Three Trapped Tigers are three guys from the UK who create experimental music. So far they’ve released one EP each year, for the last three years. Each song that they have made on these EPs runs into each other so that each track’s title is numbered chronologically (i.e the three EPs have a total of thirteen tracks numbered one to thirteen).
Despite their serious OCD issues the music is, at first listen, a chaotic. Explosions of aggression from guitars and frenzied trashing chords are all too common in Three Trapped Tigers’ music. On closer inspection, you soon realise there is actually organisation to this sonic madness, extremely tight organisation. So what you actually get is angular riffs, rave synth lines, electronic beats sporadically taking over the drums and soothing downtempo pads. You realise that you actually end up where you started, there are so many sounds going on, placed with extreme accuracy to shock you at the perfect moment.
Three Dog Night touted itself on being "pure entertainment" in an era of musical messages. They were there to look good and make hit records, and that’s exactly what they did, amassing fourteen gold or platinum awards between 1969 and 1976. They outlasted nearly all of their contemporaries, and most of their critics.
"We were blasted back then," said co-founder Danny Hutton, "by people who thought ‘commercial’ was a dirty word. Yeah, we weren’t ‘purists.’ Purists believe there’s some virtue in being unknown and living in poverty. We wanted to play music that would have a broad appeal — please the greatest number of people. If being commercial meant satisfying your audience, then yes, we were commercial. And proud of it."
Three Dog Night began their streak in 1969 with "Try a Little Tenderness," "One," "Easy to Be Hard," and "Eli’s Coming." In 1970, the hits continued with "Celebrate," "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)," "Out in the Country" and "One Man Band." Cory Wells, another founder (along with Chuck Negron), talked about the biggest of those songs.
[/device] The Three Tenors is a name given to the Spanish vocalists Plácido Domingo and José Carreras and the Italian singer Luciano Pavarotti who sang as a consort under this banner during the 1990s and early 2000s.
“At one point when we were on the road, I felt like I had a target on my back. I felt like there were a lot of things getting thrown at me that I had to deal with and I felt alone? I was the only one who could really understand myself.” – Adam Gontier
On One-X, the follow up to Three Days Grace’s 2003 self-titled debut, the band explores that sentiment with alarming honesty. A raw, confessional album, One-X finds frontman Adam Gontier delving into a sense of utter loneliness that ironically comes from being constantly surrounded by other people. One-X is simultaneously the story of Gontier’s personal destruction on the road, and a universal tale of feeling like an outsider.
“From front to back, the lyrics of One-X explore the different problems I had. I felt singled out. I wanted to be normal and I just wanted someone, anyone to help me. At a point, I finally came to realize that no matter how singled out I felt, there were so many others out there like me. I realized, ‘okay, I’m not alone’.” – Adam Gontier
Album: Cereal Killer Soundtrack Released: 1993 US Chart: 17 UK Chart: 5
This, and all the other songs on the album, were all first released on video in 1992. They all had videos accompanying the songs, and it could not be purchased in a music-only format. Because of this, the band billed itself as the world’s first video-only band, even though they had released an EP and some singles before the video.
The video for this song features a clay-animated reenactment of the fairy tale about the Three Little Pigs. The song tells a distorted version of the classic children’s story, with the first 2 pigs living a slacker lifestyle and the third a very successful pig who summons Rambo to kill the wolf.