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Subject: Bright Yellow Gun - like, you know, wow!
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 03:04:01 +0100
From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen (larsi@IFI.UIO.NO)
Subject: Spectacle
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 1995 20:20:19 -0600
From: Sanz (bighat@RIPCO.COM)
Subject: Re: Portishead
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 1995 21:10:24 -0800
From: ivo (beswick@chaph.usc.edu)
Subject: Re: Kendra Smith
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 05:31:43 +0100
From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen (larsi@IFI.UIO.NO)
Subject: Re: {nothing to do with} Love Spirals e-mail address
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 05:42:47 +0100
From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen (larsi@IFI.UIO.NO)
Subject: RareTwo tape chain
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 06:04:53 +0100
From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen (larsi@IFI.UIO.NO)
Subject: faux pas
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 03:47:40 -0500
From: Allison Brice (Livonia102@AOL.COM)
Subject: K. Smith's _Guild Of Temporal..._
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 00:57:07 PST
From: Jason Schmit (jason@MTNDEW.COM)
Subject: Re: Portishead
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 09:30:04 +0000
From: "A.J. Norman" (nja@LEICESTER.AC.UK)
Subject: Oh I wish it could be Christmas every day...
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 11:25:14 GMT
From: Simon Hughes (tcssph@AIE.LREG.CO.UK)
Subject: "the The" mailing list
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 1995 15:51:35 CST
From: Behfar Bastani (behfar@CS.UCHICAGO.EDU)
Subject: Re: Kendra Smith
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 09:56:40 -0600
From: Literati (literati@PRAIRIENET.ORG)
Subject: Re: Medicine
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 11:07:41 -0500
From: jOHN yOCHIM (jcy107@PSU.EDU)
Subject: Re: RareTwo tape chain
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 11:34:19 -0500
From: "John B. Jones" (jojones@MAILBOX.SYR.EDU)
Subject: Bands in Boston MLK weekend
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 12:35:33 -0500
From: Alex Wolfson (ajw6@COLUMBIA.EDU)
Subject: Muses of Muses
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 12:46:30 -0500
From: Alex Wolfson (ajw6@COLUMBIA.EDU)
Subject: Muses in Boston, 17th Jan
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 13:06:43 EST
From: Matt Krom (krom@MEDIA.MIT.EDU)
Subject: JAN HANFORD!!!
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 13:08:22 -0500
From: Jonathan Daniel (jpd130@PSU.EDU)
Subject: Re: Bright Yellow Gun - like, you know, wow!
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 10:29:06 -0800
From: Heffalump (n9344881@CC.WWU.EDU)
Subject: Re: Sleeping Dogs Wake
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 13:15:21 -0500
From: Gil Gershman (BisonBoy@AOL.COM)
Subject: Re: K. Smith's _Guild Of Temporal..._
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 10:32:33 -0800
From: Heffalump (n9344881@CC.WWU.EDU)
Subject: Muses tour dates????
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 13:42:12 -0500
From: "John B. Jones" (jojones@MAILBOX.SYR.EDU)
Subject: CAN info request
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 13:53:00 CDT
From: Steven Titus (TITUS@MACC.WISC.EDU)
Subject: Re: CAN info request
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 12:10:44 -0800
From: Rick Stone (crnholio@NETCOM.COM)
Subject: Belly in new reggae direction shocker!
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 19:18:03 +0000
From: "gillian.hardy" (aa1gha@ORAC.SUND.AC.UK)
Subject: Re: Portishead
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 13:13:13 PST
From: Simon Yeo (mtvsxy01@NTMTV.COM)
Subject: Re: MEDICINE
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 1995 16:54:32 LCL
From: ket!matt.miller@T2.MSCF.UKY.EDU
Subject: Re: K. Smith's _Guild Of Temp...
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 19:28:38 -0500
From: "(David Gionfriddo)" (DscribeDC@AOL.COM)

Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 03:04:01 +0100
From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen (larsi@IFI.UIO.NO)
Subject: Bright Yellow Gun - like, you know, wow!


I bought the "Bright Yellow Gun" cdsingle by Throwing Muses
yesterday. What a pleasant surprise. It's just like listening to
"House Tornado".

Here's my quickie overview of the Muses' music:

They started off with a bang with their self-titled album, neuroses
and warts and all. They followed up with the "Chains Chained" ep,
which is just like the album, only with beter production. Then Hersh
decided that being both angry and weird was overkill, so on "The Fat
Skier" and "House Tornado" they played around with different
instruments, harmonies, rhythms that came out of nowhere and general
strangeness. Needless to say, that wasn't the best move commercially,
so Hersh decided that she was tired of being dirt poor and tried to
write a simpler album, "Hunkpapa". This made Langston a bit bored, so
she left, and the Muses recorded "The Real Ramona" along the same
lines, only with better choones. Donnelly found out that she was
writing lots of songs, so she left and took Abong with her. Hersh went
into her "omigod, what do I do now?" mode and recorded an album with
the guitar volume knob turned to eleven. Meanwhile, her manager had
tricked her into playing solo acoustic gigs that she found out that
she was quite well suited for, so she recorded an album, "Hips and
Makers" which the entire world loved and bought in droves. "My," she
probably thought, "now I'm not poor, and I can do whatever I want to",
so the Muses recorded "University", which I haven't heard yet, but if
the ep is anything to go by, it'll be weird, funny and playful.

The ep is *fab*.
--
(domestic pets only, the antidote for overdose, milk.)
  larsi@ifi.uio.no * Lars Ingebrigtsen

Date: Thu, 12 Jan 1995 20:20:19 -0600
From: Sanz (bighat@RIPCO.COM)
Subject: Spectacle


Hi Gil,

Unfortunately Spectacles label deal has fallen through, so I don't think
that they have any releases scheduled right now. They do have an EPs
worth of really great dreamy stuff recorded, hopefully someone will put
it out or they'll go the D.I.Y. route.

Thanks for the Slot and Asha Vida info,
Sanz

****************
Sanz Lashley SHE-dreampop straight up w/ a noisy chaser!
PERSONAL SNAIL: 5602 N. Ridge, Chicago, IL 60660

Date: Thu, 12 Jan 1995 21:10:24 -0800
From: ivo (beswick@chaph.usc.edu)
Subject: Re: Portishead


>
> So what magazines should we be reading?  Any of them come with a CD?
>
Yeah, hUH does.  There was a card in Rolling Stone saying if you want a
free copy (with CD) to send it in or call the number.  After that, the
magazine & cd are 3.98 per month.  They also offer a video each month for
an additional 3.98.

Ivo

Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 05:31:43 +0100
From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen (larsi@IFI.UIO.NO)
Subject: Re: Kendra Smith


D Andrew Reynhout  writes:

>    The track on AVAM is a cover of an traditional celtic reel.  It's
> nice, but it's not Kendra.

Phew.

I was listening to AVAM while on the plane a couple of days ago, and
the Kendra Smith track came on. I though, "this isn't so bad, I can't
understand why everybody is so negative." 'hi ho heigh I am the white
marauder' "This is beginning to drag a bit." 'hi ho heigh' "Quite a
long track." 'hi ho heigh' "It a bit annoying, I must admit." 'hi ho
heigh' "AAARGH! TURN IT OFF TURN IT OFF TURN IT OFF!"

Ahem.

I got a tape in the mail with Smith doing "Still in meine Hamburg" (or
whatever), and it's quite a wonderful song. Total HNIA-land. Low-fi,
hizzing, humming track.

Let's hope the album is more Hamburg than Heigh Ho.
--
(domestic pets only, the antidote for overdose, milk.)
  larsi@ifi.uio.no * Lars Ingebrigtsen

Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 05:42:47 +0100
From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen (larsi@IFI.UIO.NO)
Subject: Re: {nothing to do with} Love Spirals e-mail address


* kelli-jeanne *  writes:

>   the song that plays on the radio and mtv sounds like a james bond
>   theme. i can't see why they are so appealing, but i guess some
>   people need that sort of mellow muzak in their lives...

Get thee behind me, heathen!

(What does that mean, anyway?)

Well, actually, I can understand why people wouldn't like Portishead.
It wouldn't scare your parents.  It sounds a bit like jazz.  And...
uhm, I'm out of reasons.

To me, "Dummy" is among the most powerful albums released last year.
Every song is *close*, it's a very private album.  It's the kind of
album you can snuggle up in your sofa and drink tea to.  (Kinda like
"Mouth by Mouth", in a way. Or Colourbox.)  It's a very convenient
album for people like me who has very little other music they can play
while having guests.  It's quiet.  You can dance to it.  You can sing
along with the lyrics.  You can do the dishes to it.

It's the kind of album that makes me want to run out and buy twelve
other albums just like it, but I can't, because there are no other
albums like it.
--
(domestic pets only, the antidote for overdose, milk.)
  larsi@ifi.uio.no * Lars Ingebrigtsen


Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 06:04:53 +0100
From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen (larsi@IFI.UIO.NO)
Subject: RareTwo tape chain


One US tape chain is still going strong. The tapes have left Kurt
Revis and will be hitting Jack B Huynh, Tony Evans and Brad
Chamberlain next.

The re-started chains havne't been restarted yet. I'm too lazy. Soon,
though.
--
(domestic pets only, the antidote for overdose, milk.)
  larsi@ifi.uio.no * Lars Ingebrigtsen


Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 03:47:40 -0500
From: Allison Brice (Livonia102@AOL.COM)
Subject: faux pas


Pardon the ignorance!  I believe that I got the subscription right this time.
 Thanks for the help everyone.

Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 00:57:07 PST
From: Jason Schmit (jason@MTNDEW.COM)
Subject: K. Smith's _Guild Of Temporal..._


Anyone know if this is still available or in print for that matter?  Kendra's
work with Roback in Opal sounds much different than what she is doing now.
I'm using _Happy Nightmare Baby_ as a comparison.  Speaking of which, is
Opal's _Early Recordings_ still around.  I've never been able to track down a
copy.

string of posts & flames which rival the *Medicine Wars of '94*.  If you want
to hear something really off the wall and intriguing, check out Jessamine.
They're labelmates with Labradford on Kranky.

Jason
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Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 09:30:04 +0000
From: "A.J. Norman" (nja@LEICESTER.AC.UK)
Subject: Re: Portishead

              12, 95 11:56:20 am

Steven W Schuldt  wrote:
> The thought of some clueless goon strapping on the headphones to grab a
> snippet of one track in a bustling suburban record shop and deciding
> that Portishead are hype drives me BATSHIT!

I was in Nottingham's Virgin shop just before Christmas, and someone
decided that "Dummy" would be a nice album to play over the store's
over-loud speakers.  I swear the floor was physically shaking - after
about 30 seconds it was replaced with Chris Rea or some other
commercially acceptable shopping muzak.  There are some *very* low
frequencies on that album.

--
Andrew Norman, Leicester, England // nja@le.ac.uk // 13/01/95
On my walkman this morning : Stereolab - Mars Audiac Quintet
We rise.  - One wandering thought pollutes the day;


Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 11:25:14 GMT
From: Simon Hughes (tcssph@AIE.LREG.CO.UK)
Subject: Oh I wish it could be Christmas every day...


Jan Hanford wrote:

>Fabulous!  You must be as old as ME!  Renaissance was a real find back in
>teh '70's.  I was in music school and the idea of mixing rock and classical
>was academically taboo and I was very impressed with them.  Annie Haslam's
>solo record is great.
>
>I think she married Roy Wood (of Move and ELO) and I haven't heard anything
>about her in years.

What, not the Wizzard Roy Wood?  "See my baby jive ..."

Simon


Date: Thu, 12 Jan 1995 15:51:35 CST
From: Behfar Bastani (behfar@CS.UCHICAGO.EDU)
Subject: "the The" mailing list


hi everyone..
here's the address of a "the The" list for those of you who are

        to subscribe, send mail to behfar@cs.uchicago.edu
        with "subscribe infected" in the subject line.

the name of the list is infected@cs.uchicago.edu.

behfar
(behfar@cs.uchicago.edu)


Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 09:56:40 -0600
From: Literati (literati@PRAIRIENET.ORG)
Subject: Re: Kendra Smith


>D Andrew Reynhout  writes:
>
>>    The track on AVAM is a cover of an traditional celtic reel.  It's
>> nice, but it's not Kendra.
>
>I was listening to AVAM while on the plane a couple of days ago, and
>the Kendra Smith track came on. I though, "this isn't so bad, I can't
>understand why everybody is so negative." 'hi ho heigh I am the white
>marauder' "This is beginning to drag a bit." 'hi ho heigh' "Quite a
>long track." 'hi ho heigh' "It a bit annoying, I must admit." 'hi ho
>heigh' "AAARGH! TURN IT OFF TURN IT OFF TURN IT OFF!"

Well, actually, "Bold Marauder" is probably my favorite song on AVAM. It's
spooky, and pretty. I like the whole Celtic thing.

I haven't heard any other Kendra Smith yet. Everyone says she usually
doesn't sound anything like "Bold Marauder," which would actually
dissappoint me.

Literati

 ____
//  \\ ()  I'll be told that I'm grown when I turn twenty-one
\_/ // ()  But I won't really feel it
   //      So I'll dress up in black and be melodramatic
  /             --literati@prairienet.org

Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 11:07:41 -0500
From: jOHN yOCHIM (jcy107@PSU.EDU)
Subject: Re: Medicine


In message Wed, 11 Jan 1995 18:18:44 -0400,
  aLFRED dOUGLAS   writes:

> MEDICINE SUCK!!! (please don't flame me.)
>
> ALfRED DoUGLAS

Alf,
You only heard the one song that I played for you, so yr opinion isn't very
valid... ya bastard!

       -jOHN

Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 11:34:19 -0500
From: "John B. Jones" (jojones@MAILBOX.SYR.EDU)
Subject: Re: RareTwo tape chain


>One US tape chain is still going strong. The tapes have left Kurt
>Revis and will be hitting Jack B Huynh, Tony Evans and Brad
>Chamberlain next.
>
>The re-started chains havne't been restarted yet. I'm too lazy. Soon,
>though.

How do tape chains work?  I see them talked about all over the net.  Is it
fair?  Seems like the guys on the trunk and branches do all the work, and
the people at the ends (twigs? leaves?) get tapes with little or no effort
involved.

Do the twigs send the  br anches or trunk the blank tapes?

I wouldn't mind getting involved.  Since 1991 my main hobby has been
collecting live and rare material from 4AD bands that I like.   And lately,
I've been taping them myself.

Send me info.  I'm swamped right now, but in a month or so I could get involved.

John

____________________________________________________________________________
John B. Jones
jojones@mailbox.syr.edu

"you're so boring boring boring/always tape machine recording..."
                                        -Dead Kennedys


Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 12:35:33 -0500
From: Alex Wolfson (ajw6@COLUMBIA.EDU)
Subject: Bands in Boston MLK weekend


Anyone playing.

Email me at awolf@admin.gsb.columbia.edu (so it will pop up on my screen).

Thanx

Alex

*****************************************************************************
* CITI *  809 Uris Hall * NYC 10027 * phone 212 854 4222 * fax 212 932 7816 *

Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 12:46:30 -0500
From: Alex Wolfson (ajw6@COLUMBIA.EDU)
Subject: Muses of Muses


I picked up an advance copy of University (Venus record in NYC!).  I
don't have the critical commentary to say how it relates to past releases
but GET PYSCHED.  Its a good energy album, and I can't wait to see it
live.   As soon as I buy a new walkman (I left my bag in a cab after an
evening of excess) I will come forward with a real report.

I met somebody in Japan and was explaining my search for the 12 inch
compliation.  They mentioned a japanese 4ad comp which I had never heard
before, with a translation of something like "dancing in the dark".  I'm
working on getting a copy.

later

Alex

*****************************************************************************
* CITI *  809 Uris Hall * NYC 10027 * phone 212 854 4222 * fax 212 932 7816 *

Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 13:06:43 EST
From: Matt Krom (krom@MEDIA.MIT.EDU)
Subject: Muses in Boston, 17th Jan


I recently posted that Throwing Muses would appear at Newbury Comics, Hahvahd
Square, Cambridge, Mass, but I got the date wrong:  It's January 17th.

Cheers,
matt

krom@media.mit.edu

Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 13:08:22 -0500
From: Jonathan Daniel (jpd130@PSU.EDU)
Subject: JAN HANFORD!!!


Jan -- I tried sending the CT Interview to you, but to no avail:

                jhanford@shelby.com

Correct?

                        Jon

Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 10:29:06 -0800
From: Heffalump (n9344881@CC.WWU.EDU)
Subject: Re: Bright Yellow Gun - like, you know, wow!


On Fri, 13 Jan 1995, Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen wrote:

> I bought the "Bright Yellow Gun" cdsingle by Throwing Muses
> yesterday. What a pleasant surprise. It's just like listening to
> "House Tornado".

I still don't get the House Tornado comparison that people keep making.
Could you explain a bit why it sounds that way to you?  Or why it is
'like listening' to house tornado? i guess...  I'd have to echo the previous
statement that it sounds more like a plugged-in hips...

It's good, though.

                            n9344881@cc.wwu.edu
  "He who clearly apprehends the scheme of existence does not rejoice over
 life, nor repine at death; for he knows that external limits are not final."

Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 13:15:21 -0500
From: Gil Gershman (BisonBoy@AOL.COM)
Subject: Re: Sleeping Dogs Wake


What can you people tell me about Sleeping Dogs Wake?
If they are worth spending money on, what's their best album?
I have an opportunity to pick up "Threnody" for ten bucks, and I just want to
know whether or not it's worth it.

Thanks
Gil

Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 10:32:33 -0800
From: Heffalump (n9344881@CC.WWU.EDU)
Subject: Re: K. Smith's _Guild Of Temporal..._


On Fri, 13 Jan 1995, Jason Schmit wrote:

> Anyone know if this is still available or in print for that matter?  Kendra's
> work with Roback in Opal sounds much different than what she is doing now.
> I'm using _Happy Nightmare Baby_ as a comparison.  Speaking of which, is
> Opal's _Early Recordings_ still around.  I've never been able to track down a
> copy.

It's out of print, but still floating around.  Early REcordings, that
is.  I don't know about Guild...

                            n9344881@cc.wwu.edu
  "He who clearly apprehends the scheme of existence does not rejoice over
 life, nor repine at death; for he knows that external limits are not final."


Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 13:42:12 -0500
From: "John B. Jones" (jojones@MAILBOX.SYR.EDU)
Subject: Muses tour dates????


>I recently posted that Throwing Muses would appear at Newbury Comics, Hahvahd
>Square, Cambridge, Mass, but I got the date wrong:  It's January 17th.
>
>Cheers,
>matt
>
>krom@media.mit.edu

I know I'm not gonna be able to make this show.  I've taken too much time
off of work lately as it is.

But I am determined to see them and record them on this tour!  Anyone have
tour dates?  I wish they would come through Central New York, but I would
trav el to Boston or Providence or even Toronto. (all within 6 hrs drive of
here!)

____________________________________________________________________________
John B. Jones
jojones@mailbox.syr.edu

"you're so boring boring boring/always tape machine recording..."
                                        -Dead Kennedys


Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 13:53:00 CDT
From: Steven Titus (TITUS@MACC.WISC.EDU)
Subject: CAN info request


First of all, I'd like to apopogize for the very "nonthislistyness" of this
post, but I'll try to qualify it later. Anyway,I've just recently been
introduced to the group CAN. It seems that they have been going
strong for over 20 years. Can anyone explain what they've done in these 20
years, how they've evolved, what albums to get , etc. I have "Soon over
Bambalama" and "Soundtracks", both of which are still digesting.
As far as the 4ad relatedness goes, I guess all I can say is that they sound
nothing like Portishead    ;)

titus
titus@macc.wisc.edu

Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 12:10:44 -0800
From: Rick Stone (crnholio@NETCOM.COM)
Subject: Re: CAN info request

              at Jan 13, 95 01:53:00 pm

> First of all, I'd like to apopogize for the very "nonthislistyness" of this
> post, but I'll try to qualify it later. Anyway,I've just recently been
> introduced to the group CAN. It seems that they have been going
> strong for over 20 years. Can anyone explain what they've done in these 20
> years, how they've evolved, what albums to get , etc. I have "Soon over
> Bambalama" and "Soundtracks", both of which are still digesting.
> As far as the 4ad relatedness goes, I guess all I can say is that they sound
> nothing like Portishead    ;)

Hmmm...I don't know much about CAN, but I do know that (for those who
either don't already know or are interested at all) the first recording
band that Chris Connelly (Revco, Ministry, Pigface, Murder Inc., etc) was
in was FiniTribe and their first single (maybe only in the US) was a
cover of Can's "I Want More" which was very industrial/disco'd out.  Very
cool version, IMHO.


Rick


Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 19:18:03 +0000
From: "gillian.hardy" (aa1gha@ORAC.SUND.AC.UK)
Subject: Belly in new reggae direction shocker!

              95 01:42:12 pm

Nar, not really but I guess that has got your attention!

Just received the new Belly CD in the post today.  I've listened to
it once so these are just brief comments about it.  Generally the
feel of the songs is darker than before, but that may have something to
do with the production.  Anyway, here goes...


Now They'll Sleep (T.Gorman/Donelly) (3.16) -
Starts off with same kind of guitar effect as Sad Dress.  Opening chords
spiral downwards rather like the Banshees version of 'Dear Prudence'.
Has a dark feel to it but livens up during the (rather) weak chorus.
Probably a grower.

Thief (T.Gorman/Donelly) (3.14) -
Slow, acoustic song with nice throaty backing vocals by Gail the bass
goddess.  More of a soft shuffly country feel (kinda like the more
up Lemonheads songs when I say 'country') than, say, Sweet Ride which was
out and out country.  Becomes electric at the end.

Baby's Arm (Donelly) (3.44) -
This ROCKS!!!   YAY!!!  Belly progress one step nearer towards the much
hoped for heavy metal vibe promised when Gail joined. :)  Probably ACE
live, I can just see Gail and both of the Belly heavy metal element in the
audience (hi Joolz!) headbanging to this.  Brilliant.

John Dark (Donelly) (3.35) -
Slow, very dark.  I can't remember any more about it...

12" and CD have the above 4 tracks (BAD 5003/BAD 5003 CD), 7" has Now They'll
Sleep and Thief (AD 5003).

The cover has a picture of a yellow flower (I think it's a sunflower)
and a stencil of a flower over the top of it.  The back is yellow and
orangey brown with clubs, hearts, diamonds and spades stencils over this and
the Belly logo all over.  (How's this for art critique!!!!???!!!)

King is out 13th February.  Tom and Gail contribute some songs for the
first time (will Gail's be super cool rocking music to mosh to?  The
headbanging element of Belly gigs (ahem...) hopes so!  How about a
cover of Ace of Spades Gail??? :)

Available of loads of formats (oh surprise)...
LP (CAD 5004), cassette (CADC 5004), CD (CAD 5004CD) and deluxe CD encased
in a A5 hardback book-style sleeve with 12 page booklet (what's the
betting there's a picture of Gail with her ace Lunachicks t-shirt on)
(CADD 5004CD).

Tracklisting is as follows

Puberty (Tanya and Gail)
Seal My Fate (Tanya)
Red (Tom and Tanya)
Silverfish (Tom and Tanya)
Super-Connected (Gail and Tanya)
The Bees (Tanya)
King (Tanya)
Now They'll Sleep (Tanya)
(oops - supposed to be Tom and Tanya)
Untitled and Unsung (Tanya)
L'il Ennio (Tanya)
Judas My Heart (Tom and Tanya)

Finally, the gig at the Garage on the 20th Jan has SOLD OUT.  Has anyone
got a spare ticket please???

Hope this is of some use and actually reaches the mailing list after I've
spent time to type it.  God help me if I ever decide to unsubscribe -
seems to me once you're on, you're on for life, there's no escape...

If someone has a spare ticket, mail me ASAP on ...
gillian.hardy@sunderland.ac.uk

Cheers
Gillian


Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 13:13:13 PST
From: Simon Yeo (mtvsxy01@NTMTV.COM)
Subject: Re: Portishead


> >CMJ Music Magazine (Dec 1994) files 'DUMMY' under "moody film school
> >theses with beat box backing," and recommends it if you like: "Dead
> >Can Dance, Cocteau Twins and This Mortal Coil."
>
>    That's because CMJ is a ridiculous little "we're so hip it hurts"
> magazine which masquerades as (and used to BE) a college radio trade
> magazine.  It's a victim of itself, actually.  Once upon a time, CMJ
> was started to give college radio a voice in the music industry, and
> to help college radio keep aware of other college radio.
>    Then postmodern alternative cuttingedge-ism happened, and CMJ became
> a the only established trade magazine that was devoted to that
> demographic.
>    (And the original three founders of the magazine left.)
>
>    Diatribe off, but my point:  CMJ should not be used as a source
> for any kind of intelligent observations about music.  They do print
> a nice "Upcoming Releases" page, though.  :-)
>

Check out Go! Discs www server on Portishead -
                http://www.godiscs.co.uk/godiscs/porthead.html

Here is what they say about Beth Gibbons:
        Born in Keynsham, Bristol now living in Easton, Devon. Worked in the
         production department of an advertising agency. Has been singing for
        the last ten years. Only noteable collaborations are singing with A
        Guy Called Gerald and Paul Webb (Talk Talk). Musical influences include
        Paul Webb, Janis Joplin, Edith Piaf, Cocteau Twins and Throwing Muses.
                                             ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Maybe CMJ wasn't entirely wrong, eh?  ;)

Anyway, I love the album!   It's definitely unique.

-Simon


Date: Thu, 12 Jan 1995 16:54:32 LCL
From: ket!matt.miller@T2.MSCF.UKY.EDU
Subject: Re: MEDICINE


>Also, Recently got news from Brad himself that the new MEDICINE albuum will
>be released sometime soon... I forget exactly when.
I think there was also going to be a ltd. edition dbl. 7" that was coming out
sometime soon.
Matt

Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 19:28:38 -0500
From: "(David Gionfriddo)" (DscribeDC@AOL.COM)
Subject: Re: K. Smith's _Guild Of Temp...


I don't know if this is still in print, but I went and dug my copy out, so I
can give you the information in case you don't have it.  The disc only came
out in 92, so I'd be shocked if it is o.p. already.  The label is Fiasco,
P.O.Box 34416, Los Angeles, CA 90034.  I bought mine at Subterranean Records
on Cornelia St. in NYC, and, if it means that much to you, I'm sure that they
could help you track down a copy.  If you can find it, check out the tracks
from the Clay Allison EP she did with Roback right after she split from Dream
Syndicate ("Fell From the Sun," et al...).  Now that I think of it, these
might be on that "Early Opal" disc you're also seeking.  Good luck with the
GTA disc.  Dave G.  P.S.:  Labradford rule.