gravy train!!!, da hawnay troof, & similar outfits

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well I don't think I've actually heard a single other artist mentioned in this thread, so I don't actually know if Cex is comparable or any better or any worse, but when I first saw him DJ and he was spinning DMX and M.O.P. instrumentals at indie shows, well it was pretty refreshing 4 years ago. and I don't think he gets enough credit for the fact that he went from a gimmicky live show where he pretended to rap and freestyled on silly topics, to actually writing full verses of fairly serious rhymes and becoming an at least slightly above average undie MC. but he quickly moved onto something completely different, so whatever.

Al (sitcom), Wednesday, 4 August 2004 02:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
i'm interviewing hawnay troof soonish - anyone have any way of formulating questions that won't be too um insulting yet will still be fairly accusatory?

heh, Monday, 20 September 2004 23:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

something tha peope think is amusng
who gives a FUCKanywayers, Tuesday, 21 September 2004 07:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'M NOT GOING. I hate them all!

Elisabeth (Elisabeth), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 10:27 (twelve years ago) Permalink

xbxrx were a superb band to rival Hendrix at his finest why do you bother w/this shit, exsinger of xbxrx?

Andrew Blood Thames (Andrew Thames), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 11:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

My local record shop is claiming that the new Gravy Train album sounds like the Shangri Las singing Peaches. This sounds oddly appealing.

The Real Dirty Vicar, Tuesday, 28 August 2007 17:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

Well its definitely preferable to Peaches singing Shangri-Las.

da croupier, Tuesday, 28 August 2007 17:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

It's a bit garage rock and bit rubbish, and I used to have a lot of time for Gravy Train!!!!.

DJ Mencap, Tuesday, 28 August 2007 19:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

i like hawnay troof's enthusiasm. but it's kinda empty enthusiasm. it's like watching kids who've had too many red bulls playing air hockey; kinda fun for about a minute, then really really dull.

xbxrx are the sha-na-na of hardcore. i assume that's the point, though.

Lawrence the Looter, Wednesday, 29 August 2007 02:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

gygax and strongo 1,000% OTM (3 years ago and many many posts ago)

Eisbaer, Wednesday, 29 August 2007 02:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

this stuff really did turn out to be the future of popular music, didn't it

some dude, Friday, 4 May 2012 19:12 (four years ago) Permalink

xbxrx are the sha-na-na of hardcore. i assume that's the point, though.


sarahell, Friday, 4 May 2012 19:19 (four years ago) Permalink

wow, i'm pretty sure i SAW gravy train (!!! i guess) back in 2004 or thereabouts, but i remember almost nothing about them. certainly don't remember them being offensive enough to merit the kind of reaction they got here, but hey who knows.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Monday, 7 May 2012 18:34 (four years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

I was thinking about Hawnay Troof today for some reason. I saw them (when they were a duo) in 2003, performing in a dive bar in central Europe in their underpants, and it was definitely one of the most entertaining shows I've seen. Not that musically accomplished, of course, but somehow welcoming, intense and fun all at the same time. I had a copy of their LP Get Up! Resolution Love, but it wasn't great except for a few tracks, and I failed to investigate them any further until today, when I found this from 2008, and I dunno, it's pretty good?

Not surprised they/he got a kicking in this thread as he does appear to be sort of a hipster, and people will hate hipsters. What I'm surprised about is that nobody mentioned HT in the context of gay hip-hop, because (especially on the first LP) at least half the tracks seem to be explicity about gay sex, and that isn't something you encounter that often even now, and even less so in 2003.

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Monday, 30 May 2016 21:13 (eleven months ago) Permalink

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