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I know nothing. Are they good? Should I know better? I keep seeing their stuff, but.....?
I rather like. Not blow yer mind A+ good, but rather a solid B...maybe B+. Give 'em a go, yeah.
Hit Parade? its not high quality all the way through cos they released one single per month for a year and then put them all together on that cd.
Bizarro has some great attacking guitars on it but yes Seamonsters is their best album, but don't bother with anything after that - their '12 singles in a year' folly of 1992 was like being farted on by the fat boy at school, but for 12 months.
Their early singles have appeal also, eg the stuff on Tommy - heavily influecned by Postcard Records bands though.
how was that?
outside of a Wedding Present gig at the Forum in Tunbridge Wells. They wanted to know why 'The Weddoes' were so special. I had no idea, having never bothered to listen to them before.
Good live though.
was a mega return to form, def the best thing they've done since seamonsters
They have a formula and they stick to it (stupidly fast guitars), but it's great stuff.
Is one of the albums of the 90's, and introduced me to Steve Albini.
Oh what a record.
then Tommy, then Bizarro and the Hit Parade and that's probably all you need, although Seamonsters is OK, I spose...
of bizarro and seamonsters are usually £5 each in fopp. well worth it. both have loads of lovely bonus tracks.
is my novelty record of the year, class beyond belief!
and a dozen derivations of What Gores On by the Velvets but is soooooo goood
"oh why do you....."
then seamonsters if you want to go HARD
or bizzaro if you wanna go slighjtly poppier
Bizzaro was their major label debut.
An expenisve design house was assigned the task of doing the sleeve.
after months they had nothing.
the meeting came up:
and the fella just went fuck it and scribbled a scribble in felt tip
and so it came to be
as one of the main reasons for my excellent taste in music (you heard). Without that record I doubt I would have got into Albini, Pavement, Sonic Youthand then everything that fell into line after that.
I remember my bro buying Dalliance on 7" from Woolworths and us listening to the noisy bit going "its like you cant hear anything, but you can sort of hear everything"
Funny what sticks in the memory.
for one of the all-time greatest cover versions ever (which no one ever seems to mention)...
Their version of Falling by Julee Cruise (aka: the theme to Twin Peaks) is jawdroppingly beautiful.
I never really got the fuss about Seamonsters. Time for a relisten, I suppose...
Surely it's their take on Orange Juice's 'Felicity' off the Peel Sessions EP and Tommy?
I never really liked that one too much, but then, in my opinion, the first Orange Juice album is flawless, and any covers of songs off it are somewhat redundant.
'Come up and see me (make me smile)' is rocking.
I only have 'George Best plus' and 'Seamonsters' and they are both great. The rhythm guitar playing is so fast and choppy....very underated guitar playing.
The only thing with the Weddoes is it's sometimes difficult to get past the northern Mr Bean-a-like vocals, but I guess it's distinctive!
you're right about Orange Juice and their early Postcard stuff but the Wedding Present version of 'Felicity' sounds twice as fast, and you can almost hear Gedge's voice break when he sings "Now I'm with a stripper behind the scenes" but to be fair, they did a lot of ace covers. 'Cattle and Cane' by the Go Betweens was another.
of 'Box Elder' by Pavement which introduced Peel to Pavment which made Pavement fairly popular in Blighty.
of 'Getting Better' on the Sergeant Pepper Knew My Father compilation album that wazzes all over the Kaiser Chiefs version on the 40th anniversary comp.
Is def (Come up and see me) Make me Smile. Its so so good when albini starts chucking on more and more layers of distortion. And the big pause. Blimey i love it.
Pleasant Valley Sunday. So good.
and get some cinerama too... more albini goodness...