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Comet Gain

Post by a layer of chips » Thu Oct 18, 2007 15:02

I suspect there are a few Comet Gain fans on here.

This band are super, aren't they? I just found this, which is tremendous.


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Re: Comet Gain

Post by darvé » Thu Oct 18, 2007 15:24

tastyzine wrote:I suspect there are a few Comet Gain fans on here.
Yes
tastyzine wrote:This band are super, aren't they?
Yes
tastyzine wrote: I just found this, which is tremendous.

work blocks youtube, what is it? can we have some sort of artistic description?

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Post by a layer of chips » Thu Oct 18, 2007 15:28

It's the video for 'Strength'.

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Re: Comet Gain

Post by roobee » Thu Oct 18, 2007 15:30

tastyzine wrote:I suspect there are a few Comet Gain fans on here.

This band are super, aren't they? I just found this, which is tremendous.
Oooh yes. That's one of my most favourite tunes. Good work.

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Post by darvé » Thu Oct 18, 2007 15:34

tastyzine wrote:It's the video for 'Strength'.
Ah, wonderful, i havent seen that in years, i'll have a watch of that when i get in.

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Post by Anonymous » Thu Oct 18, 2007 21:00

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I love comet gain
possibly my favourite band
certainly one I'd take a beating for
how many bands can you say that about?

I'm considering a tattoo
signed across my heart
'mister david charlie feck always and forever'

comet gain write songs of angry defiant bitter optimism,
heartbreak and hope hard fought for
comet gain write songs you can dance to
and fall in love (again) to

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and the kids at the club are still sitting in pubs
still looking for love
as if that was enough


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alien soul stylists

comet gain has torn ideals
beware our bitten mouths and fingernails


you can sneer, bitch and ignore
we don't care what you think
but what you need


from comet gain's myspace page back in august:

[font=Times New Roman]okay about time etc the new LP is called 'BROKEN RECORD PRAYERS',yeah not too snappy i know but all jons suggestions had either swearwords or michael jackson references,there will be 20 songs of A and B sides,sessions,new songs,and various 'stuff'including BEAUTIFUL DESPAIR/YOUNG LIONS/YOU CAN HIDE YER LOVE/LOOK AT YOU NOW YR CRYING/TIGHTEN UP/EMOTION PICTURES/BEATNIK/IF YOO EVER WALK OUT../BROTHERS OFF THE BLOCK/JACK NANCE HAIR/HE WALKED BY NITE/ASLEEP ON SNOW/IF I HADDA SOUL/RECORD PRAYER/HARD TIMES/FREEBIRD/INTERSTELLAR OVERDRIVE/PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON/HELTER SKELTER/EBONY AND IVORY/HAMBURGER LADY...okay the last few might not make the cut,it will also have BOOKS OF CALIFORNIA/LOVE WITHOUT LIES which ,funnily enough,is the new single due out soonish on WHATS YOUR RUPTURE records on tasty double a side-i will let you know release dates as soon as i know and the labels will be MILOU and WHATS YER RUP in europe/usa..is that alrite?we also may play some gigs to 'promote' it hink is the word..this stuff but then again maybe we got better things to do like sit on the beach or in the pub or the libraray..anyway other records such as the new new record will be worked on very soon too it went down to 87 new songs fer awhile but now its back up to 105...[/font]

http://www.myspace.com/thecometgain
http://www.killrockstars.com/bands/cometgain/

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Post by darvé » Fri Oct 19, 2007 00:31

I don't know how i can follow Andy's post, but what he said is the troof, pure and simple.

I just wanted to add, doesn't Mr Feck look young in that video.
and that snare drum, that drum roll
means we've got a winner

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Post by stolenwine » Fri Oct 19, 2007 00:55

wow andy, you just summed everything up so beautifully.

i'm not completely obsessed with everything they've done but i do think realistes is a perfect record. there's so much emotion and feeling and LOVE on it. it's been on repeat on my ipod for a week now and it just feels amazing listening to it.

also, i want to marry them all.
tell me how good it is / to wake from a bad dream / and have someone there and I will tell you / how butterfly wings stay dry in the rain
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Post by a layer of chips » Fri Oct 19, 2007 08:45

Realistes is easily in my top 10 albums of all time. You right, Sandy, you can listen to it over and over and it still thrills you.

I'm going to put it on now.

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Post by crystalball » Fri Oct 19, 2007 08:56

They are not my favourite band but I'd love it if they were. Andy, you are lucky!

I saw them live in London, upstairs at the Penny Black in Farringdon, in 1996, when Sarah, Jax and Sam were still in the band. It was my first ever indiepop gig in this country and there were only about 30 people there, despite the relative success of 'Hideaway'. They completely blew me away - it was like going through a carwash or something. They played beautifully and had such energy and passion, you just wanted them to go on forever. I'll never forget that show.

The next time I saw them was in Edinburgh in 1998, as a three-piece, and David was off his head and was hurting himself on stage. That was very sad to watch.

Sandy, you're so right: Réalistes is very special. I'm going to listen to it now!

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Post by a layer of chips » Fri Oct 19, 2007 09:00

crystalball wrote:They are not my favourite band but I'd love it if they were. Andy, you are lucky!

I saw them live in London, upstairs at the Penny Black in Farringdon, in 1996, when Sarah, Jax and Sam were still in the band. It was my first ever indiepop gig in this country and there were only about 30 people there, despite the relative success of 'Hideaway'. They completely blew me away - it was like going through a carwash or something. They played beautifully and had such energy and passion, you just wanted them to go on forever. I'll never forget that show.

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I was at that gig.

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Post by crystalball » Fri Oct 19, 2007 09:02

Shit! Really? I have photos from that somewhere. Heh. Imagine that.

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Post by a layer of chips » Fri Oct 19, 2007 09:09

I had very long hair. Long at the front, anyway. You couldn't see my face.

It was a tremendous night - you're right.

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Post by Anonymous » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:16

I first saw Comet Gain on a bill with The Pastels and Huggy Bear with Bob Stanley dj-ing in Islington- first time I saw Huggy Bear too and the Stephen/Aggi/Katrina line-up

one of the finest nights out of my sorry life ever

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Post by Anonymous » Fri Oct 19, 2007 14:08

is this thread still here?

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Yes!

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Post by stolenwine » Fri Oct 19, 2007 19:15

i remember one new years eve (early 2000, i think) i was in london and comet gain and kicker were playing the track and field new year's eve party. i ended up going to strange fruit instead and i STILL regret not going to see comet gain/kicker. that would've been such a great double bill.
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Post by chimes » Fri Oct 19, 2007 19:32

stolenwine wrote:i remember one new years eve (early 2000, i think) i was in london and comet gain and kicker were playing the track and field new year's eve party. i ended up going to strange fruit instead and i STILL regret not going to see comet gain/kicker. that would've been such a great double bill.
Oi, Stolenwine, what are you up to tonight?
Eh?

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Post by chimes » Sat Oct 20, 2007 16:46

I now no longer, need a reply, or care.
Eh?

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Post by stolenwine » Sat Oct 20, 2007 17:25

i didn't ignore that ON PURPOSE! i just didn't see it until today. my reply wouldn't have been exciting anyway, unless you count bad t.v as exciting.

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