man this was so much fun, both shows were great
― the beta banned (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 11 July 2011 15:48 (3 years ago) Permalink
Listening to the Icky Mettle reissue: I guess it's been remastered? I can't tell tbh. It doesn't sound any clearer or fuller, maybe just louder. And the 2nd disc just has the AOLvsGOAT ep and a few other things that were already on The Speed of Cattle. So yeah, unless you've been hunting a copy of Icky Mettle on vinyl for a few years w/o any success, this whole thing seems kind of superfluous.
― Johnny Fever, Friday, 29 July 2011 14:14 (2 years ago) Permalink
oh right. black cat next friday. lol i've had these tickets for a while.
― fauxmarc, Friday, 29 July 2011 15:38 (2 years ago) Permalink
After like a million years, I've finally come around (mostly) to White Trash Heroes.
I don't really see any great need for reissues, unless there's some weird trove of unreleased tracks that they're sitting on. Their live (on CD/LP/bootleg) stuff never seemed like any huge improvement over the original recordings, seems like the b-sides mostly got out already, and the quality of their CDs was never a problem.
― dlp9001, Friday, 29 July 2011 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink
I never posted about the show, but I have time now to say this: it was good. It was. I had fun and bounced around a lot. I saw a lot of men in their 30s. But honestly I missed the CF songs.
― Fa la la (La Lechera), Friday, 29 July 2011 15:49 (2 years ago) Permalink
Outside of The Speed of Cattle, there are only four tracks (iirc) that are scattered:
Mark Price, P.I. - from the Lounge Ax compilation on Touch & GoBig Joe and Phantom 309 - from the Step Right Up covers compilation of Tom Waits songsJive Kata - from a stand-alone 7"Telepathic Traffic (acoustic) - from a split 7" with Monsterland
There may be some previously unreleased stuff the band is sitting on for later reissues, but if you're got all the albums and The Speed of Cattle, you have almost everything.
― Johnny Fever, Friday, 29 July 2011 16:15 (2 years ago) Permalink
Coming to London!
― ledge, Thursday, 29 September 2011 14:40 (2 years ago) Permalink
Vee Vee reissue traxlist
CD1:01 – Step Into The Light02 – Harnessed In Slums03 – Nevermind The Enemy04 – Greatest Of All Time05 – Underdogs Of Nipomo06 – Floating Friends07 – 198508 – Fabricoh09 – Nostalgia10 – Let The Loser Melt11 – Death In The Park12 – The Worst Has Yet To Come13 – Underachievers March And Fight Song
CD2:01 – Harness In Slums (Bob Weston Radio Mix, 1995)02 – Telepathic Traffic (Alias Single, 1995)03 – Don’t Believe The Good News (Alias Single, 1995)04 – Smoking Pot In The Hot City (Esther Single, 1995)05 – Mutes In The Steeple (Esther Single, 1995)06 – Mark Price P.I. (Out of Print)07 – Bacteria (The Speed of Cattle, 1995)08 – Equinox (Unreleased John Coltrane Cover)09 – (Big Joe and) Phantom 309 [Out of Print Red Sovine Cover]10 – 1985 (Marathon Boombox Demo)11 – Fabricoh Worksong (Marathon Boombox Demo)12 – Nostalgia (Marathon Boombox Demo)13 – Let The Loser Melt (Vee Vee 4-Track Demo)14 – Underdogs Of Nipomo (Vee Vee 4-Track Demo)15 – Nevermind the Enemy (Vee Vee 4-Track Demo)16 – Don’t Believe The Good News (Vee Vee 4-Track Demo)
― Johnny Fever, Sunday, 19 February 2012 15:32 (2 years ago) Permalink
This is awesome -- EB goes to Taiwan for 6 mo., teaches EFL to some kids, hates it, finds renewed zeal for music. Love this guy!! http://www.dirtylaundry.tv/video/dirty-laundry-eric-bachmann
― Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:39 (2 years ago) Permalink
(He credits the EFL failure with the AoL reunion in the interview, among other things)
― Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink
cool will watch that
kinda bummed they ruined the cover art on Vee Vee for the reissue
― konybrony (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:42 (2 years ago) Permalink
Yeah, I was a little disappointed in that too. I like the new one too, but it should have been like the cover for the inside booklet instead, imho.
― stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:47 (2 years ago) Permalink
apparently the original artwork for everything except icky mettle was lost, so they tried to make lemonade
― mookieproof, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink
Why doesn't it surprise me that the people at Alias would lose something important like COVER ART? Joke ass label.
― Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink
haha, okay, I hadn't heard that
― stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:00 (2 years ago) Permalink
Can't wait to see how they ruin All the Nation's Airports then.
Track listing:1. Strangled by the Stereo Wire2. All the Nations Airports3. Scenic Pastures4. Worst Defense5. Attack of the Killer Bees6. Rental Sting7. Assassination on X-mas Eve8. Chumming the Ocean9. Vocal Shrapnel10. Bones of Her Hands11. Bumpo12. Form and File13. Acromegaly14. Distance Comes in Droves15. Bombs Away
Bonus Disc:1. Density2. Little Jets3. Strangled by the Stereo Wire (4-Track Demo)4. All the Nations Airports (4-Track Demo)5. Scenic Pastures (4-Track Demo)6. Trilogy (4-Track Demo)7. Assassination on X-Mas Eve (4-Track Demo)8. Chumming the Ocean (4-Track Demo)9. Vocal Shrapnel (4-Track Demo)10. Bones of Her Hands (4-Track Demo)11. Bumpo (4-Track Demo)12. Form and File (4-Track Demo)13. Acromegaly (4-Track Demo)14. Distance Comes in Droves (4-Track Demo)15. Bombs Away (4-Track Demo)16. Density (4-Track Demo)17. Little Jets (4-Track Demo)18. There Has To Be Something (4-Track Demo)19. Total Failure (4-Track Demo)
Track listing:1. Fashion Bleeds2. Dead Red Eyes3. I.N.S.4. Perfect Time5. Slick Tricks and Bright Lights6. One Slight Wrong Move7. Banging on a Dead Drum8. Smokers in Love9. After the Last Laugh10. White Trash Heroes
Bonus Disc:1. Jive Kata2. Fashion Bleeds (4-Track Demo)3. Dead Red Eyes (4-Track Demo)4. Slick Tricks and Bright Lights (4-Track Demo)5. One Slight Wrong Move (4-Track Demo)6. Banging on a Dead Drum (4-Track Demo)7. Smokers in Love (4-Track Demo)8. After the Last Laugh (4-Track Demo)9. White Trash Heroes (4-Track Demo)10. Untitled and Forgotten (4-Track Demo)11. Walk of Shame12. Untitled13. Whooh!
YES! After nearly 15 years, I'll finally have a digital copy of "Jive Kata" at my disposal without the pops and hiss of the 7" recording.
― Johnny Fever, Thursday, 31 May 2012 19:20 (2 years ago) Permalink
I'm about 5% disappointed they didn't play Fashion Bleeds or anything else off WTH at the reunion gig I saw.
― the fey monster (ledge), Thursday, 31 May 2012 19:22 (2 years ago) Permalink
Wow, they didn't even do "White Trash Heroes"? Sucks.
― Johnny Fever, Thursday, 31 May 2012 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink
I caught two of their farewell 1998 shows and it was played at one and not the other, so I guess I should consider myself lucky.
i think they played dead red eyes last year? not certain
― mookieproof, Thursday, 31 May 2012 19:33 (2 years ago) Permalink
i saw 2 gigs in chicago, first night they played dead red eyes, next night nothing off of white trash heroes, really wanted to hear "fashion bleeds"
― wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 31 May 2012 19:34 (2 years ago) Permalink
They were basically going for all the fast punchy stuff so it would have fitted right in.
― the fey monster (ledge), Thursday, 31 May 2012 19:40 (2 years ago) Permalink
All The Nations Airports...that's one of the big momentum killing records. Coming after Vee Vee it sounded so flat
― kornrulez6969, Friday, 1 June 2012 03:56 (2 years ago) Permalink
In 1996, yeah. Now I really love it.
― Johnny Fever, Friday, 1 June 2012 04:21 (2 years ago) Permalink
always loved killer bees > rental sting
but yeah it's a wholly different thing really
― mookieproof, Friday, 1 June 2012 04:27 (2 years ago) Permalink
was at the show in toronto last night. in addition to the age group that would have been in college or thereabouts during aol's heyday, there were a ton of young people (like, many looked like teenagers), and they were singing along to the songs! what's the deal! just the effect of the internet or...?
eric bachman seemed amused by the moshing and crowdsurfing and related antics.
― poindexter q. dorkington (obster lob), Sunday, 17 June 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink
go on at the free So Street Seaport fest Sat night @ 6:30:
― Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 16:00 (2 years ago) Permalink
oh nice. might have to try to do that. and black lips / jonathan toubin at the afterparty (not free).
― dmr, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink
I saw the Black Lips at a street fest in Chicago last Saturday.
― Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 16:33 (2 years ago) Permalink
How was it? The last time I saw them live was a while ago. Probably like 2008.
― dmr, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 16:48 (2 years ago) Permalink
they were fine, I never paid em much heed before. Preferred them to Man or Atro-Man, who went on just before. (but was most relieved it wasn't 103 degrees anymore)
― Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 17:05 (2 years ago) Permalink
haha wow Man or Astro-Man are still around. now them I probably haven't seen play since 1996.
― dmr, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 17:10 (2 years ago) Permalink
Archers were ok, but some of the "here's something from album 3" moments were weak, and the "here's something from album 4" moments even more so. They had to stop by 8, and when they went into "White Trash Heroes" with 4 minutes to go...well, it was a chance for the true fans to beat the crowds going home. Waved hi to morbz (who I believe also bailed during "WTH"). Dudes should have played "What Did You Expect?" or "Traffic"
― da croupier, Sunday, 15 July 2012 14:20 (2 years ago) Permalink
Finally seeing them tonight (couldn't sort it out last year). FUCKIN STOKED
― Johnny Fever, Saturday, 11 August 2012 18:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
They were loose and jovial tonight, and played just about every song I wanted to or thought I might hear. Except Wrong! How you gonna make me wait 14 years since I last saw you and then not play Wrong?
I'm kidding. I'll get over it. Just slightly bummed.
― Johnny Fever, Sunday, 12 August 2012 04:46 (1 year ago) Permalink