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The genius of Taylor/DA -- and the advent of a years-long effort to complete alienate their original fan base -- at last emerged with the four albums that followed, collectively called The Alarma Chronicles. Part sci-fi series, even bigger part satire, and yet an entirely new-wave theological treatise that baldly wore its influences on its sleeve, respectively covering the irresponsibility/indifference of the Church (Alarma!), the turning of the knife inward to address the author's own irresponsibility/indifference (Doppelganger), the threat of technology against humanity or anything that looks like it (Vox Humana), and, at last, reunion with God (Fearful Symmetry)....

...the author's self-flagellation for his perceived failure in communicating the latter message resulting in what many consider the band's best (and yet worst-selling) album, Darn Floor Big Bite. Far from being an album that triumphantly sings God's praises, the music is correspondingly raw, edgy, and near-desperate in its attempts to achieve any degree of communicate, either to or from God -- "Language is weak, but I keep on speaking," Terry declares on "The Unattainable Earth." (The album's title comes courtesy of Koko the Gorilla, describing an earthquake in sign language. Terry renders the phrase a metaphor for our own inability to describe/reach God. Gee, wonder why the American Church Triumphant didn't embrace this one?)

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Been playing all week in the car, the best album ever! Pleased Cool

I think this album is best for three reasons:

1) the music is startling and innovative, even after all these years.

2) The lyrics are some of Terry's most human and cryptic.
Heavily influenced by Czeslaw Milosz, Annie Dillard, St. Augustine, T. S. Eliot, and a few others I can't think of.

This is an interesting site in this subject.
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3) It's Great F**king Noise Man! Cool

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I've been reading Milosz lately, first time. I'm loving his insight. The book is Native Realm, basically a look at the history of Russia, Poland, Lithuania through the first part of the 1900's, through his eyes and his interpretations. Its often one sided and biased but he comments on that frequently. It is his ability to see a very large picture, from the inside, that amazes me. Clear thinking from a guy who seems to have always been thinking. I've never read any of his poetry, but hopefully this summer!

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fyi...

(for my information, I went looking him up, all this time I call him Chesh-law Mill-oash)

his name is pronounced... according to one internet source...
CHESS-wahf MEE-wosh

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THat source was the NYTimes, btw and fwiw.

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I hope the remastering really brings out a fuller sound to DFBB. I'm probably in the minority here, but I think Horrendous Disc is their masterpiece, and my only copy of DFBB is a cassette, so the sound is kind of thin and 2-dimensional.


DFBB sounds best on the vinyl version! Cool

It sounds pretty good on CD too! Pleased

DFBB is the first DA I ever bought, and it will always be my favorite. Cool


I am maybe a little bit obsessed with this album. Pleased


never! Tongue


Thanks for your support! Pleased

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me too! Cool




That looks cool. I need to buy that! Cool

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whether DFBB is their pinnacle is a debatable thing..


Yeah, you're right. I will be happy to take your old nasty copy off your hands! Pleased

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That looks cool. I need to buy that! Cool


yes, yes you do........... Big Grin
well, it is a good introduction... kind of a milosz' "greatest hits"... Tongue
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That looks cool. I need to buy that! Cool


yes, yes you do........... Big Grin
well, it is a good introduction... kind of a milosz' "greatest hits"... Tongue
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I think a good introduction book is the way to go! Pleased

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Best Buy switched the Larry Norman disc to website sales only.

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Best Buy switched the Larry Norman disc to website sales only.


Alright, who spilled the beans and told them it was old Jesus music? For cryin' out loud, if this means DFBB ends up internet only, it'll be just one more in a long line of shin-kicks to this band.

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wow, i bought one in the local store last week.

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I bought it over the internet, but I looked in our local Best Buy to see if it was in stock. It wasn't.

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Best Buy switched the Larry Norman disc to website sales only.


Alright, who spilled the beans and told them it was old Jesus music? For cryin' out loud, if this means DFBB ends up internet only, it'll be just one more in a long line of shin-kicks to this band.

Epic Records to DA - "Sure, we'll release 'Kalhoun' to the mass market (snicker, snicker)"



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I was told it was because the stock quantity was only like 1 per store, so they just switched it to website only.

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This'll sound harsh, but if Best Buy releases DFBB website only, then ARRCO has added nothing to the equation other than the money. Much as I'm glad they're involved, there's no gain if DA goes from this site's webstore to someone else's webstore.

Disappointing.
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Any website is still better than being out of print.

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