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Aren't they the greatest? I'm still basking in the glow of the Chicago show ... just silly great..

Stormy Davis (diamond), Thursday, 26 May 2005 06:01 (fifteen years ago) link

Will they ever play the UK ever?

dog latin (dog latin), Thursday, 26 May 2005 11:41 (fifteen years ago) link

they have played the uk twice in the last three years.

stirmonster (stirmonster), Thursday, 26 May 2005 12:06 (fifteen years ago) link

I only got into them relatively recently - about 6 months ago. I'd love to see them live.

dog latin (dog latin), Thursday, 26 May 2005 12:09 (fifteen years ago) link

I wish the crowd had been less stiff, but it was fun!

JW (orion), Thursday, 26 May 2005 16:41 (fifteen years ago) link


ddb (ddb), Thursday, 26 May 2005 17:01 (fifteen years ago) link

If you think the Bowery crowd was stiff, you should have seen the crowd at the Victo fest on Monday- they remained seated for the whole show. Then for the encore, they finally came up to the stage, but that turned out to be the least dance-oriented piece.

o. nate (onate), Thursday, 26 May 2005 17:01 (fifteen years ago) link

Crowd = %99 nerds with BO
Band = heartstoppingly fucking genius

The Sensational Sulk (sexyDancer), Thursday, 26 May 2005 17:07 (fifteen years ago) link

Thanks for the ring-ring JW

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 26 May 2005 17:09 (fifteen years ago) link

maybe they had BO but there were at least THREE people getting down wildly. life changing show. the whole damn thing was wonderful. when i got home i couldn't sleep, the drums were still roaring in my head.

instead i cleaned my entire apartment.

jane (jane), Thursday, 26 May 2005 22:12 (fifteen years ago) link

Ha! It gave me faith in the whole of humanity. And I fell asleep immediately.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Friday, 27 May 2005 07:19 (fifteen years ago) link

I couldn't sleep either, but I think that had more to do with the kebab I had eaten before the show.

o. nate (onate), Friday, 27 May 2005 15:06 (fifteen years ago) link

two months pass...
what is this "BOREDOMS SUPER EEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" dvd i see on

Baaderonixx on a long black leash (Fabfunk), Thursday, 28 July 2005 09:12 (fifteen years ago) link

six months pass...
Revived for the sake of others.

Rockist_Scientist (RSLaRue), Monday, 30 January 2006 03:22 (fourteen years ago) link

I've been really, really unsuccessful in finding that DJ Pica Pica Pica album. Could someone YSI it?

solarblue (solarblue), Monday, 30 January 2006 03:39 (fourteen years ago) link

I met Eye once. He came into the record store where I work and bought, shockah, house, disco and pop records.

I don't have as many Boredoms albums as I should? I only have... four of them.

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Monday, 30 January 2006 04:20 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm mystified by the general preference for the hippie era over the spaz. You are all so wrong. Travel back in time and see them live around the time of Pop Tatari. Now listen to Chocolate Synthesizer. See.

Can someone please ysi the track from the fish covers comp. Tanx.

jhoshea (scoopsnoodle), Monday, 30 January 2006 04:26 (fourteen years ago) link

six years pass...

Zaireeka Badu (NickB), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 16:01 (eight years ago) link

six months pass...

I asked Dean Ween about Z-Rock Hawaii:

A- I get asked this so often that I figured it’s time to answer it. Way, way, back (like in 1993) Andrew Weiss took me to see Boredoms first in Philadelphia, and then again in Hoboken a day or two later. They were the heaviest band I had ever seen since the Butthole Surfers, but on a similar level of psychedelic transcendence with a Japanese point of reference that was unlike anything before or since. Last time I saw them a few years ago they were just as heavy and still evolving. At the time not a lot of people knew their music stateside, but the singer of the the band Yamatsuka Eye had released a solo album full of samples of “The Pod” so we knew he was a fan. After meeting at these 2 shows we arranged for him to come to our studio (we were working on “Chocolate and Cheese” in Pennington, NJ) and he stayed with me and my family for about a week. His English was minimal at best and he spent the whole time at my house roughhousing with my border collie Jimmy, which I loved. He couldn’t get enough of Jimmy, throwing the ball, chasing the stick, it was incredible to see and Jimmy loved it, being a Border Collie and all. Not being able to really communicate in the studio was an advantage, we tried anything and everything. He spent time inventing contraptions to sing through, like an Evian bottle as a megaphone taped to a snare head with the other side mic’ed up with vibrating snares, shit like that. He was an animal on the microphone. One night he and I were driving home at 3am and a deer jumped in front of my little Nissan. I totalled the car and the deer lay dead, steaming in the road. Eye was going batshit, I dunno if he’d ever seen a deer in person and I was laughing my ass off, it’s pretty typical around here to run into deer and I hated the car. Anyway, after he left he went back to Japan and the Boredoms wrote the second half of the album and mailed it over to us. We overdubbed our tracks and that was that. Eye named the band “Z-Rock Hawaii” which was the most perfect name in the world for the record. In the studio it was just me, Aaron, and Andrew Weiss and Eye. I think Claude may have played some drums on there too actually. We did some 4-tracking at my house which I’ve never been able to find for some reason.

frogbs, Friday, 11 January 2013 21:36 (seven years ago) link

Haha that's great!

Ned Raggett, Friday, 11 January 2013 21:40 (seven years ago) link

I've always wanted some Boredoms vinyl, not even anything in particular, just whatever i can find. Just looked it up on Amazon and holy crap is it expensive.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 11 January 2013 21:41 (seven years ago) link

Eye and Jimmy forever

mizzell, Friday, 11 January 2013 21:41 (seven years ago) link

Love it.

the dyspeptic Hirax (Jon Lewis), Friday, 11 January 2013 21:55 (seven years ago) link

Also, I have an Omoide Hatoba 7" fucker.

― HAMBURGER NEURON GROUP (ex machina), Wednesday, June 9, 2004 12:26 AM (8 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Which one is it? Check out i just found this sweet music video for his "Sugar Clip":

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 11 January 2013 22:11 (seven years ago) link

EYE Q&A re: Z-Rock Hawaii—August, 2009

How did the Z-Rock Hawaii project come about?
I don’t remember exactly, but I loved Ween so I was really excited when they talked to me about it.

What do you remember about working with Ween? How was the music composed and recorded? Did you actually perform in the same room with them?
I was staying at Mickey’s house. I’m pretty sure it was the house they called “The Pod." Andrew was the engineer. I don’t remember exactly how we wrote the songs, but I remember it being fun.

Were you a fan of Ween before you met them? What do you enjoy about their music?
Of course I was a fan. There’s something natural about their music. Something really laid-back and spontaneous.

Since Z-Rock Hawaii was recorded around the same time as Chocolate and Cheese, do you remember hearing anything from that album before it was released? If so, what was your opinion of the material?
Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to listen to it back then.

Do you have any other impressions of Chocolate and Cheese? Was it influential to the Boredoms at all?
I’m not sure. I really love it, but I don’t know if it had an influence on the Boredoms.

Do you notice any general similarities between Ween and the Boredoms?
Maybe it’s that we’re all geeks? (I hope that doesn’t sound rude.)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 11 January 2013 22:18 (seven years ago) link

kind of odd that he snubbed Jimmy

frogbs, Friday, 11 January 2013 22:28 (seven years ago) link

Live video, 1988. Not a typo:

Ned Raggett, Monday, 14 January 2013 16:49 (seven years ago) link

There are a horrendous number of cuts in this video but this was the best Boredoms show I've seen (out of more than a dozen).

Troughton-masked Replicant (aldo), Monday, 14 January 2013 17:04 (seven years ago) link

You guys are the best!

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 14 January 2013 18:50 (seven years ago) link

That ATP performance was incredible.

Five days left to vote in the ILM End of Year Poll! (seandalai), Tuesday, 15 January 2013 02:39 (seven years ago) link

I really, really wish they'd have released an official live recording of the drumkits + vox + electronics + guitar fence lineup by now. That volume of Super Roots with the choir kind of playing the electronics role comes closest but doesn't match the exhilaration of the shows I've seen.

the dyspeptic Hirax (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:54 (seven years ago) link

absolutely - I saw them in 2009 and the material was all new and really amazing, but I fear it'll never be captured on an official recording

frogbs, Tuesday, 15 January 2013 16:30 (seven years ago) link

two years pass...

listened to super ae for the first time today. maybe the best initial listening experience to an album i have ever had.

Treeship, Saturday, 28 February 2015 21:47 (five years ago) link


a date with density (Jon Lewis), Sunday, 1 March 2015 00:24 (five years ago) link


kriss akabusi cleaner (seandalai), Sunday, 1 March 2015 00:31 (five years ago) link

can't remember my first listen to that one but I do remember my first time listening to it loud and that was a real "the sky is opening" moment

Abstinence Hawk (frogbs), Sunday, 1 March 2015 00:36 (five years ago) link

four months pass...

Enjoyed the Barbican show last week. Bloody noisy but lots of fun. Wrote about it for the Quietus. Basically 88 people playing cymbals for 2 hours

There's also a piece by one of the players here, which is interesting to read

cod latin (dog latin), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 14:34 (five years ago) link

sounds awesome. 77 Boadrum (the first event) was a truly pivotal experience for me. the ones in following years didn't quite live up but it's probably because I got the message so strongly the first time I was predisposed to disappointment when repeating the experience. Is the guy with the ballcap still part of the core drumkit circle? That guy astonishes me.

demonic mnevice (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 14:56 (five years ago) link

i was down in the stalls, near the front which would have been excellent in other circumstances but as such i only really got to see the backs of the cymbal players.

cod latin (dog latin), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 15:02 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

Eye has done this kinda interesting little collaboration with Tokyo's Gagakarise.

MaresNest, Sunday, 27 September 2015 17:16 (four years ago) link

yeah, thrill jockey put it out as a 7".
i have it, but only listened to it once. i should listen to it later.

BringTheAuBonPain, Sunday, 27 September 2015 21:13 (four years ago) link

six months pass...

Seeing them in London next week, super excited but I'm a little out of the loop with what they're doing as far as the live setup and music goes, has it changed? anybody seen them recently?

MaresNest, Thursday, 14 April 2016 21:29 (four years ago) link

I really, really wish they'd have released an official live recording of the drumkits + vox + electronics + guitar fence lineup by now.

yes please

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Thursday, 14 April 2016 21:31 (four years ago) link

woah the Boredoms are still around? i thought they broke up years ago

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 14 April 2016 21:50 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

global tetrahedron, Friday, 9 February 2018 16:24 (two years ago) link


sleeve, Friday, 9 February 2018 17:33 (two years ago) link

yes! guessing a new album?

Dominique, Friday, 9 February 2018 17:36 (two years ago) link


frogbs, Friday, 9 February 2018 17:37 (two years ago) link

if their new stuff sounds like one of Eye's DJ mixes, it'll be the greatest

Dominique, Friday, 9 February 2018 17:37 (two years ago) link

I already want a tattoo of that image.

Fetchboy, Friday, 9 February 2018 17:39 (two years ago) link

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