EET Week 2018 Listening Party

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Re: EET Week 2018 Listening Party

Post by Dr. Medulla » 29 Jun 2018, 4:52pm

Heston wrote:
29 Jun 2018, 4:49pm
I genuinely like Cut the Crap, I'm looking forward to hearing it again.
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Re: EET Week 2018 Listening Party

Post by ohsoso » 29 Jun 2018, 5:07pm

so, i'm in sweden but not gonna miss out this year! can some gentle soul please direct me regarding when (gtm+1h) + where?

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Re: EET Week 2018 Listening Party

Post by Dr. Medulla » 29 Jun 2018, 6:01pm

ohsoso wrote:
29 Jun 2018, 5:07pm
so, i'm in sweden but not gonna miss out this year! can some gentle soul please direct me regarding when (gtm+1h) + where?
Go to the Chat icon—top right corner, the word balloons beside the alarm bell—and I think it'll be 2 am your time.
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Re: EET Week 2018 Listening Party

Post by Heston » 29 Jun 2018, 6:01pm

ohsoso wrote:
29 Jun 2018, 5:07pm
so, i'm in sweden but not gonna miss out this year! can some gentle soul please direct me regarding when (gtm+1h) + where?
2am in Sweden and press the icon in the top right of the page that is two speech bubbles. Wait a bit and the you will be given instructions on how to sign into the chat.

The album is on YouTube in case anyone wants to listen to it that way. I think I'll probably listen to Marky's remaster on my cans.

I just polished off some Low Country shrimp & grits and a mess of collards. That's a hell of a strain on the arm.

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Re: EET Week 2018 Listening Party

Post by Heston » 29 Jun 2018, 6:04pm

Just went to test the YouTube link and this happened...

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I just polished off some Low Country shrimp & grits and a mess of collards. That's a hell of a strain on the arm.

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Re: EET Week 2018 Listening Party

Post by matedog » 29 Jun 2018, 6:04pm

Flex wrote:
29 Jun 2018, 4:25pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Jun 2018, 4:19pm
Of all your … peculiarities, this one shouldn't be that difficult to explain to them.
He should play cut the crap and explain the marlene numbering system at the same time.
I'm going to play this album out loud to see if lil baby gurl gets into it. Hopefully the in laws will ignore it.
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: EET Week 2018 Listening Party

Post by matedog » 29 Jun 2018, 6:05pm

Heston wrote:
29 Jun 2018, 6:04pm
Just went to test the YouTube link and this happened...

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Hes got EET!
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: EET Week 2018 Listening Party

Post by ohsoso » 29 Jun 2018, 6:21pm

Heston wrote:
29 Jun 2018, 6:01pm
ohsoso wrote:
29 Jun 2018, 5:07pm
so, i'm in sweden but not gonna miss out this year! can some gentle soul please direct me regarding when (gtm+1h) + where?
2am in Sweden and press the icon in the top right of the page that is two speech bubbles. Wait a bit and the you will be given instructions on how to sign into the chat.

The album is on YouTube in case anyone wants to listen to it that way. I think I'll probably listen to Marky's remaster on my cans.

cheers! i'll go with the cut the crap (redux edition) - whatever that might be.
but - hey! it's got the fingerpoppin' (AOR mix) + this is england (alt mix).

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Re: EET Week 2018 Listening Party

Post by Heston » 29 Jun 2018, 6:35pm

ohsoso wrote:
29 Jun 2018, 6:21pm
Heston wrote:
29 Jun 2018, 6:01pm
ohsoso wrote:
29 Jun 2018, 5:07pm
so, i'm in sweden but not gonna miss out this year! can some gentle soul please direct me regarding when (gtm+1h) + where?
2am in Sweden and press the icon in the top right of the page that is two speech bubbles. Wait a bit and the you will be given instructions on how to sign into the chat.

The album is on YouTube in case anyone wants to listen to it that way. I think I'll probably listen to Marky's remaster on my cans.

cheers! i'll go with the cut the crap (redux edition) - whatever that might be.
but - hey! it's got the fingerpoppin' (AOR mix) + this is england (alt mix).
You might want to rearrange the songs into the original running order for the benefit of the chat. Marky's redux edition changed the running order.
I just polished off some Low Country shrimp & grits and a mess of collards. That's a hell of a strain on the arm.

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Re: EET Week 2018 Listening Party

Post by Dr. Medulla » 29 Jun 2018, 7:18pm

matedog wrote:
29 Jun 2018, 6:04pm
Flex wrote:
29 Jun 2018, 4:25pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Jun 2018, 4:19pm
Of all your … peculiarities, this one shouldn't be that difficult to explain to them.
He should play cut the crap and explain the marlene numbering system at the same time.
I'm going to play this album out loud to see if lil baby gurl gets into it. Hopefully the in laws will ignore it.
By "Cool Under Heat," you'll sign off, telling us the in-laws have bundled up the kid and are taking her to a safehouse.
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Re: EET Week 2018 Listening Party

Post by eumaas » 29 Jun 2018, 7:22pm

Gonna sign on early
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Re: EET Week 2018 Listening Party

Post by Heston » 29 Jun 2018, 7:35pm

Yeah, I'm in now.
I just polished off some Low Country shrimp & grits and a mess of collards. That's a hell of a strain on the arm.

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Re: EET Week 2018 Listening Party

Post by Heston » 29 Jun 2018, 7:45pm

eumaas
all you fuckers demanded I buy that crap, and as soon as I don't like it, you're all claiming it's ironic
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The songs themselves are mostly fine, it's the shitshow production that turns it into a car wreck.
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I meant salad cream not cut the crap
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Re: EET Week 2018 Listening Party

Post by eumaas » 29 Jun 2018, 7:47pm

takin it to pm
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Re: EET Week 2018 Listening Party

Post by eumaas » 29 Jun 2018, 9:07pm

transcript
[20:01] == klynnk [4ccc3a6c@gateway/web/freenode/ip.76.204.58.108] has joined #imct
[20:01] <DogPound> Hugga Hugga
[20:01] <CondomPastrami> woof
[20:01] <DoktorMedulla> Possibly no album has ever spurned anticipation
[20:01] <ohsoso> my back aches. needs to lie down for a while.
[20:02] <DogPound> we haven't started have we?
[20:02] <eumaas> no
[20:02] <CondomPastrami> ctc cures all ailments
[20:02] <DogPound> ugh, my mother in law is going to hate me
[20:02] <DoktorMedulla> I'm on side two already
[20:02] <DoktorMedulla> Spoiler: This album sucks and blows
[20:02] <CondomPastrami> no it's good in places
[20:02] <eumaas> not really
[20:03] <DoktorMedulla> The silence between songs is kinda good
[20:03] <ohsoso> gonna go and select one of my magic stones to guide me...
[20:03] <DoktorMedulla> Does that mean crack?
[20:03] <DogPound> Is Mrs. Eumaas here?
[20:04] <klynnk> I am indeed here
[20:04] <eumaas> I think we're ready for the countdown
[20:04] <CondomPastrami> this is just like old times
[20:04] <eumaas> trying to eat dinner at the same time
[20:04] <DoktorMedulla> Hi, Mrs. eumaas.
[20:04] <eumaas> will likely vomit from the shock of Bernie Rhodes' production genius
[20:04] <ohsoso> gave my dinner to my dog.
[20:05] <klynnk> one of my many titles, Mrs. Eumaas
[20:05] <CondomPastrami> only dogs can hear the lyrics on Ctc
[20:05] <eumaas> ok who's ready?
[20:05] <DoktorMedulla> I owe Gene my life after he rescued me from a foxhole in Afghanistan. He probably hasn't told you that cos he's a hero.
[20:05] <CondomPastrami> me
[20:05] <DoktorMedulla> Do the countdown
[20:05] <klynnk> bahaha that's a new one
[20:06] <eumaas> I'm gonna do a four count then go
[20:06] <CondomPastrami> is the countdown gonna be in german
[20:06] <eumaas> four
[20:06] <eumaas> three
[20:06] <eumaas> two
[20:06] <eumaas> one
[20:06] <eumaas> go
[20:06] <DogPound> g
[20:06] <eumaas> enjoy everybody
[20:06] <klynnk> man I am so excited
[20:06] <DoktorMedulla> In the future, all drums will sound like this
[20:06] <CondomPastrami> yes! 45 radio stations at once
[20:06] <klynnk> never subjected myself to this before
[20:07] <CondomPastrami> it is nearly unbearable
[20:07] <DogPound> oh god, just in time for the father in law coming in
[20:07] <DogPound> literally just as he walked through the door
[20:07] <klynnk> it's got more layers than an onion
[20:07] <DoktorMedulla> Jon Savage calls it the last great punk record. Think about that. Think about that. Think. About. That.
[20:07] <eumaas> what
[20:07] <ohsoso> i like them 'em african sounding drums on dictator.
[20:07] <CondomPastrami> joe is singing across a construction site
[20:07] <eumaas> Jon Savage is an idiot
[20:07] <DogPound> I thought it was Cuban
[20:08] <eumaas> good christ the fucken synth horns are incomprehensible
[20:08] <DogPound> i love how progressively worse the horns get too
[20:08] <CondomPastrami> the father in law will be shouting Cuba! within 25 minutes
[20:08] <DoktorMedulla> Bernie tents his fingers and sagely tells Joe, "It needs more stuff. Put in more stuff."
[20:08] <eumaas> why do they get so much louder than everything else
[20:08] <DogPound> I have been fighting for his respect for five years and am undoing all that work
[20:09] <ohsoso> what a about a dub version of the entire crap?
[20:09] <DogPound> I love how random things are mixed loudest throughout the album and it's never the lead vocal
[20:09] <DogPound> MIL is dancing now
[20:09] <eumaas> your mother in law enjoys dirty punk?
[20:10] <eumaas> great big car
[20:10] <eumaas> very simple sentiments
[20:10] <DoktorMedulla> It is so goddamned sad that a decade after punk broke, you have people writing songs about being punk.
[20:10] <eumaas> it's awful but it has the least bad production of the uptempo numbers on here
[20:10] <CondomPastrami> this could have been good if recorded for GEER
[20:11] <eumaas> if the lyrics were different maybe
[20:11] <DoktorMedulla> The drums are mysteriously buried in the mix after the insanity of Dictator
[20:11] <eumaas> i don't think it's the super compressed linn drum
[20:11] <DogPound> as opposed to Do It Now where the bass drum is the only thing you can hear
[20:12] <CondomPastrami> i actually think the vocal melodies are strong on CtC, considering Mick had left
[20:12] <DogPound> fuck, the wife made me explain EET Week separately to the in laws
[20:12] <DogPound> "how cool!" the father in law
[20:12] <eumaas> you know, this song gets really aggressive at the end but not in a punk way
[20:12] <DogPound> The end of the guitar solo is kinda cool
[20:12] <DoktorMedulla> Your in laws might be insane
[20:12] <eumaas> ah yes we are the clash
[20:12] <eumaas> this album wants to convince you of that
[20:13] <DoktorMedulla> Take that, Mick! We are the Clash! You're just the guy with the cool album
[20:13] <CondomPastrami> the chorus ruins this
[20:13] <CondomPastrami> lol doc
[20:13] <eumaas> this album sounds like what you'd make if somebody described This Is Big Audio Dynamite to you but you'd never actually heard it
[20:13] <DogPound> MIL is dancing again
[20:14] <eumaas> your MIL is heroic
[20:14] <eumaas> jesus christ
[20:14] <eumaas> that chorus has four hundred people singing
[20:14] <ChuckM> yes indeeed
[20:14] <eumaas> Kim would you like to summarize your feelings so far
[20:14] <DoktorMedulla> When do you think Vince last listened to this? Is it something that burns at his soul or does he revisit it and think about when he was sort of someone by proxy?
[20:14] <klynnk> divorce
[20:14] <CondomPastrami> you get norman watt roy on bass and make him inaudible in the mix...nice one Bernie
[20:14] <DogPound> I should ask Rudy for vocal recording session details
[20:15] <eumaas> Vince's motto is Race Mad War
[20:15] <DogPound> lol @ Kim
[20:15] <eumaas> Kim that joke will make sense in a few minutes
[20:15] <DoktorMedulla> Back of my brain, I thought: This is such a testing point for Gene and Kim.
[20:15] <CondomPastrami> this is great as it is
[20:15] <klynnk> Gene, I like how you typed that but also explained it to me in person
[20:15] <DogPound> I'm just glad I procreated with the wife
[20:16] <DoktorMedulla> Are you red ellipses y?
[20:16] <eumaas> sometimes I like this tune but it is pretty bad
[20:16] <DogPound> having a kid makes her tolerate my shit a lot more
[20:16] <CondomPastrami> listen to the frenetic disco sheen
[20:16] <ohsoso> wonder if there were some people thinking in the terms of spirit of st louis - 'we just wrote for joe'.
[20:16] <eumaas> what the hell is going on in this song
[20:16] <CondomPastrami> this is fucking great
[20:16] <klynnk> @DogPound I guess you're right I don't really have an excuse
[20:16] <DoktorMedulla> Stuff! Lots of stuff!
[20:16] <DogPound> that descending synth run is great
[20:16] <eumaas> Heston you fucking knuckle
[20:17] <CondomPastrami> yep dawg
[20:17] <DogPound> at the end of the wwaaaaaarr part
[20:17] <eumaas> the problem with EET Week is I am sort of used to this shit now
[20:17] <DogPound> so if I remember correctly Watt-Roy is on the album, but not Gallagher
[20:17] <CondomPastrami> good percussion
[20:17] <DogPound> eummes is used to keytar holocausts?
[20:17] <klynnk> this reminds me of the Queen soundtrack for Highlander but less memorable
[20:18] <DogPound> that...makes sense
[20:18] <eumaas> just the whole CTC experience
[20:18] <DogPound> wait, no, I was thinking of that Flash non song they made
[20:18] <eumaas> like this is passing me by and I'm calm
[20:18] <CondomPastrami> clash! ah ah
[20:18] <DogPound> break it on the bar!
[20:18] <eumaas> whereas the first time I heard this, which was on vinyl no less, I wanted to hang myself
[20:18] <DoktorMedulla> What gets me about this album is that despite the band's record of diverse styles, it sounds so utterly foreign
[20:18] <ohsoso> are every song sped up from the intention? this is mad.
[20:18] <DogPound> I heard it first time on vinyl and my initial reaction was that the Dictator chorus was kinda catchy
[20:18] <CondomPastrami> that guitar is so loud
[20:18] <klynnk> he says that but he just went, "Ugh" aloud
[20:18] <eumaas> COOL UNDER HEAT
[20:19] <DogPound> sweet silence
[20:19] <eumaas> Cool Under Heat isn't too bad except for the drums and the giant chorus
[20:19] <DogPound> hey!
[20:19] <DogPound> Joe has good between line shouts on this album
[20:19] <DoktorMedulla> I'll grant that the guitar is decent
[20:19] <DogPound> synth congas
[20:20] <DogPound> soooo much louder than the vocals
[20:20] <ohsoso> my dog hates me smoking indoors and playing this really loud.
[20:20] <eumaas> I've never really liked the Linn drum machines
[20:20] <eumaas> give me a roland any day
[20:20] <DogPound> the rest of the family is ignoring me now, rightfully so
[20:20] <CondomPastrami> there are lots of interesting ideas but it is mixed so poorly
[20:20] <ohsoso> love them bongos/congas/whatever.
[20:20] <eumaas> or whatever Kraftwerk made
[20:20] <DogPound> Is that a key change on the bridge?
[20:20] <CondomPastrami> that buzzsaw guitar is so bad
[20:20] <CondomPastrami> dawg yes
[20:20] <DogPound> are there actual interesting musical ideas on this album?
[20:21] <klynnk> I'm really looking forward to whatever "Fingerpoppin'" is
[20:21] <DoktorMedulla> The guitar is the only thing I like
[20:21] <DogPound> Hes, what does it go from and to?
[20:21] <DogPound> key-wise
[20:21] <eumaas> I just screamed "OH YOU DONT KNOW ABOUT FINGERPOPPIN!!"
[20:21] <DogPound> the rare CTC acoustic guitar
[20:21] <klynnk> For the record I have listened to the Clash. I don't want anyone to think I'm not educated properly
[20:21] <DogPound> Kim will learn about talkin' shop
[20:21] <eumaas> i mean this is Clash Mk II
[20:21] <eumaas> different beast
[20:21] <CondomPastrami> dawg can't remember but it does an unexpected change
[20:21] <eumaas> much more... experimental
[20:21] <DoktorMedulla> She'd better learn to not talk shop!
[20:22] <eumaas> bandleader Bernard Rhodes had a vision
[20:22] <klynnk> Yeah this I'm striking from the record so I can continue to love them
[20:22] <CondomPastrami> this is great
[20:22] <DogPound> this is like a Brian Wilson composition
[20:22] <klynnk> I'm forgetting this as soon as I leave the room
[20:22] <eumaas> oh it's movers and shakers
[20:22] <ohsoso> more vocal samples from weird flipper halls.
[20:22] <eumaas> Movers and Shakers is mixed real weird
[20:22] <eumaas> love that shitty slap bass pop
[20:22] <eumaas> also the background synth brass
[20:22] <DogPound> good job NWR!
[20:22] <DoktorMedulla> What the hell? All of a sudden we're in Tijuana.
[20:22] <klynnk> @DogPound I was actually going to say that
[20:23] <DogPound> aaaah
[20:23] <eumaas> Heston are you too stoned to talk or are you still with us brother
[20:23] <DogPound> daughter is dancing
[20:23] <eumaas> oh no
[20:23] <klynnk> oh man
[20:23] <DogPound> She has dog-blood
[20:23] <CondomPastrami> take the drum machine and backing vocals away and this RULES
[20:23] <DoktorMedulla> She's not dancing; she's trying to escape
[20:23] <klynnk> I'm sorry for your loss
[20:23] <DogPound> ha
[20:24] <ohsoso> coming of age.
[20:24] <eumaas> I'm starting to get into the synth horns
[20:24] <klynnk> nooooo
[20:24] <DogPound> the synth horns aren't terrible on this
[20:24] <DoktorMedulla> Take away all the shitty stuff and this RULES
[20:24] <klynnk> tomorrow I'm going to wake up to synth horns
[20:24] <CondomPastrami> joe's vocal is great
[20:24] <ohsoso> mtv unplugged version of this.
[20:24] <eumaas> yeah I have the power to reproduce that synth sound
[20:24] <CondomPastrami> the busking version is excellent
[20:24] <eumaas> Kim, the next one is actually good
[20:25] <DoktorMedulla> No it's not
[20:25] <CondomPastrami> tremendous
[20:25] <DogPound> varispeed vocals!
[20:25] <eumaas> I mean it's poorly produced
[20:25] <CondomPastrami> yeah
[20:25] <eumaas> good tune tho
[20:25] <ohsoso> dub + alt mix are great.
[20:25] <DogPound> i don't think the dub mix is speed up
[20:25] <klynnk> Gene..y
[20:25] <DogPound> it's a different vocal take too, which is interesting
[20:25] <CondomPastrami> dub mix has worse vocals
[20:25] <eumaas> I mean the lyrics are a bit opaque but that's Joe after Sandinista! for the most part
[20:26] <klynnk> It's less of an assault
[20:26] <CondomPastrami> great vocal again despite the chipmunk
[20:26] <eumaas> there are better mixes of this
[20:26] <DogPound> dub mix vocals are less passionate, more resigned. Less good, but interesting
[20:26] <DogPound> guys, we are going to get CTC demos soon!
[20:26] <eumaas> You know, I always thought Joe's vocal on Know Your Rights was shit
[20:26] <DogPound> or TIE at least
[20:26] <CondomPastrami> the last verse is incredible
[20:26] <eumaas> CTC demos?
[20:27] <CondomPastrami> agreed gene
[20:27] <DogPound> the Strummer solo comp thing coming out
[20:27] <ohsoso> september...
[20:27] <DogPound> contains a TIE demo
[20:27] <eumaas> I haven't been paying attention
[20:27] <eumaas> That's cool
[20:27] <CondomPastrami> so looking forward to iy
[20:27] <DogPound> which is news to me
[20:27] <CondomPastrami> it
[20:27] <ChuckM> can't wait to see what Before We Go Forward is
[20:27] <eumaas> can't wait to buy an incomplete set of releases and then do it again in ten years
[20:27] <CondomPastrami> this verse is great
[20:27] <ohsoso> lyrics are cool, except refrain...
[20:28] <eumaas> wait
[20:28] <klynnk> incomplete musical collections are the avocado toast of gen x
[20:28] <CondomPastrami> land of 1000 stances is brilliant
[20:28] <eumaas> This is England really reminds me of That's Entertainment
[20:28] <ohsoso> land of illegal dances.
[20:28] <klynnk> hey, we made it over half way!
[20:28] <DogPound> daughter just twerked to TIE
[20:28] <DoktorMedulla> TIE really benefits from the dashed hopes of side one.
[20:28] <klynnk> no
[20:29] <eumaas> THREE CARD TRICK
[20:29] <klynnk> no to twerking daughters
[20:29] <DogPound> oh this one rocks
[20:29] <CondomPastrami> another good one, more tuneful than 80 per cent of Combat Rock
[20:29] <eumaas> THAT DRUM IS SO LOUD
[20:29] <DoktorMedulla> thump thump thump
[20:29] <CondomPastrami> yep drums are horrible
[20:29] <eumaas> I'm sorta with Hes on this one because Combat Rock is a bunch of bullshit
[20:29] <eumaas> well I am 50% with Hes
[20:30] <eumaas> why is the bass drum so loud
[20:30] <klynnk> this reminds me of a fun educational song about counting to ten or something
[20:30] <CondomPastrami> no its good in its own way, but don't like the drums on that either
[20:30] <klynnk> but it's pretty unoffensive
[20:30] <DogPound> it's very bright
[20:30] <DogPound> it's my mom's favorite CTC song
[20:30] <CondomPastrami> kim lol
[20:30] <klynnk> I'm into this jangly bit
[20:30] <DogPound> synth drum breakdown
[20:31] <eumaas> this is the song they play before they play the safety video where all the kids drown
[20:31] <CondomPastrami> i need a piss and it has to be on play to win
[20:31] <DoktorMedulla> Piss to Win
[20:31] <eumaas> just piss your pants like Bernie Rhodes told you to
[20:31] <eumaas> Play to Piss, Pay to Piss, Piss to Win, Pay to Win
[20:31] <CondomPastrami> don't remind me of that week at his internment camp
[20:32] <eumaas> ok Kim
[20:32] <eumaas> here you go
[20:32] <DogPound> we British will tear apart the streets!
[20:32] <eumaas> she looks uncertain
[20:32] <klynnk> trying to plan my escape
[20:32] <DoktorMedulla> I'm 13. I'm at the Co-op Mall arcade in North Battleford, Sask. I'm probably wasting quarters in the Gorf machine
[20:33] <klynnk> fuck me he's singing in here
[20:33] <klynnk> help
[20:33] <eumaas> I just sang the chorus at her
[20:33] <DogPound> ha!
[20:33] <eumaas> IT'S TRADITIONAL
[20:33] <DogPound> i got this song played on the radio at my college station
[20:33] <eumaas> look I have been drunk dialed and that chorus sang at me by like a dozen people on hhere
[20:33] <DogPound> I consider that a minor victory
[20:33] <klynnk> honestly I would play this song if I were by myself and no one found out
[20:33] <eumaas> this is barely a song
[20:33] <DoktorMedulla> Gettin' all serious with an instrumental break
[20:33] <eumaas> it's like a Steely Dan instrumental
[20:34] <eumaas> with a weird pub chorus
[20:34] <DogPound> more NWR magic
[20:34] <eumaas> and then fucken arcade samples
[20:34] <klynnk> I like the bit that sounds like a giant insect clacking its mandibles together
[20:34] <DogPound> wotcha!
[20:34] <DoktorMedulla> The arcade samples are Joe letting us know the game is over.
[20:34] <CondomPastrami> i still chortle about the vocal takes i received for this when we did the tribute album, i cried when I heard Flex's
[20:34] <eumaas> I LONG FOR THE PRAIRIE bitches
[20:35] <DogPound> Flex is a tuneful fella
[20:35] <eumaas> fingerpop
[20:35] <eumaas> is up
[20:35] <eumaas> yes
[20:35] <DogPound> minor chord ending
[20:35] <klynnk> oh no
[20:35] <CondomPastrami> you spin me right round!
[20:35] <DoktorMedulla> No talking shop
[20:35] <DogPound> thank god the in laws are leaving just in time
[20:35] <klynnk> eeeehhhh
[20:35] <DogPound> oh god they are leaving
[20:35] <ohsoso> can't imagine joe actually said they weren't doing alcohol during this era.
[20:35] <DoktorMedulla> More drums! More drums! More drums, dammit, more!
[20:35] <DogPound> *lingering
[20:35] <DogPound> so much slap bass
[20:35] <eumaas> DONT TALK SHOP
[20:35] <DogPound> all over this album
[20:35] <eumaas> FINGERPOP
[20:35] <DogPound> CTC MVP: NWR
[20:36] <klynnk> oh my christ
[20:36] <klynnk> guess what this is brilliant
[20:36] <eumaas> Joe singing about sex is universally bad
[20:36] <klynnk> I'm totally into it
[20:36] <DogPound> It's like a lesser version of the top notch "Lover's Rock"
[20:36] <klynnk> while feeling a little threatened at the same time
[20:36] <eumaas> i hate this fucking song
[20:36] <DoktorMedulla> Mr. Strummer, as penalty, we're talking away "White Man" from you.
[20:36] <eumaas> lovers rock is also shit
[20:36] <CondomPastrami> bernie had heard frankie goes to hollywood and wanted a slice
[20:36] <ohsoso> is fingerpopping sexual now?
[20:36] <DoktorMedulla> Lover's Rock is fucking hideous
[20:36] <DogPound> "I like this, this is good." - MIL
[20:37] <eumaas> Thanks Neil
[20:37] <CondomPastrami> this is fucking shit on every level
[20:37] <eumaas> this is an assault on my family's honor
[20:37] <klynnk> Depeche Mode meets Fine Young Cannibals and has a deformed child
[20:37] <DogPound> Joe's vocal on this is pretty resigned and lazy
[20:37] <DogPound> unlike most of the spirit vocals on the album
[20:37] <eumaas> gonna mooooove
[20:37] <DogPound> that's the best part
[20:37] <klynnk> no offence meant to deformed children
[20:37] <CondomPastrami> why does the guitar bit go crazily loud there
[20:37] <eumaas> there is no best part
[20:37] <DogPound> nice Hammond solo
[20:38] <eumaas> why is it so long
[20:38] <DogPound> I caught out an entire verse for the Flex remix because the song was too damn long
[20:38] <CondomPastrami> worse than boogie with your children
[20:38] <eumaas> JOE SHUT UP ABOUT YOUR FUCKEN FINGER
[20:38] <klynnk> he says, "Fingerpop" like... how do I describe this. Eurotrash-ish?
[20:38] <DoktorMedulla> There are no good songs about fingers
[20:38] <CondomPastrami> love this
[20:38] <ohsoso> dub boogie is awesome.
[20:38] <eumaas> North and South isnt that bad
[20:38] <DogPound> siiiight
[20:38] <DogPound> there are vocal harmonies on this one
[20:39] <DogPound> like one or two lines
[20:39] <eumaas> I mean the Yamaha DX7 electric piano sound is wretched
[20:39] <DoktorMedulla> Again, best hockey team in Aruba and all, but this is the best song on the record
[20:39] <CondomPastrami> i love that noise that goes kluck
[20:39] <DogPound> and that dopey drum pattern
[20:39] <eumaas> yeah this is probably the best
[20:39] <klynnk> this is an intro to a family-centric 80's sitcom, right?
[20:39] <eumaas> Great Joe vocal
[20:39] <eumaas> too many cooks
[20:39] <DoktorMedulla> Ha! Something along the lines of Webster or Diff'rent Strokes.
[20:39] <DogPound> I like the warm synths along with Joe's soulful vocal
[20:40] <DogPound> I wouldn't want to lose those in a fantasy remix
[20:40] <eumaas> what those synths are cold as hell
[20:40] <eumaas> sparkly FM bullshit
[20:40] <CondomPastrami> it often gets cited as a Nick Sheppard vocal but him and Joe sing it in unison and Joe has a few lines by himself
[20:40] <DogPound> something's warm
[20:40] <DoktorMedulla> Reduce the stuff in this song by a good 50% and it could be respectable
[20:40] <klynnk> without the keyboard and whistling I think I would approve
[20:40] <DogPound> I don't know wha tI'm talking aobut
[20:40] <eumaas> the turd of an album is warm
[20:40] <DogPound> nice bridge
[20:40] <CondomPastrami> love the whistling
[20:40] <DogPound> very Brian Wilson again
[20:41] <DogPound> guitar fades in
[20:41] <eumaas> Heston you shitter
[20:41] <ChuckM> we're digging a foundation
[20:41] <DogPound> love that part
[20:41] <CondomPastrami> spaghetti sandwich western
[20:41] <DogPound> because of aforementioned vocal harmony
[20:41] <eumaas> ugh
[20:41] <klynnk> I offered Gene salad cream with his dinner but alas
[20:41] <DogPound> nice little buried lead guitar lines
[20:42] <eumaas> I wish I weren't sober
[20:42] <DoktorMedulla> This goes on too long. I'm about to retract my partial compliments
[20:42] <eumaas> life is WILD
[20:42] <ohsoso> gonna get me down another beer before the end of this...
[20:42] <eumaas> after this I am gonna put on Do It Now then Sex Mad Roar
[20:42] <DoktorMedulla> So, so ironic—there is nothing wild in this song
[20:42] <CondomPastrami> i love kory's version of this, he somehow made it palatable
[20:42] <DogPound> go!
[20:42] <eumaas> it's a handy turd polishing
[20:43] <DogPound> Yeah, there isn't too much distinctly bad about this one except maybe the end
[20:43] <eumaas> sharpening melon balls
[20:43] <CondomPastrami> the mix is just insane, how did this get past the record company bods?
[20:43] <klynnk> I don't know what to feel anymore
[20:43] <DogPound> It was the 80's man
[20:43] <eumaas> Rhodes has pure strength of will
[20:43] <DogPound> another key change?
[20:44] <DogPound> This is their basically Pet Sounds
[20:44] <CondomPastrami> another great joe vocal buried
[20:44] <eumaas> jesus christ you pervert
[20:44] <eumaas> dont compare this to Pet Sounds
[20:44] <eumaas> ah god it's happening
[20:44] <DogPound> In a lot of ways
[20:44] <DoktorMedulla> The ending just summarizes the whole fucking album, doesn't it?
[20:44] <klynnk> aaaahhh
[20:44] <DogPound> some songs have key changes, so...Pet Sounds
[20:44] <eumaas> ok who's up for Do It Now
[20:45] <DogPound> I'll keep it going
[20:45] <DoktorMedulla> Tell me when to hit it
[20:45] <DogPound> the wife is starting to get annoyed so we'll see how long
[20:45] <CondomPastrami> always a pleasure to listen again, an album that will eternally frustrate me
[20:45] <eumaas> one
[20:45] <eumaas> two
[20:45] <eumaas> three
[20:45] <eumaas> go
[20:45] <eumaas> what are they even singing
[20:45] <eumaas> ahhhhggh
[20:45] <DogPound> great Pete drum that still sounds like shit
[20:45] <eumaas> uits lso loud
[20:45] <DogPound> I thought it was "We get caught with off"
[20:46] <DogPound> apparently "rip the carpet off"
[20:46] <DogPound> "Grab your lemon from Jamaica"
[20:46] <klynnk> something about a suitcase 90 degrees
[20:46] <CondomPastrami> insane production
[20:46] <klynnk> ?
[20:46] <CondomPastrami> that guitar is so loud as well
[20:46] <DoktorMedulla> Swear to god: I prefer the CR b-sides to this
[20:46] <eumaas> Joe is an Arse fan no idea why people say he was Chelsea
[20:47] <eumaas> Long Time Jerk
[20:47] <DogPound> "Do you pay for ass? No!"
[20:47] <eumaas> long time jerk is what happens if you do a lot of speed and try to masturbate
[20:47] <DogPound> or if you are drunk
[20:47] <DogPound> man, coming home from the bars and trying to rub one out would take FOREVER
[20:47] <eumaas> ah yeah just mashing it
[20:48] <CondomPastrami> what the fuck was joe writing about
[20:48] <DogPound> Rob! The light go out!
[20:48] <eumaas> ok
[20:48] <eumaas> sex mad roar?
[20:48] <ohsoso> are they mainly german fans doing the choruses?
[20:48] <DoktorMedulla> God, what a cry for help that stuff is
[20:49] <CondomPastrami> i like the phase on the cymbals, very small faces
[20:49] <DoktorMedulla> Yup, SMR is ready for me
[20:49] <eumaas> ok
[20:49] <eumaas> ready
[20:49] <eumaas> set
[20:49] <eumaas> go
[20:49] <klynnk> ah, sex mad roar, a sound I make every morning to start my day
[20:49] <eumaas> Kim you have never made this sound
[20:49] <klynnk> not within earshot you mean
[20:49] <eumaas> jesus christ was Joe in a locker
[20:49] <ohsoso> there is funk hidden i ctc!
[20:49] <eumaas> fuck this is baffling!!
[20:49] <CondomPastrami> i fucking hate this song with a passion
[20:49] <eumaas> PORNOGRAPHY IS NO JOKE
[20:50] <klynnk> fingerpoppin daddies
[20:50] <CondomPastrami> that guitar was so out of time
[20:50] <DogPound> Equal rights and fresh lace tights ooh baby!
[20:50] <ohsoso> who was he fucking?
[20:50] <eumaas> Crass albums sound better than this
[20:50] <DogPound> sounds like a melodica or harmonica on this
[20:51] <eumaas> What should we follow up with after this
[20:51] <CondomPastrami> it's like spinal tap performing a stray cats song
[20:51] <DogPound> Poor Pete Howard
[20:51] <DogPound> lol
[20:51] <ohsoso> christ.
[20:51] <DoktorMedulla> Heston's nailed it on this one
[20:51] <DogPound> I love the myth of "CTC would be great without that drum machine"
[20:51] <DogPound> the b-sides so thoroughly debunk that notion
[20:52] <eumaas> CTC would be OK but not great
[20:52] <CondomPastrami> yep dawg
[20:52] <eumaas> their load was already shot
[20:52] <eumaas> ok what else
[20:52] <DogPound> some songs would get slightly better
[20:52] <DogPound> gonna step away for a few, but I'll be back
[20:52] <eumaas> Should I try to find Dope on youtube?
[20:52] <DoktorMedulla> The only thing that could have saved this album from being wholly appalling was Mick saying no in all the important stages
[20:52] <CondomPastrami> ctc would just benefit from a coherent mix massively
[20:52] <ohsoso> fingerpop AOR?!
[20:53] <eumaas> cant find it unfortunately
[20:54] <eumaas> Kim now has a headache and is refusing to chat
[20:54] <eumaas> Man that went by quicker than I expected
[20:54] <klynnk> all I did was lean back in the seat...
[20:54] <eumaas> whatever, I know Bernie fatigue when I see it
[20:54] <ohsoso> more horns/synths and reverb on vocals. great stuff 1/5.
[20:55] <DoktorMedulla> And Bernie clings to the notion that this is all great. It tells me he's never actually listened to the thing.
[20:55] <DogPound> guys, I'm going to have to bid farewell
[20:55] <DogPound> it's been a pleasure
[20:55] <eumaas> Have a good one
[20:56] <DogPound> sorry I couldn't give full attention
[20:56] <DoktorMedulla> Later, Hoy
[20:56] <ohsoso> bernie never lacked vision.
[20:56] <klynnk> nice meeting(?) you
[20:56] <DogPound> as the kids these days say, "deuces"
[20:56] <DogPound> Hope to meet you Kim when I go see my pops
[20:56] <klynnk> looking forward to it!
[20:56] <eumaas> I'm hoy's pops
[20:56] <klynnk> welcome home son
[20:56] <eumaas> hoy is my illegitimate son
[20:57] <DoktorMedulla> If the Boss and I are actually moving back to Sask, I think we'll be driving down to NC next spring.
[20:57] <eumaas> I'm playing her In the Pouring Rain
[20:57] <eumaas> Really? That's great
[20:58] <ohsoso> gonna end with this is england live electric ballroom. latino rockabilly style.
[20:58] <DoktorMedulla> Yeah, next spring will likely be a last chance kind of experience. Another trip to Boston to get molested by Dave.
[20:58] <eumaas> Ah Red Sox
[20:58] <DogPound> Gene is my daddy bear
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