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The Day the Devil Fooled the World

by We Love The Underground

We Love The Underground is a dance/rock fusion with hints of alternative and synth pop.
Genre: Rock: Rock & Roll
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1. Afire
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2. The Sharper Your Love
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3. The Comedown (We Are Not Saints)
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4. Back to the Cold War
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5. Through the Vale of Tears
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6. Let No Hand Hold Us Down
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7. Writing on Broken Mirrors
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8. The Ties
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9. Transmissions
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10. We Love the Underground
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KonaCindy Productions

Brad Cox - the Bard of Rock!
Brad Cox is the mastermind behind Skitzo Calypso, Niki Thunders and We Love the Underground. This album runs the gamut from pure kick ass rock to ballads that are reminiscent of David Bowie and even Oasis (i.e., THE TIES, TRANSMISSIONS and WE LOVE THE UNDERGROUND). The lyrics are but a piece of Brad's life, while the music is infused with dramatic vocalization and powerful rhythm/s. I would only expect perfection from Brad Cox, and he delivers it.

I know I love "The Underground" - now it's time for YOU to embrace the music and let Brad take you on another poetic musical journey!

Brad Cox displays once again why he is the bard of the new millenium!
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Barry at Better B#

An absolutely wonderful debut.
Skitzo Calypso enticed me. I had seen them open at a show I recently attended and found their tenacity, especially that of their lead singer, to be appealing. Though he was faced with a lukewarm audience, he performed with all the energy he possessed. Returning home, I investigated their music more and discovered a treasure trove of great songs, as well as the knowledge of a solo project by that tenacious frontman, Brad Cox. We Love The Underground is his vision, which combines various musical styles into songs that are not only interesting, but catchy as well! I've let the album grow on me over the last two weeks and I'm thrilled to share with you what I've found.

In a pre-release statement, Cox said that the album title refers to how media and marketing infiltrate our day-to-day lives. “It doesn’t seem like there’s a lot of time to synthesize down our true emotions and thoughts,” he said, “without being interrupted with false ideologies, hope, agenda, propaganda and group think. The way our society is constructed doesn’t allow for a lot of soul searching, which is what I wanted to do on this record.” The album artwork does a wonderful job of tapping into this idea, displaying a present-day interpretation of Lady Liberty transformed from a symbol of freedom to an over-privileged teenager, neglectful of her people, standing on a modern foundation of gossip and materialism. As vivid as this statement is, and as much as I agree with the sentiment, the music is why we're really here. And for good reason!

The Day The Devil Fooled The World is packed to the brim with track after track that pulls you in and refuses to let go. While admittedly, I found the opener, “Afire”, to fall short of greatness, the rest of the album makes up for it in spades. The album takes off in a splendid way with the second track, “The Sharper Your Love”. Starting off small, it grows to epic proportions through the use of orchestral strings and scratch guitar, swelling into a brilliant chorus and beautiful solo. No song faulters from here to the end, though the style adjusts to the mood. Soon we find ourselves listening to a pop-induced, upbeat tune entitled, “Back To The Cold War”, which could have found a home just as easily on The Darkness' second album. Later on the record, we encounter “Let No Hand Hold Us Down”, a truly empowering powerhouse that fills you with energy and gets your fist slamming against imaginary doors in the air. “The Ties” takes us to the other end of the spectrum, plummeting us to the depths of hopelessness and tragedy, as Cox sings about the lost relationship between himself and his mother. And I can't forget to mention the closing self-titled track, where we're greeted by horns, an electro-funk bass drum, as well as stunning classical Spanish-laced guitar solos. When he starts singing like Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose...well, a listener might not know what to do with themselves!

Brad Cox has a talent for writing great songs. I've been listening to his collaborations with others, as well as his solo project for a few weeks now, and on only a few occasions am I not as awed by the result. But not only is he a great songwriter, but he's a fine musician as well. After seeing Skitzo Calypso, I assumed that he was mainly a rhythm guitar player, which he may be. But here we find several moments of great fretboard finesse, not the least of which is the solo for “The Sharper Your Love”, which is melodically tasteful, but blisteringly fast. However, his main instrument is his voice, which he uses to great effect. I don't know where he grew up, but he possesses an accent that carries into his singing, and I constantly get the feeling that he's British. But what's important about him isn't his accent, but the way he sings. Whether he aims to empower or lament, his voice is filled with energy, as though he's tearing away pieces of himself and handing them out to the listener. The Day The Devil Fooled The World is a jigsaw puzzle of Cox's soul that he's laid out for all to see, and when we take a step back we can see the beauty and tragedy that has colored it.

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Michael Kirby

Masterpiece
“The Day The Devil Fooled The World” comes to light from the (dare I say) enigmatic mind of Brad Cox. Breaking free of the collective that is ‘Skitzo Calypso’, Brad branched out into what became “We Love The Underground”; a side-project that seems to have allowed him to reach out into a new depth of music and expression.

With the help of fellow Skitzo Calypso member Gary Holmes, Cox has broken through to a dangerous element in music and boldly walked out with a masterpiece. Yes, masterpiece. With so many elements to this CD in its entirety makes me feel obligated to deem it as nothing less. As a musician myself, I have been blown away.

The rebellious lyrics that have blatantly defied those of modern music have been positioned in every song to emulate the thoughts, passions or perhaps even visions of Cox’s mind. As a listener I immediately sensed that a message has been sent out for me to decipher in my own way…and I loved it. The open and yet forceful message of every song could leave you speechless and wanting more.

Every song seems to have its own formula for perfection and purpose for being written. “The Ties” for example, really sticks with me. The powerful transition into the chorus is breathtaking but brings you right back with a strong, catchy vocal melody that sticks with you. The calm and serene intro of “The Comedown” is almost immediately replaced with a powerful change that keeps you hooked until the end. Somehow, in almost some sinister way, every song grabs you.

Maybe…just maybe the devil really HAS fooled the world. Fooled us into pressing that repeat button and opening our ears; perhaps even our eyes and convinced us…to love the underground.

- Mike Kirby
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Jason Waltersdorff

I love 'The Underground too
Let me start with this: I think that most people who find this album will have done so because of a previous existing affinity for Skitzo Calypso. That said, it's not necessary by any means. This album stands well on its own for a number of reasons, not the least of which being the fact that every single song holds its own identity. At times, Brad Cox channels David Bowie, while at others Serj Tankian. Flashes of Trent Reznor, Glenn Danzig and Robert Smith are peppered throughout the album, though Cox's incredible vocals tell only half the story of what makes this album so amazing.

Too often, as a fan of so many bands, I spend my ten or fifteen bucks on a CD that I've been anticipating for months--only to tear it open and find that the artist lazily recorded twelve songs that are almost indiscernible from one another. That said, the experience found within this album couldn't be further from the disappointment I've found so frequently in recent years. Every song has its own unique tone and feel. "The Day The Devil Fooled The World" is a collection of ten songs that range from as haunting as System of a Down (see: Afire) to as dance-hall worthy as The Killers (see: Back to the Cold War).

Exceptional vocals, tremendous musical arrangements, and genre-crossing unlike any other make this album a powerhouse from start to finish. I don't often write album reviews, but plainly and simply--this album is not to be missed. If you, the listener, are a fan of rock, pop, electronica, or music in general, you owe it to yourself to buy this album. I assure you, you'll not be let down.

I can't speak for you, but for me--this is the best album (local, regional, or global) that I've heard in a very, very long time.

As far as 2011 is concerned, this is the new benchmark.
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