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  • CasperCCC 11 Jun 2008 17:05:41 1,087 posts
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    Great, weren't they? How cool is it that they've reformed and are playing a few London gigs? Even better that I got tickets.

    And how much does it suck when you totally run out of money? Anyone want two tickets for the Roundhouse gig on the 22nd? Face value - 25ea.

    Don't really want to sell, but this month, 50 is much more useful than me to a MBV gig, good though it will be...
  • elredeyegrande 11 Jun 2008 17:10:37 2,382 posts
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    Hmph. They've always been one of those bands that are supposed to be great but I just never understood the appeal. Much better shoegaze-type bands out there IMO.

    I've only heard Loveless though, so maybe that's where I'm going wrong.
  • daithi90 11 Jun 2008 17:14:29 3,283 posts
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    Kevin Shields is from Cavan where I'm from, but I've never got around to listening to them.
  • DocX 11 Jun 2008 17:17:12 1,963 posts
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    I saw them on the Loveless tour & they were bloody awesome. Can't help you out though Casper, I've already got tickets for the Manchester gig.
  • Ginger 11 Jun 2008 17:21:44 6,849 posts
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    ah, yeah - these guys are at bestival - worth catching then?

    London open taekwondo champion

  • elredeyegrande 11 Jun 2008 17:24:57 2,382 posts
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    I'll add that their music would be great live. So yeah, check 'em out.
  • CasperCCC 11 Jun 2008 20:57:32 1,087 posts
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    Ginger wrote:
    ah, yeah - these guys are at bestival - worth catching then?

    Definitely. Saw them a couple of times the first time around (Loveless and the Rollercoaster tour) and they were absolutely superb.

    If you're into the shoegazing, elredeyegrande, then Isn't Anything might be worth a punt. Brilliant album. Slightly less abstract than Loveless. You couldn't ever describe it as 'poppy', but compared to Loveless it's getting there. Basically, it's the album that invented shoegazing - created the whole template.

    (Whereas Loveless was the album that took shoegazing to its logical extreme, making everything that came after it pretty much redundant.)
  • Lexx87 11 Jun 2008 20:59:00 20,863 posts
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    I feel so lame for having no idea what you mean by 'shoegazing'

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • M83J01P97 11 Jun 2008 22:57:30 6,664 posts
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    Without a doubt one of the greatest bands ever and totally underrated, but that's probably a good thing.

    Shoegaze is a genre of music that started in the 80's with bands like The Cocteau Twins, Siouxsie and The Banshees etc... and it was later a big influence on The Stone Roses, Ride, Sonic Youth and more recently Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Sigur Ros etc.

    Basically lots of guitar effects and drones looped over each other into rhythms and with lots of distortion and noise thrown in for good measure. Vocals and beats often get pushed right down in the mix as well so the end result is a very woozy effect.

    Definitely not to everyone's taste, but some of the best bands ever have dabbled in shoegaze at some point in time.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoegaze

    Oh and I'll be seeing MBV later this month as well, can't wait. Loveless is in my opinion one of the most stunning albums ever recorded.
  • deem 11 Jun 2008 22:59:19 31,641 posts
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    rodpad wrote:
    Metal for emos.

    No.
  • M83J01P97 11 Jun 2008 23:06:05 6,664 posts
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    rodpad wrote:
    Metal for emos.

    Bullet For My Valentine and My Bloody Valentine are not the same band you know.
  • Lateralaus 12 Jun 2008 19:13:41 1,091 posts
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    Loved their first song but after the one about the tears i couldnt hack them anymore. loada balls imo now
  • M83J01P97 12 Jun 2008 22:24:11 6,664 posts
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    Lateralaus wrote:
    Loved their first song but after the one about the tears i couldnt hack them anymore. loada balls imo now

    Again... think your thinking of the wrong band...

    MBV haven't done anything for 17 years.
  • estoo 12 Jun 2008 22:35:37 2,826 posts
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    Loveless is a fantastic album, wonder what the record company thought when they first heard the 'unigue' production style...

    Haven't heard any of their other stuff.
  • Deleted user 14 June 2008 19:18:56
    Pre-ordered the remastered albums earlier. :)

    Shame they're not out for a month.
  • M83J01P97 14 Jun 2008 19:59:53 6,664 posts
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    Shame the infamous unreleased EP they did after Loveless didn't see the light of day either.

    Unless of course they are saving the material for a new album...
  • Deleted user 14 June 2008 20:33:25
    M83J01P97 wrote:
    Unless of course they are saving the material for a new album...

    They said last year they're doing another album.
  • M83J01P97 14 Jun 2008 22:01:00 6,664 posts
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    deathgibbon wrote:
    M83J01P97 wrote:
    Unless of course they are saving the material for a new album...

    They said last year they're doing another album.

    They have said every 5 years or so they are doing another album.

    But seeing as they are touring again, it's a lot more likely this time around.

    I just hope they pull a Portishead on us and return with a blinding album.
  • DocX 14 Jun 2008 22:32:43 1,963 posts
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    The new album is supposed to be the one they started recording in 1996. The setlist from the warm up gig says no new material though.
  • M83J01P97 14 Jun 2008 23:30:38 6,664 posts
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    DocX wrote:

    The new album is supposed to be the one they started recording in 1996. The setlist from the warm up gig says no new material though.

    To be honest, I'm kind of glad they are not trying out new material live.
  • Deleted user 16 June 2008 19:30:48
    Boot of the ICA show.

    I'm d/l'ing now, so I don't know what the quality's like yet. :)

    lol @ me downloading a boot before having the albums.
  • CasperCCC 16 Jun 2008 19:38:14 1,087 posts
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    Looks like I've sold the tickets now.

    /slight regret having seen the setlist.

    You Made Me Realise live = fucking awesome.

    Still, Radiohead midweek, so have some compensation.
  • Kostabi 16 Jun 2008 19:41:27 4,932 posts
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    Bah!

    I miss this gig through not knowing about it and then discover I can't get to the Monster Magnet gig on the 24th due to work.

    :(
  • Deleted user 23 June 2008 00:24:29
    Just got back from this - Roundhouse 22/06. Amazing. Free earplugs all round. Didn't use them, until 20 minute white noise outro. Went and stood in the outside bar
    - fucking ridiculous. Funny though - especially for the utterly reverent look on the face of the bloke in the green stripy who came up to us beforehand and asked if we were fans of the band (er, no, mate, think they're shite), before lecturing us on how they're the most important musical act blah blah. Hope your ears bled, you twat.
  • Deleted user 23 June 2008 00:26:22
    Fuck sake Shields! WRITE THE LINER NOTES! The reissues were supposed to be out last week! Now Amazon are saying September. :(
  • elredeyegrande 23 Jun 2008 00:28:43 2,382 posts
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    He's probably whining about his neighbour's music level again. ;)
  • Deleted user 23 June 2008 00:29:10
    Or taking a year to mix a Go Team remix. :)
  • figgis 23 Jun 2008 09:50:36 7,376 posts
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    elredeyegrande wrote:
    He's probably whining about his neighbour's music level again. ;)

    Heh, made me chuckle when I saw that, article.
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