Acid Mothers Temple

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Was the keyboards a he or a she?
(Alternatively phrased, what was that keyboardist and can we eat it?)
Was [s]he not cooler then Bez?
Could any other band have followed them?

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Wednesday, 16 October 2002 02:16 (fifteen years ago) Permalink


make me feel bad, why don't you.

i had to get back to NYC so i missed their set :(

geeta (geeta), Wednesday, 16 October 2002 03:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I dunno. I've seen Acid Mothers before, and maybe it was the mood I was in that night I saw them, but I got tired of their shtick after a while.. especially the girl (it's a she) Jennifer Herrema-ing all over her keyboard from behind.

donut bitch (donut), Wednesday, 16 October 2002 06:06 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Her name is Cotton Casino.

Chriddof (Chriddof), Wednesday, 16 October 2002 13:58 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Anyone going to the Acid Mothers/Oneida/Kinski show at the Knitting Factory tomorrow?

Yancey (ystrickler), Wednesday, 16 October 2002 14:44 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I am!

dead dead bird, Wednesday, 16 October 2002 14:58 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

As am I. I'm most excited about seeing Kinski, who I have not seen before. The album teaser that Sub Pop sent out is amazing. So good.

Yancey (ystrickler), Wednesday, 16 October 2002 15:04 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Her name is Cotton Casino.

And she's credited on the new album on Alien8 as playing among other things 'beer' and 'cigarettes,' both of which she did with utter aplomb.

Kinski will blow your mind out of the door and into the next street, my friends. They were the band right before AMT at Terrastock and all I can say is, oh my.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 16 October 2002 15:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I can't wait then. And Oneida and Acid Mothers are always solid performers. Should be an amazing show.

Yancey (ystrickler), Wednesday, 16 October 2002 15:16 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

btw, AMT's new one (until next month or so) Electric Heavyland is ELECTRIC HEAVY. It's going to destroy a lot of people.

dleone (dleone), Wednesday, 16 October 2002 15:26 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Who released it? It seems that Squealor isn't releasing much AMT stuff these days. Not sure what's up with that.

Yancey (ystrickler), Wednesday, 16 October 2002 15:31 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Ah, yes, that's the name of the album, it's the Alien8 one. Squealor won't be releasing much more in comparison, I think, because Eclipse Records is now pretty much the main AMT distributor/release mechanism for the States. And deservedly so, Ed from Eclipse being a scholar and a gent.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 16 October 2002 16:09 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Whachoo trying to say about my bro Butch from Squealor? Huh Ned??? He's a scholar and an even bigger gent! Plus he once played in the wonderfully named band '68 Youth Riot. Take that!

Yancey (ystrickler), Wednesday, 16 October 2002 16:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Then we're all happy! :-) Nothing against Butch, it's just that Eclipse seemed to be the main gateway these days, at least in America.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 16 October 2002 16:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I know Ned. I jest.

Yancey (ystrickler), Wednesday, 16 October 2002 16:19 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Im still utterly amazed at how she failed to spill beer even once while balancing the beer on the thingy and doing her dance over it wearing a loose fitting sweater and still chain smoking like a member of GYBE.
Zia McCabe take note!

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Wednesday, 16 October 2002 16:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

wearing a loose fitting

More like an American football uniform shirt -- with some suspect wordings. ;-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 16 October 2002 16:43 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Well I know exactly what it was, I was hoping she would do the little wrestling salute thingy when someone yelled "Suck It!" but that might have been too much for my brian to handle after 12 hours of that stinky pit.

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Wednesday, 16 October 2002 19:05 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

As am I. I'm most excited about seeing Kinski, who I have not seen before. The album teaser that Sub Pop sent out is amazing. So good.

I have a feeling that Kinski will be blowing up soon!!! The 2 times I saw them this week were killer!!! I love Acid Mothers Live but I'm not as into their records.. In fact I'm going to see them right now in Vermont.Tah

brg30 (brg30), Wednesday, 16 October 2002 21:32 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

too much for my brian to handle

Thankfully my Brian has a better warranty.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 16 October 2002 21:44 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

This Brian is a life-time, y'mofucka.

donut bitch (donut), Thursday, 17 October 2002 00:54 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

jesus H christ. Man, the ironic thing about that is in high school I had a friend named Brian who we called Brain since he put that on his midterm as his name.

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Thursday, 17 October 2002 02:32 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

jesus H christ. Man, the ironic thing about that is in high school I had a friend named Brian who we called Brain since he put that on his midterm as his name.

My pet peve is people who spell my name wrong. I usually have the biggest crushes on those who ask me if I spell Bryan with a "y" or "i"

Now getting back to the topic, I caught AMT last night in Vermont at a place that legally was allowed to hold about 50 people. It was crowded but not packed. The Mothers were a bit tired but solid and did a few different songs than the set at Terrastock that was basiclly full on rock. No chanting or much singing because the PA was tiny. It was still very loud, I still cant hear anything.

brg30 (brg30), Thursday, 17 October 2002 12:14 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

three years pass...
Where's the AMT love? Almost all the threads concerning AMT seem to be pre-Cosmic Inferno. Anthem of the Space, Mantra of Love, Demons from Nipples, and Just Another Band from the Cosmic Inferno are some of my favorite albums by them.

Anyone else looking forward to Starless & Bible Black Sabbath? Do people who don't like Acid Mothers Temple take music too seriously? Long form psychedelic freak-out sessions are great for working, cleaning house, and commuting!

forgot my password and don't care cuz nobody knows me anyway, Thursday, 9 February 2006 00:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

After a while I just decided there was just too many Acid Mothers Temple albums coming out every week and went back to listening to "La Novia" and that sixty minute track on the 3CD thing.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Thursday, 9 February 2006 00:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Most of what I have I've downloaded. 1.47gb of AMT I've dl'd and ripped from CD. I like putting it all on shuffle and just letting it blare out of the speakers all day at work. I have a hard time finding their stuff on CD, and am too broke to invest seriously, but when I can I intend to buy everything I can. The releases have been slowing down, and to my ears the Cosmic Inferno stuff sounds more focused. I love La Novia, though - one of my favorites for sure.

I also forgot to mention IAO Chant from the Cosmic Inferno as another great Cosmic Inferno release.

forgot my password..., Thursday, 9 February 2006 00:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I think they got better after Cosmic Inferno. IAO Chant is focused and well-recorded. Anthem of the Space is the same. I got a lot of the older stuff because it was hyped so much, but it's hard to enjoy a lot of that 3CD Family album much at all and the rest is mostly meandering poorly-recorded near-crap, really, if you think about it. Yeah, it sounds cool, but it's the same noises over and over again. I do very much like the "Freak Out!" one with the naked girls. That might be my favorite. Electric Heavyland is pretty good, but the Cosmic Inferno stuff is better. And, yes, I am looking forward to Starless & Bible Black Sabbath. I'm not buying any more of the old ones, only new ones from now on.

Guitarboy, Thursday, 9 February 2006 01:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Saw them late last year. Fantastic set! OM Riff, Anthem of Space, and another which I can't remember were played. They closed with OM Riff, and it was about 15 minutes of it. Set was just under two hours, if I recall. Got out of the venue around 2am. Loudest I've ever seen. :)

Harpal (harpal), Thursday, 9 February 2006 07:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the In C CD never fails to blow my mind. Haven't heard any of the newer stuff except Mantra, which I also dig.

sleeve (sleeve), Thursday, 9 February 2006 23:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

catching up with the melting paraiso ufo/cosmic inferno and finding iao chant a major treat, a fifty minute collision between the hawkwind and gong galaxies

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 21 May 2011 13:30 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

So I haven't bought anything by these guys forever, but I just took a gamble and bought Son of a Bitches Brew based solely on the cover art and the Miles references. Will I be disappointed?

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 19 July 2012 19:46 (five years ago) Permalink

Probably not. All their albums are kind of the same, but also all different.

The New Dirty Vicar, Sunday, 22 July 2012 20:24 (five years ago) Permalink

they are best live, though.

The New Dirty Vicar, Sunday, 22 July 2012 20:25 (five years ago) Permalink

In C is kind of different.

Nothing cracks a turtle like Leeeon Uris (Leee), Sunday, 22 July 2012 20:26 (five years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Anyone hear their thing with Stearica? Quickly listening on YT, doesn't sound like AMT at all! (Very restrained.)

Btw, just bought a copy of La Novia for $11!

Claudia Schiffer Kills Frog (Leee), Sunday, 7 October 2012 22:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Haven't heard it but I do own about 30 of their albums and I think they are at their best when most restrained!!!

liam fennell, Monday, 8 October 2012 11:46 (five years ago) Permalink

La Novia is probably my favorite thing of theirs.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Monday, 8 October 2012 13:50 (five years ago) Permalink

Mine too.

fish frosch (seandalai), Monday, 8 October 2012 13:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Well plus maybe the hour long version of "Pink Lady Lemonade"...

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Monday, 8 October 2012 13:52 (five years ago) Permalink

and me! but i bailed out a few years back xp

Superphysical Resurrection (NickB), Monday, 8 October 2012 13:52 (five years ago) Permalink

La Novia is definitely among their very best. Mantra of Love is also really great and along the same lines, a little dreamier perhaps but like La Novia it is an interpretation of an Occitan folk tunes.

I guess it's worth posting some recommendations since their catalog is so overwhelming. I'm not a huge fan of the live show and the albums that are more freaked-out, although I do like that side of the band of course. I just much prefer the drone and low-key oriented works (and also the more Hawkwind-esque rock action of AMT Cosmic Inferno!) to the standard AMT sound.

Other favorites of mine are In 0 to Infinity, Interstellar Guru and Zero, Magical Power from Mars, Troubadours from Another Heavenly World. These albums are mostly drone/looping/synth focused.

Although not even remotely restrained, the AMT Cosmic Inferno albums Anthem of the Space, Cosmic Funeral Route 666, LAO Chant From the Cosmic Inferno are all pretty essential too if you've acquired the taste.

The Andromelos (Kawabata + Masonna/Space Machine) album is awesome and pretty undervalued. It's spacey synthesizers (think a slightly unhinged Tangerine Dream) and live drums.

I also really like Kawabata's solo things that I've heard, esp. Hosanna Mantra and Your Voice From The Moon, which are drone/ambient focused and quite excellent.

liam fennell, Monday, 8 October 2012 14:44 (five years ago) Permalink

La Novia is way cool, but my favorite out of the ones I've heard is definitely the first one. SPEED GURU. Plus, Pink Lady Lemonade is at its best as an eight minute sigh imo

need to give the new one Son of a Bitches Brew a listen, I really liked the AMT albums released last year...

something about tragedy?...farce?...Richard Marx? (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 8 October 2012 15:55 (five years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Finally listening to that (first?) Stearica collab, and woah, it barely sounds like AMT aside from some scifi fx in the background, otherwise this is sometimes HEAVY, usually moody post-metal.

I was in this prematureleee air-conditioned supermarket (Leee), Monday, 17 December 2012 00:45 (four years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Liking this new jam quite a bit:

dronestreet, Thursday, 9 May 2013 15:08 (four years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

crüt, Friday, 30 August 2013 19:56 (four years ago) Permalink

love those fuckers

nostormo, Friday, 30 August 2013 21:05 (four years ago) Permalink

What's solo Kawabata like -- listened to 5 seconds of one of his Private Tapes, sounds dreamy.

Shannon Leeedles (Leee), Tuesday, 3 September 2013 05:10 (four years ago) Permalink

Oh that's the new bizarro Funkadelic one...? I heard that's awesome! (re: crut's youtube)

the hubert harumphreys of social media (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 3 September 2013 07:42 (four years ago) Permalink

This autumn's AMT tour promises an 8-person line-up and two-hour shows, can't wait

my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Tuesday, 3 September 2013 08:12 (four years ago) Permalink

more excited abt the mainliner gigs tbh, even w/out nanjo

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 3 September 2013 12:47 (four years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

I recently managed to get hold of the "Hey Good Child"/"You're My Boy" single and enjoyed it. This is my first listen to AMT - is there anything else in their back catalogue akin to those songs, or is that release a bit atypical? Other stuff I've sampled (and bear in mind, it wasn't much) didn't seem too similar. Any help appreciated

Duane Barry, Tuesday, 31 December 2013 19:42 (three years ago) Permalink

I haven't heard "You're My Boy," but they do have a bunch of more sedate releases (La Novia being the consensus fav in this regard, and there's also Mantra of Love), if not actually sharing the same acoustic (+ effects) arrangements.

Neil Nosepicker (Leee), Sunday, 5 January 2014 22:13 (three years ago) Permalink

Thanks. If you're curious the single is at this blog:

Duane Barry, Sunday, 5 January 2014 22:55 (three years ago) Permalink

neither of these tracks sound particularly atypical. many of their albums (not that i've heard even half of them) feature tracks like these tucked between the heavier stuff.

fit and working again, Monday, 6 January 2014 02:43 (three years ago) Permalink

that Planet Golden Love thing is awesome

VENIET IMBER (imago), Monday, 6 January 2014 07:41 (three years ago) Permalink


reductio balls absurdum (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 6 January 2014 17:17 (three years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

fucking sick Mainliner performance on a cable access network

example (crüt), Saturday, 4 February 2017 16:40 (nine months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Been a few years since I've seen them and that's long overdue, so -- upcoming American tour:

I'll be at the second to last date in SF -- Dire Wolves also on the bill, that's Jeffrey from the Iditarod/Black Forest Black Sea's newest band, their own album is about out, so in sum, should be great.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 11 March 2017 22:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

Just got my ticket. See you there!

Fetchboy, Sunday, 12 March 2017 01:10 (eight months ago) Permalink

I've never seen them at the 529! That should be a great show. Hope I can make it out that night.

example (crüt), Sunday, 12 March 2017 01:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

I missed last year but I'm hoping to catch them this year

jorts l0chinski (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 16 March 2017 01:12 (eight months ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

brimstead, Thursday, 26 October 2017 04:27 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Young Makoto?

These guys have so much energy.

Noel Emits, Thursday, 26 October 2017 08:27 (four weeks ago) Permalink

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