Posted: Jul 21, 2007 6:56 am
i think i just liked a marilyn manson song i accidentally (right!) saw on Jay Leno! Whaaaaaaaat?
the La's "There She Goes" is up there with the best pop songs ever. too bad they couldn't fucking write anything near it again. Blur Parklife is fantastic.
others: pet shop boys, The The, nurse with wound, abba, ash ra tempel, Holger Hiller, anything with a vocoder in it, Dirty Ho. dambuilders, but they're my boys. Echo & the Bunnymen are great. early Pooh Sticks rule. KLF. Human League. Talking Heads. Chrome Cranks. Kill me.
We had a Go-Gos bootleg from right around 1st lp release, but with 2nd lp songs... they were amazing. I'm sure at that point they were the best band in LA besides what, Van Halen? Torched the stage.
US MAPLE? opened up for a great show... quintron, oblivians w/quintron, DEAD MOON in NYC. that was a whoah show. stroke it, noel.
GBV was a rock band, ended up with the dambuilders drummer (k march), ended up a pop band, great songs. come on. they're better than the Photos / A's / Yachts / Shirts / Polyrock / Pezband at least. Kicker of Elves!
i will now retire to drinking & reminiscing with richard martin. please join us someday.