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Heroes to Zeroes was pretty good as well. But Dry the Rain will always remain their best moment.
the aliens are nothing in comparison. i do like king biscuit time and am looking forward to hearing steve mason's new stuff.
just annoyed me. KBT album was good, Black Affair, not so good, well not my cup of tea anyway..
(or, more accurately, me seven)
when ever someone mentions the beta band ,i always think of this from "high fidelity" (around 1:36) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84bCWay7k3E
tis an ace film.
what did you think of Juno?
tell me, do you have a thing against indie-related films?
cf. High fidelity, Juno
related reading: trying too fucking hard
They're nothing alike.
All great. Nick Hornby's new novel Juliet Naked - not so great.
not so great
They were great, but they just got progressively worse and more guitar blokey. And Heroes to Zeroes is a terrible album. The King Biscuit Time EP was pretty good but I wasn't impressed with the album, and The Aliens are gash.
And Assessment, Wonderful, Out-Side are examples of why Heroes to Zeroes was pretty good.
I just rememeber that soporific riff at the beginning that goes on and on. Beta Band always mixed trad rock with experimentalism, but there was no creativity towards the end, they just sounded dull and average. When they were touring Heroes to Zeroes you could tell that even they weren't into it.
because they'd had enough as a band (especially with the lack of recognition they'd got) by that point rather than the quality of the material on their last album.
The old songs sounded more lively than the new songs (although that's partly because the new ones were so dull) and it really felt like they didn't enjoy playing them. But it's hard to know with that kind of thing I suppose.
Not a chance.
Saw em at Route du Rock, 2004, just after they'd announced they were to split up. Awesome show.