the chills c/d?

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You are a mean mean mean old man Mr K. CLASSIC, "Heavenly Pop Hit" got me into pop music. That and "STand", I guess. "Lost EP"! Fantastic shit! Kinda stands up the best now I think, tho I could stand to hear the Lps again. My fav band up till I heard the Beatles. My taste ranges far and wide obv... anyway dunno if it's been mentioned but if the Cd of "Kaleidoscope World" has the Lost EP on it (and I think it does) yr kinda fine, yeah get Brave WOrds next... really really weird rememebering how for about 3 yrs they were meant to be Nz's big rockpop hope for Us sales, haha. HAHA cos they synced up w/NIRVANA'S BOOM rather than w/REM's, which might've worked. And they had a better Lp at the time. Oh well.

808 the Bassking (Andrew Thames), Sunday, 28 January 2007 07:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

As i notice, with a bit of bafflement, that I haven't posted to this thread, I post-hasten to add my feeble voice to repeat the bloody obvious:
The Chills' at their finest= FAKKIN K-KLASSIX!
"Pink Frost" and "Heavenly Pop Hit" art mine personal fave-est's also.

tiit (tiit), Sunday, 28 January 2007 12:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Hey thanks Scott for the cool youtube links. Never occurred to me to look!

Saxby D. Elder (Saxby D. Elder), Sunday, 28 January 2007 16:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

God, You Tube is so great. Makes one so lazy! I mean how can you do anything when you're zapped to the screen like that?

Lick The Strobelight Lollipops (Bimble...), Sunday, 28 January 2007 20:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

From this thread, I have learned that the chills would have been the biggest band in the world if martin phillips hadn't been so bloated. A sad state of affairs.

Also, they were very, very classic. May still be, though I have my doubts.

askance johnson (sdownes), Sunday, 28 January 2007 20:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

OH MY GOD!!! The internet radio station is playing them now oh my god!!! What song is it????

It's "MALE MONSTER FROM THE ID" OH MY GOD...

MY VINYL CAN'T BE FAR OFF NOW...AT LEAST I'VE GOT MY VINYL...

Lick The Strobelight Lollipops (Bimble...), Sunday, 28 January 2007 22:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

25% of the time they were heartstoppingly wonderful (Pink Frost, House with 100 Rooms, Night of Chill Blue). 75% of the time they were pleasant but unremarkable.

Blue Orchids had the reverse hit rate.

Phil Knight (PhilK), Friday, 2 February 2007 23:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

They were better than the BO, dude.

808 the Bassking (Andrew Thames), Saturday, 3 February 2007 10:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Hey! Enough with the body odor around here!

No, I understand what is meant by a Chills success rate and I'm glad someone brought that up, actually. But still...man they were head and shoulders above the Blue Orchids.

At A Later Date, Before We Hit The Moon (Bimble...), Saturday, 3 February 2007 10:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the blue orchids were tuneless tripe

jimbo (electricsound), Saturday, 3 February 2007 14:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I may disagree with you, but I will defend your right etc.........

Phil Knight (PhilK), Sunday, 4 February 2007 19:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Kinda surprised by the love for Brave Words here, to me it's a big drop off from Kaleidoscope World.

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO (Colonel Poo), Wednesday, 12 November 2008 10:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

brave words is so classic. 'night of chill blue' may be their best song ever. then there is 'rain', 'look for the good in others', 'creep', 'brave words', 'wet blanket'(the only good version of this song), 'dark carnival', 'house with one hundered rooms', 'push', etc, it is all just about perfect.

keythkeyth, Thursday, 13 November 2008 06:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Brave Words is pretty U&K, even though I prefer Submarine Bells.

If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Thursday, 13 November 2008 07:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

Title track from Submarine Bells still brings me to tears.

Just saw Martin open for the New Pornographers here in Wellington a few weeks back. Acoustic, but still has that great voice. He suggested he'd be back with a proper band.

tvdisko, Thursday, 13 November 2008 08:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

Kaleidsocope World wasn't produced very well, as I recall. I still have the vinyl. I dunno, The Chills for me are a truly great band that somehow ended up lost to the mists of my teenage years. I still never really feel comfortable returning to them. But I've got over the same kinds of feelings about Chameleons, so maybe Chills is next in line, who knows?

Your Head Is Full of Diamonds & Lice (Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You), Thursday, 13 November 2008 09:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

You mean "Brave Words" wasn't produced very well, don't you? 'Cuz it wasn't.

Ich Ber ein Binliner (Tom D.), Thursday, 13 November 2008 10:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

The production on Brave Words (courtesy Mayo Thompson, I believe) is pretty thin-sounding, but in many ways I prefer it to the more lush sound of the later albums. The songs, in and of themselves, shine through.

DLee, Thursday, 13 November 2008 14:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I've still got the Kaleidoscope World album on vinyl! God loves me!

Ozzy Goth Beatles (Bimble), Sunday, 1 February 2009 05:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

Pink Frost could melt a good section of under 25 year olds in this day and age, I'd reckon.

Ozzy Goth Beatles (Bimble), Sunday, 1 February 2009 05:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

Dan Savage will back me up, I think.

Ozzy Goth Beatles (Bimble), Sunday, 1 February 2009 05:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

I mean Dan Selzer...shit. I used to get those names confused. I'm sorry.

Ozzy Goth Beatles (Bimble), Sunday, 1 February 2009 05:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

That's ok. I like Dan Savage.

The Chills were great. Brave Words is underrated.

dan selzer, Sunday, 1 February 2009 06:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

Gosh thanks for forgiving me for that Dan. That was a problem for me for several years.

Ozzy Goth Beatles (Bimble), Sunday, 1 February 2009 06:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

God, Submarine Bells is just perfect.

Anatomy of a Morbius (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 10 August 2009 01:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

otm.

I paid too much for the lp a whiles ago, don't think I've listened to it yet, will now.

i think there was a 7 inch w/it too?

wilter, Monday, 10 August 2009 02:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

kaleidoscope world came with a bonus 45, is that the one you're thinking of?

badpowderfinger (electricsound), Monday, 10 August 2009 02:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

was jamming out to a bit of heavenly pop hits myself this w/e

badpowderfinger (electricsound), Monday, 10 August 2009 02:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

pretty sure it's submarine bells, i think the guy i bought it off might've just chucked it in with it. will look tonight.

wilter, Monday, 10 August 2009 02:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

just put on brave words. classic!

mizzell, Monday, 10 August 2009 02:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

pssst

badpowderfinger (electricsound), Monday, 10 August 2009 03:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

thankig u

wilter, Monday, 10 August 2009 03:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

Allegedly, Martin will have something new out soon-ish. I've heard that before, though. Sad about his career arc (or lack thereof) this decade. So much talent in that man.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 11 August 2009 21:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

Man, almost a year and nothing. Anyone have any scoop on what Martin is up to?

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 3 June 2010 02:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

played a bunch o' gigs in australia a couple of weeks ago. still got it, though the mix was atrocious. i think they've got a new EP out too?

Help Im minger (electricsound), Thursday, 3 June 2010 02:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

Hmm haven't heard anything, and there's nothing on here: Chills Official Discography but I may be out of touch.

Bill E, Thursday, 3 June 2010 03:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

they definitely had something recent at the merch stand, but it might well have been that 'stand by' EP as i didn't look that closely

Help Im minger (electricsound), Thursday, 3 June 2010 03:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

In off-topic but slightly related news, Die Die Die have signed to Flying Nun today.

Bill E, Thursday, 3 June 2010 11:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

was not expecting this! his voice sounds pretty good.

mizzell, Tuesday, 2 July 2013 15:31 (five years ago) Permalink

guitars chime pleasantly too, nothing earth shattering and no "Pink Frost", but then what is?

Neil S, Tuesday, 2 July 2013 15:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Pretty much sounds like the Chills! I wonder if this means he's ...cleaned up? Dealt with his depression?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 2 July 2013 15:45 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm excited -- hoping for a tour!

john. a resident of chicago., Thursday, 4 July 2013 20:14 (five years ago) Permalink

Why in all the press for the new track are they saying it's the first new Chills music since 1996? The Stand By mini-LP came out in 2004. Does that not count as an official Chills release for some reason I've not heard about?

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 4 July 2013 20:31 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Err, meant to post this link instead:

http://www.firerecords.com/site/index.php?page=release&releaseid=01022

i'll be your mraz (NickB), Thursday, 29 August 2013 22:24 (five years ago) Permalink

Aw, you got me excited for new material. A live album will be nice and all but I want me some fresh meat!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 30 August 2013 02:26 (five years ago) Permalink

Yes. More new songs please. Its only been a million years.

Hinklepicker, Friday, 30 August 2013 06:17 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Just listened to "Sunburnt" and "Stand By" for the first time in years - both weaker than I remember. The overly busy and loud keyboards on "Sunburnt" hurt many of the songs, though it does have some killer cuts like "Come Home" and the title track. "Stand By" has full-band versions of some of the demos that were released on "Sketchbook" and I prefer the demos.

Still hoping for one helluva comeback from Martin! "Molten Gold" was good.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 23 March 2015 13:29 (three years ago) Permalink

New album Snow Bound out in September. Yay! I've barely gotten over how great Silver Bullets is.

geoffreyess, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 05:57 (five months ago) Permalink

What's the latest on the documentary and Martin's health?

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 5 July 2018 00:16 (five months ago) Permalink

this is the most recent news i could find about martin's health - https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/celebrities/92358051/The-Chills-dying-frontman-Martin-Phillipps-is-given-miracle-reprieve-from-Hepatitis-C?rm=m

just sayin, Thursday, 5 July 2018 01:40 (five months ago) Permalink

Two tracks posted so far on Soundcloud and they're sounding good!Two albums in three years, what's going on? It's very unlike Martin.

Grantman, Saturday, 7 July 2018 09:07 (five months ago) Permalink

Phillipps contracted the virus after he and a friend had been getting high. The friend left one of their used syringes in a paper bag that Phillipps picked up. The needle pricked him and spread the virus, he said.

Oh, come on. Good to hear he's getting help and/or getting a little better, though. That last Chills albums was great, a proper return to form.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 7 July 2018 13:11 (five months ago) Permalink

I saw him play in a record store here last year; seemed alright.

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 7 July 2018 13:43 (five months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

boy, is this new album good!

The Silky Veils of Alfred (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 16 September 2018 12:53 (three months ago) Permalink

This one and the last one!

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 16 September 2018 14:00 (three months ago) Permalink

oh yeah. picked it up for a road trip yesterday, what a delight. this has been one of the most remarkable comebacks of all time.

geoffreyess, Sunday, 16 September 2018 16:58 (three months ago) Permalink

so good I spilled hot sauce on the sleeve :(

geoffreyess, Sunday, 16 September 2018 16:59 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah it's a fine treat of an album. Really nice to see that Martin has simply and (hopefully) easily found a really classic groove again.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 16 September 2018 17:04 (three months ago) Permalink

Power chords!

The Silky Veils of Alfred (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 16 September 2018 17:07 (three months ago) Permalink

I got it on Friday - it's probably 15 years since I last went into a record shop and bought an album on the day of release. It's a great album. It's very evenly paced, I can't help feel that it's missing a closing 'ballad' like Water Wolves or Submarine Bells. May this late career flourish continue, and when I last saw the band and spoke to Martin he was still adamant that there will be a remixed reissue of Brave Words.

Grantman, Monday, 17 September 2018 08:52 (three months ago) Permalink

I had a listen today, and something about these competent new albums from 80's underground luminaries makes me sad. I had the same reaction to the 2017 Dream Syndicate album. I think maybe they make me realize that, like Martin Phillipps and Steve Wynn, though I still have some good years ahead of me, I'm no longer 22.

enochroot, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 02:18 (three months ago) Permalink

I listened to it today too, for the first time. “Competent” is a good word for it. I liked it as I listened to it but I don’t feel super compelled to go back to if.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 06:26 (three months ago) Permalink

ooooo just bought this thanks people

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:35 (three months ago) Permalink

Didn’t wow me on first listen, but it was ok

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:43 (three months ago) Permalink

It's good but not as good as the last one iirc/imo.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:57 (three months ago) Permalink

The first song's not amazing imo but the rest kills!

yuoowemeone, Friday, 21 September 2018 10:44 (two months ago) Permalink

Hmm, I find this way better than competent, maybe partly because Silver Bullets showed his full range of talents intact, so this plays as a very deliberate follow-up set of modest pop songs, ambitious in its economy.

geoffreyess, Saturday, 22 September 2018 21:38 (two months ago) Permalink

xp The first song's lyrics are pretty interesting though. Phillipps still rides the line between storyteller and thinker, so it's hard to tell if he actually has sympathy for ignorant people or is just playing a guy who feels he ought to.

geoffreyess, Saturday, 22 September 2018 21:45 (two months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

The American tour is on:

19 Feb: The Bellhouse, NY, US
20 Feb: The Middle East, Boston, US
22 Feb: White Eagle Hall, Jersey City, US
23 Feb: Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, US
24 Feb: The Black Cat, Washington, US
26 Feb: Outer Limits Lounge, Detroit, US
27 Feb: The Empty Bottle, Chicago, US
28 Feb: The Turf Club, Minneapolis, US
2 Mar: The Wayfarer, Costa Mesa, US
3 Mar: The Echo, Los Angeles, US
5 Mar: The Catalyst, Santa Cruz US
6 Mar: The Chapel, San Francisco, US
8 Mar: Dante’s, Portland, US
9 Mar: Sunset Tavern, Seattle, US
11-17 Mar: SXSW, Austin TX, US

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 20:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Great news! Was listening to Snow Bound the other day and thinking I'd never get a chance to see them again, given all Phillipps has been through.

by the light of the burning Citroën, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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