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I am totally digging this band! I bought the Nice/Splittin Eaches EP a while back and it was er, "nice" enough but "Each One Teach One" is absolutely incredible! What else should I look out for? I have "Secret Wars" on my HD but haven't taken the time to listen to it yet.
I like the way that Each One.. is a double album even if it could fit on one CD. The first side is just too BIG to be jammed in on the back of the second side.

dog latin (dog latin), Friday, 18 February 2005 12:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

EOTO>nice/SP>liars/oneida split>=SW>anthem, but all of those are fantastic. supposedly, The Wedding is going to change it all, though. also, search their "jazz is the teacher, funk is the preacher" cover.

peter smith (plsmith), Friday, 18 February 2005 14:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

and godDAMN "hakuna matata" is so fucking awesome. also, great battiato cover on the What's Your Function? compilation. ILM nepotism all over this thread...

peter smith (plsmith), Friday, 18 February 2005 15:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

My favourite is the "You've got to look into the.... LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT" track. I mean, WOW!

dog latin (dog latin), Friday, 18 February 2005 15:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

These guys blew me away when I saw them at Tonic.

J.D. Forgang (Jonathan Forgang), Friday, 18 February 2005 16:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah Dog Latin, that is the real shit. Each One was originally vinyl only so that's probably why it is two discs (to reflect the double LP version). The Nice./Splittin Peaches EP is a weird one for an introduction but I love it. The best/my favorite album is Each One followed by Secret Wars. The other albums all have their moments (see "Double Lock Your Mind") but as for complete pieces EO and SW are hard to top.

mcd (mcd), Friday, 18 February 2005 16:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeh Splittin Peaches/Nice was a bit unexpected but I figured it would be somehow.

LIGHT! LIGHT! LIGHT! LIGHT! LIGHT!

dog latin (dog latin), Friday, 18 February 2005 16:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i'm quite fond of enemy hogs. there's a boys choir on one of the songs!

lauren (laurenp), Friday, 18 February 2005 16:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

great battiato cover on the What's Your Function? compilation.

I've never heard this. Sounds cool.

mcd (mcd), Friday, 18 February 2005 16:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

in june/july, i was so obsessed with "sheets of easter". here is evidence...

End of a half-decade: ILM kinda official Top 100 Albums & Tracks Poll - VOTING OVER (thank heavens) (2 matching messages)


omigod - i can let oneida's "sheets of easter" slide. no one was gonna vote for that for tracks, anyway. but if i change my votes to all-strokes, is someone gonna come along and rescue i get wet? otherwise, im gonna be paralyzed by indecision for the next 36 hours.
so, lemme make it official.
my nomination of "sheets of easter" is rescinded for the strokes' "last nite".

cmon, somebody - tell me youll pick up the WK slack, or nominate is this it or room on fire.


-- peter smith (reesewitherspoo...), July 29th, 2004.

90's-present Metal bands - Black Sabbath style (1 matching message)


ehhh - i mean. kyuss is good. IMO, master of reality is better than anything by any of those bands, except maybe "sheets of easter" and each one teach one by oneida.
-- peter smith (reesewitherspoo...), July 1st, 2004.

Songs that can't get loud enough (1 matching message)


OTM sheets of easter - i just wanna destroy my brain listening to that.
trex - metal guru
vu - sister ray
mission of burma - thats how i escaped my certain fate
wire - from the nursery
can - mother sky


-- peter smith (plsmit...), June 9th, 2004.

your 11 favourite songs of the moment, fuck. (1 matching message)


muhal richard abrams - one for the whistler
black dice - skeleton
rocket from the tombs - so cold
the fall - a new face in hell
wire - pink flag
oneida - sheets of easter
kanye west - all falls down
nirvana - drain you
brian eno - needles in the camel's eye
sonny sharrock - once upon a time
10 is good...

-- peter smith (plsmit...), June 15th, 2004.

Recent Things That You Have Played Really Really Loudly When You Were Really Really Drunk And It Was Really Really Late (1 matching message)


i had a few drunk nights this past spring where i blared scott 4 and collapsed in bed. those were the more poetic/low-level-depressed nights. andrew wk is a personal drunk favorite. also my perennial all-the-time favorite "sheets of easter" by oneida. sometimes when im drunk, i just want to play something that will tear my head apart. i guess raw power too.
-- peter smith (reesewitherspoo...), July 19th, 2004.

Favorite Long Songs ? (1 matching message)


is it possible for me to mention oneida's "sheets of easter" any more?
some of these are repeats, i know...

expressway to yr skull - sonic youth
sister ray - vu
mother sky - can
hallogallo - neu!
albatross - pil
matty groves - fairport convention
lady cab driver - prince
sad eyed lady of the lowlands - bob dylan
visions of johanna - bob dylan
desolation row - bob dylan
teenage riot - sonic youth

-- peter smith (reesewitherspoo...), July 1st, 2004.

What song(s) are you ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS in the mood to hear? (1 matching message)


unrest - so sick
amon duul - im garten sandosa
oneida - sheets of easter
oneida - jazz is the teacher...
scott walker - rhymes of goodbye
the fall - the classical
t. rex - metal guru
prince - sister
prince - u got the look
the velvet underground - sister ray
abba - super trouper
mclusky - without msg i am nothing
nirvana - drain you
the crystals - he's a rebel
the homosexuals - vociferous slam
sonic youth - teenage riot
pavement - elevate me later
real mccoy - another night
ace of base - the sign
-- peter smith (reesewitherspoo...), January 12th, 2005.

BEST Album Opening Tracks of all time (1 matching message)


agree with a salty salute and only shallow and needles in the camels eye from the other thread.
also, some of these others have been said, but whatever...

"sheets of easter" - each one teach one
"paperhouse" - tago mago
"lets go crazy" - purple rain
"metal guru" - the slider
"solo dancer" - black saint & the sinner lady
"come all ye" - fairport convention
"when i get to the border" - i want to see...
"streets of paradise" - pour down like silver
"everything in its right place" - kid a
"airbag" - ok computer
"i saw her standing there" - please please me
"sweet leaf" - master of reality
"hallogallo" - neu!
"the seventh seal" - scott 4
"dont stop til you get enough" - off the wall
"too high" - innervisions
"loves in need of love today" - songs in the key
"little fury things" - yr living all over me
"king of carrot flowers" - in the aeroplane over the sea
"out in the street" - my generation
"down on the street" - funhouse
"astronomy domine" - piper at the gates of dawn
"sunday morning" - vu & nico
"roadrunner" - modern lovers
"remake/remodel" - roxy music
"its time to party" - I GET WET
"practice makes perfect" - chairs missing
"schizophrenia" - sister
"teenage riot" - daydream nation
"is this it" - is this it


-- peter smith (reesewitherspoo...), July 19th, 2004.

CD80X2: a specialized introduction to rock (1 matching message)


so my friend peter (wow, same name, blah blah) works with me at a record store. he loves the velvet underground, crass, dub reggae, and 20th century composition. last week, after i offhandedly suggested an album (nico's the end) to him, he told me i needed to "school him in rock". so, considering his musical tastes, and my own favorites, i made him a 2-CD80 mix, with the first disc being shorter, poppier songs, and the second disc being longer, more experimental rock. how did i do?
CD-1
1. prince - let's go crazy
2. fleetwood mac - the ledge
3. the homosexuals - vociferous slam
4. the fall - how i wrote "elastic man"
5. sly & the family stone - family affair
6. pavement - elevate me later
7. the sonics - the witch
8. guided by voices - watch me jumpstart
9. neutral milk hotel - in the aeroplane over the sea
10. the raincoats - fairytale in the supermarket
11. the rolling stones - ventilator blues
12. blue cheer - summertime blues
13. os mutantes - ave lucifer
14. fairport convention - reynardine
15. bob dylan - as i went out one morning
16. the kinks - the village green preservation society
17. t. rex - metal guru
18. brian eno - needles in the camel's eye
19. unrest - make out club
20. the new pornographers - letter from an occupant
21. the strokes - you talk way too much
22. the stooges - down on the street
23. thin lizzy - the boys are back in town
24. the slits - shoplifting
25. wire - pink flag

CD-2
1. scott walker - farmer in the city
2. mars - helen for(d)sdale
3. can - oh yeah
4. boredoms - vision creation newsun track 1 (circle)
5. black dice - the dream is going down
6. oneida - sheets of easter
7. nico - it has not taken long
8. joni mitchell - the jungle line
9. captain beefheart - hot head
10. public image ltd. - theme
11. perrey/kingsley - the little man from mars

so, maybe im a little rockist...

-- peter smith (reesewitherspoo...), October 8th, 2004.

peter smith (plsmith), Friday, 18 February 2005 18:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

What's with the crazy listing Peter? Oh, it's your Oneida evidence. We have a lot of similar faves though man! Sonic Youth, Dylan, Can, Wire etc. Oneida, i have Secret Wars, which I totally enjoy. Always meant to grab EOTO...

PiersT, Saturday, 19 February 2005 01:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
oneida - what are they really?
immitators of bands like "boredoms" or making new interpetation of their own?!

flawless, Tuesday, 21 February 2006 13:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

they really are awesome

pssst - badass revolutionary art! (plsmith), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 13:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

They are a rock band. They are like, an american krautrock band. Think of them that way maybe.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 14:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I've seen them 9 times. The last time was probably the best.

Tripmaker (SDWitzm), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 14:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i've seen them a lot too,but they tent to repeat themselvs as a band.
ok,krautrock is about repetition,but for a certain extent only.

froyd, Tuesday, 21 February 2006 14:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

They've cut records with 2 minute organ driven songs, 20 minutie 1 chord droneathons, cock-rock jams, baroque orchestral pop...I think they've quietly been amassing one of the more eclectic and interesting catalos of recent bands.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 14:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

You're right, Dan. And I hope Oneida's still making records when I'm 60.

mcd (mcd), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 14:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the "oneida" records are great, i was talking anly about the live act.

froyd, Tuesday, 21 February 2006 14:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

at first, i was wary...
then, i was awe-struck...
then, i moved onto entralled...
which went onto enveloped...
gave way to 'i can't wait to see these guys again/hear they're next joint'...
and they ARE nice fellas, too!!!
i enjoys me some mighty Oneida.

eedd, Tuesday, 21 February 2006 14:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

never heard their Battiato cover, tho their Ulmer cover kills. YSI?

Beta (abeta), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 14:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

hmmm... the only track i can say i really really really like is sheets of easter, simply because it's incredible they can keep it up.

Vintage Latin (dog latin), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 14:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i can gmail/ysi the battiato cover tomorrow, beta. but you should buy the tribute comp - its great, and youd be supporting ilxor marco d.

pssst - badass revolutionary art! (plsmith), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 14:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the new ondedia is done...being mastered now...you lovers will soon have more to deal with. probably an album and a bunch of other releases. they dumped a LOT of material in the last few months.

bb (bbrz), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 15:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

woot!!
any new Oneida=good Oneida.
wish they'd release that 12 inch on cd tho (hint hint-eh!)

and come back to their 2nd home, Pittsburgh!!!
just cuz.

eed, Tuesday, 21 February 2006 15:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I still want to hear the unreleased (and, sadly, unused) soundtrack to the film Speedo.

Tripmaker (SDWitzm), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 16:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i heard a new split with liars and a new one with exmodels - was that on their site?

pssst - badass revolutionary art! (plsmith), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 17:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

A friend of mine said the wedding had sold poorly yet the others had all sold well in his shop.
It's a damn shame if that was the case elsewhere.

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 17:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Great band, nice dudes. Hope there's more stuff out soon.

cdwill (cdwill), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 17:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

aaaaahhhh, yes, Speedo sndtrk...
i wonder if that's already been popped in the Wedding and whatnot?

man, Wedding was one of the best things about last year!!!

eedd, Tuesday, 21 February 2006 21:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i wonder if they gonna give us the Thank You quadruple album now. oh lord have mercy

rizzx (Rizz), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 21:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

They won't, rizzx. It'll be a single album, Happy New Year.

willem -- (willem), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 09:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

but:
"it turns out that we’re not going to release a triple album on July 4th called Thank You Parents. We’ve decided against it for sanity’s sake. We’ll be releasing a single album called “Happy New Year”

!

rizzx (Rizz), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 10:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Awwww.
Maybe we can persuade hurlothrumbos mind here on this very thread!

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 10:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

that's what i said, rizzx. but yeah: ! and a :-) and a hurray

willem -- (willem), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 11:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"never heard their Battiato cover, tho their Ulmer cover kills. YSI?"

I can send you a copy of the album, if you're interested. There are a couple still lying around my house.

Marco Damiani (Marco D.), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 14:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it's great! ;-)

willem -- (willem), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 15:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

well, we've been pretty pleased with it.
it was really funny to have all these guys singing in italian language - some of them did an amazing job!

Marco Damiani (Marco D.), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 15:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Marco! Can i take one?

rizzx (Rizz), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 15:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Marco, i'd love to hear it. i believe i was asking "Za" questions once on the Battiato thread about it...

Beta (abeta), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 16:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'm going to send you an e-mail at your address!

Marco Damiani (Marco D.), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 16:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

hey marco! (its pete)

i gotta say, the wedding never clicked with me. this is after EOTO and secret wars and all the surrounding EP's and splits and comp tracks were some of my favorite stuff of all time. its not that i think the wedding's direction isnt fruitful, but it feels tentative in places.

pssst - badass revolutionary art! (plsmith), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 16:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I can't believe Zu is on that comp! So cool. I just started listening to Zu and they keep coming up seemingly everywhere. The whole Battiato comp looks good; I need to get that. Though I think I've only heard one or two actual Battiato tunes evah. xp

The Wedding wasn't my favorite either. I truly loved Secret Wars and still anticipate everything they do. Has anyone explored the Brah Records catalog?

mcd (mcd), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 16:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I've just listened to the samples at the Brah website and liked what I heard. Rock, you know? The Prehistoric Maze split 12" is awesome, of course.

Tripmaker (SDWitzm), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 16:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

(ciao pete!)

Zu are really one of the best Italian bands ever. Great people too: check also their side project Ardecore (traditionals sung in Roman dialect, its a must!).

Marco Damiani (Marco D.), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 16:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Andy, if you're interested just drop me your address!

Marco Damiani (Marco D.), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 17:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

three months pass...
search and destroy them for me please.thank you.what is essentail?

the stocky, Wednesday, 24 May 2006 22:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

no 'seek+destroy' the Oneida!
i needs them!!!

eedd, Thursday, 25 May 2006 14:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Oneida fans - what was the song they did at ATP that is one clipped chord as a drone with "lieslieslieslieslieslieslies" etc over the top - about 7 minutes long? I have a pile of the back catalogue coming in the mail and would appreciate being pointed to it rather than wade through everything when it's the track I want to listen to first.

aldo_cowpat (aldo_cowpat), Thursday, 1 June 2006 11:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

that was 'sheets of easter' off the each one teach one album, discussed above - go find it!

the secret show in london in 2003 that lauren mentions above was a careless talk night, and was amazing. 2 songs, 'sheets of easter' and a cover of husker du's 'new day rising', for about an hour. GOD HEAD.

i am not a nugget (stevie), Thursday, 1 June 2006 12:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink


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