Date: Tue, 5 Mar 1996 20:54:16 -0700
Tue, 5 Mar 1996 22:37:20 -0500
> It's true that the best 4AD-related tour of 95 was
> Throwing Muses, and the most anticipated 4AD release of
> 1996 is the new His Name Is Alive, but allow me to
> provide the actual correct answers to the following
> BEST ALBUM ON 4AD EVER
> 23-This Mortal Coil-Blood (23)
> MOST MISSED FORMER 4AD ARTIST
> 23-Pale Saints (original line-up) (23)
Um ... the voting is over. If you didn't submit your votes to Creig
already, it's too late. It's this "actual correct" thinking that besmirched
several good causes under the banner of "political correctness." Please don't
similarly soil the good name of This Mortal Coil and the Pale Saints by your
revisionist lobbying for "actual correctness" in the arts. It's all
Of course ... you could raise the question: "Where would the old Pale
Saints line-up rank in the MOST MISSED category if we combined votes with Ian
-cz ... grumpy tonight ...
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 1996 23:42:01 -0600
I don't think there is nothing wrong with change...
It makes a band more interesting and they are doing what they want to do.
Lush didn't sell out, I think it was just that before, they were being
pushed around by producers whether than doing what they really wanted to do.
I must congratulate Lush for coming forward and doing whatever the hell it
is that they want to do. Lush is still my favorite band and I don't think
that Single Girl sucked, either. I mean, come on, anyone could have easily
known what direction they were headed ever since Split. It doen't come as a
surprise to me, I am happy for them and I can't wait for the "Shaving the
It seems that everyone is changing their "style," I picked up Bel Canto's
magic box CD today [for two bucks!!], and I must say that I was shocked by
what I heard! But I know it will grow on me... I am not as attached to it
as I was with "White Out Conditions," however, but it was worth the two
dollars I paid for it, I guess. Anyway, I am hoping that Lush will continue
to grow strong and still release their material. ***LONG LIVE LUSH***
Think about it, if a band sticked with the same thing over and over again,
don't you think it is liable to get boring? There will be no space for new
ideas and everything will fall apart.
Damn, this list is harsh!! I wonder what you guys thought when HisNameIsAlive's
Mouth By Mouth came out! .........?????????
love, the last true Lush fan?
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 1996 22:09:17 -0800
> Who does? (... and i even like Lush) It's not that tough to delete them
Well, no, relatively speaking, it's not. But if I'm on a high-traffic list
waiting for that rare bit of good info to come through... Anyway, I take
about an hour out of each day for the internet, usually between classes
(instead of studying, tee hee hee), and probably 30 minutes of that time
is spent looking over and deleting new email messages. Seriously.... If
the list didn't have so many messages going back and forth, I wouldn't
have to check it so often to keep up.
> Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way (in my limited experience). Some ppl
I have been on lists in the past that have had about a 95% on-topic rate,
with no excessive posting.
"Divide it up and it will disappear." Well, it's hopefully gonna disappear
from my life anywhoo. Like I've said, I'd rather have nothing than a
bunch of trash.
> True. In fact, despite what i just said, i think it might even work out well
> *IF* someone was dedicated enough to forward the *useful* information to 4AD-L
> and leave all the good times/cookies/requests-for-Time-Stereo's-address over o
> the other list.
It isn't hard to type in an extra address/forward a "good" message. If I
ran across some really hot His Name is Alive info on another list that I
thought people on 4AD-L would like, I think I would trouble myself to
I've gotten a couple responses of 'yes, let's do it'... So it may end up
happening one way or another. One problem - location. Any ideas?
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 1996 11:04:56 -0500
Hi, I am headed off to Oahu (Honolulu) next week. I've been before, but
the only record stores I ever end up at are all those Tower Records stores.
I was wondering if anyone knows of any cool "mom and pop" type stores that
sell imports, etc. I used to go to a store called Jelly's that was cool,
but I don't think it exists anymore.
john b. jones e-mail: email@example.com
QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
When explaining themselves, most people take you from point A to B.
Tori's method is to stand on point B, waving her arms, saying, "Hey! Can
you guess how I got here?" -Gavin Edwards, on Tori Amos.
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 1996 21:17:31 +0100
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 1996 21:17:17 +0100
I've lately changed my listening habits completely. I used to buy
and album and then listen to it once, play something else, and then
listen to it again. I now seem to buy an album, listen to it, listen
to it again, and then listen to it yet again. Must have something to
do with being starved for new music or something.
Everything But The Girl - The Best Of
I've always been slightly intrigued by EBTG. I hear these
sickly-sweet tunes on the radio or on the TV, and I go "hmmmm", and
then it always turns out to be EBTG. So when I found this used album
today, I bought it. I mean, Tracy Thorn was *fab* on Protection by
Massive Attack and all.
The first two listens I found the album annoying, in a way. It's so
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 1996 15:44:29 -0500
Is it me or does "Last Night", the best song on LOVELIFE, sound a little too
similar to "Hotel California"?
Just a burp,
P.S. Usually when other people post things like this, it annoys me. Am I
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 1996 11:33:46 +0100
For whoever asked about the Legendary WP and Standing Up Straight, they are
far better than Bird Wood Cage which is itself far better than Queer and
Funky. And yes they are more of the "Cut the Tree" sound. Much different and
the word "Amazing" which I used before correctly describes my feeling about
these albums. What a shame they suck now :(
i fancied you'd return the way you said,
but i grow old and forget your name.
(i think i made you up inside my head.)
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 07:31:55 -0500
On Tue, 5 Mar 1996, monochrome wrote:
> Damn, this list is harsh!! I wonder what you guys thought when HisNameIsAlive
> Mouth By Mouth came out! .........?????????
> love, the last true Lush fan?
Mouth by Mouth is fuckin brilliant, of course! :)
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 07:25:55 -0500
> Well, the more subjects this list covers, the less specialized it
> becomes. I'd rather subscribe to a list that gives me ~5 messages a week
> of useful information than one that gives me 50 a day regarding anything
> and everything... At any rate, crossposting is still possible.
> Sorry if I sound bitchy; I'm not really.
> Keep 'em coming...
not bitchy at all. i personally really like coming to work each morining
and finding twenty messages in my mailbox. if somebody creates an HNIA
list, i'll get even more. go to it!!
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 08:57:27 -0500
yes,it does annoy many but I was board because I haven't gottrn mail in a long
time*hint,hint*and I kinda fell into your file. PLEASE weite back. Put subject
YOUR E-MAILING FRIEND-LEEANN
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 07:10:54 GMT
agreed!....lovelife, to put it best...sucks big eggs...well, single girl and
ladykillers are ok and childcatcher in my opinion, even survives, but the
rest can go to the recycling bin...prediction: dont pay full price like me
($18), in a week or so, there will be plenty at the used record stores...i am
saddened by lovelife...the only thing that kept me from tears while listening
to it was that there was a really pretty full moon tonite...oh well, guess
it's time to go to bed and give lovelife another chance...
tom lam, i am
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 15:02:32 +0100
>>also, picked up the 12" of Modern English - in the gladhouse, today, the
>>B-side has two nude women wrestling over the 4AD logo, weird, was this on
>>all the 12"s?
>My recollection is that it is on some others, but in a very distorted form.
>For years, I couldn't work out what the labels in the middle of the vinyl
>were portraying but then some of them became clear when I saw an
Come on!!! I didn't answer this question because I thought almost everybody
on the 4AD-L would know the answer.
In 1982 all 4AD 12"s sported this 'Two nude women' picture (I don't think
they are wrestling!). All LP's had the same pic, but 'distorted' (i.e.
inversed) And the 7" featured those 2 guys. The full picture can be found on
the frontcover of the 'Natures Mortes' LP (why didn't they use the full
picture of the women?).
In 1981 4AD had done a similar thing with -what looks to me like- bad xerox
copies of wrinkled paper. The 7"s labels are different to the 12"/LP labels.
And in 1983 they had 5 or 6 different pics. which they used at random on
7"s, 12"s and LPs.
(4AD Trainspotters Inc. / Early Eighties Labels Dept.)
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 10:09:36 -0500
i just got a hold of a copy of the shea ep (this was my first encounter
with the band). i thought they were quite interesting, although not
something i would really fall in love with. however, there was one really
great song there--the acoustic version of demon. check it out if you
can--much more mellow than anything else on the ep and great vocals.
love to all,
They left me here on my own in a nightmare And I just can't forgive
anymore So I smile and turn away Don't listen when they say They wish that
I could stay And now it's just too late To wish me back again
--Lush, Light from a dead star
Rastko | firstname.lastname@example.org | http://www.bates.edu/~rkovacev | 207.777.7913
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 10:04:24 -0500
well, i wouldn't be so harsh about the new album....sure its
disappointing if you're looking for another split or gala...but it stands
by itself as an entirely new sound for them...i personally like it a
lot....you have to listen with an open mind.. the songs are
pretty strong still....give them a break....
On 6 Mar 1996, Tom Lam wrote:
> *** Mail to starlust sent in by Tom_Lam@sfbayguardian.com (Tom Lam) ***
> agreed!....lovelife, to put it best...sucks big eggs...well, single girl and
> ladykillers are ok and childcatcher in my opinion, even survives, but the
> rest can go to the recycling bin...prediction: dont pay full price like me
> ($18), in a week or so, there will be plenty at the used record stores...i am
> saddened by lovelife...the only thing that kept me from tears while listening
> to it was that there was a really pretty full moon tonite...oh well, guess
> it's time to go to bed and give lovelife another chance...
> tom lam, i am
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 10:32:52 +0600
Does anyone have thelyrics to Bleach's album _Killing Time_, or maybe just
for the song "Fall"? I pulled this disc out and rediscovered how good it
is. However, I can't seem to understand what Salli is singing.
Anyone? Jens (who I know shares my like for this band)?
"Move inside my daydream"
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 12:19:13 -0500
Attention, ESP-maniacs and thislisty trainspotters!
(let's do this 'bullet-fashion' - just for the style of it!)
* New comp CD, "Noise Reduction", on Alleysweeper. Buy it for the Fuxa
stay for the Little Princess ("Ft. Lake") and Princess Dragon-Mom
Pumpkin"). Great packaging - audio tape, wallpaper, chipboard - the
* Expect the new HNIA album to be very COUNTRY! Yes, you heard it here
* What started as a one-off is now 4AD's core band! HNIA was just signed
five or six albums by Ivo & Co.
an ASTROBRITE new hope for dreampop
(Astrobrite = Jason Baron + Scott and Andrew from loveslies... +
* Despite what was posted a few weeks ago, Astrobrite's first CD-ep will
NOT be self-
released. The band is currently looking for a label which can provide
and some of the other niceties (tour support, promotion, etc).
* Astrobrite did record six songs with Warren DeFever - but these will not
be the tracks
which end up on the debut ep. Warren's production influence is
from those tracks - which, in light of Grenadine and Tarnation, is
probably a good thing.
* Astrobrite will blow minds when this new material sees the light of day.
They will make
you believe in the beauty and power of great music all over again. . .
* Look for the band on tour with Windy & Carl and a Fuxa side-project
* Astrobrite info: contact - email@example.com
* "Xuyvetn" is as brilliant as anyone could have hoped. Scott tells me
that this is
STILL old material (which, I suppose, excuses titling a song
breast"...) A surprising amount of the album is similar to MAIN (a very
good thing) -
and this was a few years before even Main was MAIN! The album should be
out on Projekt soon (the art, lost in a computer snafu, was just
yesterday)... but it's the end of lovesliescrushing! All further work
will be under the
name of GLITHERINE (to distance the band from the goth-i-ness of
Projekt) and will
probably not be on Projekt.
* There will probably be a limited double-vinyl version of "Xuyvetn"...
with lots of stuff
not included on the cd.
* It's pronounced "Zuy-ve-teen", in case you cared...
There's a FUXA full-length coming out on Che! (distributed in the US by
Darla) - Nick says that the cd is done, but he wanted to make the artwork
even prettier... something about silver ink... so there will be a brief
WINDY & CARL's glorious "Emerald" 7" was just repressed (ltd. to 300) by
Enraptured uk - if you don't know that you need this, well.... you need this.
THIRD EYE FOUNDATION (Matt(?) from FSA/Movietone) have pressed 300 of the
"Semtex" LP on CD... another thing you need. Jungle rhythms+white-noise
LILYS have signed with Che ... new album is completed, and the advance word
includes lots of mention of "Kinks" and "Monkees"... :( Uh-oh.
Pram fans alert! Bovine Over Sussex W - an ultra-obscure uk outfit - have
created with their "Car Park Attendant Playset" 10" a work that blows the
somewhat-disappointing "Sargasso Sea" out of the ...er... sea! Horns, unCANny
beat-box rhythms, squiggly guitar figures, good old fashioned noise and
sample-craft. Keep your eyes glued on BOSW's every move!
I'm out of time, out of space, and (probably) out of my mind.
Go in peace...
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 14:28:15 -0600
>Mouth by Mouth is fuckin brilliant, of course! :)
Well, yeah, I thought it was fuckin' great and all but it was definitely no
Livonia or Home is in Your Head. Most people here praise HNIA, even though
their style changed rapidly from Livonia HiiYH to MbM. Same thing with Lush...
I think they are still fuckin brilliant regardless of what it sounds like, I
feel the same way about HNIA. And if you don't like that, then just shut up
and stop buying lush releases. If you thought the singles sucked, then why
on earth would anyone go and get the album the exact same day it came out.
I did, but then again, I thought the singles were great and now... I think
LOVELIFE is even greater! SFW!!??!
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 14:21:07 -0600
I got the new Alternative Press magazine today, the one with the Ivo interview.
Anyway, I didn't think it would have it until today. I only bought it
because Marilyn Manson was on the cover and the Amps had an article in
there. Anyway, Ivo makes some pretty good points which I totally agree on
and have similar thoughts of that you may have noticed because of my
postiongs in here. For example, Ivo was talking about 4ad's new lineup and
made a statement that really touched me and made me want to post it in this
group of close-minded individuals. Ivo said "...If people aren't able to
get what they want from us any longer, then I hope that they're able to find
it somewhere else" -I think that is so true and hope many people here will
take it into consideration.
Also, Ivo expleains the Red House Painters scandal here...
"...Kozelek told Hurley that he was displeased with Ivo's decision, and
wanted to sell the album to another company. ...Ivo suggested the band
should pursue another outlet for release." Supposedly, Mark says that he is
currently considering offers from two major labels.
...Anyway, I am not going to write a complete review of it now, go out and
get the magazine....
I just wanted to share with this list my discoveries, and I thought it was
weird how Ivo and I are similar....
In other words, if you don't like what I do... FUCK OFF!!!
-respectively, that is.
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 13:57:45 -0600
I've been reading for the past few weeks, how many here dont like where
some 4ad bands have gone, musically. Lush, CT ( yah, they aint 4ad anymore
but still), The Wolfgang Press, are primarily the ones talked about.
What i have to say on my behalf is that i love when a band changes their
sound. Sure it may be a full 180, but my gosh, how many albums does one
need of the same material? Change for the sake of change isnt good, of
course not. But usually you can see during each album a slight evolvement
of the music. =20
Take Lush....Gala, yeah not an album but still :)....that first
compilation was/is brilliant. Lots of "swirly, ethereal" sounds. I Loved
it so much. But just how "swirly" can an ABBA song get? THen came spooky,
more "dreampop", actually sometimes more than i can handle in some sittings.
Still a great album, but here you can see a beginning of going somewhere
else than just "swirly"ishness.
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 12:54:51 PST
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 15:05:05 CST
>Pram fans alert! Bovine Over Sussex W - an ultra-obscure uk outfit - have
>created with their "Car Park Attendant Playset" 10" a work that blows the
>somewhat-disappointing "Sargasso Sea" out of the ...er... sea! Horns, unCANny
>beat-box rhythms, squiggly guitar figures, good old fashioned noise and
>sample-craft. Keep your eyes glued on BOSW's every move!
i thought sargasso sea was the best i've heard by the pramsters, save maybe
the meshes ep, but imo, helium was pretty awful.
thanks for all the useful info!
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 22:15:35 +0100
Cool! Lets make a word:
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 13:37:11 -0800
>While I am at it, I have to plug Brian Eno's album The Shutov Assembly,
>of which I just got a cassette for $3 :) and with which I am now madly in
>love. It is however a little difficult. I was going to say The Pearl is
I concur. "The Shutov Assembly" is very, very minimal and is apparently
recordings of musical processes (long loops going out of phase) that Eno
set up. Or am I thinking of "Neroli"? In any case, "Shutov" is a terrific
debugging aid -- set the CD player on repeat mode, put on some big plush
headphones and you'll be able to spend the next six hours in MacsBug (or
whatever debugger you use) without any bothersome thoughts of the outside
BTW, what do the track titles on "Shutov" mean? They're all 8 letters
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Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 17:58:17 -0500
Cool! Lets make a word:
That spells dud!
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 13:52:18 -0800
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Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 17:20:30 -0500
On Wed, 6 Mar 1996, Emiel Efdee wrote:
> Cool! Lets make a word:
yeah! better yet, let's write a whole sentence to all morons who don't read
the FAQ and don't know how to unsub. it makes me wonder, these people
who don't know the right way to unsub, are they the same geniuses who
go to a club for the hype, get bored, then keep asking everyone where
the exit is?