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Anyone know if they plan to ever release another record, and if so, will that record be made available on compact disc?

And whatever happened to Blonde Redhead?

Raymond Cummings (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 19 June 2003 14:22 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I asked T&G this just a couple of weeks ago: No news at all. But when I saw them last fall, they played three new songs. So there's hope at least.

Yanc3y (ystrickler), Thursday, 19 June 2003 14:27 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

So there'll be a three-song, limited edition 500 copies, black vinyl single that I won't buy because it'll be sold out before I can get one and I don't have/want a record player....

Raymond Cummings (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 19 June 2003 14:29 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

... but it wouldn't matter anyway because it plays at 500 RPM for better sound quality and comes on 7,000,000 KG/square inch extra virgin vinyl forged from the hearts of blacks holes for that true analog loyalist sound BUT IT DOESN'T MATTER BECAUSE IT WILL BE WORTH IT!!!...

mei (mei), Thursday, 19 June 2003 16:21 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

...and the only lyrics are the word FUCK...

NA. (Nick A.), Thursday, 19 June 2003 16:42 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

::giggle::

Jon Williams (ex machina), Thursday, 19 June 2003 16:53 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

shellac is playing a couple of shows at the beginning of july in illinois.

the e-mail that was sent out about it mentioned something or other about the shows being a test to see if todd's back is up to par. guess that must mean he had some sort of back troubles... the southern records page doesn't mention anything of either the back troubles or the shows, though, so who knows?

according to southern records, blonde redhead will be playing some shows around california/vancouver/seattle/portland around the end of the month.

brad koski, Thursday, 19 June 2003 17:52 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

One of these days I really hope they put out at least those first two 7's as a CD. I'd buy one. I recorded mine off of my old dodgy turntable and burned a disc, but it kind of sounds lame. "Wingwalker" and "Doris" are two of their best songs.

earlnash, Thursday, 19 June 2003 20:54 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Blonde Redhead has recorded a new album and is talking to several record labels.

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Thursday, 19 June 2003 21:45 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

(I know this 'cause I recorded my recent one at the studio where Blonde Redhead records & the studio people are pals with them - they say the new stuff's unbelievable but unfortunately I was unable to get to hear any of it)

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Thursday, 19 June 2003 21:46 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Todd's back problems were reported on the Southern site a while back, they were cos of an accident.

mei (mei), Friday, 20 June 2003 05:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...
I just pulled out At Action Park after not listening to it for a while. TOTALLY CLASSIC.

Hurting (Hurting), Sunday, 21 August 2005 14:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

: )

cozen (Cozen), Sunday, 21 August 2005 14:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

amen, brother!

Raymond Cummings (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 22 August 2005 14:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

still waiting for that new album Shellac...I've heard a lot of work has been done on it...no release date though...I'm wondering if the death of Loder who usualy masters their stuff is holding things up now....

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Monday, 22 August 2005 14:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

from the Touch & Go site:

"Membership:
Steven Frank Albini - electric guitar
Todd Stanford Trainer - drum set
Robert Spurr Weston IV - electric bass guitar

Band information:
While there is no specific coordination between Shellac's record
releases and touring schedules, you can expect the band to tour at
its usual sporadic and relaxed pace.

Current:
Shellac will have a new LP anytime between now and 2007."

Raymond Cummings (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 22 August 2005 14:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

this came up during the question and answer period of the show yesterday. Weston said the new material is almost all recorded, but they hadn't even begun to think about packaging yet and that "could take a while."

the cheshire fucking cat (chëshy f cat), Monday, 22 August 2005 15:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

>they hadn't even begun to think about packaging yet and that "could take a while."

The new record will be an edition of one, packaged inside a car a la Merzbow. The delay comes from designing a system of gyros so the vinyl won't skip while the car is in motion, because it'll be vinyl-only, of course.

pdf (Phil Freeman), Monday, 22 August 2005 15:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

pdf OTM *roffle*

Raymond Cummings (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 22 August 2005 15:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Trainer opined that a 12" jewel box would really make the product stand out at Wal-mart.

chëshy (chëshy f cat), Monday, 22 August 2005 15:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i hope they do what they did for 1000 hurts, where you got the vinyl box, it came with a loose CD pressing of the record...that was a great deal...

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Monday, 22 August 2005 15:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Actually, wasn't John Golden in L.A. the guy who mastered their stuff to date, and not John Loder? (Sorry to be pedantic at the expense of Loder, R.I.P.)

donut floccinaucinihilipilification (donut), Monday, 22 August 2005 16:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Golden has doen many Albini and Weston recordings, but Loder mastered all the Shellac records.

I'm sure the new record will be worth the wait when it is finally released

chris besinger (chris besinger), Monday, 22 August 2005 16:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

If "The End Of Radio" is any indication, I agree.

Damn. I was hit hard when i heard the news of Loder, and now I'm still getting hit. :(

donut floccinaucinihilipilification (donut), Monday, 22 August 2005 17:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

2009 tour dates

05/13/09 - Vera, Groningen, Netherlands
05/14/09 - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
05/16/09 - Butlins Holiday Center, Minehead, United Kingdom - with ATP Festival
05/17/09 - Butlins Holiday Center, Minehead, United Kingdom - with ATP Festival
05/29/09 - Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain
06/11/09 - Vera Project, Seattle, WA
06/13/09 - Berbati's Pan, Portland, OR
06/14/09 - Berbati's Pan, Portland, OR
06/15/09 - W.O.W Hall, Eugene, OR
06/17/09 - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
06/18/09 - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
06/20/09 - Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA
06/21/09 - Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA
06/25/09 - Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN

(note: shellac are playing Vera on the 6/12 as well. Arcwelder is opening. I am really really excited.)

bacon = bad for the face + magic for the moobs (Mackro Mackro), Saturday, 7 March 2009 03:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

Go forth and rock.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 7 March 2009 03:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

why on earth do they wanna play the W.O.W. hall, good Lord

Cindy Sherman I'm Your #1 Fan (J0hn D.), Saturday, 7 March 2009 03:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

once again (as i believe you posted on their previous stop in seattle) ,thanks for the advance notice. making plans to catch the vera show again.

drone/a/sore, Sunday, 8 March 2009 00:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yay, W1ll! I know a lot of folks from Vancouver are already planning this out. (I think most of the audience at the last stop were from BC. When Bob asked for bills, I forget the joke that prompted that, most everyone held up $CDNs)

BTW, The Vera has moved since 2005. It's actually in the Seattle Center now, just blocks away from Easy Street Records in Lower QA, right next to where the QFC used to be. 1st Ave N and Republican St. are the nearest cross streets. It's also a much bigger and kinda weirder space.

bacon = bad for the face + magic for the moobs (Mackro Mackro), Sunday, 8 March 2009 00:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

"why on earth do they wanna play the W.O.W. hall, good Lord"

Some of the most classic concerts of my life, I saw at WOW Hall.

Fugazi on the Repeater tour with Beat Happening and Calamity Jane.
Melvins on Eggnog tour (Joe Preston on bass). Also again for Lysol (Lorax on bass).
Jesus Lizard on the Liar tour with Jon Spencer opening.
Alice Donut on Untidy Suicides tour.
Thinkin Fellers with Mudwimmin.
Nomeansno on the Wrong tour with Victim's Family.

And more recently, Isis with Mogwai.

I kick myself now for not going to Sleep on Holy Mountain tour supporting Hawkwind.

Nate Carson, Monday, 9 March 2009 02:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

got my ticket for the june 11 show,,,,trying to wangle a way to see bat for lashes the night before at the crocodile.

drone/a/sore, Tuesday, 10 March 2009 03:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

btw,shellac has added a june 12 vera show.

drone/a/sore, Tuesday, 10 March 2009 03:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I got a ticket for both. ^_^

bacon = bad for the face + magic for the moobs (Mackro Mackro), Tuesday, 10 March 2009 05:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

todd trainer on animal planet o_O and awesome

:)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZWrVQTlonc

Na'vi Girls (Need Love Too) (M@tt He1ges0n), Sunday, 17 January 2010 15:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

Amazing!

Wax Cat, Sunday, 17 January 2010 15:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

OMG that was awesome. though todd trainer seems like a truly weird dude.

the architecture of horniness (askance johnson), Sunday, 17 January 2010 15:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

That's amazing. It's good to see that Albini can drop the cynicism, misanthropy and sarcasm when it counts. On a dog owner's program.

Doran, Sunday, 17 January 2010 16:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah in the spring and summer sometimes i would look out my office window and see todd, all vampirish in black, walking his lil' doggie around, so cute.

i don't know him but i've found that everyone i know who has actually dealt with or knows albini IRL says he is super nice and awesome...people that say "oh he's such a dick" tend to not know him irl.

Na'vi Girls (Need Love Too) (M@tt He1ges0n), Sunday, 17 January 2010 16:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

I was joking. I've heard that Albini is actually a pretty nice guy if you meet him. It was more how he usually comes across in interviews that I was talking about.

Doran, Sunday, 17 January 2010 16:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

awesome video!! wonder if uffizi tours with 'em.

Do the english boil pizza? (acoleuthic), Sunday, 17 January 2010 16:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

This will be messy:
http://www.atpfestival.com/events/shellacny.php

reallysmoothmusic (Jamie_ATP), Thursday, 9 December 2010 15:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

Noon! I can see lots of people buying tickets for that and not making it.

kraudive, Thursday, 9 December 2010 15:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

Coming to my hood. Still worth seeing live?

uhhhhhh (admrl), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

yes! (if you like shellac)

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

Saw the 20th anniversary show in Minneapolis over the weekend. It was great.

your native bacon (mh), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 14:04 (six years ago) Permalink

line-up for their ATP this December currently looking great:

Shellac Of North America
Neurosis
Wire
Mission of Burma
Oxbow
Nina Nastasia
Melt Banana
The Ex + Brass Unbound
Mono
Shannon Wright
Zeni Geva
Arcwelder
Scrawl
Uzeda
Bottomless Pit
Prinzhorn Dance School
Three Second Kiss
Pinebender
Red Fang
The Membranes
Buke and Gase
Dead Rider
Helen Money
Bear Claw
ALiX
STNNNG
+ more TBC

Jamie_ATP, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 14:25 (six years ago) Permalink

so did i mh! had a blast....

btw STNNNG marks the first time a participant in ILX Pre-Covers LULU makes an appearance at ATP

Jandek at the Disco (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 15:25 (six years ago) Permalink

"Little Dog" is coming to the UK!

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 16:03 (six years ago) Permalink

I wasn't quite in the right headspace for STNNNG when they were on, but I think that's more due to me than anything about the band! I was kind of thrown off by a lot of things, having just been in a car and then getting dinner having a lot to do with it.

your native bacon (mh), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 16:29 (six years ago) Permalink

I need to give their post-At Action Park catalogue another chance

Raymond Cummings, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 17:09 (six years ago) Permalink

That's the Interfax Harmonic Percolator pedal all turned up to 10.

ringworm, Thursday, 11 October 2018 08:25 (eight months ago) Permalink

My guess would have been harmonic percolator too.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Thursday, 11 October 2018 08:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

cool, thanks!

sleeve, Thursday, 11 October 2018 13:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Listening to all their albums again. It will surprise none of you to learn that Terraform and Excellent Italian Greyhound are the two that are really holding up for me

imago, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 18:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

Inspired to do so by the new Daughters album being #1 on the 2018 RYM chart and it making me want to listen to Shellac instead

imago, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 18:56 (seven months ago) Permalink

Terraform>1000 Hurts>At Action Park>various singles (Rude Gesture/Uranus/Bird is most Popular Finger etc)>Dude Incredible>Excellent Italian Greyhound

but they are all good and the gap between best and "worst" is not very much

Greta Van Fleek (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 19:14 (seven months ago) Permalink

search: 2004 Peel Session version of "The End Of Radio"

sleeve, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 19:17 (seven months ago) Permalink

yeah that's amazing, I know it

Terraform is clearly the best one for me - the shorter songs are sharp and the long songs utterly gripping. House Full Of Garbage might have usurped Didn't We Deserve... as my favourite Shellac song

imago, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 19:24 (seven months ago) Permalink

but fully agreed that they're all good

imago, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 19:25 (seven months ago) Permalink

Terraform>1000 Hurts>At Action Park

Agreed. Terraform indeed clearly the best one, the tension of the longer ones and the short bursts works so well. I'll admit I've not heard Excellent Italian Greyhound, will correct that shortly.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 1 November 2018 09:47 (seven months ago) Permalink

I would reverse that order. Here's my list:

At Action Park > early singles > Terraform > 1000 Hurts > Excellent Italian Greyhound > Dude Incredible

Neil S, Thursday, 1 November 2018 10:06 (seven months ago) Permalink

oh and this live album from 1993 is really good too, not least for the awkward interactions with the largely silent Japanese crowd: https://www.discogs.com/%E3%82%B7%E3%82%A7%E3%83%A9%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF-%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A4%E3%83%B4%E3%82%A4%E3%83%B3%E6%9D%B1%E4%BA%AC/release/1041522

Neil S, Thursday, 1 November 2018 10:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

both peel sessions rereleased today in super high quality. a joy to listen to!

imago, Friday, 14 June 2019 07:46 (five days ago) Permalink

The 1994 session is particularly welcome cuz I've only ever heard that in the terrible bootleg that's floated around for yrs, and man it really put me back to how they were when I first saw them in 96, so snarly and raw.

chr1sb3singer, Friday, 14 June 2019 14:29 (five days ago) Permalink

Always loved that 2004 version of “The End of Radio.”

... (Eazy), Friday, 14 June 2019 14:39 (five days ago) Permalink

^^^ my single favorite thing they've done, just above Doris/Wingwalker

Ambient Police (sleeve), Friday, 14 June 2019 14:45 (five days ago) Permalink

'94 Crow an absolute monster

imago, Friday, 14 June 2019 15:06 (five days ago) Permalink

oh I bet, that's my other favorite Shellac track

Ambient Police (sleeve), Friday, 14 June 2019 15:08 (five days ago) Permalink

btw are these on Bandcamp or???

Ambient Police (sleeve), Friday, 14 June 2019 15:08 (five days ago) Permalink

s*****y for me, sorry

imago, Friday, 14 June 2019 15:09 (five days ago) Permalink

nah that's cool just wondering how to listen

Ambient Police (sleeve), Friday, 14 June 2019 15:12 (five days ago) Permalink

Is this the one "John Peel was a hellava guy..."

kraudive, Friday, 14 June 2019 15:26 (five days ago) Permalink

yes

imago, Friday, 14 June 2019 15:29 (five days ago) Permalink

Awesome. It's the best version. I'm buying that.

kraudive, Friday, 14 June 2019 15:31 (five days ago) Permalink

If buy the lp vers (which is a thing of beauty) in classic Shellac fashion no dl code but you do get an unmarked cd vers stuck in there

The vers of "Billiard Player Song" on their is all time as well

chr1sb3singer, Friday, 14 June 2019 15:54 (five days ago) Permalink

Oof £30. But yeah, done.

kraudive, Friday, 14 June 2019 15:58 (five days ago) Permalink

'94 Crow an absolute monster


For real, RIP Brandon Lee

Looking forward to playing this really fuckin loud on the drive home today

circa1916, Friday, 14 June 2019 19:54 (five days ago) Permalink

I have a totally horseshit sounding 45 I think? of the 94 session

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 14 June 2019 20:08 (five days ago) Permalink

I forgot (or more likely didn't know) that the '94 Peel Session predates the release of "At Action Park" by a few months, if Wikipedia is right which has it coming out in Oct of that yr which seems like it could be right

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 17 June 2019 17:45 (two days ago) Permalink

they sure kept Spoke in the barrel a while

imago, Monday, 17 June 2019 17:50 (two days ago) Permalink

Esp cuz they played on the reg until about '98 or so, I sort of assumed they had forgotten abt it until EIG

On the 2004 set "Billiard Player Song">"Dog & Pony Show">"Il Porno Star" is absolute peak Shellac

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 17 June 2019 18:03 (two days ago) Permalink

I'd rank them At Action Park > the singles > Terraform > 1000 Hurts > Dude Incredible > Excellent Italian Greyhound, but I'd put Two Nuns & a Pack Mule above all of them

nate woolls, Monday, 17 June 2019 20:12 (two days ago) Permalink

Terraform >>>>>>>>>>>>>> At Action Park > 1000 Hurts > Dude Incredible > Greyhound.

I'm aware I'm probably alone in this assessment.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 17 June 2019 20:22 (two days ago) Permalink

oh fuck it someone start a poll already

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 17 June 2019 20:25 (two days ago) Permalink

I'm aware I'm probably alone in this assessment.

Nah that is the correct order

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 17 June 2019 20:38 (two days ago) Permalink

Oh and I saw someone point out this new set is Shellac #16 but Dude Incredible is Shellac #14...so whatever #15 is maybe that is coming "soon"? I realize in Shellac terms "soon" is 1-5 years.

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 17 June 2019 20:40 (two days ago) Permalink

Yeah, Terraform is my favourite too. I also really like Greyhound, somewhat controversially, but Terraform stands slightly above the rest

imago, Monday, 17 June 2019 22:06 (two days ago) Permalink

FOR DECADES

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 17 June 2019 22:07 (two days ago) Permalink

BUILD A MONUMENT TO HIMSELF

imago, Monday, 17 June 2019 22:13 (two days ago) Permalink

Terraform>At Action Park>90s singles>1000 Hurts>Dude Incredible>Excellent Italian Greyhound

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 17 June 2019 22:17 (two days ago) Permalink

^^ I'd swap the singles and Action Park but yeah pretty much

Ambient Police (sleeve), Monday, 17 June 2019 22:24 (two days ago) Permalink

It's never quite gotten better than At Action Park but I'm always willing to hang in there to see what happens.

Lactose Shaolin Wanker (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 17 June 2019 22:59 (two days ago) Permalink

Oh and I saw someone point out this new set is Shellac #16 but Dude Incredible is Shellac #14...so whatever #15 is maybe that is coming "soon"?

I heard an interview with Steve recently where he said they're planning on releasing a comp of all the non-album material so I'm guessing it's that.

woman in the dunes, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 02:50 (yesterday) Permalink

nice! I had a shitty CDR, now long gone, with a bunch of odds and ends which included a cover of AC/DC's Jailbreak, I'd like to hear that again

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 07:30 (yesterday) Permalink

it's on Youtube of course, wish fulfilled

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImNv9IgJdb4

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 07:31 (yesterday) Permalink

jailbreak was on a skin graft 45

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 11:33 (yesterday) Permalink

I forgot how much I like Dude Incredible

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:53 (yesterday) Permalink

After the first two singles and Action Park, Terraform was a big WTF for me.
I just kept waiting for something to happen on "Didn't We Deserve..." but it never did. I get a bit more what they were going for now after you hear where they went, but that tune was kinda out of nowhere first time I heard the LP.

That said, the 'package' with the vintage paintings and the lush earth picutre on the interior and the record sleeves is really beautifully done.

The two singles had me hooked for a long time, they are some 7"s that I listened to a bunch. I also got the Drag City one and that Skin Graft double 7".

earlnash, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 22:08 (yesterday) Permalink

Earlnash - felt exact same about Terraform - but the Chesley Bonestell art was dope. They never topped At Action Park or the singles in my opinion, but certainly have never put out any kind of clunker.

BlackIronPrison, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:49 (yesterday) Permalink


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