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Endymion
05-04-2008, 04:24 AM
so everyone knows how much i dig stuff like the stick men (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dnu_zhpBNRU), chandra (http://www.usaupload.net/d/9gegx1u3ebm), devo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRguZr0xCOc), etc. so this a thread for stuff in that vein!

so chandra came about from this band called the dance (http://www.myspace.com/thedancenyc). the dance was one half of the model citizen split, the other half being polyrock (http://www.myspace.com/polyrock). philip glass performed with polyrock for a while.

ps: talking heads (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYbUCvz1LYE)

nieh
05-04-2008, 08:54 AM
Someone on the other board I post on made a few mixes of 70s-80s 'zolo music' (with like 1-2 songs from the 90s-00s) which is where I actually got introduced to the Stick Men. I'm trying to get my hands on those again now since they had some other neat stuff on them, if I can then I'll upload them here.

Anyway, the first (http://www.sendspace.com/file/1y3efo) B-52s (http://www.sendspace.com/file/vuwe4c) album was far more off kilter than their later stuff was.

Also, in regards to Chandra, I stumbled onto this (http://waxidermy.com/2008/02/27/the-chandra-dimension-unreleased-ep/) after downloading it from you the other day.

Endymion
05-04-2008, 03:07 PM
i stumbled across that last night. i don't really have much hope of it actually seeing the light of day though.

nieh
05-06-2008, 05:34 PM
Here's (http://www.sendspace.com/file/aht39u) one of the parts of the zolo mix. I'm actually probably going to try to check out more by a few of these guys, I'm liking some more of the tracks than I remember the last time I listened to it. My favorites are the ones from Massacre (which apparently has Fred Firth and Bill Laswell), Christian Lunch, Fibonaccis, Stump (who I remember having another good song on one of the other parts of the mix if I'm ever able to get my hands on it and are my favorite band on here aside from the Stick Men), the Stick Men (yay!), Red Noise, and The Fridges.

Here's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNZXoEvikd0) the other Stump song I was thinking of and here's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-PmQ3dFQvs) one by them that I've never actually heard before. Apparently all of their stuff has been out of print since 1990 but they just released an anthology in the uk a few weeks ago so I might try to order that from amazon.co.uk in the near future.

Endymion
05-06-2008, 10:55 PM
i've heard stump before, and the few songs i listened to were hit or miss. i really should give them more of a chance.

on a different note, the stick men have slowly been becoming my favorite band. each time i listen to that album i'm impressed anew at how insanely ahead of their time they were, while still remaining really fun to listen to.

Endymion
05-07-2008, 12:44 AM
check this (http://www.last.fm/music/Dandi+Wind/_/Balloon+Factory) out. they also do a pretty bitchin' Safety Dance cover.

nieh
05-07-2008, 07:17 AM
i've heard stump before, and the few songs i listened to were hit or miss. i really should give them more of a chance.

on a different note, the stick men have slowly been becoming my favorite band. each time i listen to that album i'm impressed anew at how insanely ahead of their time they were, while still remaining really fun to listen to.

True, I liked Charlton Heston and Chaos a lot more than the third song I just stumbled onto yesterday, but the anthology is 3 discs for like $20 (9.51) so I'm assuming it'll have enough good stuff on there to be worth it.

And yeah, I'm still impressed that the Stick Men were able to do what they do better/tighter than the vast majority of bands I've heard that are doing similar things today and that they manage to be catchy and fun at the same time.

Endymion
05-10-2008, 02:57 PM
ok, so the Stump song you don't like much is the one that finally got me to listen to more.

nieh
05-10-2008, 03:25 PM
I ordered their anthology yesterday, I'll upload it whenever it gets here. I've never been able to find Stump on Soulseek but I was able to find their bass players solo stuff (http://www.spoombung.co.uk/) which supposedly continued in sort of the same vein, only without any vocals. I haven't gotten a chance to listen to any of it yet.

Endymion
05-10-2008, 05:53 PM
i was able to find the ep mud on a colon and their two albums, quirk out and a fierce pancake, but the anthology includes a whole bunch of stuff they did after a fierce pancake.

there is some serious similarity to captain beefheart in quirk out, like if beefheart did new wave.

nieh
05-19-2008, 07:15 AM
I got the anthology in the mail on Saturday. I'm liking the first two discs, but I'm not sure how I feel about the third so far. Also, while I'm a little disappointed that songs like Charlton Heston and Chaos are pretty atypical for them since they're the songs that got me interested in them, most of the rest of their stuff is just as good but for totally different reasons. Anyway, I'll try to rip the third disc tonight or tomorrow, do you mind if I put it in ogg format or would you prefer mp3?

Endymion
05-19-2008, 08:11 AM
i love the oggs.

the quirk out ep is three weird songs, and three fairly standard type things. it's kind of weird. though that kitchen song is really fucked up: "now i'm on the kitchen table, the cat is licking me and giving me his tapeworms"

nieh
05-19-2008, 09:02 PM
Here (http://www.sendspace.com/file/adn4a0) you go.

Endymion
05-19-2008, 09:39 PM
i don't know if you read the liner notes or the stuff on the bassist's webpage, but he says that charlton heston was their most "commercial" song on that album -- um, excuse me? it's probably the best song on that album, true, but he's also a lot weirder than pretty much ever track on there.

nieh, ever listen to thunderbirds are now! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OsaBCxBIeo) or experimental dental school (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjlGb4ouau4)?

nieh
05-20-2008, 07:20 AM
I dunno, Charlton Heston is definitely really weird, but it's also one of the most playfully quirky and catchy songs they've done. Commercial might not be the best word for it since it didn't really play into any style that was popular at the time, but it had the most potential to actually get airplay.

I think you've uploaded some Thunderbirds are Now! songs before that I'm sure I checked out, but I don't think I've heard Experimental Dental school. I'll check them both out once I get back home.

nieh
10-07-2008, 09:17 PM
Have you ever heard any early XTC by any chance? I've been meaning to check them out for ages after the guy that upped that zolo mix for me forever ago called them one of the "four pillars of zolo" and mentioned that the Stick Men were kind of like a more extreme take on what they were doing but only actually bothered downloading anything by them the other day. I'm giving their first album a listen right now and some of it's fairly straight-forward, but then there's stuff like this you might like:

Cross Wires (http://www.sendspace.com/file/9647ky)
Spinning Top (http://www.sendspace.com/file/w1zrv1)

adombomb222
10-12-2008, 09:23 PM
The only New Wave band I really listen to is Berlin. And that's because System Of A Down's cover of The Metro, got me intrested.