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Band: June Of '44

Postby stewie on Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:21 pm

Loved almost all of their material, and then came Ana-crapa-hata.

For me the scales are still tipped in favour of Not Crap.
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Re: Band: June Of '44

Postby same on Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:21 pm

stewie wrote:Loved almost all of their material, and then came Ana-crapa-hata.


agreed, everything after and including that was pretty sub-standard. accually, i wasn't too impressed by four great points either. i miss the old, dirty, slightly out of tune, grizzeled sound of their first three releases.

i saw em live in madison with will oldham and the black heart procession. they were like all stoned or something and weren't screaming. the drummer looked like he was having a blast though. he's a fun guy to watch play the drums, but like in the opposite way that the drummer from don caballero is fun to watch, as in , he looks happy and comfortable versus pissed off and in pain.

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Postby mattw on Sat Mar 27, 2004 11:13 am

a great band

their drummer, doug scharin, one of my fav's for both precision/technique, etc.

_tropics and meridians_ was def. the best thing they did, but i loved 'june miller' off _engine takes_ and _four great points_ was a nice one as well

didn't get into the shipping news as much...

kevin spacey rocks, tho
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Postby pskooper on Sun Mar 28, 2004 7:04 pm

June of 44 is a fantastic band.

DRUMMING - SHARKS & SAILORS.
amazing... just amazing.

Rapeman - Monobrow and June of 44 - Sharks & Sailors.

all i have to say is... listen and find out what talented drumming sounds like. very close to perfection.
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sharks and sailors & monobrow

Postby pskooper on Sun Mar 28, 2004 7:07 pm

i take it back ... drumming is perfection in this case.
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Postby mattw on Mon Mar 29, 2004 12:27 am

Sharks and Sailors EP packaging-also not crap

You'd be hard pressed to find bands that really give a damn about what a record _looks_ like in this day n' age
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Postby revrantMeat on Sat Apr 10, 2004 1:29 pm

listened to the album bob recorded. i love it.
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Postby Dylan on Mon Apr 12, 2004 8:58 am

CRAP. I haven't heard a really good moment from any of their albums. They all sound kinda okay, but not good. Sorry.
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Postby amoiba on Sun May 02, 2004 11:43 am

One of my most favourite commands. Here there is nothing to discuss, this topic is not necessary, as well as topic about shellac and jesus lizard. anything disputable, only your subjective opinions (it is pleasant - it is not pleasant; I understand - I do not understand).
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Postby Mr. Chimp on Mon May 03, 2004 10:58 am

It seems that every experience I've had with Rodan and offspring have left me flat. My first exposure to Rodan was live, at a show with Vineland and Don Cab and it was a top 20 show. Each band more amazing that the previous.

That being said, "Rusty" was good but didn't linger, and the same goes for a majority of all offspring: June of '44 , Rachels, Shipping News, Sonora Pine, TJ O'Neil etc - excepting for the first Rachels album, the first couple tracks off of the JO'44 Four Points record, and a smattering of TJ O'Neil songs.

I agree, Mr. Scharin is a singular drummer, but my appreciation is more from Codeine and the Directions in Music record (which is a excellent listen) than it is from June of '44 output - but I do like his drumming overall.

June of '44 just sounds tired to me, and it makes me tired. Crap.
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Postby Cagacazzi on Tue Jun 01, 2004 2:02 am

I think "Engine takes to the water" is one of best album of the '90...

But I can't really say it for the other things.
Anyway, just for the structures in that album I admire them really a lot.
And of couse their drummer.
But listen to what the two guitars are doing in there (try to listen to it headphones).

Really good song writing and great ideas.
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Postby Peripatetic on Thu Jun 16, 2005 3:18 pm

It was a sad, sad day when June of 44 played their last note.

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Postby Edward on Thu Jun 16, 2005 5:02 pm

One of the most memorable shows I ever saw was June of '44 with Dianogah in a basement in Atlanta in the middle of the summer. I think it was '97 or maybe '98. They were supposed to play a matinee show at a club but they showed up too late, so an impromptu house show was thrown together and both bands played there instead. It must've been 120 degrees in the basement. I thought I would pass out. Both bands rocked and were good sports about it all.

They were definitely NOT CRAP. Perhaps a bit too stylistically derivative of their Louisville predecessors to garner a zero waffle factor, but still decidedly NOT CRAP.

Edit: Now that I think about it, Jeff Mueller was the only one from Louisville, no? I guess I shouldn't have used Louisville as a point of reference, though June of '44 definitely had a heavy Rodan/Slint/Crain thing going on.
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Postby Rotten Tanx on Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:02 pm

What's wrong with Anahata?
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Postby offal on Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:38 pm

Rotten Tanx wrote:What's wrong with Anahata?


The music.
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Postby CJMcG on Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:11 am

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Postby Verbs and Nouns on Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:00 am

NOT CRAP.

engine takes to water.

four great points.

SHARKS AND SAILORS!
Dianogah wrote:"cold coffee and warm firm breasts"
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Postby j_harvey on Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:25 am

If you liked June of 44 packaging you should hire Dexterity Press to design or print your bands next release. It's what Jeff does when he's not playing in Shipping News.
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Postby enframed on Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:05 pm

i, too, love everything pre-anahata. i saw them on their four great points tour. i recall an audience member, after som rather hard number, yelled "reign in blood!" to which someone in the band responded "we would totally play that but we don't have a double kick drum."
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Postby garble on Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:47 pm

The Best. I get really stupid in my love for this band. The later stuff is meh, but the first record is so reliably great. Shipping News, even usually boring, I love to hear thinking that one of those dudes played on this most perfect album. Guitars, bass, drumming, singing, songs, incredible.

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