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Postby agent202 on Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:37 pm

fucking not crap, whe'v made then play a long time ago, they
make a really really good show and they were so nice !!! :P
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Postby mr.arrison on Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:37 pm

always boring live (in my experience- saw them four times)

great records in the middle of their career there.

i like the rhythm section. the guitar lines were nice and obtuse. vocals are good on the dynamic speak/sing/yell fronts.

i wished they would have played live shows like what i would have imagined (with reckless abandon) instead of the "cigarette dangling from the mouth, looking bored" live show they gave to me four times in a row...

not crap.
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Postby tallchris on Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:29 am

Exceedingly great band, from "Fake Train" through "Leave Turn Inside You". Olympia just doesn't make 'em like that anymore.

They make them like arty pretentious fruit like people.
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Postby Sebastian J. on Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:24 pm

until yesterday there was no vote for CRAP !
who was that fucker ?
anyway, I think this was the only Poll Crap/Not Crap where there was no vote for CRAP .. funny indeed.
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Postby tommydski on Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:21 pm

a band that, in my mind, got better and better.

'leaves' was a great album.
i just wish they hadn't produced it themselves.
it sounds dreadful, great songs though.

all of the projects that have come out of unwound have been lousy too.
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Postby Bloodjet on Mon May 01, 2006 5:24 pm

Christopher_Dragon wrote:I decided to play The Future of What for a friend last night and man is that record awesome.
I hadn't listened to Unwound in a couple years.
I ended up listening to the record twice today at work.


Weird. I randomly pulled out this album on Saturday and listened to it all the way through. God I miss this band. At least they went out on a high note with Leaves. "Below the Salt" is one of my all-time favorite songs.
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Postby cervixFORaHEart on Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:31 pm

bump.

great band...i like each album better than the last.

the song "look a ghost" is a personal favorite.
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Postby honeyisfunny on Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:08 am

Wernehm_Zackariaah wrote:I also notice they colored their hair and got their cool alternative looks in order for that last album. Another turn off for me. Really, I don't care, but I wish they spent more time on the music than their looks...


I just read this again and again.
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Postby CJMcG on Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:10 am

Great band.
They started off amazing.
They got extremely boring.
They quit on a high note.
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Postby honeyisfunny on Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:13 am

Wernehm_Zackariaah wrote:Everything up to "leaves turn inside you" was brilliant. I dunno what they were thinking with that. Most of my friends into shoe-gaze and their G.Q. looks loved that one and said it was way better than the "punk crap" they did before. I just thought it was very boring and repetitive. I guess they also got some MTV airplay, and most of these shoe-gaze MBV fanatics I know only like stuff that is legitimized by David Kendoll or whatever phony is promoting fake alternative music on MTV these days. (Honestly, these are friends of mine, despite how much I am bagging on their asses).

I also notice they colored their hair and got their cool alternative looks in order for that last album. Another turn off for me. Really, I don't care, but I wish they spent more time on the music than their looks...

Use a little distortion and have a grungy lo-fi recording, and it's "punk crap" despite how interesting and compelling the music is. If you make a sterile recording and color your hair, suddenly you're the cat's meow. Most people don't understand music, so they judge it based on other factors. The style, attitude, or whatever. Their last album was crap!!! Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe writing simple songs that drone on and on is better than complicated, well thought out songs (almost compositions). Isn't that sort of what shoe-gaze is all about? Posturing, fashion, and playing the same droney boring stuff over and over with lots of effects... then acting arrogant and thinking you're better than the "masses", when really that shoe gaze stuff has less musicianship than a 4th grade orchestra.

Sara Lund is an above average drummer. Yes, she is better than many male drummers out there. She's no Billy Cobham, but she is creative and plays well... I don't think they got her because of her bosoms. She's not that hot. Kinda plain, but that was what was cool about Unwound. They didn't have the rock star looks until the last album. I'm almost glad they broke up. That last one I listened to 2 times, and it was really long, boring, and the recording was too sterile for Unwound. Those Steve Fisk recordings with the bass making the snare rattle were so cool.



and you're saying Sun Ra was from a different planet?
I didn't see much Unwound between Cribs episodes on MTV last time I checked though I am sure they will appreciate your advice from whatever basement they're living in right now.
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Postby Rodabod on Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:05 am

tommydski wrote:'leaves' was a great album.
i just wish they hadn't produced it themselves.
it sounds dreadful, great songs though.


This is interesting - what don't you like about it?

I like some of the heavy use of reverb on some of the tracks. I wonder if they used a plate. It sounds nice. Also things like the whispering backing vocals panned on the second track on CD2 (Scarlette?).

Quality-wise, I didn't think it sounded badly recorded either.
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Postby Minotaur029 on Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:44 am

tallchris wrote:Exceedingly great band, from "Fake Train" through "Leave Turn Inside You". Olympia just doesn't make 'em like that anymore.

They make them like arty pretentious fruit like people.


I thought that was always Olympia's deal...I like some of that "fruity" music though...
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Postby Pure L on Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:49 am

I really, really, really dig the first record.
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Postby Minotaur029 on Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:41 am

NC. Bump?
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Postby RSMurphy on Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:00 am

I've owned more 7"'s from Unwound than any other band, methinks. Not Crap. The split 7" with Versus is quite nice.
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Postby LBx on Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:33 pm

their 1st record, having only heard it a few months ago for the first time, is absolutely NOT CRAP.
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Postby Eating Noddemix on Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:22 pm

Big fan of Repetition.
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Postby eephour on Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:19 am

Rodabod wrote:
tommydski wrote:'leaves' was a great album.
i just wish they hadn't produced it themselves.
it sounds dreadful, great songs though.


This is interesting - what don't you like about it?

I like some of the heavy use of reverb on some of the tracks. I wonder if they used a plate. It sounds nice. Also things like the whispering backing vocals panned on the second track on CD2 (Scarlette?).

Quality-wise, I didn't think it sounded badly recorded either.


Did Fisk do most the recording?
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Postby tommydski on Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:02 am

I would quite like to hear some drums in the mix.

No biggy though. Not even a Waffle Factor for it. Just a minor annoyance.
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Postby 154 on Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:53 pm

tommydski wrote:I would quite like to hear some drums in the mix.


agreed. everything sounds alright, except for the drums which sound like they set 'em up in a basement and put up a pair of 57's. cardboard boxes..

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