What is the WORST Thing About Cardiacs?

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What is the WORST Thing About Cardiacs?

- Too many notes
3
11%
- The singing, my god
1
4%
- The childish, opaque lyrics
1
4%
- The odd, annoying rhythms
1
4%
- The physical appearance of the band
1
4%
- The off-putting "humor"
0
No votes
- The manner of their adoring cult followers
10
36%
- Other
11
39%
 
Total votes: 28

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Stoneage Dinosaurs
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Re: What is the WORST Thing About Cardiacs?

Postby Stoneage Dinosaurs » Wed Jun 13, 2012 21:25

"Other" The fact that Tim is not well. ::cry:

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Re: What is the WORST Thing About Cardiacs?

Postby Ady » Wed Jun 19, 2013 14:29

i ticked other....as my thing is in the past when i have played them to people within about 5 seconds i get "this is shite"....which makes me laugh.....then when i find out what they like...and theres always one band they mention i hate....i go to return the anti compliment then they have a go at me.....i'm like....woah i didn't throw the first stone.......i really do laugh me head off when people say they hate them.....one guy got so angry in a pub once when i put them on this open jukebox he had spittle coming out the side of his mouth.......i was buckled over laughing......for some reason this made him more angry.

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Re: What is the WORST Thing About Cardiacs?

Postby Spyda » Wed Jun 19, 2013 15:29

Stoneage Dinosaurs wrote:"Other" The fact that Tim is not well. ::cry:

Ditto :(
And if she only had stopped making that hissing noise . . .

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Re: What is the WORST Thing About Cardiacs?

Postby ThatsMrStrach » Wed Jun 19, 2013 15:33

Oh the sheer pretentiousness! How everything about them has to always scream "we are better than you"...The silly pointless theatrics and the need to make an enigma out of simplest things...The amount of uncompleted odds and ends lying everywhere gathering dusts in Tim's filthy house. I mean Ugh!

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Re: What is the WORST Thing About Cardiacs?

Postby drterror666 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 15:50

Their audio / visual output is SO FVCKING EXPENSIVE!!!
Hello little doggy,
My, you are a nice dog,
What did you just say then?
You could do some tricks! Oh, good, then will you show me?
My word that's a good one!
Would you like a cigarette?
No you can't, they're bad for you!

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Re: What is the WORST Thing About Cardiacs?

Postby Stoneage Dinosaurs » Wed Jul 24, 2013 00:36

drterror666 wrote:Their audio / visual output is SO FVCKING EXPENSIVE!!!



Not if you bought it back in the day at gigs and in record shops when it was released as I did.

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Re: What is the WORST Thing About Cardiacs?

Postby drterror666 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:52

I meant for other people. I've got nearly everything they ever brought out, each piece bought at shops, gigs and fanclub. I've only ever bought a few bits off of eBay, but will now be holding fire because of the shop opening soon.
Hello little doggy,
My, you are a nice dog,
What did you just say then?
You could do some tricks! Oh, good, then will you show me?
My word that's a good one!
Would you like a cigarette?
No you can't, they're bad for you!

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Re: What is the WORST Thing About Cardiacs?

Postby Wizwag » Mon Oct 28, 2013 18:10

On the subject of 'understanding' the lyrics or the music in general. My two favourite bands are Cardiacs and The Fall. I haven't got the first clue what much of eithers lyrics are about, but getting the jist is good enough for me. It's the overall emotional plane the music puts me on thats important, and I dont care how it gets me there.

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Re: What is the WORST Thing About Cardiacs?

Postby shayne » Thu May 08, 2014 00:34

Voted Other, cos tim fell on his head before I got a chance to see em live.

That shit keeps happening to me :(

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Re: What is the WORST Thing About Cardiacs?

Postby Bubby » Thu May 08, 2014 14:52

I voted for Tim's creepy wisp of a voice.

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Re: What is the WORST Thing About Cardiacs?

Postby Snardbafulator » Thu May 08, 2014 15:00

The odd, annoying rhythms.

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Re: What is the WORST Thing About Cardiacs?

Postby montoid » Thu May 08, 2014 17:47

Wizwag wrote:On the subject of 'understanding' the lyrics or the music in general. My two favourite bands are Cardiacs and The Fall. I haven't got the first clue what much of eithers lyrics are about, but getting the jist is good enough for me. It's the overall emotional plane the music puts me on thats important, and I dont care how it gets me there.


M' yesb. Here :)

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Re: What is the WORST Thing About Cardiacs?

Postby CaseyChristopher » Wed Sep 24, 2014 02:41

Worst thing about Cardiacs is that it renders much of my old music library unlistenable for periods of time.

I mean at least with old movies we can still rely on the black and white film or tv and era specific acting/writing to be a semblence of it's own romantic reflection of a time past.

Thankfully there already was a Syd Barret with which we can cast off the passive receptivity of predictable 4/4 time structures, vocal symmetrical geometries, and single entendres.

I usually have to wean off Cardiacs by way of lessening complexity.

Syd Barret's Dark Globe, Jugband Blues, or Opal are always a good start.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch3BfpZp8PI

No thanks to the references here I've added Gentle Giant's Octopus and Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica to the spool up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC6BS8WqtNs#t=529



I remember when I first heard D.R.I.'s Dealing with it record. Punk/metal with strange and surprising riffs and counts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HimcV1VGaRU

Godflesh's Streetcleaner. It had the song Christbait Rising, a weird anti-power chord piece that just hammered away whilst even being drone'ish. Or also the layering of your flowers don't bloom.Don't bring me flowers from Pure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxM7FJIKO_c

SKinny Puppy's Last Rights or Too Dark Park records. Also strange and unpredictable industrial noise symphonies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgA4jqdbmY8

Later Skinny Puppy lost its main talent due to heroin overdose and quickly became quite a boring and predictable project as remaining members relied on the logic brain to try and replicate the power of feels.

So yeah, I'd say the worst is "other".... that once its Cardiacs season, it is ever so hard to watch the color of the leaves change.

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Re: What is the WORST Thing About Cardiacs?

Postby drterror666 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:24

CaseyChristopher wrote:Godflesh's Streetcleaner. It had the song Christbait Rising, a weird anti-power chord piece that just hammered away whilst even being drone'ish. Or also the layering of your flowers don't bloom.Don't bring me flowers from Pure.


I remember the first time I heard Streetcleaner. I think the words 'crushing' and 'pounding' will do the trick. An absolute masterclass in how to do industrial properly, the album remains a classic. Can't see too many Cardiacs fans being into Godflesh, though. Especially, the earlier stuff.
Hello little doggy,
My, you are a nice dog,
What did you just say then?
You could do some tricks! Oh, good, then will you show me?
My word that's a good one!
Would you like a cigarette?
No you can't, they're bad for you!

Image

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Re: What is the WORST Thing About Cardiacs?

Postby Snardbafulator » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:29

drterror666 wrote:I remember the first time I heard Streetcleaner. I think the words 'crushing' and 'pounding' will do the trick. An absolute masterclass in how to do industrial properly, the album remains a classic. Can't see too many Cardiacs fans being into Godflesh, though. Especially, the earlier stuff.

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