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Re: What's Indiepop?

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 16:18
by tonieee
I've just realised there's no Popguns! You can't have an indie-pop compilation without the Popguns. I nominate 'Bye Bye Baby' - their own written song from Snog, not the one that they did that was written by the Bay City Rollers that they did a cover of on Alvin Lives In Leeds, though that's very good too.

Re: What's Indiepop?

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 16:52
by Tomb
tonieee wrote:I've just realised there's no Popguns! You can't have an indie-pop compilation without the Popguns. I nominate 'Bye Bye Baby' - their own written song from Snog, not the one that they did that was written by the Bay City Rollers that they did a cover of on Alvin Lives In Leeds, though that's very good too.
That's a great track although I think Because He Wanted to just edges it. What happened to their proposed comeback? Anyone know?

Re: What's Indiepop?

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 17:38
by alongwalkhome
JamieC wrote:is it wrong that this song makes me feel really sad?
I can't understand a word she's saying aside from the chorus, but I've got this thing w/certain songs that it can be the most innocuous--or even "happy"--lyrics in the world and there's something about the tune or the way it's played or chord progression (I talk from my butt, cuz I'm no musician) that makes me weepy. I keep listening to that Colin Clary (thank you, Squibooty for recommending! I'm addicted...) song "Moped Rally" and though it couldn't be more light and fluffy (or is it?? maybe it's the idea of geek comradery; or just the minor chords?), it keeps making my eyes mist. In fact, maybe that's one way in which my brain has distinguished something as "indiepop."

Re: What's Indiepop?

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 18:06
by philjunebride
JamieC wrote:
No place called home - June Brides
Blimey! Mojo wrote us out of history last month, and here's Anorak trying to do the same again ;-)

Re: What's Indiepop?

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 09:16
by tonieee
Tomb wrote:
tonieee wrote:I've just realised there's no Popguns! You can't have an indie-pop compilation without the Popguns. I nominate 'Bye Bye Baby' - their own written song from Snog, not the one that they did that was written by the Bay City Rollers that they did a cover of on Alvin Lives In Leeds, though that's very good too.
That's a great track although I think Because He Wanted to just edges it.
Yes that song's ace too! Though every song they did is the best song in the world ever, so I can't really choose between them.
Tomb wrote:What happened to their proposed comeback? Anyone know?
I know - I'm still holding my breath waiting for it. They played a few years ago but by the time I found out about it, it had sold out. I e-mailed them and asked if there were any tickets left and they said they were going to play some more shows and that's the last I heard...

Re: What's Indiepop?

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 09:33
by a layer of chips
There's a track on the Northern Portrait ep which sounds exactly the sames as Popgun's 'Landslide', and is therefore ACE.

Re: What's Indiepop?

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 21:28
by RITH
RITH wrote:34. Girls At Our Best! - Getting nowhere fast
35. Wedding Present - Kennedy
36. Dolly Mixture - Will he kiss me tonight?
37. The Softies - It's love
38. Dear Nora - Since you went away
39. Beat Happening - Jamboree
40. Black Tambourine - Throw Aggi off the bridge

No Belle & Sebastian at all?
Of course I meant 'Indian summer', from the album 'Jamboree'. I don't care very much for the song 'Jamboree'.

Re: What's Indiepop?

Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 03:08
by SophieC
RITH wrote:
RITH wrote:34. Girls At Our Best! - Getting nowhere fast
35. Wedding Present - Kennedy
36. Dolly Mixture - Will he kiss me tonight?
37. The Softies - It's love
38. Dear Nora - Since you went away
39. Beat Happening - Jamboree
40. Black Tambourine - Throw Aggi off the bridge

No Belle & Sebastian at all?
Of course I meant 'Indian summer', from the album 'Jamboree'. I don't care very much for the song 'Jamboree'.
right, i'll collate all these when i can be arsed. if anyone wants a CD of it just PM your address. and if i give someone the zip file do they want to host it on their blog our something? that would be cool. anymore suggestions before i permanently etch it with a laser onto a shiny shiny rainbow colour compact music disc?

Re: What's Indiepop?

Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 09:50
by Tomb
and if i give someone the zip file do they want to host it on their blog our something? that would be cool.
I am happy to stick it up on indie mp3.

Re: What's Indiepop?

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 08:55
by Cedric
I think indie pop can be reconised by the generic twee, high pitched vocals.

Re: What's Indiepop?

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 09:50
by wrapyrtroubles
Cedric wrote:I think indie pop can be reconised by the generic twee, high pitched vocals.
no way boyo - what about calvin johnson? he's got the deepest voice in the history of the world!

Re: What's Indiepop?

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 09:54
by Cedric
Point taken.

Re: What's Indiepop?

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 09:55
by wrapyrtroubles
hehe. trying to define indie pop is like trying to catch a rainbow.

Re: What's Indiepop?

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 09:59
by a layer of chips
wrapyrtroubles wrote:hehe. trying to define indie pop is like trying to catch a rainbow trout.
Piece of piss.

Me, yesterday.

Re: What's Indiepop?

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:18
by wrapyrtroubles
what the hell are you doing in that horizontally-and-diagonally striped shirt, sam? i thought you said you preferred vertical stripes? hmm?

Re: What's Indiepop?

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:20
by Cedric
He's switching to our side one green stripe at a time!
Mwahahaha (cliché evil laughter)

Re: What's Indiepop?

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:19
by crystalball
We've got a friend of my brother's staying with us this week and last night he asked me to play him some indiepop so he could see what the hell it's all about (he's a 30-year-old professional musician from Greece who's into black metal). So I played him what I consider to be a wide range of indiepop and he said, "Oh, they all sound the same to me: it's as if someone has asked the Sex Pistols to perform on a cruise liner for a few months". I thought that was brilliant.

Re: What's Indiepop?

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 15:56
by linus
we should totally have made this mix... reading back through this thread I really am a dick, aren't I?

oy!