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'cause I just did.
cos it's not like they were that obscure or unheard of towards the end of their run.
pretty cool band though. a little bit yappy at times.
i like that shrieky, slightly atonal song they did. that was a good one.
the fact you did, saddens me :(
... but I am going to go see Jaguar Love at Night & Day, Mancs on 23 May, which is like half them.
Both times I saw them they weren't as good as they could have been. First time they were sick, second time the crowd were acting like dicks and soiled the atmosphere.
... but at Night & Day these days it will be good to see people of any kind, even if they are dicks
But Johnny Whitney live, in Manchester. This I've got to see!
I really liked them...
Jaguar Love is kind of like a continuation of that sort of sound though
Same as Jaguar Love....
Where is love now?
Ba Ba Baba Ba Ba...
is so much better than all their other songs
I was listening to them on Thursday.
I STILL LOVE YOU, BLOOD BROTHERS
when i saw them, i flipped into the pit. OFF THE FUCKING WALL.
they've only been gone 2 years now right? they were very much appreciated. I remember when they were kicking around about 10 years ago with The Locust...good times.
i bought two of their albums from Flashback last week.
Fucking terrifically experimental; hard and intelligent.
You simply can't find a heavy band with lyrics so good and, at times, beautiful.
"And Jane says as she lays on her back, that the sun hits her body like an ugly landscape."
Which album should I get? They're pretty awesome.
I hear a bit of The Mars Volta in there.
The Blood Brothers were first. Nothing good has ever come from the Mars Volta.
encompasses everything they did from humble beginnings as a scrappy hardcore band to the keyboard-noise-punk monster.
I probably should.
Burn Piano Island Burn FTW.
Though it's a bit tricky to get into as the songs are quite schizophrenic (even by their standards). I find the production on Young Machetes to be so harsh I can't get through it in one go.
featuring their most ambitious and multi-layered songwriting and the aforementioned Cecilia At The Silhouette Saloon which is a flaming excellent piece of music on every level
And the ultimate closer
"Everything is gonna be just awful, when we're around"
Perfect way to end the record.
Their other records are good but aren't as varied or intricately structured.
Superior in every way to anything else they've done.
Except 'Every Breath Is A Bomb', that one's good too, and the breakdown of 'Six Masquerades' is sweet although a bit Cecilia: Slight Return
Shame was pure earcandy to me for a long time and still bangs exceptionally hard - as a dynamic build-up it's terrifyingly well-managed.
All they needed to do was lose the two tracks before Shame and Fucking's Greatest Hits and we'd have ourselves a concise megaton of unrelenting aural massacre.
Bought Young Machetes, was so turned off by it I returned it. They'd lost all the complexity, the prog, the gale-force 'what the fuck just happened', the whole damn rollercoaster.
Blood Thirsty Zeppelins and Canaries are 2 of the best, most insane tracks on BPIB.
I'm not sure there's a single track on there I'd take out.
Agreed on Young Machetes, I've never managed to listen through the whole thing in one go, which I've done for all the rest loads of times. There are some fantastic tracks on there - Dream Unicorn, Lazer Life, Skeletal Lightning, AK-47 - but I find it to be the least satisfying as a whole listen.
March On Electric Children is on a par with Crimes, just beneath BPIB.
"DO YOU WANNA LIVE FOREVER BABY", etc
Maybe I should! They were very big with me in 2004/5, but my memories are only bumped these days with the occasional shuffle appearance...
The songs aren't as good and it is a few tracks too long, but the production is amazing. Guy Picciotto behind the desk though, so if you've ever wondered why there are a few humming guitars which could have fallen right out of The Argument, that's why.
Probably get YM, too.
Don't let anyone tell you differently, because they're wrong.
Excellent band though.
It will never be true.
a glorious shambles, for sure.
but the last three records were all incredible. Their instruments frequently sound like they're breaking. Or sometimes melting.
closely followed by BPIB!!
I miss those guys!
I seen em play in dublin years ago to about 10 people, fuckin great they where!
i can't decide which album i prefer, sometimes crimes, soumetimes Young Machetes, occasionally BPIB. i was listening to the Past Lives album again this fair morn, that's pretty good, a lot more songy indie, but really groovy at times.
and the new Jaguar Love one.
i'm sure my quality control won't notice though!
absolutely insane live shows, incredible lyrics, and just the passion.
don't really like past lives or jaguar love. everytime i listen to the post bands, i can't stop myself thinking about how good the blood bros were.
totally agree with shucks' comments above
when I heard BPB for the first time. not many records do that. actually maybe 3 - 4 in a lifetime, Relationships Of Command definitively did the same...