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... a few songs/videos from one of my rave fave artists...and for the audiophiles in the crowd the production values on these are off the scale....all that is required for maximum fun is a huge speaker system with massive wattage...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeu5qFUlEG0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBkwS39uKog&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp5j7hYD_iM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWL99jA-NPw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zroggPZuHxk&feature=fvwrel

Cheers

blutto
 
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Libertine Seguros said:
Lush! They were great. Well, they were back then. Lovelife was a pretty mediocre album, but Spooky and Gala are great.

Any Slowdive, Ride or Red House Painters to complement this trip?
Yeah, I love Lush, though it took me a lot of years to come to that conclusion. I think the first song I heard was Single Girl - from aforementioned Lovelife album - which I hated at the time (95-96?). But then I stumbled upon Sweetness and Light, Monochrome, Desire Lines, Undertow and all that dreampop stuff, and I was hooked! Today I even enjoy Lovelife to some extent.

And there's always plenty of room for Slowdive and Red House Painters. And maybe a song or two from Ride, although they've never won me over completely. To be fair, I'm only really familiar with the Nowhere album. I used to own Carnival of Light, but I don't remember a thing from that one. Got rid of it a long time ago.

This Ride song is obviously fantastic, though.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5zTuVhNs5c
 
hrotha said:
Which album would you recommend after "All Hail West Texas"?
Depends on what you liked most about it. The earlier albums (with the possible exception of "The Coroner's Gambit" (sample song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUYkMiBZgCE )) are mostly home-recorded, scratchy acoustic songs which include several running stories (the "Going To [place name]" series, and the songs about a self-destructive couple, all of which have titles starting with "Alpha")(sample song, from the debut album "Zopilote Machine": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe6DE9BXWeY ), whereas after All Hail West Texas they (he) signed with 4AD (the home of introspection, being where Cocteau Twins, Red House Painters, Lush, Dead Can Dance and, strangely enough, the Pixies got their start) and started padding out instrumentation, adding bits of piano, percussion, sometimes strings.

The first 3 albums on 4AD are a really good set of song cycles; "Tallahassee" ties up the loose end of the "Alpha" couple, with some very candid stories about the nature of self-destructive love (sample song: the spectacularly bitter "No Children" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRP6egIEABk ); "We Shall All Be Healed" is a series of slightly more orchestrated songs about descent into and salvation from drug abuse (sample song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgfUQnzs2m8 ); while the intensely personal "The Sunset Tree", probably my favourite Mountain Goats album, deals in explicit detail with his complex relationship with his often-abusive stepfather (sample song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxUOwuW5Gb0 ). Subsequent albums (sample song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bSdRizGYb0 ) weren't quite able to keep up this momentum, but "The Shape of the World to Come" was a real return to form (sample song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hajocz5c59w ).
 
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blutto said:
... a few songs/videos from one of my rave fave artists...and for the audiophiles in the crowd the production values on these are off the scale....all that is required for maximum fun is a huge speaker system with massive wattage...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeu5qFUlEG0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBkwS39uKog&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp5j7hYD_iM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWL99jA-NPw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zroggPZuHxk&feature=fvwrel

Cheers

blutto
Just clicked a link at random-wow! Linton Kwesi Johnson is awesome,can't believe I'd never heard of him before! Thanks for the introduction. :cool:

EDIT:I feel my comments here may reflect very badly on me.
 

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