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that's why a band of 12 year olds managed to catch the music industry's eye so easily, they'd already been through the washer once
(DISCLAIMER: i'm just being cynical, i've seen them 2/3 times and really enjoyed them every time)
for inadvertently liking the band Cajun Dance Party have become, they'll spontaneously combust. THAT'S THE DREAM!
and lose absolutely nothing.
Yuck's s/t is an excellent record, never mind the Dino jr influences.
than by the fucking Velvet Underground or The Smiths or something
but fucking kinsella copies tend to be shite, despite the original's brilliance
But there are a variety of influences at work. To name a few:
Dinosaur Jr, Teenage Fanclub, The Lemonheads, Galaxie 500, Pavement....
But thats not a bad thing.
all bands that mostly focused on having, you know, incredible songs, rather than a CrAzY iMaGe. hi wu lyfe.
but influenced by teenage fanclub=good
surely it should be:
band that writes great songs regardless of influences=good
i'm just bored of the drugged up hipster droog with nothing really to back it up thing
and yes, you're right. i just pick on the Fanclub because they're a band who've never really been fashionable but who wrote loads of amazing songs
it just gets my back up when people only want bands with really credible influences (though I know that's not what you're saying) It's like, Teenage Fanclub have written some of the most straightforward pop songs of the last 20 years, shamelessly indebted to Beatles, Byrds, Big Star etc etc but it really doesn't matter just because the songs are great.
If a new band came along who were obviously indebted to The Smiths, but they wrote loads of great songs, it wouldn't matter to me (as long as they didn't put in loads of self conscious references to The Smiths all the time- I hate it when bands do that, see The Long Blondes obsession with Pulp)
largely because of their stupid name. But I can't. I LOVE THEM.
SO bloody catchy. Don't care about the horrible horrible review it got on here.
however, as it's you...
are scum really, aren't they.
I turned on the radio the other night, midway through an unfamiliar song. "What the fuck is this shit?" I asked myself. Then a J Mascis guitar solo kicked in and I thought "Oh, it must be Yuck." And it was. It was Yuck.
...check out the Bo Ningen side project 5 Seconds Exposure http://www.last.fm/event/1988375+5+Seconds+Exposure
...has been known to flee from clubs where the music isn't INNOVATIVE enough, it doesn't really surprise me.
... was the last time I fled from a club Douglas? Do tell. I'm interested to know.
...you know I cannot reveal my source.
but 7/10 is surely ABOVE mediocre? I'd class 6/10 as mediocre and 7/10 as pretty good.
I'd probably give Yuck a 6/10 on one listen but we'll see.
I'd say it was.
I don't want to get all Amiga Power/Edge Magazine over this, but 5/10 is average, 4/10 just slightly less so. I'd have said that mediocre is somewhere around 3/10.
And for what it's worth, I think that 4/10 is about right. I quite liked them live, but the album isn't particularly interesting.
such that anything I don't find offensive to the ears will usually earn a 5 or better.
Interestingly, though, I think of 2 stars as being nothing inspiring or even interesting but being inoffensive all the same. So 2 stars (2/5) = 5/10.
That's rating systems for ya.
3/10 is too low for mediocre. Below 4 and we're talking shades of shit.
was supporting solo. Called himself 'Oupa' or something even worse than 'Yuck'.
And he was painfully, painfully intense and 'heart-wrenching'. A lot of hunching tentatively over a keyboard or a guitar, stabbing gently at a few chords (if you can stab gently, I don't know) and doing a high falsetto about being lonely and vulnerable and having huge puppy eyes and won't someone rescue him.
I found it a bit tiresome myself but the guy I went with said he was great and it was like Red House Painters and bought the CDR.
But I kept coming back because 'Get Away' is such a tune. I found a cheap download and it's now in my top 5 for the year. They have a great ear for melody and the guitar sound is great. It's a fine pop rock album.
But the LP is great. I mean it was never going to set the world alight, but then it never was supposed to. Far from being anything new, its a homage to bands like Dino Jr, sonic youth, teenage fanclub et al and should be listened to as such. Glorious guitar tone, great hooks and inoffensive, even innocent lyrics. They aren't trying to hide what they once were (I've never understood this forums obsession with reinvention) with tracks like the wall and shook down sounding positively CDP anyway.
As for the CDP abuse-they were just kids at the time, and no doubt considerably better than your first 6th form band. I know they were better than mine..We cant expect every bunch of 15year olds who get signed to be Ash.
..and as if this post wasn't gushy enough-I love the name Yuck
Georgia (along with Get Away) was the first track from the album to stand out for me.
I love the sound with low vox.