Archers of Loaf reunion?!

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nah that would actually make total sense to me, at the drive in started on flipside, def a lot of peeps that loved archers liked the early ATDI stuff

dj plain ole m@tt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 17 January 2011 17:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

OK then maybe I'm not making that up. Iirc the other band that night was Knapsack which is a name I haven't thought of in a very long time until just now. wow.

ENBB, Monday, 17 January 2011 17:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, they toured a bit with ATDI. I specifically showed up late to one show to avoid them.

Dr. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 17 January 2011 17:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

I saw them with Helium in Columbus and it was SO RAD. I have seen Crooked Fingers a bunch of times through the years too.

Just curious -- has anyone heard the film score he did for Ball of Wax? (full disclosure: i am involved with this, so i am just curious if anyone knows it exists -- also it is really good even if it does have a very early 00s feeling to it)

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Monday, 17 January 2011 20:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

never heard of it, but loved his barry black project that he had when archers were still going, that was very film music sounding stuff

dj plain ole m@tt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 17 January 2011 20:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah, that's partially what inspired getting the sdtk together. i can probably upload it somewhere if no one can find it. it was released under EB's name, so i think it may have fallen through the cracks for a lot of ppl

barry black, crooked fingers, blablabla

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Monday, 17 January 2011 20:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

here is one of the songs -- the record was called SHORT CAREERS

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Monday, 17 January 2011 20:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

i have a rip of that soundtrack, yeah. he also did a record called 'to the races' under his own name

mookieproof, Monday, 17 January 2011 21:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

i saw them as the opening act for weezer (blue album era) and i HATED weezer at the time (they've grown on me a teeny bit) so we all peaced out after AOL was done.

they sound great, esp bachmann's voice. iirc his voice got worse and worse as the band went on (i tuned out after vee-vee)

i love you but i have chosen snarkness (Steve Shasta), Monday, 17 January 2011 21:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

song sounds totally different, but his voice does interesting things toward the end and you totally forget that it's just him and a guitar. great post-show noise at the end of the clip too.

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 16:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

12/09 btw

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 16:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

until this thread was revised, i had completely forgotten that i saw AOL in Leeds in the 90s (at the Pub With No Name aka Duchess of York, of course)
the reason i went was actually for the support act, small 23, who i was vibed up on at the time (need to see if that album still hold up), but i seem to recall enjoying the AOL set as well.

mark e, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 16:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

wow that acoustic web in front is great

dj plain ole m@tt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 16:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

EB has been being great for a looooong time. i really love crooked fingers and other stuff he's done over the years. even when he's kinda off ("call to love" is corny) he's great. sure, there were some mawkish lyrics here and there, but dude can write a song, and he always performs with heart. that's not easy to maintain for this long. he also tries out a lot of different directions and never gets too comfortable there. really every album has its own character.

dude is great

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 16:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

also great covers
i saw crooked fingers play "age of consent" at some show, and then there's this

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 17:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

and when you were mine by prince!

Only seen crooked fingers once but EB coming out to the audience and singing that on his own was pretty much the highlight for me.

‎\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 18:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

his version of "the river" is not something i can listen to in public because i cry
every
single
time

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 18:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

it's okay to cry

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 18:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

it's totally embarrassing for me and everyone present, i assure you

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 18:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

A recording of the gig has gone up on d1m3ad0z3n if anyone is interested

philippe is standing on it (MaresNest), Thursday, 20 January 2011 23:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

also http://webinfront.net/?p=4741

mookieproof, Friday, 21 January 2011 00:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

HOLEE SHIIIIIIT

http://www.babystew.com/?p=9325

a fort minor forest (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 11 April 2011 21:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

omg

I am so happy.

ENBB, Monday, 11 April 2011 22:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

hopefully getting my chicago road trip planned by time tix go onsale on friday

a fort minor forest (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 11 April 2011 23:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

hmmm would i go to nyc for the archers....

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 00:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

Well, that's settled then. NYC road trip, archers and possible FAP come July. :D

ENBB, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 00:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

surprised mookieproof has not weighed in yet on this issue

dmr, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 00:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

I just scheduled a vacation during the NYC dates :[

dmr, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 00:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

wooo

mookieproof, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 00:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

Well, that's settled then. NYC road trip, archers and possible FAP come July. :D

― ENBB, Monday, April 11, 2011 8:19 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

i am strongly in favor of this

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 01:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

Any other Chicago folks going to hit up the Bottom Lounge shows?

'what are you, the Hymen Protection League of America?' (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 02:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

girl please
you know i'll be there even though it's the night before i leave on a very long trip

Ralpharina (La Lechera), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 02:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

Well, that's settled then. NYC road trip, archers and possible FAP come July. :D

― ENBB, Monday, April 11, 2011 8:19 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

i am strongly in favor of this

― call all destroyer, Monday, April 11, 2011 9:46 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

OK this isn't even a question then. Let's do it. I was wrong about July though the shows are June 25th and June 26th. The 25th is a Saturday show in Williamsburg. Let's do that one. Tickets on sale this Friday. This is happening. I'm gonna email you later today to coordinate.

ENBB, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 14:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

*beckons from the UK*

and the hint of parp (ledge), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 14:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

I liked em and I guess I would go if I hadnt seen em in the '90s, but this doesn't seem necessary.

your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 14:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

^necessary post

da croupier, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 14:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

I saw them at Tramps in like 1997 or so and prob at least one other time but I'm still going to drive 5 hours for this. I guess I just like them that much.

ENBB, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 14:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

but this doesn't seem necessary

For you or for them? Because they'd probably like to have the money.

That's why they call me (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 14:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

I saw them 3 times in the 90s, which is why it won't break my heart if I miss seeing the reunion show (though I'd very much like to see it). tbh, I'd be far more interested in a new song or ten.

That's why they call me (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 14:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

what's necessary about rock? it's just gonna be fun to see a band i like again!

a fort minor forest (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 15:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

I guess a messy Sebadoh show about 4 years ago ruined this sorta shit for me

your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 16:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

they're coming over to the uk to play ATP in december

reallysmoothmusic (Jamie_ATP), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 16:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

I distinctly remember EB saying that he wasn't interested in reunion tours, that he has been making music all these years and fuiud but I guess lots of u d and now he might as well help ppl relive their 20s.

I saw Archers in 95 or so and CF/EB a bunch of times since then, but I feel like he's family* at this point and I got no problem seeing the old band again. I'm not delirious about it but glad they're finally getting a slice of 90s pie.

*slight exaggeration, but more true of EB than, say, Lou Barlow.

Ralpharina (La Lechera), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 18:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

I guess a messy Sebadoh show about 4 years ago ruined this sorta shit for me

― your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, April 12, 2011 11:21 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

yeah but c'mon dogg, sebadoh was never exactly hot shit live (at least the one time i saw them)....archers kicked out the jams live

a fort minor forest (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 18:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

Agreed that it's a crap comparison but I gotta say that Sebadoh were great when I saw them at about that time.

ENBB, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 18:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

Q w/r/t original post: what is the state of dude's voice? I seem to remember even on the Vee-Vee tour it was shredded and he was taking creative steps to protect it in the more aggressive songs.

it's time for the fish in the perculator (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 18:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

I saw crooked fingers maybe five years ago (matt came out and they played 3 AoL songs btw) and it seemed fine iirc.

ENBB, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 18:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

Y'all who are ignoring the 10+ years of Crooked Fingers stuff based on a snap judgment you may have made 10+ years ago re: the state of Bachmann's voice are just missing out. It's not like he has a Pollard-like back catalogue to sift through. The covers EPs are great, Bring On the Snakes and Red Devil Dawn are great, Dignity and Shame...has its moments (some of which are great) and it's all worth a listen or six. The s/t CF is kind of unusual w/r/t the voice thing, but the songs themselves are beautiful. "Broken Man" is devastating. Also Barry Black and BOW score? Great!

Better than fine imo! Anyway, before you poop your pants about the reunion, give the rest a try. You can blame me if you find absolutely NOTHING to like in there.

Ralpharina (La Lechera), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 19:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

There are some great Crooked Fingers songs but the "Neil Diamond sings Tom Waits" vibe is a bit much

da croupier, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 19:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

i saw crooked fingers open for neko case and they were p amazing, really won over a crowd that had no idea who bachman was.

some yuppie lady yelled out "YOU'RE AWESOME WHO ARE YOU?" and bachman said "M'am, I'm a grown man" and went into the next song

a fort minor forest (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 19:50 (3 years ago) Permalink


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