The rap bit in the middle of Curve's 'Ten Little Girls': C/D?

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I always liked how Toni Halliday would actually do the rap part during live renditions.

Baaderonixx rides the neon lights (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 23 May 2006 14:16 (7 years ago) Permalink

The rap is a bit lame, I have to say. The rap itself is good, but the beat isn't really conducive to rapping. Why did they decide to include a rap in the first place?

NoTimeBeforeTime (Barry Bruner), Tuesday, 23 May 2006 14:16 (7 years ago) Permalink

It's a lot better than Justin Warfield with Placebo.
-- Ned Raggett (ne...), May 23rd, 2006.

Hoo dear you're not kidding.

pisces (piscesx), Tuesday, 23 May 2006 16:07 (7 years ago) Permalink

I don't think there's anything wrong with it, really. It just adds to the overall WTF-ness of the track.

Twitchety Twitch Manic Toy System (Bimble...), Tuesday, 23 May 2006 16:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

Brutal, good Christ. Also spoils the finale of "Already Yours" with that ridiculous EMF "DON'T RUN AWAY!" baggy chanting bullshit. All I picture when I hear this is EMF and Jesus Jones' keyboardists jumping around like muppets. It was the great medieval question: CAN DANCE MUSIC ROCKYA!?

Chris Ott (Chris Ott), Tuesday, 23 May 2006 16:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

JC001 (for it was he) also made a should-be-cheesy-but-still-kinda-works appearance on The Beatmasters' single Boulevard of Broken Dreams, and had at least one solo single, called Neva Again (about TEH RACISM) c. 1993, which came in a rush of PR bumpf about him being officially recorded as the fastest rapper in the whole wide world. The cover showed him catching a bullet in his teeth and chips of enamel flying all over the place, which you'd think would affect his delivery somewhat.

kit brash (kit brash), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 00:32 (7 years ago) Permalink

4 years pass...

I always liked how Toni Halliday would actually do the rap part during live renditions.

I'm listening to a boot of a 1998 show (must have been one of their last live shows) where Toni is doing this and it's completely ridiculous and awesome.

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 28 August 2010 08:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

Man I totally forgot about this! I am so listening to Curve today.

Chanté Ackerman (Stevie D), Saturday, 28 August 2010 14:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

shoegaze could have used a bit more rapping.

Sun Tea (Pillbox), Saturday, 28 August 2010 15:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

I always feel vague guilt that my Curve rips all reside in a shoegaze genre folder, because they deserve the label less than any of those contemporaneous UK noise-pop bands.

ὑστέρησις (Sanpaku), Saturday, 28 August 2010 15:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

less than Swervedriver, even?

Sun Tea (Pillbox), Saturday, 28 August 2010 16:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

At the risk of sounding flippant, there are a lot GIS live photos showing Swervedriver staring at their pedals. Debbie Smith was a hyper whirvish who could have been spent a live show comfortably under a 4 foot truss, but its hard to say she was staring at anything...

ὑστέρησις (Sanpaku), Saturday, 28 August 2010 16:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

As for specifics about his techniques and equipment, Garcia laughs, ”I’m giving away trade secrets here. It’s all quite grubby, actually. There’s an Eventide Ultra-Harmonizer, a couple of Akai 1100 samplers, a Morley Wah pedal, a bunch of delay units and Boss pedals, a Zoom box, some Flangers and EQs, and a DigiTech sweep thing that dips the pitch, which we use so the guitar doesn’t go out of tune. There’s a line of all of them, and then it goes into a Marshall.” As for the instruments themselves, Garcia plays his parts on an old Fender Jazzmaster guitar and a Music Man bass.

Baluchistan of Landscape Avocado (Pillbox), Saturday, 28 August 2010 16:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

Even more awesome is the squealy yelpy bit around 2:25 imo

Chanté Ackerman (Stevie D), Saturday, 28 August 2010 16:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Can we have remasters of the debut and the Pubic Fruit comp, pleeeease?

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 3 May 2012 12:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

why remasters?

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Thursday, 3 May 2012 14:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

Pubic Fruit is alright save the Blindfold EP, which had pretty lo-fi production values. Doppelgänger suffers more from weaker songs (than the EPs) than from mastering, but I think a remaster there would help a lot.

The Painter of Blight™ (Sanpaku), Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:26 (1 year ago) Permalink


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