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Proud Like A God Enhanced
|1. Open Your Eyes|
|4. Lords Of The Boards|
|5. Crossing The Deadline|
|6. We Use The Pain|
|7. Never Born|
|8. Wash It Down|
|10. Get Busy|
Includes The Extra Track 'suzie', Not Found On The U.S. Version.
Top Customer Reviews
The rest of the CD is hit-and-miss. "Maria," "Rain," "Never Born," and "Scapegoat" are all well-done songs that vary between hard-rocking anthems and slower ballads. "Lord of the Boards," "Crossing the Deadline," "We Use the Pain," and "Get Busy" aren't very good at all. The jaw-droppingly stupid lyrics on "Lord of the Boards" (regarding an alien snowboarder) are some of the more asinine lyrics I've heard in a song in quite some time.
"Tribute" is an enjoyable song, at least for the first 5 minutes. The final 4 minutes consist of random noise from the various instruments, including the lead singer. It sounds like some sort of terribly misguided attempt at free-form rock/jazz noodlings (complete with plenty of feedback), and it's completely unlistenable.
It isn't a completely bad CD, but with about 50% good and 50% somewhat less than good, it's not really worth the price of admission.
After the first song, "Open Your Eyes", i was immediately sucked in. Yes, it was weird hearing a woman rap (or what appeared to atleast sound like a rap), and at first, well, i'd thought she was a man by how she sounded. However, the rap like song was somewhat catchy, and the more altern. rock styled chorus was even more catchy. Into the second track, at first, i thought that it sounded alot like an Enya song, but then surprised me as Sandra (lead singer) launced into screaming accompanied by heavy guitars.
Well, to make a long story short, this album put me on an emotional roller coaster, but one that i enjoyed. You'd think with all of the different styles of music that are explored on this album you might not like most of it, but the guano apes have a way of making it all sound the same yet different.
The only reason i give this album four stars is because over time and much listening the songs get old somewhat quickly. However, still a great album and worthy of the cost!!!
Imagine combining Jewel and Limp Bizkit or Tori Amos and Korn. It may sound outlandish, but you'd be surprised. Something along these lines is what you'll find on Proud Like A God. This debut from the Germany based Guano Apes was released in America on Tuesday. It was unveiled overseas in 1997 by Supersonic and Gun, and has gone platinum in Germany, as well as gold in four other countries. The album, which was produced by Wolfgang Stach, is guaranteed to find its way to the top of the charts in the States as well. The Apes are Dennis Poschwatta (drums), Stefan Ude (bass), and Henning Ruemenapp (guitar). However, the most striking element of this group is vocalist Sandra Nasic, who also writes all of the lyrics. Nasic displays an incredible vocal range, similar to that of singer Jewel. While she is loud and intense on some songs (in a style influenced by groups like Limp Bizkit), several slow, soft ballads are also featured on the album. The range of the band, when comparing songs, is also amazing. It is impossible to pigeon-hole this group into one musical genre. Proud Like A God combines elements of hard-core, punk, and a hint of hip-hop. But then, that is exactly what makes this CD such a pleasure to listen to - no song is like the one before it. The album opens with "Open Your Eyes", a song with a pulsating beat that is sure to become a club favorite. "Rain" is the first impressive ballad on the disc. After listening to previous songs, this is a quiet break from chaos. "Lords of the Boards," the official song of the 1998 European Snowboard Championships, is reminiscent of many well-known hard rock groups.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
I've been an extreme fan of the Guano Apes since their beginning, and "Proud Like a God", in my opinion, is their greatest work. Read morePublished on Sept. 22 2003 by Hillary Davis
I heard this While statiooned In aviono Italy on German music tv was a must buy. since I have been Back have had many friend buy it after they listen to mine. Read morePublished on April 4 2000 by Travis Lucero
This is a really great disc. Most of the vocals are brilliant and the instuments are all played with style. Read morePublished on March 27 2000
I'm Italian, and I saw their concert in Milan on 9 - 10 - 1999, because I was curios about this strange band. Read morePublished on Oct. 1 1999
Lets just say that this CD is not the best of the year, that was a lie, it is the best of the MILLENIUM!!!! Read morePublished on Sept. 6 1999
There is one awesome song on the CD, Open your Eyes; one of the best rock songs I heared all year. I bought the CD based on that, unfortunately - with the exception of Lord Of The... Read morePublished on Aug. 26 1999
I bought the cd 'Proud like a god' a year ago now and I'm listening to it every day! The songs on this cd are great and I thought : 'This band will become the new Nirvana! Read morePublished on June 3 1999
This was a great CD for the Guano Apes and I love just about every minute of it. "Lords of the Boards" and "Open Your Eyes" are so much different than... Read morePublished on May 28 1999