Comments: Music Review: Eve's Burden

I would like to nominate the entire song "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" by Genesis. This was a stage at their career when Phil Collins thought he was especially clever at improvising lyrics for entire songs. He wasn't, of course, and the result was nonsense such as:

I'm coming down, coming down like a monkey, but its alright
Like a load on your back that you cant see, ooh but its alright
Try to shake it loose, cut it free, just let it go, get it away from me.
'Cos tonight, tonight, tonight - oh, I'm gonna make it right
Tonight, tonight, tonight - oh.

This is so depressingly far to fall from something like "The Battle of Epping Forest."

Posted by Mike Hammock at August 21, 2008 09:14 PM

I ORIGINALY HEARD OF "EVE'S BURDEN" FROM A FRIEND WHO HEARD THEM ON THE WEB ON
YOUTUBE, SO I THOUGHT ID GO TO I TUNES AND SEE IF THEY WERE FOR REAL.
I ENDED UP DOWNLOADING THIER NEW CD CALLED "THE BLACK LETTER"
AND LISTENED TO THEM ALL NIGHT THAT EVENING TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO THEY SOUNDED LIKE.
I GOT TO ADMIT IF THIS IS FOR REAL ITS PRETY DAMN GOOD AND EXTREEMLY WELL PRODUCED
LET ME SAY THAT THIS IS EITHER THE BIGGEST JOKE ON THE PUBLIC EVER PULLED BY A HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER
OR THESE GUYS ARE ONE OF THE BEST BANDS OF ALL TIME! SHARON JORDAN SOUNDS LIKE
A MODERN DAY VERSION OF THE SINGER FROM HEART
IMITATING JANNIS JOPLIN AND SHE MUST HAVE A BACK UP BAND MADE UP OF AN ALL STAR CAST LIKE
JIMI HINDRIX AND JOHN BONHAM, WITH FLEA ON BASS
GREAT SONGS AS WELL... ALMOST TO GOOD TO BE TRUE
REALLY TASTY STUFF HERE VERY VERY RADIOISH
MY 3 FAVORITE SONGS ARE "BLACK LIGHTNING" , "WILDCAT" AND "PEACE TO A FOOL"
I CANT TELL BY THE VIDEO BUT THEY LOOK TO BE IN THIER 20'S FOR THE MOST PART
CANT WAIT TO SEE IF THEY CAN PULL IT OFF LIVE

Posted by jeff at August 22, 2008 10:57 PM

Eve's Burden, while they are a new group, and their production quality isn't the most amazing I have ever heard, is an awesome new group. I love that they stay true to their sound even though they could have tried to cater the the teeny-bop times that we are in. These artists, obviously from many different backgrounds, have come together in an interesting and exciting way. They may not be everyone's cup of tea, but their album has been in my car's stereo for several weeks now, ever since I got it. As soon as I heard "california rain" and "goin up" on myspace I was hooked. I wish that I had bought my tracks from itunes instead of snocap, cuz I bet the MP4s sound better than the MP3s, but still...awesome.

Posted by A.J. at August 23, 2008 02:39 PM

Is it really that hard for you guys to hear rhymes that didn't take a week to come up with? Sometimes the simplest, easiest rhymes are the ones that hit people the hardest, and touch them the most. One of my favorite songs ever has a chorus that simply repeats "some time alone..." over and over again! I will have to check out Eve's Burden, who apparently started this whole ridiculous exchange, but I can't imagine they warrant a whole conversation about how artists should think of more difficult rhymes. Have any of you ever studied poetry? Repetition is a very powerful device. You should try writing a song that repeats some words in their rhymes...maybe you all might make some money doing it!!! Then you won't have to sit around bitching about how other people are getting rich from simple rhyme schemes!

Posted by Whitney at August 23, 2008 02:55 PM

i just checked EVE'S BURDEN out and WOW
it makes me long for the days of LED ZEPPELIN, HEART, AREOSMITH, BOSTON, ECT
and other times WHEN MUSIC WAS MUSIC
i mean just take AMERICAN IDOL they pick songs FROM THE 80S that were IN TUNE AND VERY MEMORABLE
just like EVE'S BURDEN
before the scene changed to being harsh and sour like it is now
i just bought the whole cd on itunes

Posted by elsie at August 23, 2008 10:13 PM