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Post by alongwalkhome » Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:47 am

OK, so Ride are playing a really crappy little bar in Boston next month. What happened?? How did I get so old?? When I saw them back in the early 90s , they packed a huge refectory and Verve opened up and it was truly one of the best gigs I can ever remember. And Mark Gardner and Andy Bell were HOT. Sigh. Should I subject myself to seeing them in a dive dodging beer nuts?

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Post by squirrelboutique » Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:18 am

I saw Mark Gardner at a tiny club in Miami a few summers ago, and he played some Ride stuff and it sounded really good.

I think you should go.

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Post by a layer of chips » Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:15 am

Is that when you told him you loved him?

Is it the original Ride line up? I'm not sure how I feel about this.

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Post by squirrelboutique » Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:05 am

tastyzine wrote:Is that when you told him you loved him?

Is it the original Ride line up? I'm not sure how I feel about this.
No!

I went on and on about Vapour Trail and its B sides though.

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Post by schlump » Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:02 pm

i listened to loveless for the first time in a couple of months, a few nights ago, and was overcome by the sense of profound redundancy that must have become palpable for all the shoegaze bands of the time. oh shoegazers.

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Post by Contravene » Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:13 pm

I interviewed Animal House once, they were a bit pants. Oh how the mighty are fallen.

Its only been these last two or three years when I really got into The Boo Radley's old shoegazery stuff.

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Post by gloom button » Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:16 pm

Speaking of MBV, I got this a while ago

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and I don't really know what to make of it. It's pretty odd, and you can maybe see the tiniest hints of shoegaze, but just doesn't sound like them at all. I'm sure I read something by Kevin Shields one time about how he thought the difference between them and lots of shoegaze bands was that the rest were all singing really softly while MBV were shouting as loud as they could. I kind of like that.
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Post by andyroo » Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:37 pm

gloom button wrote:Speaking of MBV, I got this a while ago

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You massive goth.

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Post by alongwalkhome » Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:52 pm

I'm pretty sure Andy Bell won't bother with Ride anymore seeing as he's used to the insane touring facilities that comes with being w/Oasis, like green-only M&Ms and buxom triplets on his rider.

The only thing holding me back from going to the gig (other than the fact that it's in a bunghole called "Copperfields"<---EEWWW!) is that it's on a Tuesday night. I'm old. And so is Mark Gardner. And maybe I'm best remembering them circa 1992 when our eyes maybe almost met through our matching hair curtains.

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Re: shoegaze

Post by darvé » Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:07 pm

alongwalkhome wrote:OK, so Ride are playing a really crappy little bar in Boston next month. What happened?? How did I get so old?? When I saw them back in the early 90s , they packed a huge refectory and Verve opened up and it was truly one of the best gigs I can ever remember. And Mark Gardner and Andy Bell were HOT. Sigh. Should I subject myself to seeing them in a dive dodging beer nuts?
Yes, that is all, at least if it's shit, theres beer nuts to hunt around for.

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Post by gloom button » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:31 pm

I'm not sure if this is the right thread, but were Catherine Wheel famous? I've just heard a song of theirs for the first time. I like it.
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Post by a layer of chips » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:35 pm

They had a couple of minor hits in this country, which scraped into the Top 50, I believe. They went to America to record their second album and became relatively big over there. But it ruined their sound. They went a bit rock-y.

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Post by a layer of chips » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:38 pm

This makes me go all goosebumpy.


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Post by a layer of chips » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:40 pm

I always thought Moose were really underrated.


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Post by a layer of chips » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:48 pm

And I could rattle on forever about how great The Boo Radleys were around the time they did this:



I'll shut up now.

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Post by a layer of chips » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:50 pm

One more! Of the newer shoegaze-y bands, I really like Alcian Blue:


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Post by a layer of chips » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:52 pm

Then there was the amazing Blind Mr Jones.



Right. I'm off to do some work.

Maybe.

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Post by humblebee » Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:09 pm

tastyzine wrote:They had a couple of minor hits in this country, which scraped into the Top 50, I believe. They went to America to record their second album and became relatively big over there. But it ruined their sound. They went a bit rock-y.
And I seem to remember the singer was a cousin of Bruce Dickinson out of Iron Maiden.

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Post by alongwalkhome » Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:43 pm

Yah, as tasty said, the Catherine Wheel got pretty huge (well, indie huge) here, but I was thankfully still in the UK at the time.

Fucking Miki Berenyi--my ex worshiped her; let's just say I couldn't possibly look less like someone. Lush were excellent, though, eh? Moose were great! Much adored in Leeds, anyway. I read somewhere that the guy from Moose actually coined the phrase "shoegaze" talking about looking at lyrics taped to the stage at his feet. Heh

I was a big Boo Radleys fan and Everything's Alright Forever was in heavy rotation on my turntable in college! "Does This Hurt?" will forever and for always be on my iPod. It's just the most perfectly beautiful song.

I wanted to bonk the leader of Chapterhouse, but they didn't have much going on aside from "Mesmerise." I liked Thousand Yard Stare, Spiritualized, Swervedriver, Telescopes (noisier the better!), and Mercury Rev. I was never much fond of Adorable. I LOVE(D) House of Love to pieces, but they weren't shoegaze, were they? Sorry, I got stuck in Creation mode.

And of course I loved Verve when they were just "Verve" and sounded like this (below). I still think there is a subliminal message in this song to give you an orgasm on command at the part where he's going "Just get in the car and go for a ride..." Jesus, he was sexy and freaky:


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Post by a layer of chips » Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:48 pm

It's about time we mentioned the mighty Slowdive, isn't it?


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