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Postby Cologne girl » Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:32 pm

I've just bought this album, and my first impression is quite good. I, too, like what I have understood of the lyrics at first listen - lately, he keeps surprising me with his gift for writing good lyrics. I remember a bit about the nervous system being about to "tilt" and a bit of the title song where he asks God to "help us through this mess". Bluebird seems to be right - a lot of thoughts seem to have gone into this one.

Sometimes I feel a bit uneasy about his singing though - maybe it's just because I know it was his last album. I wonder if at the time of making it, he knew himself? I don't know but it nearly made me cry.

In the booklet, he gives credit to lots of people (it was nice to learn Dhani had been quite involved - I didn't know that before) - among them "our Jeff", "Ringo & Barb" and a certain Paul. Was that his former bandmate or some other guy? I had heard that towards the end, they had to some extent made it up, but did it go that far?
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Postby Steve-o » Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:33 pm

He was diefinately ill during the recording, which makes some of the lyrics that much more meaningful. It's in my top 3 hariAlbums, WAD.
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Postby HeyJude » Sat Jun 04, 2005 11:57 am

I also think it's a wonderful album, my 2nd favourite right after ATMP. All the songs are so full of soul & thoughts, not forgetting the beautiful melodies!
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Postby Laura » Mon Jun 06, 2005 7:44 pm

I also like Brainwashed I like the songs
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Postby Berkeleyan » Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:04 am

"Brainwashed" is really good overall. I like ATMP and Cloud9 better, though. I think it's because that, among other things, the album is permeated with some sadness (despite the ironic/caustic lyric bits which I enjoy a lot on several tracks and the "Rocking chair in Hawaii" track) 8) .

I wonder: is the Estate of George or Olivia & Dhani ever gonna release a GH Anthology ?? :?:
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Postby Bluebird » Sat Jul 02, 2005 7:31 am

Still I think it his best album together with ATMP and Cloud 9. There´s a very good energy. He did it very good. Good finish on an excellent careerr..
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Postby EddieV » Sun Jul 10, 2005 9:12 am

I agree with Bluebird. His best album with ATMP and cloud 9.
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Postby Berkeleyan » Tue Jul 12, 2005 6:35 am

Yeah - and they're Harrison's "ABC" of songwritting ! 8)
(ATMP,Bwashed, C9)
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Postby Bluebird » Wed Jul 13, 2005 1:23 pm

Berkeleyan wrote:Yeah - and they're Harrison's "ABC" of songwritting ! 8)
(ATMP,Bwashed, C9)
Great seen..I haven´t seen that :P
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Postby Berkeleyan » Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:03 pm

I have this "mania" to look for acronyms everywhere so I spotted it.
Another Harrison-related acronym that's much more interesting:
If GOD were an acronym, then George/Olivia/Dhani fit !
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