Wednesday, June 25, 2008

MUSIC: SERJ TANKIAN "ELECT THE DEAD"



ABOUT: Elect the Dead is the debut solo album by System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian. He played most of the instruments himself but did get help from System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan and former Primus/current Guns N' Roses drummer Bryan "Brain" Mantia, along with Dan Monti on guitar and bass, opera singer Ani Maldjian and some string players, Antonio Pontarelli among them.


TRACK LISTING:
  1. "Empty Walls" – 3:49
  2. "The Unthinking Majority" – 3:46
  3. "Money" – 3:53
  4. "Feed Us" – 4:31
  5. "Saving Us" – 4:41
  6. "Sky is Over" – 2:57
  7. "Baby" – 3:31
  8. "Honking Antelope" – 3:50
  9. "Lie Lie Lie" – 3:33
  10. "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition" – 4:23
  11. "Beethoven's C---" – 3:13
  12. "Elect the Dead" – 2:54
  13. "The Reverend King" – 2:49 (Japanese Bonus Track)
Tankian has stated that while some of the songs are new, a lot of them have been with him for a while. The first singles off the album were "The Unthinking Majority" and "Empty Walls".

"Beethoven's C---" (Beethoven's Cunt) was recently added as a downloadable track to the video game Rock Band.

The song "Blue", which appears on the special edition bonus CD, is a reworking of the System of a Down demo song "Blue".


MY FAVORITE TRACKS:
EMPTY WALLS (MP3)
LIE LIE LIE


LIE LIE LIE MUSIC VIDEO:




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