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Call The Doctor

Sleater-Kinney Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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1. Call The Doctor
2. Hubcap
3. Little Mouth
4. Anonymous
5. Stay Where You Are
6. Good Things
7. I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone
8. Taking Me Home
9. Taste Test
10. My Stuff
11. I'm Not Waiting
12. Heart Attack

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Sleater-Kinney's musical manifesto is a wake-up call to not only the old boy network, but to young women who find themselves increasingly at odds with it. Helmed by Corin Tucker (Heaven's To Betsy) and Carrie Brownstein (Excuse 17), this trio is not only furious and formidable, but genuinely significant. On a musical landscape populated by open sewers like The 7 Mary Bush Pilots Idiot-Grunge Revival or Hootie's Home for the Terminally Bland and Sensitive, Tucker's spine-shivering voice shrieking "I wanna be your Joey Ramone / Pictures of me on your bedroom door" cracks through the narcotic haze of mediocrity like a rat tail on a bare bottom. When she declares herself "The Queen of Rock & Roll," I'm inclined to smile and think "If only." Cultural importance aside, this rocks. Their eerily dead-on Sonic Youth snippet in "I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone" had me checking the credits for a Kim Gordon cameo, while "Little Mouth," "Stay Where You Are" and the incendiary title track are some of the most raging chunks of punk found around these parts since Greg Sage shook the rain off his rubbers. More than recommended: required. --John Chandler

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5.0 out of 5 stars Call The Doctor . April 11 2004
Format:Audio CD
1. Call the Doctor (An "Okay" song.).
2. Hubcap (I love this song. They did a really good job on they're high notes.).
3. Little Mouth (Corin is just screaming in this song.).
4. Anonymous (A very fun song. Nothing you wanna hear before you go to bed.).
5. Stay Where You Are (An nice song if you wanna hear all three of them sing.).
6. Good Things (I really like this song "It's A Dumb Song, But I'll Right It Anyway".).
7. I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone (They screamed a lot in this one too "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah".).
8. Taking Me Home (This song is a very fun song.).
9. Taste Test (I like the really light voice"Where are you now?".).
10. My Stuff (I can never hear what they're saying "Leave me without a god without belief without a cause
without a path that I should take
without a choice that I should make
such an easy thought and now I had it but I lost it
I guess I need your help and now I
guess I need your help and now I" .).
11. I'm Not Waiting (This song is Okay. Not they're best, but who cares?).
12. Heart Attack (A really light song. Very nice sounding.).
Altogether it's an Okay album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Close to Perfection! July 28 2003
Format:Audio CD
Before I begin, I must let you know where I am coming from, I am a gay African-American male, very much into punk/alternative/whateva it's called these days. My introduction to SK came at a time when I was invovled in a BAD relationship and I happened to hear some talk about how good it was, so I decided to check it out.
IT IS BETTER THAN GOOD! It's EXCELLENT! From the stanza of "Call The Docotor" ... "they want to socialize you....dignify, analyze, terrorize you" I was hooked! Who wouldn't be? SK personifies all the emotions of any under-dog of society (or so they make us out to be), no matter who they may be (female, abused, ethinic, etc.) and screams, plays and ROCKS them into a complete fruition of being. This band should have gotten a Grammy for this fine example of punk rock agression mixed with sympathetic/empathetic emotion.
Then I heard "Good Things" and my world transformed. I instantly related the song to my current state and found the strength to move on to something more productive and healthy besides a messed up (I'm being quite tame) realtionship. "Getting better, worse, I cannot tell..." says it all. "Why do good things never want to stay?", well, I guess I will never know the answer to that, but thanks to SK I know that even the bad has an alternate side that will sometimes purge itself out. "This time I wiil be alright, this time I will be ok..." are words that I will take with me to my grave.
This band was able to transcend pure enlightment to me in the course of a CD....do I need to say more? Did I mention the other songs? I don't even need too.
Just buy it! It's well worth it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Close to Perfection! July 28 2003
Format:Audio CD
My introduction to SK came at a time when I was invovled in a BAD relationship and I happened to hear some talk about how good it was, so I decided to check it out.
IT IS BETTER THAN GOOD! It's EXCELLENT! From the stanza of "Call The Docotor" ... "they want to socialize you....dignify, analyze, terrorize you" I was hooked! Who wouldn't be? SK personifies all the emotions of any under-dog of society (or so they make us out to be), no matter who they may be (female, abused, ethinic, etc.) and screams, plays and ROCKS them into a complete fruition of being. This band should have gotten a Grammy for this fine example of punk rock agression mixed with sympathetic/empathetic emotion.
Then I heard "Good Things" and my world transformed. I instantly related the song to my current state and found the strength to move on to something more productive and healthy besides a messed up (I'm being quite tame) realtionship. "Getting better, worse, I cannot tell..." says it all. "Why do good things never want to stay?", well, I guess I will never know the answer to that, but thanks to SK I know that even the bad has an alternate side that will sometimes purge itself out. "This time I wiil be alright, this time I will be ok..." are words that I will take with me to my grave.
This band was able to transcend pure enlightment to me in the course of a CD....do I need to say more? Did I mention the other songs? I don't even need too.
Just buy it! It's well worth it!
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Format:Audio CD
This album is on the whole just OK. I don't think that the song quality is even throughout the album. A couple songs are fairly bad, and a few more seem "filler-ish" to me and don't really impress... although they are fine songs they don't really grab me.
The vocalist has a unique style. I would have to say that she is not a great vocalist in the classic sense. However, her energy and emotion does shine through in her voice enough to instill the same emotion in those willing to accustom themselves to it. At first I thought the vocalist was horrible but the sound does grow on you.
Regardless of all of the above, I would have to say that one of the most outstanding songs ever written is on this album. If you've ever loved and lost, "Good Things" will give you a friggin heart attack it's so good. That song alone is worth at least double the money I paid for the album. Find a way to get your ears full of that song at all costs. Unfortunately the outstanding nature of that song probably makes the other songs on the album sound worse by comparison.
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5.0 out of 5 stars There are no words...
I got this cd, not even a week ago now, and I can't not be listening to it. Even when I'm out to dinner with my friends, the songs are stuck in my head for hours on end. Read more
Published on Jan. 24 2003 by "raetotherescue"
5.0 out of 5 stars This CD is the Bomb!
First allow me to say, this is a CD I owned many years ago. I didn't buy it when it came out, but was introduced to it a few years after it was recorded. Read more
Published on Jan. 4 2003 by Shon E. Downing
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Things
Before I begin, I should probably say that I'm not one of those annoying purists who cries "sell out!" at the first sign of a band developing sophistication or maturity. Read more
Published on Nov. 23 2002 by "me-jane"
5.0 out of 5 stars OhmyGod! Crank it & meet bliss (and say, hey, how ya doin')
Which album is better? This one or "Dig Me Out"? Who cares - just get them both, now. Think music in the 2nd half of the 90s sucked? Read more
Published on Jan. 4 2002
4.0 out of 5 stars i wanna riot
i like this album a lot its an amazing demonstration of talent and politics and its just an amazing.
Published on Dec 30 2000
4.0 out of 5 stars Embryonic, but exciting
I'll never understand the people who claim that this was Sleater Kinney's finest hour. Don't get me wrong-- it's worth the price for "Joey Ramone" alone-- but the... Read more
Published on Aug. 12 2000 by "stolenmoment"
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 stars if I could
Call the Doctor was the first Sleater-Kinney album I bought, and now I own them all and I've seen them in concert twice. Read more
Published on March 17 2000
4.0 out of 5 stars Second fave
All I have to say is that I own all of the sleaer kinney cd's and these is m second favorite.
Published on Feb. 26 2000
1.0 out of 5 stars um no
Just what is all the hype about this band Sleater Kinney. From the samples I've heard, they sound bad. Well, the music is okay. It's like a Sonic Youth sound, which I like. Read more
Published on Jan. 26 2000 by pluto
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