― mark e (mark e), Friday, 28 November 2003 13:05 (sixteen years ago) link
― AndreNY, Sunday, 25 April 2004 22:15 (sixteen years ago) link
time has passed since i started this dead thread.
the band have a new album and a new site :
initial spins of the album indicate that i am going to love this even more than the excellent 1st album.
let the music media silence begin ..
― mark e (mark e), Thursday, 23 September 2004 07:34 (sixteen years ago) link
― zappi (joni), Thursday, 23 September 2004 12:42 (sixteen years ago) link
you sure its the same gang of noisy upstarts ?
very much still going.
― mark e (mark e), Thursday, 23 September 2004 13:18 (sixteen years ago) link
um, i'll check out the website......(clickity click)yeh, same people. theres a poster for a gig i remember going to in their history section (1997) - particularly memorable as me & my friends won the 'pop quiz' and the prize was a slab of 24 beer cans! all i can remember of the band is that they wore nice cheap suits and sounded a bit like gallon drunk (which was how i felt after all those cans...groo)
― zappi (joni), Thursday, 23 September 2004 15:20 (sixteen years ago) link
― mark e (mark e), Thursday, 23 September 2004 15:24 (sixteen years ago) link
single of the year.
for me alone that is.
― mark e (mark e), Thursday, 14 October 2004 12:08 (fifteen years ago) link
― Louie Strychnine, Thursday, 14 October 2004 13:19 (fifteen years ago) link
they have completely updated their image in recent times .
if i didn't know they were full of self depracation wit they would scare me sh*tless ..
― mark e (mark e), Thursday, 14 October 2004 13:23 (fifteen years ago) link
― mark e (mark e), Thursday, 25 January 2007 14:34 (thirteen years ago) link
5 years on and the band are still going and making albums that only i ever seem to like.they are a bunch of peristent buggers i'll give them that.as they are probably very aware, the new one wont win them any new fans, but 3 listens in, and their brand of ott chaos is beginning to work its magic.
― mark e, Tuesday, 24 March 2009 21:11 (eleven years ago) link
well hey these guys are awesome!
they sort of remind me of like um...flaming stars or gallon drunk meet mclusky, not quite but dang this band is great!
― Reege & Leif (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 24 March 2009 21:23 (eleven years ago) link
Thanks for reminding me of these guys. Yeah, I'm surprised they are still together. It's been so long since I connected with them that I totally forgot they existed. Must have been the Tim Smith connection that got me into them. So this new one is good, is it?
― everything, Tuesday, 24 March 2009 21:36 (eleven years ago) link
as with anything by the S6, takes a few listens to hit home, but yes, there are some absolute belters, as well as a couple of more 'difficult' moments (as is often the case .. )seems like they have ditched the last Tim Smith material they'd recorded, until Tim recovers from his recent heart attack.however, this set back has not made them go all soft, in fact this is even more punchy and deranged.love the cover art as well - nice change in style.
― mark e, Tuesday, 24 March 2009 21:45 (eleven years ago) link
i have an S6 album somewhere but it never really rocked my world
perhaps i will revisit it and see how i feel now
― Bad, Bad Memories of a Good Time (electricsound), Tuesday, 24 March 2009 23:16 (eleven years ago) link
wrath have released a lot of cool stuff btw, particularly their supersevens series
yeah .. those were good fun.it feels that the label has been in a state of comatose for a while now (that or i am scubbed off the promo list, which would be understandable), though it could be due to the fact they had to regroup and get together some cash.oh, actually, the eureka machines album last year was great. the excessive queen styled vocal overdubs, and chugga chugga guitars always makes me smile.
― mark e, Wednesday, 25 March 2009 07:29 (eleven years ago) link
live this thursday in bristol.
suspect it will be just me + a couple of bar staff rejoicing in the mighty racket the band create.
cant bloody wait.
electricsound : best album (other than the new one ) = Cabin Fever with its 3D Blood splattered cover.
― mark e, Monday, 4 May 2009 20:54 (eleven years ago) link
^the one i have. will listen now
― and the gold loogie goes to... (electricsound), Monday, 4 May 2009 22:36 (eleven years ago) link
next album by the s6 to be recorded and produced (or whatever he does), by steve albini @ his chicago studio ...
― mark e, Thursday, 16 February 2012 12:05 (eight years ago) link
i am not alone
as always with s6 albums, this one has taken a few listens for it to click, but click it has.
― mark e, Monday, 5 August 2013 17:48 (seven years ago) link
still going strong ..
― mark e, Friday, 12 September 2014 17:09 (six years ago) link
loving the piano bloke playing air drums.
oh, and yes, that is graham coxons drummer, aka stuffy, backing up the bands regular drummer ..
have never seen them play live with the dual drummerz groove, but i know they have recorded with such a set up.
― mark e, Saturday, 20 September 2014 17:38 (six years ago) link
Stuffy of Stuffy and the Fuses? I have a 7" somewhere. Was meant to put them on one time but I don't think it happened in the end.
― michaellambert, Saturday, 20 September 2014 17:47 (six years ago) link
yup. the one and same.
stuffy released his album on the scaramangas label, wrath.
tis rather good.
― mark e, Saturday, 20 September 2014 17:56 (six years ago) link
listening to this, it's ok, some nice moments
thumpermonkey are the similar but much better version though
― imago, Monday, 22 September 2014 11:17 (six years ago) link
give this a go, mark e
also, to arms etc, who played my wedding*. wonder how those folks are getting on
*checks* they have a new albummmm yay
*note to to arms etc: twas cursed, but not yer fault
― imago, Monday, 22 September 2014 11:28 (six years ago) link
oh it's a posthumous album. turns out to arms etc was cursed as well! HOW FITTING
― imago, Monday, 22 September 2014 11:30 (six years ago) link
(and it's not our fault)
cannot wait ..
― mark e, Friday, 24 October 2014 20:09 (five years ago) link
New one is up on bandcamp. Bit more restrained than I would like (eg. Cursed) but some great bits. Only listened once so far though.
― everything, Tuesday, 21 July 2015 19:46 (five years ago) link
a restrained S6 !!? blimey.that said, have they ever bettered 'cabin fever' ? as time goes on, its clear that they peaked with that album - a genuinely brilliant album.not got the new one yet, but a few more glasses of wine, and it will probably be on order.
― mark e, Saturday, 19 September 2015 17:45 (five years ago) link
should anyone feel the urge, then there is a free compilation :
― mark e, Saturday, 19 September 2015 17:51 (five years ago) link
yes, i still love this lot more than i probably should.
after 25 years they have decided to give every album away for free.
even the latest release has an absolute stomping S6 track on it, 'as we take the stage', that is as good as anything off their previously mentioned classic 'cabin fever', so, they clearly still have it.
― mark e, Thursday, 9 January 2020 22:17 (eight months ago) link