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Re: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Post by Colin » Sat Jan 07, 2012 14:34

Tomb wrote:
Trev wrote:I loved the early POPBAH stuff and those shows back then were AMAZING.

I thought the first record was pretty good (if a little too glossy). 'Belong' lost me, more gloss, less pop. But I still like the band - hoping their next one will be a return to form!
Haven't been on these forums for ages but I have to agree with Trev on the above. 90% of Belong left me cold. I cannot even remember the name of the track on it I liked! But that said I play most of the older stuff to death still.

And keep posting Kip! I still like to know what you are up too despite being out of the loop these days......
For what it's worth, Belong took a few listens to click with me but I love it just as much as the first record now. Sometimes I miss the sound of the first EP with the pounding (but tinny) drums but I accept that bands have to move on. The important thing is where they move on to, and I think POBPAH have gone in a pretty cool direction.

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Re: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Post by Tomb » Sat Jan 07, 2012 21:06

That's where we differ mate.

Mind you I have never been a great fan of Flood and Alan Mulder's production so with someone else at the helm in may would have grabbed me more. That said I await their next move with interest!

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Re: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Post by Rocker » Mon Jan 09, 2012 16:42

Yeah keep posting Kip!

If "Belong" is their "Give Em Enough Rope" I look forward to "London Calling" and "Sandinista"!

Or, equally, substitute "Bizarro" and I look forward to "Seamonsters"
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Re: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Post by kits » Tue Jan 17, 2012 03:05

Hello! I just wanna say that i'm fairly excited that i'm gonna see them next month. It's finally happening and i hope they put on a good show. Cheers!
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Re: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Post by Trev » Wed Feb 29, 2012 22:43

4 years ago TODAY we (Lostmusic, remember that?) put on our best ever show. It was The Pains of Being Pure At Heart at the Buffalo Bar. How the time flies.
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Re: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Post by timahall » Wed Feb 29, 2012 22:55

Trev wrote:4 years ago TODAY we (Lostmusic, remember that?) put on our best ever show. It was The Pains of Being Pure At Heart at the Buffalo Bar. How the time flies.
I know. Whatever happened to them guys? ;)

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Re: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Post by Colin » Thu Mar 01, 2012 09:55

I've noticed they're playing a gig in London shortly. Is that going to be a one off or does anyone know if they'll do other UK dates?

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Re: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Post by darvé » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:37

Colin wrote:I've noticed they're playing a gig in London shortly. Is that going to be a one off or does anyone know if they'll do other UK dates?
It's a one off it seems, looks like it's just a stopover on their way back from the far east.. Shame those dates weren't this time next month as i'll be over there then, but there you go.

4 years since that first tour? Doesnt seem that long ago at all.. I only did the 2 London dates, but what amazing nights they both were. They'd really hit their stride by the time the Buffalo Bar one came round.
and that snare drum, that drum roll
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Re: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Post by Murray » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:57

davo wrote:4 years since that first tour? Doesnt seem that long ago at all.. I only did the 2 London dates, but what amazing nights they both were. They'd really hit their stride by the time the Buffalo Bar one came round.
Yeah, that was a bloody grrreat gig (apart from Strawberry Story who redefined the term 'surplus to requirements'). I think the George Wahington's Penis gig at the same venue might just pip it in terms of awesomeness, but they are definitely the best two shows by them that I've seen (or will ever see).

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Re: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Post by Tomb » Thu Mar 01, 2012 13:21

Trev wrote:4 years ago TODAY we (Lostmusic, remember that?) put on our best ever show. It was The Pains of Being Pure At Heart at the Buffalo Bar. How the time flies.
That was a great night that. Hillfields, Strawberry Story, Manhattan Love Suicides and POBAH. And a free Cloudberry CD!

What ever happened to Savo eh?

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Re: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Post by Trev » Thu Mar 01, 2012 13:25

Tomb wrote:And a free Cloudberry CD!
Hard to imagine now, as Roque blanks me and has unfriended me on facebook!
Tomb wrote:What ever happened to Savo eh?

Babies & Mortgages at a guess.
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Re: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Post by StKip » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:35

[Please pardon the Spam-ish Omelette nature of this post]

Dear Friends,

This is our last show of tour, so let's party!

London - Islington Academy
Thursday, March 8

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Trailer Trash Tracy's
Evans The Death

I hope to see some familiar faces there.

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Re: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Post by Trev » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:57

Gah, got a ticket to see Jon Spencer Blues Explosion that night.

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Re: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Post by bocken » Fri Mar 16, 2012 14:15

Amazing tour video here:


(This should probably go in a thread about watching endless timelapse videos of American highways, seeing as the band are barely in it)

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Re: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Post by posed_by_models » Fri Sep 07, 2012 19:21

Nobody has posted about their Magnetic Fields cover or upcoming tour yet I see.

I have nothing much further to add to that other than I really like their take on Jeremy, though imagine those unimpressed by 'Beyond' won't be particularly thrilled with it, and that I will be at the Manchester show with the proverbial jangly bells on.

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Re: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Post by Trev » Sat Sep 08, 2012 14:31

http://fyeahthepainsofbeing.tumblr.com/ ... art-jeremy

I think this a 100 times better than anything on 'belong'. Still not a patch on their early stuff, though.
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Re: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Post by crystalball » Sun Sep 09, 2012 22:23

Kip's voice sounds really different on that.

Also: MY LIFE IS WRONG!

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Re: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Post by indiansummer » Sun Sep 09, 2012 22:30

crystalball wrote:Kip's voice sounds really different on that.
i thought that! bit odd
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Re: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Post by StKip » Tue Sep 25, 2012 16:36

Just dropping by to let you know we have a few dates coming up in the part of the world where most of the people on this list live. Apologies if it seems unseemly, spammy or incites a reaction of "why do you occasionally post in the Pains thread on Anorak? You Jerk!" All valid critiques--

October 14 - Glasgow, Oran Mor
The Glasgow gig will be special. Aside from the fact that we rip off about 13 bands that hail from that city, "The Orchids" will be playing with us. This is actually not the first time we've shared a stage with them - at NYC POPFEST 2008 we were lucky enough to be on the same bill, but still - getting to do this show together in their hometown should be extra good.

October 15 - Manchester, Ruby Lounge

I'm not sure what constitutes my favorite Pains gig ever. It might have been a Buffalo Bar show in london (anyone remember the "george washington's penis" show?), but it also might have been at the Chorlton Irish Center in Manchester on Morrissey's Birthday (of course!). There is often a direct correlation to how poorly ventilated, overheated and foul smelling a gig is and the exuberant, sweat-soaked joy of the event. The Chorlton Irish Center was very conducive to both. Hopefully The Ruby Lounge will be the same.

October 16 - London, DIngwalls

The highlight of our last London show was playing/drinking alcoholic ginger beer with Evans the Death. We don't have CRABBIES in America, it seemed like a good idea. Were we misfit teenage girls? Dead eyed husbands, vehemently supporting a third tier football team with a checkered reputation? We're not sure what the cultural significance of that act was, it just tasted really, really good. But the next morning, well... We have a few new songs that we hope to play. Hatchem Social will be with us as well.

If you live somewhere else in Europe, we'll be bringing a great noisy pop band called FLOWERS with us for some of the dates, for the rest the band will be Blanche Hudson Weekend (ex Manhattan Love Suicides).

And if the above is too wordy, nerdy or turdy - tour dates are listed succinctly here:

http://www.thepainsofbeingpureatheart.com/tour/

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Re: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Post by richpassivity » Tue Sep 25, 2012 16:51

FLOWERS are great!
One thing that we've known from the start
Deep down inside, we're punk rockers at heart

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