Date: Sun, 21 Jul 1996 14:48:56 +0900
I posted a wrong title :
not "Had I The Heaven", but "Had I The Heavens" is correct.
btw, i've added recent update to the 4ad-jp site.
the local record shop now has a search engine, and i can find all of the
released cds and titles from a cd-rom. the weak point is that informations
of "out of stock" are not up to date.
i will confirm these directly from nippon columbia.
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 1996 22:50:50 -0700
> On Sat, 20 Jul 1996, The Boy In Zinc wrote:
> > on mars, jack, and long fin killie can save the label (though i
> > haven't heard jack or the new lfk...
new long fin killie? i hadn't heard about it. you're not talking about
last year's release are you?
long fin are coming to town (portland oregon) soon and i would have liked
to see them again. They were great opening for Medicine last fall.
Unfortuantely, they're opening for Soul Coughing this time so I think i'll
stay far away. Bad matchup I'd say. I've only heard one Soul
coughing song and it didn't impress me at all.
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 1996 12:56:57 -0700
The Glee Club are the nucleus of two people: vocalist/lyricist Joanne
Loughman and guitarist/violinist Hugh O'Carrol. They've been
collectively known as The Glee Club for over two years; previous to this
they were members of an Irish band named The Swinging Swine.
As The Swinging Swine, Joanne and Hugh toured Ireland extensively and
subsequently built a strong live following. Their music was somewhat
traditional and viewed by many as "a good time band". This perception
came as some annoyance to Hugh and Joanne, whose affinity for My Bloody
Valentine and Cocteau Twins provided a sharp contrast to the other
member's Van Morrison fixation.
The disparity within the group led to The Swinging Swine's inevitavble
split but Hugh and Joanne continued writing music together, an
opportunity that never really presented itself before. Under the new
moniker The Glee Club, they spent the next year working on material with
Kevin Boyle, a guitarist whose technical nature helped Hugh and Joanne
get to the demo stage. One of these bedroom 4 track tapes made its way
to the Setanta label, and the band soon found themselves recording an
eponymous mini-LP, released in April 1993.
Shortly after the EP's release, The Glee Club were joined by drummer
Adrian Meehan and bassist Magnus Box, primarily for live purposes.
Joanne and Hugh then began to feel the tracks they'd recorded were far
from the definitive versions, so with the assistance of 4AD, The Glee
Club went into the studio a re-cut the mini-LP tracks with the help of
Dick Meany and then recorded four additional tracks with Hugh Jones. The
result of these sessions is the eleven track album "Mine".
Released in the UK by Setanta (SET CD 12), the "Mine" album was licensed
for North America to 4AD and distributed by Warner Bros. (9 45496-2). It
was released in February 1994. Both UK and US versions feature the
incredible design work from v23's Chris Bigg. A truly fine album! Where
are The Glee Club now?
adapted in part
from the 4AD
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 1996 12:11:02 -0500
At 05:39 AM 7/19/96 +0200, you wrote:
>Jane Siberry - Maria
>So, everybody loved "Bound by the Beauty" and nobody liked "When I Was
>A Boy" much. (I loved them both dearly.) Then "Maria" was released
>to general apathy, and reports started trickling in that this was not,
>how shall one put it, very good. At all. It was recorded in a 3 day
>jam session with four jazz musos -- no sequencers, no odd instruments,
>no acoustic guitar. *gah*. I know, development is nice, but does she
>have to develop into a jazz lite dilletante (as I think I read that
>someone called her)? No! And, no, she hasn't. The first thing that
>struck me about when I put this cd on was that it *sounds* very
>slick. It has that open, clear, yes-the-musicians-are-playing-
>in-your-living-room sound. Just drums, bass, trumpet, piano, and
>vocals. Very clean; very intimate. The next thing that struck me is
>that this isn't jazz lite at all -- it's jazz. The Real Thing.
>Odd time signatures, syncopation, things that go off in odd directions
>around a single theme. Now, after listening to it 4 times, I still
>haven't decided whether I like it or not. I'm starting to get a
>handle on the tunes, and they're quite pretty, in that odd Siberry
>way. Hm. I do want to listen to it, and it doesn't annoy me, and my
>foot is tapping and my head is bopping along, so perhaps I do like
>it. Hm. What do the rest of you think of this album?
I must disagree. Bound by the Beauty is my least favorite Siberry album
(title track excluded), and When I Was a Boy is MUCH better, IMHO. I like
Maria a lot, although it's an unexpected.
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 1996 12:34:39 -0500
>the Netherlands, July 19, 1996
Doesn't he play John Tesh-like piano????
You must mean ANOTHER Richard Clayderman,
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 1996 21:56:10 +0200
>Doesn't he play John Tesh-like piano????
Who's that? Is he some kind of 'Jan Vayne'?
>You must mean ANOTHER Richard Clayderman
No, I DID mean the piano-dude...
the one from Raymonde/Guthrie/Fraser/Clayderman
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 1996 22:11:17 +0200
>E.S.P. = Eat Some Potatoes
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 1996 23:13:03 +0200
>13. Uncredited track. Presumably this isn't just on the French promo, but will
>be on all copies. 'Come clean on the white bikini sand. Hold me on the white
>bikini sand'. It's a short acoustic track - stand-up bass, cello and hand
>percussion - with a very minimal guitar solo to close. A nice way to end.
>In conclusion, Limbo is the best Throwing Muses album since the first one. It's
>a really heartening return to form - much better than I'd dared hope it would
>be. Album of the year? Ask me in December, but possibly, yeah.
The 13th track is called 'White Bikini Sand' (that's what the insert of the
advance tape says).
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 1996 17:13:17 -0700
Please unsubscripe above address!!
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 1996 20:54:38 -0700
Wavequeen the Sharkless Girl wrote:
> maybe a tad bit touched but not crazy. personally i hear far
> industrial and mechanical sounds in severed heads, the pieces are very
> challenging at times to listen and figure what is going on.
Agreed. Severed heads are one of several bands who I respect as incredibly gift
d, creative musicians,
but you couldn't hold a gun to my head and successfully make me buy one of their
albums (except maybe
>to me HNIA
> can have complex layering but the songs are much easier to digest and
I'm with you again. They also appeal to my "beautiful female voice" preference.
However, it will
be awhile before I can appreciate Livonia, I think.
i once introduced severed heads as the band to play at a
> wedding reception if you wanted all the guests to leave so you could
> enjoy the meal.
That's hilarious, and oh-so-true. I can just imagine the screwed-up expression
n Grandma's face. :)