Not sure I've ever been to Dingwalls so no idea how many it holds but assuming a few hundred max?
Busy week next though, gig Monday, got my daughter Tues, radio guest spot on Wed. Being hit by Come (no pun intended) on Thurs might make me crack (I'm old) (ish)
I'm at Dingwalls on Monday for Allah-Las so I could follow up their sun dappled Nuggets-pop a few days later with the dark clouds and bitter angst of Come. Much like our current climes, sunny then pissed upon.
I was only just playing the Fast Piss Blues 10" last night (complete with a cut out review inside the sleeve of Melody Makers original album review for Eleven:Eleven). The cover version of the Stones I Got The Blues lured me in initially way back when but boy oh boy did the original tracks blow my young mind. I've got the album on CD, all great but those tracks on the 10" are stand out for me. I won't buy this new version but I'm glad it's back out in the public realm again and will hopefully pick up some new fans.
I don't remember being born, indeed. You've got to holler along to that one.
Well done Mr. Slaughter
Great review. I'd nudge it up to a 9/10 though. The headfuckery of that guitar solo meltdown/explosion/implosion in Juicy Juicy Juice is a 10/10 in itself.
Reading this review comes on the back of listening to Sweet Sixteen an awful lot this week. Gotta love the 'Trux baby.
(Banana Question - ahhh, I've got my 4yr old daughter singing that one lately...."is that a question, banana question!")
C'mon DiS, we can read reviews of these albums anywhere. Cut to the chase and give us some info/insight into how these remasters actually sound. Is the bit about 'polishing' and a Raw Power comparison all we're getting?
Any words about the remaster itself? Quite a lot of people will already own these MBV albums and the big decision will be whether to buy them again or not, and that all depends on whether these remasters are an improvement. Do they bring out anything new? Do they sound any different? Are they worthwhile? That's the biggie here.
He composed for the film The Limey. That's a good film.
My cassette upgraded to a cd as soon as I came home from overseas, then last year I splashed out on the sexy looking double vinyl. I think the cassette died at some point.
Agree about Dead Elvis (below), which could've done with a nice trim. Patchy.
'97 was a fantastic year. I was travelling around Australia and Asia with 3 mates. We all had walkmans and cassettes (now that makes me feel old). I bought Vanishing Point and Fat Of The Land whilst away. Vanishing Point was an astonishing listen in the fragrant alleyways of Jakarta and there was no hiding from those Prodigy singles in Australia, people went nuts for them.
Blur is my favourite Blur album and was a regular listen on that year away (Country Sad Ballad Man, On Your Own). Dig Your Own Hole too (memories of a pool hall jukebox in Sydney, blasting out It Doesn't Matter, up a mountain with the Private Psychedelic Reel soundtracking the sunrise).
Yep, great year and a great shout for listing all these with your memories......except for Vanishing Point that is. No excuses for leaving that one off.
The new album is up there in my end of year favourites list, esp with the 2nd disc tagged on.
I went to see them last night in Camden and, bar a couple of songs, it was awesome. Amazing build up of layers of sounds, creating something monumental in places and the light show only added to the intensity. Really quite forceful at times, where you'd find your necking aching from the sound and visual aspect. Blood Yawning was amazing as was the totally reworked sexy as hell version of Aisha. Very hypnotic, and I'd have to say a very psychedelic gig experience overall is it took me up and out of a pretty low life situation right now. Getting lost in that last night was perfect.
Mr Fearless has def still got it. Can't wait for more from him.
Those 2 tracks don't ruin the album at all for me as the music around them is truly amazing. I just skip them on cd and delete from itunes. Maybe one day they'll click, but I doubt it.
Mute re-issued loads of their albums a few years back, you're right. In fine style too. Much better sound than the previous cd editions. I updated all mine at that point so can't see me buying this reissue just for the live disc.
Peking O and Aumgn are complete shit. They really are. Take them out of it and the album really is a 10/10.
Same goes for Soup on Ege Bam Yasi. Starts off a great song then turns into complete shit halfway through.
When experimental = unlistenable.
Does anyone like those songs?
who wouldn't want millions in their bank account to reform? If you'd been in the business for yonks and had never really made a tidy sum from it and then all of a sudden someone says "yeah, but what about doing it for THIS much?". It'd be quite tempting.
It doesn't sit at all well with Squires now quite cringeworthy "I will not desecrate the grave blah de blah" artwork, and Brown saying he'd only do it if the money went to charity. They seem to have forgotten all that side of it but hey ho........
I'm not going by the way, didn't even bother trying. I did see them at Spike Island though. The sound was shite.
People will come to it in many years ahead and will treat it much like we now treat a 'lost' 60's treasure like Oar. Truly marvellous.
Looking forward to wrapping my ears around Sun & Shade. From what I've read so far it sounds like it doesn't compare with At Echo Lake but a 7/10 Woods is better than most. Loved 'Pushing Onlys' and 'Out Of The Eye' after hearing them online somewhere.
They're supporting Kurt Vile at the Scala this September. Should be a great gig.
Played my original vinyl a couple of months back for the first time in many years and was surprised by how magnificent it sounded.
Would love to have the B-sides again (sold long ago on amongst a vinyl clear out) so could well be tempted by this re-issue.
I'll add my voice to those Facebook comments above - how does the reissue actually sound?
....just like their debut album, which did have some great highs but also a lot of dull moments. Best thing they've done is the Classique/Roar 12".
It kicks like a spiked mule. 9/10.
Prefer Orange though.
Let's Get Killed was the second album and then came Bow Down To The Exit Sign as the third, not the other way round as reviewed. Small point but thought I'd get it right for you.
Bow Down is a great album, as is Holy Pictures. I used the track The Ballad Of Sarah & Jack at my brothers funeral last year. Very peaceful and beautiful tune.
I've got a bit obsessed with their performance of Animals on Jools Holland. Found it quite amazing to be honest. The ginger drummer with the tache was top banana! I downloaded that track afterwards and felt let down that it wasn't as good. Less fuzzy and driving. Still great but not as.
I only have this album, because I felt I must own some Kraftwerk seeing as they're the 'amazing electronic Beatles' and all that. But. I just can't get into them. Some of it's good but the overall impression I have with them is that they're too prissy, too clean, it doesn't move me or make me feel much love for them. I gave this album another go after reading this gushing 10/10 review, a score which made me think many bad things. I got bored by it, a tad annoyed then hit stop and stuck on Giorgio Moroders "From Here To Eternity" instead. What a relief that was.
I'd like to like the 'werk more, maybe buy one more album by them but I fear I'd have the same reaction. Which is weird because I like the artists supposedly influenced by them like New Order, LCD Soundsystem, Carl Craig and so on....
Different strokes and all that.
C'mon. The UVS debut album is a classic. Mercy Seat should be in here somewhere.
why did my post end up with @wilde-thang tagged on the end of my splendid name? Don't mess up my chances or I'll paper cut you right up sunshine!
It's Jo and Danny by the way.
It is, it's Jo and Danny, shhhhhh don't tell anyone else. I've got this one well and truly in the bag. Unless of course I don't then it'll be like a punch in the ball bag instead, ie: a painful shock then a horrible sick feeling in the guts. Jo and Danny wouldn't like to see that happen. Nor would Ricky and Julian for that matter. But then I have no idea who they are. Is it Ricky Martin and Julian Cope?? What kind of festival will that turn out to be?? MAKE IT HAPPEN!
Anyways....it's B) Jo and Danny.
When the album came out everyone went all spunky magic over it, calling it a masterpiece or giving it 8/10 kinda ratings but I've not seen the album or a track in any 2008 listings so far, including the Pitchfork one and they went big mental tits over it.
Portishead - Third
Bon Iver - For Emma
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
Nick Cave - Dig Lazarus Dig
TV On The Radio - Dear Science
Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree
David Holmes - Holy Pictures
Deerhunter - Microcastle
With notable hallelujahs to these re-issues.....
Dennis Wilson - Pacific Ocean Blue
Loop - Heavens End and Fade Out
and one that I hoped would be better is Primal Scream - Beautiful Future
both on record and in the flesh. Bunch of wankers in fact.