GETTIN' HIGH ON YOUR OWN SUPPLY
ALBUM SONY RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 6, 1999 REVIEW:
OCTOBER 14, 1999
I've tried. I really have. But I just can't seem to grip the greatness of
Apollo Four Forty. I'll admit they've come up with new angles and combinations
regarding contemporary club music, at least on their two previous albums. But
that doesn't excuse the streamlined set of songs presented on "Gettin'
High On Your Own Supply".
The single "Stop the Rock" was as good as any of their prior hits,
with the cool, odd combination of rock'n'roll and cold mechanical synths. You
don't want lame imitations of this the whole album through, no matter how good
it is. It's all a blur of samples you've heard before, stiff guitar riffs and
dutiful electronic surroundings. Still being innovative and sound
perfectionists, what they end up with this time is nearly ten disappointments.
Two or three of the songs on "Gettin' High On Your Own Supply" are
reminiscent of the former Apollo Four Forty, but that won't do. Not at all.