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Postby Ally Craig » Sun Jul 15, 2007 18:24

I've not heard State Songs, is it readily available? Or more of an eBay job? Either way, Linnell is probably my favourite of the Giants, at least in terms of him singing a disproportionate amount of my favourite TMBG songs.

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Postby clippa » Sun Jul 15, 2007 18:31

I got mine in hmv when it came out but it's probably a shitter to find nowadays. I could rip my copy and upload it for you all hush hush like.

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Postby Ally Craig » Sun Jul 15, 2007 18:33

Actually, it seems to be alright, I could get it on Amazon. Cheers for the offer though.

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Postby djbladdered » Thu Jul 19, 2007 19:12

thanks schlep for info
by the way no one (least of all me) has mentioned 'Savour' which is such a great song too!
So Tim is a cracking drummer as well! (I suspect Luckman is involved but I am no Columbo, apart from wearing the same kind of mac he did and having a glass eye)
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Postby schlep » Thu Jul 19, 2007 21:13

I think he may be a cracking drum programmer; I really don't know how the drums got there.
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Postby djbladdered » Fri Jul 27, 2007 19:51

maybe his cracking drum programming on this album led to the sampling/drumming programming on 'sing to god' theory/reality....
I cite the drums on 'This Grounds Town' as proof of a one take drummer m'lord
Oceans Shipwreck sounds programmed
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Postby schlep » Fri Jul 27, 2007 19:58

djbladdered wrote:maybe his cracking drum programming on this album led to the sampling/drumming programming on 'sing to god' theory/reality....
I cite the drums on 'This Grounds Town' as proof of a one take drummer m'lord
Oceans Shipwreck sounds programmed
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Postby Pheeel » Fri Jul 27, 2007 23:48

Didn't Tim write all the songs in a week in 1990 or something? The album didn't come until until 1995, so maybe he spent all that time getting the drum sound right.
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Postby Ady » Sat Jul 28, 2007 10:09

i heard a while ago pretty much that all of sing to god was recorded by Tim...

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Postby Pheeel » Sun Jul 29, 2007 01:46

Ady wrote:i heard a while ago pretty much that all of sing to god was recorded by Tim...


Actually, I think it was mostly Tim and Jon, and Babba Leith in digital form.

I also heard that the final tracklisting ended up being a mixture of stuff from various Cardiac-related projects - some Sea Nymphs, some solo stuff, some Panixsphere etc.
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Postby Gubbins » Sun Jul 29, 2007 02:11

I've never heard Panixsphere, I'd really really like to given the line up... I heard that too, I always imagined Panixshphere sounding like A Horses Tail.

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Postby schlep » Sun Jul 29, 2007 05:09

I have about 30 minutes of frankly ugly video of Panixsphere in action, I got it from that nice Mr. Dreek.
Three frontmen democratically together thrashing around on stage like wild BEASTS, doing convulsive math rock, I don't know who the drummer is but he's got long hair-? Tim hammers bass. Before a crowd of what sounds like 5 people - not that anybody minds.
The setlist as near as I can make out,
[?] - Angelworm Angel - [? Marine Boy?] - X Wires (Jon- xtc cover) - Bell Stinks - Bell Clinks - To Go Off and Things - ['The Swan Song'? Bic] -
[instrumental] - [mental strum-in] - [?] and goodnight.

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Postby brother abnego » Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:47

schlep wrote:I don't know who the drummer is but he's got long hair-?


...I think the drummer in question was Dave Francolini (drummer with Levitation/Dark Star)...

...culled from the 'Plan B' magazine forum, where there's a bit of a Cardiacs love-in happening:


..."CarelessBoy", one of the posters on the Plan B forum seems to have once supported Panixsphere at some venue or other, and also has a blog where he reviews Bill Drake's two recent albums, and also mentions an intriguing recent performance featuring Random Jon Poole and music journalism legend Everett True:

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...looks more than a little Beefhearty to me...

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Postby Ady » Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:04

never heard of panixsphere......any good?

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Postby schlep » Sun Jul 29, 2007 15:55

I so want to be a clever dick and barge into this Plan B forum, whatever Plan B is - and spray them SPRATLEYS JAPS in their faces, and TIM SMITHS EXTRA SPECIAL OCEANLANDWORLD though good luck finding it anywhere yet. In a nice way.
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