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Postby worpswede » Wed Dec 08, 2004 2:53 pm

steve-o wrote:I know its out of print, but if you can find a copy of Acadie, do yourself a favor and buy it.

Second this one.

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Postby Dreamin » Wed Dec 08, 2004 8:11 pm


I finally managed to get my paws on Betti-Cola at Amoeba when I was visiting San Francisco last month. I can't stop listening to this mix:

My Chinchilla
Cast A Shadow
The Day We Met
Surfer Girl
Everything's Geometry
My Flaming Red Bobsled
Tomorrow Go Away
New York City
So Far Apart
Pillow Queen
Magic 8 Ball
Main And Broadway
One Last Kiss

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Postby rnolan66 » Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:05 pm

NRBQ! It's a tired cliche to even say it anymore, but so many people still don't get it. "Aren't they a blooooze band?" they always say. NO! and yes...sometimes. Mostly they are just pure, genius pop songcrafters. The other tired cliche is people still mentioning the loss of Big Al Anderson. I got news for ya...in many ways the current version of the band with Johnny Spampinato on guitar is the best ever. It's a bitch to collect their stuff at this point because so much of it has gone out of print, but it's worth the effort. After 35 years they are still doing it with remarkable consistancy. Look for copies of Peek-a-Boo, NRBQ, Scraps, At Yankee Stadium, Kick Me Hard, Grooves In Orbit...even the recent Atsa My Band and Dummy are really solid pop records.


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Postby Heitzie » Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:39 am

Last time we had a thread like this I listed the Furs. I was a dumbass and forgot to putthem on my list this time, so make that 3 votes for Richard Butler & co.

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Postby creepy » Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:56 am

i'll 4th the furs and second squeeze... and as wacky as it may sound, i'll throw fugazi in there... their outstanding music is often overshadowed by their bushido like ethics and that's a shame...

oh, and bedhead... and disco inferno...

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Postby Dawg » Thu Dec 09, 2004 11:18 am

Fatih No More doesn't get near the credit they deserve IMO

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Postby Little Timmy » Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:30 pm

steve-o wrote:And Mark Kozelek deserves a mention as well.

Good catch, steve-o. I wasn't a big fan of Red House Painters, but Ghosts of the Great Highway by Kozelek's current band, Sun Kil Moon, is absolutely phenomenal.

I know Cake has been written off here as a nerd band, but has anyone heard Pressure Chief?

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