The Avalyn Digest

Vol.98 #096

July 7th, 1998

Today's Topics: Top ten sounds Re: Disposition of Slowdive Fans and the proliferation of unwanted jargon-based text packets RE: Disposition of Slowdive Fans Re: Disposition of Slowdive Fans Unidentified subject! Re: Disposition of Slowdive Fans Unidentified subject! Unidentified subject! recent top 10 my top 10 Re: Lorelei & Swirlies Re: Sorry 'Bout Your Girlfriend Re: Disposition of Slowdive Fans Re: recent top 10 Re: Disposition of Slowdive Fans Re: recent top 10 in my ears currently Top 10 bands and top 5 songs to commit suicide to... blah blah 10 while we are at this...... Re: Disposition of Slowdive Fans and the proliferation of unwanted jargon-based text packets on the bandwagon GALAXIE 500 ! secret shine Re: while we are at this...... trembling blue stars Re: GALAXIE 500 ! Re: on the bandwagon Administrivia: To unsubscribe from the Avalyn Digest mailing list: * send e-mail to: * with the Subject: unsubscribe To post to the Avalyn mailing list: * use the address: Digest back issues can be found through FTP and HTTP: () Please take care not to include the entire digest in your () reply, only the message(s) you are replying to. ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 16:32:46 EDT From: Subject: Top ten sounds Top ten sounds of the moment: 1. Spiritualized 2. Mogwai 3. Miles Davis (in particular the Bill Laswell remix) 4. Tortoise 5. Cocteau Twins (i am thinking of victorialand in particular) 6. Olivia Tremor Control 7. Underworld 8. Slowdive 9. Enya 10. Bob Marley (interest re-kindled by the Bill laswell remix) 11. Laura says that she likes Curve Being new to this list I am assuming that I need not praise the music of Spiritualized. I have been lucky enough to see them at Glastonbury and the Royal Festival Hall in the last week, both shows were excellent proving the superiority of Jason Pierce and co. over the majority of bland meaningless music we are subjected to in the UK these days. Cheers.... Steve PS I heard rumours that Neil was joining Bernard Butler's backing band for tour purposes. Can anyone confirm or deny this. ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 17:08:19 -0600 From: Brad Nicholson Subject: Re: Disposition of Slowdive Fans and the proliferation of unwanted jargon-based text packets In no particular order: ->Slowdive - Pygamalion ->Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty ->Rocketship - A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness ->Swirlies - What to Do About Them ->Mogwai - Young Team ->Spiritualized - Fucked Up Inside ->Spacemen 3 - Playing With Fire ->Bardo Pond - Bufo Alvarius, Amen 29:15 ->Roy Montgomery - Temple IV ->Telstar Ponies - Voices From the New Music brad. ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 18:11:06 -0500 From: travis salisbury Subject: RE: Disposition of Slowdive Fans Here's my top 10 1.Slowdive - Pygmalion 2.Valour 100 - of color brite 3.His Name is Alive - Home is in your Head 3.Lovesliescrushing - Xuvetyn 4.Mahogany - Comp. Tape 5.Slowdive - Souvlaki 6.Perfume Tree - Feeler 7.Enya - In Memory of Trees 8.Windy & Carl - Depths 9.Bethany Curve - Skies a Crossed Sky 10.Mojave 3 - Ask me Tommorrow ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 18:52:58 -0500 (CDT) From: Sara Johnson Subject: Re: Disposition of Slowdive Fans i love these, here's my top ten as of today slowdive - pygmalion american analog set - the fun of watching fireworks my bloody valentine - ecstacy and wine v/a - glass arcade hood - the song thats on the ptolomaic terrascope #24 7" majestic 12 - nothing on tv boyracer - present tense rocketship - hey hey girl labradford - s/t david bowie - space oddity sara ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 16:58:22 PDT From: "john kupchik" Subject: Unidentified subject! i know people have talked about grimble grumble on this list before, but they are so amazingly good, i thought i'd reference them one more time. their s/t album on won't go flat records is one of the most creative, moving albums i've heard in ages. you people who haven't heard this REALLY don't know what you're missing. the last track "cut-off#5 (goodbye)" is so beautiful i nearly burst into tears whenever i listen to it. it's "holding our breath" beauty, and i love it. their new 7" on amberley UK called "fucked in the head"/"return" is similar brilliance, with the former track sounding like faith/pornography-era cure and the latter sounding like beautiful slowdive that makes you dizzy just listening to it. LISTEN! oh, i thought i'd add my top ten 1- slowdive -pygmalion 2- grimble grumble -(everything they have put out) 3- windy&carl -(ditto, but especially "a dream of blue") 4- once dreamt - drifting 12"(tie) 5- mahogany- what will become of the key of reason 12" 6- movietone- day and night LP 7- smashing orange- "not very much to see"/"collide" 7" 8- difference engine- breadmaker lp 9- mbv- ecstacy and wine 10- locust- morning light & truth is born of arguments Lp's that's just of the top of my head, i know i forgot some things i really love....oh well warm regards, john ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 20:20:09 -0400 From: "avalyn" Subject: Re: Disposition of Slowdive Fans Man, top ten? I try and rotate music a lot but here is what I'm listening to Mark Burgess - paradyning (just got this a few months ago - excellent) Prince -3 disc greatest hits (incredible genius -to bad his sound became so mundane) Puressence - self titled (soooooo good) New Order - Republic And Also the Trees - Virus Meadow Clan of Xymox - self titled Cocteau Twins - treasure This Mortal Coil - Filigree and the Shadow Smiths - Hatful of Hollow Chameleons - Script of the Bridge ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 17:41:36 PDT From: "john kupchik" Subject: Unidentified subject! oh what the heck, i just thought of a bunch of other here's top ten #2 1- slowdive -"beach song"/"take me down" 7" (thanks cory!!!) 2- lilys- eccsame the photon band 3-shiFT- a folding sieve ep 4- blueshift signal -"halo" 5- syd barrett 6- bethany curve (thanks tim!!!) 7- auburn lull/mahogany split 12" 8- spectrum- soul kiss(glide divine) 9- spiritualized- lazer guided melodies 10- tapes of my songs.....(not that they'r good or anything, i just listen to them a lot) ok, that's it. promise. john ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 06 Jul 98 19:32:51 CST From: Subject: Unidentified subject! Hey does anybody know When Daniel is getting back? I'm interested in picking up some stuff... And who is this Bill Laswell guy? Crios ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 20:33:34 -0400 (EDT) From: professor plum Subject: recent top 10 hm. i usually don't participate in these pointless endeavors, but hey, i know i'm cooler than all of you anyway. :) - mogwai. remixes 2cd. - windy and carl. depths. - bark psychosis. hex. - boymerang. balance of the force. - photek. modus operandi. - ride. nowhere. - june of 44. four great points. - portishead. dummy. - sweet trip. halica. - sonic youth. a thousand leaves. your mom, ; e. ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 19:36:22 -0700 From: "Matt" Subject: my top 10 10 CDs that I have been listening to lately: The Jesus and Mary Chain "Cracking Up" CDS The Jesus and Mary Chain "Munki" The Rolling Stones "Satanic Sessions Vol. 1 disc 4" The Misfits "Static Age" Slowdive "Just For A Day" Mojave 3 "Ask Me Tomorrow" Clay Allison "Vespers" (bootleg compilation) The Jesus and Mary Chain "Honey's Dead" Social Distortion "White Light White Heat White Trash" The Jesus and Mary Chain "Hate Rock N' Roll" And my favorite songs from those CDs at the moment: "Commercial" "Degenerate" "Majesties Honky Tonk (take 10)" "Hollywood Babylon" "Ballad Of Sister Sue" "Tomorrow's Taken" "Sailing Boats" "Reverence" "Gotta Know The Rules" "Something I Can't Have" --Matt Check out my websites: ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 23:07:57 -0400 From: Subject: Re: Lorelei & Swirlies The best thing Lorelei did was a 7" on Slumberland awhile back called The Bitter Air. It is very Slowdive-ish. They then went through a line up change i think and put out the ep Asleep, which is pretty decent. Kinda noisey semi-rockin guitar stuff. I never got into their album though. The best Swirlies release was What To Do About Them, their first album. It's good noisy indierock stuff. I haven't heard their latest. what i've been listening to a lot lately new JAMC new Trembling Blue Stars Ivy-Apt Life Spiritualized-Abbey Road ep Daft Punk-Homework Windy & Carl-Depths new Smashing Pumpkins Fatboy Slim-Better Living... mbv-loveless Spacemen 3 tribute lots of beatles ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 23:22:22 +0600 From: box-and-whiskers Subject: Re: Sorry 'Bout Your Girlfriend just fyi, there's a local band here (d.c.) called sorry about your daughter. haven't heard them, but i would be surprised if they weren't terrible. yours sounds like an interesting project though. susan. ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 23:20:54 +0600 From: box-and-whiskers Subject: Re: Disposition of Slowdive Fans _just for a day_ could be the soundtrack of my life. oh the angst, susan. quoth mark fenkner: > I wanted to briefly poll the group on a question I had regarding the > disposition of Slowdive fans. From observing myself and a few other > people that I know whom like Slowdive and similar music, we are a > depressive bunch. Does this ring true to you also? In a certain > system of pop psychology, there is a personality categorization called a #4, > the Tragic/Romantic, which seems to be quite attracted to this style of music ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 23:21:36 +0600 From: box-and-whiskers Subject: Re: recent top 10 i'll induldge too. here're mine for this evening (in no order but alphabetical): an april march - impatiens bark psychosis - hex breathless - heartburst cocteau twins - victorialand curve - doppelganger hugo largo - drum lycia - a day in the stark corner pan american - s/t secret shine - untouched v/a - battery point susan. ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 22:43:38 -0500 (EST) From: bLenDER Subject: Re: Disposition of Slowdive Fans > _just for a day_ could be the soundtrack of my life. > susan. it practically IS mine... my friends are sick of it... ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 21:19:03 -0700 From: "Kalhoun" Subject: Re: recent top 10 Mine: Autour de Lucie-immobile Secret Shine-Untouched Drugstore-White Magic for Lovers Seefeel-Polyfusia Colfax Abbey-Drop Pulp-His N Hers February-Tomorrow is Today Sleeper-Pleased to Meet You Massive Attack-Mezzanine Tricky-Angels with dirty faces In no particular order. Tim ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 22:37:56 PDT From: "Pearson R. Coefficient Greer" Subject: in my ears currently right now its: 1. Savage Republic-Live in Europe 2. Current 93- Imperium 3. Ozric Tentacles-Strangeitude 4. Eight Frozen Modules- the Confused Designer 5. Training For Utopia-Plastic Soul Impalement 6. MBV-You Made Me Realize 7. Magnog- More Weather 8. Cypress Hill-Cypress Hill 9. Stereolab- Dots and Loops 10. lisan al-gaib- the practice tapes ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 15:44:44 +1000 (EST) From: (Alister Thomas) Subject: Top 10 bands and top 5 songs to commit suicide to... Hello! I love the idea of doing Top 10 band lists (because you can see what other people listen to), so thought I'd better do one but I also thought that it might be an idea to do a list of Top 5 songs to listen to when you're feeling suicidal (a bit of a playful pisstake of the image of Slowdive/shoegaze type listeners as being morbid depressive types etc...). Well, the Top 5 suicide songs list just goes to PROVE that I'm a tragic/romantic type (and if I am, then I'm taking time out to laugh at myself!!!!). Ha ha!!! Top 10 bands in no particular order: 1) Flying Saucer Attack 2) Moose 3) Spiritualized 4) Rollerskate Skinny 5) The Church 6) Big Star 7) Super Furry Animals 8) Red House Painters 9) This Mortal Coil 10) Windy & Carl There!!! Now for top 5 suicide dirges (also in no particular order): 1) Black Tape for a Blue Girl - "Of these reminders" 2) Red House Painters - "Katy song" 3) The Cure - "All cats are grey" 4) Slowdive - "Avalyn 1" 5) Chameleons - "Second skin" Well, there are probably better songs than those but they were just off the top of my head... there! I've just proven what an unhappy person I am!!! LOL!!!!!! And that's it for today!!! Alister ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 07 Jul 1998 06:21:37 -0700 From: kGB Subject: blah blah 10 My Bloody Valentine- Loveless Swans- Soundtracks for the Blind deconstruction Bauhaus- The Sky Has Gone Out John Frusciante- Niandra Ladies & Usually Just a T-Shirt Slowdive- Souvlaki Funkstorung (has anyone heard their remix of Bjork? ...swoon...) Tear Garden- To Be An Angel Blind.. The Crippled Soul Divide The Glove- Blue Sunshine the Cure- Faith mogwai- ten rapid (which i've seemed to have left in 'the hotel') ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 07:49:20 EDT From: Subject: while we are at this...... Greetings, I am new to the slowdive list, but not new to the band……….. who is bill laswell? bill laswell is considered to be one of the foremost dub artists around. he is incredible, he re-did an ambient translation in dub of some of bob marley's greatest hits. it is simply breathtaking. he also remixed some of miles davis's stuff as well that was released in may. It is called panthalassa. It is wonderful as well. it contains some never-before heard versions of davis's works. panthalassa is not as laswell influenced like the bob marley disc. also worth checking out are some of the APC volumes by bill laswell. i have volume I and II. i really enjoy them. (normally i am a little bit more expressive/articulate than this, sorry!) my favorite albums would be: 1. spiritualized's lazer guided melodies, pure phase, and fucked up inside 2. slowdive's just for a day 3. cocteau twins victorialand (an absolutely heartbreakingly beautiful album) 4. curve's cuckoo 5. sianspheric's turbulent hydrodynamic 6. 7% solution's all about satellites and spaceships 7. bowery electric's beat (fear of flying is my fix-everything-that-feels- wrong song) 8. flying saucer attack's further (i love the way david pearce uses the acoustic guitar) 9. enya's memory of trees (the cd in my collection that i have listened to the most) 10. bill laswell/miles davis panthalassa well, that is a little bit of what i enjoy listening to. peace, love, and high altitudes laura PS how many people are on this list? in the 100's? ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 07 Jul 1998 07:11:56 -0500 From: o_o_o Subject: Re: Disposition of Slowdive Fans and the proliferation of unwanted jargon-based text packets I've seen this name misspelled several times in the last few days, and I can hold my tongue no longer. It is spelled GalaxIE 500. no "y". At 17:29 06-07-98 -0400, Mark Stancombe wrote: > Hey guys... > > Well, heres my top ten over tha past month or so... > > 01.) Galaxy 500 - On Fire ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 07 Jul 1998 09:27:07 -0300 From: Shaun Schmeisser Subject: on the bandwagon Top ten: 1.Joy Division "unknown pleasures" 2.Slowdive "pygmalion" 3.Nick Drake "pink moon" 4.Tindersticks "2nd album" 5.Belle & Sebastian "dog on wheels ep" 6.MBV "loveless" 7.Spiritualized "lazer guided melodies" 8.Underworld "second toughest of the infants 9.Low "i could live in hope" 10.Public Image Ltd. "second edition" ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 09:09:57 -0400 (EDT) From: Michael Gilham Subject: GALAXIE 500 ! On Tue, 7 Jul 1998, o_o_o wrote: > I've seen this name misspelled several times in the last few days, and I > can hold my tongue no longer. It is spelled GalaxIE 500. no "y". Right, exactly! After the name of an old American automobile! ... Forget which make the GALAXIE 500 was .... :-) best, m ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 08:48:58 +0000 From: "" Subject: secret shine Is there anyone on this list who happens to know of anyplace or anyone that has the secret shine untouched cd to sell? ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 08:53:00 -0500 (EST) From: bLenDER Subject: Re: while we are at this...... hey, have we began listing our ALL TIME favourite CDs, or just what we've been listenig to recently. I though it was the latter, but if it's the former, my list will be very different... later ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 08:28:39 +0000 From: "" Subject: trembling blue stars what do trembling blue stars sound like? w ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 11:09:15 EDT From: Subject: Re: GALAXIE 500 ! galaxie 500 was a ford, i used to have one, my second car =) shane. ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 11:08:29 EDT From: Subject: Re: on the bandwagon finally, someone mentioned joy division!! i cant believe someone actualy listed the top five songs to kill yourself too, and not one joy division track made the cut.. how unreal. shane. ------------------------------ End of Avalyn Digest Vol.98 #96 ********************************
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