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i remember HATING this record when it came out ... but I think I'd probably like it now.

tylerw, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 21:42 (two months ago) link

It is incredibly dense for a 36 min LP.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 21:45 (two months ago) link

yeah, i think i just thought he was massively overreaching — I'll have to revisit it, I probably have more tolerance for that kinda thing these days.

tylerw, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 21:48 (two months ago) link

I resented it because it went even further away from Eccsame which is my absolute favorite.

Evan, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 00:07 (one month ago) link

There's an amazing oral history of this record linked upthread.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 00:08 (one month ago) link

Thanks Al -- I also saw that Frontier is rereleasing A Brief History Of Amazing Letdowns as a full-length with extra tracks on Feb 12.

― city worker, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 4:40 PM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

Wow now this I would love to get... finally found this info in a facebook post. Feel like I won't have a better way of getting an update then just manually checking facebook? I don't like facebook.

Evan, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 00:16 (one month ago) link

ESPO did an ad for the reissue and it mentions a song named "Elsa".

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 00:26 (one month ago) link

which is a song off of the Aspera Ad Astra split:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFViY4K7zQ8

So who knows what is in store...

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 00:27 (one month ago) link

....and relistening I'm realizing this was one of the instrumental tracks on Send In The Subs.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 00:29 (one month ago) link

Wait are you more familiar with send in the subs than the split? Yeah instrumentals of all 4 tracks are on subs as well.

Evan, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 03:06 (one month ago) link

Yes! (thx 2 u and Mar3sn3st)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 03:25 (one month ago) link

Typically, I have nothing but love for 'The 3 Way', but it is a lot to chew on, the lyrics are kinda amazing on a few songs too.

This morning, I was listening to this odd promo version of Mutations by Beck and there is a kinda rare track on it called 'Electric Music & The Summer People', it's a re-recorded version from the Odelay sessions, it reminded me a lot of Lilys.

Maresn3st, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 14:20 (one month ago) link

I was only familiar with the Odelay version (b-side on some 12" iirc?) but I'm not quite hearing what you are haha.

I do know that they are (or were) neighbors and may have some friends in common in the neighborhood music scene.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:12 (one month ago) link

Yeah, it's this one as opposed to the Odelay era one, funny that he saw fit to re-record it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6oSI8JXUYQ

Maresn3st, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:23 (one month ago) link

But you're right, perhaps it's not very much like Lilys, must have been my mood :)

Maresn3st, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:29 (one month ago) link

Just like Sun Kil Moon the stylistic shift is so gigantic within the discography it's a bit annoying that there wasn't a moniker change to go along with it. Unlike SKM I am a big fan of BOTH of the bands called Lilys that happen to share a frontman.

Evan, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:37 (one month ago) link

Got to add to the above that the Lilys songs on the Aspera Ad Astra split are sometimes my favorite in the entire discography. Not sure why but they really pair nicely with a beautiful spring day outside. Always wondered if there were lyrics that were supposed to pair up with the instrumental tracks from subs that were not associated with that split.

Evan, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 18:54 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

^ Well now I get my answer! One of the instrumentals from send in the subs now has vocals (barely) and is titled "G. Cobalt Franklin".

The reissue just went up:

https://frontierrecords-lilys.bandcamp.com/album/a-brief-history-of-amazing-letdowns

Evan, Friday, 29 January 2021 16:08 (one month ago) link

Wow!

Maresn3st, Friday, 29 January 2021 16:11 (one month ago) link

[This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.]

I love Kurt!

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 29 January 2021 16:54 (one month ago) link

2021 is the year of the homepage!

http://l-i-l-y-s.com/

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 29 January 2021 17:37 (one month ago) link

A Brief History Of Amazing Letdowns is so good! Sounds even better now than it did back then.

tylerw, Friday, 29 January 2021 21:05 (one month ago) link

Evil Knievel no longer canon!!!

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 12 February 2021 15:35 (three weeks ago) link

See upthread a little ;)

I might have been the first one to order the vinyl when it went up honestly! Been excited about this.

Evan, Friday, 12 February 2021 15:46 (three weeks ago) link

lol, sorry, shows where's my mind's at.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 12 February 2021 16:33 (three weeks ago) link


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