he he he!
but no one actually says that do they?
and does it help if I plead a little????
I used to go to Crickhowell when I were young, I'd love to see if they still serve the amazing custard slices in the bakery there.......!
Really is a very special album. He is rather marvellous live too!
And the Hun Hangar Ensemble????
There are some excellent albums on the didn't make it list, and a whole bunch of albums I didn't yet hear on the vote for list, makes it very hard!
Selling more tickets again next year?
Every year the numbers have crept up!
Thought the increase from 6000 last year to 10-15000 (depending where you get your figures from!) was too much, site facilities could only just handle it!
Great bands though!
Yes it was true. The Dirty 3 ATP turned me into a massive Jim White fan! Without planning we saw him play with Dirty 3, Nina Nastasia and as the Tren Brothers. No idea he played with Nick Cave though!
Should be a great record!
Yeah they did it acouple of years back at the barbican. It was a great night then as I imagine it was recently, and at the original performance in San Francisco a number of years ago!
In the years that I went from 95-2000, I clearly remember talkinig at length about how unjust it was that sooooo many people (they estimated 50,000) were getting in for nowt, it stretched all facilities (Getting water during the day meant a bit of a 20 min que!) and created some ridiculous crushes between acts. It didn't seem fair, and we thought they really had to do something to sort it out!!
They sorted out that problem and I really can't be arsed to go back!
We're never happy are we!
But I cringed the whole way through the first band!
It was like Menswear, but much much much more sickly, like eating 5 too many sugar mice, when there's nothing you hate more than sugar, or mice!
That's what it'll be, but in the best possible sense. Loads of acts you ain't ever heard of, but everyone brilliant. That's my tuppence worth anyway!
I was hoping it would be as good as their last. Sounds like it is. That's my bank holiday listening sorted then!
"it's only failing, really, is that it's unlikely to stir the souls of those never previously touched by these canadians' own history". Then let's point out where to touch them!??
'Goodbye Enemy Airship/The Landlord is Dead', would be a good starter! Or just go and see them live! Since I saw them at the spitz, 2003, I've never looked back in thinking these boys are the nuts!
The best improvisational guitarist in ‘rock n pop’ today??
When he attacks his guitar and makes those noises, I feel like a 13-year-old hearing controlled feedback for the first time again!
The best 28mins 22secs ever commited to tape!
Told me all I needed to know!
Man I'm gutted the luminaire show is sold out! I saw A hawk and a hacksaw at the greenman! They're unbelievible! Didn't see they were playing in time! Doh!
The internet is of course great. But you need a start point. My space is great for listening to new bands, but you have to know who the band are, no point just going to myspace music and endlessly trawlling through the over hyped nonesense.
I talk to my friends, I tlak to other bands when we play out, I talk to bands when I go see bands (at smaller venues where the band are in amongst the crowd that is). You get some names of bands you've not heard then research them on line.
Festivals can be great. I had a list of 10 bands I'd never heard of after the Greenman this year, I imagine Truck and ATP are the same (fuck V, glasto, reading, they are you corporate tie ins!).
Wire and Plan B Mags are good print media.
Here and pitchfork can be good for start points.
But you can't beat your mates. They are people who's music tastes you know and trust.
One thing for sure, it takes a little bit of effort, but the rewwards can be enormous!
2 lines about the album, 3 paragraphs about your self?
Well done. No really. Well done!
Lyrics as good on this as they are on smell of.... Nothing like playing that album to people, having them tap their foot along and watch their mouths drop as they think they're lisening to a song, which upon first listening sounds like it's about men peeing on each other which it actually isn't!! Genius!
I saw him at the greenman festival.
It was one of the most charismatic performances I've ever seen!
The guy's a legend!
No idea how it'll translate to record though!
A beautiful band whom I love dearly, a nice "introduction too....." article, however the
"band have never lived in hope of commercial success" quote made me question whether or not it was they that I saw at a packed out Royal Festival Hall last year!
Depends on your definition of commercial success I guess?
I can only assume this review didn't mention the fact that Joeyfat are one of the most refreshing bands on the planet, as it is stating the obvious.
However, sometimes it's good to state the obvious. Joeyfat were, and are awesome.
See you in Tunbridge Wells on Friday isit?
This really should be a clever comment on the state of music in this country, and how our Icelandic contempories, at times make our faces rather red!
However, I don't wanna say any of that!
I'm just chuffed to see a Lomo Cosmic Symbol camera as the lead image for this article!
Don't think, Just Shoot, anyone???