Cardiacs: Classic or Dud?

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Oh smart! I'm totally going to do that from now on.

MaresNest, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 14:16 (six months ago) Permalink

From the Royal Conservatoire Of Scotland's FB page -

The man who inspired musicians Blur, Radiohead and Biffy Clyro is to be honoured at the RCS winter graduation on October 25. Tim Smith of the Cardiacs is to receive an Honorary Doctor of Music to celebrate his remarkable contribution to the music industry.

MaresNest, Friday, 19 October 2018 17:57 (six months ago) Permalink

Sweet. Congrats, doc.

Walter Wegmüller Fruit Corner (Noel Emits), Friday, 19 October 2018 18:31 (six months ago) Permalink

That said, FFS the man's contribution does not mainly consist of inspiring a bunch of more famous bands. Inevitable but ridiculous that Cardiacs (or anyone, really) should be framed like that. The Radiohead thing is highly spurious anyway so there's no need to hold him even partly responsible for that!

Walter Wegmüller Fruit Corner (Noel Emits), Friday, 19 October 2018 18:42 (six months ago) Permalink

I mean its essentially a press blurb, if it gets people interested mission accomplished. But yeah that really irks me too, I know nothing of "Biffy Clyro" but Cardiacs don't sound a thing like those other two bands. or anyone really.

frogbs, Friday, 19 October 2018 18:45 (six months ago) Permalink

except their army of devotee musicians keeping the flame alive :)

imago, Friday, 19 October 2018 18:48 (six months ago) Permalink

blur i can see btw; radiohead gtfo

imago, Friday, 19 October 2018 18:48 (six months ago) Permalink

Tim Smith, whose music inspired international luminaries such as Deep Turtle and Shrubbies...

Seriously though this is some nice news. ty Scotland

obnoxious pun (ultros ultros-ghali), Friday, 19 October 2018 19:12 (six months ago) Permalink

Dawson, Dog-Faced Hermans or Stretcheads if they needed token Scottish act rather than LOL Biffy Clyro.

everything, Friday, 19 October 2018 21:24 (six months ago) Permalink

Haha yeah, Buntychunks vs Radiohead

MaresNest, Saturday, 20 October 2018 11:27 (six months ago) Permalink

Didn't realize Biffy Clyro were still big.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 20 October 2018 14:18 (six months ago) Permalink

Hope this links okay because it's unlisted, but here is the live stream for Tim's nomination at the Royal Conservatoire today, accepted on his behalf by Jim.

https://youtu.be/yQYOqUUsAAc?t=39m49s

MaresNest, Thursday, 25 October 2018 19:40 (five months ago) Permalink

Jim deserves an award almost as much for his services to bass guitar tbh

imago, Thursday, 25 October 2018 20:11 (five months ago) Permalink

that video's lovely, thank you

imago, Thursday, 25 October 2018 23:24 (five months ago) Permalink

I thought so too, made me a little teary

MaresNest, Thursday, 25 October 2018 23:52 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Dr Tim

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MybDbut1lFQ

MaresNest, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 22:57 (four months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

And now the whole thing -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr9SZVHjFT0

MaresNest, Sunday, 16 December 2018 17:47 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Just been announced Gong are headlining the Alphabet Business Convention weekender in July. Holy shit.

Brainless Addlepated Timid Muddleheaded Awful No-Account (Pheeel), Sunday, 3 February 2019 21:34 (two months ago) Permalink

hardly a holy shit given Kavus' involvement :) but it'll be great, will try to go

imago, Sunday, 3 February 2019 21:39 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I guess. It still feels like a big deal for our little fan convention, though. It's growing!

Brainless Addlepated Timid Muddleheaded Awful No-Account (Pheeel), Sunday, 3 February 2019 22:01 (two months ago) Permalink

Finished listened to the selftitled Sea Nymphs album. Absolutely loved it, maybe even more than Sing To God, so it might be my favorite Cariacs album so far.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 15 February 2019 16:34 (two months ago) Permalink

One of the most purely lovely things I've heard in quite some time.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 15 February 2019 16:35 (two months ago) Permalink

The new Sea Nymphs is pretty much just as good! (It's more conventionally song-y, perhaps - the s/t is all mysterious fragments and snatches)

imago, Friday, 15 February 2019 16:37 (two months ago) Permalink

Cosign, all Sea Nymphs is great, including the Mr & Mrs Smith and Mr Drake recordings, love 'em just as much as Cardiacs.

MaresNest, Friday, 15 February 2019 17:29 (two months ago) Permalink

Also, I was listening to some Ligeti Keyboard Works CD the other day and this struck me as very Sea Nymphs/Bill D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OftWu4HPQI

MaresNest, Friday, 15 February 2019 17:33 (two months ago) Permalink

Bill definitely skews less avant-garde than that but there's definitely a reminiscence in the flourishes! Good spot

imago, Friday, 15 February 2019 17:43 (two months ago) Permalink

Bill once mentioned Debussy as an early influence, and you can definitely hear that from Debussy's Tarantelle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW01NSqOA7M

Brainless Addlepated Timid Muddleheaded Awful No-Account (Pheeel), Friday, 15 February 2019 22:18 (two months ago) Permalink


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