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i have just listened to my first godspeed you black emperor song in my life. Im home.
lift your skinny fists, then go buy that tomorrow. one of the best albums of all timie.
they really made all the rest of the bands that do that style of postrock sound like dullards with that album.
but 100X better.
because I hope you are because they're ace.
i think the fact that ive listened to quite alot of postrock before discovering godspeed makes them sound even better.
that although they only produced a few lps, its all solid gold, and most of the side projects are great too (silver mt zion, fly pan am, hrsta)
set fire to flames...
make almost the entire genre of post-rock redundant.
Lift Yr Skinny Fists isn't nearly as good as F# A# Infinity. Slow Riot... is fucking amazing also.
but you've never listened to talk talk.
Lift Yr Skinny Fists is their best, no question.
It's so much more hopeful than F#A#Infinity, and I think that is what makes it their best.
Also, the last 10 minutes of Sleep (aka Broken Windows, Locks of Love pt.3) is the best piece of music ever done, in my opinion.
Slow Riot is definitely their best, it is perfection. Skinny Fists second I'd say.
i cant get into any other post rock and i think its because i listened to godspeed first...nothing compares to them
my fav has to be F#A#Infinity...but Godspeed are just fucking brilliant so all the albums are pretty blinding.
who always wants to say
post rock is not a genre.
lift yr skinny fists perfected the genre all other bands were pointless, then yanqui came out wasn't nearly as good and I lost intrest completely (for awhile)
to go listen to the first half of Skinny Fists. In the dark, on my brilliant headphones. WOW. now listening to a live set of them I downloaded, current 'song' - Tiny Silver Hammers (which i think is the live name for a couple of songs from Yanqui played together)
It was the opening of Lift Yr Skinny Fists...
Thus my music taste was changed forever.
I really don't go in for all this "defining moment" bullshit, but that really was pretty damn special - to the point that it's influenced the music I write more heavily than I'm sure is good for me...