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Lazarus and the Gimp
17-03-2003, 20:24:48
Bought today- the new Throwing Muses album and "Fear yourself" by Daniel Johnston. First album since 1997 for the Muses, first since about 1994 for Johnston. Both great.

In fact the Muses album is brilliant, the heaviest and most accessible album they've ever done- and Tanya Donnelly is back on it.

Lazarus and the Gimp
03-04-2003, 20:37:45
Bumped just to demonstrate to Scabby that some people do post about their latest purchases. Even if no bugger replies.

Scabrous Birdseed
03-04-2003, 20:40:13
Maybe the fact that no-one responds is the reason people aren't posting threads like this?

Lazarus and the Gimp
03-04-2003, 20:56:40
Maybe everyone hates my taste in music. Or maybe they just hate me.

Debaser
03-04-2003, 21:06:08
Probably a combination of the two.

Funkodrom
03-04-2003, 22:25:37
I'm just intimidated by Laz's music knowledge.

Lazarus and the Gimp
04-04-2003, 07:39:54
That's just a polite way of saying "Laz talks about weird stuff and as I've never heard of it I'm wary of commenting in case I inadvertantly diss the greatest work of art of all time and reveal myself as a clueless hick. That said, there's at least a 98% chance that the reason it's so obscure is that it's basically shit."

Vincent
04-04-2003, 08:04:27
I bought the new DAF CD and it's quite good

Lazarus and the Gimp
04-04-2003, 13:12:16
Wow. They're still going?

Are they still on Mute?

Funkodrom
04-04-2003, 13:14:02
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
That's just a polite way of saying "Laz talks about weird stuff and as I've never heard of it I'm wary of commenting in case I inadvertantly diss the greatest work of art of all time and reveal myself as a clueless hick. That said, there's at least a 98% chance that the reason it's so obscure is that it's basically shit."

Not really, I was being sarcastic. :D

Lazarus and the Gimp
04-04-2003, 14:42:41
I'm prepared to admit that I buy a lot of stuff considered unlistenable by most things with ears.

Funkodrom
04-04-2003, 14:44:38
I want to hear stuff that people consider to be unlistenable. A lot of it turns out to be really disappointingly listenable though.

protein
04-04-2003, 14:45:32
I want to meet the things without ears.

Funkodrom
04-04-2003, 15:39:32
Can we write a song about them? I wrote some spooky riffs yesterday.

Eklektikos
08-04-2003, 14:16:56
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Bought today- the new Throwing Muses album and "Fear yourself" by Daniel Johnston. First album since 1997 for the Muses, first since about 1994 for Johnston. Both great.

In fact the Muses album is brilliant, the heaviest and most accessible album they've ever done- and Tanya Donnelly is back on it.
You sure about Tanya Donelly being back in? As far as I know she's not on the album and she certainly wasn't on stage with them at their Astoria gig a couple of weeks ago. Nevertheless, brilliant record, brilliant band. Can't believe I had never really listened to them until this year :eek:

Debaser
08-04-2003, 14:28:53
She's definately on the album, though not as a full member of the band.

The Muses website says "Personnel on the Muses record, titled "Throwing Muses" (FYI, the first Muses record was technically untitled) includes Kristin, David and Bernard with a special visit from Tanya (Donelly) who supplied backing vocals on several songs. The recordings rock -- 12 tracks in all."

Eklektikos
08-04-2003, 14:31:09
Damn, I never noticed that. :o
Must listen to it a bit more closely next time .

paiktis22
15-04-2003, 16:12:04
Can you imagine? They didn't have The Donnas. I had to go to another music store to buy them, so I didn't and I bought the new Throwing Muses album (the two bands are of course not comparable).

I'm in the proccess of listing the album, I'm on the third song and I find the songs sympathetic. Which usually constitutes the starting point for utterly loving them after some more listening.

Definitely my kind of "sound" at the present time. (It is amazing how corny one can sound when speaking in a foreign language and can't use/don't know the equivalant of "hip" terms of its own indigenous language).

paiktis22
15-04-2003, 16:26:25
I was in a bit of wondering wether I should buy the Madrugada (sp?) or just raid the Jesus and Mary Chain section where they had it all cheap.

BTW is it any amazement why MP3 sharing is up to the roof?


How much does the CDs cost where you live?

Around here they're from 18 to 23 euros.

Just a year or so ago they were at 5.000 drachmas which is considerably less than 18 euros.
They see an "opportunity" (some disfocus of consumers due to the difference in valuations between euros and drachmas) they jump on it the fuckers.

Funkodrom
15-04-2003, 16:28:00
Most normal CDs are between 10 and 16. A standard new release would probably be 12 or 14 which is probably about the same.

I normally try and get them when they are reduced.

Foetus
24-04-2003, 21:03:42
Originally posted by Vincent
I bought the new DAF CD and it's quite good

By DAF, do you mean Deutch-Amerikanische Freundschaft? I used to like them, but the only album I have of theirs isn't particularly wonderful.