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Band: Low

Postby aaron on Tue Dec 16, 2003 4:39 pm

Low.
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Postby stewie on Tue Dec 16, 2003 5:09 pm

Definitely not crap. An inspiring band, and a beautiful experience live.
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Postby placeholder on Tue Dec 16, 2003 5:14 pm

low, thus far, have done no wrong. one of the best bands ever, in my opinion, and they're nice folks as well.
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Postby the Classical on Tue Dec 16, 2003 6:19 pm

not crap
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Postby Angry_Dragon on Fri Nov 05, 2004 11:38 am

NOT CRAP by a longshot.
Better yet, eat the placenta!!!
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Postby cjh on Fri Nov 05, 2004 11:54 am

Come on! you might as well have done a C/NC for 'Sunshine' or 'The laughter of children'.

Actually goths don't like sunshine much.
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Postby hip priest on Fri Nov 05, 2004 7:57 pm

Absolutely untouchable.
They got me through a lot of rough times. Still are as a matter of fact.
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Postby run joe, run on Tue Nov 09, 2004 5:06 pm

Not crap with a waffle of three wives at the same time.
Back off man, I'm a scientist.
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Postby capnreverb on Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:10 pm

anybody ever notice a similarity between alan's guitar playing and early pops staples guitar playing with the staple singers (60's stuff)?
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Postby Niko on Thu Dec 02, 2004 8:17 am

Very much not crap. I thought their sound was pretty much perfect on Secret Name and Things We Lost in the Fire, so I just wish they would have stuck with Albini for Trust.
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Postby Mark Lansing on Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:28 pm

stewie wrote:Definitely not crap. An inspiring band, and a beautiful experience live.


I couldn't say it any better. Simply wonderful stuff. I was even glad they were used in a GAP commercial, if it put some well-earned cash in their pockets.
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Postby aaron on Thu Dec 02, 2004 4:29 pm

will alan sparhawk ever get tired of the open d tuning? i think every low album except the first one is nothing but

i'm not complaining, i love them
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Postby sierackir on Sat Dec 04, 2004 9:10 pm

Low: "like watching a fly crawl up a drape"

Crap.
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Postby Cranius on Sun Dec 05, 2004 5:50 am

sierackir wrote:Low: "like watching a fly crawl up a drape"


I'd like to use this quote as my unconditional endorsement of this band.


Not crap.
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Postby Redline on Tue Dec 21, 2004 9:16 pm

sierackir wrote:
Low: "like watching a fly crawl up a drape"

Crap.


I like watching flys crawl up drapes.
Aww, who cares what David Bowie thinks.
"Taking Down The Tree" is in heavy rotation this fine holiday season-NOT CRAP!
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Postby Angry_Dragon on Tue Dec 21, 2004 10:03 pm

I forgot about that christmas album. They get a double NOT CRAP
Better yet, eat the placenta!!!
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Re: if they cover "Dog Show" I'll buy it

Postby sierackir on Tue Dec 21, 2004 10:09 pm

"Taking Down The Tree" is in heavy rotation this fine holiday season

I heard them doing an early Bee Gees song on some comp a guy in LA sent to my then coworker some years ago, and that was great. The Christmas CD is excellent, I concede. Most/nearly all of their original output is tedious & uninteresting, though. I suppose it's a matter of taste to some extent. It's clear that other many people like to watch the fly crawl up the drape, the paint dry, the grass grow, etc., though I think they're failing at what they're setting out to do. I like the later Talk Talk and solo Mark Hollis stuff a ton, and a big part of that stuff for me is the way that space is part of the layered structures and the feel, which is along the lines of what I see Low attempting. I very much like that Low hammered out a concept and stuck to their guns over the long haul, but since I like their somber tone and attention to negative space best when applied to other peoples structures and ideas, I vote crap.

In my own personal purgatory I feel relatively certain I’ll be bound to a pole while a new Low 5xLP + bonus live disc plays on shuffle and an imp with halitosis prods me awake every 2.5 minutes.

And I suppose if I was in the band and I'd seen a reaction like that I'd take it as a clear sign I've succeeded in my art.

So who knows.
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Postby Into the Void on Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:04 pm

Bump. Has anyone heard the Alan Sparhawk solo album?
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Postby lil'kim on Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:20 pm

the best show i've been to.

i gave up with low when _things we lost in the fire_ came out, but i've heard _the great destroyer_ is a masterpiece
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Postby glynnisjohns on Sun Nov 05, 2006 9:08 pm

lil'kim wrote:_the great destroyer_ is a masterpiece




True dat. Doesn't fit well in the canon as a whole. Still my favorita.
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