Deadboy and the Elephantmen
We Are Night Sky

Fat Possum
2006
C-
Reviewed by: Andrew Gaerig
Reviewed on: 2006-03-01



Posted 03/01/2006 - 04:13:24 AM by TruthUnTruth:
 Prior to writing your next review, I would advise you to engage in even a minute or two of research about the band in question and its history. It would assist you to place this album in its correct context and reduce that nasty sense of ignorance that keeps rearing its ugly head throughout this review (especially in the second paragraph). That said, your opinion is reasonably fair even if I disagree with it. I hear a lot of passion in Dax's vocal performance and a lot of creativity in the instrumentation. The fact that the band uses a bare-bones production style and is a male-female duo is about all that it really has in common with The White Stripes. Congrats on the obvious analogy. Too bad it's incorrect.
 
Posted 03/01/2006 - 07:54:34 AM by n.a.theimpaler:
 I don't know, my minute or two of research was pretty consistant with gaerig's second paragraph. Perhaps you know something npr and fat possum don't? enlighten us. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5223453 http://www.fatpossum.com/artists/deadboy.html
 
Posted 03/01/2006 - 12:27:26 PM by Zarklephaser:
 For the record, I happen to think the White Stripes analogy is completely valid as well. This band blows.
 
Posted 05/02/2006 - 03:36:01 PM by RuinedEmbrace:
 Just now found this review. Yes, you need to look up your history about a band before you right your review. Although, you can still base this cd's review on the similarities to the White Stripes, you can't on the band. There were 4-6 members of this band at different times. Mainly just 4 though. Just because you see a guy playing a guitar and singing and a woman drumming, you automatically make the assumption. I've never heard Meg White sing and Jack White's vocals can't even be compared in the slightest bit to Dax's, the greatest sing/songwriter of this generation. The song, "Break it off" on the cd, was from when the band was a 4 piece. Now do you notice how the drums/guitar sound better and THE ADDITION OF KEYBOARDS in that song. That should have given you some hint that the band just hasn't been a two piece all along. The first line-up put out a cd called "If this is hell, then i'm lucky..." Good luck finding that cd right now though, sometimes it pops up on ebay but rarely and usually goes in the $100-200 range. They released it on their own Elephantman Recording company and it is out of print. Rotten Records will be releasing 1000 copies of it, so Dax can get out of his contract with them from when he was in his former bands Acid Bath/Agents of Oblivion. Then after that Fat Possum is gonna release it for good. So, I guess you can actually do your review on the "good. non-White Stripes" deadboy and the Elephantmen. The main line-up was Guitar/Vocals: Dax Riggs, Guitarist/synth man Jason Dupre, drummer Jeff Lecompte, bassist Chris Gautreaux. Here's a few sites that still showcase some of the old line-up for proof. http://www.liveneworleans.com/detail.php?id=46 http://www.meridianunderground.com/pages/archivepages/DeadboyElephantmen/DeadboyPics5-18-02.html There you go, tiddly-oooo