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Subject: Re: Maxell points (no 4AD)
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 13:47:31 -0500
From: Steven Szaks (gszaks@UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU)
Subject: cod
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 13:54:38 EDT
From: Dez (100702.123@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Subject: Re: Tones On Tail defended
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 13:48:04 -0400
From: harrison fnord (owilde@UMICH.EDU)
Subject: Re: Ack! You really suck!
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 20:43:49 -0500
From: Lysa Bellott (dijit@NS.ACADIACOM.NET)
Subject: no balls
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 22:37:07 -0700
From: nelson@ASTRO.UCLA.EDU
Subject: Re: Maxell points (no 4AD)
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 22:55:05 -0700
From: whirl@PRIMENET.COM
Subject: Re: You really suck!/Earwig/spoonfed hybred
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 21:14:22 -0700
From: "Scott, Mari & Brian" (sten@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Subject: Re: Maxell points (no 4AD)
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 21:39:24 -0400
From: Joseph Burns (jaburns@ASTRO.OCIS.TEMPLE.EDU)
Subject: Re: Tones On Tail defended
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 01:47:37 -0500
From: "John, Jacci, & Madison" (jojones@MAILBOX.SYR.EDU)
Subject: watch-ootie
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 23:45:06 -0400
From: Dave Sargent (fairlee@ACCESS.DIGEX.NET)
Subject: Re: no balls
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 04:19:18 -0500
From: "Luis B. Abcede" (st5sd@JETSON.UH.EDU)
Subject: Tones on Tail
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 06:55:28 -0400
From: stereolad (larry@INTERLOG.COM)
Subject: Chris Acland?
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 09:11:28 -0400
From: RBNRy@AOL.COM
Subject: Re: Maxell Better Listen
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 05:51:49 -0700
From: whirl@PRIMENET.COM
Subject: *****Chris Ackland is dead*****
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 13:48:08 +0100
From: Andrew Massey (andie@AMASS.DEMON.CO.UK)
Subject: new Half String album
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 03:49:31 -0700
From: Brandon Capps (bcapps@PRIMENET.COM)
Subject: Re: Chris Acland
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 08:51:10 -0400
From: Cliff Walton (cliff@FOURAD.DEMON.CO.UK)
Subject: Re: Chris Acland
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 10:26:48 -0700
From: "Scott, Mari & Brian" (sten@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Subject: Chris Acland
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 13:37:06 EDT
From: Dez (100702.123@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Subject: KIM DEAL
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 12:00:16 CST6DST
From: PEREZ GUTIERREZ JORGE HUMBERTO (AR24051@VOXEL.GDL.ITESO.MX)
Subject: DETOX
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 11:52:45 CST6DST
From: PEREZ GUTIERREZ JORGE HUMBERTO (AR24051@VOXEL.GDL.ITESO.MX)
Subject: Re: Ack! You really suck!
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 11:03:35 PST
From: Tom Weibrecht (tweibrecht@JUNO.COM)
Subject: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Chris_Ackland=B4s_Suicide?=
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 12:19:10 -0600
From: Lebron (diegoh@GIGA.COM)
Subject: his name is alive show next weekend
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 11:17:33 -0400
From: bent crayon (bcrayon@BENTCRAYON.COM)
Subject: Re: cod
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 11:30:54 +0000
From: moran@hal-pc.org
Subject: Re: Chris =?iso-8859-1?Q?Ackland=B4s?= Suicide
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 20:26:11 +0100
From: Jaax Lawson (jaax@ARIA3.LYON.ARCHI.FR)
Subject: Re: Maxell points (no 4AD)
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 11:00:43 PST
From: Tom Weibrecht (tweibrecht@JUNO.COM)
Subject: Re: watch-ootie
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 09:43:23 -0600
From: Chad Dorton (slr4s@CC.USU.EDU)
Subject: Drummer from Lush dies
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 12:57:06 +0100 (BST)
From: Nathan (ecuyc@csv.warwick.ac.uk)
Subject: Re: Tones on Tail
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 11:34:16 -0700
From: Jens Alfke (jens@MOOSEYARD.COM)
Subject: CHRIS ACLAND 1966 -1996
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 14:21:25 -0400
From: daktari (daktari@FCL-US.NET)
Subject: Faye Wong / Lush Import
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 16:24:53 -0700
From: "Scott, Mari & Brian" (sten@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Subject: christopher acland
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 16:44:37 -0400
From: lorelei tremolor (lfl3858@IS4.NYU.EDU)
Subject: Chris
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 1996 02:14:23 -0400
From: Chris Limb (c.limb@IOE.AC.UK)
Subject: FSOL Dead Cities
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 18:56:18 -0600
From: Lebron (diegoh@GIGA.COM)
Subject: Seely
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 20:34:05 -0400
From: Gregory Lawrence Smith (gt7003b@PRISM.GATECH.EDU)
Subject: Chris Acland
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 1996 13:39:52 +1100
From: Matthew Kirkcaldie (matthewk@POSTOFFICE.UTAS.EDU.AU)
Subject: Re: Tones On Tail defended
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 13:53:44 -0700
From: Strick9 (beswick@scf-fs.usc.edu)

Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 13:47:31 -0500
From: Steven Szaks (gszaks@UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU)
Subject: Re: Maxell points (no 4AD)

              at Oct 16, 96 03:33:31 pm

the program ended in january (I think)  there is talk that there will be
a new campaign in the next year, but nobody knows for sure...

steve

Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 13:54:38 EDT
From: Dez (100702.123@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Subject: cod


        A case of two cultures divided by a common language it appears. The
prefix cod- means a hoax or parody, being shortened from the English word
codswallop which means nonsense. Hence codpiece which is literally a parody
piece of a penis. Nothing to do with fish, although it's quite an apt
description of our several little skirmishes with Iceland since the war when the
might of the (civilian) Icelandic coastguard was too much for the British navy.
But I digress...

- Dez


Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 13:48:04 -0400
From: harrison fnord (owilde@UMICH.EDU)
Subject: Re: Tones On Tail defended


        i gotta git with jens on this one. the song "rain"
        is probably the finest work that daniel ash has
        ever done on his own (songwriting alone). as jens
        noted earlier, the willingness to experiment so
        wildly is what distinguishes the tones on tail
        from both bauhaus and love&rockets (who deserve
        a little more credit than jens gives 'em imho).

        can anyone explain, while we're at it, how beggars
        banquet relates to 4ad? i've wondered forever.

*************************************************************************
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  You knew the spice would change me.  But thanks to your teachings it's
       changed my consciousness.  I can see it... I CAN SEE IT!
   I'm not your Kwisatz Haderach...  I'm something different, something
                             unexpected!
*************************************************************************
                           owilde@umich.edu


Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 20:43:49 -0500
From: Lysa Bellott (dijit@NS.ACADIACOM.NET)
Subject: Re: Ack! You really suck!


>4AD Bastards:
>
>May your balls turn pink if you keep giving me all this mail crap. Remove
the e-mail >"RedWyvern@wow.com" off of your fucking list or I'll get REAL mean!
>
>Lovingly Yours,
>ReD WyVeRN
>

nice touch, Red (if that's your REAL name)

(ok, i'm not a bastard and i don't have balls so the above doesn't apply to me)

I think if you can't figure out how to unsubscribe yourself then you deserve
this self-inflicted hell (as you see it).  No one forced you to subscribe in
the first place. Doesn't anybody keep that message you get when you first
sign up?  What about the fabulous 4ad FAQ? hint hint

Lysa

"stars in my eyes, stars in my face..." CT

Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 22:37:07 -0700
From: nelson@ASTRO.UCLA.EDU
Subject: no balls


> Many of us have no balls.

good one, Frank. it's no 'lonely is an eyesore'
but still...

wasn't that the final thing Pale Saints appeared on?


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Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 22:55:05 -0700
From: whirl@PRIMENET.COM
Subject: Re: Maxell points (no 4AD)


So does this mean all the old Maxell Point stickers are outdated or
invalid???


Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 21:14:22 -0700
From: "Scott, Mari & Brian" (sten@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Subject: Re: You really suck!/Earwig/spoonfed hybred


>
> Except for this Red fellow, who'll find more appreciative mail  >
buddies on the "tormented loser scum" list.

Can I get the address for that list?

Do Earwig and S.H. have new Cd's out yet?

                                    Brian

Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 21:39:24 -0400
From: Joseph Burns (jaburns@ASTRO.OCIS.TEMPLE.EDU)
Subject: Re: Maxell points (no 4AD)


You can send all your Maxell points to me. I will be happy to redeem them!

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 01:47:37 -0500
From: "John, Jacci, & Madison" (jojones@MAILBOX.SYR.EDU)
Subject: Re: Tones On Tail defended


>Which songs are on their eponymous 4AD EP, anyway? I haven't got that
>one, and I imagine they're probably all on "Night Music".

And there was a second eponymous compilation that was released here in 1991
I think.  Is that still
available???  I haven't looked, but it hasn't popped out at me in my recent
jaunts to the record store.

I do know that the compilation (the newer one) sported that cool "slender
fungus" a capella song.

john


Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 23:45:06 -0400
From: Dave Sargent (fairlee@ACCESS.DIGEX.NET)
Subject: watch-ootie


i just saw the best goddamned movie i've ever seen (slight exaggeration there).
it's the gangsta rap parody called "fear of a black planet". from the opening
Snoop Froggy Frog video to the N.W.H. (niggaz with hats) reunion tour, this
movie had me shedding many tears of laughter. finally someone has been able to
succinctly, overtly, and humourously point out why so much of "urban" (but
really mall-rat fodder) music is a marketing farce. just look at any suburban
youth and you'll see the pervasive effects of the look-black-be-white fashion
scandal.
what, you may ask, does this have to do with 4ad? well i'll tell you.
nothing
absolutley, f*cking, nothing
(begin sarcasm mode)but i can now pat myself on the back for not falling into
the marketing traps of those ignorant white kids. after all, i really did need
to buy two singles for tishbite and all 54 lush singles. i ain't no fool.
ok, moral of the story; ain't none of us here too smart nor
independant-of-thought to occasionally be tricked by record company hype.

artsy-fartsy
dave
fairlee@access.digex.net

yes, brain candy was one funny movie.


Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 04:19:18 -0500
From: "Luis B. Abcede" (st5sd@JETSON.UH.EDU)
Subject: Re: no balls


At 10:37 PM 10/17/96 -0700, you wrote:
>> Many of us have no balls.
>
>good one, Frank. it's no 'lonely is an eyesore'
>but still...
>
>wasn't that the final thing Pale Saints appeared on?

I thought it was the Tom Waits tribute album


Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 06:55:28 -0400
From: stereolad (larry@INTERLOG.COM)
Subject: Tones on Tail


>At this point I have to speak up in support of Tones On Tail, whom I've
>long loved. Can someone give some reasons for dismissing them so rudely?

Basically, it's because of that song of theirs that I used to hear so often
on my local modern rock station (until I stopped listening, that is). The
title escapes me, but the song consists of annoying percussion + annoying
fuzz bass + annoying treated vocals going "yayayayayaya yaya ya" most of the
time.

Oh well, at least Daniel Ash was smart enough to stop being a goth.

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 09:11:28 -0400
From: RBNRy@AOL.COM
Subject: Chris Acland?


4AD-list.

Has anyone further news on Chris Acland from Lush's suicide? Is this true? No
need to ask really. If it is, we're in for weeks of discussion on it.

Roy

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 05:51:49 -0700
From: whirl@PRIMENET.COM
Subject: Re: Maxell Better Listen


For all you disgruntled Maxell Points People,

I would strongly suggest e-mailing the company
through their web site at:

www.maxell.com

I must have at least 200 of those stickers which
I would like to see amount to something!!!

Adam


Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 13:48:08 +0100
From: Andrew Massey (andie@AMASS.DEMON.CO.UK)
Subject: *****Chris Ackland is dead*****


Chris Ackland, the drummer in Lush, has been found dead - it seems to have
been suicide. This news was on Radio 1 today.

Andie

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 03:49:31 -0700
From: Brandon Capps (bcapps@PRIMENET.COM)
Subject: new Half String album


Half String's "A Fascination With Heights" CD will be released via
Independent Project Records on Oct. 28th.  I thought that I would make
them available to anyone on the list who is interested in acquiring a
copy before they are shipped out to stores:  $13.00 (postpaid in US).
send monies payable to IPR Mailorder to PO BOX below.  if you are outside
of the US please e-mail me for foreign shipping charges.

***e-mail me your snail mail address if you are interested in receiving a
copy of the winter '96 catalogue (also includes releases from slumberland,
sunday, quiddity, & others).

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Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 08:51:10 -0400
From: Cliff Walton (cliff@FOURAD.DEMON.CO.UK)
Subject: Re: Chris Acland


The following statement has been prepared:

CHRIS ACLAND

4AD and CEC Management are devastated to announce the tragic news that
Chris Acland, Lush's drummer, sadly took his own life yesterday, October
17th.

Our deepest heartfelt sympathies are sent to Chris' family, friends and, of
course, Miki, Emma and Phil.

A statement regarding the band's future will be issued in due course.

There's not a lot else one can say,

Cliff Walton


Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 10:26:48 -0700
From: "Scott, Mari & Brian" (sten@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Subject: Re: Chris Acland


You wrote:
>
>The following statement has been prepared:
>
>CHRIS ACLAND
>
>4AD and CEC Management are devastated to announce the tragic news that
>Chris Acland, Lush's drummer, sadly took his own life yesterday,
October
>17th.


No way! Is this some sort of sick joke? Damn, I really liked Lush too.
I hope they don't break up. This sucks giant mutant astro freak bong
schlong.

                                                Brian

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 13:37:06 EDT
From: Dez (100702.123@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Subject: Chris Acland


        After reading Roy's post, I flicked through Teletext and found the story
to confirm that Chris Acland's body was found at his home in Cumbria. Suicide
wasn't mentioned specificly, but implied. I'm sure more information will come to
light soon

- Dez

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 12:00:16 CST6DST
From: PEREZ GUTIERREZ JORGE HUMBERTO (AR24051@VOXEL.GDL.ITESO.MX)
Subject: KIM DEAL


   I'D LIKE TO KNOW WHAT ARE THE PROYECTS THAT SHE'S WORKING ON NOW,
AND WHERE COULD I CONTACT  HER MANAGER TO SEE POSIBLE FUTURE CONCERT
DATES.

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 11:52:45 CST6DST
From: PEREZ GUTIERREZ JORGE HUMBERTO (AR24051@VOXEL.GDL.ITESO.MX)
Subject: DETOX


   WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH DETOX RECORDS?, IT'S AN OFFSHOOT OF 4AD LIKE
GUERNICA OR IT'S INDEPENDENT, WHICH ARE THE BANDS ON THAT LABEL,
AND, FINALLY, ARE GONNA BE AVAILABLE ON THE 4AD CATALOGUE MAILORDER
OR  ARE WE GONNA HAVE TO ORDER FROM ANOTHER SOURCE.?


Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 11:03:35 PST
From: Tom Weibrecht (tweibrecht@JUNO.COM)
Subject: Re: Ack! You really suck!


my, my, touchy arent we...
On Thu, 17 Oct 1996 17:20:33 -0400 M B  writes:
>4AD Bastards:
>
>May your balls turn pink if you keep giving me all this mail crap.
>Remove the e-mail "RedWyvern@wow.com" off of your fucking list or I'll
>get REAL mean!
>
>Lovingly Yours,
>ReD WyVeRN
>

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 12:19:10 -0600
From: Lebron (diegoh@GIGA.COM)
Subject: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Chris_Ackland=B4s_Suicide?=


Just got back online after 2 months of no email service and I return with
this notice... I wanted to know what was going on in 4AD land, but this
seems to say very much. As a Lush fan, I=B4m going to miss him...

Rest In Peace Chris Ackland

Pepe
*************************************************
'Just give me an easy life and a peaceful death.'
                               The Sundays
*************************************************

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 11:17:33 -0400
From: bent crayon (bcrayon@BENTCRAYON.COM)
Subject: his name is alive show next weekend


bent crayon, happy go lucky records, and speak in tongues present:

infrequencies II @ speak in tongues 4311 lorain ave. cleveland ohio

2 days of music


cerebus shoal
hula hoop
tel aviv
his name is alive


miss bliss
old hearts club
tono-bungay
heartworms
spiny anteaters

for more informaion send email to:  bcrayon@nacs.net or refer to the
infrequencies part of the web site

hope some of you 4ad-ls can make it.


john/c
bcrayon@nacs.net

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 11:30:54 +0000
From: moran@hal-pc.org
Subject: Re: cod


>         A case of two cultures divided by a common language it appears. The
> prefix cod- means a hoax or parody, being shortened from the English word
> codswallop which means nonsense. Hence codpiece which is literally a parody
> piece of a penis. Nothing to do with fish, although it's quite an apt
> description of our several little skirmishes with Iceland since the war when t
e
> might of the (civilian) Icelandic coastguard was too much for the British navy

> But I digress...
>
Ummm, if you refer to my codpiece comment it was a joke.

not nearly as dumb as my country of birth would imply,
moran@hal-pc.org

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 20:26:11 +0100
From: Jaax Lawson (jaax@ARIA3.LYON.ARCHI.FR)
Subject: Re: Chris =?iso-8859-1?Q?Ackland=B4s?= Suicide


 *         *      *     *      *    *  * * **LIGHT FROM A DEAD STAR






hoping Lush won't die too, much RESPECT to chris cause sooner or later,
your next heartbeat becomes you last......
CIAO

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 11:00:43 PST
From: Tom Weibrecht (tweibrecht@JUNO.COM)
Subject: Re: Maxell points (no 4AD)


but theyre still doing the "buy $ 25 worth of tapes and you get a $ 10
check back" promo...plus, gotta admit, maxell is better tape than tdk...
On Thu, 17 Oct 1996 10:04:37 -0400 FA ken clinger
 writes:
>On Wed, 16 Oct 1996, Igor V. Boronenkov wrote:
>
>> Sorry to bother the list about my problems.
>> Does anybody have any idea about what to do to these Maxell points
>they
>> have on the stickers of cassette-  and videotapes?
>> I lost the address for the catalog..
>> Are they still running this program?
>
>No. A friend and I both used to take advantage of this program, since
>both
>of us buy so many blank tapes. For several years, they renewed the
>program, with little publicity. This past January, my friend called
>the
>number, with a request for a current form, as was curtly told the
>program
>was over, with no intention of renewing it.
>
>I tend to buy TDK now...
>

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 09:43:23 -0600
From: Chad Dorton (slr4s@CC.USU.EDU)
Subject: Re: watch-ootie


On Thu, 17 Oct 1996, Dave Sargent wrote:

> i just saw the best goddamned movie i've ever seen (slight exaggeration there)

> it's the gangsta rap parody called "fear of a black planet". from the opening
> Snoop Froggy Frog video to the N.W.H. (niggaz with hats) reunion tour, this
> movie had me shedding many tears of laughter. finally someone has been able to
> succinctly, overtly, and humourously point out why so much of "urban" (but
> really mall-rat fodder) music is a marketing farce. just look at any suburban
> youth and you'll see the pervasive effects of the look-black-be-white fashion
> scandal.
> what, you may ask, does this have to do with 4ad? well i'll tell you.
> nothing
> absolutley, f*cking, nothing
> (begin sarcasm mode)but i can now pat myself on the back for not falling into
> the marketing traps of those ignorant white kids. after all, i really did need
> to buy two singles for tishbite and all 54 lush singles. i ain't no fool.
> ok, moral of the story; ain't none of us here too smart nor
> independant-of-thought to occasionally be tricked by record company hype.
>
> artsy-fartsy
> dave
> fairlee@access.digex.net
>
> yes, brain candy was one funny movie.
>


        The movie is actually call "Fear of A Black Hat".  The name is a
parody on the Public Enemy album  "Faer of a Black Planet".

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 09:39:04 -0600
From: Chad Dorton (slr4s@CC.USU.EDU)
Subject: (Fwd) Drummer from Lush dies (fwd)


        Does anybody know if this is really true?


---------- Forwarded message ----------

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 08:06:10 -0600 (MDT)
From: Rebecca Johnson (RJOHNSON@geode.umnh.utah.edu) LYNN OGDEN
Subject: (Fwd) Drummer from Lush dies


Hi...Got about 5 messages from independant sources on this, some say
they heard it on Radio 1, some say they heard it on another (possibly
college) radio station/program.  Just thought you might like to
know...
Becky

------- Forwarded Message Follows -------

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 12:57:06 +0100 (BST)
From: Nathan (ecuyc@csv.warwick.ac.uk)
Subject: Drummer from Lush dies


Sorry to get all serious, but I heard on the radio about an hour ago that
Chris Ackland has killed himself. There were no details, apart from the
fact that it happened at his parent's home in the Lake District. I'm not a
Lush fan at all, but it got me feeling all serious, and I thought I'd pass
on the bad news.

Nathan

***************Behind in the rent, but ahead in evolution****************
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*                           US Mirror Site                              *


Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 11:34:16 -0700
From: Jens Alfke (jens@MOOSEYARD.COM)
Subject: Re: Tones on Tail


larry wrote:
>Basically, it's because of that song of theirs that I used to hear so often
>on my local modern rock station (until I stopped listening, that is). The
>title escapes me, but the song consists of annoying percussion + annoying
>fuzz bass + annoying treated vocals going "yayayayayaya yaya ya" most of the
>time.

That would be "Go". A friend of mine used to have the extended 12" remix
of this. Be very afraid. I think it's a fun goofy song (tho it gets old
fast) -- but -- it's very atypical of Tones On Tail. Sadly, it presages a
lot of the dreck that Love & Rockets produced. Overall Tones On Tail's
music was very playful, experimental, tongue-in-cheek, with lots of weird
sounds and effects. Try to find a used copy of "Night Music" (which
compiles nearly everything they released) and listen to "Lions", "Moment
Of Fear", "There's Only One", "Real Life", "Performance"... almost any of
it except "Go", "Christian Says" or the shite live version of "Heartbreak
Hotel" they inexplicably put on it instead of the sublime "Slender
Fungus".

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Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 14:21:25 -0400
From: daktari (daktari@FCL-US.NET)
Subject: CHRIS ACLAND 1966 -1996


from the NME web site

        LUSH drummer Chris Acland was found dead at his parents home in
Cumbria on Thursday, October 17. He was found dead by his father; he had
hung himself. Chris, 30, was a founder member of the band; he had recently
returned from a US tour with the band and had said that he was unsure
whether to join them for forthcoming European dates. A session drummer had
been brought into the band to rehearse for those dates pending his
decision.

One close friend of Chris's who had spoken to him recently said: "If he
was depressed enough to do this, it must have happened very suddenly. He
seemed fine."

As NME went to press, the future plans of Lush were unclear. They are
still booked to play European dates and were due to enter the studio early
next year to begin work on a new album.

Full Obituary in next week's issue.

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 16:24:53 -0700
From: "Scott, Mari & Brian" (sten@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Subject: Faye Wong / Lush Import


    If anyone cares Lush's "Lovers of Today" is being sold at the
Netalog for $10.00. Anyone know which one this is?

    Oh and where can I find Faye Wong music (is it like Celene Dion)?
I'm particularly interested in that cocteau cover she did though.

                                        Burayan



Anata wa rezu desu ka?


Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 16:44:37 -0400
From: lorelei tremolor (lfl3858@IS4.NYU.EDU)
Subject: christopher acland


i've heard from numerous sources about this...including a co-worker at
spin who heard that reprise records announced it...

don't know what to believe



Date: Sat, 19 Oct 1996 02:14:23 -0400
From: Chris Limb (c.limb@IOE.AC.UK)
Subject: Chris


Chris

You were an inconceivably wonderful bloke.

I still can't believe this.  It feels like one of those horrible bad dreams
that it is such a relief to wake up from. But it isn't , is it?  I feel sick.

To Emma, Miki and Phil,

my most sincere and heartfelt sympathy and love



Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 18:56:18 -0600
From: Lebron (diegoh@GIGA.COM)
Subject: FSOL Dead Cities


Has anyone heard FSOL new LP 'Dead Cities'? Any comments?


Pepe
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'Just give me an easy life and a peaceful death.'
                               The Sundays
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Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 20:34:05 -0400
From: Gregory Lawrence Smith (gt7003b@PRISM.GATECH.EDU)
Subject: Seely


just a friendly little reminder that the new album 'Julie Only' by Seely,
Too Pure's first US signing, has been released this week.  so check it
out.  European tour dates are likely follow soon, but no news yet on US shows.

-greg

Date: Sat, 19 Oct 1996 13:39:52 +1100
From: Matthew Kirkcaldie (matthewk@POSTOFFICE.UTAS.EDU.AU)
Subject: Chris Acland


What a sad occasion.  Chris always seemed to me like one of the chief
reason's for Lush's sense of fun.

Anyone have any background or further information?  All I know is that he
wasn't keen to tour, and that the band had auditioned a touring drummer.

                        Matthew.

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 13:53:44 -0700
From: Strick9 (beswick@scf-fs.usc.edu)
Subject: Re: Tones On Tail defended


>   Incidentally, "Movement Of Fear" is sampled by a rap-rock group called
> the Funloving Criminals, on some song I keep hearing on the local Modern
> Rock station. Pretty amusing. And it serves ToT right for ripping off

Scooby Snacks... it also has that 'alright you motherfuckers...!' thing
from Pulp Fiction at the beginning of it.


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