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01-12-2003, 04:18 PM
im sure this has been addressed before somewhere, but does anyone know who is speaking on this track? and the story behind it?

the reverend
01-12-2003, 04:47 PM
Copied and pasted from the Tool FAQ.

"G39. Is "Message to Harry Manback" an actual phone message?

Yep, someone left someone a threat. Yes, they actually meant it as a threat. So no, it wasn't concocted by the band. (Though the piano part was obviously added in to make it sound more like a love poem).
G40. OK, so who was that message for? Who is Harry Manback?
Danny had this to say about it in some interview:
"Message to Harry Manback is a recording of the words of an uninvited Italian guest who came to Maynard's house one day. A so-called friend of a friend of a friend of Harry's .... Before we finally managed to figure out that nobody really knew him, he had already emptied the fridge and run up a huge phone bill. He got kicked out of the house."

Harry Manback is a pseudonym for the real recipient of the message, presumably a past roommate of Maynard's: Hotsy Menshot of Green Jello"

01-12-2003, 04:52 PM
there is so much stuff you can learn by reading the FAQ.. hell, many of the questions posted here wouldnt even have to be asked if people took the time to read it..

sorry about being a jackass about it..

01-13-2003, 02:45 PM
uh ok

01-17-2003, 11:22 PM
but the FAQ has most of the answers so don't feel like jackass :)