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fuck if i couldn't just sit back and listen to A Trip To Marineville all god damn day. it's got the whole spectrum from songs to noise to please these geriatric ears. God bless the brothers Sudden and Soundtracks.

jack cole (jackcole), Monday, 18 October 2004 00:20 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Zee only one I gots is "international rescue," and some of it's great and weird, but most of it sounds like a slightly grittier buzzcocks

Ian John50n (orion), Monday, 18 October 2004 00:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

you need to get the 2 albums -- not the alive comps. "gunboats" on a trip to marineville is ace.

jack cole (jackcole), Monday, 18 October 2004 00:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

are they in print? record store girl does not have them anymore and so cannot tape them! :(

Ian John50n (orion), Monday, 18 October 2004 00:31 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

just reissued on secretly canadian! remastered and sound better than the old versions on mute.

jack cole (jackcole), Monday, 18 October 2004 00:31 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

THE WEATHER! THE LEATHER!

brg30 (brg30), Monday, 18 October 2004 00:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

now i am walking strangely.

jack cole (jackcole), Monday, 18 October 2004 00:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I LOVE "GUNBOATS," JC.

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Monday, 18 October 2004 01:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

when i was younger i loved the trouser press guide -- it pointed the way to lots of shit to explore -- a springboard of sorts -- later i would become more disenchanted with it, realizing i couldn't stand some of its critical paradigms, etc. in case of the swell maps particularly, boy did they get it fucking wrong. what sort of moron would write, "In existence for most of the '70s, England's Swell Maps proved that a group of intelligent, fearless, versatile people can record five LPs and produce little of any lasting value."? Time has proven Mr. Mark Fleischmann to be more than wrong.

jack cole (jackcole), Monday, 18 October 2004 04:17 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

GUNBOATS FLOAT LIKE CEMETARIES INSIDE OF YOUR GUITAR

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Monday, 18 October 2004 04:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

THERE'S GUNBOATS EVERYWHERE YOU WALK

jack cole (jackcole), Monday, 18 October 2004 04:29 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

mid-jet submariners!
m.

msp (msp), Monday, 18 October 2004 12:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

just reissued on secretly canadian!

holy shit!

artdamages (artdamages), Monday, 18 October 2004 15:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i take it the mute versions are worthless now? i hate those quiet CDs from time sof yore.

artdamages (artdamages), Monday, 18 October 2004 15:27 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

id hold on to the old ones until secretly canadian reissues the odds and sods discs cuz some of the bonus material from the mute editions arent on the new reissues.

jack cole (jackcole), Monday, 18 October 2004 15:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

well i don't know that i approve of that.

artdamages (artdamages), Monday, 18 October 2004 16:05 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

TURN UP THE LOUDNESS

autovac (autovac), Monday, 18 October 2004 16:27 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i found the mute CASSETTE reissues at the local store back at the end of high school. glad i'm gonna be able to get them on cd so i can more easily play them for other people.

manthony m1cc1o (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 16:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

listening to Trip right now for the first time. real stoked so far.

brock (brock), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 16:27 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I had three of the Swell Maps CDs on Mute. I sold back two in a purge a few months ago, but Trip is the one I kept. Fine, fine stuff.

o. nate (onate), Thursday, 21 October 2004 23:21 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I pulled out ...Jane From Occupied Europe the other night because of this thread. Awesome. I should really listen to them more often.

Roy Williams Highlight (diamond), Thursday, 21 October 2004 23:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

That was one of the ones I sold. Maybe I should have kept it though. I just never listened to it that much.

o. nate (onate), Thursday, 21 October 2004 23:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yeah, neither had I! Big mistake on my part though, 'cause at least the other night, it really hit the spot. It's got a lot of the instrumental/experimental pieces plunked down right in the middle of the tracklist, so it's an oddly flowing record. It's got a bunch of the proto-Sonic Youthy drone/strum-two-guitars-for-a-couple-minutes bits too..

Roy Williams Highlight (diamond), Thursday, 21 October 2004 23:44 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

helicopter spies = sonic youth

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Friday, 22 October 2004 00:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yes!

Roy Williams Highlight (diamond), Friday, 22 October 2004 00:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I just ordered the reissues...the tapes are sitting in my mom's garage (along with a ton of other awesome/not so awesome tapes)...its been a long time. I want to be in a band that sounds just like them.

any takers?

DEEBZ (ddb), Friday, 22 October 2004 12:16 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yes

Ian John50n (orion), Friday, 22 October 2004 18:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'm still seeing Elvis and Nixon on the screen!

sundar subramanian (sundar), Saturday, 23 October 2004 06:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

seven years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-ys93xTC4Q

lebron traveled (am0n), Thursday, 19 April 2012 04:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

awesome

flopson, Thursday, 19 April 2012 04:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

I picked up the Electric Warrior Sessions double cd from my public library last weekend. Went to a cafe and glanced at the liner notes and read Nikki's essay about Marc's influence on his life. I may or may not get around to listening to the discs.

Trip Maker, Thursday, 19 April 2012 04:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

You guys have seen this already right? Cos you MUST...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHvqewT1QOA

Friends of Mr Caeiro (NickB), Thursday, 19 April 2012 08:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

I had not, thanking you!

Trip Maker, Thursday, 19 April 2012 14:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

swell maps rock

flopson, Saturday, 16 February 2019 00:30 (three months ago) Permalink

i swear i saw a swell maps thread get bumped yesterday

this is the strongest deja vu i've gotten in a while

ciderpress, Saturday, 16 February 2019 00:44 (three months ago) Permalink

Has anybody heard the Secretly Canadian remasters? I finally got the Mute Marineville at Xmas and I don't think it has been remastered in decades. Just thought I'd grab it while it was at hand relatively cheaply.
So would be interested in finding out if I am missing out on a great deal with the sound on those Secretly Canadian versions. Just don't seem to be very easily come by.
Was hoping thread revival might be word of new reissues or something.

Stevolende, Saturday, 16 February 2019 01:05 (three months ago) Permalink


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