JC's Godlike Genius #1

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YES! it's AMAZEBALLS
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pretty good, yeah
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oh I don't know
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NO it's RUBBISH
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Re: JC's Godlike Genius #1

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 09 Oct 2018, 19:12

Not at all, no!

I bought the special edition earlier this year and it's mostly rubbish - almost as bad as The Damned.

It's certainly not good enough to hold its own with the other albums in Yomp's list.
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Re: JC's Godlike Genius #1

Postby Matt Wilson » 09 Oct 2018, 19:15

You don't like the Damned either?!

Damn!
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Re: JC's Godlike Genius #1

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 09 Oct 2018, 19:19

oh GO BACK TO BED
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Re: JC's Godlike Genius #1

Postby Matt Wilson » 09 Oct 2018, 19:27

It's 11:30 AM!
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Re: JC's Godlike Genius #1

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 09 Oct 2018, 19:31

Exactly.
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Re: JC's Godlike Genius #1

Postby Matt Wilson » 09 Oct 2018, 19:36

I can't wait for The Godlike Genius of JC #2!
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Re: JC's Godlike Genius #1

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 09 Oct 2018, 19:40

Do your own!
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Re: JC's Godlike Genius #1

Postby Snarfyguy » 09 Oct 2018, 20:17

joels344 wrote:That’s a brilliant track. I love those first two albums with my favorite being Dub Housing (don’t hate me).

I, too, prefer the follow-up.
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Postby yomptepi » 09 Oct 2018, 20:24

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The pistols were shit. I don't like heavy metal.

The Clash sold out. All the joy of that first album followed by fuzz guitars and heavy rock riffing. A disgrace.

And I don't really give the Americans a pass, but there was some great things happening in New York in 1975/6/7. A lot of which gets very little respect.
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Re: JC's Godlike Genius #1

Postby Matt Wilson » 09 Oct 2018, 20:28

Here's something I learned from John: "It's all good!"
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Re: JC's Godlike Genius #1

Postby toomanyhatz » 09 Oct 2018, 23:32

It's brilliant.

What I love about it - and I know I've said this before - is how aggressively weird and playful the keyboards are. Considering everyone else was either being artsy or cold and robotic with them - and the latter would get much, much worse soon thereafter - the fact that they treated the synth as basically as punky an instrument as slashy guitars is, imo, some kind of accomplishment. Plus Thomas's voice - despite having the standard resolute unmelodicness - was not really like anyone else's. They really were a one-of-a-kind band.
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Re: JC's Godlike Genius #1

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 09 Oct 2018, 23:49

uh huh well actually I...uh...

*tosses hair to one side, looks up to ceiling*

actually uh prefer the second album, Dub Housing


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Re: JC's Godlike Genius #1

Postby Snarfyguy » 10 Oct 2018, 00:59

What can I say? I heard the second album before the first and it holds a special place for me.
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Re: JC's Godlike Genius #1

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 10 Oct 2018, 01:10

Only joking, Chris!
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Re: JC's Godlike Genius #1

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 10 Oct 2018, 01:11

(I love the album too - don't think there's anything that quite compares to 'Pact' tho')
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Re: JC's Godlike Genius #1

Postby $P.Muff$ » 10 Oct 2018, 04:18

Was reluctant to vote 'Amazeballs' due to the stupidity of the phrase, but nevertheless...

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Re: JC's Godlike Genius #1

Postby Snarfyguy » 10 Oct 2018, 04:27

HEN wrote:Only joking, Chris!

But... how did you know about the hair tossing?

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Re: JC's Godlike Genius #1

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 10 Oct 2018, 08:35

:lol:
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Re: JC's Godlike Genius #1

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 10 Oct 2018, 12:19

toomanyhatz wrote:Plus Thomas's voice - despite having the standard resolute unmelodicness - was not really like anyone else's.


He's one of my favourite vocalists. Wyatt's another (I think you feel the same way).

I'd hate to sound calculatedly idiosyncratic but I really do prefer those kinds of singers to the likes of Otis, Aretha, Smokey et al.
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Re: JC's Godlike Genius #1

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 10 Oct 2018, 12:20

or 'iconoclastic' :)
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