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Throwing Copper
     

Throwing Copper

4.8 16
by Live
 
On Throwing Copper, Live tightened their sound, added crashing crescendos for dramatic effect, and injected some anger into their sound and songwriting. They also eased up a bit on the Eastern philosophy; the result is a more cohesive, memorable record overall, and quite an improvement from the sometimes overly precious Mental

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On Throwing Copper, Live tightened their sound, added crashing crescendos for dramatic effect, and injected some anger into their sound and songwriting. They also eased up a bit on the Eastern philosophy; the result is a more cohesive, memorable record overall, and quite an improvement from the sometimes overly precious Mental Jewelry. And for all of Mental Jewelry's ideologies, Throwing Copper is ultimately a more passionate and successful album, thanks to tracks like "I Alone," "Selling the Drama," and "All Over You," all of which received heavy radio play. The rebirth-themed "Lightning Crashes," the album's biggest hit, was written in memory of Barbara Lewis, a classmate who was killed by a drunk driver in 1993. Other standouts include the Kurt Cobain/Courtney Love-inspired "Stage," the apocalyptic "White, Discussion," the bass-driven, obsessive "Iris," and the dark "Dam at Otter Creek." Of course, Ed Kowalczyk couldn't resist throwing in a song like "T.B.D." (for the Tibetan Book of the Dead), based on Aldous Huxley's slow descent into death, aided by heroin. Its melodrama is a bit much, even for Live, and is just a sign of things to come on their next album, Secret Samadhi. But Throwing Copper is still a huge improvement from Mental Jewelry, and is the least overtly preachy Live album to date.

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Release Date:
04/26/1994
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811099725
catalogNumber:
10997
Rank:
14074

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Throwing Copper 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's one of the greatest Albums I've ever heard. Lyrics are great. Covers are great. The whole CD is perfect. Check out 'lightning crashes'. I think it's the best song on this Album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The tracks of this cd just send clills down my back and are so emotionally intense.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Live is a very good band. I particularly like Lightning Crashes. Most people might have heard the former's chorus, so a lot of people in the US know a sing from Live. So if you go and buy it, you won't be disapointed!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Live is often described as being "pseudo-grunge" and although I am a huge fan of grunge, I think that there style is much more mature than that. This album displays their musicianship and is my favorite of the ones they have done. Plus, it's just great to listen to!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The work as a whole is great. The lyrics to Lightning Crashes are very circular and are in concert with my beliefs about life. The lyrics are similar to Happiness Runs by Donovan, only deeper.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is the one that caught my attention. i have not heard the other cd's from Live because i love this one so much that i won't stop listening to it long enough to get one of the other ones!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
'I Alone' is my favourite song of all time. It's worth buying the album just for that, although the rest of it is pretty brilliant too. So go forth, spend your money and buy! Throw away your coppers on this and you won't be sorry!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been such a huge fan of Live and I didnt even know it. The radio has played their stuff for a REALLY long time and Im always like "who are these songs by?" Finally my friend comes over and she brings this cd and she said "you will know some of the songs that are on here." im like i hardly know them but sure enough she was right. so I of course had to burn it and now having this cd and knowing who sings these songs make me feel sooo HAPPY. This is one of my favorite cds. Thank you chelsea!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It rules. Enough said.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If there is one title that any music lover should have in their collection, this is it. Catchy music makes you wish there were more tracks, and the lyrics are amazing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think this cd is rather good. and the cover has got a cool picture. very good cd here
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