Legendary Pink Dots

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Recommend some of their records for me. Ta.

colin s barrow (colin s barrow), Tuesday, 1 July 2003 23:47 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i like the song about keeping frosty the snowman's face in the freezer.

keith (keithmcl), Tuesday, 1 July 2003 23:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Nemesis Online
9 Lives To Wonder
Any Day Now
The Crushed Velvet Apocalypse
Maria Dimension

Xii (Xii), Wednesday, 2 July 2003 00:31 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I always liked "The Tower" for its conceptiness (you can make a story out of it, I think) plus it is spooky and quite catchy. The Princess Coldheart 12" is grand and majestic too, and I spent a lot of time listening to the Legendary Pink Box which I think is a compilation of sorts.

I stopped listening when they began the industrial experimentation (well, it was always there actually but moved to the fore).

fortunate hazel (f. hazel), Wednesday, 2 July 2003 02:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

seconding any day now, the crushed velvet apocalpse, and maria dimension. The last one is probably the best, but it's been awhile since i've heard lpd. the first two tear garden releases are worth seeking out as well.

disco stu (disco stu), Wednesday, 2 July 2003 02:10 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...
OK, so I want to buy my first Dots album, which one do I go for?(bearing in mind that I'm more intrigued by the psychedelic pop side than the scary goth one)

Baaderoni (Fabfunk), Friday, 11 June 2004 08:09 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"from here you'll watch the world go by" is probably the most 'psych pop' one in my immediate memory.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Friday, 11 June 2004 09:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

'faces in the fire' is a psyche pop gem. it also contains the wondeful 'sleso' which dj shadow supposedly sampled, although i have yet to hear documentary evidence that this is true.

stirmonster, Friday, 11 June 2004 11:56 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i love faces in the fire

mullygrubber (gaz), Friday, 11 June 2004 12:03 (fourteen years ago) Permalink



Ian c=====8 (orion), Friday, 11 June 2004 20:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

New record Whipsering Hall is very much in their psych-folk vein.

dleone (dleone), Friday, 11 June 2004 20:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Oh nice. I see they're performing in LA on the 22nd so rah. :-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 12 June 2004 06:26 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

And a good show it was, only a four person lineup (Ka-Spel, Silverman, van Hoornblower and a new guitarist) but they made it work as always. Fourth time I've seen them and there are few groups where on the one hand they have a very specific and immediately recognizable sound and style and on the other hand I never know quite what they will do live and how they will do it. As dleone notes, new album also quite grand, they performed about half of it live -- very meditative show in general, though not entirely.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 23 June 2004 13:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...
2 years on and...not much changes. Sorta. The four-person drumless line-up is still the same and last night's show was the expected mix of mostly new songs and a few keep-the-old-fans-happy numbers like "Belladonna" towards the end, and was unsurprisingly very good, more on the loud side this time around. I always like getting their newest album *after* hearing them on the tour for it rather than before; they're one of the few bands that I will go to without doing that because they always put on a fine show that's never the same (in terms of setlist) as the time I saw them before. In fact now that I think about it the only song I think I've seen them do more than once out of all the times I've seen them IS "Belladonna" so there you go.

Great title for the new album too, which I bought there -- Your Children Placate You From Premature Graves. Apparently there are at least two other new albums and the merch table had approximately 341334 vinyl and CDR and other goodies for sale and...

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 8 July 2006 16:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

six months pass...
By chance I've been able to find mp3s of the very first cassettes at long last. Even at that stage they had that certain something in place -- Ka-Spel's always sounded that weirdly distanced. But some of the lighter, cheap home organ arrangements are a trip.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 03:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Learn me about this "scary goth" side of these guys, I think I've only ever heard what I recall was Syd Barettish stuff with a bit of a dark bent to it. One of Skinny Puppy has something to do with this band on occasion, right?

Trayce (trayce), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 03:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Well, all of SP aside from Ogre, plus Ka-Spel = the Tear Garden. "Syd Barettish stuff with a bit of a dark bent to it" pretty well sums up a lot of LPD but it's bound up with a sense of everything in general always about to prettily but nightmarishly collapse.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 03:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Man, I really need a big CD-buying catchup.

Trayce (trayce), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 03:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i have a cassette in my car that used to freak the shit out of me when i would put it on late at night thinking it was the iggy pop tape. it is this one:

the table is the table (treesessplode), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 03:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

goddamn, that record is fuckin weird.

the table is the table (treesessplode), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 04:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Someone at WREK filed the new LPD CD under "rock," apparently without considering that it's largely just wooshy sound effects with Edward Ka-Speil talking about the bad coffee he drank this morning or some shit. It rules though

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Tuesday, 6 February 2007 04:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

one thing that I think really gets overlooked in the overall Pink Dots story (now THERE'S a book) is the prodigious volume of quality output in their early years. From 1980 to 1983 (four years) they released:

Dots On The Eyes C20
Only Dreaming C60
Premonitions C60
Chemical Playschool 1&2 2xC90
Kleine Krieg C90
Brighter Now LP
Atomic Roses C30
Apparition C30
Prayer For Aradia C30
Basilisk C60
Chemical Playschool 3&4 2xC90
Curse LP

plus a couple dozen compilation tracks and probably a tape or two I'm forgetting. The hit-to-miss ratio on all of this stuff is outstanding (even with extensive track duplication), the band has never quite scaled those heights since. Output remains quality for sure, though. The new Ka-Spel solo has really rocked my world and Your Children Placate You... is pretty damn good also.

one of my favorite bands, if it wasn't obvious already. glad you found that early stuff, Ned ;)

sleeve (sleeve), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 04:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the overall Pink Dots story (now THERE'S a book)

Yeah, there should be one!

glad you found that early stuff, Ned ;)

Same here!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 04:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

and as I look at that list I realize that only the first one is from 1980, so that leaves the equivalent of 15-18 full length albums within three years!

sleeve (sleeve), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 04:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Atomic Roses"! I had that song on a mixtape - that and "Lisa's Separation".

Trayce (trayce), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 05:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

also Trayce, "scary goth side"=

"The Pleasure Palace" from the Princess Coldheart 12"/Crushed Velvet Apocalypse CD

"Premonition 16" from the Curious Guy 12"/Lovers CD, actually most of the "Premonition"s esp the one on the Legendary Pink Box.

Shadow Weaver (both Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 aka Malachai) as noted.

"Choke" from Chemical Playschool Vol. 4

sleeve (sleeve), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 07:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

shadow weaver is the stapleton-produced one, right?

By chance I've been able to find mp3s of the very first cassettes at long last.

that stuff's crazy good! my wife usually buys or barters for the reissues of their early stuff and it's all sooooo mad.

GOD PUNCH TO HAWKWIND (yournullfame), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 07:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

shadow weaver is the stapleton-produced one, right?

the second one (Malachai) is. Stapleton also produced Asylum iirc.

sleeve (sleeve), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 17:43 (twelve years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

uh, speaking of reissues of their early stuff, there is a staggering new box set from Vinyl On Demand that has all of Kleine Krieg, the ridiculously rare Chemical Playschool 2 VERSION 2 which I have never heard, and a live show.

sleeve, Monday, 12 November 2007 22:53 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

got a promo copy of Plutonium Blonde - lol @ "My First Zonee"

Mr Dorbius (Curt1s Stephens), Monday, 15 September 2008 22:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

Crutis if we don't get a promo in to my station soon I may email you for help, I'd like to be able to air it before their Portland show on Oct. 17th.

sleeve, Monday, 15 September 2008 23:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hey, in five years, no one has had anything nice to say about The Golden Age? Okay, I'll say I love that record. Just pulled it out last night and threw it onto my iPod.

Sean Carruthers, Tuesday, 16 September 2008 00:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

the periodical reapparition of this thread is weird and very Dot-esque, considering that exactly yesterday I bought a copy of "Your children will placate you" (and found it good as always).

Marco Damiani, Tuesday, 16 September 2008 07:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

Golden Age is fantastic. I'm pretty sure there must be another legendary pink dots thread, because i thought i mentioned that before.

CHENG AND ENG PALIN BOOK TOUR (John Justen), Tuesday, 16 September 2008 07:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

interesting so see so much love for Golden Age, at the time it was a bit of a personal letdown and I don't know if my perception of the record has recovered since (although I couldn't name a bad song from it if I tried). Any Day Now was such a monster tour de force of the mostly-original lineup and then the band fractured, Golden Age is the sound of a band in flux. As such, it contains some fairly drastic experimental moves that the Dots had typically reserved for their cassettes at that time as opposed to a high profile US release. The overall sound is similarly wide ranging, which I think has served it well over the eyars.

sleeve, Tuesday, 16 September 2008 07:34 (ten years ago) Permalink


I mean, really, releasing "Blacklist" as a contemporary single? What a weird song. That is on the CD verson, right?

sleeve, Tuesday, 16 September 2008 07:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

they killed it in Portland last night. Last time I saw them was 12 years ago (!!) and they are perceptibly older, calmer, more assured and in control. At this point the "new guy" has been with them for like twelve years as well. Last time was loud, lots of rock-band-esque striving and pushing, and this time they were completely focused and deliberate.

Also, excellent setlist and encore of "Just A Lifetime" and "Princess Coldheart". They did "Grain Kings"!

sleeve, Saturday, 18 October 2008 21:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

Damn, I guess I'm missing them this time. But yeah, their ability at really great performances tour for tour is impressive -- of the bands I've seen over the years the ones that would match them would be Acid Mothers Temple and, to an extent, Stereolab.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 18 October 2008 21:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

ha, just bumped the TC Shows thread for this tour, which comes through Minneapolis on Thursday. Can't wait.

How's the new album?

ChuckStewart(no relation) (BigLurks), Saturday, 18 October 2008 21:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

much more fucked up/weird/spacy than the last one, interspersed with a few pretty tunes to break it up. I like it a lot, but I'm fairly predictable about this band.

sleeve, Saturday, 18 October 2008 21:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

If you can get hold of their compilation of early tracks, Under Triple Moons, it's a wonderful and disturbing thing, from the era where they had a lot of magic but were not conscious of any audience. It's as weird as anything they've done - squat confessionals on a minimum of equipment. We've been playing it every so often for at least two years. It's a great one to bung on when people are getting nervous.

moley, Saturday, 18 October 2008 22:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

seconded, that one is fantastic!

sleeve, Saturday, 18 October 2008 22:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

awesome, will do! I don't think I've heard anything earlier than Crushed Velvet Apocalypse.

ChuckStewart(no relation) (BigLurks), Saturday, 18 October 2008 22:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

Agreed re: Under. The sheer amount of material now is too daunting to deal with easily but that's a gem.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 18 October 2008 22:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Been in a major phase lately. And via Idolator this Amanda Palmer/Neutral Milk Hotel musical article contained this!

But sitting with the cast on the steps outside the school, listing the plays she and Bogart put on when she was a student there (one was based on the Legendary Pink Dots' 1985 album, Asylum)

Ned Raggett, Friday, 8 May 2009 19:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

US tour dates... I'll be in Portland!

don't think the new record (on ROIR) is out yet but there are tracks on the Myspace page.

15 October 2010 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret
16 October 2010 Seattle, WA El Corazon
18 October 2010 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
19 October 2010 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
21 October 2010 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
22 October 2010 Chicago, IL Double Door
23 October 2010 Columbus, OH Rumba Cafe
24 October 2010 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop
25 October 2010 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
26 October 2010 Toronto, ON The Mod Club Theatre
28 October 2010 Cambridge, MA Middle East Upstairs
29 October 2010 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge
30 October 2010 Washington DC DC9
1 November 2010 Philadelphia, PA The M Room
2 November 2010 Pittsburgh, PA Thunderbird Cafe
3 November 2010 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
4 November 2010 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
5 November 2010 Orlando, FL The Plaza Theatre
6 November 2010 Tampa, FL Orpheum
9 November 2010 Dallas, TX House of Blues
10 November 2010 Austin, TX Elysium
14 November 2010 Phoenix, AZ The Rhythm Room
15 November 2010 San Diego, CA The Casbah
16 November 2010 Los Angeles, CA EchoPlex
17 November 2010 Hermosa Beach, CA Saint Rocke
18 November 2010 Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar
19 November 2010 San Francisco, CA Cafe Du Nord
20 November 2010 San Francisco, CA Cafe Du Nord
22 November 2010 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge

sleeve, Sunday, 3 October 2010 23:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

Playing the Detroit Bar! Excellent, I'm all over that, that'll be a great show. I should look into an OC Weekly article...

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 3 October 2010 23:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

they are playing as a trio with former guitarist Erik Drost, who was on Poppy Variations and The Whispering Wall. should be interesting, I've always seen them with at least four members.

sleeve, Monday, 4 October 2010 00:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

Wow, that is a change. I'm actually v. intrigued for that reason, I always enjoyed the recent sets but there was a certain familiarity over time. Something to ask after in the interview!

Ned Raggett, Monday, 4 October 2010 00:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

(Well, assuming I get one, obv.)

Ned Raggett, Monday, 4 October 2010 00:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

Still hoping to be there tomorrow night, should be good...

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 17 November 2010 22:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

ty Crutis

and there is a live version as a bonus track on the vinyl of the new LP!

which I plan on buying from them on Monday.

sleeve, Wednesday, 17 November 2010 22:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

they were on WFMU a few weeks back. Interviewed and performed some songs. Should be in the FMU archives.

A happenstance discovery of asynchronous lesbians (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 17 November 2010 23:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

Show tonight killed. Was wondering how they'd do without Van Hoorn and while it's a different beast on the one hand on the other it's still Ka-Spel and the Silverman (and guitarist Ed in this case) and it ruled.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 19 November 2010 08:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

Erik rather than Ed. Still, why not Ed?

Ned Raggett, Friday, 19 November 2010 08:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'm diving into Ka-Spel's solo catalogue.
Scarlet Cross from The Blue Room is a great little vampire pop song.

"Press photos have four members, I'm wondering who the 4th person is..."

I think it's Raymond, their sound engineer/factotum guy.

Marco Damiani, Friday, 19 November 2010 10:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

Hahah for a second I thought that quote was a lyric. I can hear him singing it!

Ned Raggett, Friday, 19 November 2010 13:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

Saw my first Legendary Pink Dots live experience in SF last night: set was over two hours and started off with me thinking "oh too bad they play well but they're old and don't have much presence on stage...I clearly missed their prime", and then about mid-set it was "huh these guys haven't played a bad song yet and some of this stuff is getting increasingly psychedelic and disturbing", and after the last encore song it was "I feel like someone may have slipped acid in my ginger ale earlier"....

I have no idea as to their set list (wish I did), because they're frankly one of those bands I've filed over the years under "I'd support you if I could afford it", ala Sun City Girls and Death in June, so I only have like four of their albums, but the live show has committed me to foregoing newer stuff in favor of mining their back catalog a bit. For what it's worth, I saw a totally Satanic psychedelic black metal band from Sweden not four nights prior that didn't do a single thing more disturbing than LPD's encore closer "Lent", and this delivered with the stage lights on from a jowly and rounding 56 year old Brit who looks exactly like his Wikipedia page, which ain't exactly goat skulls, blood, and corpse paint. Legendary Pink Dots live were fucking awesome.

The Cold Stare of Hamilton Fletcher, Sunday, 21 November 2010 20:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

Sounds about right. And you nailed a lot of the appeal right there -- all the threat and sense of collapse is strictly audio, not visual, but that's honed to an incredible point. Glad you liked it!

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 21 November 2010 21:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

A sort of review of the show I did for Foxy Digitalis:


Ned Raggett, Monday, 22 November 2010 16:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

"the live show has committed me to foregoing newer stuff in favor of mining their back catalog a bit"

good luck! :)
(and maybe I'm just a bit too committed fan, but I think they have dozens of songs as good as "lent" in their catalogue).

Marco Damiani, Monday, 22 November 2010 17:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

Be forewarned, their back catalog is scarily deep. I've got dozens of albums by them and I don't think I even have a quarter of it, if you count all the chemical playschools, live stuff and solo albums.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Monday, 22 November 2010 17:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

Not many votes in the albums poll, but it's good for basic recommendations:

Legendary Pink Dots poll

I also highly recommend all the Chemical Playschools and the Under Triple Moons comp of early stuff, Malachai, Brighter Now, Crushed Velvet Apocalypse, and Curse.

For Edward Ka-Spel oh hey look I started a thread:

This is the Edward Ka-Spel thread

12 hours to go before I am in Portland, damn I am excited about seeing a two hour set.

sleeve, Monday, 22 November 2010 17:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

That was lovely... really liked hearing "Third Secret", "New Tomorrow", and especially "Choke". New/old guitarist was doing lots of stuff I dug, dense barbed sound with teeth and claws but still restrained within the overall mix, bubbling menacingly underneath it all.

sleeve, Tuesday, 23 November 2010 19:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

so there is a new album? only just found out about this from the Spotify thread - it's called The Gethsemane Option. anyone heard it? I bought the next-most-recent release Taos Hum off of their Bandcamp and really liked it. also that new Silverman is great, the Brainwashed review was possibly the stupidest thing I have ever read on that site.

sleeve, Saturday, 29 June 2013 00:00 (five years ago) Permalink

I didn't actually play it despite seeing it on my spotify feed. I dont really know anything about them. My industrial days were like 20 years ago and I never checked em out.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Saturday, 29 June 2013 00:02 (five years ago) Permalink

I honestly have no idea what you would think of them, but they are definitely worth a listen. they don't really have much in common with stereotypical industrial bands.

sleeve, Saturday, 29 June 2013 00:05 (five years ago) Permalink

The more guitar-y bands I have no use for now except I'll still check out the young gods and FLA, so if it steers clear of that then i'd prob dig em

Algerian Goalkeeper, Saturday, 29 June 2013 00:08 (five years ago) Permalink

I've only got Maria Dimension, Asylum and Any Day Now, but nothing I've heard sounds industrial, or at least not consistently. They are a weird mixture of things. I'm really daunted by their discography and not sure how far I'll take it because I really love some of their songs.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 29 June 2013 01:14 (five years ago) Permalink

LPD are decidedly not industrial. they were by far the most psychedelic band i saw play last year.

stirmonster, Saturday, 29 June 2013 02:12 (five years ago) Permalink

haha i knew you would show up!

Algerian Goalkeeper, Saturday, 29 June 2013 02:14 (five years ago) Permalink

hi stir!

I stand by my recommendations upthread as far as my favorites. Robert, you have 3 of the best imo, if you like longer weirder stuff then try the Chemical Playschool series, they diverge quite a bit.

sleeve, Saturday, 29 June 2013 02:17 (five years ago) Permalink

Things like "Belladonna", "Cheraderama", "The Hill" and "The Gallery" are my faves so far. So perhaps I like the ballads more than anything. I actually got Any Day Now based on your recommendation above. Thankyou.

Even though I'm in awe of them at times and think this is exactly the sort of stuff that keeps me looking for music, I do think the albums are a tad too long. And as with many super prolific bands, you wonder what their albums might have been like if they halved their output.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 29 June 2013 02:49 (five years ago) Permalink

haha i knew you would show up!

like the proverbial bad penny.

hi sleeve!

allegedly dj shadow sampled this early LPD track but i don't know his music well enough to know on which track.


stirmonster, Saturday, 29 June 2013 03:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Robert if you go for the more song-oriented stuff then check out the 1st 4 LPs - Brighter Now, Curse, The Tower, Faces In The Fire (which includes the track stirmonster just posted). Asylum was my first LPD experience and it hooked me, but those are the ones that made me love the band unconditionally. The length and volume of output are just how they roll, both core members seem pretty driven to create.

sleeve, Saturday, 29 June 2013 05:24 (five years ago) Permalink

Thanks again.

Like Robert Pollard/Guided By Voices, I don't think LPD have any crap filler, but I still have the nagging feeling ruthlessly selected fewer tracks would mean more classic albums. But I do respect the variation of the sheer amount of music they make.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 29 June 2013 12:30 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

really seriously great side-long early collage work from a split cassette with Big City Orchestra, pay what you want Bandcamp release:


sleeve, Thursday, 4 December 2014 07:00 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm really behind on this band, but I'm fairly sure I'll never have the majority of their output. Need to catch up on that list of priority albums you suggested.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 4 December 2014 13:09 (four years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

so 'the crushed velvet apocalypse' and 'the maria dimension' are kind of wondrous

weirdly the tracks i'm probably drawn to the most are the sweet fairytale ones that occupy the first bonus track positions on both records, although the towering psych epics are amazing too and 'the safe way' is everything that was good about the 1970s

Yul Brynner playing table tennis with a deviled kidney (imago), Thursday, 27 August 2015 21:58 (three years ago) Permalink

but yeah 'princess coldheart' i mean wow

Yul Brynner playing table tennis with a deviled kidney (imago), Thursday, 27 August 2015 21:59 (three years ago) Permalink

I think you'll like this band a lot (and there's a lot to like), those albums are two of the best for sure

check out any of the Chemical Playschools, but esp 3/4, 8/9, 10, and 11/12/13

sleeve, Thursday, 27 August 2015 22:00 (three years ago) Permalink

thanks :)

'the grain kings' is also phenomenal, searched it on here, found it on a list you did of top ten 90's tracks - might have to listen to the rest of the list now (what i've heard is great - a thighpaulsandra coil song!)

Yul Brynner playing table tennis with a deviled kidney (imago), Thursday, 27 August 2015 22:02 (three years ago) Permalink

i described them on first listen as 'if einstuerzende neubauten were fairies' fwiw, but there's all sorts else in here

Yul Brynner playing table tennis with a deviled kidney (imago), Thursday, 27 August 2015 22:06 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

for anybody who wants to catch up on their back catalog and has around $900 to spare:


sleeve, Wednesday, 18 November 2015 17:19 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Was startled by the sight of Any Day Now and Shadow Weaver in the metal section of Fopp this week. They were £17 each (ouch). I already have Any Day Now and I'm not buying it again for this extra track "Neon Gladiators (Version Apocalypse)". But I might just go back in and get Shadow Weaver and pay the steep price just for the novelty of buying such a niche band in such a store in these times and out of my respect for the band.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 27 October 2018 16:50 (six months ago) Permalink

I assume those are the new 2LP reissues on Metropolis?

portugal. the bland (sleeve), Saturday, 27 October 2018 16:56 (six months ago) Permalink

Pretty sure I bought Shadow Weaver at Best Buy back in the day!

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Saturday, 27 October 2018 17:09 (six months ago) Permalink

ha, yeah those domestic PIAS releases were all over the place in the US, too bad they screwed the band

portugal. the bland (sleeve), Saturday, 27 October 2018 17:15 (six months ago) Permalink

I assume those are the new 2LP reissues on Metropolis?
― portugal. the bland (sleeve), Saturday, October 27, 2018 5:56 PM

CDs. Most expensive new single disc CDs I've seen in ages.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 27 October 2018 18:15 (six months ago) Permalink

ridiculous, here's a £10.99 + £4.00 shipping CD from Norway:


portugal. the bland (sleeve), Saturday, 27 October 2018 18:18 (six months ago) Permalink

I guess that's not that much cheaper, it's also an older US release

makes me think of

Thread for documenting effects of Brexit in your own situations

portugal. the bland (sleeve), Saturday, 27 October 2018 18:28 (six months ago) Permalink

Wish they'd lept using the Beksinski covers, I thought they were very fitting. I might try and seek out the reissues with his covers.


I did I buy Shadow Weaver from Fopp and will probably listen soon.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 3 November 2018 00:11 (six months ago) Permalink

they're beautiful artwork overlaid with inexplicably terrible typeface choices that make them look like bootleg DVDs you buy on the subway in Buenos Aires

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Saturday, 3 November 2018 02:01 (six months ago) Permalink

never seen any of those Beksinski covers! jeez there are a lot of versions of the cover art on some of these - The Tower has at least four.

sleeve, Saturday, 3 November 2018 02:07 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

this is pretty good, but putting Island Of Jewels instead of Asylum is madness

A Beginners’ Guide to Cult Psych Icons the Legendary Pink Dots

sleeve, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 19:25 (five months ago) Permalink

Even so, nice to see another take on the now endless discography.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 19:33 (five months ago) Permalink

Was a lot less fond of Shadow Weaver than the previous 3 I've got (Maria Dimension, Asylum, Any Day Now).

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 7 December 2018 21:45 (five months ago) Permalink

First few tracks are good though.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 7 December 2018 21:46 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah, I was very disappointed with it at the time, it's aged well though

sleeve, Friday, 7 December 2018 22:00 (five months ago) Permalink

"You'll meet your fear and see it's bigger, so much bigger than you feared"

Is it possible that "Ghosts Of Unborn Children" is an anti-abortion song?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 8 December 2018 15:57 (five months ago) Permalink

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