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period late 70s to early 80s. Only one choice allowed
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They count because they were totally in that Post Punk book. Like Dollar and Spandau Ballet
quite good ennit. But Chromeo took what they were doing, added an 'o' and forged the future smooth soul sound. Props to the originators, but the progressors are the true heroes
what with them giving you some bonafide lovin' and all that. Some awful song by Saul Williams samples Chrome's 'Zombie Warfare', cool huh?
It's Rock and Roll! But the songs sort of fall apart into sci-fi helll all the times. And they have techno bits and hawkwind bits. And exciting production wise, the guitar has about a million effects on it and the drums are awesomely recorded in a naff sort of way. Okay this is ceasing to make sense
and I like that Saul Williams track. Whaddaya gonna do about it?
and i think one of the best post punk bands ever were josef k.
If i was to tell anyone to listen to an example of post punk it would be "drone" by them.
although I've realized on opening this thread there's a lot of post-punk I haven't listened to.
tell me why....
and also for traversing every musical genre that I like
music to move? Yeah this is music to marrrch to
yeah, i like Killing Joke
Mainly because post punk for me is about liking about three songs each of about a million different bands... The bands that made lots of solid albums, like Gang of Four or The Fall, aren't really my big favourites.
I'm going to say Swell Maps for now, because I seem to keep listening to them whilst losing interest in other stuff. But if you'd asked me a year or more ago I would have said ESG. And I might change again tomorrow.
if they count, because they're just, like, good. Y'know? Really, really dead good.
they're what inspired this thread
POW POW POW POW
They're the best. I'm listening to Hits the now and having a wonderful time. I BELIEVE OUR MAN'S IN LUUUUURRRRRRVVVVVEEEE
THE HEADSHRINKER IS A QUAWAWAWAAAAKK
because Deceit still sounds totally weird and thrilling now. It must've sounded incredible when it came out.
'Cause they were post-punk before there was a punk to be post, and Dub Housing is the best album ever (that isn't by This Heat, or the Television Personalities, or Gene Vincent)
can't argue with that. dub housing is awesome.
black and white.
I hope they count y'know, cause I like the way they sorta took The Magic Band and made it all punkified. And they had a great ethic and wrote some amazing songs and had a real sense of humour. Such a warm band.
And the other thing is - imagine what the musical world would be like if D Boon was still alive today.
but if D Boon was alive today he'd be doing collabs with Chad Kroeger and Armand Van Helden. Believe
Shakira ft D Boon would be amazing
"uuuhhhh wooooahhhhh yeaaaahhhhh my hips don't lieieiieiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeee"
*bitching Beefheart solo*
because Pink Flag, 154 and Chairs Missing are 3 of the best records ever.
(But Gang of Four get 2nd place)
... are they still uncool?
Um, I would say Pil, The Birthday Party or Joy Division.
...and when I say Pil I of course mean just counting thier first 3 albums... maybe some of the 4th...
because they made metal box.
Mission Of Burma. Just because nobody has mentioned them yet. They get bonus points for still being awesome.
work! work work!
disney boys, disney booooooys!
4 incredible musicians and a brilliant lyricist. Every member stands out yet together it sounds great. John McGeoch is also my favourite guitar player, in particular his playing on Motorcade.
I've not been to see them since they got back together, though i've heard mixed things from people who have seen them, mainly the fact is that they all seem really happy and have all this happy banter with the audience. I'd much rather they be quite brooding, awkward and intense like the songs are.
... and I thought it was perfectly pitched. They were obviously happy to be there but not in an all smiley fun fun way. There was some banter but not much, it was more Howard Deveto giving small speeches about things, it wasn't like, 'how is everyone doing' etc. What I thought was great was everything seemed quite natural on stage, in that it didn't feel like they were trying to relive or recreate anything and it didn't feel like a bunch of old men way past it were embarrassing themselves on stage, it just seemed right.
they also said the playing was spot on as well, as tight as if they'd been playing together for years. One of my (much older!) friends went who saw them the first time around thinks they were actually better when he went to see them, and rated the guitar player highly too.
Hopefully they'll do one more tour next year or something, i'll try and catch them at that.
Just perfect. Not that all these artists aren't great too, but it's the hair-on-the-back-of-the-neck guarantee. Two genius albums, a great live album and Peel Sessions, but I wish they'd reform SO much :-(
If they reformed for an ATP, I'd buy a 7 berth chalet all to myself.
I think I marginally prefer the second record, but both are fucking genius.
wire or magazine.
i'm going to fucking do you in
that's very difficult, there are so fucking many (half of my not insubstantial record collection, in fact)... Let's say... Orange Juice. Yeah, I'm happy with that.
brilliant band, lovely guys too.
But I think The Pop Group's 'Y' is the album I most come back to. Fantastic record. So them.
Joy Division are post punk then its them. But they dont seem very punky they're definatly post though.
I always find myself going back to them. I've got a soft spot for Wire and bits of Pylon too.
Followed by Gang of Four
and evolved into a different sound (though they don't stop being post-punk for it):
Siouxsie & the Banshees
At the moment, I'd definitely say The Sound simply because everything that anyone could associate with Post-Punk music is enshrined in that band (melancholy lyrics, atmospheric sound, tragic suicide... If I wanted to demonstrate to someone what Post-Punk music is, I'd give them 'From The Lion's Mouth'.
The Chameleons are outstanding but they fall foul of being a bit to sentimental in their lyrics rather than moody and concealing of some repressed rage, (though there is no real evidence of this on Script Of The Bridge). Joy Division can't be called the best Post-Punk band on account of being one of the architects of that sound. When they were playing, no one was calling them post-punk because post-punk hadn't really been 'recognised' as a movement or genre. Post-Punk music basically follow on partly from the legacy of Joy Division, but Joy Division themselves seem to stand apart for me.
The Sound, it is then.
surely being on of the 'architects of the sound' be seen as a positive thing? Just cause the term 'post punk' hadn't been used yet surely that doesn't mean a band doesn't fit into the genre. PiL, Magazine, The Fall had already released singles and albums before Joy Division. Though it may have not been called post punk at the time 1978 is the time it started and rapidly developed.
are sometimes great but sometimes downright embarassing. i'm thinking of don't fall...
how did i come to be drowning in this mess
AH! - FUCKING - MESS!
Because I'm not a pretencious cunt.
Just most people who are pretentious(Y) are generally a bit cunty.
the answer is Wire.
I know it's a dumb answer as some of their output is extremely cringeworthy, but Love Und Romance.
Or do they not quite fall under the definition people are going for? S'far as I'm aware they certainly fall under the post-punk bracket. So yeah, Talking Heads.
Though I'd also venture a serious soft spot for Joy Division and This Heat.
no doubt in my mind (joy division are second place though). Also thumbs up to whoever it was who said Au Pairs before.
i feel loathe to not nominate Talking Heads, Orange Juice or The Birthday Party but i think it's gotta be Mission of Burma for me.