You'll Rebel to Anything [Expanded]by Mindless Self Indulgence
Had the Mael brothers from Sparks grown up on speed and death metal, slept on pins and needles nightly, and had Rob Zombie for their music teacher, they might have released an album as tense, strident, and freakishly fun as You'll Rebel to Anything. Mindless Self Indulgence's lead singer, Jimmy Urine, is a helium-voiced campy word-twister like Russell Mael, but he's never met a cuss word he didn't like, isn't afraid to destroy a Rush song, and is not as much smart as smartass. Cool couplets like "I like my coffee black/Just like my metal" have made him the darling of fun goths, but on You'll Rebel to Anything his band -- which has always been very good -- is now fantastic, matching Urine punch for punch, whip snap for whip snap, and twist for turn. This is a furiously twitchy record with a million things going on at once, all put through a glitchy, stuttering blender. Sure, there are those straight-fingered bar chords the industrial metal set love so much, but there's also a ton of bright, ping-ponging synth notes and a near Plunderphonics style of editing things down to short bursts that would make the quickest thrash band go "wow." Plus, you'd have to listen to 20 prog rock albums to get as many time changes and you can bet they wouldn't have any lyrics as youthfully exuberant as "I'm not educated/Extra caffeinated/I just masturbated." You'll Rebel is for the rebellious teenager and the rebelliously teenaged at heart, but rarely does such irreverence, irresponsibility, and ire come dressed in a sound so thrilling. The album is solid enough to raise MSI above the black nail polish set's best-kept secret, and if all this trashy flipping the bird sounds too Insane Clown Posse, too Marilyn Manson, know that the bassist from those barometers of taste Interpol is a big fan. He probably appreciates snarling loud party music with an extra helping of outlandish, so take the stick out of your you-know-what and join him. [Metropolis' expanded 2008 edition included four bonus tracks.]
- Release Date:
- Metropolis Records
Performance CreditsMindless Self Indulgence Primary Artist
Jorden Haley Composite
Righ? Steve Guitar
Technical CreditsSlick Rick Composer
Douglas Davis Composer
Pye Dubois Composer
Doug E. Fresh Composer
Geddy Lee Composer
Alex Lifeson Composer
Neil Peart Composer
Machine Audio Production
James Galus Arranger,Producer,Audio Production,Management,Cover Photo
Sal Mormando Engineer
Sean "S Dot" Francis Marketing
Jorden Haley Illustrations
Jake Szufnarowski Art Conception
Jimmy Urine Programming,Audio Production
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i just bought this CD about a half hour ago, and it's already blowing me away. good for all people who want to find something a little different
Mindless Self Indulgence is the most talentless band i have ever heard. They absolutely suck
This is one of my favorite albums of all time. From start to finish its perfect. I love the fast paced energetic songs they do. I highly recommend buying this CD.
I demand you to buy this cd today now it is worth it. Every song on the cd is good. From start to finish you'll love it!
Okay, I really liked a few tracks off this album, but for the most part I didn't like the rest of the cd. The singing style is actualy refreshing and very fun to listen to. I actually think the videos are where the band shines. The Video for "Bitches", and for "Shut me Up" are just great. But I'm not one for rap/rock, and that's what this album is mostly about. For the "fan of good Music", What the hell is wrong with you? You have listed Iron Madien? You would rather listen to that crap then to MSI? You are not smart, and people like you make my head hurt.
as a long time supporter of the kids in msi, i appreciate urine ripping on....everyone, themselves and myself included. the use of old-school atari/techo bits is fantastic. this is easily the darkest album ive ever heard by them, the humor bites and i LIKE it. anyone into linkin park needs to burn all the cd's and posters they own and convert now. if not DIE.
i love this band. they rock my world. this is a must have if your an msi fan and if your not you got to get it and love it. rock on yo.