Marc Maron is a comedian who shares thoughts on why he doesn’t like the Tool band. During the latest episode of WTF with Marc Maron, he talked about narrated his separate conflict with Tool vocalist Maynard James Keenan and Tool guitarist Adam Jones.
In a recent interview, Marc Maron revealed that he is not a fan of Tool. He described their music as “weird” and “angry” and said that he doesn’t understand why people liked them. While Marc Maron is entitled to his opinion, it’s worth examining why he feels this way. One possible reason is that Tool’s music is not for everyone.
Their songs are often long and complex, with unconventional time signatures and intricate instrumental sections. Some people may find this style of music difficult to follow or appreciate. Additionally, Tool’s lyrics are often abstract and esoteric, dealing with themes such as spirituality, psychology, and philosophy. This type of subject matter may not appeal to everyone, and some listeners may find it pretentious or inaccessible.
Marc Maron’s thoughts on Tool and Bill Hicks:
“That shit’s gotta be planted young, dude. If it wasn’t planted in my weird, angry, adolescent head. … That’s where it happens, but I missed all that. So, there I was, like in my 40s, kind of listening to Tool. But they were comedy fans; they were Hicks fans. There’s a painting of Hicks on one of their records.”
Nick Youssef also added: “Another Dead Hero.”
Marc Maron answered: “They have a clip of his stand-up [on the record]. That’s how, weirdly, I found out about Hicks.”
When we also checked the Marc Maron’s interview from 2013:
“We had an extensive conversation about parrots. He used to work at a pet store. ‘Cause I wasn’t a huge Tool guy. But I got the opportunity to interview him, so we ended up talking about pet stores and parrots. I sat next to their guitar player at AEW [Wrestling],” Maron adds before Youssef confirmed it was Jones.
“We had a nice thing, but he knew who I was. Someone DMed me like, ‘That’s the guy from Tool next to you.’ And I’m like, alright, well I can’t be like, ‘I liked Oculus,’ or whatever – I don’t know. What’s the albums’ names?”
While Marc Maron may not be a fan of Tool, millions of people around the world are. So, what is it about their music that makes it so special? One reason is their technical proficiency. Each member of the band is a virtuoso on their respective instrument, and they often incorporate complex rhythms and time signatures into their songs.
This creates a sound that is both challenging and rewarding to listen to, as the listener is constantly engaged in deciphering the various layers of the music. Additionally, Tool’s lyrics are often thought-provoking and poetic, with themes that resonate with listeners on a deep level. Songs like “Schism” and “Lateralus” deal with the human condition and the search for meaning and purpose in life. Tool’s music is not just entertainment, but an experience that can leave a lasting impression on the listener.
While Marc Maron is not a fan of Tool, his is only one of many. Tool’s music has had an indelible impact on the lives of millions of individuals all around the world, and their legacy is indisputable. They are one of the best rock bands of all time because of their technical prowess, thought-provoking songs, and profound subject matter and we are still fans of Tool band.
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