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Band: U.S. Maple

Postby Angus Jung on Tue Dec 02, 2003 8:08 pm

The new record seems to be their weakest but I think they are bestrockbandUSA.
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Postby Dylan on Wed Dec 03, 2003 9:31 am

Haven't heard the new one yet, but definitely NOT CRAP. They have a new drummer, maybe that changed their working method.
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Postby sixteenrev on Wed Dec 03, 2003 12:29 pm

This is easily one of my favorite bands. I am in to all of their albums.. especially Long Hair in Three Stages and Talker. The new one is awesome too.. better than the last. The new drummer is different but works perfectly.
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Postby the Classical on Wed Dec 03, 2003 12:39 pm

I saw them w/ the new drummer earlier this yr and was pretty underwhelmed, esp on the old songs. the new record isn't as bad as I thought it would be, tho like their other albums it takes awhile to wrap yr head around, I think I just figured out Acre Thrills

none of this changes the fact that the four proceeding records are some of my favorite music ever record and have been a huge influence on me

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Postby alex on Wed Dec 03, 2003 12:52 pm

the Classical wrote:...the four proceeding records are some of my favorite music ever record and have been a huge influence on me


whoah, now that's prescience, bro.
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Postby the Classical on Wed Dec 03, 2003 1:00 pm

previous, whoops
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Postby Mr. Chimp on Wed Dec 03, 2003 2:14 pm

Have tried to see them play whenever possible.

I remember being dumbfounded the first time I saw them when I realized that they were actually playing songs with precise changes and were not just having good luck.

The last time I saw them was just before Acre Thrills (I think) with a new drummer who seemed to have a lighter, jazzier touch. Slight notch down, but oh so slight.

Greatest USM show I saw was when they played with Bonnie Palace Oldham at the Double Door. Talk about confusion due to fan dichotomy...
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Postby tim on Wed Dec 03, 2003 10:57 pm

not crap at all. every album is solid, as is their live show.
US maple is one of my favorite bands to listen to in my car when i've got friends with me who either aren't into them or have never heard of them. they all say things like "wow this is really weird" or "why does this guy sing like that?" or simply "what IS this?" i prefer the old drummer's style, but to me the vocals and guitars are what make this band great.
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Postby Danm on Wed Dec 03, 2003 11:24 pm

How can you ask this? Come on!

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Postby Angry_Dragon on Tue Nov 02, 2004 5:27 pm

NOT CRAP
I just started listening to these guys again.
I remember seeing them in the late 90s at the old Ottobar which is in Baltimore and kinda near Totally Awesome Super Spectacular Land where I reside. Anyway, the singer has this knife that he's waving around causing me and my friends to move to the back and then eventually leave due to fear of seeing someone getting stabbed.
Better yet, eat the placenta!!!
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Postby shagboy on Tue Nov 02, 2004 6:42 pm

crap and a half
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Postby kerble on Tue Nov 02, 2004 6:47 pm

Purple on Time. is so good. hits, man. hits.





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Postby Redline on Tue Nov 02, 2004 7:58 pm

I really like them, especially live. I will see U.S. Maple whenever I can. I can understand the Beefheart comparisons for a frame of reference, but it is kinda off.
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Postby mooliachi on Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:16 pm

I thought Al and Mark's previous band, Shorty, was the best band that ever existed...US Maple is great , but not in the rockin out way Shorty was.

I made a video of them (us maple) opening for the cows around 95.. ...most excellent.
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Postby Jodi S. on Tue Nov 16, 2004 4:50 pm

Not Crap.

Definitely in my top ten favorite musical acts to photograph, to boot.
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Postby kerble on Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:37 pm

Hey as a shameless plug seeing as how this thread has resurfaced, two of our electrical alums will be playing with the Maple in the near future.


Dec 1st @ Triple Rock Social Club with the Stunning (the Classical's band)
Dec 2nd @ Gabe's Oasis in Iowa City w/ Danger Adventure (my band)

go to the shows early please.

Sorry to schill for our rock here, but I'm excited.

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Postby nick92675 on Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:40 pm

not crap.

first time i saw/heard them was also the first time i saw shellac live at the fallout comedy club in '95 over the 4th. talk about a mindfuck - could have been the best show ever.
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Postby sakes on Tue Nov 16, 2004 7:26 pm

kerble wrote:Hey as a shameless plug seeing as how this thread has resurfaced, two of our electrical alums will be playing with the Maple in the near future.


Dec 1st @ Triple Rock Social Club with the Stunning (the Classical's band)
Dec 2nd @ Gabe's Oasis in Iowa City w/ Danger Adventure (my band)

go to the shows early please.

Sorry to schill for our rock here, but I'm excited.

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Sicbay is on the Dec. 1 show also. :D
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Postby kerble on Tue Nov 16, 2004 7:32 pm

sakes wrote:Sicbay is on the Dec. 1 show also. :D


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Postby Niko on Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:11 am

A great band!
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