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Dug out their debut, what an album! Potentially one of my faves of the decade...
The rest didn't really stick with me.
In a way there's something brilliant about a guy hysterically screaming something as mundane as "why won't it snow like they said it would? What is it that they know that I really should?" with so much intensity.
They had a few ace songs and were good at what they were doing ( see theguywithnousername post ).
But it was never the kind of band you would imagine doing a 20-years-8-albums-career...
Ive been really enjoying it again. Listened to the second as well and amazingly he sounds more female. I thought it would be the other way round once his particulars dropped.
maybe i had seen this post without realizing it.
but I have been listening to Crashland's album again recently - it's alright.
I loved Glued for about one summer when I was 17/18.
Didn't they have a bit of a feud with My Vitriol or something?
Glued and Modern Animal do very nicely
.. were one of my favourite bands at the time. Not really my thing now but still listen them every now and again and think both albums are great. Too bad they got screwed over by record companies etc.
'October Swimmer' was pretty ace though.
Not that it really matters anyway...
cant find my cds either :(
And then I get that bloody song stuck in my head.
(It's snowing right now)
had some great tracks on it! As someone said above, it's a real shame they didn't make it any further. Didn't the original woman leave bu they still tried to carry on?
... she left, but to be fair I don't think she had any part in actually writing the music, she started learning bass pretty much when she joined the band. They had another bass player for a while. i think they actually recorded a third album but it never got released cause of record company goings on.
wasnt that mark knobbing hilary woods twin sister if i remember.
alan moulder produced the second album.
did they have to fold or would no one take them on for a third album?
.. her twin sister. Undercover Angels from the first album is about her. I think, though this could be wrong, basically the record label they were on ceased to exist or something. They were signed to Lakota records who were owned by Columbia or something and there was a dispute going on. I think because of this they couldn't get their third album released, even though it was apparently finished and this kind of led to them calling it a day. I to Sky was released in 2002 and they split in 2006, so that's 4 years, a fair gap. I went to see them on thier last small tour in 2005 and apparently the album was finished then but it never saw the light of day. They released 2 single after I to Sky and I have a 4 track album sampler of the 3rd album which has 3 songs not on any of those singles releases so it does seem they were all ready to go on but couldn't get their stuff released.
But first album was good and they were quite fun live.
if it was any good.
he could just leak the damn thing.
.. about it I don't think the full thing was fully master, only like 4 songs or so that were on the sampler.
i to sky was pretty atrocious. like someone else said, whenever there's an impending snowstorm, i always manage to start singing "whyyyy won't it snowww??? like they said it wouldddd!!"
I was a huge fan boy in the day. I saw them like 14 times.
The stuff I heard from the 3rd album was awesome. So sad it never got released, or rather that their label wouldn't even release them to go and put it out even though they refused to put it out themselves.
I'm on my own here, but I To Sky remains one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard
should get back together!! Algeria is fuckin immense!!
One of the first bands I really got into as a teenager.
I to Sky was rubbish though. October Swimmer is a tune.
I liked surrender too. I remember seeing him break his guitar at the end of bumble bee. Although it wasn't that rock and roll, cos he'd swapped it for a cheaper one half way through the song. S
I remember reading years ago that he was advised to stop singing because of the damage he was doing to his larynx?
and they popped up everywhere as tour supports, like the bloody Subways circa 2006. Good riddance
THAT THEY KNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!!"
Settle down man, come on.