Earth: s/d, c/d?

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cool!

haven't heard the new one, xposts.

Mark Clemente, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 03:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

I had a flat promo cd of Pentastar that I bought when it was new for a few bucks. Kicked myself for years on missing the original vinyl. Once I saw the reissues advertised, I bought myself a nice 12" version and Dj the finale on a pretty regular basis. One of my favorite guitar solos ever--right up there with Paul Leary and Elliot Easton as far as its succintness, melodic quality, and epic feel.

You guys know that Cobain played on the first album, right?

Nate Carson, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 03:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

Earth will still occasionally end a set with something from Pentastar. (They did at the in-store last spring during EMP)

Mackro Mackro, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 03:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

x-post - Nate, yup

Mackro Mackro, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 03:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

i still have my promo cd of pentastar. i love that album too. i guess i like it cuz it's the most "rock" earth album. i dunno. it's just cool.

scott seward, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 03:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

I wish there was a whole genre of albums like Pentastar.

I once had a dream that I started a tribute band to that album called HighH Command. Yess, with 3 "H"s.

ps - where do you live Scott? I owe you a bong hit someday.

Nate Carson, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 04:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

I like Pentastar, but then I put on something by Fu Manchu or Torche, and I feel like changing to an Earth album where Dylan is undoubtedly trumping everyone. Does that make sense?

Mackro Mackro, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 05:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

I love Torche too though.

filthy dylan, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 06:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

not really into the hendrix cover. is pentastar the only earth album with vocals?

am0n, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 06:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

extra-capsular has some vocals.

GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 09:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

"I like Pentastar, but then I put on something by Fu Manchu or Torche, and I feel like changing to an Earth album where Dylan is undoubtedly trumping everyone. Does that make sense?

It makes sense except that I just don't hear it that way. It seems so incredibly stoned and laid back. They're not even trying to rock really... and yet in places it does anyway. It's got a total savant quality that probably shouldn't work, but does (for me anyway).

Nate Carson, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 13:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

Pentastar was always my favourite, was great when they played coda maestoso in f(flat) minorin Glasgow when they toured with Sunn o)))

Herman G. Neuname, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 14:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

Dud = searching this band on ILM.

Hibernaculum is one of my favorite (non)albums of 2007, like this probably more than the older stuff by them I've heard. The DVD was crap though. Is the new one out yet?

sonderangerbot, Friday, 21 December 2007 17:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

I liked the DVD. But yes, I agree Hibernaculum was excellent.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Friday, 21 December 2007 17:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

There were some interesting interviews, but visually it didn't really match the music, all grey and grainy.

sonderangerbot, Friday, 21 December 2007 17:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

Does the new one have a release date?

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Monday, 24 December 2007 21:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

There's nothing on the Southern Lord site about it. It sounds great on first listen, though.

clotpoll, Monday, 24 December 2007 21:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Blasting Earth 2 and my left speaker just vibrates itself off the shelf and explodes. :(

Whiney G. Weingarten, Sunday, 20 January 2008 01:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

Dylan would want it that way.

Herman G. Neuname, Sunday, 20 January 2008 01:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yes he would!

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 20 January 2008 06:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Picked up the new Earth today at a Zavvi in Dublin, for only 15 euro -- I didn't think it was out till the end of the month. Anyway, on first pass it's very good, with real monsoon-rains-in-the-desert vibe to it. Certainly not drone doom, though.

MacDara, Thursday, 7 February 2008 19:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

I'll second the above post -- the new album is FANTASTIC, one of the best things I've heard in '08 so far. Expands a bit further on the americana, folk and gospel influences that surfaced on Hex and Hibernaculum. Perhaps the best album they've done!

stephen, Thursday, 6 March 2008 21:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

the new one is quite remarkably mellow and spacey. it is also very very very fucking good.

J0hn D., Sunday, 29 June 2008 21:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

It is. Was even better live too!

Herman G. Neuname, Sunday, 29 June 2008 22:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

the new one is quite remarkably mellow and spacey. it is also very very very fucking good.

^^^^^ This. It was the ideal disc for me to get acquainted with Southern Lord records (tho probably not representative of the label's artists).

Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 29 June 2008 22:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

not at all representative, you're right, but definitely a nice gateway. check out some of the Boris stuff too, it's fairly accessible for Southern Lord. then move in deeper. lots o' good stuff on that label.

stephen, Sunday, 29 June 2008 23:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

oh! and don't forget Earth's previous album, Hex; Or Printing in the Infernal Method, which is in relatively the same vein as the new one, and really really good as well. highly recommended.

stephen, Sunday, 29 June 2008 23:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

Is the prior Earth album like the new one? Must investigate.

(Best thing I've heard on the Southern Lord label, BTW. Best cover art, too).

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 30 June 2008 00:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'm with J0hn too. So fucking great. Perfect for the mood I've been in lately.

jonathan - stl, Monday, 30 June 2008 00:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yes it is like the new one. But really the new songs are much better live. btw there's a tour only live album over at southernlord.com that was on sale at the european gigs, its awesome and quite ltd so you should all pick it up, its fab. I got mine in glasgow.
Also apparently on their current tour there's a new live cd that id love to buy. Anyone pick it up?

Herman G. Neuname, Monday, 30 June 2008 00:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

cool, thanks for the heads up on the 2006 tour cd.

stephen, Monday, 30 June 2008 00:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

It's a great recording.

Herman G. Neuname, Monday, 30 June 2008 00:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

Just listening to "Extra-Capsular...", it's fine but rather leaden and sortieish. "Phase 3"'s a lot more interesting, to me. Also seconding whoever thought the solo on "Coda in etc"'s up there with anyone's ever, btw

And I too would like to see the video for "Tallasshee" (at least) again, it creeped me the fuck out 15 years ago or whenever it was

Niles Caulder, Monday, 30 June 2008 06:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

Funny i was watching the Tallashee vid last week

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGG-_iKyJ14

X-101, Monday, 30 June 2008 12:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

i want that car

am0n, Monday, 30 June 2008 14:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

good live clip here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppGKynT2MBU

am0n, Monday, 30 June 2008 14:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

Gawd I still haven't found Phase 3, that's pretty much the last one I need to get. Have all the others.

stephen, Monday, 30 June 2008 17:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

Went to see them Saturday night, opening for Jesse Sykes. Fine show, greatly enhanced by the guy playing Wurlitzer and trombone. Also, hearing Dylan talking between songs made me realize why they rarely have vocals.

clotpoll, Monday, 30 June 2008 19:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

a little horse?

sexyDancer, Monday, 30 June 2008 19:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

phase 3 {{{d-_-b}}}

eman, Thursday, 23 October 2008 04:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

the new one is quite remarkably mellow and spacey. it is also very very very fucking good.

― J0hn D., Sunday, 29 June 2008 21:20 (7 months ago) Bookmark

^^^ this.
thanks to hermans nudges over on another thread i picked this up on a whim last week.
totally loving it.
first guitar based/non-electronic album i have enjoyed in a long long time.

mark e, Monday, 23 February 2009 11:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

You need to get the previous one then! (then go back and get Pentastar as well.)

Pfunkboy in blood drenched rabbit suit jamming in the woods (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 23 February 2009 13:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

Real talk from Herman.

ilxor, Monday, 23 February 2009 16:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Saw them in London last night. Almost all stuff off their latest record, as well as a new one, and very good too. Anyone else?

zero learnt from nero (Neil S), Saturday, 25 April 2009 10:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Can we S&D reformed Earth? I heard the Sir Richard Bishop split and it's pretty gool in an almost Neil Young soundtrack to Dead Man kind of way. What else is worth picking up?

He was only 21 years old when he 16 (Alex in SF), Friday, 17 July 2009 17:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

all of it

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 17 July 2009 18:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

love latter day Earth, but Living In The Gleam Of An Unsheathed Sword is not great. everything else is recommended!

tylerw, Friday, 17 July 2009 18:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

^^^cosign. that's the only weak one I've heard. The last one (And the Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull...? or something like that?) was great, very Ennio Morricone/sdt-ish.

Bizarro Morbius (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 17 July 2009 18:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

stdk-ish

Bizarro Morbius (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 17 July 2009 18:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah, and the Dead Man sdtk comparisons are right on with the last one, I think that the Earth guy named that as an influence. anyone heard the live LP thing? think it was a tour-only or ltd. edition sorta deal. probably fetching crazy ebay $$$ currently.

tylerw, Friday, 17 July 2009 18:56 (nine years ago) Permalink


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