[TAG] Like, it's so totally Val
sluggoster at gmail.com
Sat Feb 11 22:59:08 MSK 2006
On 2/11/06, Jimmy O'Regan <jimregan at o2.ie> wrote:
> >>>  Though probably not anything Mike would consider to be punk, apart
> >>> from the Sex Pistols and the Ramones. Maybe :)
> >> Pati Smith.
> > Haha. I have a soft spot for the early "non-punk" punk bands like
> > Blondie. But for later punk, it's gotta be like early 80s oi/punk or
> > I'm not interested. Innovation is fine -- psychobilly is cool, and
> > I'd like to hear more punk/surf (Agent Orange). Just keep the same
> > tempo and stacatto. And my adversion to metal influences in punk
> > remains.
> I like the hardcore stuff... punk, but faster, and with musical ability.
> But, as I've said before, that stuff didn't come from having metal
> influences; if anything, the reverse was the case.
Hardcore is too monotonous for me. No, it didn't come from metal.
I'm talking about metal influences on individual bands or the
punk/metal hybrids, as well as Motorhead and AC/DC sneaking into punk
bands' repitoire. Like this one local band Contingent an acquaintance
sings in. It's called hardcore. Um, no it isn't.
> > I've actually been going back to my New Wave roots. Missing Persons,
> > Bowie, Duran Duran, the Police -- all monstrosities I've re-acquired
> > recently. My own personal 'fuck you' to the record industry (see SWF
> > thread) and the output of most current bands. Plus a little bit of
> > "real men do listen to new wave (and eat quiche)" rebellion.
> Eep. My roots are bands like Smashing Pumpkins and Soundgarden, so
> there's not much digging for me to do.
Actually not digging. The record stores are giving them away for $4
because nobody wants them. Your stuff would be at the
recently-inflated price of $9 (used). Plus I can get them on vinyl
rather than CD, so I avoid the CD premium.
I couldn't believe an ad I saw yesterday, offering The Clash and other
classic albums for the "great discount price" of $8.99. Ahem? For
albums that have been out for years and have long paid for themselves
and should now be worth $6?
What's funny is, new wave albums will soon become collectors' items
and disappear from the record stores, and reappear on eBay for $100
each. Even ones that you thought should never have seen the light of
day. I thought a lot of used stuff like the Clash would always be
plentiful, but it has already disappeared into collectors' hands, at
least around here. If I'd've known that, I would have kept all the
records I'd gotten rid of over the years. I had all my CDs stolen in
2000, and some of the Industrial stuff is practially irreplaceable
Mike Orr <sluggoster at gmail.com>
(mso at oz.net address is semi-reliable)
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