By the time Technology Analogy reaches its twelfth track however, “Green Is The Colour”, the album takes on a new approach: environmentalism. “Just go green, green, green”, the lyrics state. So blatantly, in fact, that I had to skip the song. I’m as worried about our world as much as the next guy, but there’s a fine line between being eco-friendly and sounding like a bloody hippie.
Wait a tic. Aren’t environmentalism and the belief in God two entirely different things? Right-wing nut jobs vs. those godless liberals? Wouldn’t placing both messages into one album turn an analogy into a conundrum?
I should also point out that this CD (produced by Feldman’s new label, Ci Fi Records) is available exclusively from Corey’s website (www.coreyfeldman.net) and that the album was made with special 100% biodegradable materials including recyclable paper, soy ink, and even a corn plastic disc tray. The original press release even stated “So essentially you could throw it in the ocean and it will just go back to nature!”, which isn’t such a bad idea.
Don’t get me wrong, though: the music on Technology Analogy sounds great (although the intros may be a bit too long). The voices are wonderful. And yes, Virginia, Corey Feldman definitely has some musical talent (I would love to hear him belt out a rockin’ rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Waiting For The Miracle”!) and I wish him all the best. Yes, yes, and yes. But the lyrics bring the whole album too close to the Christian category — and while that may work for you, it does not work for me. Sorry, Corey.
On the plus side, Technology Analogy may finally bridge the gap between god-fearing Christians and tree-hugging hippies.