Madder Rose and
Would like to see Jawbreaker and Shudder to Think reform.
is a massively underrated album.
...in my car. 100% true story.
They sounded pretty great:
I'm talking proper reformation though, not a one-off reunion show.
I think they only played Japan.
Just for: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yFIRon3YLc
I know nothing more and prob don't need too. But I'd like to hear the riff and drum machine boo boo to remind me of my school days if I was to become an indie dad or something in years to come.
Saw them in about 2004, wouldn't say they were "indie" really.
Steve Lamacq on the radio when I was at school so just think of any of that stuff as indie, should of checked that they where dead first mind. haha.
I would say you should have this in your ears too:
Would be great if Shunt Vaults 'reformed'. Stupid Shard.
...with Sophia these days :(
You know they're back together and have a new album and everything? In fact...
Oh Tanya, when we met at Pontins Prestatyn for a Radio One roadshow that time did you not feel the spark between us?
Can I also have back Salad, The Real People, Top and World of Twist?
Although the usual reform reservations apply: (i) play new stuff, (ii) don't be terrible.
..as one of the main players passed away in the last year or two. Wonderful band who were quite ahead of their time too much to be appreciated.
I would be chuffed as balls about that.
Shudder to Think would also be ace. And the suggestion below about Prolapse. The Italian Flag is one of my alltime favourite records.
are extant. They still play Liverpool fairly regularly.
(they could all be early 00 's but hey ho)
I still look at the 'Try' poster on my wall wistfully from time to time.
Must have seen them like 8 times by accident
...their singer Geoff Barradale now manages Arctic Monkeys and blushes mightily whenever his frontman past is brought up.
Pure Reason Revolution
Shame they called it quits soon after.
those later albums are really unfairly dismissed, it's kind of frustrating.
Every song is brilliant
if four or five people wanted to see them it could probably happen. most of them are in spotlight kid now. alround bunch of fine young eggs.
I know 2 are now in Spotlight Kid (who I love and have seen 20+ times) and Pete has a band called Winterhouse now. Still love to see them play once more together.
Although I did read somewhere they may be reforming
sadly, it will never happen.
my favourite band ever... nowhere and going blank again are just all round solidly brilliant guitar albums
thanks for turning me onto them!
Time for Hince to stop messing about with that Moss bird and the band back together.
still play their stuff a few times a year, still sounds ace
during the encore at their last ever show is one of my fondest gigging memories. Think it was their last show anyway... 5th June 2001 at the old LA2.
No further comment required. Other than, if you haven't heard their music, WHAAAAAT! Go and get some, now!
...just for the name really.
Criminally underrated/neglected band.
Yay for Cable too.
a big This for Sidi Bou Said.
We were all so much younger then...
I knew it would be you.
Hmmmmmmmmm. Dark Star, so they could release Zurich properly.
I thought it was stained...
that would be a riot
Which will, very sadly, never happen now :(
time machine way, I could see Lush reform.
"UTR: Were there any circumstances under which you think Lush could've stayed together and made more albums after Lovelife?
Berenyi: Perhaps, but not without Chris. I know bands that have managed to soldier on through that kind of loss, but to be honest, by then, we were already struggling to stay together. Just before he killed himself, Emma called a meeting with me and Phil (Chris was up at his parents’ house in the Lake District). She wanted to leave the band—she felt the pressure to become successful in the U.S. was swamping everything. Emma and I were not getting along well, either. I’d venture to say that our relationship was always a little fragile. But I desperately wanted the band to stay together and coerced her into giving Lush one more shot. A few days later Chris was dead. We were falling apart as it was, and that was the killer blow. If Chris had been around, I might have had the strength to keep Emma happy and convince her to stay in Lush. If Emma hadn’t already lost faith in Lush maybe she would have been able to convince me that we could carry on even without Chris. But with Chris’ suicide, we both had plenty of reasons for giving up on Lush."
but basically said it just wasn't enough money to give up their day jobs, etc to go out and tour again.
Been listening to them a lot again recently. Great band.
I'm not fussy, just a one-off gig in a 200 capacity venue would suffice. Don't want them to write anything new, just a good knees up for old-time sake.
the real one, not the silly new one. Just a quick 5 date tour would do thanks.
Stunning band I still haven't heard anyone come close to them. It's a mix of early 90's alt rock with shoegazing and some odd experimental bits. Both albums are amazing.
there's quite few fans knocking around on here. I used to love seeing them. Massive sound for a 3-piece.
Robin is still producing fine work with Sophia still. If people today had heard the God Machine, or if they were still going then A Place To Bury Strangers would look like a very empty option indeed. Never saw them live :(
when Malcolm Middleton mentioned them on twitter. It's very good.
maybe they were early 2000s, but at any rate, where did they go??
According to Wikipedia, "A reunion tour all over the UK was announced for spring 2012." but it seems now as autumn approaches that this was nothing more than wishful thinking.
then fuck it, Morphine and Brainiac would be lovely.
just how evil is Evil Sean Adams? if he's 'bringing back the dead' evil, then make it happen o dark one.
and played an atp event a couple of years ago. Don't think there was any new material though.
following the reformation. Apparently, there's another album due this year.
I gave up after today's active lifestyles. Oh well, at least Huggy_Bear will be pleased.
saw them 3 or 4 times in the 90s...3 great albums as well, but good luck finding copies anywhere.
I never got to see them :(
they were support 3 times and once happened to be playing in this venue beneath the flat I was Kipling in for the night, just heard them playing so walked downstairs and watched them, great band.
With Ian Masters, obv.
But I look forward to the inevitable League One Britpop reunion tours. Sleeper, Menswear, Dodgy and Cast on the same night (with Suede insulted by headlining.. but hey, got to fill the venue sometime. And the Here and Now tour with pretty dreadful 80s bands seems to make a roaring trade.)
did a lecture at my uni. He said they were lucky to get 3 albums as most bands only get one now.
Funny how the girls you fall in love with never fancy you, funny how the ones you don't do...
would be a fun gig.
0-0 AET still sounds ace to me - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpaV3NYMEZg
On the topic of Irish 90's types, Kerbdog are playing in that London soon
in around June 1994. At the time, an unknown band called Skunk Anansie supported.
Great, great band.
know if this is even vaguely feasible? The Delgados that is? Have they given any indication either way?
Was thinking about this really recently. Would love to see them again.
Of course, the only valid answer is: Stranglove.
I just Strangelove'd it up the moment I saw the thread.
as it seems even Projekt Ako (ie Yatsura minus Kemp) has stopped and Fergus is doing a noise band or some such as Angel of Everything Murder.
In fact anyone know what Graham Kemp is up to nowadays? Any new bands?
Strangelove, Strangelove, Strangelove.
Not as big as I'd like, mind you. But in the context of this thread, they were swinging pretty hard. I certainly wouldn't mind seeing them come back but I imagine it'd be a rough road given all the stuff that's come out since they packed it in. Paul Draper remains a fascinating presence on the web.
I live in the States where I constantly get asked "Marilyn Manson?" if I bring them up in conversation so to me they seem not very famous at all, hah. Wish Paul Draper would get back on Twitter -- his feed was a goldmine!
I got to know Paul a while back and though he was very much into writing and producing he said he'd given up on his own solo stuff. A real shame. Great bloke with some incredible stories.
That is sad to hear. Glad he's still active one way or another though.
support band were Gay Dad.
that I missed that tour. Would have been a riot to see them together. Lucky git.
Single Gun Theory
*they announced that they reunited few years ago but nothing released so far.
In 1991 they were the biggest selling singles artists in the world.
mostly as a production team but apparently album #2 is still in the works...
I thought it was just Alex Gifford who produced under that name. Last lp I remember him doing was a De La Soul one years back.
Will White still DJ's at your Spacey cosmic spiral tribe style raves....probably.
I still hold out hope for it happening though.
don't think Will White has got anything to do with it.
Still listen to both albums on a semi-consistent basis.
Pizzicato Five, Zumpano, Lilys, Codeine.
They weren't very good.
I saw them in '04 I think, & they were bad. I thought it was an off-night, but I guess not. IMO they haven't put out a good record since "The 3-Way".
but I thought it was just a fan-piece. I can't see them together for long. So I guess they don't count in this list. I'll think of someone else.
Anyone remember them? Brilliant twee US band.
Really liked One Summer Night. Wasn't one of their songs used as the Daria theme music?
Daira theme tune is/was Splendora - You're standing on my neck
Although it highly possible That Dog was used somewhere in the show as there were loads of goo tunes played throughout.
One of the drawbacks with the dvd boxset is that the music during the shows has been replaced by generic music as they couldn't afford to get al;l the tunes cleared for the release.
this morning on the bus. A brilliant 90s twee pop song. Ch ch check it out.
a second album that wasn't widely released at all, but Retreat From The Sun is a mini-masterpiece. Petra Hayden is in The Decemberists now and has done some brilliant acapella stuff by herself, Anna Waronker I think is solo (that last that dog record was meant to be Anna's first by herself). I think she is the daughter of Warners label boss Lennie Waronker and her brother Joey has drummed for Beck, Pumpkins and REM. Daddy obviously didn't have buy her a career like that Lana girl anyway.
Not many have heard of it or the band I think. Together with Velocity Girl, a massively underrated band.
Petra is the daughter of Jazz bassist Charlie Hayden (Ornette Coleman, Alice Coltrane, amongst many others). Loved them, but had to laugh when they did a Rough Trade Covent Garden instore & brought roadies & a mixing desk. Total overkill, way too much money around that band.
Where did the audience go, or did they just listen upstairs? Hee hee. Bearsuit played there on the day I got married, was gutted to not have seen the comedy that would have been those six and all their equipment squeezed into that tiny space!
Retreat From The Sun should have been a huge mainstream/pop hit off its own back, stunningly good and such a step up from their Kill Rock Stars/Yoyo Records style debut.
Plus I think some people got fed up of waiting for them to finish faffing around setting it all up (they arrived late as it was), so there was room for us all. Completely blocked off one side of the shop though, so people would walk into the basement, go clockwise & realise they couldn't get around to the counter that way 'cos the mixer was in the way & have to go back round the other way. The staff & me were desperately trying to keep our amusement to ourselves.
For comparison to the usual state of affairs, I saw a Eugenius instore where no mics led to Eugene singing into his guitar pickup.
Saw them in Brooklyn in May. Not a very polished show, but I geeked out all the same.
but the Crimea are much better (and I did love the Crocketts too)
a year or two back, packed out the Barfly for a Kerrang thing and did some Ireland shows, so always a possibility. Great band!
I'd love Elevate and Ligament, the former I saw a few times and were always brilliant and the latter I never saw, and even though Part Chimp were equally as good I'd love to hear the Ligament stuff that loud too.
Part Chimp should keep going, their excuse of "been doing it ten years, time to move on" is silly.
Their frontman, Cormac Battle, is a fairly successful Irish radio presenter, DJ and producer.
They're still playing shows now and again and are playing On The Turn in full in Dublin in December.
The Keys are arguably better, but I never got a chance to see The Hump before it was all over.
What a single!
but I thought they were more 2000's. Maybe they were "cusp-ish".
Waterpistol and HMS Fable were released in the 90's. They released 2 albums in the 2000's too. Nothing new since 2006 though, which is a shame.
Played ATP and everything.
still had it (think the 1st ATP show was a bit of a shambles).
He plays old Eat songs as well as Big Yoga Muffin, We Know Where You Live stuff too. My Brother and I put his band on at The Hope & Anchor in Islington in June. One of my favourite frontmen. He's great.
In fact I should sort out another one soon...
Would still love him to get Eat together for a gig though. Suspect the other two lovely Dolittle guys would like this too!
To record new material. They reform live occasionally and are just as much fun now as they were before splitting in 2003. The 2 new songs they played earlier this year were great, so hopefully it could happen.
textbook pre-britpop indie-rock desperately signed by clueless major label cashing in on the post-Nirvana boom.
Poor buggers had their singles in the bargain bins almost the same week they were released. Quite liked the single with the fly on the front.
supporting Ginger from The Wildhearts, in Glasgow, a year or two back.
...best british band of the 90's.
Sure if he asked them to reform they'd do it. Paul Yeadon is/was a producer these days? Should have been bigger!
Winona is a great song and the video was always played in the 'Indie Chart' bit of the Chart Show
Was the correct answer to this thread.
Scarfo and Jonathan Fire*Eater. Alkaline and Give Me Daughters respectively are probably still in my top 20 favourite songs.
I will add to this that any band who were on Deceptive 50 but who subsequently split should also be listed. The Prisoners, Colouring Lesson, Earl Brutus, Collapsed Lung etc.
and Crispin and myself can have a who's a bigger dickhead competition.
...I'd agree with Madder Rose BUT Mary and Billy together ( at The Borderline many years ago ) is / was more mesmerising.
Superb band. Paul Yeadon is still making music in a band called The Wireless Stores, but I do miss the bivs.
Pretty much my favourite band for a long long time. Gutted they didn't do anything when Understanding Music and O were reissued last year.
Only saw them once in 1996 - would love to see them again!
Their second album Joy is still one of my favourites records, despite being overplayed (by me) massively.
before heading to the pub to meet my mates. I wasn't expecting over 200 replies. I'd love to see The Lemonheads of Dando, Hatfield and David Ryan reform. I know that Dando and Hatfield are playing in December and that's a two-thirds reformation for me.
Arrest me now. Please.
couple of tickets earlier. I'm really hoping for a lot of stuff from Come On Feel and also some Blake Babies stuff. I've seen Dando solo as well as various guises of The Lemonheads but for me The Lemonheads aren't The Lemonheads without Juliana Hatfield.
and also Ryan Adams drumming and producing.
Then you'll be pleased to hear Evan and Juliana are busy recording a new Lemonheads album together, with original member Ben Deily involved in the songwriting and Ryan Adams drumming/producing... Adams announced it on Twitter a couple of days ago :)
Oh to see Come do Eleven:Eleven and Dont ask dont tell. Think they did Matador 21st party last year but Barry needs to get them for ATP
not really 90s per-se but fuck it.
Best UK trio ever.
they released an album about 4 years ago and toured it but David Freel is the only original member left... still I'd love it if the band became a full-time project again.
The Replacements or even Paul Westerberg solo wouldn't be bad
that's all I can think of for now
they still kick about and play the odd show. New material would be great to hear. One of THE great underrated bands of that era. Unfairly categorized as shoegaze also-rans, they were in fact nothing of the sort.
Can't work out why I loved them so much. They were so much more straight rock than everything else I listened to at the time, but I got really into them
Called Survival Knife. Sounds pretty Unwound judging by youtube.
a band called Unrest? Their album Perfect Teeth is great. I wonder what happened to them.
Did some reunion gigs not so long ago. Mark still runs Teenbeat, & has other bands, think Phil & Bridget still perform...now that Bridget isn't on the run from the law.
their first album is fantastic, the follow up is dogshit though. Would be good if they performed Stereo Musicale.
were awesome, I wish they would reform and have a platinum selling album and end up with U2 supporting them at stadium gigs. That would be justice.
Never saw them live, but Matinee and The Valentine Tapes are fine records.
I listened to a lot of Canadian music back then (David Wisdom's Nightlines and Leora Kornfeld's show mostly), and they played some great pop recods back then. The Salteens, Jale, Flashing Lights, Local Rabbits, The Inbreds. thank you.