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Hey Doc; Party Time!

Post by matedog » 03 Dec 2009, 1:28pm

Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Hey Doc; Party Time!

Post by Dr. Medulla » 03 Dec 2009, 1:33pm

Cool. One of the increasingly few groups that I'm genuinely excited to hear something new from.
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Re: Hey Doc; Party Time!

Post by Alyssa » 03 Dec 2009, 3:14pm

YES YES YES, HELL YES. This better be true. I have been waiting for 5 years to see them in concert and have been beat to the tickets 4 times. I had better get tickets this time! They are one of my favorite bands, yet I have never managed to see them live.

I'm really looking forward to hearing some new AF music as well. Can't wait!

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Re: Hey Doc; Party Time!

Post by matedog » 03 Dec 2009, 3:21pm

Alyssa wrote:YES YES YES, HELL YES. This better be true. I have been waiting for 5 years to see them in concert and have been beat to the tickets 4 times. I had better get tickets this time! They are one of my favorite bands, yet I have never managed to see them live.

I'm really looking forward to hearing some new AF music as well. Can't wait!
This is my issue too. I will see them the next possible chance I get.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Hey Doc; Party Time!

Post by matedog » 22 Mar 2010, 1:51pm

matedog wrote:
Alyssa wrote:YES YES YES, HELL YES. This better be true. I have been waiting for 5 years to see them in concert and have been beat to the tickets 4 times. I had better get tickets this time! They are one of my favorite bands, yet I have never managed to see them live.

I'm really looking forward to hearing some new AF music as well. Can't wait!
This is my issue too. I will see them the next possible chance I get.
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Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Hey Doc; Party Time!

Post by matedog » 26 May 2010, 6:55pm

New tunes!
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Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Hey Doc; Party Time!

Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 May 2010, 7:05pm

Good stuff—very recognizable as TAF.

They're playing Ottawa's Bluesfest in July. I have no idea whether we'll be in town to go—the summer's a mishmosh of travel. If we're here, tho, I'll persuade the missuz to go.
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Re: Hey Doc; Party Time!

Post by muppet hi fi » 26 May 2010, 7:15pm

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Re: Hey Doc; Party Time!

Post by matedog » 15 Jul 2010, 1:59pm

Eight new covers for the album. WHOAAA!!!
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Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Hey Doc; Party Time!

Post by Dr. Medulla » 15 Jul 2010, 2:17pm

matedog wrote:Eight new covers for the album. WHOAAA!!!
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If you're a *real* fan you'll buy all eight. I recall the Police did that with Syncronicity—the photos were the same, but the three coloured stripes were in different combinations, creating a half dozen or so "different" album covers. Sucks to be a completist in those situations.
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Re: Hey Doc; Party Time!

Post by Alyssa » 15 Jul 2010, 4:30pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
matedog wrote:Eight new covers for the album. WHOAAA!!!
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If you're a *real* fan you'll buy all eight. I recall the Police did that with Syncronicity—the photos were the same, but the three coloured stripes were in different combinations, creating a half dozen or so "different" album covers. Sucks to be a completist in those situations.
I'd only get the one on the bottom, second from the right. It's been my desktop wallpaper for the past month. Actually, I pre-ordered, so I'm not sure what they'll send me...I'll probably buy it on vinyl as well though.

Also, LESS THAN A MONTH UNTIL I SEE THIS BAND!!!

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Re: Hey Doc; Party Time!

Post by matedog » 02 Aug 2010, 3:47pm

Very preliminary assessments: This album doesn't seem to have that nervous tension that the first two had (Month of May being an obvious exception). I haven't analyzed the lyrics much, but I think the theme of the album seems to be a more nostalgic look at growing up where as the first album's view of childhood, focused on the childhood phase as opposed to the entire "growing up" period, mixed innocence and whimsy with a sense of dread from the impending adolescence. I always felt Neon Bible looked outward with its dark side being rooted in Bush-era paranoia and distrust.

Anyway, this album seems to be a bit lighter and not in a bad way. A friend of mind was really turned off by the instrumentation on Neon Bible, specifically the church organ on Intervention. It never bothered me, but I was able to recognize it as maybe trying a bit too hard. This album seems to avoid this slight misstep at least. Oh and it has a Regine song that I don't completely hate. The jury is still out as to whether or not the last song on the album is a (relative) clunker like on the first two albums.

Again, I've only listened to the album maybe three times and I haven't even paid attention to any of the lyrics yet so my take could change drastically as time goes by.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Hey Doc; Party Time!

Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Aug 2010, 2:28pm

It's kinda cool when a highly anticipated album ends up being really fucking good.

That's it.
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Re: Hey Doc; Party Time!

Post by Kory » 13 Aug 2010, 3:12pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:It's kinda cool when a highly anticipated album ends up being really fucking good.

That's it.
Happens pretty infrequently these days...
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Re: Hey Doc; Party Time!

Post by Silent Majority » 13 Aug 2010, 3:20pm

Kory wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:It's kinda cool when a highly anticipated album ends up being really fucking good.

That's it.
Happens pretty infrequently these days...
Alan Moore's album's great. Download it, is my advice.
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