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Re: You can never be too pure: a Sebadoh thread

Post by Nicole Diver » Sat Aug 13, 2011 14:03

indiansummer wrote:
Nicole Diver wrote:Is anyone going to the Sebadoh reunion shows? I have a spare ticket for the Manchester show if anyone wants to make me an offer for it?
i'm going to the manchester show!

went to the last tour in 2008 and they were great, although by the time they played out they'd clearly all fallen out with eric gaffney again

still, always a pleasure to see lou and jake

hooray!
Yay! I'm well excited, I've never seen them live. I had a ticket to see them in Gloucester in about 1997, but none of my friends wanted to go and my mum wouldn't let me go on my own :(

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Re: You can never be too pure: a Sebadoh thread

Post by indiansummer » Sat Aug 13, 2011 17:06

you're in for a treat. they're touring the Bakesale/Harmacy reissues, aren't they? Lou'n'Jake songs galore. huzzah
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Re: You can never be too pure: a Sebadoh thread

Post by Peakoe » Sat Aug 13, 2011 17:20

I'm going to the electric ballroom show, pretty excited!

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Re: You can never be too pure: a Sebadoh thread

Post by sideponytail » Mon Aug 15, 2011 01:30

indiansummer wrote:you're in for a treat. they're touring the Bakesale/Harmacy reissues, aren't they? Lou'n'Jake songs galore. huzzah
I saw them touring to promote the Bakesale/Harmacy reissues earlier this year and it was fantastic -- one of the best shows I've been to in recent memory. Lou is always a pleasure to see live & Jason was awesome as well.

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Re: You can never be too pure: a Sebadoh thread

Post by Andy GI » Tue Aug 16, 2011 15:03

Will be seeing them for the first time in Manchester.

I like The Sebadoh, but then I have a tendency to stick with the first full length I click with a band on, though the rest are great. I have Weed Forestin' on LP but that takes a little more work to enjoy.

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Re: You can never be too pure: a Sebadoh thread

Post by Nicole Diver » Wed Aug 24, 2011 13:45

That was wonderful last night! Very noisy and an excellent set choice! Yay!

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Re: You can never be too pure: a Sebadoh thread

Post by indiansummer » Wed Aug 24, 2011 13:55

certainly was! LOU N JAKE 4EVA

or something
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Re: You can never be too pure: a Sebadoh thread

Post by bullyhuff » Wed Jun 13, 2012 16:58

Wow, I never knew about this and consider myself a fan. Thanks for that! Was Flame a big hit in the UK?

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Re: You can never be too pure: a Sebadoh thread

Post by Ian :| » Wed Jun 13, 2012 23:08

Paquito wrote:I remember seeing 'em at the infamous Courtney 'n' Cocaine Reading Festival gig around this period - it was a shattering performance, mainly because I was in love with Bakesale and here they (well, mainly an off his face Lou Barlow) were butchering these songs that I was so in love with.
i saw them at a gig just after the reading gig and lou expained on stage how he felt ashamed about all of his actions that day apart from when he was high he unplugged the PA while Rocket From The Crypt were on, he seemed pretty proud of that.

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Re: You can never be too pure: a Sebadoh thread

Post by Ian :| » Wed Jun 13, 2012 23:17

bullyhuff wrote:
Wow, I never knew about this and consider myself a fan. Thanks for that! Was Flame a big hit in the UK?
i think it was their biggest selling single here but i wouldn't call it a big hit. it was the best thing that was on TOTP around that time though

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Re: You can never be too pure: a Sebadoh thread

Post by linus » Thu Jun 14, 2012 03:31

'flame' got to number 30 in the great british hit parade

it was one of those singles that came in a two part cd-single affair, I think, practically every single came out like that then, it was a fricking nuisance- I also remember being sent a postcard as I was on the domino mailing list (do you remember when viral marketing meant sending chumps a postcard and releasing a song on multiple formats? it seems so innocent somehow now)

I used to get so many of those useless fucking postcards... have you seen the artwork to the sebadoh flame single? it's hardly a 'framer', some dude (lou?) with his back to the camera wearing a hat all out of focus... it was very orange and brown... I'm sure it meant something to somebody (lou barlow? deirdre?)

I think there was also 'a thing' (let's call it a buzz) about "come on, you speccy bastards, buy the two cd-singles and the limited edition seven inch in the week of release and let's get sebadoh on 'top of the pops'", I was a shill in domino's pocket, I have to admit... well, we got sebadoh on top of the pops but what was the fucking point in that? one appearance and it fell out of the charts, this is the first time I've seen it, if I'd seen it then I'd have been a little embarrassed, I was always embarrassed when indie bands got on top of the pops, it was like real people singing in shopping centre's on 'barrymore's people', I always imagined real people with real lives pointing at the telly and laughing before waving a fist at their children and warning them 'don't end up weird, you'll not get on top of the pops, people will just think you're a pedophile' with the kids going 'I'm not going to, I'm not bloody stupid, I want to grow up to be one of shanks and bigfoot or phats and smalls, I'm not daft'

was that the level of ambition indie bands had back then? let's rub shoulders with lou bega

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Re: You can never be too pure: a Sebadoh thread

Post by indiansummer » Thu Jun 14, 2012 15:54

i think the idea was always supposed to be that Sebadoh could be huge though, wasn't it? Domino and Sub Pop both seemed to think so. it was never gonna happen though

Sebadoh appearing on totp could actually have appeared as a 'several years on' coda to Our Band Could Be Your Life... it was all very well winning the indie wars, but for what?

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Re: You can never be too pure: a Sebadoh thread

Post by photojonny » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:44

bullyhuff wrote:
Wow, I never knew about this and consider myself a fan. Thanks for that! Was Flame a big hit in the UK?
Think it was more that it was Janaury, a month where there's not many big releases out so it got a higher chart placing than usual. TOTP was also trying to be "indie" at that point and encouraged bands to play live etc
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Re: You can never be too pure: a Sebadoh thread

Post by bullyhuff » Fri Jun 15, 2012 18:59

I'm still amazed that Folk Implosion's "Natural One" was such a hit. Granted it's a catchy melody, I thought Lou's written better songs prior to and after that one. I wonder if it had more to do with KIDS being a controversial film?

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Re: You can never be too pure: a Sebadoh thread

Post by linus » Fri Jun 15, 2012 19:50

I wonder if the UNKLE remix had anything to with it, I used to get so excited over UNKLE remixes, what a funny person I was... I really dig that 'Kids' soundtrack LP... 'Daddy Never Understood' never gets old, although I suspect the 'Kids' film itself may well have done...


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Re: You can never be too pure: a Sebadoh thread

Post by indiansummer » Fri Jun 15, 2012 23:54

i got really bored in Kids... always thought the genuinely frightening Bully was the superior Clark film

Natural One works for me, although Free To Go and Pole Position are the choice Folk Implosion cuts for this punter

still love Lou. his songs on the last two Dinosaur lps (particularly Lightning Bulb have been great, and i'm pretty excited about the new Sebadoh effort. apart from anything else it's nice to see Jake in action again. dude can play guitar
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Re: You can never be too pure: a Sebadoh thread

Post by bullyhuff » Mon Jul 23, 2012 20:23

New EP streaming on bandcamp and new album next year! Details and photos here:
http://backstagerider.com/2012/07/23/se ... cs-studio/

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Re: You can never be too pure: a Sebadoh thread

Post by indiansummer » Mon Jul 23, 2012 20:28

YERSE!
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Re: You can never be too pure: a Sebadoh thread

Post by bullyhuff » Tue Jul 24, 2012 15:10

I KNOW! I am digging these songs too. It seems the new Dinosaur Jr. album(s) got the juices flowing again!

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