for a, just above average, 6/10 score.
Bunch of great Noise/Drone/Experimental bands
Think weekend tickets have sold out, but day tickets were still available last I heard.
on guitar might have helped in the punch department.
Interview circa "Songs For The Brokenhearted":
You mentioned that the recording of this album started around the same time you were working on “I Hate People”. You say that “it was a dark time”. If it’s not too personal and you could speak about it, could you perhaps shed some light on that statement?
in a 20 year relationship, not everything can always be good. and people grow and change and seek new and different things out of life. and if you are both not ready for that change, it can be very hard. i guess right now i don’t really want to divulge any more than that – it was a time in life where we really did not get along and wanted things maybe we could not have but wanted anyway.
when, was one of the most rocking, intense things I've ever seen. I'd been a fan since the 1st single, but nothing led me to expect that.
Also on their _Manilow_ album
No idea who was the 1st to notice an accidentally damaged speaker led to that sound, but "Rocket 88", often cited as the 1st Rock n Roll record, also made use of it.
I possibly like "Beet" even more than "Prairie School Freakout".
I recall their debut back in the 80's:
several of those years involved 1 London show & that was it. The most dates they ever did was, what, 6? As for no albums in 2000, well not if you discount the 4CD boxset they put out. They certainly never took those years out on US touring like they did here. Don't forget they skipped here on the final tour too.
I just think fans like us love the band so much we can get an exaggerated sense of their, I don't know, profile maybe?
hardly any of them were here. Bob's toured solo a few times, never here. Boston Spaceships toured, not here. Hope I'm proved wrong, but the announcement of a tour isn't exactly getting me clearing my calendar for the end of the year yet.
but would've like to see Doug Gillard involved
Pollard, Sprout, Demos, Mitchell, Fennell.
Looks like I'm going to try & go :)
Had been put off buying this due to outrageous import prices.
maybe they were made into annoying imbeciles during the editing process.
Jim Dickinson, Jay Reatard, & now this. RIP Alex.
Fire Dept. were sadly underappreciated
_Rain_ is a great album too.
...'cos I thought it sounded pretty good, whereas this review makes it sound like those early Guitar Wolf records that had you picking up the stylus to blow the fluff off & discovering there was none there.
"The column is titted..."
They'll have a *new* tour EP "Mother Is The Milky Way", & a few copies of the *old* tour EPs "Microtronics" Vols. 1 & 2
(info courtesy of the Broadcast blog http://futurecrayon.blogspot.com/)