Scandinavian Indie Digest Vol.4 Issue #09 [The Scandinavian Indie]


Vol.4 #09

February 9th, 1997

There are 37 messages totalling 1075 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Non-scan indie tapes (2) 2. Thew Schedule of _Latvian Indie Tape Chain_ 3. non scan indie *pop* tapes 4. non-scand: the push kings 5. alternative nation & 5ive style (no scan-indie content) 6. Reminder!! 7. Sin's Music on the TV [31-Jan-97] 8. FWD: Watermelon Men 9. Non-Scan: Mogwai 10. Finnish tape (2) 11. Fidget (3) 12. Hac ego caccavi (2) 13. Placebo 14. Slowdive - "Blue Day" ?? 15. Finnhits + Icy Icy 16. The Icy Icy tape / Mutts 17. The Icy Icy tape 18. american band 19. Placebo ? 20. Non-Scan: eggstone Review 21. Il Trascurato 22. FWD: Bjork's performance at Roskilde 1994 (2) 23. Icy Icy + Northern Lights 24. NON-SCAN: the spanish tape 25. Alexander Bard (2) 26. LUSHES & TRAMPS 27. [PS] VERY COLLEGE SOCKROCK! 28. Icy Icy Ace! 29. Icy Icy addition + update 30. Fidget / Ash --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 13:17:36 +0200 (EET) From: Roberts Galvans Subject: Re: Non-scan indie tapes > Sounds good but Robert do you think your ears can take something thats not > swedish! I'm not Swede... actually I'm from LATVIA--- I'm Latvian, my ears better english :-) > "as you think that British pop is crap" there's a good American band > that you might like: "Tina, age 13" never heard > Pizzicato Five isn't this Japanese band ?? RoberC // ---------------------------- Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 13:25:58 +0200 (EET) From: Roberts Galvans Subject: Re: Non-scan indie tapes > I can put an american tape together but not so much pop. > something like: > Boss Martians/Hot Damn/Makers/Zoinks/Dog Faced Hermans/Drag/Dancing French > Liberals of 48/Schwartzneggar/Pizzicato Five/Railroad Jerk/Alice Donut etc > > If you are interested send me a line: I'm all for it :-) RoberC // ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 13:27:43 +0200 (EET) From: Roberts Galvans Subject: Thew Schedule of _Latvian Indie Tape Chain_ Girls and boys. Here's the schedule of _Latvian Indie Tape Chain_ : 1.Albert S Sigurdson ( 2.Robert Cumming ( 3.Rami Nihlawi ( 4.Erik Soderstrom ( 5.Michael Rehnstrom ( 6.Johan Helmstad (* <---I'm not sure 7.Christopher Kakkos ( 8.Julian Minervini ( 9. Chris Forsberg ( 10.Jim Curran ( 11.Scott Carpenter ( When you've recived CD,listen to it attentivly (couple times) and make decision --- whether to make copy or not. You could bring CD to any local radiostation (maybe they will work something out (it would be cool,if they played something from Latvian Indie compilation)) Of course,you're welcome to send feedbacks to me (or send simply on scan-indie mailing list) time to time let me know what is the progress of chain Don't keep CD "in your arms" for a long time,let other subscribers to hear it!!! Afterall you have to send CD to the NEXT person on the schedule (don't improvise,as in case with Finnish Indie Tape--- "The Nothern Stars...).If you are LAST-one on chain please send CD back to me. I hope everything is clear--- if not e-mail me. RoberC // --------------------------------- Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 13:57:55 +0100 From: Torsvall Subject: Re: non scan indie *pop* tapes toby wrote: > since there seems to be quite an interest in nonscandinavian indie > tapes and the replies have so far been to the moor rockish spectrum of > the indie sphere, i could compile a tape of american indiepop of the > last say four or five years. > > bands included might be: my favorite, tullycraft, tiger trap, > rocketship, madison electric, hang-ups, autocollants, push kings, > softies, mary lou lord, elliot smith, small factory... etc. > > basicly bands on mikrolabels bearing a strong affiliation with the > brittish C-86 scene - lo key, stummy guitars, melodic, and so on. > > let me know if you're interested. I think it would be a great tape. I really love push kings. Looking forward to their album which is supposed to be out now Jonas ----------------------------------- Date: 31 Jan 97 15:37:49 +0000 From: "toby" Subject: non-scand: the push kings oh yes!!! the push king are a great band, and the've got a single out on the swedish slowball records so i guess that justifies this mail. and the album is out, and it's an awsome one at that. full of charming, soulful and at times very rocking popsongs. threepart harmonies galore and so many cool instruments that eggstone is almost put to shame. especially the northern soulish stomper "gina g" totally rules the turntable. it's out on sealed fate, who also put out their second single "macy, macy", and i know juan at freak scene had the album last week, though he was a bit bummed that he only recieved 5 copies so they sold out pretty quick. he's got another load coming in on febuary tenth though. rattle his shop door then and you won't be dissapointed (since he's also getting the new softies release "winter pagant"). take care / toby ------------------------------- Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 15:55:54 +0100 (MET) From: Per L}ngstr|m Subject: alternative nation & 5ive style (no scan-indie content) On Wed, 29 Jan 1997, Michael Rehnstrom wrote: > BTW, it was a great scan-night on Alternative Nation last night, wasn't it? yes the boredoms had me rolling on the floor laughing. and to philip: my guess would be that the 5ive style album is a fine sounding record if you are into laid back instrumental chicago style "post-rock". per ---------------------------------- Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 17:09:50 +0000 From: Subject: Reminder!! Hi all just to remind you tomorrow is the RECORD FAIR (SKIVMÄSSA) SOLNAHALLEN : "stockholm - sweden" SATURDAY 1 FEBUARY 1997 FAIR IS OPEN 10 - 15 (T-BANA: SOLNA CENTRUM) DISCO * 50-90MUSIC * COUNTRY * 70 TAL * POP * BLUES * TWIST * NEW WAVE * TECHNO * ROCK'N ROLL * LITTLE JAZZ * GARAGE * PUNK * INDIE * HARDROCK * TEENBEAT * SYMTH * TRASH * GRUNGE * ROCKABILLY * ...... are there any more? in you town maybe? >Saturday 29/3 (Easter) Jönköping kulturhuset Beluga -------------------------------- Date: Sat, 1 Feb 1997 07:48:05 +0100 (MET) From: Subject: Sin's Music on the TV [31-Jan-97] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie MUSIC ON THE TV Scandinavian Indie January 31 -> February 6 by Erik Soderstrom ( Day Date Artist/What TV Program Channel Time --- ----- ---------------------- ------------------- ----------- ----- Fri 31/1 - Sat 1/2 Unplugged Unplugged MTV Europe 23.00 R Unplugged Unplugged MTV Europe 23.30 R Sun 2/2 Video Top List Toppen Z-TV 17.15 R This Perfect Day S|ndags|ppet SVT 1 18.15 Mon 3/2 - Tue 4/2 Musikmagasinet Musikmagasinet Z-TV 20.00 Alternative Nation Alternative Nation MTV Europe 00.00 Wed 5/2 Video Top List Toppen Z-TV 19.15 R Video Top List Voxpop SVT 1 19.20 Unplugged Unplugged MTV Europe 00.00 R Unplugged Unplugged MTV Europe 00.30 R Thu 6/2 Finnish Top List Lista FTV 17.36 Video Top List Results Voxtopp SVT 1 18.55 Popstad 97 Musikbyr}n SVT 1 19.15 Musikmagasinet Musikmagasinet Z-TV 20.30 R Alternative Music Guide To... MTV Europe 21.30 R = Rerun ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This list is also available on the Scandinavian Indie WWW pages at: ----------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------- Date: Sat, 1 Feb 1997 07:49:37 +0100 (MET) From: Subject: FWD: Watermelon Men Forwarded mail - if anyone can help this guy/girl out - please remember to reply to him/her directly as well as the list. Thanks! > Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 21:04:41 -0800 > From: zeno h sieler > To: > Subject: ScanRock > > Well hello, I'm curios if anybody can help in my pop search, I'm onto the > Cardigans, (coming to seattle next month FEB), and an old band called the > Watermelon Men (any body heard of them? putting the calif. garage scene > to shame!) but need to expand my horizions any reccomendations in the pop > vein? email me at any info mucho appreciatoo > thanks zeno ----------------------------------- Date: Sat, 1 Feb 1997 07:49:10 +0100 (MET) From: Subject: Non-Scan: Mogwai Interesting thing found on the UK Indie mailing list about a band called Mogwai, who supposedly sounds something like a nice MBV-style instrumental thing. Anyone heard them? Anyway, Scan-content: apparently they're going to tour in Norway in March (Stavanger, Bergen and Olso), so they might come over to Sweden while they're there as well, and that's why I'm looking for more info (ie. what those of you who have heard them think?). They have a web thingie at: And you can contact them at: Fax: 0141 552 5797 Email: MOGWAI PO BOX 15107 Glasgow G1 1US //Erik ( -------------------------------- Date: Sat, 1 Feb 1997 07:48:25 +0100 (MET) From: Subject: Re: Finnish tape On Sun, 26 Jan 1997, (Michael Rehnstrom) wrote about Finnish tape: > BTW, should it be impossible to have a norwegian or danish tape put > together? I don't know about the indie scene in Denmark (maybe I have > already got the hole collection of danish indie: the Ludo X-album) but I > know that there should be enough bands in Norway (even in the city of > Tromso alone!) to make a collection. Anyone? There is a Norwegian Indie tape being compiled right now, as compiler Julie Forchhammer has stated a couple of times earlier on the list. When the tape is ready, I'll be sure to let everyone know, as she has no longer access to the net. When it comes to a Danish indie tape - I'm currently talking to the Danish version of Swedish national radio program "Musikjournalen Pop" and "Rock" (sort of) called "Rockland" (but changes name to "Beat" soon) about the possibility of such a tape. When I know more, I'll post the info. //Erik ( ------------------------------- Date: Sat, 1 Feb 1997 07:49:48 +0100 (MET) From: Subject: Fidget Did anyone watch "Voxtopp" this week (thursday at 18:55)? Did Fidget's video manage to stay 'til next week? (I noticed they faced a pretty hard competition)... //Erik ( -------------------------------- Date: Sat, 1 Feb 1997 07:48:51 +0100 (MET) From: Subject: Re: Hac ego caccavi On Sun, 26 Jan 1997, Timo Riitamaa wrote about Hac ego caccavi: > Hey, i want some comments on the tape i made too. erik should get the tape > tomorrow or someday near tomorrow, so drop a line after you've listened to > it a few times.... i'm allready mad about making it only a 60 min. tape. i > should have put atleast some Isebel's Pain, Monotonics and Weepikes on it. > well, life must go on.... Hey hey hey, got the tape on tuesday, and have passed it on to Micke. I've only listened to it twice so far, so here are some short thoughts: 1. Yes, you're definitely right about the "cirkus music" reference when it comes to Aavikko... :-) 2. The Thee Ultra Bimboos songs listed on the cover are in the wrong order, the first one on the tape is "Who Stole My Underwear" and the second is "Hypnotized" - though I'm sure all of you will notice that as well. 3. Loved at once: Deep Turtle, Circle, 22-Pistepirkko and Jimi Tenor. 4. Question: Did Circle release two albums during 1996? Both "Hissi" and "Zopalki" were listed as albums released 1996 on the cover and I know Zopalki was released 1996, but what about Hissi? //Erik ( ------------------------------- Date: Sat, 1 Feb 1997 10:27:55 +0100 From: (Olof Akesson) Subject: Re: Finnish tape >>>> And I also found three new favourite bands (if their tunes on the tape >>>> are representative for them, that is): Laika & The Cosmonauts, >>> >>> I've heard of them. Pekka Laine of the Hypnomen said they were the best >>> instro-band around. What do they sound like? Is it surf or...? >> >> Well, this song ("The a treatment") is not really surf, even if some >> guitars sound a bit Dick Dale-ish. There is a soul/dance groove which at >> least I cannot resist, and I also think I hear some oriental influences. >> I think our finnish friends (or someone else who knows them) should tell >> us some more about this band. Yeah, cause I wanna know more about 'em. Maybe they can be interviewed for a future issue of Savage. So are they kind of a "Jungle Exotica" instro band? The above description sounds pretty original and not your standard format surf-group doing covers of "Misirlou" and "Bombora" and "the Wedge" in various versions. Olof Akesson --------------------------------- Date: 01 Feb 1997 10:49:45 GMT From: (Elin Olson) Subject: Re: Fidget > Did anyone watch "Voxtopp" this week (thursday at 18:55)? Did Fidget's > video manage to stay 'til next week? (I noticed they faced a pretty hard > competition)... Unfortunately they didn't make it to the top. Beaten by Offspring, Suede and Robert Miles I believe. But #4 isn't that bad... even though we'll not see the video next week. Elin -------------------------------- Date: Sat, 1 Feb 1997 12:04:47 +0100 From: Morten Wendell Pedersen Subject: Re: Placebo Michael Rehnstrom writes: > Then I have some questions: > > I know that there is a swedish band called Placebo. Last week I saw, on > MTV's music nonstop (afternoon), a video with a band called Placebo. Are > there two bands with this name or are the swedes taking over MTV (you could > almost think so when watching the commercials on the channel nowadays). Well I don not know if there is a all swedish Placebo, but I guess the Placebo you saw on MTV actually have some swedish parts in it. Stefan Olsdal (the bass player) is swedish, but Brian Molko (the singer )is american and the drummer (Robert soemthing I can't remember) is Swiss well A lot of sources will tell you different.. don't trust them ;-) ... Well I guess I could be wrong too ;-) , but the band is London based... last year at Eurospotting (formerly known as EBU Rock Festival) they actually represented England as I far as I remember... One of my friends interviewed Brian Molko at Roskilde (and lost the tape afterwards) though I was a very short interview as after a few minutes Slayer entered the Canopy Stage so they couldn't hear eachother :( ... blablabla a lot of non usefull information... I'd better stop How come that everytime I add my 0.02$ cent's I have this feeling it's not scan-indie related :( Well maybe I should buy myself a TV and start watching MTV to hear some swedish music ;-) ) -Morten ---------------------------------- Date: Sat, 1 Feb 1997 14:28:34 +0200 (EET) From: Timo Riitamaa Subject: Re: Hac ego caccavi > 2. The Thee Ultra Bimboos songs listed on the cover are in the wrong order, > the first one on the tape is "Who Stole My Underwear" and the second > is "Hypnotized" - though I'm sure all of you will notice that as well. What? they are in that order! some extraterrestrial being must have fucked up you'r cover.... or something... ??? > 4. Question: Did Circle release two albums during 1996? Both "Hissi" > and "Zopalki" were listed as albums released 1996 on the cover > and I know Zopalki was released 1996, but what about Hissi? Yes they did. Zopalki came out at the beginning of the year and Hissi was released in december. boogie. Timo ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 01 Feb 1997 14:21:47 +0100 From: Torsvall Subject: Re: Fidget Elin Olson wrote: >> Did anyone watch "Voxtopp" this week (thursday at 18:55)? Did Fidget's >> video manage to stay 'til next week? (I noticed they faced a pretty hard >> competition)... > > Unfortunately they didn't make it to the top. > Beaten by Offspring, Suede and Robert Miles I believe. > But #4 isn't that bad... even though we'll not see the video next week. Actually, we will see Fidget's video next week since Suede and Robert Miles has already been on the show for three weeks which is the maximum number of weeks they broadcast a video on Voxpop. Jonas --------------------------------- Date: Sun, 2 Feb 1997 16:51:13 +0200 (EET) From: Hendrik Luuk Subject: Slowdive - "Blue Day" ?? Has anyone a got SLowdive's scandinavian release "Blue Day" that he/she would like to sell? Or is there any chance of ordering it from shops or buying from record fairs? Any help would be greatly appreciated. hendrik ----------------------------------- Date: Sun, 2 Feb 1997 18:32:52 +0100 From: Michael Rehnstrom Subject: Finnhits + Icy Icy I am a bit out of phase when it comes to all these tapes that are circulating right now. Here are some updates: I have copied the Finnhits tape and will send it to Isabella in Lulea tomorrow. I wait with the comments until I have listened to it more carefully. Instead, I have some comments about the Icy Icy tape: My comments are: It was really long since I had so much fun just from listening to music. If this tape is representative for the people that live on Iceland - boy, do we have some weirdos there :-). Maybe not the highest musical quality, but that was offset by the originality. In fact, the only band I did not really like was Ornamental (maybe they are not a bad band when listening to them alone, but they sounded a bit too ordinary to be in this collection). I did not understand so many words of the Texas Jesus texts, but I had a great many laughs while listening to them. And it seems as if everything Bjork has ever touched has turned into gold, either in terms of money or (as was the case on this tape) in quality. Really liked Unun, too. I guess it can be a good idea to make an excursion into the icelandic world of music. /Micke ---------------------------------- Date: Sun, 2 Feb 1997 18:51:31 +0100 (CET) From: Martin Eksten Subject: The Icy Icy tape / Mutts Is it still possible to be added to this chain? Another thing, check out Mutts' album. It rocks! "I love my sweet remote control, it turns me on more than alcohol" (from "Cherry Coke & Pizza Pie" by Hakan Akesson/Mutts) Martin ----------------------------------- Date: Sun, 2 Feb 1997 20:17:08 +0100 From: Michael Rehnstrom Subject: Re: The Icy Icy tape Martin Eksten asked about the Icy Icy tape: >Is it still possible to be added to this chain? I have a strong feeling that the tape is in the hands of some mail office or mail carrier right now. It should be on its way to Julian Minervini in the USA. This means that Julian is the one who can add you to the list, when he receives the tape, if there are no objections. /Micke ------------------------------- Date: Sun, 02 Feb 1997 15:49:54 -0500 From: Jason Clayton Subject: american band do you sign american band? my name is jason clayton and i play in a band called GRAINBELT i would like to our press kit to somebody from your organization. could you perhaps email me back and let me know who to send it to. home address jason clayton 335 crestview road columbus, ohio 43202 thanks jason ---------------------------------- Date: Sun, 2 Feb 1997 22:50:59 +0100 (MET) From: Subject: Placebo ? Since there was a question about Placebo some days ago at Scandinavian Indie and I also found an answer by Alexander Bard on the POW WOW mailing list I pass it forward..... > Can someone tell me if the group Placebo, that went straight in on no.4 in > England last week, is the swedish band that has been around for a while? > If it is, what's the story?? Placebo is a British band and has been a major hype for quite some time in the British music press. Androgyne post-grunge guitar rock. Will be huge for a while but are quite boring. Buy Bally Sagoo, Dr Dre's The Aftermath or Daft Punk for more interesting listening at the moment! Forget Placebo. Alexander ------------------------------- Date: Sun, 2 Feb 1997 20:00:28 -0800 From: Subject: Non-Scan: eggstone Review "One thing is for sure, I'm not happy anymore" (Birds in Cages) This is moody album. A thread of discontent runs throughout the album. And perhaps for that reason in particular, eggstone's lyrics have suddenly become much more coherent and consistent than they ever were before. Not that I didn't like their lyrics before, they were always clever and humorous. But they always veered toward nonsense. Now they are managing to make light fare of being miserable, or of wanting to be miserable: "I hope a dog will bite me, not so I will die, just to make me cry" "I hope I burn my skin while sleeping in the sun wouldn't that be fun?" (Birds in Cages) The best moments for me come in "Il Trascurato" (would that be "the careless" or "the neglected" - anyone know Italian here?) and "April and May". The first features a gentle drum machine to transport us back to our school days, plus a jaunty little melody that makes me think of the Mediteranean (anyone agree?). The lyrics, of course, are from the viewpoint bullied child praying that the summer won't end, that he won't have to go back to school and face his tormentors, and that the former friend who leads the pack will die. (Hey, this could be a topic for bedroom pop). It's a bitter narrative, not the sort of thing that I would have expected from the band, but hearing how strong and (gooseflesh) meaningful the lyrics can be here will surely make it harder for me to go back to the nonsense that they used to do (and which I loved so much). Earlier reviews of the album have made a good deal of "April and May" being "the best Cardigans song ever". And I'll agree with that, but again, not just for the sweet sounding music, but also for the lyrics which manage to sound sweet and yet aren't exactly. The song is about a lightweight love affair, and the opening is just about as romantically sweet as can be imagined. Take this excerpt from the first verse (circa April or May): "We're only surfing, and the waves that we miss give us time to kiss. (Of course the wind is in charge of this.) Around July, Per starts to wonder why he is feeling fine, and the affair proceeds to fall apart, but not in any dramatic way, but simply: "When our daydreams alter into tepid water - End of November, I forgot your birthday but you didn't care, and that's the end of this affair." The band scores in my book for treating such an affair as though it were nothing, or in my personal interpretation, as though it was worth no more than some throwaway romantic lyric in a pop song. Commentary? So much for everyone who expected the band to keep rocking harder and harder (which they do do on the opening track - I guess you can't sing about so much negativity and never give yourself a chance to let off some steam) which is what you might expect on the basis of the eggstone track on 1995's Tambourine Studios compilation (this track, "Still All Stands Still", appears on the new album as well, which is just the sort of thing to annoy me). Aside from those two tracks, what I actually hear is a much stronger presence of acoustic guitar than before. To sum up, I like this album much better album than Somersault. This album gets back to the sugar-slick vibe-laden arrangements of In San Diego, but the lyrics have gone moody. I've been finding quite a bit of the record so good that I don't dare listen to it too late in the evening for fear that I won't be able to fall asleep afterwards. Oh, and it's got nicer artwork than Somersault had too, even if Per's mustache looks a little intimidating. Alexander Non-eggstone P.S. I won't name names, but there are quite a few people on this list who seem to think that every message they send should have a "highest priority" marker on it. I think that I can safely speak for quite a few people when I say that we like your mail, but many of us would prefer to decide for ourselves which messages are really "highest priority". Thank you for your attention. ------------------------------ Date: 3 Feb 97 13:10:12 +0000 From: "toby" Subject: Il Trascurato "Il trascurato" does indeed mean the neglected, and though the song is about a child being pushed around and teased, i feel the song is as much about the grown ups as it is about children. -------------------------------- Date: Tue, 4 Feb 1997 06:38:47 +0100 (MET) From: Subject: FWD: Bjork's performance at Roskilde 1994 Forwarded: > Date: Sat, 1 Feb 1997 15:45:53 -0500 > From: > Subject: Bjork's performance at Roskilde 1994 I am looking for an audio copy of Bjork's performance at the 1994 Roskilde festival in Denmark. I will do whatever it takes to get this recording! I was at the fabulous show, and besides it sounding great it also has a lot of sentimental value. if anyone knows of, or has a suggestion of where I might be able to find this, please reply to me directly at this address: BLANKET@WORLD.STD.COM thanks, Michael Garrett -------------------------------- Date: Tue, 4 Feb 1997 11:33:18 +0100 (MET) From: Subject: Re: FWD: Bjork's performance at Roskilde 1994 At 06.38 97-02-04, wrote: >Forwarded: > >> Date: Sat, 1 Feb 1997 15:45:53 -0500 >> From: >> Subject: Bjork's performance at Roskilde 1994 > >I am looking for an audio copy of Bjork's performance at the 1994 Roskilde >festival in Denmark. I will do whatever it takes to get this recording! I >was at the fabulous show, and besides it sounding great it also has a lot >of sentimental value. if anyone knows of, or has a suggestion of where I >might be able to find this, please reply to me directly at this address: ive got an video of that show. excellent picture and as far as i can remember good soundquality,but mono. the footage is not so good, as you might remember was the tent she played in overcrowed like hell so its quite shaky. i dont have equipment to dub it to an audiocassette.//j.nilsson ----------------------------- Date: Tue, 4 Feb 1997 16:49:30 -0500 (EST) From: bluetonic Subject: Icy Icy + Northern Lights Hallo, I got the Icy Icy tape today. I'll send it off in the post in a day or two. I already dubbed it, it sounds ace so far but I'll send more complete comments once I have listened a few more times. Did someone want to be added to this chain? If you please send me your address and I will add it. Unless there is any objection to this from the people in change of the tape chain. Let me know please. Maura Smule is next (and last) on the list. I have had the time to listen to The Northern Lights Shine Bright Tonight a few times now... The songs that I liked the most were by Super, Cassna, Noitalinna Huraa!... I would like to hear more of this. Most of the tape I thought was pretty good... not too special but I enjoyed it. The bands that stick out are 22 Pistepirkko, Pansies, Supperheads, Swellheads, Aknestik, Annel Nieddat, Laika + The Cosmonauts, Jimi Tenor, Bee Meeting. & Poverty Stinks. Some more than others. I don't think it is proper to judge bands on one song only though. Some thing that I strongly disliked were Good Evening Manchester, Ultra Bimboos, and Circle... and I hated Fridge and Deep Turtle...*shudder*. I don't want anyone to take offence, that is just my taste in music. I tend to think that Side A is somewhat stronger but all in all it is a very good mixertape and I am very glad to hear it. Especially the better songs there. =) Regards, /julian. ----------------------------- Date: Wed, 5 Feb 1997 11:20:12 +0200 (EET) From: Kimmo Saaskilahti Subject: NON-SCAN: the spanish tape Hi everybody, I have now compiled a tape with some pop songs released on the Spanish labels Siesta and Elefant. Most of the stuff here falls easily into the "happy, nerdy & sensitive" category, so don't tell me you haven't been warned... :) If you are interested in hearing it, e-mail me (solaris@sci.fil) your: name, e-mail address and street address and you'll be added to this tape chain. Below are the contents of the tape ------------------------------------------------------ un rayo de sol - la musica de siesta y elefant cara a la buena vida (spain): en bicicleta, despues de tanto tiempo, magnesia they go boom!! (UK): waiting for something,candy club 8 (sweden): before I came, blue skies minema (spain): de flux en flirt, loveless moving pictures (spain): beauty watching tv with you, I'm a fay red sleeping beauty (sweden): her favourite cliche, sick & tired arabesque (UK): roma boy from brazil cara b le mans (spain): jersey ingles, H.E.L.L.O., cancion si te me quieres, desacierto allen clapp (USA): brown formica table, the sunset maylove (Japan): all I need is for your faith, lionhead fountain PO! (UK): a page a day pearly gatecrashers (australia): mobile girl el joven bryan superstar (spain): abrigados le mans (spain): jonathan jeremiah, ama hil zaigu that's it, if you have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask. Kimmo -------------------------------- Date: Wed, 5 Feb 1997 13:59:14 +0100 From: (Michael Rehnstrom) Subject: Re: Alexander Bard A couple of minutes ago I could see the table of contents in my "in-mailbox" being blown to pieces by some extremely evil alien. This means that I cannot send you a copy of the message, about Placebo, from Alexander Bard. But I guess you remember it anyway. I take it for granted that this is the same Alexander Bard who founded the great band Army of Lovers (if I had known about a "smiley-type" sign for "irony" I would have put one right after the word "great" above). Mr Bard did not like Placebo. Well, the Alexander Bard I know about does not listen to guitar-based music, he is simply not interested in guitar-based music. So, I guess, to ask him about guitar-based music is like asking a dentist how a brain surgery is done: he will probably have some basic knowledge about it, but certainly not enough to be trusted. The difference is that a dentist would admit that he does not have enough knowledge to answer the question. But, I guess, since Mr Bard is such an inbelievable personality he has to say things all the time just to show the world that he really exists. Mr Bard also said that if we want to hear some really interesting and innovative music we should listen to, for example, Daft Punk. I must say that this is a historical (but maybe not great) moment in my life - for the first time ever I agree with Alexander Bard! /Micke, realizing that he has done of fool of himself if this is not the same A. Bard as he thought it was, but still thinking it was worth it ---------------------------------- Date: Wed, 5 Feb 1997 08:27:31 -0800 From: Subject: LUSHES & TRAMPS I was wondering about the Lushes and Tramps "Brewed Live" mini album on NONS. According to the catalogue that they sent me it seems that it may be available again, but can anyone tell me what to expect from this band? Thanks, Alexander ---------------------------------- Date: Thu, 6 Feb 1997 15:32:39 +0100 (MET) From: Petter Tiilikainen Subject: Re: Alexander Bard According to Michael Rehnstrom: > Mr Bard also said that if we want to hear some really interesting and > innovative music we should listen to, for example, Daft Punk. I must say > that this is a historical (but maybe not great) moment in my life - for the > first time ever I agree with Alexander Bard! Ho-hum. Interesting? Yes, probably. Innovative? Usually, the words "music" and "innovative" don't belong in the same sentence. Petter ----------------------------------- Date: Fri, 17 Jan 1997 19:52:22 +0100 From: "Cilja Kwon ;)" Subject: [PS] VERY COLLEGE SOCKROCK! Hey! Hey! Hey! About two minutes ago, i heard an interview with Graham, Alex and Damon on Swedish National Radio. The program is called in Swedish "Musikkanalen" or in english "The MusicChannel" ;) Ok, they played four songs from the upcomming album. (I think? Bcuz i was jumping on the floor of happyness, nirvana) COLLAGE ROCK! Ha! Ha! As Damon said in the interview, their sound were very "college rock". Yes! Very LO-FI recorded/produced. Damon said they wanted to find and let their rock beasts out. This is natural Blur. Noisy, Lo-fi and cracking the states? Ha! Ha! Graham said he have been scared to play lo-fi, noisy/trashy and so on ... But now when hes sober (!) he feels he can do It and he like it this way. He loves the noisy sound, its more him ... Nowdays ;) But it was still very BLUR. One song had the sound of John Spencer Blues Explosion. Rock! TRIP HOP They also played a "party" song that actually were Trip Hop. Just an organ and a drum beat and Damons voice floating on the top. It sounded like ... something i cant remember... Damn! DINOSAUR JR Some harmonies in some songs sounded like Dinosaur JR, maybe im wrong (someone will hang me for this statement, ha!). But it sure was Pavement, Sonic Youth and ... Hope the journalists will stop using the silly word "BritPop". Wonder what they will call this? As they DO HAVE to put the new Blur under a new name ... American Lo-Brit-Fi maybe? Eh? SO GREAT They played a song that Graham wrote and sings. The song were called "Youre so great" and it was awsome ... VERY lo-fi ... I laughed my socks off bcuz it really is night and day to the sound of "Country House". It was so fun. I think many people will think: Is this really Blur? Nah.. It sounds shit, doesnt it? And then a week after: Its really good, better than Mark Owen! Isnt it? Maybe not. Celin Dion, YEAH ROCKS OFF!!! BLUR FAKE (BIG MAC-WAY) I wonder if some americans will think that Blur are fake, trying to sound like their (the americans) own music (he! Country?).. Maybe good that Blur are pals with Pavement. Maybe Blur will have some cred for that. I know this sounds silly, but i bet someone over there will think like that. SILLY! Bcuz BLUR is doing it GOOD, it did sound great. One song used the so called Nirvana concepts... Eh? Nevermind. Blur are as they said honest in what they do now. I WAS SURPRISED I cant review the songs that good, bcuz they only played some minutes from them. I was so chocked bcuz somehow i thought this record "BLUR" were going to sound like/closer to "Modern Life Is Rubbish". But i think it was very far from that sound. Very far. Cant compare. Or can you? Hmn ... BAD ENGLISH Hmn ... Sorry for my bad english and i think all of you allready heard these songs, so maybe this email will be sort to the unNecessary SHITEmails, Ha! Ha! (I did read this through before i pressed the send buttom and i did delete alot of crap text, belive me). RELEASED The album "Blur" will be released on monday here in Sweden. They will have a tour stop here in Mars. Too bad it will be in a big arena. Best Blur concert ive been on where at a club that only took 500, maybe 800 persons ;) It was the "Modern Life is Rubbish" Tour. Very Sex Pistols feeling/sound live. Great!! I do love that album. //Daniel Ps. I hope this email will be easy to read. Not alot of text in a row, using small and big caps in every textline, ;D EMAIL me! ----------------------------------- Date: Fri, 7 Feb 1997 01:04:02 -0500 (EST) From: bluetonic Subject: Icy Icy Ace! Hallo, I have listened to the Icy Icy Muzik tape quite a few times now, and I must say I think it is fabulous. I listened to it all day today at work... It is the best mixertape I ever heard (that I did not make for myself). Especially considering it is all new to me. My absolute favourite on the tape is Unun, I think that all of their songs are brilliant and catchy. I have been singing them to myself all day. I am convinced enough to begin a proper search for records. =) I also really loved the Texas Jesus & Heida collaboration 'Picking Flowers', simple but unforgettable. I was a little worried about Texas Jesús because of their 'frightening' name but they are really special. It reminds me of rogue Blur b-sides gone completely more mad. It does not sound that way but that seems to pop in my head for some odd reason. I definitely like it, very fun. There is nothing I dislike on this mixer actually, it's just that I really love several of the tunes. It's all very ecclectic, Gorky's + pop sensibility or something... Labels suck though. :p The papers that are with the tape are very informative. It is really fab to know some of the background that I did not know. I made myself a dub a few days ago so I am waiting to send the package off to the next subsciber. I think someone wanted to be added to the chain so I will wait 2 more days for that address. There is only one more person on the list after me now anyway. Ok, so let me know. Thanks again for the brilliant tape. /julian. ---------------------------- Date: Fri, 7 Feb 1997 13:13:53 -0500 (EST) From: bluetonic Subject: Icy Icy addition + update Hallo again. Martin wrote me with his address so I'll pack up Icy Icy and send it off today or tomorrow to Maura Smale in NYC with the additions. 2 other people asked to be included so I will add them too unless there is an objection... No-one said anything so far so I guess it is fine. =) Regards, /julian. -------------------------------- Date: Fri, 7 Feb 1997 20:44:40 +0100 (CET) From: Martin Eksten Subject: Fidget / Ash Tonight's options were: 1. Fidget at Blekingska (Lund) 2. Ash at KB (Malmo) "Fortunately" I didn't have to choose as I have a killer exam in microeconomic analysis tomorrow morning... :/ Anyway, if somebody visited any of the two above mentioned gigs, please post a review (and please tell me they sucked ;)! In case you wanna know, I would have chosen the KB-gig. Martin, who has missed two Ash shows in less than a year... :( Martin Eksten ( ------------------------------- End of SIN Digest #4.09 ***********************
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