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ExLionTamer 08.06.2007 10:00 AM

I liked that so much I turned them on.

Pretty cool stuff.

Tokolosh 08.06.2007 10:29 AM


Originally Posted by sarramkrop

This blog entry on their myspace made me chuckle:

Naming the Tour

After long deliberation amongst myself, I am seriously leaning toward dubbing our trip to the UK ''FUCK BORIS 2007''. With the recent releases of Vein, Altar and this week's spit take-inducing Rainbow lp, Boris have ascended from the underground right up their own asses. Having lived and loved in Japan for as long as I have, I can tell you from experience that making your way up a Japanese ass takes a lot of work. So congratulations, Boris! Not only have you successfully mocked everything the underground stands for, but you've done so in the midst of celebrating 9 years without releasing a record anywhere near as good as Amp Worship. Well done!
What Boris and all the other limited edition cocktease bands/labels don't seem to realize is that instantly collectable records are fakes. The reason old, obscure records are so fucking cool is that they are actually old and obscure, released in limited runs out of necessity -- the bands and their labels couldn't justify printing more -- and out of the desire to put out something they believed in, not something they believed would create foggy myths whispered reverently around a faintly glowing laptop as some Jew-fro sporting virgin melts down his Visa in order to buy a goddamn Sunn record. Real bands don't attempt to make their records holy grails. They don't promote them using self-fulfilling prophecies that centre on carefully timed internet pre-orders. They just make records and sell them.
But not Boris. Boris exists not to sell music, but to sell Atsuo's art and raise the profile of his design work. Boris songs have, since about the time of Flood, become completely secondary to the band's packaging and t-shirts; a fact noticable in both the increasing extravagence of Boris items and the decreased quality of their music.*
And yet people keep buying it. Teddy Jesus Nugent Christ.
The thing that got me worked up enough to write this dung-y mess is Boris' upcoming split 10'' with Stupid Babies Go Mad, who are perhaps the shittiest of all the Motorhead rip-off bands currently stinking up Tokyo. In his never-ending quest to rip-off the artwork of every band that existed before 1984, Atsuo has chosen this time to molest the cover of Damaged. Yes, fucking Black Flag. Whether a cynical joke at the expense of drooling, history-less dicktards or a clumsy, naive homage to a band who actually understood what being a band is about, the taste in my mouth remains the same. Fuck you X infinity, Boris.
Fuck you X infinity plus one.
dates coming soon.
V e e e D e e e
* Granted, the packaging for Akuma No Uta wasn't anything to kill your mother for, but the songs were even worse, so...

That was quite a funny read coming from a Brit and a Canadian living in Tokyo.
All things said, Vee Dee aren't that fresh and original either. Nothing more than a smelly venereal disease, hence "Veee Deee".

Torn Curtain 08.06.2007 10:31 AM

Nina Simone - Wild is the wind

Sheriff Rhys Chatham 08.06.2007 11:45 AM

Mr. Bungle

drrrtyboots 08.06.2007 12:07 PM


Love your sig, sheriff ;)

LittlePuppetBoy 08.06.2007 01:30 PM

sonic youth-s/t

youthoftomorrow 08.06.2007 09:40 PM


Originally Posted by drrrtyboots


good choice.

Norma J 08.07.2007 12:09 AM

You Am I: Dress Me Slowly.

Torn Curtain 08.07.2007 02:50 AM

Tappi Tikarrass - 1985-10-xx, Safari Club Reykjavík Iceland 2nd Night SBD (from dime)

davenotdead 08.07.2007 03:06 AM

Safe As Milk

Torn Curtain 08.07.2007 03:18 AM

Sugarcubes - London, Town & Country Club 11th Dec 1987 (from dime)

jon boy 08.07.2007 03:45 AM

keiji haino

sarramkrop 08.07.2007 03:46 AM


Originally Posted by Tokolosh
That was quite a funny read coming from a Brit and a Canadian living in Tokyo.
All things said, Vee Dee aren't that fresh and original either. Nothing more than a smelly venereal disease, hence "Veee Deee".

Ok, Tokolosh.

!@#$%! 08.07.2007 04:08 PM

rapaz maldito!!!!!!

buen nombre, buen nombre...

ExLionTamer 08.07.2007 04:13 PM

Butthole surfers

Sheriff Rhys Chatham 08.07.2007 05:19 PM

Pussy Galore - Exile on main st.

sarramkrop 08.07.2007 05:35 PM


Ripchord 08.07.2007 05:39 PM

Don't You Want Me by Zolof the Rock And Roll Destroyer and Reel Big Fish

Inhuman 08.07.2007 05:40 PM

Checking out a new Jim Jones track

Pookie 08.07.2007 05:40 PM


Originally Posted by sarramkrop

Bet it was a bugger to get the facepaint out of that 'tache.

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