Tool – Vicarious

Tool Time Post 100:           The Outer Limits

Music video Updated to HD 720P

The band has released nine music videos but made personal appearances in only the first two, which the band states is to prevent people from “latching onto the personalities involved rather than listening to the music.” With the exception of “Hush” and “Vicarious“, all of Tool’s music videos feature stop motion animation to some extent. The videos are created primarily by Adam Jones, often in collaboration with artists such as Chet ZarAlex Grey,and Osseus Labyrint.

The “Sober” music video in particular attracted much attention. Jones explained that it doesn’t contain a storyline, but that his intentions were to summon personal emotions with its imagery. Rolling Stone described this imagery by stating that, in the video, “evil little men dwell in a dark dungeon with meat coursing through pipes in the wall” and called it a “groundbreaking”, “epic” clip. Billboard voted it “Best Video By A New Artist”.

The video for “Vicarious” was released on DVD on December 18, 2007. The video is also notable because it is the first Tool video to be produced entirely through the use of CGI.

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Tool animation video Sober

Where am I someone pinch me!  Now HD!

The band Tool was introduced to me by my good friend Casey and he knows of some heavy rock bands.

This vid blew my mind they have made 9 altogether and watching any of the animations depicted here is a trip of its own like something out of the Outer Limits.

Always Enjoy The Show

Tool:

Is an American progressive metal band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in 1990, the group’s line-up has included drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones, and vocalist Maynard James Keenan. Since 1995, Justin Chancellor has been the band’s bassist, replacing their original bassist Paul D’Amour. Tool has won three Grammy Awards, performed worldwide tours, and produced albums topping the charts in several countries.

Tool emerged with a heavy metal sound on their first studio album Undertow in 1993, and later became a dominant act in the alternative metal movement with the release of their second effort,Ænima, in 1996. Their efforts to unify musical experimentation, visual arts, and a message of personal evolution continued with Lateralus (2001) and the most recent album 10,000 Days (2006), gaining the band critical acclaim and success around the world.

Due to Tool’s incorporation of visual arts and relatively long and complex releases, the band is generally described as a style-transcending act and part of progressive rock and art rock. The relationship between the band and today’s music industry is ambivalent, at times marked by censorship and the band members’ insistence on privacy.

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Beam me to the Holodeck

United we stand, Divided we fall

Is a phrase that has been used in mottos, from nations and states to songs. The basic concept is that unless the people are united, it is easy to destroy them. This is a counter to the maxim divide and rule.

The first attributed use in modern times is to John Dickinson in his revolutionary war song The Liberty Song. In the song, first published in the Boston Gazette in July 1768, he wrote: “Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall!” This was also said by George Washington at the time of the start of the Constitution.

Patrick Henry used the phrase in his last public speech, given in March 1799, in which he denounced The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions. Clasping his hands and swaying unsteadily, Henry declaimed, “Let us trust God, and our better judgment to set us right hereafter. United we stand, divided we fall. Let us not split into factions which must destroy that union upon which our existence hangs.” At the end of his oration, Henry fell into the arms of bystanders and was carried almost lifeless into a nearby tavern. Two months afterward, he had died.

Popular culture

The lyrics “United we stand, divided we fall” are featured in the song “United We Stand” performed by The Brotherhood of Man (written by Tony Hiller and Peter Simons). This song was also performed by Sonny and Cher and Elton John.

Also, in the song Hey You performed and written by the band Pink Floyd, a similar term with the same meaning, “Together we stand, divided we fall”, is used.

Wilbert Harrison used the similar “Together we’ll stand, Divided we’ll fall” in his song Let’s Work Together.

In the Sum 41 song “Confusion And Frustration In Modern Times”, the phrase “Divided we stand, Together we fall” is used. New York Hardcore punk band Agnostic Front use the lyrics “United we stand, divided we fall, Gotta gotta go” in their song “Gotta Go”, which was featured on Punk-O-Rama Vol. 3. Punk band Smoke or Fire also used the reverse lyric “United we stand, divided we’ll fall” in their song “What Separates Us All”, from their 2007 album This Sinking Ship.

The dutch band Heideroosjes use the lyrics in their song “Time is Ticking Away”. It is also used in The Dropkick Murphys “Boy’s on the Docks”. The 3rd Mission in Operation flashpoint Dragon rising is called “United we stand”. A slightly different version is mentioned by the heavy metal band Judas Priest in his song “United” (“united we stand, united we never shall fall”). 3T also used the exact words on their debut album Brotherhood, the song entitled Brotherhood too.

The reverse was also used by Def Leppard in the song When Love & Hate Collide, “..divided we stand, baby, united we fall”.