Storf January ROTM AMA

Discussion in 'Vinyl Me, Please Info' started by Storf, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. JoeMac7

    JoeMac7 Well-Known Member

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    No way at all! Karen O is a rock goddess and Nick Zinner is one of my favourite guitarists. Then Dave Sitek producing!
     
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    THIS. All day.
     
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    I grew up in Virginia in the 90's (I was in College when the Indie Rock revival occurred) and tried to dress like Liam Gallagher. It helped that I had moppish brown hair and was an awkward white guy who looked British.
     
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    Antics is the perfect album for a ROTM, it's not the must-own of theirs, but has lots of great material.

    I always remember this line from the allmusic.com review of the album and it's pretty spot on:

    "the album begins to form the shape of a Singles Going Unsteady, with five possible A-sides and as many apparent B-sides arranged to stream like something you'd listen to from beginning to end."
     
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    Agreed, though I don't want to wait 4 more years to the 25th anniversary.
     
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    Antics is a solid follow-up album!
     
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    To be fair Pretty Green sell some pretty fine threads, massively overpriced though!
     
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    Goddamn I miss The Walkmen
     
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    It is. It was a slight let-down after Turn On The Bright Lights, but had some killer songs. Many of the aforementioned "a-sides" were some of my most played tracked of 2004-2006.
     
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    @Storf wrote a VMP book? Weird they never advertised. You know anything about this @Corycm or @lee newman ?
     
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    There’s a book? What the hell?
     
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    Hey, how about The Fall? As their #1 fan West Coast Division I look around and see I only have Future/Clutter on vinyl. They made some great early’00s records like Fall Heads Roll and Country on the Click. Gimme some Mark E-uh
     
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    I’m writing Newman’s unauthorized biography.
     
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    As a dual-national who grew up in the UK, was a teenager in the early noughties, and now lives in NY, I think you underestimate how important the Garage Rock Revival was in the UK as well. Everything you just described was literally exactly the same in the UK as well in the same period. Nu-metal was as popular there (if not more so) as it was in the US.

    And the effect London had on the garage rock revival has been extremely well documented (in Meet Me in the Bathroom for instance).

    And Britpop didn't take over the US in the same way as Nu-Metal and Garage Rock did in the UK, but the cleansing of Grunge from the airways to be replaced by Britpop is a precursor to the Nu-Metal/Garage Rock change over 5 years later. Its just the Grunge bands were better than Nu-Metal.

    Due to the importance of London in both, I also think its pretty understated the importance Britpop had on Garage Rock in the first place.
     
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    A VMP cocktail book sounds cool.
     
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    Meh
     
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    This was my experience too living in Notts/Sheffield/Manchester in the early 00s. Only thing I’d disagree with is that with the exception of Nirvana and early Pumpkins grunge was every bit as dire as nu-metal.
     
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    Would be amazing!
    But I think @Storf said that a Punk ROTM isn’t quite for now :

     
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    But 80's post-punk on the other hand...
     
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    @Storf i just want to say thanks for the Dearie pick. I must say that this was a total blind spot for me. I even swapped it out as a quick listen did nothing for me. Then, I listened to it a few time and I now I catch my myself humming ”tout doux, tout doux, tout doucement”. So I added another track to be a le to keep my initial swap (Bradley) and still get Dearie. You made me a Dearie fan. Well played!
     

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