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finally got round to downloading III
i really really like!
BUY IT then!!!
but i don't have enough money to
and i will probably be going to see them on this basis of this
bubble & scrape
i didn't bother with harmacy off the back of that
Deep Wound 4eva
the punk stuff they came from that it's just disconcerting for me. it sounds so clean, too... usually i'd just avoid stuff like that but when it's from people you've liked stuff by in the past it's a baaaaad trip.
but you have to accept a bit of that commercialisaton sometimes if you dig the people making the music...if you dont like that then dont go anywhere the lp The Sebadoh, half the second side sounds like the foo fighters. no joke.
making a record that's more accessible and making one that's just bland. all the later Sebadoh i've heard is just missing what i liked from the earlier work. sometimes people have something without maybe knowing what it is.
i found a recent lou solo set very m.o.r....
but still love the older stuff.
and nobody knew what I was talking about, but to me the acoustic songs on III have a completely unique sound. But there must surely be similar music out there ... bands or artists who did a similar thing at the time who have perhaps been forgotten about by a lot of people and don't get any coverage any more. If so, I'd really like to hear them.
What I mean is ... the sound on songs like Total Peace, Perverted World, Rockstar etc ... kind of acoustic grunge. I guess the closest comparisons I could come up with are some early Beck recordings, or Daniel Johnston. But I really can't think of anyone else.
Lou Barlow was pretty singular as a hardcore kid that got into that side of things at the time...
but you might like Great Plains, who were on Homestead - "Born In A Barn" is brilliant, for starters. They were apparently the least popular band on Homestead by quite some way, which must've been depressing. I guess it's almost country-punk. Ron House was in that band, he was later in the Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments who were one of the best punk bands of the 90s. If you can download it you've got an advantage because i don't think there's ever been reissues sadly.
Great Plains don't really sound like Sebadoh at all. Oops.
should really be the Don't Look Back show.
It's got 10 songs on it and I've got it on vinyl. It's basically a couple of the 'singles' off bakesale plus some acoustic and instrumental tracks. Worth checking out for 'lime kiln' alone.
from a few barlow weepy howlers, harmacy is a great album.