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Which bands do you have everything of (demos b-sides) and could name by ear.
Smiths Strokes Interpol
bloc party although i'm not a massive fan
I'm not an actual issue of NME but apparently I might as well be.
Maybe Radiohead too.
mars volta (doesnt mean i liked the last two though)
brian jonestown massacre
Attic Lights and Larrikin Love
they were the first band I was properly obsessed with
I seem to own everything they released and have a bajillion demo's, B-Sides, unreleased stuff.
Helps that its all available for download from a fansite tbf.
I'm not very cool
Great username, btw.
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Blur and Beastie Boys but I kind of let it go by the time I left school, I have all the albums of said bands but I gave in before the get every B-Side and recording ever made stage.
Radiohead, around 80%
Adam and the Ants (though not the solo stuff)
are probably most comprehensively covered, including their various side projects. Kind of makes me look like a geek rock beard scratcher.
going to listen to S/T, Flood & John Henry this afternoon.
although I have the B sides boxset, bloodflowers or the most recent 1. But other than that I think I know more or less everything. I was such a tragic teenager thinking about it.
getting hold of the pre-Disintegration 12" singles and other subsequent rarities (e.g. spending approx. £25 for the Rubaiyat compilation solely the Cure's cover of "Hello, I Love You"). None of this was easy given that this was pre-Internet days.
John Coltrane Quartet
MF Doom (and ALL Aliases incl. Zev Love X)
monsta island czars? Is it shit?
I admit, it's subpar. If you've got anyone in that posse besides MF Grimm distracting from Doom, you've got a problem.
But to the best of my knowledge most of the back catalogue of:
Future of the left
Au Pairs (due to their anthology having EVERYTHING they did on it)
Joy Division (thanks to that boxset)
Maybe New Order / The Delgados / Electrelane / DFA1979?
the smiths pretty much
sonic youth - getting there
stone roses - easy isn't it?
Belle and Sebastian (up until the last album anyway, I stopped buying the singles)
Maybe Radiohead too.
Official Secrets Act and Interpol.
I think I have everything by ...Trail of Dead
Idlewild, well up to the last couple of years anyway
Silversun Pickups (radio sessions, covers, am being completist)
Elliott Smith (long may his tupac style endless stream of unreleased stuff go on)
about miles davis (every song by ear), that is an impressive amount of music.
Magnetic Fields (but not all of Merritt's other projects)
Manics up to a few years back
I'm probably the only one I know.
not that i have literally everything but with the bsides being all covers or live versions i'm sure i could do the job
The Cooper Temple Clause
Hope Of The States
all the way..
PS not to be confontational but I'm not having that above about all the jazz guys by ear. By the mid-80s Miles Davis couldn't tell a Miles Davis song by ear!
then add Smog/Bill Callahan and Low to the list.
i expect Boris and Merzbow to be included in your list, yes every single merzbow release.
Maybe the Cooper Temple Clause
I seem to have most if not all of I Was A Cub Scout's stuff, although I don't really listen to them now.
With the exception of the new stuff which I couldn't afford to pre-order. Fucking love Idlewild, I do.
but not so much anymore. My knowledge of bands has eroded as I can mass download.
Kenickie - 193 spngs in iTunes. There's nothing more, I think.
Xiu Xiu and related projects.
The Beautiful South/Housemartins.
Probably a few others with a less impressive amount of material.
Well maybe some who only have about two albums. Nowt 'impressive' though. I would say the Melvins but I still need to buy about four of their albums.
Do you remember that "You Bet" show with Matthew Kelly? One time there was this guy on with a massive record collection and he did a challenge where they played one or two seconds of a random track in his collection and he had to identify the exact track. I reckon I might possibly do alright with that.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Thursday, Misfits (Danzig stuff only)
is insanely good.
Moss Icon, Rites of Spring and a load of old emo/hardcore bands that weren't around for very long.
Extending to an almost autistic encyclopedic knowledge of obscure bootlegs.
Manics, Guided by Voices, R.E.M., Green Day. Off top of my head.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor (ok, apart from All Lights Fucked on the Hairy Amp Drooling)
Verve (pre-2008 anyway, stopped caring a while back)
Black Sabbath (Ozzy years only)
and other bands, who haven't released a whole lot more than an album, EP and 7", so don't really count
of very nearly every release by these bands, but also i know a lot about them too - which is what i thought this thread was intially asking. I know these and own these inside out.
Godspeed (including Amps and Tiny Silver Hammers)
Those three were my first major band crushes. Mogwai continue to be, Blur died a death when Graham sailed off and Damon got too involved in Mockney Hip Hop.
These are new obsessions where I have backtracked through and bought as many original editirions as possible. Buyign Burzum 2nd hand alleviates than angst oof giving money to someone with unsavoury politics...i.e. I haven't.
Wolves in the Throne Room (have the original demos too)
There are loads more bands for who I own their entire catalogues but only becasue they haven't realsed that much so they don't really count (e.g. Liars, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Burial, Cobalt, Khanate, KTL)
but all the following I think I own everything by and would know every track off by heart..
British Sea Power
but with the internet it is loads easier to be a completest now. I remember reading Invisible Republic and wondering how you got ALL of the original basement tapes in the early 70s. Incidentally, anybody got all those basement tapes?
Elastica, Huggy Bear, Placebo, Electrelane, Rilo Kiley.
and Modernaire and The Whip.
radiohead and gybe
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