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EVOLghost 02.22.2012 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Murmer99
I really love that crispin glover song by the way...



He is one cool dood.

Severian 02.22.2012 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by halfeatencake
 



Such an incredible album. Better, possibly, than Eureka. Who would have imagined Jim O'Rourke's best work would be his crispest and poppiest.

Torn Curtain 02.22.2012 04:05 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmW1oY_5Ljs

gmku 02.22.2012 04:14 PM

Time to go home and listen to some more JAMC. Maybe Honey's Dead?

the ikara cult 02.22.2012 04:17 PM

2 > 1

 

gmku 02.22.2012 06:15 PM

No, turned out to be Automatic.

What's next?

the ikara cult 02.22.2012 06:22 PM

 

gmku 02.22.2012 06:43 PM

Call me crazy but these latter day JAMC platters have this vibe that to me is like 60s mod in a way. I can't quite put my finger on it. Not mod precisely like London mod but just a blissy 60s mod California vibe.

Do you know what I mean? Almost groovy.

gmku 02.22.2012 06:50 PM

Am I crazy? Am I elevating this band too much? God, I think they're great.

gmku 02.22.2012 07:28 PM

Answer me, somebody.

gmku 02.22.2012 07:42 PM

I blame it on the rock and roll.

demonrail666 02.23.2012 08:05 AM

 

sonic sphere 02.23.2012 09:04 AM

 

Pookie 02.23.2012 09:08 AM

The kids have been enjoying this blast from the past. And by kids I mean my kids, not "the kids".

 

gmku 02.23.2012 06:58 PM

Morphine ~ Cure for Pain

Almost a little too beautiful hipster/loser bar fly-ish, if you know what I mean, for my taste, but it's growing on me.

stu666 02.23.2012 07:14 PM

 

gmku 02.23.2012 07:14 PM

Okay back to AUTOMATIC by the Jesus Chain Gang

From Pitchfork. Yeah, I hate Pitchfork. Fuckers rate Auto and Honey's Dead pretty low. Fuck them. But the reviews are interesting anyway:

Automatic (1989): Conventional wisdom wrongly calls this the dud. With the band reduced to the brothers only, things go artificial: The drum machine is foregrounded, the bass is played on keyboards, the feedback’s on vacation. In that space, the Reids take their biggest shot at doing full-on pop, something that-- on a global alternative classic like the Pixies-covered “Head On”-- feels like a career peak. The rockier album cuts get pretty turgid, and both Reids start to feel like parodies of themselves, but at points they fall into a synthetic rock grind that’s almost industrial-- fascinating, in a time-capsule kind of way. [ME: At times?! Fuck you. All through this album, fuckwads. Just because these guys got the balls to rock and you don't... . I mean, does your wife ever let you get to play the stereo LOUD!? Fuck you, you pathetic pitchfork loser.]

Honey’s Dead (1992): Conventional wisdom wrongly calls this the return to form, mostly because they got a drummer and wrote some lively tunes. The problem is that the well-recorded feedback and effortful Jagger yowling here sound like two guys straining to be cool, the exact thing that Psychocandy evaded. It’s also their first fully contemporary grunge-era record, so if you wanted to hear a rock band try, you could just buy something current. [ME: Again, a big fuck you. Did you LISTEN to this record? Do you have BLOOD in your veins? Are you a zombie? Do you know how to fuck, you fuckwad?]

gmku 02.23.2012 10:25 PM

Cool.

I think this is one of the most under-appreciated bands of the late 80s/early 90s.

I got hooked through Automatic, one of the first CDs I bought, having finally joined the digital revolution around Christmas of 1989. I still have that CD, although I recently purchased the Plain Recordings LP reissue (which I highly recommend). This album thrills me as much today as when I first put it on that chilly winter evening back in suburban Hampton, VA, in 1989. Nothing I'd heard in a long time made me feel so good and so restless at the same time.

I'm on to Darklands now. Forgot just how good this one is.

uhler 02.23.2012 10:54 PM

Buzzcocks- Singles Going Steady

gmku 02.23.2012 10:55 PM

^ Nice choice.

demonrail666 02.23.2012 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by gmku
two guys straining to be cool, the exact thing that Psychocandy evaded.


Loved both reviews but if anything there were twice as many people straining to be cool on Psychocandy. The difference was they actually pulled it off. [Edit: oh yeah, just noticed the 'straining' bit. You're right. Anyway, they're definitely a band that said it all on their first album and singles. By Automatic they were Sigue Sigue Sputnik without the intelligence.

gmku 02.23.2012 11:18 PM

Not true. I love to death the Automatic album. And Honey's Dead. I love Psychocandy, Darklands, Automatic, and Honey's Dead, each for different reasons. They're all great.

E. Noisefield 02.23.2012 11:34 PM

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Originally Posted by gmku
Cool.

I think this is one of the most under-appreciated bands of the late 80s/early 90s.

I got hooked through Automatic, one of the first CDs I bought, having finally joined the digital revolution around Christmas of 1989. I still have that CD, although I recently purchased the Plain Recordings LP reissue (which I highly recommend). This album thrills me as much today as when I first put it on that chilly winter evening back in suburban Hampton, VA, in 1989. Nothing I'd heard in a long time made me feel so good and so restless at the same time.

I'm on to Darklands now. Forgot just how good this one is.


Darklands is so great. I might even like it better than Psychocandy, even though candy is the more "definitive" album.

Still think Barbed Wire Kisses is my most listened-to JAMC album.

Pookie 02.24.2012 04:29 AM

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Originally Posted by demonrail666
Anyway, they're definitely a band that said it all on their first album and singles.

I would say on their first four singles.
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Originally Posted by demonrail666
By Automatic they were Sigue Sigue Sputnik without the intelligence.

Or the style, wit and hair.

the ikara cult 02.24.2012 06:18 PM

Im not all that big on the Sunn, but im in an oppressive mood and they do the business with headphones. Now fuck off and die like a worm.

 

gmku 02.24.2012 09:58 PM

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Originally Posted by E. Noisefield
Darklands is so great. I might even like it better than Psychocandy, even though candy is the more "definitive" album.

Still think Barbed Wire Kisses is my most listened-to JAMC album.


I'm the same way with Darklands. I know Psychocandy is supposed to be the classic, and I like it, but I enjoy Darklands more.

I'm on the fence about Barbed Wire but I haven't listened to it in a while. May have to try it again soon.

Pelle 02.25.2012 06:21 AM

 

louder 02.25.2012 07:09 AM

 

Pelle 02.25.2012 07:37 AM

Body/Head (Kim Gordon/Bill Nace) - Cafe OTO, London, UK - 2012-02-22

keep poppin pimples 02.25.2012 08:56 AM

 

Pelle 02.25.2012 09:02 AM

Finally getting to know "Sonic Nurse" a bit more.
I've never got into that album really, but today I'm in a sonic mood and yeah, I have defenitly missed something by not listening to much on that album : o

gmku 02.25.2012 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by foreverasskiss
been listening to this album lately. they do this Prince thing on a lot of songs with the vocals. like on "Little Red Corvette" when he says..." a body like yours oughta be in jail, cause it's on the verge of bein obscene".

it's not synced, but it still in rhythm. you know what i'm talkin about?


No, not exactly, but I'll give it another listen and let you know.

keep poppin pimples 02.25.2012 11:17 AM

 

hirsute_biped 02.25.2012 01:14 PM

Oh man, how did I miss the Dirty Three release? Gonna have to go get that one!

gmku 02.25.2012 01:46 PM

Does anybody know anything about this bootleg copy of their Peel sessions? I have Complete Peel on the Strange Fruit 2xLP release but I saw this in a store recently. I really like the cover art but the song list looks exactly the same. Thoughts?

 

stu666 02.25.2012 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by gmku
Does anybody know anything about this bootleg copy of their Peel sessions? I have Complete Peel on the Strange Fruit 2xLP release but I saw this in a store recently. I really like the cover art but the song list looks exactly the same. Thoughts?



 


Like you say, it's just a bootleg version of The Complete John Peel Sessions...

http://www.discogs.com/Jesus-And-Mar...elease/2710748

stu666 02.25.2012 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Pelle
Body/Head (Kim Gordon/Bill Nace) - Cafe OTO, London, UK - 2012-02-22


I hope you like the recording, it's the first time I taped a show...

stu666 02.25.2012 04:08 PM

 

sonic sphere 02.25.2012 04:56 PM

 

stu666 02.25.2012 06:57 PM

 


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