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Subject: (GULP!)
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 1995 03:27:50 -0500
From: Gil Gershman (BisonBoy@AOL.COM)
Subject: Re: (GULP!)
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 1995 04:25:21 -0600
From: "Michael R. M. Cheselka" (mikec@FAUSTEX.COM)
Subject: Re: UVS: Swallow: in the guitar shop with the lead pipe
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 1995 04:21:30 -0800
From: vilexile (einexile@NETCOM.COM)
Subject: Gil's question on She Never Blinks
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 1995 08:38:55 -0800
From: "[ViVid zine...music" (jvivid@NETCOM.COM)
Subject: Re: (GULP!) ==> Baby's Angry
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 1995 15:39:46 EST
From: Lawren Wu (lcwu@MIT.EDU)
Subject: All Virgos Are Bad Bad Bad
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 1995 14:07:00 M
From: Jacob Paul Leonard (JLeonard@ST.CEU.EDU)
Subject: Re: Exquisite Nordenstam
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 1995 01:32:29 +0100
From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen (larsi@IFI.UIO.NO)
Subject: Re: UVS: Swallow: in the guitar shop with the lead pipe
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 1995 01:42:43 +0100
From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen (larsi@IFI.UIO.NO)

Date: Sat, 7 Jan 1995 03:27:50 -0500
From: Gil Gershman (BisonBoy@AOL.COM)
Subject: (GULP!)


Did you see the new Rolling Stone? Not that I subscribe. I...I...read it
standing up in a...a..supermarket. Yeah! That's it! A supermarket....
anyhau, Steve "Arrowsmythe" Tyler said that "Into the Labyrinth" was his 2nd
favourite release of 1994.

Am I alone in saying, "Huh?"

Also, I wanted to second (and third) the recommendation of She Never Blinks
[from a few days ago]. Wonderful album, lovely people. They sent me the CD on
the "honor system"! I didn't know people did that nowadays! Now I'm doing my
part. To anyone who does not have this piece of music, write away for it. If
you need the address, write me. I hope they stay together. I'd love to hear
more. Does anyone know anything about the group's future plans?

Third order of business: Has anyone else been fooled and annoyed by the
constant use of the word "Cocteau" in the press lately. Not the 'Twins, mind
ye, but the director. It seems that Phillip Glass has written a new score for
his classic "La Belle et la Bete" ("Beauty and the Beast" - is my French
proper?) So there are all these headlines with the C-Word in bold print. Then
you look, and it's not about the Liz-Robin-Jeff triangle. Somewhat like
finding that "AAD" on your CDs and thinking that it says "4AD". Well, if 4ad
is forward, is aad - award?

Where would one find the earlier Disco Inferno releases?

And can someone print a few words about Revolver's "Baby's Angry"? Is it as
good as "Cold Water Flat"?

That's it from here,
return to your regularly scheduled lives

Gil
BisonBoy@AOL.com


 -oh. Now I get it. It's really AeroSmiths. And Tyler has always been into
moody, introspective, art-rock. That explains the tender sensibilities of
"Lord of the Thighs". And the impassioned plea for the feminine cause that
was "Ragdoll". How blind I was...
;-D

Does this mean that we can expect Heidi Berry to do guest vocals on the next
Aerosmith release? - or at least Kim Deal. If she's not in the slammer...What
about....what about Steve's much beloved Lisa Gerrard? I can see it now.

and it ain't pretty!


Date: Sat, 7 Jan 1995 04:25:21 -0600
From: "Michael R. M. Cheselka" (mikec@FAUSTEX.COM)
Subject: Re: (GULP!)


>constant use of the word "Cocteau" in the press lately.
Thhis is really going to screw up ASCII based text searches!  There
are'nt many Jean Cocteau hit's these days, even in an academic
database.


Date: Sat, 7 Jan 1995 04:21:30 -0800
From: vilexile (einexile@NETCOM.COM)
Subject: Re: UVS: Swallow: in the guitar shop with the lead pipe


On Fri, 6 Jan 1995, the *real* ivo wrote:

> > Ivo is a dweeb. (Not *our* Ivo, *their* nasty Ivo.)
> >
> Awwww, shucks, e, thanks!

You owe me for that one, bub!

> btw, I just got Swallow's Hush ep for 2 dollars used and it is simply
> wonderful.....*sigh*

It's a nice record, innit? I was quite impressed. Not loaded down with
all the stuff that kind of wrecked the album. (I'm more fond of that
these days than originally.)

> who's the dweeb? Mr. W-R for dropping them? or them for breaking up?
> hmmmmmm

Well 'them' is actually a *he*, so he can't break up. 4AD is the weenie
in the deal. Actually, Mr. Kurt recorded his first album alone in his
apartment. That's what I least understand: if his tastes had become too
expensive, why not just tell him "we're not funding this anymore" and
send him back to his lil 4-track? Better yet, put an actual band together
instead of that supergroup of his.

So I guess he is a dweeb. *sigh* :(


e


Date: Sat, 7 Jan 1995 08:38:55 -0800
From: "[ViVid zine...music" (jvivid@NETCOM.COM)
Subject: Gil's question on She Never Blinks


I'm glad to know that some other people have heard of She Never
Blinks...they deserve and need the exposure!  Not to bore you folks with
another plug for my zine, but we DID interview them in our last issue of
ViVid!

The group's future plans are enormous - they're all doing solo projects,
but are recording another album as well.  They started recording it in
December.  Stephen of SNB says "This record will be more ambient, with
voice coming in and out of the foreground.  Knox Chandler - who was in
the Psychedelic Furs - is playing cello. (cool) Seefeel seems a closer
influence than influences on the last record ("Don't Step On Tiny",
influences stated as Hugo Largo, and Nick Drake).  Killing off folk
references and putting equal focus on the music.

------------------------------------------- jvivid@netcom.com
"violet smiles hide my eyes/try and catch
me unaware/but I'm wise/I don't lie/A sensation
to hide..." - violet (S.F.)
-------------------------------------------

On Sat, 7 Jan 1995, Gil Gershman wrote:
> Also, I wanted to second (and third) the recommendation of She Never Blinks
> [from a few days ago]. Wonderful album, lovely people. They sent me the CD on
> the "honor system"! I didn't know people did that nowadays! Now I'm doing my
> part. To anyone who does not have this piece of music, write away for it. If
> you need the address, write me. I hope they stay together. I'd love to hear
> more. Does anyone know anything about the group's future plans?
>
>
> Gil
> BisonBoy@AOL.com
>
>
>


Date: Sat, 7 Jan 1995 15:39:46 EST
From: Lawren Wu (lcwu@MIT.EDU)
Subject: Re: (GULP!) ==> Baby's Angry

              07 Jan 1995 03:27:50 EST." <9501070827.AA02760@MIT.EDU>

>And can someone print a few words about Revolver's "Baby's Angry"? Is it as
>good as "Cold Water Flat"?

"Baby's Angry" is a collection of EP's that Revolver did before "Cold Water
Flat".  The overall sound is similar, although the songs sound a little less
"polished" and lack the non-guitar/drum instruments found on "Cold Water Flat"
(e.g., the trumpet and flute bits).  "Baby's Angry" is overall a more
"aggressive" sounding album that "Cold Water Flat", which gets downright mellow
in places.

However, "Baby's Angry" is really good stuff, and I know some people think it's
better than "C.W.F.".  Revolver's sound hasn't changed much between the two
albums, so if you like C.W.F., you'll like Baby's Angry.


Lawren
lcwu@Mit.edu


Date: Sat, 7 Jan 1995 14:07:00 M
From: Jacob Paul Leonard (JLeonard@ST.CEU.EDU)
Subject: All Virgos Are Bad Bad Bad


     Did anyone notice on the AVAM video that if you watch for about a minute
and a half after the video's are over you can see little clips of all the
videos spliced together with Warren Defever talking over them about " this is
the last album," or something like that.  I am obsessed with watching video's
until they click off because I know that I am going to find something like
that so you can imagine my excitement when I really did. Does anyone have an
explanation? I would love to hear any. ThANkS!!!!!!

                                               Jacob Paul Leonard
                                               jleonard@st.ceu.edu
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Date: Sun, 8 Jan 1995 01:32:29 +0100
From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen (larsi@IFI.UIO.NO)
Subject: Re: Exquisite Nordenstam


aLFRED dOUGLAS  writes:

> I highly recommend her first disc as well, "Memories Of A Colour," and if you
> can find it, the "Little Star" CD5. The B-sides are unearthly and worth any
> price!!! Good Luck though, it's quite rare.

I never miss an opportunity to gloat and make other people envious, so
I just had to say I found that cdsingle on sale for next to nothing.

So *there*.

I haven't bought any of her other albums, even though I've listened so
much to that three-track ep that... that... I usually put it on repeat
and play it for half an hour or so.

"So this is goodbye..."
--
(domestic pets only, the antidote for overdose, milk.)
  larsi@ifi.uio.no * Lars Ingebrigtsen

Date: Sun, 8 Jan 1995 01:42:43 +0100
From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen (larsi@IFI.UIO.NO)
Subject: Re: UVS: Swallow: in the guitar shop with the lead pipe


vilexile  writes:

> > who's the dweeb? Mr. W-R for dropping them? or them for breaking up?
> > hmmmmmm
>
> Well 'them' is actually a *he*, so he can't break up. 4AD is the weenie
> in the deal. Actually, Mr. Kurt recorded his first album alone in his
> apartment. That's what I least understand: if his tastes had become too
> expensive, why not just tell him "we're not funding this anymore" and
> send him back to his lil 4-track?

Not to sound like a certain other Ivo apologist on this list, but
could you imagine how we'd bitch if Mr. Kurt said in an interview:
"4AD wouldn't fund the new album. They told me to record it on my lil
twee 4-track in my bedroom." "GREEDY BASTARDS", says the entire 4ad-l
list.

If your artiste uses more money than he can recover, isn't it more
pertinent to just say "Adios, hope EMI signs you and gives you a
big budget, love and kisses, Ivo."?
--
(domestic pets only, the antidote for overdose, milk.)
  larsi@ifi.uio.no * Lars Ingebrigtsen