Date: Sun, 5 Jan 1997 01:25:05 -0500
In a message dated 97-01-04 15:27:15 EST, you write:
<< and while were on the
topic, do you ppl. *actually* like this song? >>
I would never buy it--but I enjoy it when it is on MTV or the radio. There
are alot of radio alternative songs I like but would never buy.
Date: Sat, 4 Jan 1997 21:58:06 PST
On Sat, 4 Jan 1997 16:46:16 -0800 "Scott, Mari & Brian"
Date: Sat, 4 Jan 1997 22:00:01 PST
On Fri, 3 Jan 1997 18:49:42 -0500 Roger Mrazek
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 1997 01:46:28 -0500
Hello--Finally my top ten list but I am not placing it in order:
Red House Painters--Song for a Blue Guitar: I like it alot, good melancholy
feeling. Wish Mark did not go on ten minutes at times, but love it
regardless. "Have You Forgotten?" is one of RHP favorites.
Marcus Hannah--River of Darkness: Actually RHP related. I love this album,
very slow and sad. Her single is pretty cool too. "Demerol" is probably my
favorite song of the year. It is like RHP with strings and demented sounds
and bland lyrics. But a cool female singer. Check it out if you like
horny!!! It is awesome wake up and driving music.
Dead Can Dance--Spiritchaser: I think it is their best other than Within the
Realm. They are more collaborative and expanding their sound. What can I
His Name Is Alive: ESP SUmmer: Awesome--starting off as if it is a
continuation of where they left off on Mouth by Mouth. I love the gospel
Tarnation, it is my most listened to disc in the last two years. It is loud,
but I need it sometimes. I personally am glad 4ad signed them. Their
concert was great too!!!
Lisa Germano: Excerpts: Great album!!!!! Not as depressing, but fantastic.
Black Tape for a Blue Girl--Remnants of a Deeper Purity: Beautiful strings
and vocals, etc.
Half String: Fascination...:
Throwing Muses: Limbo
And I am sure there are more.
I hate the Paladins. My worst list.
And I am really anticipating Tanya Donnelley, Tarnation, GusGus, and Mojave
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 1997 05:58:32 -0500
I believe some of you might know who Dara is. She appeared on HNIA on the
"All Virgo's Are Mad" comp, was part of the Dirteaters, and worked on the
"New Grape" tape (according to ~~blubelknol).
Somebody may know about "Lucinda Bright" (other than being the name of a
So ... the listings for Dr. Watson's Pub (Philadelphia) have a line that
1/9 Dara * Lucinda Bright
(1/9 meaning Jan 9) This is just something I saw in a paper, so I don't
know anything more about this gig.
Anybody know the status of the tour slated for early '97?
--- Lucius Kwok ([email protected]) ---
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 1997 16:59:15 PST
>In fact they do a lot of covers, come to
>think of it, but that was an old album before I guess they wrote more of
>their own better songs (and their singer's voice finally changed.)
>>Yeah, I can't understand why she'd want to sing in such a nasal voice.
>>She sounds like a guy.
could it be that heroin addiction does this things to the voice ?
lou reed's voice change is nothing compared with what happened to Nico.
listen to some of her last recordings, she sounds like Leonard Cohen.
and speaking of VU and voices. some of my favourite VU songs are those
with Moe Tucker doing vocals. (after hours, murder mystery, sticking with
you) she has this thin, childish, out-of-key voice, that is totally NOT
what you would expect just by looking at her. in fact, a few months ago,
I heard "after hours" on the radio and when it was over the announcer
said he had no idea who was that sweet little girl singing on a velvet
underground album... maybe he was trolling:)
"suicide is painless"
(the necrophilic narcissist)
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 1997 13:44:14 -0500
>Well, tracks 2, 3, and 4 are pretty
>decent (especially "Pain and Pleasure"), but "VDT" is so stupid that it
>about ruins the whole thing. My first thought upon its maiden voyage was
>"ah...so that's why Clifford renders her vocals incomprehensible". The
>lyrics are just embarrassingly bad.
At last, someone who feels the same way about them as I do!
>And haven't we declared a moratorium
>on that "When the Levee Breaks" drum loop yet? And if not, why?
Well, it's not as if it's been used that much since Chapterhouse's "Pearl"...
> any word on the 1997 v23 calendar yet? good thing that last
> year's saw fit to include an extra month....
"Lousy Smarch weather!"
FWIW, here's my top 15 for last year
- a band with the rare ability to serve up something different every time
and yet rarely disappoint
The High Llamas: Hawaii
- fabulous, like three good albums rolled into one
- like Stereolab's younger, less serious siblings; like the Cardigans, only
smarter and with better tunes
The Church: Magician Among The Spirits
- a promising partial return to form after the previous album-and-a-half of
Cocteau Twins: Violaine EP #2 (the one with "Alice")
Sarah Cracknell: Anymore EP #2 (esp. "Fifth Floor")
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 1997 21:12:55 +-200
I will be in London for two days this week on business (tue-wed).
Can anyone fill me up on good gigs that might go on these nights ?
appreciate your kind respond,
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 1997 15:43:23 -0500
I know what I left off--new Low and Heidi Berry.
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 1997 16:05:43 -0500
speaking of Heidi Berry.... I have been searching for Devil on CD does anyone
know if it is available on anything other than the "Shaving The Pavement"
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 1997 17:30:32 -0500
>>And Lou Reed was seen on Toronto's New Music program
saying that it was the only version of the song that he really
liked. He also dedicated a version at one of his concerts to
the Junkies by slowing it down in the middle and saying
"This is for the Cowboy Junkies".<<
I recall an interview with VU-purist Kurt Ralske/UVS years back where, on the
subject of his cover of "Walking After Midnight", he slams Cowboy Junkies on
their version of this as well as "Sweet Jane" saying that they massacred both
songs and that he really thought they "sucked".
Ha! Funny to see that Pappa Lou don't think so.
Then again. Mr. Reed hasn't put out a truly decent record since
"Transformer". "Last Great American Whale" has to be the worst thing
committed to record since...
UVS's version of "Walking After Midnight". Euuuuuccccchhhh!!!!
Maybe Laurie will straighten him out.
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 1997 17:26:07 -0500
After reading one of the top ten lists I went out and found a used
copy of Velour 100 - Fall Sounds. All I can say is that if I had
enough time to put down a top ten list of 96, this album would be on
it. I would probably have to also nominate Warren Defever for man of
the year. I just keep on finding his name all over things that I love.
Damn him for emptying my pockets of money! Anyway... as coincidence
had it, I also picked up Liquorice - listening cap and I like it, too.
As it turns out (and as many of you no doubt already know), this as
well as the Velour 100 were recorded by Warren Defever and are
projects of Trey Many. Any information about these bands and Trey
Many would be highly appreciated. I really love this stuff and need
more of anything that Warren Defever, Trey Many, and anyone in HNiA
has has done that is like this. I already have the HNiA albums
Livonia, Home is in your Head/The Dirt Eaters, Mouth by Mouth, and
Stars on ESP. I also have Tarnation - Gental Creatures, and album
that has a few songs recorded at Warren's house. I am aware that I
still need to get King of Sweet. If anyone can help me with that and
any information on any other essentials of these people... I would
REALLY appreciate it. Thanks...
Ryan ([email protected]) who is currently listening to Velour
100... and will probably fall asleep to it... and will probably wake
up to it... and will probably listen to it as much as possible
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 1997 18:42:32 -0400
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Date: Sun, 5 Jan 1997 20:22:28 -0500
In a message dated 97-01-05 16:34:56 EST, you write:
<< speaking of Heidi Berry.... I have been searching for Devil on CD does
know if it is available on anything other than the "Shaving The Pavement"
I have not been able to find it anywhere on cd unfortunately. I am upset
that it was not on "Miracle" because it is fantastic. I heard it is on vinyl
on the 10" series not available yet.
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 1997 21:32:14 -0500
On Sun, 5 Jan 1997, Aaron Hill wrote:
> I know what I left off--new Low and Heidi Berry.
Low keeps showing up on Top 10 lists all over the place. Who are they?
what do they sound like? I'm rather interested because they're playing
live here soon.