Animal Crack Box

edited March 2011 in Animal Tracks
Just got a vinyl rip of the album. pure gold
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  • eh i kinda feel LIKE gold you gotta kinda sift thru a lot of stuff that washes over like druggy strange water to find the shiny! ... a lot of hazy mumbling meandering and a bit too much mellow pretty nice but wanting more BUT! ... there are many really cool moments and sounds... really like Ice Cream Factory (the other version i heard of this didn't do much anything for me) ... Do The Nurse (that RANT! angry rant) ... Oh Sweet (a song in 3 parts with Fly Buzzing / Heaven / Old Black Man Lofi Porch) ... and that Weird We Tigers people are confused by ... i REALLY think the thru-the-wall muffled lofi makes it sound really insane / alien... i was mad at covered in frogs being too muffled and intro of Pie Lot being just too damn long (don't believe that!) ... some odd choices... but this is all on first glisten so ve shall see! what do YOU think!
  • I was fortunate enough to get a copy of this on vinyl. I was kind of expecting more, but i was definatly satisfied. For instance i have a lot of old rares on my comp. and some of them sound better to me then the versions they use hear, like Covered in Frogs. Either way i am still pleased with it. Only thing i need now is an original Hollindagain.
  • wish i could have gotten this too.
  • I like your review of this GO! I've listened to the Crack Box many times now and still am not entirely sure which songs are my favorites. I love Jimmy Raven and the second half of the album really shines for me. I am enitrely confused by the We Tigers on it. I like it. I think. I was expecting a kick-ass Malta-like version. Not something so muddled. But its so interesting... I think my favorite thing about Jimmy Raven, is that it really sets up the entire feel of the album nicely. Its a song, that if you listen to all the parts together they get enitrely jumbled and a little overwhelming/scary but when listenening to the individual pieces I find myself blown away by the mass amounts of talent in each. Especially the DRUMS! I mean, Panda! That's one thing I really miss off of their newer stuff. Is Panda drumming! His style is so unique, so crazy-good!
  • I tried so hard to get crack box on ebay, but I just couldn't bid more than 100$! And the fact that they're selling for like 300$ is outrageous to me! I was going to wait and try and get it REAL in my HANDS, but I think it's time I downloaded it.... *sigh*
  • yeah...I downloaded it..... someday i'll shell out the 300 bucks. But god damn! That's a lot of money!
  • (kicking self for not buying it at the Mississippi show)
  • I met someone on this crazy site called Chatroulette, who had a crack box. They showed it to me. Out of the fifty thousand people on there, I actually met someone with a crack box. Best luck ever. a quick note: I don't recommend that anyone go there. There are an uncountable amount of penises. Yes. Penises. We should make a thread about this site, if anyone wants to talk about it. Also, <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.seenstudio.com/store/index.html">http://www.seenstudio.com/store/index.html</a><!-- m --> the real reason for this post. They are selling the actual crack box poster. I wish I had the money to dish out on this.
  • Hehe tigers, I have seen lots from that site, but I never go to it for that main reason. I find it amazing though that you found someone with a box. I would have been very ecstatic and wanted them to send it my way! bwahaha
  • it was amazing. They also had that rare 7" with the Polly and The Purple Bottle (stevie wonder remix). Amazing guy. So nice. Shit, I wish he got on aim so we could stay in touch. It really was amazing. I have yet to meet someone as cool as him again. they are making lots of changes on that site to eliminate the grossness/penises, so that's pretty cool.
  • Well maybe one of these days ill be on it and happen to chat with you <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smile-1.gif" alt=":)" title=":)" /><!-- s:) --> then we can sing out hearts out! hehe
  • I hope that happens! It would be amazing.
  • For some reason when I try to connect it doesn't want to connect to anyone. Hopefully I will be able to fix it...
  • it does that to me sometimes too. I'm actually wandering it right now. I might start asking everyone if they are Zebra. edit;;;; I didn't find you. I did find some energetic frenchman that wanted to be my facebook friend. We talked for an hour, and I just disconnected him because i'm not into facebook friending people that I meet on chatroulette (there was one exception). And he was so energetic, it kinda creeped me out. I also met someone that bragged about growing pot in their forest. Shit, I might just make a chatroulette topic.
  • I haven't tried again to get on, my web cam is giving me problems as well now haha.
  • I've start listening to this record and these questions might already be answered in this thread but: Are the songs are old? or are some new? And are they all being played live and spontaniously? (can't spell!) And when was it released? Thanks. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smile-1.gif" alt=":)" title=":)" /><!-- s:) -->
  • [quote="156curses"] Are the songs are old? or are some new? And are they all being played live and spontaniously? (can't spell!) And when was it released? Thanks. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smile-1.gif" alt=":)" title=":)" /><!-- s:) -->[/quote] I believe they are quite old. And spontaneous. Last year, but they had been talking about releasing it for a long time. Please correct me if I'm wrong, I'm not an expert of Crack Box as I blew my chance to buy one. <!-- s>__< --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/mad.gif" alt=">__<" title="mad" /><!-- s>__< -->
  • [quote]And though the set consists of material from their infancy (2000-2003), it sounds less embryonic than lab-like,[/quote] a quote from Pitchfork. I googled my question, and did not initially go to the site in search of information, in my defense. It was the best option out of the top three though.
  • I finally cracked out and just downloaded it. I tried so many times to actually buy it... But it's damn near impossible if you're poor like me. I will buy it one day, when I can. but until then I am enjoying Do The Nurse. <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/lol.gif" alt=":D" title="lol" /><!-- s:D -->
  • There's one on eBay on which the current bid is $53...
  • what?! Anyone with money should buy that sucker now. How much longer does the auction have?
  • 6d, 10h. 3 bids so far so you have to get into a bid war if you want to buy it. [url]http://cgi.ebay.com/Animal-Collective-Animal-Crack-Box-3XLP-Catsup-Plate-/270570386385?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Music_on_Vinyl&hash=item3eff4073d1[/url]
  • I bet though, in the last day/hours the price will skyrocket. A lot of people wait to bid until then.
  • Ohhh ya it's already at $100 with 5 days left so it'll probably go much higher
  • jfdasl, that's scary! It is going to be priceeeyy!
  • <!-- s>_<; --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/stressed.gif" alt=">_<;" title="stressed" /><!-- s>_<; --> <!-- s>__< --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/mad.gif" alt=">__<" title="mad" /><!-- s>__< --> <!-- s:evil: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/evil.gif" alt=":evil:" title="evil" /><!-- s:evil: --> <!-- s:cry: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/cry.gif" alt=":cry:" title="cry" /><!-- s:cry: --> should have bought it for $20 when i had a chance and could have gotten it signed fuck fuck fuck
  • ^^^ when was this? That woud've been awesome!
  • oxford mississippi, last May. June? drunk, swept into THE party, amazing, amazing, wow. I was debating at the merch table but was too drunk to do more than buy a shirt for my ex, who introduced me to them. (8 exes back ex).
  • Damnit, stupid alcohol. Ruins everything except your ego. I'm not into alcohol, but I'm a rage-aholic. I'm addicted to rage-ahol. (Joke stolen from the Simpsons? Check.)
  • That was a VERRRY good night, though. <!-- s:winky: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/winky.gif" alt=":winky:" title="winky" /><!-- s:winky: --> And I did drunk dial kevin and told him to tell me that I said not to drink. When I was leaving for the ATL show, he reminded me that i had told him to tell me that i said "Suzie, don't drink", and I didn't, and it was good. Amen, alleluia. What is rage? Is it like spice? Can you put it in your eye?
  • Rage? Haha like intense anger? It's a smokable plant that I grow in my room. Just kidding, it's the first thing.
  • I'd grow rage if I could.
  • just downloaded this today and i think it's absolutely amazing. i really like the lo-fi feel of the whole album, i did not like some of the covers like ahhh good country and wcwar
  • Glad you gave it a listen derek! <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smile-1.gif" alt=":)" title=":)" /><!-- s:) --> some of the covers, agreed, are hard to listen to. which songs DO you like?
  • all of the pumpkin songs are awesome, Hey Friend, Don't Believe The Pilot, Ice Cream Factory, Do The Nurse, and i really like De Soto de Son, We Tigers is strange and lo fi and really really crazy
  • I haven't listened through Crack Box yet. Though I agree with Derek on the Pumpkin songs.
  • Anybody got a link so I can listen to this?
  • i'm not sure where i found mine but I can try and dig a link up from the depths of the internet if you want. Do you like .zip or .rar things?
  • I prefer .zip files plz
  • I scoured the depths of the internet for you. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://rapiddigger.com/download/animal-collective-crack-box-zip-7152142/">http://rapiddigger.com/download/animal- ... p-7152142/</a><!-- m --> click on the link and then its rapidshare from then. I'm not sure if you are familiar with rapidshare, but it doesn't always work great for free users. During a weekday it should do alright. I haven't downloaded the Crack Box from this link so i'm not sure how cool it is. I also hope i'm not breaking the forum rules for this, but I don't think the Crack Box is buyable in mp3 format.
  • [quote="we tigers"]I scoured the depths of the internet for you. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://rapiddigger.com/download/animal-collective-crack-box-zip-7152142/">http://rapiddigger.com/download/animal- ... p-7152142/</a><!-- m --> click on the link and then its rapidshare from then. I'm not sure if you are familiar with rapidshare, but it doesn't always work great for free users. During a weekday it should do alright. I haven't downloaded the Crack Box from this link so i'm not sure how cool it is. I also hope i'm not breaking the forum rules for this, but I don't think the Crack Box is buyable in mp3 format.[/quote] Interesting, BTW have you found any place other than rapidshare because I have trouble downloading it. And yes, it is a shame that Crack Box are not available in .mp3 format.
  • first off, I suggest you remove those add stuff from your signature if you actually want to be a part of this forum. Second, once you do that i'll look for you but you should just search google yourself for the crack box on mediafire or something.
  • I can't really understand the acb version of we tigers... like I know it's a live recording, but it sounds like someone recorded it on their cell phone!
  • I just got ahold of these tracks. anything exceptional in this that you recomend me?
  • also, anything besides young prayer that is decently recorded?
  • it's quite a mixed bag... most of the tracks will probably pass you by on the first glisten or two without leaving too much of an impression there was such little reaction to this esp. when you think about coming off the heels of SO much mpp talk love hype! DO THE NURSE / ICE CREAM FACTORY / PUMPKIN TRILOGY... a few others... i don't know... i can see most really not liking much on there! esp. the last few songs! ... that version of pilot was WEAK compared to the one we already knew...rabbit and frogs were pretty decent but didn't add much... though oddly i really dug the choice for the WE TIGERS just... SO lofi that it becomes DEMENTED sounding like recorded through a WALL or something!
  • Ice cream factory is my current favorite song. it was awesome. the pumpkin trilogy was good. I also liked the Iko Ovo. gonna make a video for that soon if i can.
  • I have still held off on listening to anything from Animal Crack Box... Even though I have it on mp3 haha. EDIT: I got Animal Crack Box today. So happy.
  • that's awesome! Congrats. I've been thinking about the Crack Box poster. I saw that its still for sale on Insound for 130 bucks and I keep thinking about buying it because I have the money. I'll probably think about it for one to two months and if its still there i'll purchase it. It'd be pretty cool anyways. Or maybe i'll just buy the real Crack Box...which would be cooler?
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