If this is start of a cull for this band's songs in the rate, then rate cancelled! Either way, this result is a disappointment! #41 Deftones | My Own Summer (Shove It) | 6.706 (+0.059 / +0.95 points) Highest: 10x4 (@Ana Raquel, @Ironheade, @DominoDancing, @DJHazey) 9x1 (@Maki) Lowest: 0x1 (@berserkboi) 3x1 (@If You Go) Album: Around the Fur - 1997 Charting: 29 According to thedeftones.com, this was written in Seattle during the hot summer of 1994. Trapped inside of his room by the heat and sun, Chino Moreno boarded up his windows with aluminum foil and wished for "An apocalyptic-type thing" where all of the people on the streets would disappear and the sun would go away. He called this dream world "his own summer," which is where the song title comes from. The video features a great white shark. Chino Moreno told NME: "I paid the bill for the director to go to Australia to collect footage to put in the video. The actual sharks in the video were mechanical except the footage they CGIed in at the end." A version of the song was featured on the soundtrack for The Matrix. I'm always going to love everything from Deftones's first three albums more than anything else I've ever heard from them, especially when they were at their rawest - Adrenaline and Around the Fur. Listening to songs like this, Bored, Engine No 9, Lotion, Headup, Minus Blindfold, and 7 Words compared to their later output is like two separate entities. They always were experimental, but I feel like they drifted away from heavy metal as they went along. I've haven't really heard much of their most recent stuff though, so I could be wrong. I had to include this to show off Deftones at their youngest though, showcasing how flexible of a vocalist that Chino is. The band's early sound reminds me of one of my first girlfriends. We bonded on the fact that we both loved nu metal, but I really floored her when I said I was obsessed with Deftones, which won me a ton of clout with her. To her, they were kind of underground still, compared to the rest of genre taking off with mainstream media. She was one of those cool skater chicks, that I felt I was out of her league and not cool enough so that is a strong memory for me. Probably why I made my first email address and AOL messenger name as 'deftones341' or translated as 'deftones - iloveyou spelled backwards - 341 instead of 143' which was both a statement of loving the band and this girl because we felt we were the two biggest Deftones stans in the state of Maine. She always loved when I'd sing Deftones songs to her over the phone. That's so late 90's/early 000s' it's not even funny! I'm old, etc. Commentary Time to find out that the haters really hated Chino's screams in the chorus, am I right? @berserkboi - 0 - Non! Okay, time to not hold back with my french rate commentary/scores then! @If You Go - 3 - Versus sound good, but the shrieking in the chorus grates too much But the verses are a 10/10, so this doesn't add up. @unnameable – 5.5 – they distorted the vocals too far @Maki - 9 - This is such a grower and the guitar riff is so memorable. I love how they combine atmospheric/moody with angry sections. Quite trippy, actually. I dare you to listen to their first two albums, it's going to blow your mind. Another all-time favorite deep cuts is "MX" which I think you'd love, which was one of those secret tracks that goes on for like 45 minutes and I'm always mad when streaming sites don't shorten it so I can get the scrobble on Last.FM without having to listen to dead air for at least 22 and half minutes. @DominoDancing - 10 - I'll say this, Chino's vocals in general take getting used to. But they are absolutely unique in this genre with the way their ethereal quality. The guitar riff on this is already amazing, things get even better when the descending bass line kicks in, and then all hell breaks lose. One of the few bands that actually just got better over the course of their career. Yes Stephen Carpenter on guitars and Chi Cheng on bass (R.I.P.) crank out classic riffs with this song and "Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)" which almost made the rate. It was a toss up as they're both anthems. Songs This and "My Own Summer" were both equally huge for Deftones from Around the Fur. My deep cut favorite I suggested for @Maki. Another song I haven't mentioned from this album, without any screaming parts on it so there's that too. What a dark and trippy means to literally just detach from the world around you and escape to another planet.