Ariel Pink

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Yes but what are his INFLUENZAS!

Lucretia My Reflection (Lucretia My Reflection), Thursday, 5 May 2005 12:47 (9 years ago) Permalink

70s and 80s rock/pop. Lots of Roxy Music, Lennon, Bowie, Talking Heads, New Wave etc.

dog latin (dog latin), Thursday, 5 May 2005 13:19 (9 years ago) Permalink

and R. Stevie Moore

naturemorte, Thursday, 5 May 2005 14:46 (9 years ago) Permalink

Guided by Voices if they grew up listening to '80s pop radio instead of 60s and 70s classic rock. Plus he actually finishes the songs he writes.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Thursday, 5 May 2005 14:52 (9 years ago) Permalink

The Cure are his biggest influence

i like The Doldrums A LOT, Worn Copy though, i don't know. It's not as catchy maybe, except for ' Jules Lost His Jewels'

rizzx (rizzx), Thursday, 5 May 2005 14:53 (9 years ago) Permalink

dude, rizzx, you GOTTA get House Arrest. it's his best work to date.
also, dog latin, about the "played on good equipment" bit, when i saw him saturday night his keyboard player was playing a pretty shitty yamaha.

Fetchboy (Felcher), Thursday, 5 May 2005 16:02 (9 years ago) Permalink

ah i have that on my HD, together with another album, something with Lovers? Don't know, but I'll listen to House Arrest as soon as i get home. Pink's the man. not very listenable on car stereo though

rizzx (rizzx), Thursday, 5 May 2005 16:32 (9 years ago) Permalink

are all his CD-Rs going to be re-released eventually? He's got, like, 50+ or something, yes? Worn Copy is the shit..

poortheatre (poortheatre), Thursday, 5 May 2005 17:25 (9 years ago) Permalink

upthread:
"Apparently, the person who originally realeased House Arrest is not allowing Paw Tracks to reissue it.

-- mitch dub (w!mbis...), April 7th, 2005."
im not aware of the 50+ though.

Fetchboy (Felcher), Thursday, 5 May 2005 17:27 (9 years ago) Permalink

someone was probably exaggerating..

poortheatre (poortheatre), Thursday, 5 May 2005 17:29 (9 years ago) Permalink

It felt like 50+.

Andre Dawson (deangulberry), Thursday, 5 May 2005 18:03 (9 years ago) Permalink

I'm not sure.

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 5 May 2005 19:32 (9 years ago) Permalink

not anymore.

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 5 May 2005 19:32 (9 years ago) Permalink

oh yes I am.

cozen (Cozen), Monday, 9 May 2005 20:09 (9 years ago) Permalink

8 months pass...
House Arrest!

In LA Weekly article, he says he has "easily 200" cassettes lying around of albums and "masters".

fizzcaraldo (Justin M), Thursday, 12 January 2006 03:27 (8 years ago) Permalink

I'm sure his parents don't appreciate him leaving all those tapes around the house.

account settings (account), Thursday, 12 January 2006 03:43 (8 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
So, has anyone seen him live yet?

He's playing Knitting Factory on Friday I think; just wondering what the hell he's gonna do with himself on stage.

Suzy Creemcheese (SuzyCreemcheese), Thursday, 23 February 2006 01:12 (8 years ago) Permalink

haven't seen him live but "life in l.a." is truly one of my summer 2005 anthems.

dog latin (dog latin), Thursday, 23 February 2006 01:22 (8 years ago) Permalink

Going in a few minutes. Interested to see how he works in his guest backing band.

Nigel (Nigel), Thursday, 23 February 2006 03:26 (8 years ago) Permalink

Plz report back, soldier.

Suzy Creemcheese (SuzyCreemcheese), Thursday, 23 February 2006 03:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

im guna go see him at 14 below!

chaki (chaki), Thursday, 23 February 2006 04:27 (8 years ago) Permalink

In Seattle it was just him and his 8-track, apparently. I really wish he would get a competent live band going.

fizzcaraldo (Justin M), Thursday, 23 February 2006 07:00 (8 years ago) Permalink

his backing band in ny is excepter. should be a spectactle if nothing else. or you could go for psychic ills.

earthly kitt (earthly), Thursday, 23 February 2006 07:11 (8 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...
I've read a lot of reviews of Ariel Pink that use the same recurring descriptions: "twisted"; "sounds like (mention music from the 80s) but (then mention armageddon or satan or something that's meant to imply insanity) but his stuff doesn't strike me as crazy or dememnted at all. In fact when I heard that whole "mankind is a nazi" thing on 'Trepanated Earth' I found it more cute and quaint than crazy -- and a little embarrasing. I don't really get a crazy vibe from his stuff -- but it's certainly eccentric, for what that's worth.

Morgan Patrick (public_radio), Thursday, 10 August 2006 05:54 (8 years ago) Permalink

Not eccentric, exactly. More like "eccentric."

Adam Beales (Pye Poudre), Thursday, 10 August 2006 11:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

"shut up"

a name means a lot just by itself (lfam), Thursday, 10 August 2006 14:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

"jk"

a name means a lot just by itself (lfam), Thursday, 10 August 2006 14:56 (8 years ago) Permalink

paper or plastic

i would like paper thanks

cousin larry bundgee (bundgee), Thursday, 10 August 2006 16:51 (8 years ago) Permalink

"mankind is a nazi" is so obviously a joke (the delivery's pretty funny too)

Fetchboy (Felcher), Thursday, 10 August 2006 18:21 (8 years ago) Permalink

"fuck you"

Shit, I guess that works for pretty much everything.

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Adam Beales (Pye Poudre), Thursday, 10 August 2006 19:24 (8 years ago) Permalink

10 months pass...

saw him the other night. he's finally got a good band together, a few sloppy parts but they really nailed the vocal harmonies and the weird time signitures. it actually SOUNDED just like his records too, which was weird.

babedad, Friday, 22 June 2007 05:19 (7 years ago) Permalink

he was selling these homemade CD-Rs with different artwork for $20, i bought 3 of em and then found out they all had the same songs on them..

babedad, Friday, 22 June 2007 05:20 (7 years ago) Permalink

Can't say I'm surprised.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 22 June 2007 05:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

that sucks.

But cool that he sounded good :D

Drooone, Friday, 22 June 2007 05:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

vudi from american music club is in this band now. which is weird. maybe I already said that upthread

akm, Friday, 22 June 2007 17:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

there is some staggering kaleidoscopic talent lurking beneath the temporal hipster trappings IMHO

-- duke due, Thursday, September 2, 2004 6:45 PM (2 years ago) Bookmark Link

not that i mind the hipster trappings too much per se, but this is entirely OTM

69, Friday, 22 June 2007 19:00 (7 years ago) Permalink

Vudi?! No wonder he sounds so good now.

henry s, Friday, 22 June 2007 19:04 (7 years ago) Permalink

it's too bad about this bullshit "hipster" stigma surrounding him, because he's by far the best songwriter out of any pop/rock/indie/whitebread variety these days and he's actually pretty funky too.

babedad, Sunday, 24 June 2007 09:02 (7 years ago) Permalink

i mean, if wilco or whoever were to record an album of ariel pink songs, it'd be the unanimous critic-wide rock album of the year, no doubt.

babedad, Sunday, 24 June 2007 09:06 (7 years ago) Permalink

but less psychedelic and closer to reality therefore would prob. be dud

babedad, Sunday, 24 June 2007 09:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

what are we coming to

babedad, Sunday, 24 June 2007 09:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

now playing: "Jules Lost His Jewels"

Come on baby, let's dance!

nicky lo-fi, Sunday, 24 June 2007 09:13 (7 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

new track is so good ("Can't Hear My Eyes")

keepin it smoooooth

dmr, Monday, 8 December 2008 20:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

revisited the doldrums lately and realized that i enjoyed their live show much more than that album. interested in hearing that new track tho ^^

6335, Monday, 8 December 2008 20:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

revisited the doldrums lately? bleh. recently

6335, Monday, 8 December 2008 20:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

flash player down at the bottom of this

http://space15twenty.com/ariel_pinks_haunted_graffiti

dmr, Monday, 8 December 2008 20:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

thanks!

6335, Monday, 8 December 2008 20:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

1520: What are you thinking about how you want your next album to be like?
AP: The record will essentially be a formal reintroduction; me saying "hello friend. My name is Ariel Pink. You've probably read my name online somewhere, maybe your best friend burned you some of my older records, or perhaps you even think we've met at some time in the past. Baloney! Everything you think you know is WRONG- DEAD WRONG. THIS is me, naked, without the buffer of awful tape noise drowning out any lack of vision.

I dunno... That last sentence in particular sounds horrific. The noise must stay, damnit! Been listening to him alot again lately, so this smooth - it's what it is, indeed - sound comes as a surprise. It's a good song, but not as good as the best songs on this years Oddities Sodomies, I think.

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 8 December 2008 20:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

does he sound more 'professional' live (could be in a good or bad way)? or does he still sound a bit shambolic, like on the album?

titchyschneiderMk2, Monday, 8 December 2008 21:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

he loves howard, it could happen

i also enjoy in line skateing (spazzmatazz), Wednesday, 30 July 2014 18:07 (1 month ago) Permalink

He loves Howard? Where did you hear that?

calstars, Thursday, 31 July 2014 03:11 (1 month ago) Permalink

So, I know people in the Pink camp and he has a new record coming out this fall that is supposedly the greatest thing he has ever done by far.

kornrulez6969, Friday, 1 August 2014 22:03 (1 month ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Just saying. Love Grey Sunset.

calstars, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 03:36 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

So, I know people in the Pink camp and he has a new record coming out this fall that is supposedly the greatest thing he has ever done by far.

― kornrulez6969, Friday, August 1, 2014 6:03 PM (3 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i also enjoy in line skateing (spazzmatazz), Tuesday, 26 August 2014 04:20 (3 weeks ago) Permalink


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