Publication: Underground (Metal News)
Date: January 4, 1993
Transcribed by swamp
title: Tool: New band hammers Lollapaloza Tour For those of you who went to go see the Lollapaloza Tour you probably were head-banging to a rather interesting band, Tool. Unlike other bands Tool is very unique. As in stage performance; Maynard James Keenan, the vocalist, explores his dark forum as in staying put and letting an animal come out in him. He doesent move; He stays still in concentration. As for Adam Jones, he stands and observes his own playing, concentrating. Danny Carey's dexterity puts him aside from other drummers as he gets into it. Paul D'Amour gets into it like any bassist. Seeing them play can be stressful. I mean the band often has a dark touch to itself. In 1992 the band's first 6 song release, Opiate, sold only 14,000 copies. Crushing Opiate was the new release of the full length album, Undertow, went platnum. The band is currently working on a video for Sober which is a rather dark song describing a person's usage of alcohol as in a artistic form, which fetures of clay animation and no pictures of the band. Take a look at some of the pictures in Undertow. Looking at some of the things they seem to put or place on themselves takes a long departure from any other band. Their agression could make you stare at the world in a different way. We hope we can hear more from them soon.