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I have heard
Tindersticks sor far....
fool! Arcade fire were starting at the same time.
(fetches sense of humour from Asda)
their varied and dense instrumentation?
their general OTTness?
OTT vocally at times, i think. not saying that i think it's a bad thing, though.
the subject matter, and even vocal delivery all reminds me of nmh.
but liek, denser.
nmh >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> arcade fire though.
but they are influenced!
in influences and make them their own...
with the right combination something magical happens...
were an influence. so there.
Ho ho. I am killing me...
I hear the Dallas theme
in the beginning where it takes me back to see the intro of Dallas and Jr Ewing...strange
a full time drummer. On funeral it was Howard billerman, who was the technician at the recording studio. SO theyve never used drums as a distinctive part of the sound.
it's why I can't get wild about them.
maybe not obvious though...
sums up this discussion..thank you andy79!
awwwww good times
....:) I can totally hear it!
especially...it´s totally springsteen..
and yeah, some new order
Just last night I was listening to one of my favourite bands from the 80s, The Sound, and I was struck by much the Arcade Fire resemble them - see if you can find the live version of 'Total Recall' off 'In the Hothouse' and you might see what I mean. Lord knows if AF have ever heard them though - as far as I can tell they've kind of been glossed over in music history because they sound a little like Joy Division.
* Echo & the Bunnymen
* Roxy Music
* Talking Heads
* David Bowie
* Joy Division
CARDIACS! By no means a criticism at all but surely the Arcade Fire have watched them live at some point. Their live performance at the Astoria a couple of years ago was pretty much a complete replication of the Cardiacs live show any time over the last 20 years.
Same kind of intensity and early 80s wide scope.
The disco breakdown at the end of, erm, I forget which track now, it's off Funeral, anyway it sounds like YMCA.