Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Serj Tankian 'Elect(s) the Dead on album


System of a Down's front man Serj Tankian on his first solo album Elect the Dead, which was released worldwide on Oct. 23. Serj will also be supporting the Foo Fighters to promote its new album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace in November, according to an advertisement in Kerrang!.

Serj Tankian (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, keyboard), Dan Monti (lead guitar, backing vocals), Larry LaLonde (rhythm guitar), Mario Pagliarulo (bass, backing vocals), Troy Zeigler (drums) and Erwin Khachikian (piano, keyboard) are the members of the live band, which will be known as "The FCC".


1. Empty Walls
2. The Unthinking Majority
3. Money
4. Feed Us
5. Saving Us
6. Sky Is Over
7. Baby
8. Honking Antelope
9. Lie Lie Lie
10. Praise the Lord And Pass the Ammunition
11. Beethoven's Cunt
12. Elect the Dead

The name of the band actually stands for the "Flying Cunts of Chaos", which is originally what Tankian wanted to call the album, he tells Kerrang! rock magazine in an interview. rather than the Federal Communications Commission. Tankian has also stated that he will not be playing any System of a Down material on tour. In support of Elect the Dead (Warner Bros.), Tankian is playing a number of promotional dates.

The smartest lyrics I have heard is from the lead single, "Empty Walls":

Don't you see their bodies burning
Desolate and full of yearning
Dying of anticipation
Choking from intoxication
Don't you see their bodies burning
Desolate and full of yearning
Dying of anticipation
Choking from intoxication

I want you to be left behind those empty walls
Taught you to see from behind those empty walls

I want you to be left behind those empty walls
I taught you to see from behind those empty walls

From behind those empty walls
From behind those fucking walls
From behind those god damn walls
Those walls
Those walls


Rating: 4 out of 5

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