the Pixies will open for them?!
that I went to see Radiohead in Manchester. I didn't have a ticket, but once the show started a tout gave me a freebie. I got inside the venue and sat down near the back. It was a tiny long and thin theatre and Radiohead were dressed in Dickensian costumes whilst playing versions of their songs using lutes and harpsicords and the like.
is shit. Panda bear should be #1
funny how the review on here when the record was released panned Spitting Venom yet it's loved here and now.
I think (I hope) Panda Bear will be no. 1. Man that record is amazing.
it has good noise, indie and country parts to it. Sounds like it was made in the 1960s and should be on E6 alongside Apples in Stereo and Olivia Tremor Control. The version I have has 2 bonus tracks on too. It feels a lot longer than it is....purely because they pack so much in. They're great live too, most rocking.
Great gig. The sound where I was standing was spot on. Plus they played 'Paper thin walls' and 'Tiny cities made of ashes', the latter being an absolute trance inducing juggernaut of a tune with Isaac yelling dementedly through his guitar pick-ups. Wasn't sure what to expect from Marr, but he is an excellent guitarist...so much so that it didn't really matter that he was too loud as it was so tight and in the pocket with the rest of the band. My only complaint was that because 'We were dead...' is uberproduced, the songs slightly suffer when played live.
I don't know why this reviewer seems to think that Modest mouse should be doing earlier material (even though the set list was peppered with older songs). Surely like most bands they are likely to want to play their most recent material?
I can't go as my wife is due to give birth Saturday. It would have made my year to see them.
'Q. Are we not men?...' is one of the best records ever made. Eno produced greatness.
is a choon and was amazing live the other week in Reading.
in fact this year has been great. I don't often buy records on the day of release but I got the National, Battles & the Twilight Sad and they are all excellent.
Perfect from now on
Those are the two most vital albums. All of their records are ace though...
I'd waited sooooooo many years to see them and they didn't disappoint. The only problem was with Doug's vocal levels so he did give up singing on occasion. But 'Going against you mind' really fucking rocked. The guitars just sounded amazing. The only thing to have made it perfect would have been 'Velvet Waltz'. But i'm not complaining. I just can't get over how one of the best indie bands ever were playing to a room of only 100 or so people. Crazy.
shower of cunts. You know why.
That is all.
Thurston Moore is into noise music. Correct.
Thurston Moore is into nose music. Erm...unlikely?
RIP Cassettes. To be honest, it's just nostalgia now though innit. I remember when making mix tapes how I would wish I could make mix cds instead so that my two odd hours worth of work wasn't a waste when the tape eventually did get chewed up by some shitty stereo, and the sound quality would not dip massively after 20 odd plays.
However, there is something great about chopping up selotape into small pieces to stick back together a snapped tape that you love, and keeping your finger's crossed that it held, even though the part of the recording lost by the break was the peak of some guitar solo or other that you played along your tennis racket to. Also the effort that went into making tapes, particularly for girls was appreciated more I reckon, thus meaning the tape was listened to more intensely and (hopefully) producing the desired result (whatever that was...).
I also remember doing a crazy 10 minute tape sample mash up experiment song thing, fusing together snippets from various other cassettes into each other that a la ...'and you will know them by the trail of dead' intro. I think I wanted to be in PWEI at the time.
Best cassette I ever bought from a shop - Pavement's 'brighten the corners' for £1 from Our price in Aldershot. I hadn't paid attention to them since 'Slanted & Enchanted' and this led me into tracking down one of the finest back catalogues around. I still have the tape, although 'Shady lane' is all warped and fucked now.
who hasn't been paying close attention to SY's career. But if you don't like them then why would you? Try comparing 'Confusion is Sex' to 'Sonic Nurse' and I think you'll find a band that has evolved.
The lyrics to Teenage Riot I believe are a jokey commentary on what the US would be like if J Mascis was president.
Daydream Nation is a classic record. Classic enough for many other people than I to enthuse about it - The Library of Congress being one.
her 54th Birthday in April this year. Possibly the coolest 54 yr old in the world?
1. For the honesty - not dressing it up as some great artistic big deal which obviously it aint.
2. Actually thinking that after all this time a bit of money would be good. Lets face it, with these shows they will be giving value for money so why the hell not? Seeing as you can pick up their back catalogue at a fiver a pop these days, and the advent of downloading they're not going to be making loads of dough.
why the album is being issued through Rykodisc in this country when they are signed to Warners in America. Is Rykodisc part of Warners? Seriously - this band should have been huge by now but Warners don't seem too interested in promoting them.
is a tad disapointing - not as good as their previous genius. I'm seeing them at the Fez Club - I've waited like 5 years for this gig - cannae wait.
cover of 'Satisfaction' is the best cover ever, equal with Hendrix's take on 'All along the watchtower'.
I also like TV on the Radio's acapella take on Mr Grieves by the Pixies. And the Pixies version of 'Head on; by JAMC pisses all over the original.
the Malky. He's got an impressive 'tache at the moment.
listened to Exile on Main Street.
One of the crappest things ever written - he could become a star on these 'ere boards.
artwork is much better. I think she's pulling your leg again with this one.
except for 'Swastika eyes'
Also, unless you go to ATP, Sonic Youth rarely play shows in other venues over here so it would be foolish to miss the opportunity. And it's a classic album. And they'll (hopefully) play other tunes in an encore.
I am going to the second show now. I can't afford any more tickets neither. Nevermind - I am soooooooooooo looking forward to this!
but his embodiment of a mass culture that has as much philosophical and imaginative depth as a puddle makes me die a little more inside.
some poor fact checking there.
a 'T' been left off that banner?!
Emergency & I. It's quite nice and all but I can't see what the fuss is about with this band. They sound like a collection of session musos playing expensive equipment in not very interesting songs.
if you are gushing over JN & Ys like this, how come the record didn't make your top 20 list of 2006?
new stuff at ATP?
Could, COULD be interesting (and perhaps good even) with Mike Watt & Albini involved. Has Albini produced any duff records?
hand on heart, my favourite record of all time.
My favourite video of theirs is 'Carrot Rope'. They're all crap though really.
it was re-released 4 weeks ago. Still, amazing record. The Pacific Trim EP & various b-sides included here are ace. The second disc is quite fun too.
I thought they'd be completing it by now the lazy beggars.
I wonder whether writing lyrics for this one will as traumatic for Banks as last time...
was a fannish inquisition of epic proportions!
Am looking forward to this record very much. I stuck 'Chutes' on the other day for the first time in ages and found it to be excellent. I listened to '..high horse' & 'So says I' 3 times over.
Interesting what he says re the leaking of the record & how he thinks it will help the band, particularly with the recent debatings surrounding the leaking of Bloc Party's record (a band of similar commercial standing).
their debut was excellent. Very consistent. Contrary to the DiS review, the singing is not out of tune and 'Upon this tidal wave of young blood' is a brilliant tune (albeit with a rubbish ending). I can't wait for the next record.
today, I thumbed through a copy of the Daily Mail (eek!) where there was an article on this band. I've never heard a note but they immediately got my respect as they have done a cover of 'Jack the Ripper' by Screaming Lord Sutch as recorded by Joe Meek.
Death to the Pixies compilation?
Please don't make a new record Charles, PLLLEEEEAAAASEEEE.....
a Deerhoof day today with some Apple O' and Runners Four Action. What a fantastic band they are.
are you The_Glory?
My favourite record full stop. A lolloping dollop of genius so it is.
What a terrible shame. Whilst his contempories were wallowing in the Summer of Love, Lee was astute enough to realise it wasn't all free love and flower power, and he expressed his feelings in some of the most beautiful songs ever. Rest in Peace.
Needs taking out the back, lined up alongside Cheggers, and shooting.
possibly ever, although depends what you want from a live band I s'pose. They were awesome last year - although why did the turdy 'Weird War' headline? I just wish the bloke whose video camera Tim Harrington was swinging around would post the footage on Youtube.
I'll tell you something though - 'Sweat Descends' is possibly the best party tune ever, non?
Oasis have always been shit.
*Keeps fingers crossed that the_Glory takes the bait*
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