i'd say "advice on arrest" definitely expresses something relevant, and far from existential or pretentious. try actually listening to them next time.
― r1o natsume, Saturday, 21 June 2008 20:24 (4 years ago) Permalink
What's really cool about music is that sometimes some people like it, while other people don't. A little respect for other people's taste and opinions goes a long way. They wrote tons of great songs that mean a lot to a lot of people. It's fine if you don't like them, and I guess it's silly for me to argue on the internet about stuff like this.
It was a pretty big deal, a big conceptual leap back then, that you could just put out a record. They had that idea and decided to do it. It was an influential move, but unlike the bulk of their followers, the music was also fantastic and they continued to write songs, released a few more singles and an LP. Most of it is pretty good to completely awesome, in my opinion, if not yours.
And I like it just because.
― dan selzer, Saturday, 21 June 2008 20:46 (4 years ago) Permalink
Is this the thread that is mentioned in the page at the top of the thread that doesn't work when you click on the link on that page?
Because if it is, he's right, it is interesting.
I remember buying the second single from my local record shop and cursing the fact that you must have either lived next to Rough Trade or been a friend of the band to get the first single. Certainly had no chance getting it out in the sticks. It's good to hear it again after all these years.
― Ned Trifle II, Saturday, 2 August 2008 09:25 (4 years ago) Permalink
Dug this up for the first time in probably 4 years? Totally enjoying "Cars"
― "lol" as frivolity (Stevie D), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 16:28 (3 years ago) Permalink
"Holidays" is easily one of my favorite songs of all time. Can't get enough of it.
― Trip Maker, Wednesday, 5 August 2009 16:38 (3 years ago) Permalink
I'm at the "Grief Is Very Private" single and it's quite exceptional. I'm surprised at how fucking good this is.
― "lol" as frivolity (Stevie D), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 16:44 (3 years ago) Permalink
There's a Lusty Ghosts song toward the end of this podcast..!
― prior, Thursday, 10 June 2010 14:50 (2 years ago) Permalink
the "article" I wrote for Swingset Magazine in 2004:
I may update it one day with newer info, links, color photos etc, and post to the Acute site, but for now you can look at this and learn nothing new.
― dan selzer, Thursday, 14 June 2012 19:54 (11 months ago) Permalink
Dan, I don't know if it's already been addressed, but do you have the Evening Outs single and the Peel Sessions of the Desperate Bicycles on your burned CDs and if so, is it possible to receive any copies?
― MaRK A Gjr, Saturday, 23 June 2012 22:19 (10 months ago) Permalink
the desperate bicycles 7"s were all recently bootlegged with added bonus peel sessions tracks added. no sign of a 'remorse code' bootleg though.
― stirmonster, Sunday, 24 June 2012 17:34 (10 months ago) Permalink
and, great article, dan.
― stirmonster, Sunday, 24 June 2012 17:57 (10 months ago) Permalink
Thanks. Hopefully I'll do the updated version eventually.
I have the Evening Outs single and the Peel Sessions. Neither were on the original burned CDs.
― dan selzer, Monday, 25 June 2012 21:41 (10 months ago) Permalink
Mark, when you email people via ilx, you have to include an email address so they can write back!
― dan selzer, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 12:22 (10 months ago) Permalink
got the 4 "reissue" 7"s todayfirst single is Smokescreen/Handlebars on one side & Occupied Territory/Skill on the other, 2 great singles for the price of one.second single is Medium Was Tedium/Don't Back The Front on one side & 2 tracks from a Peel Session on the other, a slower & more together sounding version of Smokescreen & (i'm assuming) Teacher's Prayer (the sleeve & label have no info at all!)third & fourth singles are pretty straight repros of New Cross & Grief Is Very Private with sleeves changed/added. have to say stylophone/bass/drums is a great idea for a band lineup.
― zappi, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 15:30 (10 months ago) Permalink