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Old 06-07-2018, 11:14 AM   #61
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Pretty by-the-numbers on first listen. Not terrible but not mindblowing. Seems very middle of the road and doesn't communicate much of anything. Gonna give it a few days to mull it over.

Reeeeeeeeeeeeeealllly sounds like a ZG-era song though.
I canít imagine this song being a grower. Thereís absolutely no substance here, and I feel like Iím not gonna suddenly hear something on my 15th listen that I didnít hear on my first

 
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:15 AM   #62
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In all honestly though, I think the majority of this board is so mind warped into hating anything Billy does that if he truly did create a great song, it wouldn't get the credit here.

The general public's opinion will always be what's important.

 
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:17 AM   #63
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Now we know why Billy didn't want D'arcy to join them in the studio.


Billy: Hey D'arcy...check out my new song...it's called Solara!

D'Arcy[listening]:



 
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:25 AM   #64
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In all honestly though, I think the majority of this board is so mind warped into hating anything Billy does that if he truly did create a great song, it wouldn't get the credit here.

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can't wait to hear the general public's opinion!

 
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:26 AM   #65
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lol even sad machines hates it

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So hard to find iha in it, and all those layerered guitars and sonic nuances that made SP sound so unique. Seems to me BC still has to creatively get back to the choral-band form. Let's hope he has found it in the other tracks.
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Horrible piece of crap
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I was hoping Jimmy and James being there would inspire Billy to write some great tunes again, but after hearing this I feel I have to accept that his best these days is worse than his B-sides 18 years ago. His Worst used to be amazing, but his best off Monuments is mediocre to me. It makes me very sad.
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I had expected at least a vintage Solo to kick in! And I don't hear any James Iha at all here... hmm it's not bad, but for a long awaited "reunion" song it's rather weak.

 
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:26 AM   #66
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Now we know why Billy didn't want D'arcy to join them in the studio.


Billy: Hey D'arcy...check out my new song...it's called Solara!

D'Arcy[listening]:


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Old 06-07-2018, 11:31 AM   #67
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In all honestly though, I think the majority of this board is so mind warped into hating anything Billy does that if he truly did create a great song, it wouldn't get the credit here.

The general public's opinion will always be what's important.
The general public will forget about this song in a week. Go to the SP subreddit and write about how Zeitgeist is underrated or your ideal 1 disc version of MCIS

 
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:35 AM   #68
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Its bothering me that the palm muted part is a little sharp all over the place, as if its being muted too hard. The drumming is also annoying as fuck.

 
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:35 AM   #69
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Flashback:



March 28, 2014

"Pretty full on day, with Howard picking at random which of the 26 STAR category songs to dive into. SOLARA was first, which went from a typical 90’s-type rocker to something that felt like it belonged."


Apr 12, 2014

"Now what?” I said out loud. Back through the COUGARS we fell. I circled round ‘SOLARA.’ “Too grunge though,” I offered, a negative buzzword in these parts. “Better if it was straight, or more psych.” Singing the melody I came up with an opening figure reminiscent of ‘Heaven and Hell’ Sabbath (Go Tony). Sketched out a basic 2-part guitar demo, and with some digi-magik made the beat that made it a rocka-rolla (Go Priest). Funny what a riff can do to a spine. So ‘SOLARA’ is back with the STARS.

W.P.C."


September 20, 2014

"So, work: SOLARA was the hammer, and I was the sickle. And leaping into the deep waters of what is a no-brainer, gimme of a grunge song we cast off it's shell and went for the sun-worshipper who, in standing beneath the sun, feels awe, or boredom, or both; his thirst for travel unbound, he'd like to see the stars or, better yet, know them. Not sure if I'll get what I'm looking for here, or just have to write a new one, but the riff's minor to major universal magnetism is worth mining out.

Only a million and One miles to go…

W.P.C."


September 24, 2014

"Today's work is to tackle SOLARA, once and for all; strumming downward on the mystical, pyramidic D."


November 4, 2014

"SOLARA is back, just to prove it could. But TOODLE-LOO was a flameout, modern, anthemic, one-hook chorus aside. (insert Howard frown) "

 
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:39 AM   #70
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In all honestly though, I think the majority of this board is so mind warped into hating anything Billy does that if he truly did create a great song, it wouldn't get the credit here.
not true, the majority here liked his last solo album alright, several songs were mentioned as good stand-outs, Red Dirt also gets a lot of love.

entertain the idea that many people here listen to enough music to recognize a sonic turd on the first listen and feel no need to polish it.

 
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:39 AM   #71
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Jesus Christ this is awful. With all the negative publicity surrounding the upcoming tour, Billy desperately needed a good (not even great, just good enough) song to restore a little faith. This is so uninspired. Is he seriously proud of those lyrics? The man who wrote fucking Thirty-Three.

 
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:40 AM   #72
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lol this song is 4 years old

 
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:40 AM   #73
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In all honestly though, I think the majority of this board is so mind warped into hating anything Billy does that if he truly did create a great song, it wouldn't get the credit here.

The general public's opinion will always be what's important.
And the general public gave up on them a long time ago, even before Netphoria.

 
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:42 AM   #74
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What is gonna happen next when the new EPs / album get the same mediocre reviews all the post-Machina albums got?

 
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:43 AM   #75
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Pure disappointment ... such a Krautrock song. Never thought the "comeback-track" would be so fucking forgettable.

 
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:44 AM   #76
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Thereís not even a good hook

 
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:44 AM   #77
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Just be grateful there's no snyth or keyboards present!
For me it's refreshingly positive!

 
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:44 AM   #78
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Pure disappointment ... such a Krautrock song. Never thought the "comeback-track" would be so fucking forgettable.
I donít think youíve ever listened to Krautrock

 
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:44 AM   #79
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... such a Krautrock song..
not even remotely.

 
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:45 AM   #80
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the correct term for this is buttrock, I believe.

 
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:46 AM   #81
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maximum KROQ rotation

 
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:51 AM   #82
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IT sounds like early Foo Fighters

 
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:52 AM   #83
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IT sounds like early Foo Fighters
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the correct term for this is buttrock, I believe.
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:54 AM   #84
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During the first couple of seconds I thought it might be a slow version of FOL.

Well...FOL is a much better song.



 
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:56 AM   #85
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They just deleted the Solara video.

 
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:57 AM   #86
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I like it on first couple of listens. It isn't a GOAT type of song obviously, but it's catchy and Billy's voice sounds great, better than it has in awhile. It's like if Zeitgeist actually had good production and better songwriting.

 
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:58 AM   #87
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They just deleted the Solara video.
Someone say it is already on iTunes / Spotify.

 
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:59 AM   #88
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it's catchy
I would have never expected anyone to use that adjective in order to describe Solara.

 
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They just deleted the Solara video.
This masterpiece will one day resurface, and the lies shall be burned off our faces.

 
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Old 06-07-2018, 12:06 PM   #90
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The Smashing Pumpki..." This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by daredo GmbH (Music)

never heard of daredo, but GmbH sounds like europe

 
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