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Subject: GusGus/UnUn
Date: Fri, 17 May 1996 22:14:29 -0700
From: Jon Drahn (pdrahn@PDRAHN.SEANET.COM)
Subject: Cocteau Twins @ The Roxy in NYC (6/12/96)
Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 00:12:07 -0400
From: "...handsome devil..." (drex@AMANDA.DORSAI.ORG)
Subject: Warped Reality #4/Stereolab in NYC
Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 11:09:34 -0400
From: Susan Curran (susan@ACS.BU.EDU)
Subject: Re: Underworld/new CT LP thoughts
Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 13:02:43 -0400
From: Athol (ktp52952@PEGASUS.CC.UCF.EDU)
Subject: Blueshift Signal
Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 15:13:05 -0400
From: Erika Ban (GeonWWB@AOL.COM)
Subject: Re: Blueshift Signal
Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 15:44:46 -0400
From: Misanthropy (jm804093@OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU)
Subject: lush interview from go (loooong)
Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 13:38:39 -0700
From: "-candy grrl." (mackc@WATNXT08.UCR.EDU)
Subject: Re: Blueshift Signal
Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 17:38:08 -0400
From: Ray Lee (Unrest111@AOL.COM)
Subject: Cocteau Twins & Faye Wong
Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 19:52:07 -0700
From: Snarlo (repetti@UCLINK4.BERKELEY.EDU)
Subject: Re: Has anyone ever heard of FEBRUARY? (the band, not the month)
Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 20:17:16 -0800
From: "um.......call me the walrus" (rod@LOOP.COM)
Subject: bad 903 cd
Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 22:59:46 CST
From: o-o-o (gruisinger@CCTR.UMKC.EDU)

Date: Fri, 17 May 1996 22:14:29 -0700
From: Jon Drahn (pdrahn@PDRAHN.SEANET.COM)
Subject: GusGus/UnUn


>Just heard straight from the updated 4ad info line that the newest
addition to the 4ad family is an icelandic band called Gus Gus (well
that's what it sounded like on the phone, so the spelling might be off,
they are foreigners you know......)  They seem to have released stuff in
iceland before.  Anyone heard it / them?

Speaking of Icelandic bands, has anyone heard Unun?  They're a big favorite on
the Sugarcubes/Bjork mailing list (Thor from the Sugarcubes is in Unun) and I've
always meant to go get one of their albums.

Jon

Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 00:12:07 -0400
From: "...handsome devil..." (drex@AMANDA.DORSAI.ORG)
Subject: Cocteau Twins @ The Roxy in NYC (6/12/96)


Greetings people;



so i went to get my tix for the Cocteau Twins show today.  i was feeling
        quite good for not having to rely on Tix Mazter (the work of satan),
        since i was going directly to the box office.
this goth wannabe girl behind the counter gave me such an attitude!  first
        she almost didn't want to sell me my tix because i had an $100 bill
        (i was getting two tix, $20 each).  i went out, got change ($20 in
        singles, just to shag her sideways), and went back to get my tix.
now this excuse for a human being is asking me if i am over 21.  "pardon?"
        according to the "i wear black on the outside, 'cause black is
        how i feel on the inside" gal, the Cocteau Twins show is 21 and over
        only,and i would have to show an picture id to get in the club.
for all of u who have never seen me, i look way over 21 (though in reality,
         I AM 21!).  i have never had problem getting into places that were
        21 and over only, and i have been doing so for at least 3-5
        years. :) i've been to Atlantic City and all, and not problem.  now
        this excuse for human being was telling me she needs to let me know
        that if i am not 21, i will not be able to get in.
"just give me my tix, ma'am."  and she insisted in telling me that i should
        take my id, and think twice before taking someone under 21 to the
        show.
can someone more knowledgeable than i clear this up for me?  fine, they
        sell alcohol and all, so they don't want to go thru all the heck
        of tagging people who are supposed to drink, and those who aren't.
        but what is the big deal?  i asked the creature (after i got the
        tix) if they were planning to have x-rated videos playing on the
        background, and if that was the reason they wanted only adults in
        the club.  :)



so anyhow, who else in the NYC area is going to the show, and who has had
        the same problems in their neck of the woods?  :)

Joherius Rex


ps; don't mind the rambling.  it is late and i am tired...


Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 11:09:34 -0400
From: Susan Curran (susan@ACS.BU.EDU)
Subject: Warped Reality #4/Stereolab in NYC


At long last... the news you've all been waiting for!

The new issue of Warped Reality will be officially "out" as soon as we pick
them up from the printer this afternoon.

Ok, so you haven't been waiting, never even heard of Warped Reality, but
that's why I'm here.

Warped Reality #4 is a benefit for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a
non-profit that helps out artists and others who are undergoing legal trials
and tribulations due to censorship. Lots of cool stuff this time around,
including (but not limited to):

Interviews with: LAIKA, PRAM, LIDA HUSIK and NEIL GAIMAN (Sandman)
Words & Pictures from: EDWARD GOREY, GILBERT HERNANDEZ (Love & Rockets),
DAME DARCY, LOIS, EXENE CERVENKOVA, ROBERTA GREGORY and tons more


with a line-up like this, they're not going to be around for long, and NO,
they're not available through Krazy Kev's magazine service, so don't delay.

send your $4 ppd. to:

Warped Reality
PO Box 2515
Providence, RI 02906

checks payable to Andrea Feldman. all proceeds will be going to support the
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

And, with any luck, we'll be selling them at Monday's Stereolab show in NYC
and the Boston show at Mama Kin 5/26, so come say Hi!

While I'm here, I may as well plug our back issues:

Warped Reality #3 has interviews with: Stereolab, Helium, Liz Phair, The
Raincoats, Scarce, Red Krayola, Lisa Germano and Soul Coughing. $3 ppd.

WR #2 has interviews with: Kristin Hersh, Chris Bigg of v23, The Breeders,
Miranda Sex Garden, Big Hat, Opium Den and a re-cap from the 4AD birthday bash
$3 ppd.

WR #1 has interviews with: His Name is Alive, God is My Co-Pilot, Belly and
children's book illustrator Maira Kalman. $2 ppd.

truly warped people: order all 4, and save $1

international people: all issues will be sent via surface mail at the above
prices, or inquire for airmail rates. well-concealed dollars or british pounds
graciously accepted.

inquiries, questions, adulation and Prolapse clippings to: afeldman@acs.bu.edu

Cheers,

your anglophile editors
Andrea & Susan


Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 13:02:43 -0400
From: Athol (ktp52952@PEGASUS.CC.UCF.EDU)
Subject: Re: Underworld/new CT LP thoughts


On Fri, 17 May 1996, Brendon Macaraeg wrote:

>   on 4ad-l daniel klyn  wrote:
> > > >So like what in the hell should I be listening to???
>
>         1)shaving the pavement promotional cassette

anybody have any extras they wouldn't mind sharing?  i've got a few ct and
dcd tapes to trade, for an original stp tape if you have it. thanks.

 -Athol                   -star-crossed on my face.
 -ktp52952@Pegasus.cc.ucf.edu     -http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~ktp52952


Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 15:13:05 -0400
From: Erika Ban (GeonWWB@AOL.COM)
Subject: Blueshift Signal


Anybody ever hear of a band called Blueshift Signal?  They're kind of dreamy
ethereal; really gorgeous!  I don't know if they're on 4-AD or not, but their
sound is really similar to a lot of 4-AD stuff, so I though it was worth a
try.   I've been trying to track down one of their CD's (I think they're
local to Baltimore, but none of the stores have heard of them), but no luck.
If anyone has a lead on where to find a copy, I'd really appreciate the help!
(and definitely listen to them if you get the chance!).
Enchantments,
  Erika


Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 15:44:46 -0400
From: Misanthropy (jm804093@OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU)
Subject: Re: Blueshift Signal


On Sat, 18 May 1996, Erika Ban wrote:

> Anybody ever hear of a band called Blueshift Signal?  They're kind of dreamy
> ethereal; really gorgeous!  I don't know if they're on 4-AD or not, but their
> sound is really similar to a lot of 4-AD stuff, so I though it was worth a
> try.   I've been trying to track down one of their CD's (I think they're
> local to Baltimore, but none of the stores have heard of them), but no luck.
> If anyone has a lead on where to find a copy, I'd really appreciate the help!
> (and definitely listen to them if you get the chance!).
> Enchantments,
>   Erika

Blueshift Signal have an album called Seven Natural Scenes out on
Ethereal Records.   You can order it thru Bedazzled mail order, or get
info from Bedazzled's web page (http://www.iuma.com/Bedazzled/).

I'd say they're more along the lines of the Slowdive school of Shoegaze
than the 4ad stuff, but it is wonderful...

Julie


Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 13:38:39 -0700
From: "-candy grrl." (mackc@WATNXT08.UCR.EDU)
Subject: lush interview from go (loooong)

          "what a lush! (fan)" , Mike Toji 

hope this hasn't been posted already.

from the may 1996 issue of go magazine ("the guide to asian pop culture"):

lush's lady killer: miki berenyi takes center stage
interview by bernard yee

before hitting the american leg of their world tour, lush frontwoman miki
berenyi takes a breather with go and waxes rhapsodic on everything from
cultural differences to "mad fucking groupies."

americans once fiercely devoured music from the other side of the
atlantic, from the beatles to the smiths.  but some "big" UK music trends
were as well-recieved in the colonies as the stamp tax. nonetheless, the
media whipped up a small frenzy about the british dream pop invasion--a
sound descendent of the cocteau twins, typified by shimmering guitar
sounds and ethereal (often female) vocals, with more than a nod to saccharine
'60s guitar pop--proclaiming acts with one-word band names like lush,
pulp, and ride to be the next big thing. voices tended to blend into
instruments, one song blended into the next.  fun stuff maybe, but
sometimes less than memorable.

lush, however, is a survivor, still alive and kicking on 4ad with their
latest album, lovelife. the band is fronted by japanese hungarian miki
berenyi and emma anderson, who share singing, songwriting, and guitar
riffs. unlike the 1990 debut disc gala (the band was formed in 1988),
which hid berenyi and anderson's floating vocals with swirling guitar
layers, lovelife thrusts the band's vocalists anderson and berenyi to
center stage, without losing lush's infectious guitar pop melodies. i
managed to get a few words in with the sweet-voiced miki berenyi as the
band prepared to tour west.

band's music?

produced sound--and going on tour after that we just didn't sound like
that record. every record we've made subsequently has been trying to
capture what we sound like live.

bands like pj harvey, the breeders, or belly. how's it translating over
there?

there are more bands in britain that are female-fronted but quite often
the singers don't actually write the songs, like Echobelly and Sleeper.


think of alanis morrisette and there's some sort of embarassing past or
something, right?


so we just hear the album without thinking that--she gets away with that
here.


smaller bands to get heard here. in america, unless you get an mtv hit
like the cranberries, then it's a lot of time and work spent getting
yourself heard. at the same time you get ppl who are a bit more loyal,
you have more of a fan base. in britain, you can  get replaced by the
next thing quickly.

indies have jumped into bed with majors for distribution or becoming a
sub label. what do you see happening?

band like us, we would never have really gotten signed by major labels
five or six years ago. now the sort of bands that indie labels used to
sign are being snapped up by the majors. but i dunno what the result with
be! it's weird--a band will form and within six months there's this big
bidding war going on and they get shitloads of money thrown at them. it
must be nice! (laughs)


soulsearching as split, which was more personal experiences. something
like "single girl" emma wrote when she was splitting up with her
boyfriend, but it's not a voyage into her psyche. it's a fairly
simplistic view of a relationship ending.



relate to you, because of your mixed ethnic heritage?

and raised in britain, so i think of myself as british even though both
my parents were immigrants. so really i don't think about it that much.
it's not like i sing songs in japanese or something or about that subject!

like it did in the UK?

the happy mondays and the stone roses. a lot of these bands just weren't
that commercial. i mean, my bloody valentine are not a commercial band!
they don't write radio-friendly music. it was a miracle that their single
got in the top 40. everyone was amazed!


to be a label for everything, they want to convey that they've got the
finger on the pulse, and pretend they created it or that they were there.
it has very little to do with music or the reality of the situation.


NME, which are weekly publications, so they rave about some band, and a
month later they've moved onto something else and they're slagging the
band that they were praising. used to be in the US, all these bands go
their foot in the door in college radio, and the press there only seemed
to deal with the major acts.


students, and it's like, "you're quite sweet," but i suppose they are
into slightly more low-key music, so they are more low key as well. but
when we were at lollapalooza, that was fucking insane! it was this big
rock event, these mad fucking groupies and it was just unbelievable. i've
just never seen anything like that! i've never been witness to that kind
of huge rock crowd and the sort of ppl it attracts that want to get
backstage. i mean if you go see ride, the ppl who wanna get backstage are
slightly depressed teenagers, not sort of a blonde silicon ppl with a bon
jovi backstage pass tatooed onto their buttock! it's a different world.


everything's done, then you start and sit down and write the next one and
see where you are then.


first american show is in seattle. we're in nyc on may 2, i think.


which is the longest tour we've ever done in britain. i mean, we are
playing every fucking toilet in the country. and then the american tour
in 6 weeks, with some radio gigs. then there's festivals in britain and
europe, then we go on tour in britain, then we go on tour in europe, then
we might go back to america as well. it kinda rolls oneverlastingly 'til
about christmas.




--typed by candice, who apologizes profusely for any typos because she
was up til 4am after the LA lush show last night


Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 17:38:08 -0400
From: Ray Lee (Unrest111@AOL.COM)
Subject: Re: Blueshift Signal


I have heard of Blue Shift Signal and I do have the album.  Their not on 4ad
but I know that it sounds like they might be.  They are from Rhode Island.
 If you want me to help you out anymore met me know (ie.make a tape)
Ray


Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 19:52:07 -0700
From: Snarlo (repetti@UCLINK4.BERKELEY.EDU)
Subject: Cocteau Twins & Faye Wong


Hey,

Could anyone enlighten me as to whether Faye Wong is on the US or UK
versions of "Milk and Kisses"?  I think she has an amazing voice, very
Liz-like, and have the Hong Kong version of the album on which she sings on
"Serpent Skirt".  The Hong Kong version goes so far as to have a sticker on
the front which says "Featuring Faye Wong"!!!

Thanks.

Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 20:17:16 -0800
From: a device for squeezing a calico extract (NMARSHALL@POMONA.EDU)
Subject: Re: Has anyone ever heard of FEBRUARY? (the band, not the month)


From: "um.......call me the walrus" (rod@LOOP.COM) >Heard on KXLU just now a song by a band called February entitled "Bliss" >It's from a 7" on Prospective Records. That's all I know about it except for >the fact that it's *quite* beautiful in the most thislistie sort of way. I'd >like to hear/know more about 'em. Thanks. You silly FROOD! you mean the song that was played after the MBV one, before Red House Painters and Pale Saints? That single was probably my favorite dream pop single of '95 or so. A couple of words I wrote way back when: February - Bliss / Into Red 7" This is pure dream-pop in the highest form. You could even say it's calculated for the genre except that it's so good that it doesn't matter. There's lilting female vocals, layered, sparkling (Guthrie) guitars, some distant guitar howling, and plenty of effects. The label is Prospective Records, Box 6425, Minneapolis, MN 55406 There's also an address for the band: c/o Todd Reubold, 1107 17 Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 which promises show info and promotional tidbits. Maybe think Alisons Halo with much less noisy guitars and less rock n' roll. The melodies are byootiful I think. February reportedly have a self released CD now. Don't have any other info on it yet. Prospective Records also is home of the very cool Overblue and a band someone else on the list was raving about, Savage Aural Hotbed, a found-objects, Taiko drumming, noise group. 7" singles are $3 ppd from the addr above. is their homepage for the surfing inclined. (You're a kook, Rod, because the b-side to that single "Into Red" is on the cass I put together for you. I'll lend you the 7" next time I run into ya.) -nick

Date: Sat, 18 May 1996 22:59:46 CST
From: o-o-o (gruisinger@CCTR.UMKC.EDU)
Subject: bad 903 cd


I picked up a used copy of the Throwing Muses' DIZZY single (bad 903 cd).  It
is a UK CD single, circa 1989, with the following tracks:
1. dizzy
2. santa claus
  these two are studio tracks, produced by gary smith, recorded at fort apache.
3. mania
4. downtown
  these two are live tracks, recorded at the town and country club, 1 MAY 1988.
The CD and packaging are in excellant condition.  Anyone interested in
purchasing it please let me know via personal email channels, NOT the list.
--gary (gruisinger@cctr.umkc.edu)


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