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SpaceCadetHayden 02.16.2012 12:11 PM

 

so so great

gmku 02.16.2012 06:25 PM

Even after all these years, this sounds so perfect in so many ways. If I had to take only one "desert island" album, I would take this. I can listen to it over and over. What is there to love? The songwriting, the interlocking tightness of the band, the great mix/mastering/engineering and how it brings out the best of the band and th songs, Kim's harmonies... . It's all uplifting and cheerful even when it's dark. It's like this big, enthusiastic fuck you to the darkness. My goodness.







 

gmku 02.16.2012 06:40 PM

Love it. This is what I imagine/fantasize the Stones might have done between Let It Bleed and Sticky Fingers or maybe after Fingers if they'd stayed true to their junky outlaw vision of themselves instead of worrying about becoming respectable.




 

gmku 02.16.2012 08:36 PM

What kind of jag have I been on lately?!

Purchases and listening...

Slowdive ~ Slouvouki
Pixies ~ Doolittle, Trompe Le Monde, and Bossanova
The Jesus and Mary Chain ~ Automatic, Complete Peel Sessions
Ride ~ Nowhere
Royal Trux ~ Cats and Dogs
Serena Maneesh ~ s/t and the new one
The Jesus Lizard ~ Goat, Head, Pure
Joy Division ~ Peel Sessions
My Bloody Valentine ~ Isn't Anything and Loveless
Spacemen 3 ~ Perfect Prescription & Performance

Can somebody take me back to the early 1990s, please?

the ikara cult 02.16.2012 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by gmku
Love it. This is what I imagine/fantasize the Stones might have done between Let It Bleed and Sticky Fingers or maybe after Fingers if they'd stayed true to their junky outlaw vision of themselves instead of worrying about becoming respectable.





 


I still dont *get* Royal trux. I dont like the Stones either though, so maybe you have a point about there being a connection

I know this is hip hop for people who read Pitchfork, but its still good

 

gmku 02.16.2012 08:57 PM

http://rateyourmusic.com/list/gmku/i...something_new_

gmku 02.16.2012 09:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the ikara cult
I still dont *get* Royal trux. I dont like the Stones either though, so maybe you have a point about there being a connection



Definitely a connection, I think. You get them or you don't. In their day, in the early 1990s, I got them for a while. Then later I couldn't touch them. Now I'm rediscovering them and think they're greater than I remember them.

Which is why I never trade, sell, or give away anything in my collection.

gmku 02.16.2012 09:03 PM


Duplicate post, sorry.

gmku 02.16.2012 09:04 PM

Damn, this is good. And on translucent red vinyl no less.


 

the ikara cult 02.16.2012 09:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gmku
Definitely a connection, I think. You get them or you don't. In their day, in the early 1990s, I got them for a while. Then later I couldn't touch them. Now I'm rediscovering them and think they're greater than I remember them.

Which is why I never trade, sell, or give away anything in my collection.


Ive given both Twin Infinitives and Cats n Dogs a fair go, and neither does it for me on any meaningful level. Having not been impressed by their music their image and story became even more tedious, which only convinced me that I was right. They understood their image and its role as far as ive read anyway


 

gmku 02.16.2012 09:09 PM

Okay.

louder 02.17.2012 05:30 AM

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Originally Posted by SpaceCadetHayden
 

so so great

really liked it.

E. Noisefield 02.17.2012 01:43 PM

Royal Trux- one of the few big deal 90's college rock/indie bands I never got into. I guess I favored JSBX in the Pussy Galore split. I actually don't think I've ever listened to a full album.

sonic sphere 02.17.2012 02:32 PM

 

gmku 02.17.2012 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by foreverasskiss
i love this album. nobody gives a shit about them now. they were a big deal in the 90's. those last 3 or 4 albums were excellent too.

they were more attitude and style than music sometimes.


You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to foreverasskiss again.

Played this about 3x over the last 2 days as well as on tape in my car to work. Gets better each time.

Their first few albums are too haphazard for me but with this they get it right.

Veterans of Disorder, a later one, is also excellent.

I'm hoping to go get the singles, unreleased, live set next week. Finding new love for these guys.

gmku 02.17.2012 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by foreverasskiss
don't say that. Jennifer will kick your ass!!!:D

they're not that big of a deal. i just think Neil has a unique guitar style.


They're not that big of a deal. But that's exactly what they' were after. That they managed to become something wtih that approach is interesting, I think. They truly didn't care, like Keith in a junky dream, and yet they made records that caught on with enough of us.

gmku 02.17.2012 08:52 PM

Yer fooling my desire. Stop it. I have to get payd ferst.

demonrail666 02.17.2012 08:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gmku
Love it. This is what I imagine/fantasize the Stones might have done between Let It Bleed and Sticky Fingers or maybe after Fingers if they'd stayed true to their junky outlaw vision of themselves instead of worrying about becoming respectable.




 


I tend to agree but I also think Neil's Stones obsession with RT ended up becoming quite destructive from a purely creative standpoint. It wasn't until he formed Howling Hex that he was able to take elements of that Stones fetish into a more interesting direction - maybe by latching onto more wayward tracks like Hey Negrita, rather than the more standard early 70s blueprint. It's still a Stones obsession but at least it was picking up on a more unusual side to them.

gmku 02.17.2012 09:00 PM

Hmm. I'm an ignorant bastard. I don't know about Howling Hex.

gmku 02.17.2012 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by foreverasskiss
no, for real....it's really good.

the Singles, Unreleased is my fav TRux.


Damn. I hope it's still there Monday. Maybe I sneak away tomorrow and grab it.


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