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28 Sep 2006 02:40 PM
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I like the Director album, but it gets samey. I f**king hate Red Organ Serpent Sound. Scumbags.
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28 Sep 2006 10:45 PM
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i checked out the things after being recommended before and i thought they were great live, but didn't have any songs. i suppose every band has to have one great song
the things had a brilliant demo out a couple of years ago. it had 3 very different and very good songs, any one of which would have made a great single. it was better than anything on their official recordings. unfortunately they've since dropped their more interesting songs for a new direction. last time i saw them (and i hate to sound like a teeny bopper) all their songs sounded the same. one big mass of distortion with pauses. that said 'psycho lover ' is a good song.
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29 Sep 2006 06:05 AM
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I f**king hate Red Organ Serpent Sound. Scumbags.
Enlighten us as to why? I know 2 of the guys, and they are gentlemen. PQ
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29 Sep 2006 07:37 AM
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Originally posted by markyedison last time i saw them (and i hate to sound like a teeny bopper) all their songs sounded the same. one big mass of distortion with pauses.
Don't forget the "monster mash" synth in the background of every song.
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29 Sep 2006 08:05 AM
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i checked out the things after being recommended before and i thought they were great live, but didn't have any songs. i suppose every band has to have one great song
the things had a brilliant demo out a couple of years ago. it had 3 very different and very good songs, any one of which would have made a great single. it was better than anything on their official recordings. unfortunately they've since dropped their more interesting songs for a new direction. last time i saw them (and i hate to sound like a teeny bopper) all their songs sounded the same. one big mass of distortion with pauses. that said 'psycho lover ' is a good song.
I really like what The Things are doing. There's no other Irish band quite like them. They are completley underated (imo) but they are the type of band that you will either love or hate - they will only ever have a cult following. Demon Stomp - brilliant song.
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29 Sep 2006 08:26 AM
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I f**king hate Red Organ Serpent Sound. Scumbags.
Enlighten us as to why? I know 2 of the guys, and they are gentlemen. PQ
this post will probably just get deleted... the lead singer is a w**ker. I love The Things though.
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29 Sep 2006 08:27 AM
aye Demon Stomp is a great tune,and Psycho Lover wasnt half bad either. Think they are way better now than a few years ago
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29 Sep 2006 09:07 AM
Here does anyone here speak Dutch...??? (THink it's Dutch....) http://sloes.web-log.nl/ Dublin staat deze week in het teken van het Fringe Festival, een kunst-, theater- en muziekfestival. Er zijn iets van honderd optredens op diverse locaties. In George's Dock hebben ze de Spiegeltent neergezet (zo'n ronde, kitscherige, ouderwetse tent die ze op Lowlands ook gebruiken als perstent), waar ook optredens zijn. Gisterenavond speelden daar drie bandjes en dus ben ik even gaan kijken met mijn collega Gerdine. De eerste band heette Stagger Lee en was een soort kruising tussen Patti Smith en The Pretenders. Klonk goed en met name de zangeres was erg goed bezig. Als tweede speelden The Things. Ze worden hier de Dublinse Cramps genoemd en dat is ook niet voor niets. De zanger zag eruit als een jongere, iets dikkere Lux Interior en de muziek rockte lekker creepy door. Je kunt ze overigens beluisteren op hun MySpace-pagina (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=3529301). En als derde speelde Pete Pamf & His Band. Na twee rockende bandjes kregen we ineens funk. En nogal vage funk ook nog. Na een paar nummers, mede omdat het intussen al bijna 1 uur was, maar weggegaan.
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29 Sep 2006 09:12 AM
i speak flemish but on point of principle im not going to translate Dutch. damn splitters. lets just sum it up to say they think you have good Klonk dromed, but youre zanger zag leaves room for improvement.
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29 Sep 2006 09:16 AM
Dromed, I happen to think yer zanger zag is yer best fetaure!
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29 Sep 2006 09:20 AM
From free online translator. Dublin stands this week in the sign of the Fringe Festival, an art, theater and music festival. There are something of hundred actions on various locations. In Georges Dock have they the mirror tent neergezet (such round, kitscherige, old-fashioned tent that they on Lowlands also use as press tent), where also actions are. a,. Last night that three ties played and thus I want to go look just with my colleague Gerdine. The first tie was named Borrow Stagger and was a kind of crossing between Patti Smith and The Pretenders. Sounded good and with name the singer was very good busy. If The Things second played. They are named here the Dublinse Cramps and is that also not for nothing. The singer saw through from it as a younger, something thicker Lux Interior and the music rockte delicious creepy. You can listen to they otherwise on their MySpace-page And as third Cap Pamf played & His Tie. After two rockende ties, we got all at once funk. And rather vague funk also yet. After a few numbers, also because it in the meantime already almost 1 hour was, but gone away
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29 Sep 2006 09:24 AM
just heard "misery river" f**king quality, love the bass line, real moody. great tune
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29 Sep 2006 09:26 AM
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Is it just me or have people tended to go a bit overboard with 'Towers And Clouds' by The Immediate? I do like it but some reviews have called it one of the best Irish debuts in recent years. Plenty of good Irish acts around that haven't been mentioned in this thread..... - The Chapters - Dry County - The Flaws - Jenny Lindfors - The Prescriptions
Good to see Dry County get a mention. one of my favourite acts going. I think generally, it is some of the more lo-fi acts in the country that are grabbing my attention, the likes of The Terribles & The Hollows & Si Schroeder I suppose if he qualifies in that category Other than that, think Crayonsmith, Redneck Manifeston, Dudley Corporation are 3 of the best we have, and I can't wait to hear more Cap Pas Cap.
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29 Sep 2006 09:31 AM
Think i said it somewhere else, and ill rant on about him any chance i get, but The Mighty Stef. Brilliant.
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29 Sep 2006 09:31 AM
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just heard "misery river" f**king quality, love the bass line, real moody. great tune
Tis indeed...that tune sends shivers through me.
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29 Sep 2006 09:56 AM
Yeah, Misery River is so quality. Probably one of my favourite songs this year. Can you get it on any non-digital format?
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29 Sep 2006 09:57 AM
Sickboy have produced an absolute cracker of a single in the A tune. Its on their myspace site http://www.myspace.com/sickboyofficial and I would recommend people having a listen to it. I haven't seen them live yet but I am looking forward to it. And as for all the other Irish bands out there, good luck with it, its a jungle out there!!
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29 Sep 2006 10:26 AM
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Sickboy have produced an absolute cracker of a single in the A tune. Its on their myspace site http://www.myspace.com/sickboyofficial and I would recommend people having a listen to it. I haven't seen them live yet but I am looking forward to it. And as for all the other Irish bands out there, good luck with it, its a jungle out there!!
Sickboy - legend, legend band - cracking tunes. Seem to get a bit shafted re: their sound sometimes but generally put on a really good gig - defo ones to go see at HWCH this year.
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29 Sep 2006 10:30 AM
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Yeah, Misery River is so quality. Probably one of my favourite songs this year. Can you get it on any non-digital format?
Hi Una, Afraid not - we'll be bringing out a single in the new year but it won't be Misery - holding on to that for the album!
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29 Sep 2006 11:18 AM
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Yeah, Misery River is so quality. Probably one of my favourite songs this year. Can you get it on any non-digital format?
Hi Una, Afraid not - we'll be bringing out a single in the new year but it won't be Misery - holding on to that for the album!
Misery River? Any relation to Misery is the River of the World by Tom Waits?
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