Archers of Loaf reunion?!

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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 & Go
Big Joe and Phantom 309 - from the Step Right Up covers compilation of Tom Waits songs
Jive 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

2 months pass...

Coming to London!

ledge, Thursday, 29 September 2011 14:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

Vee Vee reissue traxlist

CD1:
01 – Step Into The Light
02 – Harnessed In Slums
03 – Nevermind The Enemy
04 – Greatest Of All Time
05 – Underdogs Of Nipomo
06 – Floating Friends
07 – 1985
08 – Fabricoh
09 – Nostalgia
10 – Let The Loser Melt
11 – Death In The Park
12 – The Worst Has Yet To Come
13 – 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

3 weeks pass...

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

apparently the original artwork for everything except icky mettle was lost, so they tried to make lemonade

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.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Track listing:
1. Strangled by the Stereo Wire
2. All the Nations Airports
3. Scenic Pastures
4. Worst Defense
5. Attack of the Killer Bees
6. Rental Sting
7. Assassination on X-mas Eve
8. Chumming the Ocean
9. Vocal Shrapnel
10. Bones of Her Hands
11. Bumpo
12. Form and File
13. Acromegaly
14. Distance Comes in Droves
15. Bombs Away

Bonus Disc:
1. Density
2. Little Jets
3. 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 Bleeds
2. Dead Red Eyes
3. I.N.S.
4. Perfect Time
5. Slick Tricks and Bright Lights
6. One Slight Wrong Move
7. Banging on a Dead Drum
8. Smokers in Love
9. After the Last Laugh
10. White Trash Heroes

Bonus Disc:
1. Jive Kata
2. 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 Shame
12. Untitled
13. Whooh!

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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.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 31 May 2012 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

2 weeks pass...

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

3 weeks pass...

go on at the free So Street Seaport fest Sat night @ 6:30:

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2012/07/free_4knots_mus.html

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

3 weeks pass...

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


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