July 28, 2010 at 9:00 am
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Fennesz is Playing in Vancouver, September 26th Secret Pyramid – Ghosts (no label) CDR
cregan | July 29, 2010 at 8:57 pm
showing off their tasty guitar collection. i heard they smashed up the vox phantom at a gig. seems a bit rash.
ive played that red strat.
Biggie Samuels | July 29, 2010 at 9:02 pm
I was wondering where you’d disappeared to Cregan. You should grab that Secret Pyramid download (check the comments on the post above). Awesome stuff in that dreamy pop style today’s kids love so much.
cregan | August 1, 2010 at 10:57 am
not disappeared. just busy. ar kane were a life defining thing for me though so i feel compelled to comment. its kind of annoying to see “Loveless” hailed as this revolutionary masterpiece 20 years on while “69” languishes in obscurity.
Biggie Samuels | August 2, 2010 at 12:41 pm
Maybe it’s because 69 was their Isn’t Anything and they never really made their Loveless? Sure, I was epic, ambitious and mostly great but it was also uneven and rather scrappy sounding. They never really had their moment of perfection.
cregan | August 2, 2010 at 2:48 pm
hmm. im one of the few who thinks Isnt Anything to be the definitive MBV album. its certainly the one that established their reputation. lets not forget that MBV were already established as revolutionary pioneers BEFORE the release of Loveless. i remember Simon Reynolds review at the time regarding Loveless as something that actually fell short of the huge expectations that was on it.
ultimately i think MBVs continuing appeal is due to the fact that essentially they can be viewed as a convetional Classic Rock band which AR Kane cant.
yeah “i” is all over the place. i think that was the point though surely. Loveless i would criticise as being “too samey”. which someone else might call a “unified coherant statement” or something.
69 however. if we’re talking perfection……..
Biggie Samuels | August 2, 2010 at 11:24 pm
Reynolds said he wished all of side two of Loveless was like “Touched”. I’ve been chasing after hearing something that matches “Touched” ever since, so I sorta agree.
I love Isn’t Anything too. And the EPs. I’ve actually started to think that the best MBV album would be the full version of Glider, if it was ever actually finished.
As for 69, well I do find it to be a bit patchy but I thoroughly agree that it’s a fundamentally brilliant and important album that deserves way, way more respect.
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