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Subject: Re: Medicine on Creation
Date: Wed, 25 Dec 1996 01:58:00 EST
From: Matthew T DeBellis (loomer5@JUNO.COM)
Subject: Re: Medicine on Creation
Date: Wed, 25 Dec 1996 04:37:43 -0500
From: Kelli-Jeanne Drum (Noisegirly@AOL.COM)
Subject: Medicine
Date: Wed, 25 Dec 1996 15:48:44 -0500
From: white schfuf (larry@INTERLOG.COM)
Subject: BEST OF 1996?
Date: Wed, 25 Dec 1996 14:29:46 -0800
From: Snarlo (repetti@UCLINK4.BERKELEY.EDU)
Subject: Yes, more Medicine
Date: Wed, 25 Dec 1996 18:33:06 EST
From: Jeremy L Orr (j.orr@JUNO.COM)

Date: Wed, 25 Dec 1996 01:58:00 EST
From: Matthew T DeBellis (loomer5@JUNO.COM)
Subject: Re: Medicine on Creation


I remember when i worked for a radio station last year that we recieved a
double 7" by Medicine on some indie label...I remember that some of the
tracks off of it were on "Her Higness"...which was released a couple of
months later.  Doesn't Brad Laner own some label with the word Onion in
it?  Maybe it was released on his own label....


Matt, who spent years trying to track down "5ive" EP and finally got it!


On Tue, 24 Dec 1996 14:52:36 -0800 the mystery parade 
>>Oh yeah!  I meant to ask about that, because it's the only release
>that I
>>don't own that I'm aware of.  (Just look at that preposition dangle.)
> Is
>>the version of "Never Click" the same as the one found on _TBL_, or
>is it
>>an edit/remix?  What other tracks are on that EP?  Is it out of print
>>yet?
>
>Never Click (remix)
>Whle
>'Til I Die
>
>>vinyl-only releases on obscure indie labels.  Anyone got any hard
>info on
>>these (presuming that they ever came to light at all)?
>
>I have a double 7"ep (on clear vinyl) that I never listen to; it
>doesn't
>say what label it's on:
>
>Off The Vine
>Heads
>Hull
>Becky
>
>t h e   m y s t e r y   p a r a d e
>     http://home.earthlink.net/~tmp/
>{ catalogue number 30/version 13 }
>


Date: Wed, 25 Dec 1996 04:37:43 -0500
From: Kelli-Jeanne Drum (Noisegirly@AOL.COM)
Subject: Re: Medicine on Creation


  the only medicine on vinyl that was released around the time of the last
  album was the double 7" {don't have the title. e-mail brad at
milkalive@aol.com
  and ask him...assuming he's still getting his mail on a regular basis}. the
  other vinyl stuff post break-up was brad's electric company 7"/10" "live"
  record....
  do a web search for Lab Of Happy Dreams {sorry, no URL handy} and that
  should point you over to brad's homepage, which has a medicine discog on
it.

  happy holidays,
  snowangel


Date: Wed, 25 Dec 1996 15:48:44 -0500
From: white schfuf (larry@INTERLOG.COM)
Subject: Medicine


>Since _Her_Highness_ was released when I wasn't on the list, I'm curious
>as to what others might have to say about that album.  I think it's
>fantastic, but of all the other people I know who have been into them
>since _SFSL_, I seem to be the only person who holds that opinion.

I like it and I certainly don't think it was as bad as some made it out to
be when it was first released. It's less noisy than the previous two albums
but the songwriting is still quite good. Apparently American forced the band
to remix it and make it more radio-friendly (fat lot of good that did), so
the original tracks are a lot noisier, or so they say.


Larry



Date: Wed, 25 Dec 1996 14:29:46 -0800
From: Snarlo (repetti@UCLINK4.BERKELEY.EDU)
Subject: BEST OF 1996?


Hello all,

Long time no post...this is such a funny list, really should just be renamed
"Pure-Impure" or "people that have liked 4AD bands at some point over the
years" or whatever to facilitate people's resubscribing to a new
list...there is so little 4AD discussion anymore (which really is a good
thing overall)...anyway, to commemorate the end of the year here is my favs
list of '96...enjoy & disagree in glee.

In no real particular order.

Gorky's Zygotic Mynci--Introducing...
Nearly God
Einsturzende Neubauten--Ende Neu
Stereolab--Emperor Tomato Ketchup
Jack-Pioneer Soundtracks
Throwing Muses-Limbo
Rollerskate Skinny--Horsedrawn Wishes
Faye Wong--Fau Cho
Barry Adamson--Oedipus Schmoedipus
PJ Harvey & John Parish--Dance Hall at Louse Point
Komeda--The Genius of Komeda
Serge Gainsbourg--Comic Strip reissue
Everything But the Girl--Walking Wounded
Olympic Death Squad--Blue

disappointment of the year:
Dead Can Dance--Spiritchaser>their further evolution into the VH1 sound of
bland music for 40 year olds with ponytails


Date: Wed, 25 Dec 1996 18:33:06 EST
From: Jeremy L Orr (j.orr@JUNO.COM)
Subject: Yes, more Medicine


---from Larry:

> I like [_Her_Highness_] and I certainly don't think it was as bad as
some
> made it out to be when it was first released. It's less noisy than the
> previous two albums but the songwriting is still quite good.

I couldn't agree more.  At first, I was surprised how much less
white-noisy the album was than its predecessors, but the songs are SO
good that it makes no difference.  "Candy Candy", "Aarhus", and "Heads"
are three of the best songs they've ever done, IMHO.

> Apparently American forced the band to remix it and make it more radio-
> friendly (fat lot of good that did), so the original tracks are a lot
noisier,
> or so they say.

Is there any truth to this, or is it just conjecture?  I had suspected
it, but thought that of all labels, surely American had the sense and
integrity to not to use such a heavy-handed approach, especially with a
band that was building a fan base that appreciated their sound just the
way it was.  How typically...well, American.

Sorry to keep dragging this thread on, but I'm a little peeved about
this.  Since the MOR-ization of the Cocteau Twins, they were on the verge
of becoming My Favorite Band.  Oh well...at least I got a chance to see
them a couple times before they broke up, unlike The Smiths, Echo & the
Bunnymen, Quicksand, Pale Saints, Curve, Stump, Slowdive, the Chameleons,
the House of Love, Skinny Puppy, Shelleyan Orphan, Moonshake,
Loop...argh!!!

---Jeremy 

"Yellow is the color of sunrays."


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