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Gawd these guys are good, Am I the only one that thinks so?

[MODERATOR NOTE: I changed this address so that Scott wouldn't get mail any more.]

Scott, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

You might be!

Clarke B., Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I think they are just leaving the 'came' part of 'came and went'...

Jason, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

they're not bad, that one single sounded nice whenever i heard it. i only don't like them when presented as some sort of 'alternative' to whatever other hard rock acts are on mtv. actually i'm mainly posting here because i think there should be more questions like this.

ethan, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

whatever, most creative rock band i've seen for a while now. True not for all i suppose, but you know what ......good

Scott, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Yet more fuckups and underachievers. I'm feeling Calvinistic today.

dave q, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

That's why so many bland bands are out there ... no wonder

People that can, do. people that can't do, teach. people that can't do that, criticize.

Scott, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

guess it's not ok to love music in ILM .. thanks for your 2 cents seeya

Scott, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

ILM's thread uglification latency seems to have dropped drastically.

Josh, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Wanna unpack that one for me, Josh?

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

If people start threads on a band they have to face the fact that they will encounter people who don't like that band. If you're too sensitive or bullheaded to accept that, fine, stay away. Should that be in the FAQ I wonder?

Tom, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

continue in this thread if u want ... i'm done

Scott, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

whatevah buddy .. i didn't ask for this spew

Yet more fuckups and underachievers. I'm feeling Calvinistic today.

-- dave q (scrape100@hotmail.com), August 15, 2001.

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Scott, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

'Fuckups, underachievers' = bands who split up on verge of mass success, NOT posters!!!

dave q, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"Yet more fuckups and underachievers" doesnt get us very far in talking about ATDI. But nor does "Gawd these guys are good", really.

Tom, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

'WERE good'

dave q, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

What I actually think of ATDI: a load of energy, which is great. But the songs I've heard make too much of a virtue of changing direction midway, which kind of dilutes the rock. And the voice is mixed so high up that you can't help but hear the lyrics. And the lyrics are so not worth hearing. So I'd keep a song or two around on MP3, but I wouldn't buy it.

There Ethan another 'proper' answer so you don't feel so alone.

Tom, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

buy, how quaint

Scott, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

bollocks, i think their lyrics are clever, or decent stream of conciousness bs at least. What I like about them is their energy. Fortunately I'm entitled to my opinion

Scott, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

the guys onstage freakout is almost better than thom yorke's too.

Scott, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

their latest wasn't as good as amnesiac tho

Scott, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i know very little about At the Drive In, and haven't enjoyed what i've heard particularly. Is this the band the www.kickbright.com had an interesting story about? and why doesn't kickbright contribute here anyway?

gareth, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Offtopic i know, but maybe that's a good idea at his point. Wow, just got the new tricky, seems good if way less dark. http://www.music- mag.com/News/2001/june/tricky.htm

Scott, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

now trickey sux...at the drive in rock righteously, great for anger management music...

Geoff, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

What I find most interesting about them is the difference between Vaya and the last album. Being forced upon Limp Bizkett's (or was it Korn) producer gave an interesting result. I agree the voice is too loud in some parts. The first song sounds way too polished for radio, nothing sticks out in it.

Sounded like an interesting approach, give a band that already plays hard and give them a producer who makes Limp Bizkett sound hard. I guess being in the middle of nowhere at the time, I missed the promotional push and found these guys on my own sweet little time which helps alot. Though I still think one of the lines should be "Drinking with Jello" and not what it actually is.

zacko, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

They're okay, I think, but for some reason I find it hard to get excited about them. I can listen through the last record and not be bored, but around halfway through I get the urge to put on a North of America record instead.

Nitsuh, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

It's Korn's producer (and Vanilla Ice's, for that matter) Ross Robinson. I don't believe he's had to polish Fred's turds yet.

I just find it hard to really get a handle on _Relationship..._. It's trying to be eclectic (using piano, changing speeds, throwing the split-finger for strikes), but that damn voice just runs into every song and starts spewing the clumsiest stream-of-consciousness poetic nonsense. That one song where he REPEATS that stanza about "...and the guillotine laughs again..." is quite grating. Iggy Pop's voice is the best thing on that record - he's charismatic and cheeky, while the ATDI guy screams like there's a beartrap on his bozack.

Plus, Grand Royal released the wrong song as the first single. It's the song BEFORE "One-Armed Scissor".

What really annoys me is that I WANT to like these guys, and I give _Relationship..._ second and third and fourth chances to impress me, and I get stonewalled every time.

David Raposa, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Nitsuh - more info on North of America, please. I've heard some good stuff about them, and I wanna hear more good stuff about them.

David Raposa, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I am not he but I shall ramble on...

North of America look like Pavement, sing like Pavement, write songs like Pavement but have at elast moved away from sounding like Pavement. Well only one of them is a physical carbon copy for SM. Formed from The Motes and The State Champs in Nova Scotia their first ep (Elements of an Incomplete Map) on Matlock records was mindfucking brilliant at points. First full length on Matlock (These Songs Are Cursed (assumed its about the fun time they had recording/producing)) was more punkier but had too many instrumentals.

Havent heard much from them in recent years since they went south, other then Walking In Great Coats on the 4 Dots compilation of Halifax/Moncton/Olympia/Bellingham bands. If you have the time and patience try finding the split 7" from The Motes/State Champs on Ant Records I think.

One of the members interned at CMJ for a bit, they write great tour diaries (if a bit windy) and can kickass at foozball when the need arises. They also have a rumoured addiction to FIFA 99.

Napster/Morpheus inclined souls search songs: Cities and Plans, Killed In The Ratings, Eliel Saarinen, Route of Sorts & What a Melee.

ps. As I tried finding out how to spell "Eliel Saarinen" on cdnow I came across the great lost classic lp "Sounds Of North American Frogs".

zacko, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

ATDI unfortunately got lumped in with the numetal crowd, when they'd in fact been plugging along the DIY American circuit for years. But they sort of brought some of it on themselves when they made a record with Limp Bizkit's producer. It's funny, Cedric & Omar's dub band (Defacto) was here over the weekend, and some guy threw a bottle and hit one in the Afro. Without pausing for a second, they all threw down their instruments and cleared the stage to go beat the shit out of the kid, who fled outside. They caught him and walloped him good. Any musicians here have to give them some props for that kind of solidarity.

Andy, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

ATDI is the band that was written about in Kickbright, and for those who would like to, you can read what Jeffrey had to say here.

My problems with ATDI are 1) they take themselves too seriously, and 2) whenever they do come up with a good song, they ruin it halfway through by switching gears and playing something entirely different. I suppose this is to prove that they are true artists (again, the pretension factor). It kills any momentum the song may have had and is completely uncalled for.

Miranda, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I think the vocals sound like whiny crap. As someone or three mentioned, this cd be fixed by moving them down in the mix but that's sort of like saying Ford trucks would be better if they were Chevys.

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

They are a good band. Got more aggression than most of those nu- metallers, and they couple that with tunes. They are also named after lines from a Poison song = respect.

jel, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

David: I'd go a lot lighter on the Pavement references than Zacko did, but then again he seems to know a lot more about the band than I do. I'm a pretty big fan of These Songs are Cursed, whose occasional Pavement resemblences seem less like specific Pavement moves and more like a general influence from the 3Ds/Yatsura/Insert "Band that Sounds Like Pavement" slop-rock genre. Add one part of that to a couple parts of emo (in terms of guitar tones and vocals) and hardcore (in terms of compositional and structural tricks), and "sounds like Pavement" starts to seem irrelevant. To me, anyway. . .

I think they're mostly notable as a band who can strike that sunny/sloppy pop tone and then segue effortlessly to kick-kick-scream- scream-scratch-scratch.

Nitsuh, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I seem to remember some story about Cedric having a fit when someone showed up at a show with an Afro wig. Couldn't decide whether to be impressed about that or annoyed with his humorlessness on the subject. But for my part, I think their hair eats.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I saw Pavement in 96 and you know what , that was the only time i've enjoyed listening to their music. ATDI can actually play their instruments. As for their time changes, i guess not every band is content with 4/4. Vaya was pretty good, but sooner or later most bands want good production values.

Scott, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Geez, Scott, no need to be so touchy about it. It really is okay if other people don't like them as much as you do. Honestly. :)

Questions, though: "ATDI can actually play their instruments." This doesn't exactly seem like justification for handing out a Nobel Prize, now, does it? And I've never thought of them as displaying a much greater instrumental capability than Pavement, much less any particularly amazing degree of skill. So what exactly do you mean?

Also: "As for their time changes, i guess not every band is content with 4/4." That's a straw man; no one's complained about them not playing in 4/4. The complaint was that they wind up sabotaging perfectly good moments with their obsessive need to display their ability to shift gears. And I'm inclined to agree with the above poster that this is a result of trying too hard to establish their artistry; very few of those shifts actually make structural sense within the songs themselves.

Nitsuh, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

After noticing which of the above posts were Scott's, I've just realized what a waste of time it was for me to post that.

Nitsuh, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Can I say Drive Like Jehu here, as an example of a band who managed to pull off with ease what ATDI seem to be straining very hard to achieve? DLJ rocked like bastards, but could shift gears in the middle of a track and make it sound like it was the only possible place the song could go. They also wrote better tunes. And they had a rubbish spin off band as well.

Richard Tunnicliffe, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Aren't they a bit of a case of nice interviews, nice ideology, but bad songs? From what i've heard anyway, they've been all just screaming and shouting and not much else. I don't like that.

Bill

Bill, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

This place is full of condescending pricks, I wasn't being touchy until now. As a matter of fact they're not my favorite band, and i couldn't care less if others like them. YOU don't have to be so touchy about Pavement , not everybody likes them as much as you obviously do.

Scott, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I think your chief concern right now, Scott, should be fixing your damn e-mail address, since I keep getting bounced messages when I post to this or other threads you've wanted copies of messages of. ;-) And Drive Like Jehu = gods. Was lucky enough to see them live too -- what a show.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Richard, can u you recommend a DLJ album for someone that hasn't heard much of their stuff before?

Scott, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Wasn't aware of the email prob, thanks for letting me know

Scott, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Scott, their self titled album is probably the best place to start, preferably the vinyl version as it's very much a two sided LP (the first side even ends in a locked groove).

Richard Tunnicliffe, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

This place is full of condescending pricks, I wasn't being touchy until now. As a matter of fact they're not my favorite band, and i couldn't care less if others like them. YOU don't have to be so touchy about Pavement , not everybody likes them as much as you obviously do.

Dude, is this addressed to me? I don't recall saying ATDI was your favorite band. I don't recall saying anything much about Pavement, either, other than (a) I don't think North of America sound much like them, and (b) I don't see ATDI as being any more skilled as instrumentalists than they are.

Nitsuh, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Nits - well , guess not everyone is of that opinion, that okay?

Scott, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Lighten up, Francis.

Andy, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

exhibit A = Wowee Zowee

Scott, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Andy's post was the first thing to make me laugh all day.

Ditto on Drive Like Jehu, who are postively MONSTROUS, especially live. I'm more of a "Yank Crime" (second album) man myself, but unfortunately I think it's outta print. (The perils of major labels...) Jehu were, along with MBV and the Swans, the LOUDEST band I've ever heard.

Jess, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Still wondering what happened to JIM?! last year. Tiniest of tidbits in the NME piece.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 16:16 (three months ago) Permalink

okay... this song fucking bangs

flappy bird, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 18:59 (three months ago) Permalink

song titles vmic

new song sounds even more like Antemasque than the first one did, hoping there's some more expansive stuff in there as well

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 22 February 2017 19:01 (three months ago) Permalink

Well it definitely sounds like the inevitably disappointing follow up to RoC except for some reason it's coming out now instead of circa 2002. Just a blander version of themselves.

ultros ultros-ghali, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 19:07 (three months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

i like this record

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 5 May 2017 16:14 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the mixing/production is weird but someone recently reminded me that their production has almost always been off

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 5 May 2017 16:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

they hit a sweet spot with Rich Costey on In/Casino/Out and Vaya, the former of which was recorded live in the studio, but even though he's back on this record it sounds really compressed and loud, like ROC.

flappy bird, Friday, 5 May 2017 16:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

relationship of command got that ross robinson stank all over it

-_- (jim in vancouver), Friday, 5 May 2017 16:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

New album is great. I am waking up with these hooks and lyrics stuck in my head.

Impartial Father (stevie), Friday, 5 May 2017 17:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

"WHERE'S JIM!?!"

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Friday, 5 May 2017 18:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lmao. i was hoping they'd give more of an explanation for his absence in the NYT interview, but it was the same thing - "He just wasn't ready." so bizarre, considering he was the one holding a candle for ATDI all those years when O & C were in TMV and would laugh at Jim when asked about him.

flappy bird, Friday, 5 May 2017 19:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I interviewed the group for the current issues of MOJO and Kerrang! and they said Jim had resisted joining any reunion activity since Omar and Cedric made up in 2014. O & C had even invited Jim to join Antemasque, but he pulled out at the last minute. Finally, last year, they decided that if he didn't want to rejoin they'd do it without him.

Impartial Father (stevie), Saturday, 6 May 2017 10:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I think new one starts a little weak, but dang tracks 4 on are pretty darn good.

BlackIronPrison, Saturday, 6 May 2017 23:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Closing track is the best IMO. Couple of songs have a v LZ Presence vibe.

pickety third (stevie), Sunday, 7 May 2017 10:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

now that's an endorsement!

flappy bird, Sunday, 7 May 2017 20:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I listened to the record and it's what I expected: too little too late, & makes me happy they broke up in 2001 so O & C could make 4 or 5 classic records as The Mars Volta. my man Ian Cohen sums it up better than me:

Take a few minutes to reacquaint yourself with the “One Armed Scissor” video. The one shown on MTV, the late night performances, any will do. This was how most of the world was introduced to At the Drive In, and every time, the El Paso band was presented as the most exciting shit imaginable in 2000: the explosive intraband dynamic, their acrobatic musicality, the barely controlled violence of their live performances, the afros. Meanwhile, their first piece of new music since Relationship of Command was premiered with a video that focuses solely on the two things that make At the Drive In seem kinda ridiculous in 2017: the lyrics and their artwork.

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/23099-inter-alia/

flappy bird, Tuesday, 9 May 2017 18:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

at the point where i think "tilting at the univendor" is one of the best atdi songs ever

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Sunday, 14 May 2017 15:31 (one week ago) Permalink

I like this album a hell of a lot, tbh.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Sunday, 14 May 2017 17:42 (one week ago) Permalink

It's pretty OK. This has been a weirdly good year for reunion albums thus far.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 14 May 2017 18:46 (one week ago) Permalink

Gotta revisit but I just can't hang with this. Embarrassing self-parody. As long as they're happy.

flappy bird, Sunday, 14 May 2017 20:31 (one week ago) Permalink

The fact that you dislike it makes me like it even more, tbh.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Sunday, 14 May 2017 20:43 (one week ago) Permalink

hell yea

flappy bird, Sunday, 14 May 2017 20:46 (one week ago) Permalink

The album is awful, but ROC holds up. Gave DeLoused a listen for the first time in ages as we'll and damn it rocks.

afriendlypioneer, Sunday, 14 May 2017 21:02 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, self-parody is right. The lyrics are worse than usual, and they were always bad. Production does nothing for the songs either.

afriendlypioneer, Sunday, 14 May 2017 21:03 (one week ago) Permalink

Quoting Ian Cohen is not going to persuade anyone.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 15 May 2017 04:51 (one week ago) Permalink

That last track is easily one of the greatest things they've ever done. I have the phrase "innocculated at the liquor store" running through my head at all times. This is definitely one of the greatest albums I've heard all year.

pickety third (stevie), Monday, 15 May 2017 19:01 (one week ago) Permalink

i had been planning to skip it entirely but this thread has pushed me into at least checking it out

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 15 May 2017 22:35 (one week ago) Permalink

This album is far better than I was expecting it would be. Flappy bird is obviously still screaming "WHERE'S JIM!?!" at his monitor all these many months later.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Monday, 15 May 2017 23:18 (one week ago) Permalink

Cedric's shredded voice is the only real bummer for me but I knew to expect that

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 15 May 2017 23:22 (one week ago) Permalink

This bad album made me go back and listen to Deloused, which is great, so I'm ok with it for now.

afriendlypioneer, Monday, 15 May 2017 23:23 (one week ago) Permalink

cedric does pretty ok considering the circumstances

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 15 May 2017 23:47 (one week ago) Permalink

The album is awful, but ROC holds up. Gave DeLoused a listen for the first time in ages as we'll and damn it rocks.

― afriendlypioneer, Sunday, May 14, 2017 2:02 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This bad album made me go back and listen to Deloused, which is great, so I'm ok with it for now.

― afriendlypioneer, Monday, May 15, 2017 4:23 PM (twenty-three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

did u listen to deloused though. is it great

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 15 May 2017 23:48 (one week ago) Permalink

it's great, but it's not as great as Frances the Mute

flappy bird, Monday, 15 May 2017 23:54 (one week ago) Permalink

Can't get into Frances. Too much bleepy bloopy junk in all the tracks getting in way of the face melting rawk.

afriendlypioneer, Monday, 15 May 2017 23:57 (one week ago) Permalink

The album is awful, but ROC holds up. Gave DeLoused a listen for the first time in ages as we'll and damn it rocks.

― afriendlypioneer, Sunday, May 14, 2017 2:02 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This bad album made me go back and listen to Deloused, which is great, so I'm ok with it for now.

― afriendlypioneer, Monday, May 15, 2017 4:23 PM (twenty-three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

did u listen to deloused though. is it great

― ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, May 15, 2017 11:48 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol!

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 00:29 (one week ago) Permalink

Frances the Mute is TMV's best record and their greatest achievement.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 00:31 (one week ago) Permalink

there's a few mars volta threads dudes

calling 4-5 of their records "classics" is a real reach imo, they put out like 2.5 good records

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 00:31 (one week ago) Permalink

what was good about the last few atdi is that it feels constantly like a prog monster is being born out of the head of a post-hardcore band. idk if it's possible to achieve that tension anymore but imo the new record comes awful close, and i think there are very few bands and even fewer
records that explored this particular sound

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 00:35 (one week ago) Permalink

also much as i enjoy the mars volta, said tension >>>>>>> anything the mars volta ever did

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 00:36 (one week ago) Permalink

and, as a huge sparta fan, i thought jim ward was essential to the recipe. turns out, not exactly

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 00:42 (one week ago) Permalink

in/casino/out? CLASSIC
vaya? CLASSIC
relationship of command? CLASSIC
tremulant ep? CLASSIC
de-loused? CLASSIC
frances? CLASSIC
amputechture? YEP, CLASSIC

i'm out, u can count

flappy bird, Tuesday, 16 May 2017 01:31 (one week ago) Permalink

lmao ok dude

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 01:39 (one week ago) Permalink

i too enjoy omar and cedric in the ep format

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 01:39 (one week ago) Permalink

Listening to this again, and 'Continuum' and 'Tilting at the Univendor' back-to-back is just one mighty fucking slab of rawk.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 01:45 (one week ago) Permalink

otm

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 01:50 (one week ago) Permalink

i mean continuum -> tilting -> governed -> pendulum is a great run

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 01:51 (one week ago) Permalink

I completely agree. I also have absolutely no complaints about the production of this record at all - it's absolutely what an At the Drive-In record should sound like in 2017, and I think the pristine production values suit the band right now. If the band had hooked up with Ross Robinson again and tried to recapture the intensity of their earlier work as men in their early 40's, that would just be fucking sad to me.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 02:01 (one week ago) Permalink

this just sounds like a continuation of the Ross Robinson sound. there was immediacy on In/Casino/Out and Vaya.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 16 May 2017 02:03 (one week ago) Permalink

This sounds fuck all like a Ross Robinson production.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 02:06 (one week ago) Permalink

it's got some of the swimming overdriven quality of relationship of command but otherwise yeah idgi

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 02:09 (one week ago) Permalink


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