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Free?
06-14-2008, 08:39 AM
I'm pretty sure many of you know this band already, but it wouldnt hurt anyone to mention this band. Spanish indie/punk/grunge band that changed it's style into electronic-disco-groovy-rock thing lately, however before judging, check this Cherry Lee (http://ru.youtube.com/watch?v=HICNsgmPFaE) video, you should like it. Their old sound is so much 90's that you actually can't avoid being addicted to the band. If you feel nostalgic for good old times - that'll be one more reason to dig them. They rocked hard. They covered Self Esteem and RHCP's Otherside. They are pretty much emotional, but back then there was no such thing as emo and again, just give em a try, you will not regret that, Dover's old sound shouldn't leave you disappointed.

Some more vids : King George (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFcnAivnWXM&feature=related), Serenade (http://ru.youtube.com/watch?v=z2R1Kmfe9OE&feature=related), Better Day (http://ru.youtube.com/watch?v=LdsJUPieCbU&feature=related), The Weak Hour Of The Rooster (http://ru.youtube.com/watch?v=XxK-u2Th0VE&feature=related), Devil Came To Me (http://ru.youtube.com/watch?v=d0bTLCCc0VM&feature=related), DJ (http://ru.youtube.com/watch?v=xejVVkIRoxc&feature=related), Far (http://ru.youtube.com/watch?v=yMb0t-J5rbk)
Again, I'd like to see as more as possible replies here please :rolleyes:
EDIT: You can download Dover's best albums HERE (http://rapidshare.de/files/39719586/Dover.rar.html)

dff_punk
06-14-2008, 09:34 AM
I listened to Cherry Lee and King George, and I liked it. Never heard of this band before:p Any albums you should recommend?

Free?
06-14-2008, 10:45 AM
yeah, all of them actually. Except their last one when they experimented with electronic sound. Album list is: Sister, Devil Came to Me, I Was Dead for 7 Weeks in the City of Angels, Late at Night, The Flame. I might upload some of them if you want later.

Cejus
06-14-2008, 11:17 AM
I like their latest album, too. Yeah, I like Madonna, too, so that's no suprise I guess :o

Anyway, if I were you, I would check their albums "Devil came to me" and "Late at night" first. Those were the ones that made them famous in Spain. Needless to say, all their songs are sung in English. Although they make some mistakes once in a while.

Free?
06-14-2008, 12:43 PM
I've uploaded most of Dover's albums. Click here (http://rapidshare.de/files/39719586/Dover.rar.html)

SaiKYoU
06-15-2008, 07:23 AM
THEY BETRAYED US, THE FANS

i own all but one of their albums, i went to concerts, i listened to "i was dead for seven weeks" 100th times... their were my fav band for ages and ages...

but then they snorted some kind of bad cocaine and turned stupid and techno... 90% of their fans quited listening and started hating... like me...

i really get pasionate when talking aboutthose motherfuckers...

Free?
06-15-2008, 10:41 AM
I don't believe that they did that only for money. They were too great to end up like a cheap sellout. I think it was their desire to do something brand new, it's just impossible for Dover to forget about what they have done for all those years and focus on commercial success, not this band... There is something much more complicated about them I think. There are some interviews on youtube (like this part1 (http://ru.youtube.com/watch?v=1rJw3PFoESM&feature=related),part2 (http://ru.youtube.com/watch?v=RDEnD0kMN_E&feature=related), part3 (http://ru.youtube.com/watch?v=iOWZiBN6o4E&feature=related)), I can't understand anything, so I would appreciate if someone could translate them from spanish.

SaiKYoU
06-15-2008, 11:22 AM
I don't believe that they did that only for money. They were too great to end up like a cheap sellout. I think it was their desire to do something brand new, it's just impossible for Dover to forget about what they have done for all those years and focus on commercial success, not this band... There is something much more complicated about them I think. There are some interviews on youtube (like this part1 (http://ru.youtube.com/watch?v=1rJw3PFoESM&feature=related),part2 (http://ru.youtube.com/watch?v=RDEnD0kMN_E&feature=related), part3 (http://ru.youtube.com/watch?v=iOWZiBN6o4E&feature=related)), I can't understand anything, so I would appreciate if someone could translate them from spanish.

of course they didn't that for money, they did it cuz they are fucking assholes...

something brand new?? at the cost of losing the respect of your fans!

they chose that and failed...

Cejus
06-15-2008, 11:31 AM
I can't translate everything 'cause it's too much, but here's a brief summary:

They began writting the song "Let me out", which they wanted to be a song where you could dance to. They started adding new drum effects, and ended up adding electronic sounds, like samples and stuff. After recording this first song, they decided to make the rest of the album like that, instead of putting one dance song and the rest of songs that were what people really expected from them. They suddenly wanted a disco album.

They also say that Madonna was one of their references because she always does what she wants to. They also believe that playing the same sound during their whole carreer gets boring at one point, so they wanted to try new stuff. They put the example of U2, who went succesful playing rock, and decided to try electronic music in one album, but then returned back to rock.

They also explain that it was impossible for them to change completely, so there always remains the essence of Dover.

They had fun trying the new technologies that they used to record the songs. It was very relaxing and they had fun learning new things. The recording of the video was also very relaxed and fun, and they loved the way it turned out.

The guy says that it's like a new start, from everything. Music-wise, life-wise, etc. They needed to start this new phase of their lifes, after the changes they had suffered (I think one of the members of the band left).

They love how some people that didn't like them before have started listening to them right after the new record came out, and because of that started listening to their previous stuff, too.

They also want to re-record some older songs to make them sound like their new style (they actually did it).

Finally, they say that in the future they want to keep exploring that type of music (electronic, dance), but nothing's for sure.

Cejus
06-15-2008, 11:40 AM
I don't believe that they did that only for money.
You can never say for sure why they did it. It was their choice, they must have had their reasons. From the interview, I can tell that they really were tired about playing the same music all the time.

Personally, I think what they did was very risky, but at the same time very brave. It takes a lot of guts to change the style of your music so much. As I've said, I really like the new album, its sound is very similar to Madonna's "Confessions on the dance floor".

But yeah, it's very different from their previous stuff. Maybe they should have made a parallel project to try that new music, 'cause it was a very big change.

Free?
06-15-2008, 12:44 PM
They love how some people that didn't like them before have started listening to them right after the new record came out, and because of that started listening to their previous stuff, too.


Thanks alot Cejus! It's pretty much that I have expected, they tried a risky experiment. They will get some new fans attention with new sound, so it's allmost for sure that some electronic dance listeners will turn into rock music. Too bad that they lost pretty much of their old fan base. I really hope that they will return to rock sound, they didn't say that anything is for sure yet.

Free?
06-16-2008, 04:22 PM
Soo.. none checked this band ? :( Come on me wants to hear more people's opinions! :mad:

[[Meli.x]]
06-19-2008, 05:04 AM
erm, i listened to Cherry Lee, and i dont really think i could listen to anymore. i respect their talent, but its not really something i could get into.
I like grunge, but i personally dont think womens voices suit it... but each to their own =]