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YAYY! Just what the world needs... another fukking obnoxious "Noise-Rock" band. WTF? What absolute shit. You LIKE this crap, William - really? Do you and your ilk just try to seek out the kind of stuff that will deliberately piss off and annoy as many other people as possible so that you can feel disassociated and esoteric in your tastes, or do you authentically enjoy grating, ear searing shit recordings? Really - I am serious. What the fukk is the attraction, mush less the art in crap like this? Do you also enjoy GWAR?

Posted by shawn on Sunday, 05.4.08 @ 16:52pm


Lol butthurt.

Posted by William on Monday, 05.5.08 @ 01:56am


I actually really like that album....

Shawn, listen underneath the noise and you should find some el weirdo pop gems. Kind of like JAMC on (even more) drugs.

Posted by Liam on Monday, 05.5.08 @ 04:10am


Shawn, try Psycho Candy. If that doesn't work for ya, then we can safely say that noise-pop is a big NO.

Posted by Liam on Monday, 05.5.08 @ 05:26am


"Shawn, listen underneath the noise and you should find..."

Why the ascerbic "noise" of noise-rock? Why? Just sounds deliberately abrasive and lazy, quite frankly. And just because others follow each other in this circle-jerk-off of fellow noise-ians, why all the reverence for the "genre"?

Let me illustrate, and I am quite serious:
In a fog of self-absorbed ambivalence towards actually sounding good, I start fukkin around and feed donkey braying - or better yet, manic cowbell clanging through my amplifier and recording equipment, sample it, and then infuse this mess into every track I record; ooooo, sometimes I will hide an actual melody or chord structure beneath the belching buzz of the distorted cowbell, but always the cowbell droning or blaring on.

Fukking brilliant, right? And I will be labeled Walken-pop or Christopher-pop or New Bell-drone, after the infamous SNL Christopher Walken "I got a FEVER... and the only presription... is more COW Bell!" skit.
And now I am the innovator of a new genre, because a half dozen other dopes think it's cool to frost their works with obnoxious cowbell fuzz.

Is this how this ridiculous phenomenon works?

Posted by shawn on Tuesday, 05.6.08 @ 09:07am


Shawn, I take it you're not a Jackson Pollock fan then.

Posted by mel on Tuesday, 05.6.08 @ 09:43am


Oh yeah, I forgot the bit where the production has to be as dry as possible, and the bit where the listener doesn't have to make any effort to hear the structures. My bad.

Seriously, if you don't like something, there's absolutely no need to gt all ass-hurt about it.

Or do you just want a pissing match?

Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 05.6.08 @ 09:43am


No, I am not poking around for a pissing match, and I do realize it's my option to just ignore this style, so I am being confrontational... to this "genre" and not one of you - for some reason this genre irritates me tremendously - so I am sorry for the tirades.
I think what spurs me to rage is when I go to a bands website or I download their songs and I am blasted with this assault or lazy mess (which, btw Liam, how can you favor Pavement when vocals are so integral to your favoring a band???) of noise; there is "listening for structure" (which I am capable of doing) and there is struggling to hear beneath the cacophany. I mean, either you actually LIKE the chainsaws or isn't it ridiculous to have to make a pointed effort to "get past" them? What is the point?

Whatever - it's my hangup, so nevermind.

Posted by shawn on Tuesday, 05.6.08 @ 11:02am


I don't actually have any strong feelings about Malkmus' vocals. I used to find it pretty annoying, but then I heard "Hit The Plane Down" and I started to enjoy the humourous side to it.

"I mean, either you actually LIKE the chainsaws or isn't it ridiculous to have to make a pointed effort to "get past" them? What is the point?"

Certain people like it. They like the fact that they have to delve into the music and properly concentrate to enojy it. Haven't met any people who like it solely for the chainsaw buzz, but I wouldn't be all too shocked. It's just diff'rent strokes.

Can't you even hear the structure on "Teen Drama" or "Faces on Fire?" I found those quite easy, personally.

Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 05.6.08 @ 11:34am


"Certain people like it. They like the fact that they have to delve into the music and properly concentrate to enojy it."

OK, I can understand that I guess. I'll call it a form of ear Zen - the listening for "it" is the exercise. Some people enjoy the flavor of Habanero peppers beneath the burn too... something like that?

"Can't you even hear the structure on "Teen Drama" or "Faces on Fire?" I found those quite easy, personally."

Alright, I'll go back and give it another go.

Based on my acceptance and enjoyment of My Blody Valentine but my hatred of Pavement, do you think I will find soething to like in Jesus & Mary Chain?

Posted by shawn on Tuesday, 05.6.08 @ 11:48am


Psycho Candy is actually jam-packed with fuzz and distortion, but it's normally easy to follow the melody line. That album is the start of Noise Pop, so you opinion on that would give a pretty good idea of the rest of Noise Pop.

Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 05.6.08 @ 11:56am


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