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favourite album? ocean rain though porcupine comes close
'the doors of liverpool'... thought it would be a live one
Reasonable comeback too. For me:
Ocean Rain > Crocodiles > Porcupine > Heaven Up Here > Flowers . Evergreen > Siberia > Self-titled > What Are You Going To Do With Your Life
Reverberation and The Fountain I find completely unlistenable sadly.
Heaven Up Here > Ocean Rain, Crocodiles
and after that i didnt buy any more of their albumns
for me, Ocean Rain>Crocodiles>Heaven Up Here>Porcupine>Evergreen>WAYGDWYL then it stops. I must admit, I haven't had much of an interest in their output after this point. I hear that Flowers is OK but I've never bothered with it. Worth a listen?
It's a really solid effort.
Also, I bought it for £1 in Fopp a few years back.
Obv, the band of my youth. First band that really made me think there was music outside of David Bowie, and his cohorts (read: Iggy, and lookalike bands like Japan). Heh.
Snuck into the Whiskey A-Go-Go and saw their first U.S. show (in L.A. at least), then at the Hollywood Palladium for the Porcupine tour. BLEW.MY.MIND. Greatest show ever, I swear to God! (You know, except for Bowie's Lodger's shows, but I was so young then it barely counts, and DB was on a different level from everybody else then.)
Met Ian Mac and the band a few times. Asked him a lot of stupid questions: "Ian, what's that shit you mumble at the end of Villier's Terrace?"
One story: FUNNY. Ian invites a bunch of people to their hotel after the show, but it's a dive hotel in Hollywood, and Ian just so drunk he needs the wall to stand up. His cockney accent, when he's drunk, makes him completely incoherent.
It's not as funny when I write it out now. Ha!
The answer is: Porcupine > Heaven Up Here > Crocodiles > Ocean Rain > The Grey Album, and everything in reformation period is above average. (Reverberation, sans Ian, average).
One of my very first reviews here was Siberia. I bumped it up a notch for old time's sake. *shrugs*
It's lovely and atomospheric, I really like 'Over The Wall' and 'No Dark Days'. It's their darkest album and therefore the best.
is one of my favorite all-time superjams.
The first four are all pretty darn good (Crocodiles / Heaven Up Here/ Porcupine / Ocen Rain)
My favourite being Porcupine.
I like Echo and the Bunnymen a lot, but when they were bad they were fucking terrible.
...a fucking disgrace. Always down to Mac.
Saw them on the comeback tour in '97 and they were fantastic - really focused as tho they had a point to prove. Subsequently saw them three or four times over the next ten years and they were an embarrassment each time.
That said, saw them do Crocodiles in its entirety plus the big hits at Latitude this year and it was aces. Maybe Mac's laying off the sauce/coke/ego a bit. Probably not tho.
Followed by Ocean Rain and Crocodiles.
Villiers Terrace favourite song.
Brilliant, brilliant band.