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Galaxie 500 @ Wikipedia
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Yay! Glad they've got a page. Many darkly beautiful nights listening to their three albums and watching the glorious DVD. Not a name bandied about too often, but one of the top ten 80's acts not enshrined yet as their influence was absolutely massive.
Posted by Casper on Saturday, 08.23.08 @ 10:13am
Casper...I guess I'm not that familiar with them, but you've stirred my curiousity. I'll definitely go to Rhapsody and give them a listen. Since I've been on this site, I've uncovered some "gems" just by reading what people have to say about certain artists...it's great fun, actually!!
Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 08.23.08 @ 10:35am
I listened to a track called "Ceremony"...they were definitely influenced by the Velvet Underground, weren't they? Not bad at all...
Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 08.23.08 @ 10:43am
Yeah, there's a heavy VU influence. They did a bunch of covers, arguably the greatest cover band in history. "Ceremony" is actually a cover of a track recorded by Jou Division, and later, re-recorded by the same guys when they formed New Order.
Posted by Casper on Sunday, 08.24.08 @ 13:46pm
Oh, and basically, their importance and claim to fame derives from being a pre-cursor to shoe-gaze music, a few years before bands like Slodive and Ride really took off. Plus, their songs and albums are consistently stronger than those artists which is always a plus.
Posted by Casper on Sunday, 08.24.08 @ 13:47pm
Hope you like my creative Joy Division and Slowdive spellings. ;)
Posted by Casper on Sunday, 08.24.08 @ 13:49pm
Caught your drift...that's what counts!!!
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 08.24.08 @ 13:52pm
Great "indie" band, a few nice albums. But a no. Still recommended listening.
Posted by Chalkie on Friday, 12.28.12 @ 15:39pm
Hmm...First, Chevelle. Now, Galaxie 500 . What's next...Plymouth Fury ? Dodge Dart ?? Buick Skylark ??? Pontiac Firebird ????
Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 12.29.12 @ 02:48am
Aww come on Bill, don't pretend, we all know you're a closet Galaxie 500 fan!
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 12.29.12 @ 05:23am
"Aww come on Bill, don't pretend, we all know you're a closet Galaxie 500 fan!"
Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 12.29.12 @ 15:55pm
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