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Re: Recommend your "hidden gem" albums for the 1990's

Postby Graham Murakami » 08 May 2018, 20:49

slightbreeze wrote:Don't you DARE laugh :)

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Lovely stuff! My wife went to my record shop and asked what I would like for my birthday and was sold that, so I am enormously fond of that album - it's their masterpiece.

I thought of this, first:
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I think he sold some records a few years later but this was better than the hit album.

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Re: Recommend your "hidden gem" albums for the 1990's

Postby sloopjohnc » 08 May 2018, 21:17

Graham Murakami wrote:I thought of this, first:
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I think he sold some records a few years later but this was better than the hit album.


I have a couple of his.

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Re: Recommend your "hidden gem" albums for the 1990's

Postby Kinkhurt » 09 May 2018, 08:52

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I always had a thing for All About Eve, they always seemed to be the perennial support band for the Mish or related
band, were slightly shambolic live and the crowd were usually arseholes to them so it could get a bit tetchy when
they played. Anyway, first album was decent the second was fairies down the garden crap, Tim Left and then
Church guitar guru, Marty Wilson Piper turned up and that really stirred things up. They made 'Touched by Jesus'
which showed promise but then they delivered 'Ultraviolet' which is a rather marvellous psychedelic/shoe-stare
noise fest. They got some flac for trying to ape Curve at the time, fans were horrified, gig attendances dwindled
and they eventually split. But this is a fabulous album, its their 'Achtung Baby' if you like. The old band is still there
under this noise veneer. Jules sounds great, Marty has never been as OTT on guitar on any other recorded album
he's been on. It can be a bit pricey to buy these days on ceedee, but I'm sure the 'tube has it.
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Re: Recommend your "hidden gem" albums for the 1990's

Postby Geezee » 09 May 2018, 09:53

John Wolfington's debut is great -

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Postby Geezee » 09 May 2018, 10:09

ah, it's actually from 2001. Could have sworn I was playing this to death at university which was in the 90s. Memory playing tricks...
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Re: Recommend your "hidden gem" albums for the 1990's

Postby Dayodead » 09 May 2018, 10:22

These aren't necessarily obscure or hidden, but sort of under the radar...(Dave already gave you Crescent, Movietone and Lake of Dracula, so I omitted them...):
7% Solution- All about satellites and spaceships
Zoviet*France- Digilogue
Lali Puna- Tridecoder
Jim O'Rourke- Eureka
Auburn Lull- Alone I admire
Grooverider- Mysteries of Funk
Wagon Christ- Tally Ho!
Subarachnoid Space- Endless Renovation
Trembling Blue Stars- Her Handwriting
Versus- Two cents plus tax
Mojave 3- Out of Tune
The Sea and Cake- Nassau
Polvo- Exploding Drawing
Lync- These are not fall colors
Acetone- Cindy
Bailter Space- Robot World
The Nation of Ulysses- Plays pretty for baby
Seam- Headsparks
Eleventh Dream Day- Lived to tell
Kitchens of Distinction- Strange free world
Antietam- Burgoo

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Re: Recommend your "hidden gem" albums for the 1990's

Postby slightbreeze » 09 May 2018, 11:15

And another one

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Re: Recommend your "hidden gem" albums for the 1990's

Postby nathan » 09 May 2018, 16:28

pcqgod wrote:
Jumper K wrote:New Bomb Turks - Destroy Oh Boy!


Yeah buddy.

I had such fond memories of playing that thing over and over and seeing the Turks multiple times throughout the back half of the 90's and early 2000's but hadn't listened to them in about a decade. I cautiously picked up that 20th anniversary vinyl reissue and was surprised that it sounds even better today. We really need the Turks back with us.

Quite possibly the best band I have ever seen live.

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Postby Jumper K » 09 May 2018, 17:14

nathan wrote:
pcqgod wrote:
Jumper K wrote:New Bomb Turks - Destroy Oh Boy!


Yeah buddy.

I had such fond memories of playing that thing over and over and seeing the Turks multiple times throughout the back half of the 90's and early 2000's but hadn't listened to them in about a decade. I cautiously picked up that 20th anniversary vinyl reissue and was surprised that it sounds even better today. We really need the Turks back with us.

Quite possibly the best band I have ever seen live.

I love them unreservedly. Saw them multiple times, hung out with Matt and Eric when they played the Garage on their last tour here. The records rip, I stil play em weekly. They are still active, playing the occasional festival in Europe. I saw them in Belgium 2 years ago. Eric’s book We Never Learn is a great read.

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Postby Positive Passion » 09 May 2018, 18:22

slightbreeze wrote:Don't you DARE laugh :)

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One of the great live bands.

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Postby Moleskin » 09 May 2018, 18:48

Kinkhurt wrote:Image

I always had a thing for All About Eve, they always seemed to be the perennial support band for the Mish or related
band, were slightly shambolic live and the crowd were usually arseholes to them so it could get a bit tetchy when
they played. Anyway, first album was decent the second was fairies down the garden crap, Tim Left and then
Church guitar guru, Marty Wilson Piper turned up and that really stirred things up. They made 'Touched by Jesus'
which showed promise but then they delivered 'Ultraviolet' which is a rather marvellous psychedelic/shoe-stare
noise fest. They got some flac for trying to ape Curve at the time, fans were horrified, gig attendances dwindled
and they eventually split. But this is a fabulous album, its their 'Achtung Baby' if you like. The old band is still there
under this noise veneer. Jules sounds great, Marty has never been as OTT on guitar on any other recorded album
he's been on. It can be a bit pricey to buy these days on ceedee, but I'm sure the 'tube has it.



I like that one.
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Postby WG Kaspar » 09 May 2018, 18:56

slightbreeze wrote:And another one

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Good call! I thought I was the only one that liked that album.
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Re: Recommend your "hidden gem" albums for the 1990's

Postby jimboo » 09 May 2018, 19:56

Dayodead wrote:These aren't necessarily obscure or hidden, but sort of under the radar...(Dave already gave you Crescent, Movietone and Lake of Dracula, so I omitted them...):
7% Solution- All about satellites and spaceships
Zoviet*France- Digilogue
Lali Puna- Tridecoder
Jim O'Rourke- Eureka
Auburn Lull- Alone I admire
Grooverider- Mysteries of Funk
Wagon Christ- Tally Ho!
Subarachnoid Space- Endless Renovation
Trembling Blue Stars- Her Handwriting
Versus- Two cents plus tax
Mojave 3- Out of Tune
The Sea and Cake- Nassau
Polvo- Exploding Drawing
Lync- These are not fall colors
Acetone- Cindy
Bailter Space- Robot World
The Nation of Ulysses- Plays pretty for baby
Seam- Headsparks
Eleventh Dream Day- Lived to tell
Kitchens of Distinction- Strange free world
Antietam- Burgoo


Ooh Bailter Space! runs to record rack.
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Postby pcqgod » 10 May 2018, 16:39

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I wasn't aware that Os Mutantes were active in the 90's.
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Re: Recommend your "hidden gem" albums for the 1990's

Postby Lord Rother » 10 May 2018, 20:49

pcqgod wrote:
I wasn't aware that Os Mutantes were active in the 90's.


Well actually they weren’t but this album was recorded in ‘73 but for some reason not released until ‘92!

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Re: Recommend your "hidden gem" albums for the 1990's

Postby Robert » 10 May 2018, 23:20

Dayodead wrote:These aren't necessarily obscure or hidden, but sort of under the radar...(Dave already gave you Crescent, Movietone and Lake of Dracula, so I omitted them...):
7% Solution- All about satellites and spaceships
Zoviet*France- Digilogue
Lali Puna- Tridecoder
Jim O'Rourke- Eureka
Auburn Lull- Alone I admire
Grooverider- Mysteries of Funk
Wagon Christ- Tally Ho!
Subarachnoid Space- Endless Renovation
Trembling Blue Stars- Her Handwriting
Versus- Two cents plus tax
Mojave 3- Out of Tune
The Sea and Cake- Nassau
Polvo- Exploding Drawing
Lync- These are not fall colors
Acetone- Cindy
Bailter Space- Robot World
The Nation of Ulysses- Plays pretty for baby
Seam- Headsparks
Eleventh Dream Day- Lived to tell
Kitchens of Distinction- Strange free world
Antietam- Burgoo



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Re: Recommend your "hidden gem" albums for the 1990's

Postby bobzilla77 » 11 May 2018, 00:06



That's one of my favorite records of the decade, and that band couldn't get arrested. I saw them three or four times always with less than 100 people in the place. This album should have been the best received of Rick SIms' career, instead they were doomed.

I will say they did themselves no favors with that name - they were on tour at the time of 9/11 and I noticed they were removed from the listings in some local papers. It's not that funny of a pun.
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