the Hummingbirds: c/d

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though though though though though.

energy flash gordon, Monday, 21 May 2007 10:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

oh wow, i didn't realise the her name in lights and even as we speak connection. love even as we speak, haven't gotten around to her name in lights yet, but now i probably will soon.

yeah, i thought i read that simon hasn't really done anything so interesting since hummingbirds (or, at least that would be so interesting to me). i really love when the girls get lead vocals on the songs, so i'm definitely just more interested in hearing what else they've done. i'm just a sucker for girly indie pop. what i love about the hummingbirds though, is that they kind of have that going on maybe like, a third of the time, but the songs just sort of rock really hard or something, and the production on 'lovebuzz' is just so over-the-top. the guitars are so loud and so great. this isn't really indie rock, or indie pop, or twee pop though, is it? it's power pop or pop underground or something? i have it tagged in itunes as pop underground, along with like, teenage fanclub and one other thing. i really wanna find out about more bands like this, if there are any. . . ?

yeah, though. love this band. sad how forgotten they seem. i mean, i've been into things kind of a lot like this for a couple years now, and i'm only just finding out about them.

andi, Monday, 21 May 2007 15:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

bump for ned. have you heard these guys?

Well, four years after the fact here but I did randomly find a copy of loveBUZZ for a buck the other day.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 1 June 2010 05:16 (seven years ago) Permalink


lemon lime & butters (electricsound), Tuesday, 1 June 2010 05:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

I got loveBUZZ for a couple dollars used on Amazon a while back. The instrumental sections on "Everything You Said" are awesome.

skip, Tuesday, 1 June 2010 05:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

i've only heard evan dando's cover, it was nice.

btw what was this?

Señor Communications Adviser (sic), Tuesday, 1 June 2010 05:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

i thot he meant 'into yr arms'

beach sluts (electricsound), Tuesday, 1 June 2010 05:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

ah, makes sense

(not a Hummingbirds song, readers)

Señor Communications Adviser (sic), Tuesday, 1 June 2010 06:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

sly persuader was OTM up there: I remember getting Lovebuzz in a supermarket in Brisbane in 1991 and Va Va Voom in Geelong JB Hifi in 1993, ie. both a couple of years after release, and both for peanuts. I still retain these childhood memories but remember little else about these vacations.

I really liked them, or at least the IDEA of them - faintly off-key boy-girl vocals and a sound that one of them claimed grew out of attempt to sound like JAMC's "Never Understand". I remember "Blush" being something of a crossover hit and it felt, genuinely, like the proverbial breath of fresh air on the TV and radio, in a way that presaged Ratcat's and then Nirvana's surprise success a little bit later. Their A-sides were great. Both of those albums, at something like 14 tracks each, probably could have lost a couple of the weaker tracks and arguably some of Mitch Easter's bells and whistles though.

I must listen again to that late Gone EP too - some pretty "wall of sound" moments, as someone already said...

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Tuesday, 1 June 2010 07:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

i listened to 'gone' and 'tail' recently after not having heard them for years, sounded great. to this day i still don't know if that (awesome) 4th song on tail is called 'sick on' or 'sick on self pity'

electricsound, Tuesday, 1 June 2010 07:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

woah this brings back memories. Blush was bloody grebt.

... what ever happened to that andi character?

property-disrespecting Moroccan handjob (Trayce), Tuesday, 1 June 2010 11:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

i had lovebuzz on cassette in high school and then lost it -- would love to hear it again. used to love "word gets around" so so so much.

an outlet to express the dark invocations of (La Lechera), Tuesday, 1 June 2010 13:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Snagged the best-of for a buck the other month so it's fun hearing the early songs like "Alimony" and "Everything You Said" here.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 16 February 2012 18:13 (five years ago) Permalink

Blush was a pretty much perfect powerpop single. Must dig out the 12".

Viva Brother Beyond (ithappens), Thursday, 16 February 2012 18:17 (five years ago) Permalink

everything they put out was great

are you ready for a little spittle? (electricsound), Thursday, 16 February 2012 21:31 (five years ago) Permalink

i still miss that album

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Thursday, 16 February 2012 21:40 (five years ago) Permalink

this video is pretty ott goofy though, let's be honest
i guess that's kinda cute

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Thursday, 16 February 2012 21:44 (five years ago) Permalink

^^record company fiddling

are you ready for a little spittle? (electricsound), Thursday, 16 February 2012 21:56 (five years ago) Permalink

One can only hope. Would have loved to see the pitch meeting for that one.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Thursday, 16 February 2012 22:00 (five years ago) Permalink

for foreign readers: Simon and Alannah are currently both in The Aerial Maps, and the Hummingbirds played two reunion shows last year (one festival with five original-era members not including Robyn, and one headline about nine months later with a ring-in bassist [and bonus ring-in gtrst on one song])

Θ ̨Θƪ (sic), Thursday, 16 February 2012 23:11 (five years ago) Permalink

lovebuzz is one of my favorite dollar-bin albums ever.

skip, Friday, 17 February 2012 20:13 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

to this day i still don't know if that (awesome) 4th song on tail is called 'sick on' or 'sick on self pity'

that would be a fecal matter (electricsound), Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:25 (four years ago) Permalink

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