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EVOLghost 02.22.2012 12:00 PM


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


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

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


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.

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