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Band: Nomeansno

Postby Bernardo on Wed Dec 10, 2003 11:21 pm

Nomeansno
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Postby congleton on Thu Dec 11, 2003 1:40 am

what a brilliant band. amazing work ethic. brothers who sleep together. not crap.
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Postby Dylan on Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:08 am

Opened for them in New York and, while they may not have had bunches of social skills, they were definitely awe-inspiring that night. NOT CRAP
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Postby gcbv on Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:28 am

OH, so NOT CRAP.

This band, well, kicks a stupendous amount of ass.
But I digress. Please continue with the squirrel circuit semantic debate.
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Postby Andrew L. on Sun Jul 18, 2004 12:03 am

The Wright brothers are the fucking patron stepbrothers of the vast, barren Canadian underground.

I've always wondered what their following stateside has been like - ie, do the 'postrock' Don Cab/Shellac/Electrical Audio cognescenti approve?


They've been at it for 25 + years and they've made two of their best albums (One, Dance of the Headless Bourgeoisie) in the last five years. They are the most consistently kick-ass live band I know of, after Phish :wink: . Jon wears old bermuda shorts onstage and looks like he has Down Syndrome. Rob looks like an old security guard (and wrote a great song about a security guard).

while they may not have had bunches of social skills,


These guys are fucking sweethearts. Don't know what this comment refers to. They're not tattooed and Rob might have a dog eared copy of Being and Time in the tour van (Nomobile), but a wittier band you'll seldom find, pace Shellac.

I prefered Andy Kerr's guitar playing of course, but Tom Hollistan makes up for chops with his perplexing onstage banter and 40 year-old nerdboy in a warhorse punkband sexual charisma.

Holy Not Crap Bruno!
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Postby chet on Sun Jul 18, 2004 12:11 pm

"Only so many songs can be sung with two lips, two lungs, and one tongue!"

haha, I love this band dearly.

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Postby Arson Smith on Sun Jul 18, 2004 2:15 pm

oh yeah not crap...

They are one of those few bands where you're riding in someone else's car, listening to their homemade compilation cassette, and some song comes on, and you totally freak at how kick ass it is and how come you've never heard it before!?

For me it was riding around in Corpus Christi with a girl named Midi and the song was "Rags and Bones"... I still grin like an idiot from ear-to-ear everytime I hear that song and how well they out-ZZtop ZZtop themselves when it gets to the "the beast has arisen - all sins are forgiven" groove... and that whole album "Wrong" just fucking smokes.

...and if you're a fan and don't have that "In The Fishtank" EP... you are COMMANDED to go and get it ASAFP! SUPERIOR versions of "The River" and "Would We Be Alive" (oh but I'm such a sucker for Residents covers to begin with)... also I'm pretty sure I read that there's an additional drummer utilized on this EP (certainly sounds like it in some bits - and not in a bad way - well ok, maybe the version of 'Big Dick' is a little silly, but still... ).

Was worried back then that they were a band I'd never get to see live, but I have had the good fortune of seeing them twice here in St. Louis. Great energy amazing great shows. To sum up - NOT CRAP.
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Postby Dylan on Mon Jul 19, 2004 9:51 am

LAD wrote:
while they may not have had bunches of social skills,


These guys are fucking sweethearts. Don't know what this comment refers to. They're not tattooed and Rob might have a dog eared copy of Being and Time in the tour van (Nomobile), but a wittier band you'll seldom find, pace Shellac.

I believe you. I was probably wrong, but they seemed really uncomfortable around other people. I wanted to get to know them a little better but was unable to penetrate what I perceived to be a defensive shield.
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Postby Mr. Chimp on Mon Jul 19, 2004 10:04 am

Absolutely awe-inspiring every time I've seen them over the past decade.
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Postby bdp on Sun Aug 29, 2004 6:53 pm

We opened for them in some incredibly small New Zealand town and they made us look like the small greasy adolescents we were.

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Postby shagboy on Sun Aug 29, 2004 7:06 pm

love them. exceptional musicianship and nice and raw production aesthetic.

so wait, they still play? they're still around? i'm in vancouver.... where can i see them and when?
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Postby Macho Man Angry_Dragon on Mon Aug 30, 2004 12:15 am

I'm not much of a fan but my respect is far reaching.
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Postby Stef on Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:21 am

NOT CRAP. WRONG was a true masterpiece, definitely one of the most potent mixtures of jazz and punk. Why even bother with anything the Minutemen ever recorded when you can listen to this.
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Postby Troy Gahooty on Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:56 pm

One of my favorite bands of all time, my pick of their records would be "Why do they call me Mr. Happy?"
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Postby pdc_heavy on Mon Sep 27, 2004 3:34 pm

Not crap, even if the only thing they ever did was "Forward to Death" on the Virus 100 DK's tribute. Fucking genius.
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Postby Ty Webb on Fri Mar 31, 2006 3:59 pm

I've just started getting on the Nomeansno train in the past year or so. Holy shit. How could such an amazing band have escaped my notice for so long?

"The River" gives me stupid rock face every goddamn time. Epic punk? Punkoprog? What the fuck?

This band rules.
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Postby stipendlax on Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:13 pm

Agreed.

Huge fan. Total not crap
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Postby Chapter Two on Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:50 pm

These men do not have it in them to make a bad record (except possibly Mama, but hey, it was early days, and I bet it was interesting at the time; it still is).

For my money, the least crap band in the fucking world.

Arson Smith wrote:...and if you're a fan and don't have that "In The Fishtank" EP... you are COMMANDED to go and get it ASAFP! SUPERIOR versions of "The River" and "Would We Be Alive" (oh but I'm such a sucker for Residents covers to begin with)... also I'm pretty sure I read that there's an additional drummer utilized on this EP


Yeah, this is true. They toured with an extra drummer during the first tour in Europe with Tom on guitar. The double drums were brutal. Check out Joyful Reunion on 0+2=1 for more double drum action. This is actually my favourite Nomeansno track, I think. They always seem to be able to pin down something exactly, lyric-wise, with no excess waste or residue. They manage to be so goddamn heavy yet so funny with it. Rob Wright manages to be not only one of the finest bass players I've ever heard but also one of the greatest lyricists on the planet.

I would travel a long, long way for a nomeansno show, no matter how many times I've seen them.

All hail the corporal flesh. Hail to the lies by which all truths are founded.

Nomeansno are the best. The best, the best, the best.
And if you foolishly object...
I'll cram these words right down your neck.
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Postby kenoki on Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:01 pm

i just loved this band as a young'n. still do but not as powerful. i probably listened to "big dick" 9 million times.
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Postby Marsupialized on Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:27 am

0+2=1 is in my top ten records of all time, no doubt about it.
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