Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Show Your Bones" CD (2006)
Details: Yeah Yeah Yeah's second album on Interscope Records, released in 2006. CD format, great condition, used item.
Description: “Gold Lion” itself is not about selling out or buying in. The song — a strident, initially acoustic march that suggests Beck conducting the Beta Band, until guitarist Nick Zinner stomps on his distortion pedal and drummer Brian Chase frees his inner Dave Grohl — is mostly about getting close. “Tell me what you saw,” Karen O sings with sizzling impatience, “I’ll tell you what to . . .” — at which point her voice becomes a hot, spiked yelp, the obvious sound of a trip to the moon and back. But the song’s title is a sly admission of ambition and self-possession, a declaration of how far this New York neo-garage trio intends to go in this game. Zinner, Chase, and Karen O left indie-rock piety behind when they signed to Interscope. But Show Your Bones is their true show of brass.
This album is, above all, a textural triumph, a quantum bounce from the brittle jitter and insect-chatter fuzz of the band’s 2001 Yeah Yeah Yeahs EP and 2003’s full-length Fever to Tell. It’s as if the Velvet Underground had gone from the black-crusted minimalism of their first album right to the pop bloom of their fourth, Loaded. “Fancy” starts with guest keyboards by Money Mark, doing his impression of Ray Manzarek on the Doors’ Strange Days, while Chase invokes the thunder-tabla math of Led Zeppelin’s “Four Sticks.” In “Way Out,” Zinner — whose guitar architecture is outstanding throughout the album — shoves and charges with stacked power chords and basement bass lines, compounding Karen O’s frustration: “The face ain’t making what the mouth needs.” When the song’s bridge blows up like Bug-time Dinosaur Jr, Karen O’s distrust and anxiety erupt with it. “When you mean it on the inside,” she signs off at the end, “you still can’t get to me.” Rough translation: Giving is a bitch in a world where everybody wants, all the time."--David Fricke for Rolling Stone
Grade: NM (CD/Cover)
CD TRACK LISTING:
1. Gold Lion
2. Way Out
6. Cheated Hearts
9. The Sweets
11. Turn Into