[30] Critic Ed Naha, writing in Crawdaddy!, gave the album a negative review, writing "Much of the Wonderlandish magic found on Eno's first LP is lost on this rocky terrain, being replaced by a dull, repetitive aura that is annoying as all hell. [25] Chris Jones of BBC Music called Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) "a work of genius because it didn't know the meaning of repetition" and "merely took Warm Jets and refined it into a smoother lump of oddness."[32]. [6] Steve Huey of AllMusic described the album as themes as "often inscrutable, but still playful – about espionage, the Chinese Communist revolution, and dream associations". Don't count upon their company. In the whale, there is a man without his raincoat. Hidden in the kitchen, Unlike his debut album Here Come the Warm Jets, which had featured sixteen musicians, this album utilized a core band of five instrumentalists – Eno himself on keyboards and guitar, guitarist Phil Manzanera, bassist Brian Turrington, drummer Freddie Smith and percussionist Robert Wyatt – and featured far fewer guests. The album alludes to pop-song structures, but Eno's lyrics play with themes of geopolitical intrigue. [14], Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) was released in November 1974 in a gatefold sleeve. He concluded that "a man who can write songs like 'Burning Airlines Give You So Much More' has seen the future, and the future is a sonic Disney named Eno, who makes music you can live with". All tracks are written by Brian Eno, except where noted. [5] During the recording sessions, he would allow the cards to dictate the next unconsidered action in the recording process. [Verse 1] I can think of nowhere. [19], Like Here Come the Warm Jets, Taking Tiger Mountain received a mostly positive reception from critics. Back on the trail, Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) is a loose concept album that addresses a variety of subjects that range from espionage to the Chinese Communist revolution. In the sea, there is a whale without any eyes. "Admittedly, when they're over they're over—you don't flash on them the way you do on "Cindy Tells Me" and "Baby's on Fire". [14] "The Fat Lady of Limbourg", described by Eno as a "Burroughs-type song" about an asylum in Limbourg, Belgium, where the residents of it outnumber the population of the town. [13] On the political theme within the lyrics and album title, Eno explained that he is "not Maoist or anything like that; if anything I'm anti-Maoist". This is for the fingers, Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy (disambiguation), "Six Degrees of Brian Eno's Another Green World", "Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) – Brian Eno", "Brian Eno: Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) [Reissue]", "Here Come the Warm Jets, Taking Tiger Mountain (by Strategy), Another Green World, Before and After Science", "Brian Eno: Here Come the Warm Jets / Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) / Before and After Science", "Review of Brian Eno – Here Come the Warm Jets, Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), Another Green World, Before and After Science", "Manna for fans: the history of the hidden track in music", Doug Hilsinger and Caroleen Beatty cover of the entire album, More Blank Than Frank/Desert Island Selection, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, Dream Theory in Malaya: Fourth World Volume Two, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Taking_Tiger_Mountain_(By_Strategy)&oldid=986285689, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. He described it as: ...just doing anything we felt like doing at the time. What do I care? I can think of nowhere I would rather be Reading morning papers, drinking morning tea: She clutches the tray And then we talk just like a kitchen sink play Nothing ventured, nothing gained. "Burning Airlines Give You So Much More" is inspired by a 1974 crash near Paris of a Turkish Airlines DC-10, one of the worst air crashes in history. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Right behind the scales. [...] guaranteed to be put on the 'Most Wanted' list by psychopaths everywhere [...] [Eno] takes you on a dada-ists tour-de-force, lampooning and integrating every type of music conceivable". Don't ever trust those meters

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