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Postby mackro on Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:19 pm

The more I listen to All Roads Lead To Ausfahrt, the more I think:

a) this might be their most popular record to date
b) this could be their most polarizing record to date

It's going to be quite an adjustment from the very bass heavy, mean, and opus-like One/No One album from 2000, and also from the more straightforward My Game via Hanson Brothers. Shorter songs, very lush production, bass is not in-yer-face high in the mix this time (but still very present, of course), more John and Tom influences on the album (therefore more Hanson Brothers sounding... but the Hansons have retreated anyway... )

The last (titled) song on the album is borderline alt-rock/punk commercial radio playable. The first song is anything but.

It's an incredible album, and I think many will highly rate this one in the Top 3 at least... but some may feel it's a bit too slick... I dunno... it's one of my favorite albums of the year, hands down.
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Postby Chapter Two on Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:53 am

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Postby Adam CR on Sun Aug 20, 2006 4:59 pm

The new record is horrible. Really really horrible.
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Postby capnreverb on Sun Aug 20, 2006 5:36 pm

Do they have an album minus the vocals? I've heard some great music, but the singing is hard for me to take.
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Postby chet on Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:31 pm

capnreverb wrote:Do they have an album minus the vocals? I've heard some great music, but the singing is hard for me to take.


Which albums have you heard so far? Maybe I can suggest something that you wont mind the vocals so much.

EDIT: The album "One" is pretty instrumentally-based I would say, although its not the best one.

Just get "Why Do They Call Me Mr. Happy" - as I said before here, its the best one.
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Postby Chapter Two on Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:11 am

If you don't like the vocals it's going to be the same for all of it. Although everything up to 0+2=1 has a mix of Rob Wright and Andy Kerr singing, which gives it more of a balance.

Oh, and Dance of the Headless Bourgoisie is their best album.

Still haven't heard the new one. I find it hard to believe it's really horrible though...
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Postby kerble on Mon Aug 21, 2006 1:58 pm

Wed 9/13/06, El Corazon, Seattle, WA
Thu 9/14/06, Ray’s Golden Lion, Richland, WA
Fri 9/15/06, The Other Side, Missoula, MT
Sat 9/16/06, Filling Station, Bozeman, MT
Mon 9/18/06, Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, MN
Tue 9/19/06, High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI
Wed 9/20/06, Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
Thu 9/21/06, Starlight Club, Waterloo, ONT
Fri 9/22/06, Underground, Hamilton, ONT
Sat 9/23/06, Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ONT
Sun 9/24/06, Trasheteria, Peterborough, ONT
Tue 9/26/06, Casa del Popolo, Montreal, QBC
Wed 9/27/06, Knitting Factory, New York NY
Thu 9/28/06, North Six Club, Brooklyn, NY
Fri 9/29/06, Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington DC
Sat 9/30/06, Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH
Mon 10/2/06, Little Brothers, Columbus, OH
Tue 10/3/06, Mojo’s, Columbia, MO
Wed 10/4/06, Record Bar, Kansas City, MO
Thu 10/5/06, Aggie Theater, Fort Collins, CO
Fri 10/6/06, Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
Sat 10/7/06, Burt’s Tiki Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
Tue 10/24/06, Starry Plough, Berkeley, CA
Wed 10/25/06, Knitting Factory, Hollywood CA
Thu 10/26/06, Vaudeville, Tucson AZ
Fri 10/27/06, Hollywood Alley, Mesa
Sat 10/28/06, Casbah, San Diego CA
Sun 10/29/06, Slims, San Francisco, CA
Mon 10/30/06, Harlow’s, Sacramento CA
Wed 11/1/06, Petaluma Theater, Petaluma, CA
Thu 11/2/06, WOW Hall, Eugene, OR
Fri 11/3/06, Dante’s, Portland, OR
Sat 11/4/06, Hell’s Kitchen Tacoma, WA
Sun 11/5/06, Hell’s Kitchen, Tacoma, WA
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Postby mackro on Mon Aug 21, 2006 2:58 pm

(the Chicago date is actually Subterranean. Was a last minute change.

It's apparently the same date as the Jandek show.. then again, there's the Nomeansno show at the High Noon in Madison.)
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Postby Pure L on Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:31 pm

I can't imagine No Means No making a "bad" album.

I'm dying to hear the new one. Probably will pick it up today, if possible.

Are there any mp3s online? I searched............

This was almost as good though:

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Postby Pure L on Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:34 pm

capnreverb wrote:Do they have an album minus the vocals? I've heard some great music, but the singing is hard for me to take.


Hey Capn.

I'm not flamin' you or anything. Just curious what it is about their vocals you don't like.
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Postby Chapter Two on Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:24 pm

Adam CR wrote:The new record is horrible. Really really horrible.


No Sir, it's not. It's fucking great!
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Postby Adam CR on Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:31 pm

Chapter Two wrote:
Adam CR wrote:The new record is horrible. Really really horrible.


No Sir, it's not. It's fucking great!


You have the crazy.

It is rubbish.
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Postby Chapter Two on Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:48 pm

Edit: I'm shutting up. I like this record.
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Postby Chapter Two on Sat Aug 26, 2006 7:36 pm

Ho!
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Postby chet on Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:35 am

Saw them last night - totally great. Setlist was a perfect balance of new and old stuff. They did 2 encores; good stuff.

They certainly had a good sense of humor, and seemed to be really enjoying themselves. New album songs translated very well live.

This one Danzig looking guy (sans any muscle mass) was trying to be all tough and punk rock, and he ended up getting on stage at one point. He did that "chicken walk" punk rock strut and looked out at the audience, signaling he was going to stage dive. He got a running start and took a huge leap. The only problem was he jumped in the only part of the crowd where no one was standing and he landed right on his face. Horror and laughs followed.

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Postby Andrew L. on Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:55 pm

Someone's just put up 8 songs from a 1989 European tour on the Inter-Yoube:

The Tower/Brainless Wonder

Obsessed/It's Catching up

More.

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Postby Boombats on Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:16 am

Wrong and The Worldhood Of The World As Such are the best albums in my opinion. Haven't heard the new one though I am prepared for it to suck, just cuz that's what happens with the best of'em. I still would bear their children. They are permanently in my Top Ten of my lifetime. When I die and reincarnate myself, one of the things I will immediately remember in my new life is NoMeansNo.
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Postby m.koren on Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:47 pm

Adam CR wrote:The new record is horrible. Really really horrible.


I hate to say it but... plus one. Adam , your new guitar looks not at all horrible.
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Postby R.O.P. on Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:37 am

You have to be kidding me! This is the only other band in the world that can compete with Shellac's rhythm section. My roomie and I put on a NoMeansNo show in my city back in '89. They came in early and they got full run of our house as we got the venue ready for their show. We had 600+ people show up (and they made major coin as 85% of revenue went to the artists/sound people, the rest covered expenses). After the show they went back to our house. My roomie and I got back home at 5am after taking the sound system back and cleaning the venue. We were surly, no question about it. We set our alarms for 9am so we could take care of our guests. These f*ckers turned our alarms off and when we finally got our asses out of bed about noon, they fixed us breakfast (that they went out and paid for the groceries). These folks are truly some of the nicest people I have ever had the privilege to meet. After the 1,000's of bands we dealt with doing shows, they are the most respectful and grateful band we have ever had the opportunity to deal with. I love them!!!!!!!!!
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Postby m.koren on Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:57 am

R.O.P. wrote:You have to be kidding me! This is the only other band in the world that can compete with Shellac's rhythm section. My roomie and I put on a NoMeansNo show in my city back in '89. They came in early and they got full run of our house as we got the venue ready for their show. We had 600+ people show up (and they made major coin as 85% of revenue went to the artists/sound people, the rest covered expenses). After the show they went back to our house. My roomie and I got back home at 5am after taking the sound system back and cleaning the venue. We were surly, no question about it. We set our alarms for 9am so we could take care of our guests. These f*ckers turned our alarms off and when we finally got our asses out of bed about noon, they fixed us breakfast (that they went out and paid for the groceries). These folks are truly some of the nicest people I have ever had the privilege to meet. After the 1,000's of bands we dealt with doing shows, they are the most respectful and grateful band we have ever had the opportunity to deal with. I love them!!!!!!!!!


I know they're nice guys but...their new album sucks.
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