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Where the fuck are BILGE PUMP?

emil.y, Tuesday, 29 December 2009 15:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

1) Mekons, 2) Wedding Present, 3) Pale Saints, for me.

(I'm not sure if any of them are actually 'from' Leeds, or if the groups just formed there out of students who'd come to Leeds)

FIFA Brutish & Short (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Tuesday, 29 December 2009 19:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

All students (true of almost all those bands), but as long as group was formed in Leeds and based in Leeds for some part of their career, I'll take them.

ithappens, Tuesday, 29 December 2009 19:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm gonna vote for someone crass in protest. How can you include the monuments to earlessness that are Hadouken! and The Pigeon Detectives, and leave out Hood? How?

― HELLO MY NAME IS TWILIGHT AND I AM A DRACULA (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 29 December 2009 06:17 (12 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink


― sarahel, Tuesday, 29 December 2009 07:22 (11 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Actually, my current favourite musical argument is that Hood (folksy but very mysterious indie band) are England's national answer to Black Metal, especially from the mid-90's onwards. The comparison is extremely seductive.

― country matters, Monday, 27 July 2009 23:15 (5 months ago)

Pfunkboy : The Dronelord vs The Girly Metal Daleks (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 29 December 2009 19:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

have seen Mekons play 25-30x, so...

Rage, Resentment, Spleen (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 December 2009 19:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

Hood are great! The noisy early stuff like cabled linear traction, silent '88, and the ep with 'biochemistry revision can wait' have a special place in my heart. From this list I'll go for The Wedding Present.

cajunsunday, Tuesday, 29 December 2009 19:31 (seven years ago) Permalink


ogmor, Tuesday, 29 December 2009 19:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

Weren't LFO also students at Leeds when they met/started?

Why has a city of that size not produced more good groups?

It's done pretty nicely in the 00s at the "underground" toilet venue circuit level. Over the past decade I have immensely enjoyed Bilge Pump, Quack Quack, randomNumber and Chops, and I'm sure I'm missing a few. I have also tried hard to enjoy Vibracathedral Orchestra and on occasion managed it.

But from that list, it's between the Wedding Present and Gang of Four. Teenage nostalgia probably gives it to the Weddoes (that and the suspicion that Go4 don't need any help).

brett favre vs bernard fevre, fite (a passing spacecadet), Tuesday, 29 December 2009 21:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

Between the Three Johns and the Sisters for me. Saw the Johns many times and they were always great, saw the Hussey-era sisters and they were just dull, but strangely, I find myself leaning towards the Sisters. Goth nostalgia and that initial run of EPs and singles.

Soukesian, Tuesday, 29 December 2009 21:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

Leeds underground has definitely been decent. I've made very little effort w/Vibracathedral and still really enjoyed them, Astral Social Club too. They get my vote.

ogmor, Tuesday, 29 December 2009 21:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

Duh, Polaris

Joe Pass Filter (MaresNest), Tuesday, 29 December 2009 22:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

God, I've got a BIlge Pump single. A split seven inch of Modern Lovers covers. Completely forgot about them. Will definitely investigate Hood properly though, given the love they're getting on this thread.

ithappens, Tuesday, 29 December 2009 22:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

Oh, and thought LFO were South Yorks. Certainly I was living in Leeds when they first started out, and they were always associated with the Leadmill rather than the Warehouse. Think Nightmares on Wax might have been Leeds, though I may be mistaken.

ithappens, Tuesday, 29 December 2009 22:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 3 January 2010 00:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 4 January 2010 00:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

i wasn't alone.
re NoW : a leeds set up - they used to run the decks at the glorious Downbeat club in 86/87, and hang out with AoC before all the Warp stuff took off ..

mark e, Monday, 4 January 2010 09:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

two years pass...


mmmm, Sunday, 19 February 2012 14:23 (five years ago) Permalink

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