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« on: 06 Jan 2005, 09:40 »

Seriously folks...

"bands you dig that no one else seems to"
"best vinyl records"
"10 favorite songs"
"favorite lyrics"
"which song defines you"
"what are you currently listening to?"
"2 songs everyone should hear"
"top 5 albums of 2004"
"getting ready to go out music"

Can we maybe stop trying to make as many namedropping threads as possible and actually discuss music instead of just listing off shit you've heard?

I can understand having 1 or 2 of these kinds of threads but you folks seriously need to learn to limit yourselves.
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« Reply #1 on: 06 Jan 2005, 09:52 »

Now that we know it annoys you we'll make sure to create at least five more.
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« Reply #2 on: 06 Jan 2005, 09:53 »

lol, yeah your probally right - i'm hardly inncoent - i have no imagination.
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« Reply #3 on: 06 Jan 2005, 09:55 »

Can we just start making up bands instead?

It'd make life much easier.
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geoff

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« Reply #4 on: 06 Jan 2005, 09:59 »

That was already done at NN2S long ago, although I can't recall the name of the band Mitch came up with.
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« Reply #5 on: 06 Jan 2005, 10:49 »

No.

And I think namedropping Radiohead is pretty ridiculous. If there is anyone out there who's never heard of Radiohead (or at least anyone out there who reads this webcomic), they need to be shot in the face.
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« Reply #6 on: 06 Jan 2005, 10:52 »

....Yeah, but almost everyone likes them. This can be a keen strategy sometimes.
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« Reply #7 on: 06 Jan 2005, 10:56 »

Radio-who?
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« Reply #8 on: 06 Jan 2005, 11:04 »

McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!
McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!
McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!McFly!
McFly!McFly!McFly!

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« Reply #9 on: 06 Jan 2005, 11:07 »

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Radio-who?


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« Reply #10 on: 06 Jan 2005, 11:50 »

Mcfly? Bah, noise next door are much better. They're just like busted but because no one has actually heard of them, technically its cool to like them.
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« Reply #11 on: 06 Jan 2005, 12:05 »

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« Reply #12 on: 06 Jan 2005, 12:16 »

In the absence of est, I will do this for him...

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If there is anyone out there who's never heard of Radiohead (or at least anyone out there who reads this webcomic), they need to be shot in the face.



... with a GUN !
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« Reply #13 on: 06 Jan 2005, 13:17 »

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No.

And I think namedropping Radiohead is pretty ridiculous. If there is anyone out there who's never heard of Radiohead (or at least anyone out there who reads this webcomic), they need to be shot in the face.


Sings:

Transmitter!
Picking up something good.
Hey! radio head!
The sound...of a brand-new world
Oh! radio head


</Obligatory Talking Heads name dropping>
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« Reply #14 on: 06 Jan 2005, 13:30 »

dude, there is the band out of a issaquah, WA you all might like called modest mouse, they rock!  

no one has heard of them
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« Reply #15 on: 06 Jan 2005, 13:46 »

I've never heard of modest mouse, but I'm going to go listen to the new From Seasons When Dying Days Burn in the Slumber of Watered, Down, Okra, Shell..Burn.....Leaf.
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« Reply #16 on: 06 Jan 2005, 13:50 »

You're all american, grrr, u stole radiohead! they weren't very well known in England till they went to breakthru america, u turned them in2 hoes!
one thing i do ave to ask tho, is wot album they started off realising out there?
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« Reply #17 on: 06 Jan 2005, 13:51 »

Pablo Honey I believe.
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« Reply #18 on: 06 Jan 2005, 13:54 »

correct, and to further such...dropping...one of (if not just the one) radioheads original name was on a friday.
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« Reply #19 on: 06 Jan 2005, 15:21 »

ok, im sorry if i seem really stupid, but how did they do it? i mean pablo honey came out in 1993 over here, so did they just release everything within like a week, or are you still waiting for ok computer and the bends? or what? im lost, and dim
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« Reply #20 on: 06 Jan 2005, 16:10 »

ah, internet search engines ever so useful.

http://radiohead1.tripod.com/disc/album/index.htm

pablo honey:  22nd Feb 1993 [UK], 23rd April 1993 [US], Dec 1993 [Japan]

bends:  
Release Date: 13th March 1995 [UK], 4th April 1995 [US], March 1995 [Japan]

ok computer:  16th June 1997 [UK], 1st July 1997 [US], 21st May 1997 [Japan]

i remember that radiohead weren't necessarily big before ok computer but they weren't exactly unknown.

also those may or may not be right, the dates i copied and pasted.  i didn't double check or anything.
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« Reply #21 on: 06 Jan 2005, 20:46 »

If I knew how to program I'd make an indie band name generator.
Words I'd include in it as they seem to be in so many band names:
Wolf (Wolf Eyes, Wolf Colnel, Peanut Butter Wolf, Patrick Wolf)
Black (Black Eyes, Black Keys, Black Dice)
Eyes (see above)
Peanut Butter
Swans (Swans, Black Swans, Yellow Swans).
Radio (Radiohead, All night radio, others)
Minus (minues five, minus six)
Six (six times seven, six by seven, electric six)
Seven(see above)
Wizard (Wizard, Bad Wizard, Gang Wizard).

I know I had plenty of other ideas for what words to put into it, what other words are cliche enough in band names to go here?
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« Reply #22 on: 06 Jan 2005, 20:57 »

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If I knew how to program I'd make an indie band name generator. Words I'd include in it as they seem to be in so many band names.


Don't forget "Set."  And a good many of them should have "the" at the front.
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« Reply #23 on: 06 Jan 2005, 21:32 »

I would totally check out The Swan Eyes Set if they existed.
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« Reply #24 on: 07 Jan 2005, 01:09 »

Wow. I'm totally going to write the indie band name generator this afternoon. It's not like I have anything better to do, other than drop names.





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« Reply #25 on: 07 Jan 2005, 04:41 »

Well, there is often a lack of lots of imagination among people. I lack it most of the time and other people cant be that different, can they?

But while on the topic:
David & The Citizens
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« Reply #26 on: 07 Jan 2005, 06:05 »

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Can we just start making up bands instead?

It'd make life much easier.

No because that would be childish...
My favourite to drop is Graham Coxon, from a really big height so he screams, 'Help, I'm really sorry for creating crap music since I left Blur and yes I know I just wanted to sound like PiL on 'Freaking Out' bu7t must you send me hurtling towwards my death on those rusty razors.'
Yes, Graham, we must.
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« Reply #27 on: 07 Jan 2005, 08:54 »

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I've never heard of modest mouse, but I'm going to go listen to the new From Seasons When Dying Days Burn in the Slumber of Watered, Down, Okra, Shell..Burn.....Leaf.

Yay for allusion to movie making fun of scenesters...
Which gives us a slew of new words to add to indie band names. Also, "the" should probably be randomly added to the front. And maybe "art" at the end.
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« Reply #28 on: 08 Jan 2005, 04:57 »

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If I knew how to program I'd make an indie band name generator.
Words I'd include in it as they seem to be in so many band names:
Wolf (Wolf Eyes, Wolf Colnel, Peanut Butter Wolf, Patrick Wolf)
Black (Black Eyes, Black Keys, Black Dice)
Eyes (see above)
Peanut Butter
Swans (Swans, Black Swans, Yellow Swans).
Radio (Radiohead, All night radio, others)
Minus (minues five, minus six)
Six (six times seven, six by seven, electric six)
Seven(see above)
Wizard (Wizard, Bad Wizard, Gang Wizard).


i remember the emo band name generator with a lot of stuff, seasons, days, names, cars, ...

Eyes (see above)
bright eyes?

Swans (Swans, Black Swans, Yellow Swans).
dont know any of them

Radio (Radiohead, All night radio, others)
radio 4, radio vago, tv on the radio

Minus (minues five, minus six)
minus the bear
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« Reply #29 on: 08 Jan 2005, 08:57 »

Heh, I am reminded of Something Awful's guide to how to namedrop made up bands and basically be a pretentious asshole
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« Reply #30 on: 08 Jan 2005, 16:10 »

agree'd,  threadstarter.

and so I don't sound hipocritical: mine was first(I think?).
STOP COPYING ME YOU GUYSES.
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« Reply #31 on: 08 Jan 2005, 19:14 »

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I've never heard of modest mouse, but I'm going to go listen to the new From Seasons When Dying Days Burn in the Slumber of Watered, Down, Okra, Shell..Burn.....Leaf.


Greatest.Bandname....EVER. I'm especially a fan of the "Watered down Okra" part. Kudos to you. Kudos.
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« Reply #32 on: 08 Jan 2005, 20:36 »

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No.

And I think namedropping Radiohead is pretty ridiculous


james is mucking about.

damn his dry humour!
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« Reply #33 on: 08 Jan 2005, 23:45 »

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I've never heard of modest mouse, but I'm going to go listen to the new From Seasons When Dying Days Burn in the Slumber of Watered, Down, Okra, Shell..Burn.....Leaf.


Greatest.Bandname....EVER. I'm especially a fan of the "Watered down Okra" part. Kudos to you. Kudos.



Okay, okay, I'm done laughing now. Its so funny because 101 started off with a real sentence, but it just kind of trailed off into emo-nothingness.... He/she could have chosen to but "Album" or something at the end and make it a real sentence, but I think it was a wise choice to leave it at "shell..burn..... leaf."... something very unnerving about it... I keep looking behind me, like the rest of that band name will suddenly come back for another round at trying to fit on an album cover.
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« Reply #34 on: 09 Jan 2005, 03:08 »

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No.

And I think namedropping Radiohead is pretty ridiculous. If there is anyone out there who's never heard of Radiohead (or at least anyone out there who reads this webcomic), they need to be shot in the face.


Radiohead have to be my all time favourite band (well, one of them).  It's actually suprising though how many indie crowd members aren't as fond of them as their reputation would have you believe.
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« Reply #35 on: 09 Jan 2005, 03:31 »

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I would totally check out The Swan Eyes Set if they existed.


No no no.

'Radiowolf'.

It's all about Radiowolf. In fact, I can't imagine any circumstances under which a band named 'Radiowolf' would be crap.
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« Reply #36 on: 09 Jan 2005, 21:40 »

Well, Magik, to give credit where credit's due, I didn't make up that name myself, rather, I saw it in this satirical take on scene kids that jeph posted a link to a while back. It is quite humorous.

Apathy, though I too am fond of the Radiohead boys, prehapts the reason their reputation would have you believe they are the greatest thing to happen to music ever, is that they are somewhat over-rated. While they are a good band, and deserve praise, it seems that the mass media (rolling stone, pitchfork and such) seems to worship them. "But to the devout the band's cerebral art rock was like manna from the heavens." The way Rolling Stone is talking here sounds like Radiohead is not only writing good songs, but also sending down their only son, Jesus Christ. I mean, I'm pretty sure MTV just automatically slaps a "Buzzworthy" sticker on every Radiohead video that comes out. (They have like 5 videos of that sort, more than a lot other artists).
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« Reply #37 on: 10 Jan 2005, 12:49 »

WHAT'S ALL THIS SHOUTING?  WE'LL HAVE NO TROUBLE HERE.
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« Reply #38 on: 10 Jan 2005, 13:57 »

Hey! That's a local show for local people! An Australian has no right to flaunt it like one would flaunt the severed head of the mother of one's sworn enemy.

No right at all.




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« Reply #39 on: 10 Jan 2005, 18:19 »

YOU HEARD THE MAN, JAMES.

GET UNDRESSED.
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« Reply #40 on: 10 Jan 2005, 19:22 »

I LIKE MUSIC. CAN I GET UNDRESSED TOO?
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« Reply #42 on: 10 Jan 2005, 23:00 »

The thing is, there isn't a whole lot more to discussing music other than listing bandnames. You could get into wordy reviews i guess that describe the sound in vague metaphors, but words can rarely do sound justice. Its best to skip all that, just say yo, listen to this fuckin awesome band they play this genre and sound kind of like this other band, and thats it. Or if someone lists that their favorite bands are Boards Of Canada, Prefuse 73, Black Moth Super Rainbow, and Minus The Peanut Butter I'll know that I might want to check out Minus The Peanut Butter because i know I like the other three.


Whatev'.
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« Reply #43 on: 11 Jan 2005, 00:16 »

I don't have a big prob with listing bands sort've.. as long as stuff is said about the sound.. otherwise it can get boring... though I admit, I guess, in the 'what are you listening to' thread I don't mention what it sounds like, so that could be hypocritical of me.. I just post in threads like that (there is one in every forum, I swear!) when I'm bored.

Anyway, there are other topics that could be brought up that I've seen in other forums that aren't just listing bands or talking vaguely about things like the lyrics in story format thread.. I started that at one forum.. where you find a lyric that goes with the last to make a story till you have one big confusing idea.. no song titles or bands listed and fun!  I could bring that up here, but I don't know if people are interested in that kind've thing.

Before I begin writing a novel here, I'll just end with discussing music is fun... I don't see it as bragging / namedropping even if sometimes it may look that way.
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