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Songs:Ohia?

NOT CRAP - (Didn't It Rain)
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CRAP - (Didn't It Suck)
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Band: Songs:Ohia

Postby andrew on Mon Dec 01, 2003 2:36 pm

I'm a fan. Didn't It Rain really tickles my poor-appalachian-factory-town roots. I saw them live and it was damn good. Jason even spent some time growing up in West Virginia. Mountaineers have an affinity for ex-mountaineers.
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Postby mattw on Mon Dec 01, 2003 2:45 pm

Magnolia Electric Co. is a pretty good album
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Postby lostboy on Wed Dec 03, 2003 1:09 am

currently my favorite band. not crap.
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Postby O H Lee on Sun Dec 14, 2003 11:21 pm

Absolute Oldham rip off. For those who like Palace, but have issues for Will disdain for his fans.
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Postby Angry_Dragon on Sat Oct 23, 2004 7:49 pm

NOT CRAP
NOT OLDHAM RIP-OFF
The only Songs: Ohia have in common with CRAP is the letter 'a'
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Postby tommydski on Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:03 pm

I'm surprised we haven't got a bigger poll for Jason Molina.

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Postby Dave/Eksvplot on Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:13 pm

I'm not at all familiar with this gentleman or his music. Care to school me?
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Postby tommydski on Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:26 pm

Jason Molina is a lo-fi troubadour, sort of country, sort of Appalachian, sort of everything. He used to record 'solo' records under the name Songs:Ohia and eventually with a rock band called Electric Magnolia Co. He recorded a few really great records with Steve over the years.

Axxes and Ace might be the most approachable record. Very spontaneous, he taught the backing musicians the songs about an hour before hitting record. Ghost Tropic is one of the bleakest records you will ever here and not such a good place to start. Didn't it Rain is an often-cited creative high-water mark and Molina's 'Chicago' album. The following album Magnolia Electric Co is a superb hybrid of Crazy Horse and traditional country.

Highly recommended!
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Postby a. james on Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:14 pm

when i saw shellac play steve was wearing a magnolia electric co. t-shirt.
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Postby crevecoeur on Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:43 am

I'm huge Songs:Ohia fan,

but i can't stand Magnolia electric Co, the new band.
it"s boring me to death.
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Postby Sox on Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:50 am

I've been a huge fan since Tommy sent me the last Songs:Ohia album. Magnolia Electric Company is a perfect album without a dull moment, I think it has a slight edge on Didn't It Rain for the track Peoria Lunchbox Blues.

Jason Molina seems to be moving around a lot recently, chances are he's playing near you very soon, whoever and wherever you are. Go give him a look.
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Postby LBx on Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:30 am

Brett Eugene Ralph wrote:Crap.


have a good listen to this and tell me you can stand by your crap vote. i dare ya...

it's a desert island album of mine for sure.

Songs: Ohia > Magnolia Electric Co. easily.

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Postby Sox on Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:45 am

Sure enough, he's playing a show near by me soon. What a guy!
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Postby ghosting on Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:04 pm

i don't like much from didn't it rain on, but i have moods still where i get hyper-obsessed with impala, axxess and ace, and the lioness. driving into pittsburgh in the fall, about to leave everything behind and start college, the radio in my family's car was broadcasting the entire lioness album. it set a nice tone for my new sappy romantic beginning of adult life...i listened to those a lot the next few years, during both periods of being mopey and shut in alone and inviting romantic danger!

my favorites are the 2 songs on that untitled 7", "darling you are..." and "7th street wonderland." and that song he would do live, "vu anxiety" i think it's called...

friends who saw him live back during that era said he was absolutely awful, which intrigued me. he's visited memphis a few times in the past year or so (along with scout), and i've always been a moron who had other plans.

you know, i love love love "captain badass" and "being in love," but there are moments in both where i cringe now. why does he have to screech "captain badASS!!!" and "i'm sure we'll find new things to burn"? sometimes it just comes out seeming comical in a really bad way if i'm not in the right mood. despite being all mean right now, i want to stress he kills me sometimes, which if anything is why the weird push-pull of feelings is frustrating.
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Re: Band: Songs:Ohia

Postby LBx on Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:42 pm

Bump


Impala is unfuckwithable.

i'm going to listen to it for the remainder of the afternoon.

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Re: Band: Songs:Ohia

Postby Ptommydski on Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:54 pm

Didn't It Rain and Magnolia Electric Co are two of the greatest albums ever made.
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Re: Band: Songs:Ohia

Postby four_oclocker_2 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:40 pm

Didn't It Rain is one of those albums where you put it on and there's no way you're turning it off or skipping any of the tracks. I don't feel the same way about Magnolia - it's solid, but you know, it's no Rain.
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Re: Band: Songs:Ohia

Postby jamie on Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:34 am

Agree about didnt it rain. Also Let me go, let me go, let me go is a favourite of mine. Very very bleak record but with amazingly (personal?) and heartfelt lyrics.
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Re: Band: Songs:Ohia

Postby LBx on Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:45 am

Didn't it Rain is exceptional. as is the adjoining 7er. but i love Impala and how it stands out within his discography.
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