After hearing the first song released for this album, “Crawl Like a Dog,” I was pretty excited to hear the rest of the album. However, the album was not what I expected. Don’t misinterpret me, the album is awesome. It is very close to being the best album that came out in 2007. It wasn’t what I expecting in that every track wasn’t such a heavy rock song that “Crawl Like a Dog” was. Each track brought its own flavor to the album.
The album started off rocking with “16 Inch Revolver.” The start and top of the rhythm, for me, was a great addition to the song. Each time it stopped and started, more layers were added on making for a very cool sound. There also seemed to be a tribute to Steve Albini on the album. Steve Albini was famous for being the “master of the fuzztone.” He produced all of the noise band “The Jesus Lizard’s” album when they were on the Touch and Go label. Albini also had a noise band of his own called “RAPEMAN” (the name was taken from a Japanese comic of the same name). The track “Rapeman’s Scalp” from Creature with the Atom Brain had a lot of noise rock elements that the other tracks do not have.
From what I can gather, “Is That Lady Sniff?” is the lead single. I say that because it is the only song with a video. The album version of the song is different than the version they used in the video. I thought that was really cool. It is something I have never seen before and it is a nice break form the mainstream. The album version is heavier and rocks harder than the soft, acoustic video version does. I Am the Golden Gate Bridge rocks harder than most music I listen to these days, but that does not make it any less good. I strongly suggest all of you buy it today. It is scientifically proven that it will make you cooler.