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by chaffinch
Mon Dec 01, 2014 23:33
Forum: The Seaside
Topic: The Return of the Radio Twitchings
Replies: 49
Views: 13530

Re: The Return of the Radio Twitchings

On Liz Kershaw's 6 Music programme there's a section called 'All Filler No Killer' where she interviews listeners about their favourite album. Last Saturday it was a 14 year old boy talking about Sing To God! To be honest it's not very interesting, the poor lad was a bit nervous (well he is 14). Whe...
by chaffinch
Wed Sep 17, 2014 20:51
Forum: The Seaside
Topic: Where have you seen a Cardiacs t-shirt?
Replies: 27
Views: 7072

Re: Where have you seen a Cardiacs t-shirt?

Oh, right. Well, it was about 5 seconds and he looked about 17 to me!
by chaffinch
Tue Sep 16, 2014 23:07
Forum: The Seaside
Topic: Where have you seen a Cardiacs t-shirt?
Replies: 27
Views: 7072

Re: Where have you seen a Cardiacs t-shirt?

I saw a Cardiacs t-shirt on, of all things, BBC 4's Metal Britannia the other day. Right at the end there was a shot of some kid sitting on his bed wearing said item.

Sorry, that's not very interesting really.
by chaffinch
Wed Jul 30, 2014 19:04
Forum: Cardiacs Alike
Topic: Pixies reemergence
Replies: 9
Views: 2498

Re: Pixies reemergence

Indie Cindy's fine and hangs together well considering it's really just a compilation of ep's. I actually prefer it to Bossanova, which remains the least favourite Pixies album. This is more like it anyway - first recording featuring new bassist Paz. Much better than anything off Indie Cindy imo. ht...
by chaffinch
Thu Jul 24, 2014 00:03
Forum: Cardiacs Alike
Topic: St. Vincent
Replies: 14
Views: 3467

Re: St. Vincent

Well, she's a bit more high profile these days isn't she. Must admit I'd never heard of St Vincent until reading a glowing Guardian review of her latest album a while back. Intrigued, I got it and like it a lot despite the rather homogeneous production. Also it's less Bush, more Madonna in places bu...
by chaffinch
Thu May 08, 2014 00:09
Forum: Home of Fadeless Splendour
Topic: Songs that make you blub
Replies: 12
Views: 3397

Re: Songs that make you blub

When I saw Lars von Trier's 'Tree of Life' this piece of music completely floored me, I was literally blubbing in the cinema. John Tavener - Funeral Canticle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCxDZaWRAvo Full version - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1LbCOmdb8M On a less high brow note, this song can...
by chaffinch
Wed Apr 16, 2014 00:15
Forum: The Seaside
Topic: Guns
Replies: 153
Views: 21312

Re: Guns

Bloody hell!

I saw that post, wondered for a moment if it was partly directed at me, deduced it probably wasn't, never gave it a second thought.

Anyway, yeah, Guns is reet gud intit (I'm from Yorkshire).
by chaffinch
Sat Apr 05, 2014 23:39
Forum: The Seaside
Topic: Guns
Replies: 153
Views: 21312

Re: Guns

The only bit I don't care for is the outro of Will Bleed Amen, oddly cliched for Cardiacs I think. Man, talk about difference of option! That's like my FAVORITE part of the WHOLE album. MAYBE even my FAVORITE cardiacs moment EVER! That's really strange to me; one of the reasons I love Cardiacs is t...
by chaffinch
Thu Mar 06, 2014 23:38
Forum: Cardiacs Alike
Topic: Major Parkinson
Replies: 26
Views: 5436

Re: Major Parkinson

I don't really hear any specific Cardiacs influence, which I don't mind either way I find this odd - for me MP absolutely scream Cardiacs, but at the same time have their own special 'thing' going on. As many others, I'm not a fan of that kind of vocals... musically, judging from the three or four ...
by chaffinch
Sun Mar 02, 2014 22:10
Forum: Cardiacs Alike
Topic: Major Parkinson
Replies: 26
Views: 5436

Re: Major Parkinson

New album Twilight Cinema is out and it's a joy from start to finish. Although very Cardiacs influenced they definitely reside in their own little universe. Only 8 tracks & 40 minutes long though, that's my only disappointment. Streamed here http://majorparkinson.bandcamp.com/album/twilight-cinema
by chaffinch
Tue Feb 25, 2014 21:24
Forum: The Seaside
Topic: Guns
Replies: 153
Views: 21312

Re: Guns

I think Guns is extraordinary. It took me a while to 'get it' - I was a bit disappointed initially as it sounded relatively mainstream to me, a bit too 'streamlined' for want of a better word. Spell has one of the most original melodies I've ever heard, I love the head-spinning bass line (particular...
by chaffinch
Fri Nov 15, 2013 15:18
Forum: Cardiacs Alike
Topic: Major Parkinson
Replies: 26
Views: 5436

Re: Major Parkinson

For those who are not aware: Major Parkinson have started a crowd funding campaign, in order to finalise the third album(and do other stuff like making vinyls): http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/major-parkinson-twilight-cinema-vinyl 5.436€ have already been raised. Their goal is 13.000€. 18 days le...
by chaffinch
Wed Nov 06, 2013 23:23
Forum: The Seaside
Topic: Reasons why Cardiacs are a complete one-off
Replies: 17
Views: 4713

Re: Reasons why Cardiacs are a complete one-off

What even IS that? Ha, I think that also sums up Cardiacs for anyone hearing them for the first time, whether the reaction is love or hate (usually hate. sadly). Lots of great 'moments' listed above. There's also: 'Duck say the horse is daft... Alright ' - really funny and oddly exciting simultaneo...
by chaffinch
Fri Oct 25, 2013 02:15
Forum: The Seaside
Topic: Reasons why Cardiacs are a complete one-off
Replies: 17
Views: 4713

Re: Reasons why Cardiacs are a complete one-off

Thanks snardbafulator, good call with Bellyeye. I enjoy reading your posts very much by the way. Another wonderful moment for me is the repeated 'Look I know everything/Knowledge forms the best of me' from 'Icing on the World'. I'm no 'muso' so it's difficult to articulate why - only, like the afore...
by chaffinch
Fri Oct 25, 2013 00:53
Forum: The Seaside
Topic: Reasons why Cardiacs are a complete one-off
Replies: 17
Views: 4713

Reasons why Cardiacs are a complete one-off

I was musing how Cardiacs have had such an impact on me since I discovered them a few years ago. I'm nearly 50 years old and, until the moment they took a stranglehold, nothing musically had genuinely excited me since my 20's. There are many and varied reasons of course, but right now I'm thinking o...