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And not in a good way.
Who'd have thought a band who can't (choose not to) play fronted by three girls who can't sing would turn out a single that sucked cock.
That's a shame...
which band are doing that, then?
Whatever group of mindless session hacks their record company bought for them. Aren't they called the Cassettes or something?
They're on Memphis Industries, hardly the cash rich home of sessioneers. And the Cassettes are their mates.
You don't have to be rich to be a soulless session hack.
Ask the Kooks.
mis-information here. The drummer is one of the girl's boyfriends and the keyboard player is a mate of mine who's just a guy from Brighton. Dunno about the other two. Actually one thing that can't be levelled at them is having been heavily influenced by their label - they have always been the same since the very beginning!
is one of the singers at least ten years younger than the other two?
I am not having a go I am really interested.
And I thought it was commonly accepted they were put together.
The Cassettes existed before the Pipettes. Thye asked the three original Pipettes to join them. That is not manufacturing a band, it is asking people to join your band. Gwenno was a fan of the band and was asked to join when Julia left.
Their record label hasn't changed the band at all. They had three independent singles before joining Memphis Industries.
I've seen 'em so many times from way back before they were signed to MI, which as pointed out above is only small, and they're still ploughing the same furrow now as they were then.
My issue is - why are some people so fucking ANTI the Pipettes? If you don't like 'em, fair enough, but they're a million times better than bands that do deserve such vitriolic lambasts.
I think they're great, they may not break boundaries, but then not everyone should. For the hear and now, they're doing something a little unique at least.
that should have said "here and now" I wasn't gunning for a pun, honest.
Rose and the drummer split over a year ago.
quite friendly when i saw them back in april.
he was an irritating bastard anyway.
good call. plus the casettes are not bad in any way. they're being asked to play music of a certain style and are doing it very well.
anyone know who produced the album. paul tipler per chance?
I'm aware there's another tiresome Pipettes argument coming now to consolidate the tiresome Kooks, Razorlight, Lily Allen and Pete Doherty arguments.
Why would disliking The Pipettes make one a musical snob?
i think is what they mean.
i think they were referring to Brainlove though.
In other news, HELLO GEORGE!!
If it's from 'We Are The Pipettes', it's going to be like oooh all gooey in my ears YAY.
It seems cynical. Can't put my finger on it yet.
definitely not my favourite on the album.
which one is it?
i saw the video for pull shapes the other day and it totally put me off the song
horrible piece of music
It's brilliant. Second best single of the year.
fitting in with your wedding reception sensibility. No offence, like.
What's that mean?!
but it doesn't sound nice...
What, like YMCA? The Bee Gees? Chic?
Or do you just not like me playing the 'pop' music?
It's nothing new for me to rail against bad commercial pop music, is it..
'Maneater' is amazing pop music, not bad commercial pop music.
This is where I pull my sad face.
ps. Pipettes >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> everything else.
is slightly better?
pipettes= shit crap trying to be phil spector but actually being very very bad pete waterman
that it makes me really depressed. its so butlins. and no, thats not a good thing.
Brainlove/Alcxxk/Alan and some others v Me and Thommo. Bring it.
you have traynor
except not as good. cos I quite liked that reach song.
but I'm still convinced theyre actually shouting "BULL SHIT!" rather than "PULL SHAPES"
Tag me in! Tag me in!
I will fight the Pips cause to the end.
Pull Shapes = single of the year.
The tag team army grows. We are now six strong. We shall pool our resources to defend the honour of The Pipettes.
Did they throw their cap on the group or something? Or turn their flagon of mead upside down? However it happened, that's what I'm doing now.
shut yer big yap
shut yer big yap
Them's fightin' words.
summertime fun for all the family.
that took him.
i can't always tell.
are quickly becoming one of the most talked about acts here. So whether you love them or hate them, you have an opinion on them.... being talked about is much better than not being talked about. I bet there are 1000s of other bands who would love to be in their position right now!
aren't as good as the Pipettes though.
come one thommo....
achhh, no-one remembers me
It took about four days to get that. i tried the notverygoodettes for about 16 hours, but that just wasn't working. The fakettes fared a bit better.
just not your gender.
It was a disclaimer really.
to my last 'special night-time friend'
Now can we go back to our duel of honour?
Although it would have been easier if he'd just said that. His dislike does not surprise me. Of all the people in the world, I cannot think of anyone I have a more opposing music taste to than this John_Brainlove character, whoever he is.
You can read my Dresden Dolls live review on this very site in fact. I mean Pull Shapes or whatever it's called.
(Yeah, I know, irony adding to it etc.)
I'd guessed it was that as you posted immediately after Tom Robinson played it on Radio 2 last night, which I was listening to for the Warmsley session. I'd forgotten why I'd stopped listening to Robinson on 6 Music - he knows his music but in between the records he's all over the place, isn't he?
Nice review - I'd like to see AP get a grand piano too. I still like 'Pull Shapes', though!
The Pipettes are ace. I don't really cared whether they're manufactured or bitchy or whatever - it's a brilliant album and Pull Shapes is one of my singles of the year. I wish I was in The Pipettes.
is my least favourite pippettes song.
is that I can't fathom why such an innocuous band should be either tagged as the spawn of satan or the greatest thing like ever ever ever.
There seem to be much better candidates out there for either accolade.
a great song
even though it is a bit creepy to be about 30 and sing songs about boys in school uniforms.
as nice_squirrel said, i don't really care if they're supposedly bitch and it's all a gameplan. meh, i still like them because they make ace pop songs. and stuff.
still, it is a bit cringeworthy when they claim they're giving female musicians credibility. um, you're singing about boys, school and dancing...
the other Pipettes singles didn't ?