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Hello all. I'm new to the board but I have a question - does anyone know anything about a record called Sapphire? It came out on Sound At One and is supposed to be members of No Neck Blues Band, but of course there is no information. Does anybody know anything about it? I just bough it for a lot of money and wanted to find out more. Thanks! Dan

Daniel Hewett, Sunday, 20 July 2003 11:49 (nineteen years ago) link

Ask not.
the veil of mystery must be preserved.
there are secrets man was not meant to know.
one doesn't even listen to one's expensive sound @ 1 records, it is enough to have bough them.

autovac (autovac), Sunday, 20 July 2003 23:08 (nineteen years ago) link

Autovac, I'd have agreed with you a few years ago, but they've seriously upped their profiles since the early days, what with all the other projects and the gatefold group photo, etc. I heard they even do interviews now. Not that this is a bad thing, per se, it's hard to be willfully elusive after almost ten years or whatever

Dan, that's actually one of my favorite nnck-related records, and I always just assumed it was Nuss since the B side is so drum/jazz-heavy, but who knows?

roger adultery, Monday, 21 July 2003 02:03 (nineteen years ago) link

DOES THEM REALLY HAVE NO NEXX???

Googler, Monday, 21 July 2003 02:06 (nineteen years ago) link

eight months pass...
Sapphire is maybe Pat & Matt from NNCK ... maybe also some other members of Test, but I can't remember.

sexyDancer, Wednesday, 24 March 2004 23:27 (eighteen years ago) link

hey man the Excepter LP on Fusetron rulz and so does the Cocaine track on the new Psycho Path comp. More!

roger adultery (roger adultery), Wednesday, 24 March 2004 23:30 (eighteen years ago) link

it's on its way. maybe only a few more weeks 'til "vacation"...
can't speak for cocaine though.

duke coca, Thursday, 25 March 2004 03:23 (eighteen years ago) link

wait...what's on its way? A new Excepter LP?

roger adultery (roger adultery), Thursday, 25 March 2004 03:27 (eighteen years ago) link

12" (2 extensive tracks) also fusetron

duke cola, Thursday, 25 March 2004 03:29 (eighteen years ago) link

cool - i'm psyched.

roger adultery (roger adultery), Thursday, 25 March 2004 03:30 (eighteen years ago) link

appreciate it, i've played it some on my internet radio show, eastvillageradio.com thursday 10pm-2am.

duke diet, Thursday, 25 March 2004 03:32 (eighteen years ago) link

my computer doesn't like to stream, but I'll get it from Chris as soon as it's out. Is the cover as badass as the last one?

roger adultery (roger adultery), Thursday, 25 March 2004 03:35 (eighteen years ago) link

what th'... crappy "new answers" serves me for searchin...
you gotta stream ... break into a dorm room
or come to the showz

SexyDancer, Thursday, 25 March 2004 03:37 (eighteen years ago) link

i agree, you oughta stream
cover is nice (i didn't do it)

duke dance, Thursday, 25 March 2004 03:49 (eighteen years ago) link

i have about 3% available space on my harddrive or whatever - it won't even let me defrag. when i play music it spits and sputters - pretty much impossible to enjoy anything.

roger adultery (roger adultery), Thursday, 25 March 2004 03:54 (eighteen years ago) link

i understand all that (or i don't actually, but that's beside the point), but like sexy said break into a dorm room, or neighbor's, or coffehouse, or jack in the box.... and jack in (the box)

duke duke goose, Thursday, 25 March 2004 03:57 (eighteen years ago) link

rock the blocks

SexyDancer, Thursday, 25 March 2004 04:38 (eighteen years ago) link

five years pass...

i'm sure i read a review somewhere recently of a new D Charles Speer record.... possibly in the wire?

cant find any info on his site / mysp / sound@one / black dirt etc

can anyone help me out with any info?

[tell me this wasn't just a boring dream].

d90 (D90), Wednesday, 2 September 2009 11:11 (thirteen years ago) link

iirc it's coming out on Three Lobed?

coming out in november are new LPs from both steve gunn and d. charles speer & the helix. gunn's boerum palace is a stroke of guitar genius - deeply felt odes reflecting and respecting american traditions through his raga influences. distillation by d. charles speer & the helix is the last honky-tonk boogie-rock album you'll ever need - it will keep every party hoppin'. both are available for pre-order - check each release'se page for more information and downloadable previews.

After Hours was one of my faves from last year. Or was it this year? I dunno anymore.

ian, Wednesday, 2 September 2009 15:04 (thirteen years ago) link

what's the deal with this 7" credited to No Neck Blues Explosion?
http://www.myrecordcollection.org/artists/nnck/nnbx.jpg

mizzell, Wednesday, 2 September 2009 15:14 (thirteen years ago) link

Ian, you should sign up to Three Lobed's e-mail list. They just sent out an update with a link to a new Speer track.

This: http://www.threelobed.com/tlr/music/TLR-072-SpeerHelix.mp3

These guys just keep getting better and better.

QuantumNoise, Wednesday, 2 September 2009 15:30 (thirteen years ago) link

ah three lobed - thanks ian.

yeah, after hours is a great record. the photo of shuford taking a bite of an onion in the inlay is pretty frameworthy.

are the singles worth picking up? they had the sleeve for the Past or Beyond 7" in Rough Trade - but the clerk couldnt find the vinyl.

d90 (D90), Wednesday, 2 September 2009 16:10 (thirteen years ago) link

xp: no-neck blues explosion was a parody record put out by an anonymous party. kind of odd at the time as nnck hadn't even released many records. The music misses the mark so don't break your back trying to get it.
I can't remember if the identity of those responsible was ever revealed.

Fox Force Five Punchline (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 2 September 2009 16:23 (thirteen years ago) link

i have it but never knew the story.

mizzell, Wednesday, 2 September 2009 16:23 (thirteen years ago) link

ah ... internet sez it was dudes what put out "Tuba Frenzy" fanzine.
disappointing ... boys in the band always thought it was Alan Licht.

Fox Force Five Punchline (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 2 September 2009 16:27 (thirteen years ago) link

eight months pass...

nnck playing @ sculpture center in a few hrs, who's in?

ian, Sunday, 2 May 2010 18:12 (twelve years ago) link

is that the place in long island city?

kamerad, Sunday, 2 May 2010 19:04 (twelve years ago) link

i played this at a party and peeps was like, wtf d00d, dis ain't music, aiyyo put on some beyonce muthafuka

Vanilla Douche (res), Sunday, 2 May 2010 19:48 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, the place in LIC.

ian, Sunday, 2 May 2010 20:10 (twelve years ago) link

FWIW - No Neck Blues Band is still terrific, if a bit less tribal/drony/bizarre than in the early daze. Also, seek ye the Jandek live joints with Matt Heyner in the back-up band, as well as the superb free jazz band Test.

ImprovSpirit, Monday, 3 May 2010 17:50 (twelve years ago) link

I love this band.

admrl, Monday, 3 May 2010 17:51 (twelve years ago) link

three years pass...

DOES THEM REALLY HAVE NO NEXX???
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ian, Tuesday, 19 November 2013 21:57 (nine years ago) link

this is an important question that deserves an answer.

ian, Wednesday, 20 November 2013 18:11 (nine years ago) link

pearl neckless

dmr, Wednesday, 20 November 2013 19:14 (nine years ago) link

two years pass...

tomorrow night in Greenfield. I'll be open until show time if you need records. this is at Replay across the street from my store.

Rhyton
http://www.thrilljockey.com/artists/rhyton
Rhyton is a group of experienced sonic voyagers, well versed in music both ancient and futuristic and wise enough to know that the distinction between the two is more subjective than one might initially be taught. They take ancestral forms, instrumentation and scales, primarily sourced from Middle Eastern and Greek traditions, and incorporate them into the context of scorching improvised rock. Their music is defined by divine mixture: electric and acoustic sources meld to form one sound, and when Rhyton plays, they play as one mind. The trio on Kykeon, their third album, is David Shuford (aka D. Charles Speer and of NNCK), Jimy SeiTang (Stygian Stride), and Rob Smith (Pigeons), each member providing essential building blocks for the interplanetary vibrations they conjure as a whole.

Kykeon literally means “to stir, to mix” in Greek, but was also a drink created by the ancients that had psychoactive properties, an apt name for the radical concoctions contained herein. While previous Rhyton albums were recorded generally in improvised first takes, preserving the freshness and exploiting their generous talents of spontaneous composition, Kykeon was carefully arranged while still retaining the unfettered vibe that has made their music so potent. Shuford’s melodic turns on the bouzouki, electro-saz, and guitar burst forth in the mix with a commanding intensity, while SeiTang’s bass and organ and Smith’s drums drive the pieces into unknown territory. There is an undeniable groove to many of the songs, showing the distant relation between Greek traditions, psychedelia, and the progressive boogie of Shuford’s work with The Helix. Rhyton exists on its own plane in the Brooklyn underground, forging its own more worldly path to psychedelic transcendence.

Decimus
https://decimus.bandcamp.com/music
"Pat Murano's solo project of abrasive atmospheric aggressions. Founding member of No Neck Blues Band, Murano also established the highly enigmatic K Salvatore duo in the mid-1990s together with Jason Meagher (also of NNCK fame and more recently head of the Black Dirt Studios) as well as the black Malkuth beast. Decimus has existed as an entity for some years, privately kept secret in the abyss of New York as its darkest creation."

Sunburned Hand of the Man
http://www.sunburnedhandoftheman.com/

Noise Nomads
"Jeff Hartford -- Mr. Noise Nomad, himself -- approaches every show like a happening, and he creates a vibe and vision that will hang in yr head and ears long after the fire has burned out (as it were)." - Byron Coley

scott seward, Friday, 13 May 2016 15:27 (six years ago) link

looks like a great time.
I've heard a promo of the new rhyton LP and it is awesome. there's a joe walsh cover of all things.

tylerw, Friday, 13 May 2016 15:35 (six years ago) link

Damn, four guitar army for Sunburned tonight. So good. Tony Pasquarosa guesting along with Ted Lee on vocals and Jen Gelineau on violin along with Jeremy Pisani, and Ron and Rob and John and Conrad, and Matt Robidoux. Loud and proud.

Rhyton were excellent. My son Rufus loved the electric mandolin jams. and the Joe Walsh cover was a great finishing touch. I know Rob Smith from playing here with Pigeons and he was so friggin' good on drums. also, the bass player is the chillest bass player with the coolest bass. he was great too. definitely a band to see if they are around you in the future.

scott seward, Sunday, 15 May 2016 05:17 (six years ago) link

Decimus was very cool but all i kept thinking when he played was how dumb i was to sell all those K Salvatore records I used to have because now I want to buy them all again. I love that stuff.

scott seward, Sunday, 15 May 2016 05:19 (six years ago) link

k salvatore records should be easy to find now. and not very expensive.
rhyton are great, three solid bros. jimmy the bass player played in psychic ills as well.

ian, Sunday, 15 May 2016 16:50 (six years ago) link

i still haven't seen noise nomads in a dozen years. loved seeing that dude all the time in RI.

ian, Sunday, 15 May 2016 16:56 (six years ago) link

i didn't go to the rangda show at the flywheel and then i heard that chris corsano brought ten boxes of records to sell at the show because he is moving!!! including all the k salvatore records. that's what i get for not getting out of town more often.

scott seward, Sunday, 15 May 2016 21:09 (six years ago) link

my friend andy bought a ton of stuff. apparently. andy has a new shop nearby.

scott seward, Sunday, 15 May 2016 21:11 (six years ago) link

three years pass...

Pat (the decimus dude) from NNCK also has a new collab with Tom Carter out, only 18 copies left. https://decimus.bandcamp.com/album/ashvin

i'm really into it, ordered mine a few weeks back, still waiting on the post.

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 16:48 (three years ago) link

three years pass...

Great new oral history up at Aquarium Drunkard. Love these freaks

https://aquariumdrunkard.com/2023/01/17/no-neck-blues-band-more-letters-from-the-earth/

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Wednesday, 18 January 2023 01:13 (two weeks ago) link

That's certainly.... a read. Loved a couple of their albums, but there is some cringe AF stuff in there.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 18 January 2023 16:07 (two weeks ago) link

No doubt. It was a different world.

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Wednesday, 18 January 2023 16:47 (two weeks ago) link

"OMG No-Neck Blues Band are sooooo PRETENTIOUS!"

"well..yeah"

chr1sb3singer, Thursday, 19 January 2023 16:34 (two weeks ago) link

having hung out with them and hosted them back in 05, i have to say that they were lovely and friendly people. it’s reactions like “cringe” and “pretentious “ that make me miss the Noise Board, not a sentiment that comes up a lot for obvious reasons

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:05 (two weeks ago) link

Going forward, nothing pretentious or cringe will be tolerated. Signed, young people

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:09 (two weeks ago) link

I mean, I think they were well aware of these pretensions and embraced them with humor and determination. NNCK might've been annoying at times, but hey, so were Sun City Girls. Just seems like part of the fun.

tylerw, Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:18 (two weeks ago) link

I like the band a lot but, I'm sorry, any band that feels the need to paraphrase Cormac McCarthy to describe their music is going to get a big ol' eyeroll from me.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:19 (two weeks ago) link

counterpoint: i like the cormac mccarthy quote. i'm fond of the days when young men could be pretentious dicks together, seems like that's been out of fashion for a minute. as long as they aren't also sex pests, but maybe those two things were always a little too correlated.

ꙮ (map), Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:27 (two weeks ago) link

i was caught up in "new weird america" for 3 years, must have been a total fad for me since i never go back to any of it. the group i would probably listen to again would be charalambides. i am curious what of this stuff really holds up now for people.

ꙮ (map), Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:33 (two weeks ago) link

i think the only two i actually saw live were charalambides and excepter, in l.a., both great.

ꙮ (map), Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:35 (two weeks ago) link

I still have tons of love for Charalambides, tho I see them more as precursors to that N.W.A. stylee CDR boom in the 00s

sleeve, Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:37 (two weeks ago) link

yeah i'm scene drifting here in my recollections

ꙮ (map), Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:39 (two weeks ago) link

god i didn't know anything when i was checking out these weird hip bands and s0uls33king them at the time, lol. i lived with my parents and had no money, what can i say. i sort of forgot that excepter came after nnck, i thought they had been around for longer for some reason. charalambides were from .. texas, that's right. iirc they were a cut above, really deep psych.

ꙮ (map), Thursday, 19 January 2023 17:43 (two weeks ago) link

Charalambides are a great band.

ian, Thursday, 19 January 2023 19:22 (two weeks ago) link

i think charlambides and nnck are totally lump-in-able: same fanbase nowadays

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Thursday, 19 January 2023 20:07 (two weeks ago) link

I just feel like social media has really infected peoples' minds to an extent that being ridiculous or over the top in a way that's perhaps a little cringeworthy is seen as some sort of offense.

I also just don't understand how people can say that things like the NNCK quotes are "cringeworthy" and get the soft fuzzies for the banality of statements like, “There’s an element of danger that keeps us alive,” Meek says. “We’ve learned to push into that fear because it gives us life. And it keeps us moving.” (That's Big Thief).

Like, sometimes people actually like and feel like their art is important and has something to say that corresponds to other works of art. It can be bombastic and a little silly, but I'd prefer Keith Connelly saying some nonsense about Cormac McCarthy and the freedom of sound to some banal, ratioed bullshit that gets passed off as actual music journalism these days.

(Not trying to pick on you, jvc, I get where you're coming from— I just think that so much of what we read about music is FUCKING BORING and a lot of artists are AFRAID TO SAY ANYTHING and that the NNCK folks are not in that camp is *inspirational*, not cringeworthy)

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Thursday, 19 January 2023 21:28 (two weeks ago) link

map, my tracking of this stuff: NNCK, Excepter, Charalambides, Gang Gang Dance, Growing, Comets on Fire, Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice, Nautical Almanac, Volcano the Bear, Avarus, Lau Nau, Espers, etc.

There are similarities in approach tho the music is all very different— Avarus and NNCK and Nautical Almanac and WWVV are the most similar, the rest a little more "gentle," so to speak, in that they tend to use actual song structures to arrange the freakout moments.

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Thursday, 19 January 2023 21:32 (two weeks ago) link

(There are others, of course, that's just the stuff I still like and occasionally listen to, tho I forgot Double Leopards, Tan as Fuck, Gang Wizard, etc. The closest thing to NNCK that is still kicking is Crazy Doberman, from my ken)

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Thursday, 19 January 2023 21:33 (two weeks ago) link

Tan As Fuck that’s some old school weird shit.
Sunburned are still going.
Pelt….

ian, Thursday, 19 January 2023 21:37 (two weeks ago) link

oh boy do we remember poster r0ger 4adultery? he was the ww + vv guy, yes?

i remember liking uhh espers and tower recordings a fair amount.

there were all of the wolf eyes and related noise things and of course wolf eyes is still at it. would much rather watch a doc about some of these people than the dumb lcd / strokes thing that just came out.

xp didn't know about sunburned, that's cool. and god pelt were great. i never heard of tan as fuck i'll have to check that out.

ꙮ (map), Thursday, 19 January 2023 21:43 (two weeks ago) link

When I think about this period, I always think about CD-Rs, and about how the CD-R was the dominant form of distribution for many of these bands as well as some of the noisier bands of the time, and then I think about how most of those discs probably no longer play. I wonder if anyone was actively archiving any of this music at the time. There were a few limited Sunburned Hand Of The Man things I remember really liking, and I noticed recently that they're one of the few bands from this era who seem to be Bandcamp-savvy. I keep meaning to check out some of it but there is just so much, which I think you could argue is one of the reasons people got burned out on this stuff so quickly. Most of the bands mentioned in this thread just saturated the market.

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 19 January 2023 21:44 (two weeks ago) link

you can get like 50 Sunburned albums on bandcamp for $26 or something ... I haven't taken the plunge yet, but I might!

tylerw, Thursday, 19 January 2023 21:47 (two weeks ago) link

I as going to add Sunburned to the list, their new album from last year was really good.

Anyway, didn't think I'd get this much pushback for that comment, it wasn't a knock against the band at all. Like I said, I dig them quite a bit though I never got to see them live. Fwiw that Meek quote you pulled out is equally as cringeworthy as that Cormac Mccarthy quote, but I think that's an element of trying to get musicians to answer awkward questions or dig into thoughts that come out quickly in response. Doesn't typically make me lose respect for a musician unless the pretentiousness is backed up by shitty music (which isn't the case wrt to NNCK).

Also, fwiw, it wasn't me that brought "pretentious" into the discussion.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 19 January 2023 22:01 (two weeks ago) link

isn't the closest to nnck the band "jackie-o motherfucker!"

the late great, Thursday, 19 January 2023 22:16 (two weeks ago) link

the only reason JOMF is different is because they are essentially a location-based group— the line-up always changes. from what i know of Crazy Doberman, they’re more static, like NNCK were.

fwiw a lot of NNCK stuff is up on Bandcamp, and Pat Murano (of the group) has a lot of his own stuff up too, along with collabs with Tom Carter, etc. I really like his work

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Friday, 20 January 2023 00:35 (two weeks ago) link

I HATED Wolf Eyes live, but have come to love Aaron’s solo recordings since he left the group, as well as his collaborations… the records with Turman are especially nice, “Blizzard” is all time for me, just really menacing and beautiful at once.

On my phone and cant be bothered to change it to an embed, but that can be found on Bandcamp and also here

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Friday, 20 January 2023 00:39 (two weeks ago) link

oh boy do we remember poster r0ger 4adultery? he was the ww + vv guy, yes?

i remember liking uhh espers and tower recordings a fair amount.

there were all of the wolf eyes and related noise things and of course wolf eyes is still at it. would much rather watch a doc about some of these people than the dumb lcd / strokes thing that just came out.

xp didn't know about sunburned, that's cool. and god pelt were great. i never heard of tan as fuck i'll have to check that out.


Tan as Fuck were great.

Also just remembered THE SKATERS, Hair Police, and (holy shit yall) D Yellow Swans. Gabe Saloman from the latter is working on a dissertation at UCSC right now on the sonics and philosophy of protest music. Really sweet and interesting guy.

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Friday, 20 January 2023 00:43 (two weeks ago) link

Maybe I should start a thread as a nostalgia repository for all this stuff— it really did change my life, in many ways for the better. I became a much better listener

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Friday, 20 January 2023 00:45 (two weeks ago) link

oh definitely, all of that stuff really sharpened my listening too and offered a whole new world of possibilities. there was a period of about 4 years where i was on that board i hate music, before i got to ilm. a lot of that stuff plus the eai erstwhile related stuff were responsible for helping me hear a lot more and more sensitively.

ꙮ (map), Friday, 20 January 2023 00:57 (two weeks ago) link

liking the revive, there is a hilarious noize board post somewhere that's an "interview" with some guy trying to guess the music playing and running through all of these names plus more

sleeve, Friday, 20 January 2023 03:35 (two weeks ago) link

"Mouthus?"

-no

"Double Leopards?"

-no

etc

sleeve, Friday, 20 January 2023 03:35 (two weeks ago) link

I’d add Growing to this list. I saw they’re playing still

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Friday, 20 January 2023 04:57 (two weeks ago) link

Which NNCK album would you recommend for someone unfamiliar with their work? Saw them live a couple of times in the 2000s and was very impressed.

lord of the rongs (anagram), Friday, 20 January 2023 07:08 (two weeks ago) link

Anagram: most accessible would be “Sticks and Stones….”, I’m a fan of “Rye Antenna” and “Letters from the Serth”

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Friday, 20 January 2023 12:02 (two weeks ago) link

I’d add Growing to this list. I saw they’re playing still


I always liked the beginning of Growing sets, but they tended to blow the power every attempt ti see them— about four times!

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Friday, 20 January 2023 12:02 (two weeks ago) link

Here’s the live set from when I booked them as an undergrad.

https://archive.org/details/NNCK-live-11-5-05-fairchild-chapel_202101

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Friday, 20 January 2023 12:05 (two weeks ago) link

I can't say I've heard enough of the discography to be certain, but I'll say that 2005's Qvaris was my way in.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 20 January 2023 14:50 (two weeks ago) link

i like Qvaris but feel it a little leas dynamic than I want. Sticks and Stones has high energy freakouts and low-level, nearly inaudible moments of weird mesmerizing string work. It was also, admittedly, my way into their sound, so I probably have listened to it more than most other records, excepting a few live sets that are just wild

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Friday, 20 January 2023 15:10 (two weeks ago) link

Still have the original sleeve with Christopher Wool print for “Quantarenius, Cook & Co”, another favorite and perhaps their most explicitly “political” recording

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Friday, 20 January 2023 15:12 (two weeks ago) link

Maybe I should start a thread as a nostalgia repository for all this stuff— it really did change my life, in many ways for the better. I became a much better listener

This old thread Whiney made has at least some overlap: Best Underground American Noise Act of the Noise-Punk Era (ca. 1998-2005)

intheblanks, Saturday, 21 January 2023 03:58 (two weeks ago) link

Was doing college radio during the peak of this era. And though I rarely revist these groups now, I can honestly say--at the risk of sounding as grandiose or "pretentious" as the NNCK guys--this whole scene really did kind of change what I saw as "possible" in lots of different facets of life, not just music or art.

intheblanks, Saturday, 21 January 2023 04:02 (two weeks ago) link

I caught the tail end of a lot of this stuff and never really got into the No-Necks. I'm going to have to revisit for sure.

In the UK, it feels like a lot of this stuff was centred around the Wire and David K33nan in particular - his record shop and mailing list. Also tend to think of this as 'ATP-core', which is ugly but true in terms of how we encountered lots of the bands.

Shard-borne Beatles with their drowsy hums (Chinaski), Saturday, 21 January 2023 10:40 (two weeks ago) link

This thread made me dig out *Drowner Yellow Swans*. Bury me inside this shit.

Shard-borne Beatles with their drowsy hums (Chinaski), Sunday, 22 January 2023 21:15 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah D Yellow Swans among the best of these groups, the most consistently good

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Sunday, 22 January 2023 22:07 (two weeks ago) link

This thread made me dig out *Drowner Yellow Swans*. Bury me inside this shit.

― Shard-borne Beatles with their drowsy hums (Chinaski)

thank you so much for this, never checked 'em out before cuz I never knew where to start, this is like Zoviet France through a distortion pedal, so good and exactly what I needed right this minute

sleeve, Sunday, 22 January 2023 23:37 (two weeks ago) link

I made a recording of a nasty good live set they did in 05, will upload soon.

05-06 was the year I was kind of the head of my college concert board— we brought Yellow Swans, No-Neck, Old Time Relijun, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Excepter, Wooden Wand, and Gang Gang Dance. Circle and Lichens also performed. It was a real golden age for me and this type of music.

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Monday, 23 January 2023 01:10 (two weeks ago) link

Oh, and also BATTLES, who were excellent live

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Monday, 23 January 2023 01:11 (two weeks ago) link

Not really listened to many of these bands recently but it really was fun being 16 or so and spending all day on the internet when this stuff was in it's peak.

bain4z, Monday, 23 January 2023 09:38 (two weeks ago) link


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