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Re: shoegaze

Post by indiansummer » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:47 am

Some folk on an Everton forum are waxing uber-lyrical about a band called The Drop Nineteens, who i'd not heard of before. Apparently they're now on Spotify (but that means nowt to me really).

Anyway - any good?
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Re: shoegaze

Post by a layer of chips » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:57 am

They were alright. Not really my cup of tea, but they were the sort of standard bearers of what the Americans called 'dreampop' for a while.

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Re: shoegaze

Post by indiansummer » Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:00 am

a layer of chips wrote:They were alright. Not really my cup of tea, but they were the sort of standard bearers of what the Americans called 'dreampop' for a while.
Ok, cool. The edges of slowcore, shoegaze and dreampop tend to blur a bit for me. Sometimes. I'll give em a try later though.

Incidentally i saw a band called Banjo Or Freakout (crap name) supporting Times New Viking, and quite a bit of their set put me in mind of what i'd call dreampop. They were pretty darn good too.
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Re: shoegaze

Post by andyroo » Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:08 am

I had a Drop Nineteens record, called, predictably enough, Wynona. It was all right. Like the Blake Babies if they cranked the distortion and lowered the vocals in the mix. Actually one of the Blake Babies might have been in them?
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Re: shoegaze

Post by Trev » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:37 pm

indiansummer wrote:Incidentally i saw a band called Banjo Or Freakout (crap name) .
I really like what I have heard by this lot thus far. :-)
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Re: shoegaze

Post by indiansummer » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:53 pm

They were really good live!

The name wasn't.
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Re: shoegaze

Post by andyroo » Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:39 pm

Where's the 'neither of the above' box?

They might well have been brilliant, but God what a horrible name.
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Re: shoegaze

Post by a layer of chips » Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:35 pm

I see Chapterhouse have reformed. Scary.

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Re: shoegaze

Post by a layer of chips » Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:02 pm

Dale Winton played 'Unfamiliar' by Ride on his Radio 2 show yesterday. That was a bit strange.

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Re: shoegaze

Post by lilialien » Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:16 pm

a layer of chips wrote:I see Chapterhouse have reformed. Scary.
they haven't reformed! they're just playing a few gigs.... they won't be recording anything new.
saw them last week- it was perfect.

seeing them in Japan, too. eeeeh!

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Re: shoegaze

Post by andyroo » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:05 am

I was listening to a bit of Ride on the train this morning, for the first time in about (ouch!) fifteen years.

Today Forever is bloody brilliant. A short, sharp statement of a band at the absolute peak of their powers.
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Re: shoegaze

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:10 am

I was reading the other day that it's now over twenty years since 'Nowhere' was released. That's enought to make me want to buy a new pair of slippers.

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Re: shoegaze

Post by morning chorus » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:10 pm

a layer of chips wrote:I was reading the other day that it's now over twenty years since 'Nowhere' was released. That's enought to make me want to buy a new pair of slippers.
was it really released in early 1990?...

four brilliant four song eps and one brilliant eight song album... a legendary year and a half... artwork fantastic... five 12" records to still ogle over...

...that was what music was about

EDIT -

ride ep - jan 1990
play ep - apr 1990
fall ep - sep 1990
nowhere lp - oct1990
today forever ep - mar 1991

i can even feel the dates as i type...

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Re: shoegaze

Post by indiansummer » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:20 pm

i still think Going Blank Again has its fair share of moments too.

Although Leave Them All Behind goes on a bit, like.
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Re: shoegaze

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:26 pm

The first two albums and the first six eps left me speechless. They were amazing.

Ride were one of my favourite bands ever.

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Re: shoegaze

Post by andyroo » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:33 am

When listening to Today Forever I was just thinking of that fucking ace gig I went to in July '91. Ratcat, Ride, Falling Joys and Clouds. None of the other names'll mean much to you, but hey.

1991 was the best year of music ever. Or at least it was until Morrissey called off his tour. And my girlfriend left me. Then it was the worst year of years ever.
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Re: shoegaze

Post by a layer of chips » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:43 am

Ah! I used to know someone whose wife/girlfriend was in Clouds.

Look at me with my claim to fame.

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Re: shoegaze

Post by gofelt » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:44 am

I fall in love with a new band/new album almost every other week. A friend sent me this, yesterday:


I don't know anything about Ceremony but they are my new crush - anybody else like them?

http://www.myspace.com/ceremonytheband
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Re: shoegaze

Post by shaved head thrills » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:26 am

gofelt wrote:I fall in love with a new band/new album almost every other week. A friend sent me this, yesterday:


I don't know anything about Ceremony but they are my new crush - anybody else like them?

http://www.myspace.com/ceremonytheband
I love Ceremony! Their new record is fantastic!
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