Publication: Metal CD Magazine
Date: October 1993
Transcribed by The_Muff_Man (email@example.com)
title: 500RPM author: Mark Blake Tool's Maynard James Keenan is a serious kinda guy. But the last of the mohicans reveals a musical taste spanning the Plasmatics and PJ Harvey in his choice of favourite CDs. ALLTIME TOP 5:"This is hard.Actually, I couldn't even begin to put together that kind of list......Oh okay then, but in no particular order. I'd have to play the Pretenders - Extended Play. This was a 5 Track EP that came in between Pretenders 1 and 11. There was agreat song on it called Porcelain that wasn't on any of their other albums." AC/DC - Powerage. "A lot of people talk about Back in Black and Highway to Hell as the classic AC/DC albums, but they suck compared to Powerage. Everything has a weird poppy feel to it." KISS - Hotter than Hell. "I grew up on them. What else can you say?" Pink Floyd - Animals. "I'm not necessarily a big Pink Floyd fan but I like the continuity of that album. It just seems to flow and I like the way it's so slow. If you've ever heard them do it live it seems even slower." The Plasmatics - Metal Priestess. "This was a big transition point between hardcore and punk, and this was this abomination of a band that just came out of it. All they did was take punk rock elements and just play heavy metal. FIRST ALBUM BROUGHT:"The Micheal Jackson album that had the song "Ben" on it. I was a kid at the time and I just loved that song." LAST ALBUM BROUGHT:"It was the new PJ Harvey album Rid of me. It was recommended to me by a friend, and then I saw it on MTV and that decided it for me. It's a good record. I like it." FAVOURITE DRIVING ALBUM:"I'm never at home enough to drive anymore.And our bass player just threw his car stereo out of the window while he was driving,because one of the channels blew up. I was listening to Bill Hick(cult US comedian) tape on the tour bus the other day. When he's not doing stand-up he has his own rock band called Marblehead Johnson. They play alot of blues and straight hard rock. ALBUM MOST LIKELY TO BUT NEXT:"I'm waiting to hear the new Swans stuff. They're a New York underground band who have been around for about 10 years. I've been following them for a long time." FAVOURITE HARD ROCK/NON METAL ALBUM:"I like a lot of jazz,so how about Ahmer Jamal live at the Montreal Jazz Festival 1985. I also listen to Tom Waits - anything from 'Swordfishtrombone' or 'Rain Dogs' to the last one 'Bone Machine'.