Best Verlaines Album

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it's absolutely true that recent verlaines albums aren't like the 80's stuff. but take lou reed's ectasy and compare it with the velvets. totally different. in fact take berlin and compare it to velvets.... people hated that record and it's now considered a classic. he didn't want to be pigeonholed. on the liner notes for metal machine music he said "my week is your year" which is one of the best lines ever. in other words 'if you don't like it, i don't care". i respect him for that. he wanted to keep moving forward.

fortyyearslearning, Sunday, 8 April 2012 04:23 (seven years ago) link

I got really sick of them, I feel bad about that. They were creative and original at a time when, you know, American bands were kind of stagnant, but by Ready to Fly I was sick of them.

you were probably sick of yourself, and everybody else.

fortyyearslearning, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 22:25 (seven years ago) link

From what I can tell, these videos have not been posted. For me, they're both bittersweet (passing of time etc) and also a reminder of how great they were:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vyyad_u7W7A&feature=related

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8bZN_FBrUc&feature=relmfu

And for posterity:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eeuy8PD0bFM&feature=related

paulhw, Monday, 30 April 2012 01:19 (seven years ago) link

man that "in session" version of joed out sounds AMAZING. so much better than the original.

guitar tone is so great and it's allowed to breathe and ~reverberate~ properly.

his voice is in fine form, too. solid.

dell (del), Thursday, 3 May 2012 22:45 (seven years ago) link

five months pass...

wait the verlaines released an album in feb 2012?
"dark riff" sounds pretty good but maybe i'm being influenced by the title
kinda sounds like ian curtis singing ?!

these albatrosses have no fear of man (La Lechera), Wednesday, 17 October 2012 03:41 (six years ago) link

Yes, the new(ish) album is actually rather great! Which is something of a relief, because the last one (Corporate Moronic) was sort of awful and so I had feared that he had totally lost "it". But it appears he does, in fact, still have at least a bit of "it."

doctor, doctor, give me the news (askance johnson), Wednesday, 17 October 2012 19:10 (six years ago) link

six years pass...

Wow @ the new album being called Dunedin Spleen. I'm excited.

geoffreyess, Thursday, 11 April 2019 03:51 (five months ago) link

Didn't vote but impossible to choose between the 2 winners so glad I didn't.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 11 April 2019 05:50 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

new album

https://verlainesband.bandcamp.com/

fortyyearslearning, Thursday, 30 May 2019 09:16 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Not to mention, old album. Or rather, collection:

https://verlainesband.bandcamp.com/album/juvenilia

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 00:52 (two months ago) link

Ah from 1987...I remember liking that comp

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 15:51 (two months ago) link

i always thought that was an album! did not know it was a comp

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 21:21 (two months ago) link


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