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Neutral Milk Hotel

Discussion in 'General' started by Unclealo, Dec 15, 2004.

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  1. Unclealo

    Unclealo Uncle Alo

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    These guys are deadly. Just got "In an Aeroplane over the sea" and it is mental.
     
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    • billygannon

      billygannon Well-Known Member Contributor

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      Vhat do they sound like?
       
    • Unclealo

      Unclealo Uncle Alo

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      Acousticy folk with mad psycadelic bits thrown in (bag pipes, banjos, musical saws, droney things and lyrics like "I love you Jesus Christ"
       
    • krystal

      krystal New Member

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      try the music tapes. There is some NMH connection (as there is with the olivia tremor control - I think) with them, and they are rather fantastic psychedelic unsaness. Also, very nice cd packaging.
       
    • Wheels

      Wheels Well-Known Member

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      I remember these guys. I taped that song 'everything is' off the Evening Session about 7 years ago, and used to scowl freebird looking for them. I just presumed I'd got the name wrong or something.
       
    • nEiLo

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      Jesus is just alright with me, jesus is just alright, oh yeah
      Jesus is just alright with me, jesus is just alright

      I don’t care what they may say
      I don’t care what they may do
      I don’t care what they may say
      Jesus is just alright, oh yeah
      Jesus is just alright

      Jesus is just alright with me, jesus is just alright, oh yeah
      Jesus is just alright with me, jesus is just alright

      I don’t care what they may know
      I don’t care where they may go
      I don’t care what they may know
      Jesus is just alright, oh yeah

      Jesus, he’s my friend; jesus, he’s my friend
      He took me by the hand; led me far from this land
      Jesus, he’s my friend

      Jesus is just alright with me, jesus is just alright, oh yeah
      Jesus is just alright with me, jesus is just alright

      I don’t care what they may say, I don’t care what they may do
      I don’t care what they may say, jesus is just alright, oh yeah
       
    • photon

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      It's an awesome album. The first track(s), "The King of Carrot Flowers Parts I, II & III", is one of the most amazing pieces of psychedelia I've heard anytime, anywhere, and the rest of the album is nearly as good. I believe Mr and Ms Minka are also huge fans.

      Their other album, "On Avery Album" is also great, if not quite up to the level of "Aeroplane". Still worth checking out, though.

      Paul
       
    • photon

      photon Well-Known Member

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      Er, that's the Doobie Brothers, not the Byrds, right? Or is it a cover?

      Paul
       
    • photon

      photon Well-Known Member

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      Never mind. I checked, and the Doobie Bros' version is indeed a cover of the Byrds song.

      Paul
       
    • minka

      minka New Member

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      ayup, we loves our nmh in our house. and i'm with you on "on avery island" not being quite as good, but still worth a listen.
       
    • hermie

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      two-headed boy is my favourite song on it.was there not another thread like this not too long ago?
       
    • nEiLo

      nEiLo Well-Known Member

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      WATTS WAS WRONG SHOCKER!:D
       
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      • Unclealo

        Unclealo Uncle Alo

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        Pantone was talking about them I think. Pantone knows his shit.
         
      • photon

        photon Well-Known Member

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        Bah. And it is indeed "On Avery Island", not "Album", as Lisa subtly pointed out.

        Not enough coffee today, obviously.

        Paul
         
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        • kevin gallen

          kevin gallen Well-Known Member

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          yay for the elephant 6 collective

          apples in stereo
          beulah
          olivia tremor control
          sunshine fix
          neutral milk hotel

          an indie pop boys dream
           
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          • Unclealo

            Unclealo Uncle Alo

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            Which albums from OTC and Apples in Stereo should I check out?
             
          • photon

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            Dunno if it's their best, but I have "Black Foliage" from Olivia Tremor Control and like it quite a bit. I'm sure someone else who knows them better can give you a more useful recommendation, though.

            Paul
             
          • kevin gallen

            kevin gallen Well-Known Member

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            for the apples "The Discovery of a World Inside the Moone" is my fav also love
            "Her Wallpaper Reverie" . or if ya prefer straight ahead short buzzy guitar songs instead of their normal layered sound check out "velocity of sound".
             
          • jack nance hair

            jack nance hair Active Member

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            Apples - Start at the beginning Fun Trick Noisemaker and Tone Soul Evolution are my favourites. FTM was all recorded on four track, and sounds amazing. Similarly, the album that I listen to most from OTC is Dusk at the Cubist Castle (which I think is their first) - some great psychedelic pop. One of the best gigs I was ever at was Neutral Milk Hotel/Olivia Tremor Control/Music Tapes in Sweden in about '98(?). Everybody was in everyone elses band to the point that it was difficult to understand which band was actually on at any one time.

            I haven't listened to much of the whole Elephant 6 stuff in the last few years, but that Neutral Milk Hotel album is never far from the turntable.
             
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            • stunning

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              I really was praying someone would do an NMilkH song for the Food Hoot.

              King of Carrot Flowers is just incredible and it would have earned double points on the theme...

              Also could work this song into the PLANTS Hoot and/or the ROYALTY Hoot. Hmmm...
               
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