before the reaction, so restart it from the beginning if you want to watch the whole thing.
I listened to a few seconds each of the live recordings of their new songs, and chose to just wait for better recordings. (I did read from a fan that the HYCD song was written by Dany as homework for when TW was at Berklee College of Music.)October 28, 2023 at 4:24 pm #50945
I agree that he does too much of the nonmusical stuff, so I just got in the habit of zooming forward to where he starts to talk about the band, plays the viddy, and then talks about it.
So, if Dany wrote the song back when she was in the Berklee summer program, she would have been something like 15 y/o at the time. Amazing. Sounds like it will turn out to be one of their best songs so far, though at less than three minutes, they need to expand it a bit.
Have you noticed that most of their material (just about all of it, actually) is radio play length at about 3.5-4 or so minutes long? I do like that.
Lately, I’ve been comparing them in my comments to the two other great rock trios that come to mind, Cream and Rush. They have far more stage presence than Cream ever did and are far more interesting to watch. And while Rush is next level compared to TW in terms of sheer musicianship, and writes far more complex and nuanced material from the musicological standpoint, neither Rush nor Cream is so proficient at writing songs with memorable lines or melodies. Hooks, earworms.
I don’t think anyone sings Cream or Rush songs to themselves in the shower or while folding the laundry.
As for Rush, when it comes to musicianship, they are on everyone’s short list of best bands of all time viewed from the instrumental mastery POV. I wonder at how three musical prodigies found each other and formed a band in Toronto across Lake Erie from Cleveland. But these things happen. Muse (another astonishingly talented band and one that inspires TW) formed in a far more small and obscure town you likely have never heard of before: Teignmouth in Devonshire. At least, TW has the excuse they grew up togetherl. LOLOctober 31, 2023 at 8:19 am #51030
I knew Cream was special, but didn’t get deep into them. Even less so for Rush. I might still get into those rabbit holes. I appreciate three piece bands more now. I’m avoiding Muse and other super-skilled bands, even Polyphia, as talented as they are, I listen in awe to the mechanics, but while feeling the music less.
I like this voice-focused reviewer, also knowing how to keep it short and sweet. 8:45 long, on a fraction of a TW song when they’re young, and a full version of it when they’re older. (She really hit the nail on the head when she reviewed Hi Ren. Hey Reg, are you by chance partial to redheads?)October 31, 2023 at 4:16 pm #51036
I like this voice-focused reviewer, also knowing how to keep it short and sweet. 8:45 long, on a fraction of a TW song when they’re young, and a full version of it when they’re older. (She really hit the nail on the head when she reviewed Hi Ren.
I love this reviewer. When I first started paying attention to music reactions, she was one of the first. I love her Scottish(?) accent and her general attitude and enthusiasm. She’s one of the few I’d genuinely love to take to dinner, though she’d probably talk almost nonstop, which would be just wonderful.November 13, 2023 at 2:44 am #51311
Interesting take on what makes The Warning great. They aren’t the best musicians in rock (they themselves admit to idolizing Muse and Band Maid, and I’d be surprised if we couldn’t add Rush to the list as well). No, their secret sauce is their songwriting which obviously comes from the heart and expresses a l0t of reflection and deep thought about issues.
This reviewer is a professional psychologist and fan and her analysis comes from this unique perspective.November 13, 2023 at 3:56 am #51314
Pau of The Warning singing a heartbreaking song called Breathe. The only official video is the lyric video, but I’m not complaining. It’s also got the best audio.November 13, 2023 at 5:28 pm #51319
I found a site, SongTell, that interprets/explains (maybe even speculates) about the meanings of song lyrics. Of many artists, not just The Warning.
Here is what it says about the song Breathe (prior post):
The song “Breathe” by The Warning is a reflective piece exploring the idea of feeling overwhelmed and struggling to keep your head above water in the midst of challenging circumstances. In the first verse, the singer describes feeling trapped in cold water that’s slowly suffocating her, despite hoping that it would provide some comfort.
The second verse reveals that the narrator is alone and unable to call for help, feeling her isolation acutely as she contemplates the possibility of disappearing entirely. The chorus reflects the singer’s emotional state, highlighting her desire to feel okay, even if it means experiencing some pain as part of the process.
In the final verse, the singer acknowledges her efforts to remain afloat but recognizes that something is dragging her down. Despite begging herself to breathe, she feels as though there’s nothing within reach to help her find her footing, leaving her feeling helpless and alone. Overall, the song speaks to the emotional weight of feeling overwhelmed and isolated, while also emphasizing the importance of striving for survival amidst difficult circumstances.November 15, 2023 at 11:46 pm #51378
The Warning band remember their first 10 years.
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