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We are all familiar with Tom Jones having a phenomenal voice.

Just browsing there for some Janis Joplin online, maybe new uploads, then came across this - thought it might merit a mention...?


 

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They only did two albums, that's the second and the only one I have. They're not up to Godspeed/Mogwai standard but those are pretty much the apex.
 

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They only did two albums, that's the second and the only one I have. They're not up to Godspeed/Mogwai standard but those are pretty much the apex.
I saw GYBE! in London and the show--not just the music, the whole show--was mind-blowing.

I can't for the life of me figure out which venue it must have been. It was somewhere I've only been once, very modern but somewhere where the nearest connection was an overland tube station--so not central.

Lots of steel and glass inside--like a culture centre--may have since converted or closed down.

Edit: The Ocean in Hackney!

GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR! + KEPLER
London Hackney Ocean 18th March 2002
 
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I saw GYBE! in London and the show--not just the music, the whole show--was mind-blowing.

I can't for the life of me figure out which venue it must have been. It was somewhere I've only been once, very modern but somewhere where the nearest connection was an overland tube station--so not central.

Lots of steel and glass--like a culture centre--may have since converted or closed down.

Edit: The Ocean in Hackney!

GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR! + KEPLER
London Hackney Ocean 18th March 2002
Saw them in Coniston Hall, Bristol a few years ago, neglected to see them when they were last here and regret it. I've only seen Mogwai once, in Sydney, in 2002/3, I go through phases of loving them them and then lapse into relative indifference. The last couple of releases have been improvements on the previous three or four.
 

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My neighbours love this song so much, they've thrown a brick through my window to hear it better .. :badge:

This one's for skinny
 
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Something that stuck with me about Slipknot was Graham Coxon's observation that they're basically The Wombles.
 

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Slipknot passed me by, as did most nu-metal (though there were a few things under that umbrella that I love - SOAD, RATM). However I do seem to recall that one of them was from Banbury, the crap town I went to college in (no offence to any Banburyites out there, but it didn't agree with me).

EDIT: This seems to be totally untrue and I've got no idea why I've had this fake fact in my mind for so long.

EDIT 2: A news story from 2002 - Metal fans email knitting club also called 'Slipknot'
 
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Noel Edmonds impressively (for the 70's) keeping his hands to himself and The Wombles

 

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.. and seeing as it's cheesy 80's self absorbed teen drama Saturday, Some Kind Of Wonderful - the soundtrack

 

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Slipknot passed me by, as did most nu-metal (though there were a few things under that umbrella that I love - SOAD, RATM). However I do seem to recall that one of them was from Banbury, the crap town I went to college in (no offence to any Banburyites out there, but it didn't agree with me).

EDIT: This seems to be totally untrue and I've got no idea why I've had this fake fact in my mind for so long.

EDIT 2: A news story from 2002 - Metal fans email knitting club also called 'Slipknot'
I'd say RATM weren't NM but were clearly an influence on it, SOAD sounded significantly different (and better) than "typical" NM, which was, by and large; puerile, infantile drek. Slipknot had the potential to be interesting but ultimately were dumb as fuck and a little too close to Korn et al. They have several songs I like as pure, brainless energy rushes and a few nice atmospheric tracks on the first two albums but were mostly meat and potatoes, redneck gumbies.
 
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