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by Trouserpress
Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:27
Forum: Cardiacs Alike
Topic: Devo
Replies: 84
Views: 15384

Re: Devo

Welcome! :D I was really pretty impressed with Something for Everybody, despite the scattering of stinkers (in addition to the last two tracks "Please Baby Please" and "Cameo" don't do much for me). "Don't Shoot, I'm a Man" is flippity-flipping awesome though: http://ww...
by Trouserpress
Sat Apr 02, 2011 09:24
Forum: Cardiacs Alike
Topic: Volapük
Replies: 6
Views: 1440

Re: Volapük

I need to gets me some Volapuk one o' these days. I have Guigou's "solo" album Les Rumeurs De La Ville which I think I'm right in saying features most, if not all, of the Volapuk musicians, but it also features several recordings of "amateur" musicians, as it was all part of some...
by Trouserpress
Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:39
Forum: Cardiacs Alike
Topic: Van Der Graaf Generator
Replies: 33
Views: 7437

Re: Van Der Graaf Generator

It's from 2005's Present and the song's called "Every Bloody Emperor". I included it on my CD swap mix. :wink: Oh man ... did Giddy get arrested or something? I think I'm going to have to mail you my CD directly, because I can't bring myself to listen to your CDs until I know you've gotte...
by Trouserpress
Thu Mar 24, 2011 16:00
Forum: Cardiacs Alike
Topic: Van Der Graaf Generator
Replies: 33
Views: 7437

Re: Van Der Graaf Generator

VDGG are certainly a lot less hysterical and melodramatic these days, but no less capable of packing one hell of a punch. Wow ... thanks for posting those lyrics; they're pretty incredible. Brings me back to those horrible days and then the long, continuing aftermath. I know how you guys must feel ...
by Trouserpress
Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:56
Forum: Cardiacs Alike
Topic: Van Der Graaf Generator
Replies: 33
Views: 7437

Re: Van Der Graaf Generator

Hammill's grim and his lyrics are bizarrely introspective and humorless, That's certainly true of early VDGG, but that lyrical intensity has slowly spread outwards to wider issues and there's definitely a caustic, witty streak to a lot of his writing these days. For example, here's Hammill's open l...
by Trouserpress
Tue Mar 22, 2011 09:58
Forum: Albums
Topic: Leader Of The Starry Skies / A Loyal Companion
Replies: 245
Views: 39960

Re: Leader Of The Starry Skies / A Loyal Companion

Also should mention (as I don't think anyone else did), I love the Eureka Machines version of Arnald. Yes, it's pretty close to the original, but that sort of thing is the style they play anyway, and it suits them well. Yeah, I'm rather smitten with that one too. I love the cheeky little reference ...
by Trouserpress
Tue Mar 22, 2011 09:46
Forum: Cardiacs Alike
Topic: Van Der Graaf Generator
Replies: 33
Views: 7437

Re: Van Der Graaf Generator

They've got a new one coming out next year. What do the folks here think of the current lineup? I really liked Present (Every Bloody Emperor is one of my all-time fave VDGG songs these days) but didn't much care for Trisector. I don't think that was entirely down to Jackson's departure though... th...
by Trouserpress
Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:39
Forum: Cardiacs News
Topic: Sing to God almost in prog top 100 of all time
Replies: 55
Views: 14554

Re: Sing to God almost in prog top 100 of all time

It seems Sing to God and Cardiacs in general are gaining more and more recognition among prog fans as the album is now in the top 30, who would have thought... Surprising but true. In the RIO/Avant-Prog category Sing to God and Little Man and the House are number 1 and number 2 respectively. Which ...
by Trouserpress
Mon Mar 14, 2011 14:59
Forum: Cardiacs Alike
Topic: Van Der Graaf Generator - on tour in 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 945

Re: Van Der Graaf Generator - on tour in 2011

Heard some tracks from the new album on Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone last night and they were, without exception, bloody brilliant. Trisector was a pretty mediocre affair so I don't know if I'd simply lowered my expectations to the point where any improvement was bound to blow me away but honestly, i...
by Trouserpress
Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:48
Forum: Cardiacs Alike
Topic: Happy The Man
Replies: 31
Views: 6235

Re: Happy The Man

Can't fault you on much of the general thrust of this argument, Bob. It's a pretty thorough account of how and why all those first-wave prog bands began to wither on the vine. HOWEVER... Fireballet, Starcastle, that's exactly the juiceless pettifoggery what I'm talking about...the late 70's were a t...
by Trouserpress
Fri Mar 11, 2011 17:08
Forum: Cardiacs Alike
Topic: Screaming Headless Torsos
Replies: 5
Views: 1865

Re: Screaming Headless Torsos

SHT is one of those names I've seen here and there over the years but never thought to properly look up before. I'm 3 and a half minutes into the track you linked to, Bob, and I'm already hooked! :lol:

Yet another name to add to the seemingly endless list...
by Trouserpress
Fri Mar 11, 2011 14:39
Forum: Cardiacs Alike
Topic: Stump
Replies: 8
Views: 3699

Re: Stump

Oh, I did do a forum search and that thread never turned up. Still, you can't have enough Stump I reckons! :D
by Trouserpress
Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:26
Forum: Cardiacs Alike
Topic: Stump
Replies: 8
Views: 3699

Stump

Stump are one of the only bands I've ever come across which I've never been able to persuade a single one of my friends or family about. I sometimes have to reread the handful of positive comments on youtube just to remind myself that I'm not the only one who thinks these guys were fvcking brilliant...
by Trouserpress
Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:10
Forum: Cardiacs Alike
Topic: Happy The Man
Replies: 31
Views: 6235

Re: Happy The Man

possibly the greatest progrock band of the late 70s I love Happy the Man too but I have to disagree with you on that one, Bob. National Health ftw! :wink: Crafty Hands is a bloody bloody good album but I wouldn't call it a masterpiece. I guess I'm amongst those who've never acquired the taste for W...
by Trouserpress
Mon Mar 07, 2011 23:54
Forum: Home of Fadeless Splendour
Topic: Crackin' telly
Replies: 516
Views: 75900

Re:

Pretty much caught up on all of Limmy now, thanks for that. S2E3 wasn't quite up to E1 & E2 was it, but still. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVSJgdRNlU4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; It may have been because I watched ep3 in the company of a friend who's also a massive Limmy f...