September 9th, 2006
|11:53 am - Music-related post|
So you know how you have certain albums that you probably listened to a lot back in the day and you burn out on them? Maybe you put 'em away and don't listen to them for years? Then one morning you put one on and you're like, "Damn, this really was one of the best albums ever made."
Operation Ivy -- "Energy" that's all I'm saying.
And, to continue my nostalgia post, I bought Slits tickets despite the chance that it might be an hour of Ari Up reggae disguised as a Slits show. But is anyone going to see ESG?
As jactitation once said, it is truly the messianic age of rock and roll. The dead are roaming the earth.
you know, i think a burned copy of that would be an excellent bday gift!!!
ha. unfortunately I only have the vinyl. (and cassette)
Woah - when/where are the Slits playing? Please report on whether it ends up being a Slits show or an Ari Up show.
Ok - found tour dates, but no details on a philly show other than a date and a venue tba. Intriguing.
holy shit, didn't know ESG were playing again. I might go up to NY to see them next weekend.. thanks for the tip.
Do you think the Slits will play Irvine?
That was a joke. Obviously. Even the Bangles wouldn't play Irvine.
This is my daily "I really, really, really need to move" post.
Thank you; carry on.
|Date:||September 9th, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)|| |
im totally falling for the slits tour, cause theyre SO on my list of "bands i thought id missed my chance to see". so far, odds on bands on that list have turned out to be about 75/25, so i figure its worth a shot, even if its what, only half the original band?
and as for esg - if they were playing a gig in portland, id go! sheesh!
|Date:||September 9th, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC)|| |
There aren't many that I get the full on "best albums ever made" reaction to, but a couple of times a year or so I probably do a "wow, that's a really great album" to some album that I haven't listened to in years.
Speaking of Op Ivy (sort of), I did something similar with Rancid's "Let's Go" a few months ago. That's probably my favorite 90s punk album. I don't know your thoughts on Rancid (a lot of folks hate on 'em), but that one album at least is really good. Whatever album came after it was a big let down for me, though, and I've only sporadically followed them since.
Maybe I should do a post sometime about groups who have one album I love, but that I could otherwise never get into.
I love Rancid unapologetically despite the haters. That they do an Uptones cover (Berkeley political ska band of my youth)on "Let's go!", "And out come the wolves" is my fave. I even like their attempt to remake "Sandinista" though I didn't like their look-we're-still-punk follow up that I think was just called "Rancid".
heh, the closer the band, the less well I know the names in the official discography.
OPIV, Crimpshrine and Gilman St. were the main reasons I moved to the Bay Area seventeen years ago.
I'm with ya, that record is classic.
See you at the Slits!!!
|Date:||September 14th, 2006 05:19 am (UTC)|| |
Cometbus, KPFA, Crimpshrine, Gilman... yep. 18 years for me. (though I left and came back a couple times).
|Date:||September 14th, 2006 05:20 am (UTC)|| |
^^ Hammerhead -- didn't realize I wasn't logged in.
LOVE that album! Good call.
I saw Rancid a few weeks ago. They've gotten older, Lars looks surprised he's still alive, but they broke out a few Op Ivy songs and the crowd went apeshit.
Energy- is that on vinyl or cd?
I have an Op Ivy picture disk, a best of kind of thing. Love it.