That really is lovely. Restored some of my faith in people.
The band didn't have a hand in editing or titling the film, so it's not like Tweedy plannned to fire him at that time.
The impression I got in the movie was that Jay may have been a bit coked-up a lot of the time, too. Or he may just have been a nervy, neurotic character - either way, I can see why he was kicked out. Talented guy but it just wasn't working any more.
That is jaw-droppingly crap!
Sleeps with Angels, best thing he did in the 90s.
Although saying that, the first three tracks on Broken Arrow are excellent.
I'm sure I saw him doing the Face the Truth stuff at Koko, too - September 2005.
But I really loved it live, they're a much more reliable proposition than Pavement ever were - there's a lot less chaos but they're guaranteed to bring the rock every time.
The album itself is kind of patchy - every super-catchy rock/pop song followed by an awkward-ass art-rock experimental track.
If I'd bought this first, I never would've bought Aeroplane - and I love Aeroplane, but this is just too patchy.
...an underrated album.
And their performance at the 4AD anniversary event was really quite wonderful.
Happiness won't leave me alone
Says the bird in his nest
Get a load of this fucking view,
It's the best in the west
I've got 4 tickets to sell for the Water Rats show, at face value (+ the booking fee I paid).
My mate bought tickets for the show on the 20th so I'll be going to that one instead.
If you're interested in buying the tickets, drop me a message. Otherwise they'll have to go on ebay.
Great songs and one of the coolest guitarists around ... what's not to like?
... that was a perky response.
...is presumably meant to raise awareness of the issue, not persuade people that 'slavery is bad, man'.
If it wasn't for the recent spate of media the topic has received, most of us would probably have no idea that slavery is as widespread as it is.
wasn't much chop.
... it was an absolutely diabolical reunion, for sure, but the impression I got afterwards was that they had all agreed to do it for the benefit of Sterling before he passed away?
Good intentions, shit performance (I can't get over the lame pub-rock version of I Heard Her Call My Name).
... that saw 'Some Kind of Monster' will heed the truth in Kezza's words.
The sound on the album really is superb - I'd love to hear the whole catalogue given the treatment.
But as an album - it's just frustrating. Ultimately, most of these songs did not need to be fucked about with in any way. It's like the soundtrack to a very long TV ad for a Beatles compilation. Or to a cheesy Las Vegas show based on the Beatles songbook.
I refuse to pay those assholes a penny. I'll always sell my unwanted tickets to friends or acquaintances at cost price.
There's now also this site:
For the regular gig goer, it looks like a great way to keep on top of the ticket situation.
... but I approve.
I don't like U2.
I REALLY don't like Bono.
I don't believe in God.
But U2 lyrics seem to be more humanist than religious and I'm happier with religious folks brainwashing themselves with hymns to noble, universal emotions, rather than to a fictional superbeing.