My mates loved them, but I always felt they were disposable, limp wristed pap. Nothing they've offered has ever really contested that opinion.
but gradually lost their edge. That first Reading show was incredible. It's been diminishing returns since the second album and no mistake.
Breed, Sliver, and MV before Aero Zeppelin.
Apart from that, good list.
One of those ones where you can't hit abandon reply fast enough
Well, that's as useful as AIDS*.
*Unless you live there.
Easy logo replacement = Ideal
Last Thursday. Tssssk!!
It's still good news though.
Has got to be a single.
Here's hoping the rest is up to snuff.
150/180.Good for me.
Aka Sonic Boom
goes to Anamanaguchi. Because they're much better, and they make their own songs ;)
They've re-attributed that as Crystal Castles vs Lo-Bat on MySpace. And it never got a commercial release. So that's cheap and nasty, but (legally borderline) ok.
'Mother knows best' did get a commercial release (vinyl and Itunes), and that's a direct lift from Tizzy by Lo-Bat. And then there's the drum samples. You can see why the 8-bit community is pissed off.
Kind of shows them up as liars too. Didn't they say they installed an Atari chip in a keyboard to get those sounds?
They never coughed up any of that t-shirt cash either. Scummmmbagz!!
to any enquiries on nicking other peoples tunes yet (Mother knows best being my favourite)?
Just wondering. They were supposed to have responded to this a while back, but I haven't heard anything.
The final box would contain a silver figurine of a girl I used to know, with amethyst eyes.
most offensive categorization goes to...
They're getting paid in money leveraged from sweat shop workers then.
Righteous good work guys.
This is bad news, though. Scrapping a record after three years won't necessarily kickstart the creative process. Still, she'll be able to dip back in for the good stuff (Sunset Marquis was pretty good, I thought).
London Astoria (Ladytron, please)
How's about a double disk B-sides comp?
.... Sharkboy !!!!!!
/gasping for air in mid nineties euphoria>
this piece would have fitted better on TheQuietus. Admittedly, the Swellsian concept of 'Punk' as an idea, as an ideal to aspire to, is worrying and outmoded.
But then again, so is the concept of 'Cool' and that only the young with fire in their bellies have a firm grasp what that concept is, and can mean. Just like the punks did, way back when.
The grist in this mill isn't that we're being subjected to the opinions of older music writers who have been there, done that, torn the t-shirt. It's that they're looking at what's out there and setting it up against this impossible unrepeatable golden era scene and ethos.
That is understandably annoying. It's hard to match up against the weight of legend, and endless repetition of mythic deeds, gigs, albums. We've got a canon of classic punk albums now, which is pretty absurd, eh? Unlike DiS, the printed word doesn't allow any real debate on the matter. It's sort of like a monologue from your grandad, but without a Werther's original to make it worthwhile.
The good news is, we all get to idolise, cherish and embellish our memories too; put across our golden era, our unsung heroes when the time comes.
And when that time comes, the kids won't give too much of a shit then either ;)
but there some left on Ticketmaster, unsurprisingly.
errr, distinctive voice, our Scarlett.
Overall... what, 3/10?
Orange Rhyming Dictionary FTW!
The Get up kids album is the favourite from that set for me
I take it all back. It's going to be MINT.
this line up is AIDS on a stick.
Truck bill improves by a further 10%. Grrreat!
should be left standing by the way next to the kid with the leg braces and spastic arm?
the 'white boys with guitars' list now.
That'll placate the baying hordes...
Hope it's not Lounge on the farm, but it isn't impossible.
Think Truck is safe for another year, and the major festivals have so much money pumped into them it'd be hard to see them falling over.
they've still got this badboy*
*unacceptable use of the word 'badboy'
I really like Car Button Cloth. Even if I can't find my copy anywhere.
Could you dial it up a notch? Thanks.
The names are pretty big. But all of the big bands peaked around ten years ago. You'll be watching them go through the motions for the millionth time, and you'll struggle to get close enough to have any fun.
The general line up is weak, but I suppose if you tried really hard, you could muster a half decent weekend of entertainment out of it. But for 150+, I'd expect a much, much better return on my money than that.
but the pictures are good.
Pleasant thought, eh?
that Sade hasn't got a profile.
Ffs DiS, have you not heard Diamond Life?
The uptempo moments are hummably light and breezy. 'On my own' is definitely the standout track, a good summer single in the making.
And a very smart move.
The last record was a Led Zep tribute album, however.