New Alien Ant Farm

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    Dedicated LPA Addict LPA Addict

    Jan 18, 2003
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    LOS ANGELES — As he stood chatting with fans in the loft at the Troubadour, someone asked Alien Ant Farm's Dryden Mitchell how he was feeling.

    After all, it was only a year ago when a tour bus accident gave the singer a Christopher Reeve-like injury, and yet here he was hanging out just minutes after finishing an energetic set with his band.

    "Well, my neck hurts," he answered. "But my neck would hurt whether I was onstage playing shows or not, so it's cool."

    As Alien Ant Farm took the stage Thursday night — part of a string of shows booked to shake the cobwebs off of the newly invigorated band, which was sidelined when its tour bus crashed in Spain last year — the packed house welcomed the band with loud cheers.

    Playing a set that leaned heavily on the forthcoming truANT, the new album Ant Farm recently finished with Stone Temple Pilots' Dean and Robert DeLeo producing, all of them looked healthy, happy and positively alive and kicking in every sense of the phrase.

    Dressed in a cap, glasses and buttoned-up shirt, Mitchell led the group through back-to-back renditions of a new track called "1000 Days" and the ANThology hit single "Movies" with scarcely a word spoken between the songs.

    Playing a wood-finished six-string bass, one-man show Tye Zamora stomped, robot-danced and grimaced throughout the performance, his face a constantly animated canvas of cartoonish expression. On the other side of the small stage, guitarist Terry Corso, sporting his usual dark blue mesh hat, injected the proceedings with a wide-ranging mix of heavy crunch, lilting jangle and eerie effects with echoes of fusion and even dancehall.

    The crowd sang to old favorites like "Whisper," "Sticks and Stones," "Attitude" and "Courage" and displayed more than just a polite patience for Ant Farm's enthusiasm about unleashing new songs like "Never Meant," the cautionary drug tale "Sarah Wynn" and Ant Farm's next single, "These Days," which they recently shot a video for in Los Angeles.

    At one point, Mitchell thanked the crowd for being into songs played in "6/8th time signature," as Mike Cosgrove's athletic and often mind-numbingly complex Stewart Copeland-like drumming reminded everyone why he was a featured performer at Drum Day LA earlier this year.

    Toward the end of the set, Ant Farm played a couple more new songs, including the heavily hook-laden and chorus-driven "Drifting Apart" before dipping back to their ironically titled 1999 self-release, Greatest Hits, for "S.S. Recognize," a tune that was resurrected in the studio and will soon appear on an Ant Farm major-label album, much like "Movies" before it.

    After treating the crowd to one more truANT number, "Goodbye," Mitchell asked them if they'd rather hear "Michael Jackson or the smooth voice of Sade." The response was louder for the latter, so they launched into a spirited and faithful take on "Smooth Operator," with Mitchell — who had spent the evening running in place, waving his arms and generally dancing around as if no injury had ever happened — more than proving he has the pipes to handle the vocally heavy number and sticking the line "Smooth Criminal" into the chorus.

    Before exiting the stage looking anything but tired, whether out of obligation or continued love for the track that gave them their breakthrough hit, Alien Ant Farm rocked out Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal," with Mitchell — you guessed it — crooning "Smooth Operator" during the chorus.

    The band's current club tour takes it through an early August date in Houston before Ant Farm cross the pond for a handful of shows in the U.K., including appearances at the Reading and Leeds festivals, just as truANT hits shelves on August 19.

    -- From MTV

    Alien Ant Farm Player

    You can also get their new album off me if you PM me or contact me on AIM or MSN ^_^ (I don't have the UK Bonus track, Words)

    The tracklisting is:
    1. 1000 Days
    2. Drifting Apart
    3. Quiet
    4. Glow
    5. These Days
    6. Sarah Wynn
    7. Never Meant
    8. Goodbye
    9. Tia Lupe
    10. Rubber Mallet
    11. S.S. Recognize
    12. Hope
    UK Bonus Track
    13. Words
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    Logan Well-Known Member

    Feb 1, 2003
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    i think it's a damn good cd,thankyou for sending it to me
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    Andrea best friends. LPA Addicted VIP

    Dec 12, 2002
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    Their new video is very funny. :lol:
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    Mcnasty Y2K

    Apr 17, 2003
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    I think the New AAF album wasnt really that good just not my style :D
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    XeroToHero Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2003
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    Did they actually crash the BET Music Awards, or was it just a setup? I wasnt sure, but I'm usually not sure of really anything
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    LProckon Well-Known Member

    Jul 24, 2002
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    After a bit of the AAF Player, I think I'll go buy the album tomorrow.

    I haven't seen the video yet. I don't get any music channels at my house :wth:
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    ProJecT NotHinG

    ProJecT NotHinG Banned

    Mar 23, 2003
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    They crashed it and perfromed guerilla style...

    I think it was a funny video, it kinda sucked though when all of those black people were banging their heads to it
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    Ppr:Kut Y2K

    Aug 17, 2003
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    video is soo cool. I'm gonna buy the album

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