Anyone else on the marijuana? - the ERIC COPELAND LPs/EPs/singles poll

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Been a fan of Black Dice forever, but in my mind Eric Copeland surpassed them with his solo work as early as 2009 when the ALIEN IN A GARBAGE DUMP CD came out. I saw him that year in the spring and it was a life-changing show - I remember walking home from Saturday detention the next day thinking "what am I doing?" re: music. he completely blew me away. I have a recording of that show if anyone wants it. I went on a school night by myself to see him at the same place six months later, and there were a lot less people there. I smoked way too much pot before EC's set, and had a panic attack standing in front of his wall of amps. It was the most frightening set I've ever seen, I had to dip out halfway thru, it was just too much.

A year later he put out STRANGE DAYS, a weird one even for him, but it remains my favorite. The cover simply says "POPULAR MUSIC OF URANUS," and it sounds like someone channel-surfing on Uranus. Worth seeking out if you haven't heard it, it's full of beautiful and strange and twisted sounds and loops without compare. I still can't figure it out. Love the singles he put out for a couple years there, like "UFOs Over Vampire City," "Doo Doo Run," "Car Alarm," "Brain Dead," "Fun Dink Death," "Whorehouse Blues," etc... but I'd love to see them compiled onto an LP or CD. imo LIMBO was his last amazing LP, but I admire his work ethic and non-stop output. BLACK BUBBLEGUM is fantastic though, it's up there...

any other freaks out there? duke it out...

Poll Results

Alien in a Garbage Dump (2009) 2
Limbo (2012) 2
Hermaphrodite (2007) 1
Strange Days (2010) 1
PPM/Calico Corp/Fusetron singles (2010-2012) 1
Waco Taco Combo (2011) 1
Logo My Ego (2014) 1
Jesus Freak (2015) 0
Ms. Pretzel (2014) 0
Masterbater (2013) 0
Joke in the Hole (2013) 0
Black Bubblegum (2016) 0

flappy bird, Tuesday, 19 July 2016 19:01 (one year ago) Permalink

i think of it as lmbo. the cover wants it to be lmbo. plus he would do that with his butt.

Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony said (contenderizer), Tuesday, 19 July 2016 19:06 (one year ago) Permalink

i like limbo a lot

brimstead, Tuesday, 19 July 2016 19:08 (one year ago) Permalink

"Fuck It Up" from Black Bubblegum rules. Song of the summer.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 19 July 2016 19:10 (one year ago) Permalink

a lot of his songs that i've heard sound really awesome when they begin, but leave me quite bored by the time they are over. i like the sounds he uses.

mizzell, Tuesday, 19 July 2016 20:36 (one year ago) Permalink

i wish he would release his lyrics, although on the most recent one you can understand what he's saying ~70% of the time...

love all of his artwork though, especially his collages:

flappy bird, Wednesday, 20 July 2016 04:06 (one year ago) Permalink

I just want to know if "Zed" is ever going to come out on an album

flappy bird, Friday, 22 July 2016 03:53 (one year ago) Permalink

this new/old

flappy bird, Friday, 22 July 2016 03:53 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 00:01 (one year ago) Permalink

Alien in a Garbage Dump.

Crazy Eddie & Jesus the Kid (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 31 August 2016 02:17 (one year ago) Permalink

sweet long interview with EC here, didn't know the guy from Why? had a podcast...

flappy bird, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 21:03 (one year ago) Permalink

I always forget how much I loved Alien in a Garbage Dump - I think my failure to follow through on artists who make music I like is mainly a function of age & parenthood but I never said, oh, what else did that guy do? The new one is pretty cool to my ear today - but Strange Days, which I've never heard til now, has that feel Alien had - of just being weird-but-pleasant, kind of - like, oddball stuff that feels so welcome in its weirdness to me.

The bald Phil Collins impersonator cash grab (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Wednesday, 31 August 2016 22:29 (one year ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 1 September 2016 00:01 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

black bubblegum heavy live recording from last week

flappy bird, Monday, 10 October 2016 17:48 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

EC has no internet presence at all so every three months i go on discogs to see if he's put out anything new, this came out a couple weeks ago:

it's sweet, probably the best of the dance stuff he's done

flappy bird, Wednesday, 14 December 2016 03:28 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

how tf does he have ANOTHER new album out next week? and it's a double!

flappy bird, Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:12 (one year ago) Permalink

it's called Courtesy, Professionalism, Respect, via L.I.E.S.

flappy bird, Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:12 (one year ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Another DFA album in September. Incredible. the man does not stop:

flappy bird, Thursday, 13 July 2017 17:25 (eleven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Not that psyched on Goofballs. it's his third album in a row of dance music, and by far the most drab & colorless. Really straightforward four on the floor beats with really basic bass grooves and very few melodic leads or elements. I don't understand why he turned this one into DFA - by far his biggest label/distributor - instead of the brilliant Brooklyn Banks, which was only released in Germany and limited to 300 copies. That one is sooooo fucking good, just really exciting and charming and eccentric dance music. This one is just kinda boring. I mean, it's still an Eric Copeland album, I fuck with it, but it's my least favorite of his last three (which lol, doesn't include Black Bubblegum, that was four albums ago).

flappy bird, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 23:44 (eight months ago) Permalink

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