Tool: What About Them?

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Why Are They So Enthralling?

Tool is a band that can take most people a while to get. Upon first listen, they might seem like a boring old hard rock band, but they're the furthest thing from it.

I remember listening to "Rosetta Stoned". The song is from the point of view of someone on LSD, and it certainly captures the experience. I initially thought it was completely bonkers. But once I learned about the message behind it, I was enthralled and had to listen to more.

I was taken by that, and ever since that point Tool has held a top spot in my priority of bands.

Tool also really excels with artistic album covers. They like to reinforce the value of having a physical album, and they won't even let their songs be put up on iTunes or any digital distribution services like that.

One way they entice people to buy the physical copy is to make the album worthwhile by having lots of extras on them. For example, the album 10,000 days came with some stereoscopic eyeglasses that allow you to look at the myriad of art inside the album package with completely "new eyes". That's just scratching the surface.

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