View Full Version : You do wonder why there's so much info on a band that never recorded anything...

Scabrous Birdseed
19-10-2002, 23:19:28

I love arse-licking.

Scabrous Birdseed
20-10-2002, 00:05:28
I'm currently conducting an AMG experiment. Does the pictured album link on the right-hand-side of the screen always revert to J. J. Cale's 1976 album Troubadour after a certain number of clicks? Early research seems to suggest this, after going through the entire history of black music backwards from Color Me Badd to The Ventures and spending an unhealthy amount of time on compilations of eighties Alt-Rock by bands I'm pretty sure Laz swoons over, a chain starting with XTRMNTR by Primal Scream quite soon ended up in the right decade/degree of commerciality, and finally there it was.

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-10-2002, 08:41:11
If it weren't for Iggy, nobody would give a toss about the Prime Movers.

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-10-2002, 08:54:58
AMG is laughable in places. They badly need some assistance on some of those biographies.

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-10-2002, 08:59:09
Take the entry for John Moore, for example. They've managed to confuse him with another John Moore, causing some bizarre entries on his biog (did this ex-Mary Chain guitarist really work with Pat Boone?), whilst simultaneously overlooking his main band (Revolution 9) completely.

Scabrous Birdseed
20-10-2002, 10:29:19
Au contraire, no-one would care about the Prime Movers if it weren't for Michael Erlewine, who founded AMG!

Scabrous Birdseed
20-10-2002, 10:33:07
I shouldn't rack down on them really, they have helped me find several great bands. Plus it's always good to use it to find what the recieved wisdom is on, say, which Best Of... I should pick.

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-10-2002, 14:37:19
They compile biogs through automated searches, then rely on confused fans putting them right. That's why they managed to create the impression that George Harrison was still working posthumously.

Scabrous Birdseed
20-10-2002, 18:14:46
What they're probably best at is reasonably accurate Discographies. Compare to, say, RollingStone.com and it's quite a relief.

20-10-2002, 19:17:10
Aside from, say, the Squarepusher one.

Lazarus and the Gimp
21-10-2002, 18:29:50
I beg to differ. The discographies are frequently bobbins too.

Scabrous Birdseed
21-10-2002, 20:22:15
I quite like some of the factoids in the Song Reviews. For example, that the highly significant (and important for music in general) practice of putting instrumental versions on the B-side of Jamaican singles came about by accident, and on one of my fav singles too...