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by Batesy
Tue Nov 05, 2013 22:12
Forum: Home of Fadeless Splendour
Topic: Favourite Albums
Replies: 25
Views: 5004

Re: Favourite Albums

Been chewing this over and right now, my (comparatively pop) list is: Felt - Strange Idols Pattern and Other Stories Tindersticks - Curtains Pavement - Brighten the Corners The Sundays - Reading, Writing & Arithmetic The Cure - Disintegration The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow* Calexico - Feast of Wi...
by Batesy
Tue Nov 05, 2013 15:03
Forum: Home of Fadeless Splendour
Topic: Favourite Albums
Replies: 25
Views: 5004

Re: Favourite Albums

Tindersticks-2nd album Nice to see another Tindersticks fan here. 'Curtains' will be on my list, when I have it... The first 2 albums are pretty much flawless. Curtains to a lesser extent. It's a great record, but i always felt it suffered a little from having a few too many songs in a similar temp...
by Batesy
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:23
Forum: Home of Fadeless Splendour
Topic: Favourite Albums
Replies: 25
Views: 5004

Re: Favourite Albums

Bubby wrote:Tindersticks-2nd album


Nice to see another Tindersticks fan here. 'Curtains' will be on my list, when I have it...
by Batesy
Wed Oct 30, 2013 18:47
Forum: Cardiacs Alike
Topic: The Mars Volta
Replies: 9
Views: 1993

Re: The Mars Volta

I preferred At The Drive-In but Mars Volta had a much better name.

Also they're thin, they do look a bit whiffy. For this reason, I only own one of their albums.
by Batesy
Fri Oct 25, 2013 15:47
Forum: Cardiacs Alike
Topic: Steven Wilson
Replies: 40
Views: 8632

Re: Steven Wilson

I was probably being a bit cruel with the Village of the Damned comment but I did think it a bit odd that, of all those people, no one seemed to want to get out of their chair! A very respectful crowd though - no one watching it through an iPhone, just sitting back and soaking it all up. I reckon we...
by Batesy
Fri Oct 25, 2013 15:29
Forum: The Seaside
Topic: Reasons why Cardiacs are a complete one-off
Replies: 17
Views: 4912

Re: Reasons why Cardiacs are a complete one-off

An obvious one for me is the 'plinky' bit towards the end of Is This The Life. I first heard this as a 16 year old in 1988 who existed on a diet of the Smiths, the Cure and U2. When I first heard it on the radio, I heard a huge, sweeping, anthemic slab of stadium rock... and then it went a bit bonke...
by Batesy
Wed Oct 23, 2013 14:07
Forum: Cardiacs Alike
Topic: Connan Mockasin
Replies: 4
Views: 1333

Re: Connan Mockasin

I heard a track from his forthcoming album on Marc Riley's show the other night and loved it - 'I'm the man that will find you'. Liked it a lot and plan to explore further. Riley's show is my main source of new music now.
by Batesy
Wed Oct 23, 2013 13:59
Forum: Home of Fadeless Splendour
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 54
Views: 10659

Re: Where is everyone?

Snardbafulator wrote:
As for treating it as a music forum ... hey, why not. Who's going to stop us, the moderators?


That's all it's ever been - as it says beneath the heading, 'Discuss the bands you like beside Cardiacs'. I've babbled on about all sorts of totally unrelated stuff...
by Batesy
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:46
Forum: Cardiacs Alike
Topic: Steven Wilson
Replies: 40
Views: 8632

Re: Steven Wilson

Glad you loved it! I saw Steven Wilson live six times (two solo and four with Porcupine Tree - one the very day after my first Cardiacs gig at The Astoria, from the airport straight to the venue) and he's always been great... and I think Chad Wackerman was on drums, he's one of the greats... (playe...
by Batesy
Tue Oct 22, 2013 17:28
Forum: Home of Fadeless Splendour
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 54
Views: 10659

Re: Where is everyone?

The 'active topics' tab doesn't work - I posted to the Steven Wilson thread and it's not showing as an active topic. I always go straight to the 'view new posts' tab which seems to do the trick. Not that I have much to add these days...

Can't believe I've been posting here since 2006!
by Batesy
Tue Oct 22, 2013 14:38
Forum: Cardiacs Alike
Topic: Steven Wilson
Replies: 40
Views: 8632

Re: Steven Wilson

Mr Wilson is out on tour in a few weeks, UK dates are : 15-Oct-13 Bristol Colston Hall 17-Oct-13 Wolverhampton Civic Hall 18-Oct-13 Newcastle City Hall 20-Oct-13 London Royal Albert Hall I've never seen him outside of the context of Porcupine Tree (who I've seen loads...) so should be interesting. ...
by Batesy
Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:14
Forum: Home of Fadeless Splendour
Topic: What you Reading at the mo?
Replies: 287
Views: 43573

Re: What you Reading at the mo?

I've read both Shout! and The Love You Make because I'm fascinated by the social history of The Beatles, and also with how two guys without extensive musical training wound up revolutionizing pop music in a way that can't be reduced to gimmicks. Nobody wants to get too near that question, though, b...
by Batesy
Wed Oct 16, 2013 14:31
Forum: Home of Fadeless Splendour
Topic: What you Reading at the mo?
Replies: 287
Views: 43573

Re: What you Reading at the mo?

I had no idea du Maurier wrote The Birds. The Hitchcock movie scared the crap out of me when I saw it on TV as a kid ... Yeah, I've always found it surprising that she's behind that too. She also wrote Don't Look Now, the film version of which always spooked me. Both are short stories and well wort...
by Batesy
Mon Oct 14, 2013 13:50
Forum: Cardiacs Alike
Topic: St. Vincent
Replies: 14
Views: 3631

Re: St. Vincent

Ribot. Okay then, I'll have to give that record a spin. Just by way of a caveat, I don't know what I'm talking about. But 'Lazarus' and 'The Forest Awakes' kind of put me in mind of the guitar sound on Tom Waits' records. Imagine them recorded in a chicken shed with Waits barking and growling over ...
by Batesy
Mon Oct 14, 2013 13:07
Forum: Cardiacs Alike
Topic: St. Vincent
Replies: 14
Views: 3631

Re: St. Vincent

At the beginning of this year, I stumbled upon the album she did with David Byrne and fell for it hook, line and sinker - I still play it a lot. I was aware of St Vincent but hadn't really listened to anything by her before. Aside from Byrne, she's also worked with the Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan St...