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  • As Coyne comes in with the vocal performance for this track, I think that it’s becoming more obvious that his tone throughout this album is starting to fit less and less with the more aggressive tracks
  • Although the band can still write fairly interesting aggressive and driving musical parts, Coyne’s developing tone is moving beyond this sound which was characteristic of their first two records and some of their third
  • The flaw with this is that the band unfortunately drag it out for far too long and I know that it’s going to lead back into a section where Coyne’s vocals will feel out of place


    • by grimmy101
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      Mountain Side is a song by the Flaming Lips and is the ninth song on their fourth studio album, In A Priest Driven Ambulance. Returning to a more distorted and aggressive sound than the preceding track on the album, Mountain side opens up with a driving rhythm due to each instrument’s contribution, though particularly the drums and bass.

      As Coyne comes in with the vocal performance for this track, I think that it’s becoming more obvious


      that his tone throughout this album is starting to fit less and less with the more aggressive tracks.

      Although the band can still write fairly interesting aggressive and driving musical parts, Coyne’s developing tone is moving beyond this sound which was characteristic of their first two records and some of their third.

      After the track cycles through a straightforward structure, it goes into an extended bridge section which is entirely instrumental.

      The flaw with this is ...


      • that the band unfortunately drag it out for far too long and I know that it’s going to lead back into a section where Coyne’s vocals will feel out of place.

        On a more positive note, the guitar solo on this song is pretty enjoyable, but as I thought would happen, Coyne unfortunately comes back into the track with vocals that just sound very out of place.

        Overall, I would say that while Mountain Side is pretty

        interesting musically and you can certainly hear the development from Hear It Is and Oh My Gawd to this song, the vocals of Coyne no longer seem to be fitting with this style of music, at least not on this track.

        If you can manage to ignore Coyne’s vocals on this track, the song will be musically interesting, but otherwise it just strikes me as an average song which could have been stronger with better fitting vocals.




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