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    2019 albums worth a listen.....

    This sounds cool as fuck. Been on my radar for ages so looking forward to giving it a proper listen and... probably whipping it up on vinyl before it goes out of print. Boomkat have it at a decent price currently.
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    2019 albums worth a listen.....

    New but old stuff from His Name is Alive. Unearthed tape loop collages made when the guy was a teenager.
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    Thread for upcoming reissues of interest

    Sakamoto's [YMO] debut album from 1978 getting reissued on vinyl...
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    What gig did you go to last night?

    Those two boys play with Yumi Hara as The Watts. They tour Japan every November/December doing the Canterbury songbook and niche workshops. It used to be just Hara and Cutler but last year, Hodgkinson joined. Good recent interview here with Cutler with characteristic directness and cutting...
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    What gig did you go to last night?

    Well, I was talking to Tim Hodgkinson and he sort of butted in. Hodgkinson's personality is extremely mild and pleasant, and we'd been having a chat about Peter Greenaway, and I said something like, "there's no audience for interesting stuff like that anymore. Cinema isn't made for adults...
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    What gig did you go to last night?

    Cutler. What a legend. Did you talk to him after? Great man for arguing. Great to see him drumming with Pere Ubu. Would love to see that. He's got that brisk drum manner that's perfect for them.
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    the arcade fire

    Jesus, these guys were always chronic. Insufferable, overwrought, panicky vocals. But that fact may have been compounded by living with this trainee accountant from Limerick around 2006 in beautiful Whitehall that would blast out that egregious Wake Up song every morning for months on end...
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    Thread for upcoming reissues of interest

    Drag City have reissued a few of the later U.S Maple albums. Boomkat had 'Talker' briefly in their sale and I missed it. Damn. Edit: On vinyl, obviously.
  9. Nate Champion

    Bargains 2019

    Fuck. Pity about the Art Ensemble of Chicago.
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    Acts touring that don't come here

    In Whelan's? Paltry audience. Highlight was when he twisted around in front of some punter at the front and knocked the hat off his head! Some time later watching the Jesus Lizard in the old Temple Bar was serious, serious craic. Fuckin' hell. They were on it from the get-go and it seemed like...
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    Acts touring that don't come here

    Right, maybe that was the point.
  12. Nate Champion

    2019 albums worth a listen.....

    'Palm' by Kyoto trio Kukangendai out on Stephen O'Malley's label, or is it Peter Rehlberg's, I'm not sure. Listened to these back months ago, and they didn't grab me. O'Malley dropping the Bastro reference might have been misleading too. But they're playing soon, near me, so I gave them...
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    Acts touring that don't come here

    Thought Flipper were an endurance test of ill-conceived, half-arsed slurry. Couldn't wait for them to finish. It was like enduring some interminable, banal sonic hell. Must check them out again. David Yow should only ever front the Jesus Lizard. Or Scratch Acid. Still I'm curious. Am I?
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    Friday 90s rock video thread

    ZZ Top mix was good, yeah. A lot of it left me cold. But accepted it, because the narrative was finished by that point in the episode. Like Lynch was just using that space to sell the soundtrack. Sort of a shoulder-shrugging element for me. But interesting in terms of a re-do of the original...
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    Friday 90s rock video thread

    Sleezy Pete directed, no? What did you make of the NIN cameo on that groundbreaking episode of Twin Peaks? Worked quite well as a breather from the intensity of it all, I thought. Then lobbed back into that enthralling origin narrative... Yeah, not bad at all. Did hear some criticism in...
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