Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 15:11:20 -0500
Monday, January 13th, 1997
New 4AD signing Gus Gus will be performing in their hometown of Reykjavik,
Iceland on Friday January 31st 1997. The event, in Perlan, will be held by
4AD in London in co-operation with Kjol & Anderson (Iceland), Warner Bros.
Records (USA), 4AD (USA), Polydor/Mercury (Canada), Virgin (France), Rough
Trade (Germany), Nippon Columbia (Japan) and the other companies who deal
with the groups interests in smaller territories. The concert will feature
projections, films and DJs in addition to a live performance from Gus Gus,
described by The Face as the band to watch in 1997.
Since signing with 4AD in 1996, Gus Gus' releases - the EP,
'Polyesterday', it's accompanying short film, and a series of much sought
after promo 12"s, have attracted an enormous amount of interest in the
group. The film, 'Polyesterday', has been shown on a wide variety of MTV
programmes (Alternative Nation, Party Zone, Chill Out Zone) and their music
has been heard nationwide on UK's Radio 1.
The Reykjavik show precedes their London debut at The Riverside on Thursday
=46ebruary 13th 1997, the release of their new single 'Believe' (February
17th) which features superb mixes by LFO and 16B and their much anticipated
debut album 'Polydistortion' (April 7th). Gus Gus follow this with an
eight-date American tour in June and the European festival circuit
throughout the summer.
The Reykjavik show starts at 22.00 and 4AD and Kjol & Anderson have
negotiated special deals on airfares and hotel accommodation for the event.
=46lights from the following destinations to Iceland are =A3220 (UK):
Amsterdam, Baltimore-Washington, Boston, Copenhagen, Fort Lauderdale,
Glasgow, Halifax, Hamburg, London Heathrow, Luxemburg, New York, Orlando,
Oslo & Stockholm.
Additionally, there is a special deal with one of Reykjavik's best hotels
of =A335 (UK) per room (single, twin or double) per night.
If anyone requires further information please contact Cliff Walton @ 4AD in
London (firstname.lastname@example.org) or if anyone would like to book please
contact Baldur Stefansson from Gus Gus on (email@example.com). Closing date for
bookings is Friday 24th January.
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 04:27:57 GMT
On Mon, 13 Jan 1997 18:57:49 -0600, nrbyram@MAIL.UTEXAS.EDU said something like:
> Hey There--
> What happened to the reissues of the early demos, LP and EP's that Ryko was
> rumored to be doing? Please let me know if anyone out there has a clue.
It has been postponed until early next year.
You can check out http://www.throwingmusic.com/ for late-breaking Muse
-- Inconsiderate Bitch
The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 00:10:45 -0500
What are these guys currently up to? Does anybody know?
The last things I heard were the Mo'Wax remixes, but even then,
it's about time for some new material, right?
Also, did anyone happen to see the editor of the Baffler of C-SPAN?
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 00:08:30 -0500
I'm going to be living in france for two months this coming summer.
I'll be staying in Bourges, but I can make day trips whenever I want..
I was wondering if anyone can sugest french sources for concert dates or
good french record stores. or even a french pen pal!?
thank you very much,
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 23:39:45 -0500
> "The USA Network original series LA FEMME NIKITA premieres
> tonight at 10pm.
> [SNIPPED plot of show and other details...guess y'all have to tune
> in to find out what happens!]
> "NIKITA is shot
> stylishly, and has a hip alternative soundtrack featuring a
> number of artists such as CURVE that perfectly suit the mood
> of the series."
This sounds about as facinating as an american version of absolutely fabulous,
which, thankfully, fell through. The American movie version of Nikita was
bad enough, artistically and financially, so I can't figure why they'd want
to drag it out again.. What's next, an american version of Breathless on
WB, or an american version of Jean de Florette on UPN???? hi-ho.
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 00:42:22 -0500
my web-zine is now giving away the miles davis and gil evans six cd box
set. i am sorry for the few people who have checked my zine out without
the correct information, but it is now all set up. february's giveaway
will be the galaxie 500 box set... courtesy of rykodisc of course... each
month new giveaways will be posted on the first day of the month with a
question that one must answer. the winner will be selected on the last day
of the month by drawing. you have until january 31st to win the miles
davis box set. february will see a couple of other goodies such as an
autographed cd of mojave three, the latest arvo part release, an an
advanced copy of the new royal trux album, autographed copy of hnia's
universal frequencies e.p., and of course the galaxie 500 box set.
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Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 02:48:44 -0500
In a message dated 97-01-14 00:41:24 EST, you write:
<< his sounds about as facinating as an american version of absolutely
which, thankfully, fell through. The American movie version of Nikita was
Some of us like the adventurous nature of abfab and think an American
version by Rosanne would have been great. (Sorry, the queer in me talking).
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 01:59:09 EST
It was pushed back to early '98, i think it had something to do with
timing the releases of "Limbo", Kristin Hersh's solo album, and her baby
can't wait until it actually happens, though...
speaking of the Muses, can someone give me info on the song "Matter of
Degrees" on the Matter of degreese soundtrack? The song is rad...it
sounds like it could have been an older song re-recorded.....
On Mon, 13 Jan 1997 18:57:49 -0600 nrbyram@MAIL.UTEXAS.EDU writes:
>What happened to the reissues of the early demos, LP and EP's that
>rumored to be doing? Please let me know if anyone out there has a
>>1997 brings a special offer from Rykodisc and Throwing Muses:
>>Live To Tape, a six-song EP featuring otherwise unavailable live
>>"Bright Yellow Gun"
>>...for the very low price of $4.98 plus postage and handling.
>>Quantities are limited, so order it now! We cannot guarantee
>>availability beyond the 22nd, but if there are any left, we will make
>>them available. All orders received by Wednesday, January 22nd will
>>shipped the following Monday, the 27th. Allow 5-7 days for shipping.
>>Follow this URL for ordering details:
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 03:04:43 -0600
>In a message dated 97-01-14 00:41:24 EST, you write:
><< his sounds about as facinating as an american version of absolutely
> which, thankfully, fell through. The American movie version of Nikita was
>Some of us like the adventurous nature of abfab and think an American
>version by Rosanne would have been great. (Sorry, the queer in me talking).
I LOVE AbFab, but I really don't think ANYONE, American or not, could
remake this programme. It is one that simply cannot be duplicated.
Oh, Rose, thou art sick!
The invisible worm
That flies in the night, The Raven (Rebecca)
In the howling storm, Raven1@pcok.com
Has found out thy bed
Of crimson joy,
And his dark secret love
Does thy life destroy
-- William Blake
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 03:31:18 -0600
hi there 4ad-l folks,
because of the fact that i'm looking into buying some new musical
equipment, i've decided to part with a few kollector-skum gems along with
some not-so-hard-to-find items. i would like to sell these for a
fair/decent price (i.e. i don't want to rip anyone off), but don't wanna
give'em away either. so i figured i'd hold a mini-auction.
today is tuesday, i shall end the auction at 11:59 CST on friday,
january 17th. i will send ONE update to interested parties on late
wednesday night/thursday morning as to the status of the auction, and
that'll be it until the final outcome. i will not hold items for longer
than two weeks...if no payment for items is received by then, items go to
the next highest bidder (if any). payment by money order is encouraged,
checks=1 week to clear.
questions about items are welcomed.
shipping? extra, but cheap ($1 for first item, .50 each
thereafter), items will be sent priority u.s. mail unless interested
parties wish elsewise...then we shall figure out shipping costs.
...bit enough details, here we go. items are in stellar condition
unless indicated otherwise, min bids in u.s.$:
slowdive - blue day (MIN BID $20)
pale saints - mrs. dolphin (obi strip and insert included, MIN BID $20)
cranes - lillies (u.s. promo collection, 6 tracks, MIN BID $10)
cranes - jewel (u.s. edition, 4 tracks)
pieter nooten/michael brook - sleeps with the fishes
stereolab - laminations e.p. (recent promo w/3 unreleased tunes and a
remix of "metronomic underground", MIN BID $15)
VINYL (sleeve wear is noted, but all discs are extremely clean)
this mortal coil - sixteen days/song to the siren 12" (some minor sleeve
marc & the mambas - untitled (double LP from marc almond & freinds, on
some bizarre, some minor sleeve wear)
what makes donna twirl/to nije sala LP (brad laner-related stuff from
1989, corner rip on inner sleeve)
martyn bates - love smashed on a rock LP (double disc set, with extra 12"
on DIDI records)
boo radleys - at the sound of speed 7" (marble vinyl, on spinart)
boo radleys - every heaven e.p. (original rough trade vinyl, small scar on
cover corner where original price tag was)
tones on tail - ???? (collection of first singles, on
situation two, MIN BID $12)
some bizzare - s/t (original compilation from this label, sleeve wear is
apparent, but a good comp. early depeche mode, blancmange, the the, etc)
wolfhounds - happy shopper e.p.
wolfhounds - son of nothing e.p.
CASSETTES, all in perfect shape.
lush - words & music (u.s. radio promo for the Gala compilation. all the
songs from that collection interspersed with miki & emma interview
his name is alive - home is in your head (u.s. promo, no different from
album. on a maxell tape w/typed insert)
cocteau twins - victorialand (4ad cassette, nothing real special)
...and that's it for auction items.
***i have a copy of the "mai pen rai" cd also, it's in great shape except
for an address-label sized discoloration on the front where a pricelabel
used to be. for this reason, it wouldn't be fair to auction it, but if
someone would like it, i would trade for disco inferno's "technicolour" cd
or this heat's "repeat" cd.
interested parties please reply via email (email@example.com).
thanks for listening.
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 02:31:20 -0800
> > "NIKITA is shot
> > stylishly, and has a hip alternative soundtrack featuring a
> > number of artists such as CURVE that perfectly suit the mood
> > of the series."
i watched it tonight just to see what curve song they'd choose. unless i
was switching channels when the song came on, they didn't play any curve.
the only song i recognized was the third song on the Chainsuck album
(a name almost as nice as the legendary Windbreakers). the show had that
USA Series look to it. Not sure what causes that. This first episode
retold the story of the movie, complete with the down-the-garbage-chute
scene. let's just say monday night programming isn't much more exciting
now than it was before this came along.
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 05:46:59 -0500
I may be able to get hold of a copy of the Cocteaux bootleg _Lovers Are
Mortal_ (orange vinyl, limited edition of 500). Does anyone have info on
this - specifically, how much is it worth?
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 10:57:32 +0000
DeBellis" at Jan 14, 97 01:59:09 am
Matthew T DeBellis
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 21:09:43 -0500
edited from a Tanya Donelly article in NME, 11/30/96:
...Drummer Chris Gorman, who created a lot of the Belly art work, is
creating visual ideas for a new 4AD band called Polara...
What became of Polara, one wonders????
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 06:22:33 -0500
>> (Much as I like those videos) There are
>> so many more adventurous things they could be playing (Laika, surely
>> Seefeel have videos)
>What Laika videos are there?
I forget what the song is, but there's one where because of the space
connotations of the band's name, the director has seen fit to cram the video
full of footage of rockets taking off and shots of the earth that have
nothing to do with the song.
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 21:37:50 -0500
I was talking with someone at Mercury in Canada and he says his release
sheets obtained from 4AD mentioned the "Demon" EP (BAD7006CD) from
scheer is in fact an Irish-only release!! It will apparently be
available only in Ireland, the sub service and exporters. Go figure!
I also talked with a lady from Warner Music Canada. Not only did they
not know any release dates for Tarnation or Tanya Donelly, they had no
idea who they even are. "Donelly used to be in Belly... Belly recorded
for Warner Bros. You know, 'Feed The Tree'..." I quized the rep
further and they did confirm with a degree of certainty that Joni
Mitchell, Neil Young, REM and Tori Amos do indeed record for Warner
Bros. I'll call Warner Bros. in NYC or LA to get the real info...
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 08:06:01 -0500
Hello and welcome....
Deadonline (ex print magazine which unleashed Tank Girl on the world) became
an online magazine in 1996, and has begun 1997 with a fistfull of online
The first three candidates for ritual humiliation and abuse will be the
Cocteau Twins, all three of whom will be present at the live auditorium on
AOL on January 17th at 9pm GMT (what that is in US time you will have to
uncover for yourselves - about 1pm EST). They will be followed on January
24th by The Chemical Brothers and on Friday February 7th by an auditorium
with My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields in his first interview for many a
Those with an AOL account should go to keyword DEADLINE for details, those
without should wise up and get one (joke, no flames purleeze!)
Apologies if anyone thinks this is not thislisty....
g r a h a m
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 14:07:24 EST
>>I also talked with a lady from Warner Music Canada. Not only did they
not know any release dates for Tarnation or Tanya Donelly, they had no
idea who they even are.<<
The Tarnation single was reviewed in NME last week (issue dated 11.1)
so I would presume it is some time soon. The Laika single and the debut
from Novak also got good reviews in last weeks papers. Also mentioned
was the new Pram single which was said to be due for release at the end
of this month over here.
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 09:15:03 -0500
> What Laika videos are there?
There's supposedly a very slick one for 44 Robbers. In the Warped Reality
interview, Margaret told us about her friend the video director who made
them a (would-be) big budget video for cheap. I'm pretty sure there's also
one for Marimba Song.
Actually, almost all the Too Pure bands have videos - Th' Faith Healers,
Moonshake, even Pram have a super lo-fi one. Of course I've never
seen any of them...
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 09:17:11 -0500
Just to clarify the difference between GMT and EST: EST is 5 hours slow of
GMT, so the Cocteau Twins chat will commence at 4 pm EST.
At 08:06 AM 1/14/97 -0500, you wrote:
>The first three candidates for ritual humiliation and abuse will be the
>Cocteau Twins, all three of whom will be present at the live auditorium on
>AOL on January 17th at 9pm GMT (what that is in US time you will have to
>uncover for yourselves - about 1pm EST). They will be followed on January
>24th by The Chemical Brothers and on Friday February 7th by an auditorium
>with My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields in his first interview for many a
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 08:09:13 -0700
> alison's halo released a 7" in '94...anything since then? nope! can't
> really count them...
> i'd recommend alison's halo's one 7" (is the demo tape still
I haven't seen the tape available here (phoenix), but you could probably
still get one from the band. They have a song called Chalkboard James which
is on a CD comp that came with a comic book/magazine called Terra-X.
There is also a World Domination/IPR promo CD that has a new song called
Sunshy, supposedly from their forthcoming album. They've played a couple
of shows recently, all new material, all amazing. Don't take my word
for it, but I think the album has been delayed due to lack of funds.
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 09:47:16 -0800
Thank you all for informing me that the track featured on the
aforementioned soundtrack is available on one of their albums. I girl I'm
kind of interested in had this soundtrack in her room and I glanced at it
thinking "what kind of crap do they put in these movies" and almost had a
heart attack when I saw HNIA. What a beautiful track! No way was I going
to purchase the CD though. I lost enough of my integrity when I bought
Judge Dredd for the Cocteau's track. Oooh, that still makes me shiver.
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 08:37:43 -0800
There WAS an American remake of "Breathless" back in the early 80's with
that paragon of actors, Richard Gere. Utter shite.
At 11:39 PM 1/13/97 -0500, you wrote:
>> "The USA Network original series LA FEMME NIKITA premieres
>> tonight at 10pm.
>> [SNIPPED plot of show and other details...guess y'all have to tune
>> in to find out what happens!]
>> "NIKITA is shot
>> stylishly, and has a hip alternative soundtrack featuring a
>> number of artists such as CURVE that perfectly suit the mood
>> of the series."
>This sounds about as facinating as an american version of absolutely fabulous,
>which, thankfully, fell through. The American movie version of Nikita was
>bad enough, artistically and financially, so I can't figure why they'd want
>to drag it out again.. What's next, an american version of Breathless on
>WB, or an american version of Jean de Florette on UPN???? hi-ho.
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 13:32:13 -0500
>>Verbana (through Merge Records)<<
That's VerbEna, like the flower and the very small town in Alabama.
BTW, anyone care to give me the scoop on that Adrian Boreland LP on Setanta?
And what is the story behind the Outrageous Cherry release with lovely Warn
and Davn art? Splendid covers of "Reel Around the Fountain" and 10CC's "I'm
Not In Love". You'll cry buddy!
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 14:18:43 -0500
Please, dont send me offers for >Helleborine< anymore: It is already sold
(given into good hands, I think...)
P.S. On this way thanks to WILDER GONZALES AGREDA, who - on my question for
German 4AD-Fans and good Cocteau Twin-CDs, has sent me a list of CDs he
recommended me to buy. My statement >being new to the list< means not >new
to the world of records and CDs<, but, well... - I am always happy in
receiving inspiration how to spend my money... ;-)
...And take upon s the mystery of things / as if we were Gods spies...
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 12:59:21 -0600
I'm pruning my CD collection for the new year, and seeking loving homes for
these items, offered first to my beloved fellow listmembers. Most of these
are in fact thislisty from an expansive state of mind:
Crash Worship - Espontaneo! - min bid $7
Live album from tribal industrialists. Light a bonfire and you're there.
Crash Worship - Asesinos (hole punch promo) - min bid $5
Early workouts 87-89
Lida Husik/Beaumont Hannant - Evening at the Grange EP - min bid $3
Suburban Suzanne Vega-ish electro-pop with a techno/IDM edge.
Husikesque - Green Blue Fire - min bid $7
Duo take on Trip-hop.
Little Annie - Short, Sweet and Dread - min bid $5
Coil/Wolfgang Press song stylist meets the On-U Sound crew.
Sonic Youth - Confusion is Sex (1st reissue on SST) - min bid $7
Early skronk, Branca on a bad-hair day album.
Sonic Youth - Bad Moon Rising (Blast First import) - min bid $7
Actual songs amidst the detunage, with added single tracks.
V/A - Music from the Morning of the World - min bid $5
Seminal Nonesuch Explorer Balinese gamelan sampler from late-60s.
V/A - Bali - min bid $5
Another Daniel Lewiston travelogue to Bali, this one from '89.
Werdi Sentana - Jegog: Bamboo Gamelan of Bali - min bid $5
Pentatonic gamelan on deeply resonant bamboo instruments.
If interested in any of these titles, respond direct to firstname.lastname@example.org
Shipping will be $2 for any size order. CD's will go to first bidder
unless overbid, or another offers to buy several items.
Darryl Roy email@example.com Houston, TX
David Cronenberg, on being hailed as "the King of Venereal Horror":
"It's a small field, Venereal Horror, but at least I'm king of it."
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 12:23:02 -0800
For the person that missed the song by Curve, it was in the very
BUT, for this person here--What was the song??? I'm not Curve
illiterate but I don't recognize it. Someone pls help me out with the
BTW, I do have "Pink Girl..." the vinyl (yuk) single but can't get to it
to play it. Big questions: has Curve released this on CD and have
there been more releases since?
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 15:23:14 EST
On Mon, 13 Jan 1997 14:52:19 PST Tom Weibrecht
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 17:19:22 -0500
In a message dated 97-01-14 13:53:30 EST, you write:
<< The Tarnation single was reviewed in NME last week (issue dated 11.1)
so I would presume it is some time soon. >>
Was it a good review?
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 15:53:43 -0800
Dec 24, 96 04:34:22 pm
I know you sent this message a long time ago, but if you still have the
pixies "monkey gone to heaven single, I'd like to buy it.
p.s. please mail me back at firstname.lastname@example.org, not at this address.
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 1997 02:48:45 GMT
On Tue, 14 Jan 1997 01:59:09 EST, Matthew T DeBellis said something like:
> speaking of the Muses, can someone give me info on the song "Matter of
> Degrees" on the Matter of degreese soundtrack? The song is rad...it
> sounds like it could have been an older song re-recorded.....
I read that it was an early version of "Backroads" (from Red Heaven)
recorded before Tanya had left.
-- Inconsiderate Bitch
In all thy humours, whether grave or mellow,
Thou'rt such a touchy, testy, pleasant fellow;
Hast so much wit, and mirth, and spleen about thee,
There is no living with thee, nor without thee.