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godspeed you black emperor

Comment I Made about 6 months ago

I'm pretty excited about this, though it seems from the amount of Constellation stuff in second-hand bins these days that nobody else is.


Kim Gordon

Comment I Made about 6 months ago

Arrived yesterday and read the whole thing in one sitting. Fairly well written, and Kim comes across as having led a pretty interesting life (Sonic Youth aside), she's done lots of things we'd all envy like living in Hawaii, Hong Kong, road trips with Mike Kelley, seeing the Art Ensemble of Chicago, playing with two members of The Static in the dying days of No Wave. This was all before Sonic Youth... the bits I found least interesting were the SY-related anecdotes (the emotion and bitterness are maybe a bit to close). It's light on the drama (the type that feeds gossipy music press), and all the better for it. The 'Is It My Body?' anthology of her writing on arts is pretty good too and I liked it.


godspeed you black emperor

Comment I Made about 6 months ago

They played this at both Melbourne shows, what people on the internet were calling 'Behemoth'. https://soundcloud.com/constellation-records/godspeed-you-black-emperor-peasantry-or-light-inside-of-light-excerpt


Your Recent Vinyl Purchases

Comment I Made about 8 months ago

How do those Pip Proud reissues sound geneclark70? I'm thinking of picking them up, but have the Half a Cow CD already.


Go-Betweens Box Set Due in January

Comment I Made about 11 months ago

Glancing at the tracklisting, it seems that there are tracks on the earlier 2CD reissues that aren't on this, so it won't render them obsolete. CD#1 does have all the tracks on the '78 to '79 Lost Album, except for 'Lee Remick' and 'Karen' which are both on LP#1... however CD#1 here has about ten totally new tracks. CD#2 doesn't have 'Distant Hands', 'Undo What You Did', 'Cracked Wheat', and 'After the Fireworks' from the Lullaby 2CD, but again has about five new tracks plus either live or alternative versions of two 'Don't Let Him Come Back' and 'All About Strength'. CD#3 is a new live set. CD#4 has most of the bonus tracks from the Before Hollywood 2CD and Spring Hill Fair 2CD, but is missing 'Near the Chimney' from the former, and 'Just Right for Him' from the latter. So basically it seems like you still need the last set of 2CD reissues, as well as this new stuff. Should have just done a Triffids and done a 10CD box of unreleased and rare stuff (or at least eight discs of it was) and be done with it.


Go-Betweens Box Set Due in January

Comment I Made about 11 months ago

I'm sold. The book deal is potentially a tad creepy, but it sounds like it's the sort of thing Grant and Robert might have discussed once. There appears to be a fair bit of unreleased stuff on the 4CDs. No 'Very Quick on the Eye' though. Even though Robert Forster is a great writer and yarn spinner, it would be nice to hear from other members of the band in the book.


Primitive Calculators

Comment I Made about 11 months ago

Thanks bubblegum. Yeah the 12'' didn't do anything for me either... reminds me too much of Dark Ambient synth bands (at best, sounds like early Headless Chickens). Looking at the credits on the back cover (recorded at Studio 221 by Ian Davies), I think the Sydney band might have been on the One Stop Shopping triple cassette (but different from the Melbourne band on the New Music compilation). The lead guy Gerard Telemann seems to have some credits to things around the Pedestrian Tapes / Severed Heads etc.


Who's your favourite Japanese band?

Comment I Made about 11 months ago

タコ aka ''Taco'' aka ''Tako'' aka ''Octopus''. Early '80s band, put out one album and one ep, but a 4CD box set of unreleased stuff (from 1981/2) has just come out that is both good and affordable. Some of the folks went on to be in Fushitsusha, Gasineta, Daikyofuroshiki, and other PSF bands. Weird even by the standards of the Japanese underground.


Primitive Calculators

Comment I Made about 11 months ago

Can anyone tell me about The Lunatic Fringe? They've been mentioned in lists of the Little Bands, and were on the New Music 1980 (Innocent) and One Stop Shopping (Terse) comps. I recently found their 12'' EP and thought it would sound like the Primitive Calculators, but it is nothing like it.


Latin/South American/Central American etc music.

Comment I Made about 1 year ago

Seems to be nothing on the internet on this in English, but there are a few leads in Spanish.'Como Cambian Los Tiempos' was recorded by Los Compadres in 1962. It was the second lineup of Lorenzo Hierrezuelo and Reinaldo Hierrezuelo, not the original duo of Lorenzo with Copay Segundo (of later Buena Vista fame). Songwriting credit is to Remberto Bécker Márquez (b. 1910, d. 2012), a Cuban songwriter active since the 1940s. He had his own quartet (Cuartet Bécker), who were well recorded by a Puerto Rican recording company in 1943-44 (nothing on discogs though, but it seems they put out about 8 or 9 discs, probably 78s). He is also credited with the title track on the first Afro-Cuban All Stars album ('A Todo Cuba Le Gusta'), and Ray Baretto covered one of his songs ('Prestame Tu Mujer' / 'Show me your Woman') on his 1984 album.


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