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Subject: scala
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 1996 23:13:41 -0700
From: Aaron Thorne (fearless@u.washington.edu)
Subject: Island RED HOUSE PAINTERS Promotion #1
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 1996 10:47:36 +0000
From: K- (ash@DHP.COM)
Subject: Scylla
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 1996 13:09:07 -0400
From: "James P. Crimm" (jcrimm@MOOSE.UVM.EDU)
Subject: Re: scala
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 1996 10:42:56 -0700
From: Snarlo (repetti@UCLINK4.BERKELEY.EDU)
Subject: Re: Rollerskate Skinny?
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 1996 12:37:59 -0500
From: peter ksander (pksander@BLUE.WEEG.UIOWA.EDU)
Subject: Re: Rollerskate Skinny?
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 1996 11:50:38 -0700
From: "Gil Gershman (GuerillaG)" (gman2@SPRYNET.COM)
Subject: Re: earwig.
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 1996 15:43:00 EDT
From: Dez (100702.123@COMPUSERVE.COM)

Date: Fri, 13 Sep 1996 23:13:41 -0700
From: Aaron Thorne (fearless@u.washington.edu)
Subject: scala


funny thing happened tonight in a record store.  I was flipping through
the cds and found one by scala.  i thought "hey great, now i get to hear
what everyone has been talking about and it won't cost me much since it's
in the cheapo section."  But I had a funny feeling about it when i saw the
cover and opened the case.  It was on Cocteau records.  hmmmm.....?  And
then I saw the date: 1987.
But since I didn't get that I was able to grab 2 new singles at the store
across the street.  The first, which I had expected to find, was the new
Curve single.  It's good and I'm sure it'll grow on me but so far i don't
think it's quite as strong as their old stuff.  One can certainly tell
that 3 years have passed since Cuckoo.
The second, which was a nice surprise, was a new single by Kitchens Of
Distinction.  I had heard that they broke up about a year ago so when i
saw a cd by "Kitchens O.D." I thought it had to be some strange
coincidence.  But no, the liner notes give away their identity in a
cryptic way.  Apparently they were "temporarily without a home" when
Fierce Panda records decided to release this two-songer.  There must be
some legal problem with using the full name of the group.  The songs are
"Feel My Genie" and "To Love A Star".  The first is about as poppy as
they've ever been, though it doesn't have the commercial feel that their
past singles have had.  The second is a slower one, though it picks up
energy as it goes on (and on...).  Overall, it's very worth the $10 to a
longtime kitchens fan.  I'm listening to it for the 3rd time already
while the curve single has been sitting in its case since my first
listen.  Oh yeah, it's NING CD19.  I'm assuming it's brand new since this
is the first I've seen it but I really don't know.

aaron


Date: Sat, 14 Sep 1996 10:47:36 +0000
From: K- (ash@DHP.COM)
Subject: Island RED HOUSE PAINTERS Promotion #1


hi all,

on monday, island and myselfish are doing a t-shirt giveaway through the
RHP home page.
the first three people to answer the question (that will be put up
monday morning) correctly will get one of the official Island Red House
Painters tees.
it's going to be a really tough trivia question, but nothing that you
can't figure out if you're *really* brilliant, and nothing that isn't
already somewhere on the site.
for details, take a look at the news page.

also, the confirmed John Cale/Red House Painters tourdates have also
gone up at the page, so if you're interested, please stop by.

see you there,
              K-

--
my personal page, linked to the home pages for the bands
Lowlife, Red House Painters, Bay, Downer (coming soon)
and the website for the ANOISE ANNOYS: AMERICA record label.
Hope you enjoy.


Date: Sat, 14 Sep 1996 13:09:07 -0400
From: "James P. Crimm" (jcrimm@MOOSE.UVM.EDU)
Subject: Scylla


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Date: Sat, 14 Sep 1996 10:42:56 -0700
From: Snarlo (repetti@UCLINK4.BERKELEY.EDU)
Subject: Re: scala


That Scala cd you picked up is one of Bill Nelson's many incarnations, and
it is actually really worth picking up (and quite rare at this point)...it
is music he did for some Channel 4 program (in Britain), and it features
very beautiful, angelic operatic female vocals over Nelson's electronics and
guitar...
>funny thing happened tonight in a record store.  I was flipping through
>the cds and found one by scala.  i thought "hey great, now i get to hear
>what everyone has been talking about and it won't cost me much since it's
>in the cheapo section."  But I had a funny feeling about it when i saw the
>cover and opened the case.  It was on Cocteau records.  hmmmm.....?  And
>then I saw the date: 1987.
>But since I didn't get that I was able to grab 2 new singles at the store
>across the street.  The first, which I had expected to find, was the new
>Curve single.  It's good and I'm sure it'll grow on me but so far i don't
>think it's quite as strong as their old stuff.  One can certainly tell
>that 3 years have passed since Cuckoo.
>The second, which was a nice surprise, was a new single by Kitchens Of
>Distinction.  I had heard that they broke up about a year ago so when i
>saw a cd by "Kitchens O.D." I thought it had to be some strange
>coincidence.  But no, the liner notes give away their identity in a
>cryptic way.  Apparently they were "temporarily without a home" when
>Fierce Panda records decided to release this two-songer.  There must be
>some legal problem with using the full name of the group.  The songs are
>"Feel My Genie" and "To Love A Star".  The first is about as poppy as
>they've ever been, though it doesn't have the commercial feel that their
>past singles have had.  The second is a slower one, though it picks up
>energy as it goes on (and on...).  Overall, it's very worth the $10 to a
>longtime kitchens fan.  I'm listening to it for the 3rd time already
>while the curve single has been sitting in its case since my first
>listen.  Oh yeah, it's NING CD19.  I'm assuming it's brand new since this
>is the first I've seen it but I really don't know.
>
>aaron
>
>

Date: Sat, 14 Sep 1996 12:37:59 -0500
From: peter ksander (pksander@BLUE.WEEG.UIOWA.EDU)
Subject: Re: Rollerskate Skinny?


        Rollerskate Skinny is out of Irelan. They have one earlier record
and an EP that I know of.(of course the names slip me, anyway there ace
recordings) They played on the Lallapolooza second stage a few years
ago.  A member of Mercury Rev(who Rollerskate Skinny really sound like)
said that they were his favorite new band.(His name slips me to, The
singer guy, the one who left....) anyway...

                                peter george.


Date: Sat, 14 Sep 1996 11:50:38 -0700
From: "Gil Gershman (GuerillaG)" (gman2@SPRYNET.COM)
Subject: Re: Rollerskate Skinny?


On Sat, 14 Sep 1996, peter ksander  wrote:
>Rollerskate Skinny is out of Irelan. They have one earlier record
>and an EP that I know of.(of course the names slip me, anyway there ace
>recordings) They played on the Lallapolooza second stage a few years
>ago.  A member of Mercury Rev(who Rollerskate Skinny really sound like)
>said that they were his favorite new band.(His name slips me to, The
>singer guy, the one who left....) anyway...

Three EPs - two 10"s ("Novice" and "Trophy") on Placebo, and a CDep/12"(?)
called "Threshold" (which includes "Miss Leader" and two amazing non-LP tracks).

Earlier record = _Shoulder Voices_ (Beggars Banquet)
...and Kevin Shields' brother, Jimi - who used to be the main noisemaker for
Rollerskate Skinny - now has his own thing going as Lotus Crown. Promising stuff
- a little less chaotic than _Shoulder Voices_. Think of "LC is to RS as Shady
is to Mercury Rev" and you're pretty close. Just one 12" so far (_Alvar Aalto_
on Throwrug).

gman, too
trainspottin' on Rosh Hashana


Date: Sat, 14 Sep 1996 15:43:00 EDT
From: Dez (100702.123@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Subject: Re: earwig.


>        Does any of you have information for and old great band
>called Earwig?
>        I know they're the same pair that formed Insides then.

>        But i just have 1 cd from them "Under my skin I am laughing",
>which is really great, a lot of melancholy and beautiful keyboards
>and guitars, sometimes it sounds a lot like Insides. Which is fine
>for me.

>        Regards.

>                Wilder.

There is also a CD available called 'Past' which collects together their first
singles

- dez


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