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Bytor Peltor 01.19.2016 08:32 PM

Tuesday Night Noise:

 



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Originally Posted by The Soup Nazi
Yeah, this should belong in a different thread, but what the hell.


I was going to chime in with some albums of my own, but figured I would wait until someone started a thread......

Mortte Jousimo 01.20.2016 12:18 AM

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Originally Posted by The Soup Nazi
First of all, I'm not a dedicated fan of Steely Dan; I just think Pretzel Logic is excellent. Second, with the possible exceptions of Janis Ian and ZZ Top, these selections are dismal.

You are NOT. See this thread, you self-absorbed Finnish.

I think your name should be R`n`R Nazi. Because just like Nazies, you make your own, unlogical rules what´s R`N`R and what´s not. I´ll bet your soup tastes bad.

Mortte Jousimo 01.20.2016 12:20 AM

And Buzzcocks suck.

The Real McCoy 01.20.2016 03:13 AM

Discovered some great bands recently. The one that sticks out the most for me is Melbourne's Hideous Towns.

The Soup Nazi 01.20.2016 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Mortte Jousimo
I´ll bet your soup tastes bad.


I can't blame you there! :D I don't actually make my own soups. I buy the "just add boling water" kind. Sue me!

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Originally Posted by Mortte Jousimo
And Buzzcocks suck.


If you mean it, you have a neurological condition and you should seek professional help.

The Soup Nazi 01.20.2016 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Bytor Peltor
I was going to chime in with some albums of my own, but figured I would wait until someone started a thread......


I'm afraid there are too many posts about it here already. Let's hear yours!

The Soup Nazi 01.20.2016 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by pepper_green
No Age?


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Originally Posted by Severian
I wonder what's up with No Age these days.


These comments are very odd. First, I can think of barely a handful of bands active today who ROCK in such a driving, powerful, pummeling, beautiful, and artistic way as No Age — art both as something you'd expect to soundtrack an installation in a gallery and as instantly accessible rock & roll. (And which band do we know that used to navigate "low" and "high" art so seamlessly?). Even if they were only a sum of their influences they'd be fantastic —only a masochist wouldn't want to hear Damaged mixed with MBV's "Touched"— but they're so much more, punk fury floorboarding a truck of studio/effects tricks wizardry with delicious hooks galore and actual brains for a change. Four practically flawless albums so far that make you search for the boatload of tapes, CD-Rs, 7"s and weirder formats in which they've released even more great music. Even if you don't skateboard.

As for "I wonder what's up with No Age these days", I can't tell whether it means "Oh, those has-beens" or you're genuinely at a loss about their current activities. The former alternative is downright deranged; the latter, abstruse, since they do have a website and an Instagram account and all the bullcrap one expects from bands these days.

http://noagela.org/

"January 15: FYI: Randy Randall is playing with Rat Fist going up the West Coast this week! Come out and say hi!!!"

"January 15: So stoked No Age is playing Marfa Myths Festival this year!!! The line up is awesome!!!"

 


And now, a bitchen show from last November:

No Age

The Irenic @ San Diego Music Thing
Saturday 14th November 2015

AUD: SP-CMC-8 > SP-SBSB-10 > Sony PCM M-10 (24 bit/48Hz) > Audacity > CDWav

http://nomorethanabigcrashingbeathap...renic-san.html

Severian 01.20.2016 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by The Soup Nazi
These comments are very odd. First, I can think of barely a handful of bands active today who ROCK in such a driving, powerful, pummeling, beautiful, and artistic way as No Age — art both as something you'd expect to soundtrack an installation in a gallery and as instantly accessible rock & roll. (And which band do we know that used to navigate "low" and "high" art so seamlessly?). Even if they were only a sum of their influences they'd be fantastic —only a masochist wouldn't want to hear Damaged mixed with MBV's "Touched"— but they're so much more, punk fury floorboarding a truck of studio/effects tricks wizardry with delicious hooks galore and actual brains for a change. Four practically flawless albums so far that make you search for the boatload of tapes, CD-Rs, 7"s and weirder formats in which they've released even more great music. Even if you don't skateboard.

As for "I wonder what's up with No Age these days", I can't tell whether it means "Oh, those has-beens" or you're genuinely at a loss about their current activities. The former alternative is downright deranged; the latter, abstruse, since they do have a website and an Instagram account and all the bullcrap one expects from bands these days.


Whoah, whoah, whoah-- take it down a notch!

Why in god's nam would you think that I was being sarcastic? Do I usually express my hatred of a band with idle ruminations? Do I, Severian, incessant promoter of the Flaming Lips and other shit that hasn't been "cool" since 2002, strike you as the kind of guy who would use the term "has-been?"

Settle yourself!

I was literally wondering when a new studio album might drop from the band. Since, you know, it's been three years since An Object.

I don't fuck with Instagram, and most of my music news comes from obvious places (here, Stereogum, pitchfork, blah), because I have no time whatsoever to regularly visit the official webpages of every band I like just to check and see if a new album is coming out.

I love No Age! I cannot believe you didn't take this as a given, considering the bands I tend to praise. So cool your jets, buddy!

also, I've always considered them more of a modern day Hüsker Dü. Which is kind of like saying Damaged-era Flag + MBV, innit? No Age's sound has a shit ton of Flip Your Wig in it. Moreso than just about anything else, in my opinion.

Anyway, just wanted to clear that up. Though the misunderstanding seemed to be entirely one-sided. ;)

Rob Instigator 01.21.2016 10:28 AM

Flaming Lips was never cool. You got fooled by Dallas assholes. ;)

Severian 01.21.2016 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Rob Instigator
Flaming Lips was never cool. You got fooled by Dallas assholes. ;)


Maybe "cool" is the wrong word to describe that particular band. Personally, I think they're a million different kinds of awesome, but I understand and appreciate that they're also probably super irritating to many.

Still, they turned Madonna's "Borderline" into a slow, pummeling death synth epic. Too cool for school.

greenlight 01.22.2016 04:27 AM

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By the way, Paul Clipson rules! I just stumbled upon his work few days back and it is amazing!

The Soup Nazi 01.22.2016 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Severian
I was literally wondering when a new studio album might drop from the band. Since, you know, it's been three years since An Object.

I don't fuck with Instagram, and most of my music news comes from obvious places (here, Stereogum, pitchfork, blah), because I have no time whatsoever to regularly visit the official webpages of every band I like just to check and see if a new album is coming out.


This argument is unsustainable. You "have no time whatsoever", but posting that question here took you longer than it would have taken you to click on a simple website link. (Not to mention you do have all the time in the PLANET to bore us out of our screaming skulls with interminable and frequently pointless exegeses of every single goddamn song you can think of).

 


Just for the record, I don't "follow" anybody on Instagram, Facemook, Twatter, etc. — I don't even have the necessary accounts. But let's move on to the substantial shit:

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Originally Posted by Severian
also, I've always considered them more of a modern day Hüsker Dü. Which is kind of like saying Damaged-era Flag + MBV, innit? No Age's sound has a shit ton of Flip Your Wig in it. Moreso than just about anything else, in my opinion.


I've always had problems with phrases like "The [artist's name] of the [time period]"; they sound like "New Dylan", classic platitudes from incompetent writers. Having said that, YES, absolutely, there's a ton of Hüsker Dü in No Age; hell, the duo even filled up for Grant Hart and Greg Norton in 2009, with Randy Randall sporting a reasonable facsimile of Norton's famous handlebar moustache:

 


First time "In A Free Land" was performed since 1987, by the by. Of course, while no Hüskers album might be earnestly labeled "shoegaze" (dumb label that was, anyway), they were pathmakers from hardcore to a particular kind of melodic rock in which washes of massive guitar distortion colored it all. And then Sugar's records came out on Creation in the UK. All in all, I would like to point out that despite tremendous achievements like reinventing the psychedelic wheel with their cover of "Eight Miles High" (a major candidate for best cover EVER) and Zen Arcade, Hüsker Dü's approach was also a bit traditionalist, straightforward in a way. In that sense, No Age may be closer to a band like Mission Of Burma, who also wrote its share of "pop" songs but messed with electronics both in the studio and, more impressively, live.

Severian 01.22.2016 06:23 PM

You're such a good guy, Soup Nazi.

The Soup Nazi 01.22.2016 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Severian
You're such a good guy, Soup Nazi.


YAH WELL you're not getting in my pants.

Severian 01.22.2016 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by The Soup Nazi
YAH WELL you're not getting in my pants.


That's ok. I have no more time for seduction than I do for Instagramming. I have a strict schedule to keep of boring you assholes until to unclench with my ruminations on every song I hear. I'm already decades behind.

Severian 01.24.2016 01:15 AM

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Originally Posted by pepper_green
Zen Arcade - cold windy record perfect.


Yeah. I've always identified as more of a New Day Rising kind of guy, but honestly I don't know which album I prefer. Zen Arcade is just one of the strongest albums of that decade, up there with Daydream Nation. But on New Day Rising I felt that they settled into a sound that was very much their own. A sound that was a sustainable for a pop band. But seriously, that's a hell of a Sophie's choice.

evollove 01.24.2016 08:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Severian
Sophie's choice.


Adios Zen, with your four or so good songs. Easily the most overrated album ever. New Day has about seven good songs, making it their best album. So, easily the most overrated band ever. They look neat and have a good sound, they just can't bring the tunes.

confusion is next 01.24.2016 04:49 PM

 

Severian 01.24.2016 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by evollove
Adios Zen, with your four or so good songs. Easily the most overrated album ever. New Day has about seven good songs, making it their best album. So, easily the most overrated band ever. They look neat and have a good sound, they just can't bring the tunes.


I've always been more of a Jesus & Mary Chain kind of guy, especially for that era and the whole noise+pop thing. I still blast early JAMC fairly regularly. But I almost never listen to Hüsker Dü anymore.

Still a great, great band in my opinion.

The Soup Nazi 01.24.2016 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by evollove
They look neat and have a good sound, they just can't bring the tunes.


Bellevue now has a room with your name on it.


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