Date: Fri, 27 Dec 1996 01:30:06 -0600
> From: Jens Alfke
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 1996 10:05:54 EST
On Thu, 26 Dec 1996 16:16:03 -0600 "Mrs. John Murphy"
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 1996 09:01:36 -0600
Jens Alfke wrote:
> I think there's room for more than one kind of music ... and god knows
> techno has roots going back to the '70s, namely Kraftwerk and Disco.
> Roots aren't a bad thing to have as long as you innovate.
I see your point about 70's Music and Techno (Kraftwerk, Eno, Neu,
Disco ...) I love those bands. I was talking
alterna-grunge-whatever-pop bands, which some of them are a complete
rip-off. I think you know what I mean. As for ms. love, I'm just sick
of her trying to be spokesperson for a generation. I hate when she
keeps say any techno music is not important and it sucks. It seems
lately I've been hearing or reading this from her alot.
Yes, you're right, there is room for one than one kink of music.
Sorry (I just had a bad day.)
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 1996 06:24:27 -0500
>disappointment of the year:
>Dead Can Dance--Spiritchaser>their further evolution into the VH1
>bland music for 40 year olds with ponytails
I'm not anywhere near 40 (try about half that age) and I
certainly don't have a ponytail. I did like this album, although I
haven't listened to it as much as it deserves. I didn't know that I
had to be 40 to watch VH-1. I get a kick out of it every once in a
while. I still like to listen to the music of my misguided youth.
Makes me laugh. Even though the Alanis and Hootie videos drive me
away most of the time. Not to say I haven't seen much television for
the last 6 months. I think I can count the minutes on no more than
both hands (and most of it was Discovery or some idiotic thing on MTV
that I had to just laugh at).
Ryan (GGNL44A@Prodigy.com) who is trying to cut down on the
length of his emails.
P.S. BTW... I'm listening to the Cranes - Loved right now. I
absolutely love the Cranes and am heavily anticipating the new album!
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 1996 12:32:45 -0500
> Er, excuse me, but I missed out and never took Shoegazing 101. What
> exactly is the meaning of that term? I like and have cd's by Lush &
> Slowdive, but I don't read Brit music press, and I never heard the
> shoegazer word til this list.
Guitars with a lot of effects and howabout...warm feedback. That's my take
on it in a nutshell. Shoegazing like the aforementioned Slowdive and Lush
(moreso _Gala_, _Spooky_, and _Split_ kinda) as well as earlier Kitchens of
Distinction, Chapterhouse, Moose, Adorable, Secret Shine, and everyone's
r-the-sun band, My bloody valentine. I would be willing to bet that most of
these bands were heavily influenced by Spacemen 3, who epitomize innovation
and thus, were influenced by no one :)
If one were inclined to split hairs, they could go on a tangent about the
uncountable bands that have adopted and or abused the MBV sound. *but* this
is 101 ala shoegazing...and that thesis will be saved for another time _or_
until someone else would like to take it on.
I think today's shoegazing is rooted in drone, but has enough tangible
elements to still have that shoegazing tag applied in some accurate
descriptions. Who? hmm. well there is a few from the kranky roster such as
Bowery Electric and Labradford. There is also Amp, Flying Saucer Attack!,
Windy & Carl, Fuxa (in spots), and Azusa Plane (but I guess I'm now veering
too close to the interpretation of space rock so...)
There is more out there that I'm not aware of or am not thinking about right
now, but you've tapped a favorite topic of this list, so get your want list
out Carol, as I'm sure you're going to be inundated with top notch
good? I know he's got a deep discography but none of it is on my shelves, so
if any Roach fans can recommend some essentials I would appreciate).
ps- I forgot Verve. So, please paste Verve where necessary in the above
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 1996 15:44:18 -0500
On Fri, 27 Dec 1996, Jason Bryant wrote:
> > Er, excuse me, but I missed out and never took Shoegazing 101. What
> > exactly is the meaning of that term? I like and have cd's by Lush &
> > Slowdive, but I don't read Brit music press, and I never heard the
> > shoegazer word til this list.
> Guitars with a lot of effects and howabout...warm feedback. That's my take
> on it in a nutshell. Shoegazing like the aforementioned Slowdive and Lush
I've always called it blisspop or ethereal.. but that's me. Shoegazer makes
me think of lush too, but when I think shoegazer I think more of manchester
bands (inspiral carpets, stone roses, etc..)
> r-the-sun band, My bloody valentine. I would be willing to bet that most of
> these bands were heavily influenced by Spacemen 3, who epitomize innovation
> and thus, were influenced by no one :)
It's wierd, I can't stand spacemen 3. Alot of the 4ad heads here like them,
but I don't see any connection at all. I hate 'drone' music. Lush and slowdive
are far too dynamic to be drone, and too lyrically accessible to make me want
to sit around doing heroin and listening to spacemen 3... or maybe it's just
that I hated spacemen 3 fans *shrug* (ObDisclaimer: I don't do heroin. :P)
I also love _Curve_, and although they're a bit drony, their upbeat tempo
stops them from being a shoegazer band. ;)
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Date: Fri, 27 Dec 1996 15:45:55 PST
On Fri, 27 Dec 1996 10:05:54 EST "C.K. Coney"
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 1996 20:08:26 -0500