New Wave / Post Punk / Post Funk
so everyone knows how much i dig stuff like the stick men, chandra, devo, etc. so this a thread for stuff in that vein!
so chandra came about from this band called the dance. the dance was one half of the model citizen split, the other half being polyrock. philip glass performed with polyrock for a while.
ps: talking heads
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 B-52s album was far more off kilter than their later stuff was.
Also, in regards to Chandra, I stumbled onto this after downloading it from you the other day.
Last edited by nieh; 05-04-2008 at 08:42 AM.
i stumbled across that last night. i don't really have much hope of it actually seeing the light of day though.
Here's 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 the other Stump song I was thinking of and here's 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.
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.
check this out. they also do a pretty bitchin' Safety Dance cover.
Last edited by Endymion; 05-06-2008 at 11:53 PM.
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.
Originally Posted by Endymion
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.
ok, so the Stump song you don't like much is the one that finally got me to listen to more.
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 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.
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.
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