scaramanga six/wrath records. am i the only one...

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well hey these guys are awesome!

they sort of remind me of like um...flaming stars or gallon drunk meet mclusky, not quite but dang this band is great!


Reege & Leif (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 24 March 2009 21:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

Thanks for reminding me of these guys. Yeah, I'm surprised they are still together. It's been so long since I connected with them that I totally forgot they existed. Must have been the Tim Smith connection that got me into them. So this new one is good, is it?

everything, Tuesday, 24 March 2009 21:36 (7 years ago) Permalink

as with anything by the S6, takes a few listens to hit home, but yes, there are some absolute belters, as well as a couple of more 'difficult' moments (as is often the case .. )
seems like they have ditched the last Tim Smith material they'd recorded, until Tim recovers from his recent heart attack.
however, this set back has not made them go all soft, in fact this is even more punchy and deranged.
love the cover art as well - nice change in style.

mark e, Tuesday, 24 March 2009 21:45 (7 years ago) Permalink

i have an S6 album somewhere but it never really rocked my world

perhaps i will revisit it and see how i feel now

Bad, Bad Memories of a Good Time (electricsound), Tuesday, 24 March 2009 23:16 (7 years ago) Permalink

wrath have released a lot of cool stuff btw, particularly their supersevens series

Bad, Bad Memories of a Good Time (electricsound), Tuesday, 24 March 2009 23:16 (7 years ago) Permalink

yeah .. those were good fun.
it feels that the label has been in a state of comatose for a while now (that or i am scubbed off the promo list, which would be understandable), though it could be due to the fact they had to regroup and get together some cash.
oh, actually, the eureka machines album last year was great.
the excessive queen styled vocal overdubs, and chugga chugga guitars always makes me smile.

mark e, Wednesday, 25 March 2009 07:29 (7 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

live this thursday in bristol.

suspect it will be just me + a couple of bar staff rejoicing in the mighty racket the band create.

cant bloody wait.

electricsound : best album (other than the new one ) = Cabin Fever with its 3D Blood splattered cover.

mark e, Monday, 4 May 2009 20:54 (7 years ago) Permalink

^the one i have. will listen now

and the gold loogie goes to... (electricsound), Monday, 4 May 2009 22:36 (7 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

next album by the s6 to be recorded and produced (or whatever he does), by steve albini @ his chicago studio ...

mark e, Thursday, 16 February 2012 12:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

i am not alone

as always with s6 albums, this one has taken a few listens for it to click, but click it has.

mark e, Monday, 5 August 2013 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

still going strong ..

mark e, Friday, 12 September 2014 17:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

loving the piano bloke playing air drums.

oh, and yes, that is graham coxons drummer, aka stuffy, backing up the bands regular drummer ..

have never seen them play live with the dual drummerz groove, but i know they have recorded with such a set up.

mark e, Saturday, 20 September 2014 17:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

Stuffy of Stuffy and the Fuses? I have a 7" somewhere. Was meant to put them on one time but I don't think it happened in the end.

michaellambert, Saturday, 20 September 2014 17:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

yup. the one and same.

stuffy released his album on the scaramangas label, wrath.

tis rather good.

mark e, Saturday, 20 September 2014 17:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

listening to this, it's ok, some nice moments

thumpermonkey are the similar but much better version though

imago, Monday, 22 September 2014 11:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

give this a go, mark e

imago, Monday, 22 September 2014 11:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

also, to arms etc, who played my wedding*. wonder how those folks are getting on

*checks* they have a new albummmm yay

*note to to arms etc: twas cursed, but not yer fault

imago, Monday, 22 September 2014 11:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh it's a posthumous album. turns out to arms etc was cursed as well! HOW FITTING

imago, Monday, 22 September 2014 11:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

(and it's not our fault)

imago, Monday, 22 September 2014 11:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...


cannot wait ..

mark e, Friday, 24 October 2014 20:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

8 months pass...

New one is up on bandcamp. Bit more restrained than I would like (eg. Cursed) but some great bits. Only listened once so far though.

everything, Tuesday, 21 July 2015 19:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

a restrained S6 !!?
that said, have they ever bettered 'cabin fever' ?
as time goes on, its clear that they peaked with that album - a genuinely brilliant album.
not got the new one yet, but a few more glasses of wine, and it will probably be on order.

mark e, Saturday, 19 September 2015 17:45 (10 months ago) Permalink

should anyone feel the urge, then there is a free compilation :

mark e, Saturday, 19 September 2015 17:51 (10 months ago) Permalink

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