But dancing to NAG NAG NAG at another ILXor's wedding.. damn.
― I must be old, I recognise nobody in ITV2 idents (aldo), Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
the first 12" i truly went 'oh my f*ckin' god, what is that ... ' to.
never heard it prior to buying it
.. just read the nme review while walking around, at the same time i bumped into record store guy as i read the review who asked if i wanted anything, i pointed to the review and said 'get me that in asap'
the rest is history.
if ever one review changed a life forever, then this was it.
no more indie loving c86 styled shyte for me .. twas all funked up juddering machine noise.
the fact that very little has ever come close to that 12" version of 'sensoria' means little, as the quest continues ..
― mark e, Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
― mark e, Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
just to clarify : my crappy diatribe relates to the sensoria 12", not nag nag nag.
― mark e, Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
man does anybody know where the dialogue sample in "Gut Level" comes from? Have wondered for years.
― cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
Agreed. What a record. xpost
― I must be old, I recognise nobody in ITV2 idents (aldo), Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
ha, Sensoria for me & my friends was this HUGE embarrassment. We thought the Cabs were total genius, wrote that interlinking CV logo on desks & walls, and the guys at the record store weren't having it & then the new import single comes in and they condescend to playing it in the store for us. We got clowned. "Oh, yeah, you guys, this is fantastic, really deep shit." I like disco-era Cabs better now than I did then but to us at the time the rhythmic quasi-melodic non-ugly vocal style, the movement away from tight dubby atmospheres, was a betrayal of promise
― cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
i'm assuming 'gut level' is pre-virgn era ?
in which case, you're going to have to go deep and ask the mailing list nerds ..
actually, i can do that for you ... was just trying to add some euro-styled drama to the proceedings ..
xpopst : sensoria = embarrassmet.
the mind is well and truly boggled. i have put headphones on, and blast that mofo. its shits all over the lo-fi shit that ilm underlines as the 'proper' CV era.
'ok, tis time for me to cut out as the 12" version of 'i want you' has hit the 'phones, and its quite clear this stuff rules my world and i no longer care about my kids.
― mark e, Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
― mark e, Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
I don't think it's ilm that does that, just saddo Cabs fans like me - there are maybe 4 of us. General consensus on pre-Some Bizaree Cabs is that it hasn't aged well, I think, and that seems true some days and less true on others. I'm listening to the Nottingham live '82 tape that circulates now though...it's just...so much better than the banging dance tracks they ended up making. Which are fine, and banging, and if they hadn't made them, somebody else would have, because they're just not that distinctive, at least not next to the weird electro-dub stuff they got going around Red Mecca.
― cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
Wait - "Sensoria" was later. That seemed a little better. I'm thinking of the first single from the Some Bizarre era - Crackdown backed with This Fascination. There was a story in either NME or Melody Maker at the time that I read after that let's-listen in the record store, and the first line of it was "The Cabs fan was horrified." It was accurate in our small circle of 2.
― cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
u see i think in the mid-80s and onwards, richard-n-mal had a cool groove going on with their machines that i genuinely think no-one else had.
i listen to the early days stuff and to be honest, it does nothing for me.
i drop the 12" of 'crackdown' era and all becomes clear
― mark e, Saturday, 5 May 2012 23:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
1st single from virgin era = crackdown/fascination 12" in '83
and its rather good.
not sensoria 12" good, of course, but nothing is ....
― mark e, Saturday, 5 May 2012 23:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
Wait... what Virgin/EMI box set?
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
Oh, do you mean "Conform To Deform"?
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
All three of the Virgin albums and Code are supposed to be remastered and reissued this year though, right? So that pricing on the Covenant CD is probably nothing much to worry about...?
― Sean Carruthers, Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
John Robie is the main man to blame/praise for CV going dance in '83, btw. Although, I'm sure he would think the dance era of CV would be crap too.
Code was my intro to Cabaret Voltaire, so the '84-'87 CV is distinctive to me. But nobody was doing the '74-'83 CV at all. It was the transitional "2 X 45" that's the best CV in retrospect.
― ma ck ro ma ck ro (mackro mackro), Sunday, 6 May 2012 07:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
boxset = conform to deform
and yes, i've heard that they are to remaster the whole virgin set this year as well.
― mark e, Sunday, 6 May 2012 09:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
But what of the Rough Trade material? Surely the truly classic stuff, the more other the better. Think the Mute cds are early 90s aren't they?
― Stevolende, Sunday, 6 May 2012 10:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
I don't know whether I'm grooving hard to this because I'm pinin' for them days ov my youth or w/e, it's not like these are really the freshest beats in the whole world, in fact they sound quite dated to me but anyway if you love Stephen Mallinder you might get something out of this. BTW old dudes wtf with the clown costumes.
― Inconceivable (to the entire world) (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 5 November 2012 22:04 (6 months ago) Permalink
I played a show last week with Mal's other band Wrangler..Much more musically in common with CV than Hey Rube..
They played Crackdown and Sensoria as well as this version of Nag Nag Nag.
We played a cover of Seconds Too Late..
― Talcum Mucker, Monday, 5 November 2012 22:33 (6 months ago) Permalink
wow. that was ace.ta for the pointer.
― mark e, Monday, 5 November 2012 22:50 (6 months ago) Permalink