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Re: Band: Shellac

Postby Ben Abraham on Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:11 pm

Raa wrote:
skoz wrote:
Ben Abraham wrote:There are good bands and then there are bands that redefine what's possible. Shellac Of North America are the latter.


I like Shellac and think they put on a great live show but I think you are engaging in hyperbole.


Ben's statement isn't hyperbole to me. I catch myself thinking about Todd's live drumming a lot and miss it with a sort of melancholy longing.


That whole aluminum guitar clang thing many in this forum aspires to emulate, is because of Shellac. Those sounds, as Shellac uses them, didn't exist.

In addition to that pure song structures and song compositions, combined with a minimalist fashion is unique to Shellac; End Of Radio is a good example of this.

I'm not being hyperbolic at all. In my world, they are a ground breaking band.
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Re: Band: Shellac

Postby agiant on Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:30 pm

Ben Abraham wrote:
they are a ground breaking band.


Yes, they are.
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Re: Band: Shellac

Postby Gramsci on Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:56 pm

agiant wrote:
Ben Abraham wrote:
they are a ground breaking band.


Yes, they are.


Yup, 99% of people that last here are not here to suck up to FM Steve, in fact I think many separate the band and the man.

Shellac, yes, a ground breaking, one of a kind band. I like some songs more than other and I like some albums more than others but unlike most rock bands using the "standard formula" they moved things forward.

It's easy to forget how much of a rare and wonderful thing that is.
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Re: Band: Shellac

Postby elisha wiesner on Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:11 pm

Total Mouse rip off.
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Re: Band: Shellac

Postby Gramsci on Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:29 pm

elisha wiesner wrote:Total Mouse rip off.


Cute ;-)
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Re: Band: Shellac

Postby skoz on Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:33 pm

Ben, I have to disagree. The first 2 7"s and 1st LP really blew me away. Maybe it was because they were great and original maybe it was because I was 18 or 19 and particularly open to new music.The sound of the guitar in particular made a big impression. I've always enjoyed the shows and bought the records but at this point they haven't really suprised me since the first side of Terraform and that was 18 years ago. So while I do think they are a unique they just sound "like Shellac" and don't seem to be breaking much new ground. They do sound like they are enjoying themselves though and often I like the results. To each his own.
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Re: Band: Shellac

Postby Ben Abraham on Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:01 pm

skoz wrote:Ben, I have to disagree. The first 2 7"s and 1st LP really blew me away. Maybe it was because they were great and original maybe it was because I was 18 or 19 and particularly open to new music.The sound of the guitar in particular made a big impression. I've always enjoyed the shows and bought the records but at this point they haven't really suprised me since the first side of Terraform and that was 18 years ago. So while I do think they are a unique they just sound "like Shellac" and don't seem to be breaking much new ground. They do sound like they are enjoying themselves though and often I like the results. To each his own.


But you do own an aluminum neck guitar right?
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Re: Band: Shellac

Postby elisha wiesner on Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:21 pm

The fact that a band 20 years into their career can release a song as original, fresh and down right powerful as 'Riding Bikes' is pretty incredible.
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Re: Band: Shellac

Postby skoz on Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:16 pm

Ben Abraham wrote:
skoz wrote:Ben, I have to disagree. The first 2 7"s and 1st LP really blew me away. Maybe it was because they were great and original maybe it was because I was 18 or 19 and particularly open to new music.The sound of the guitar in particular made a big impression. I've always enjoyed the shows and bought the records but at this point they haven't really suprised me since the first side of Terraform and that was 18 years ago. So while I do think they are a unique they just sound "like Shellac" and don't seem to be breaking much new ground. They do sound like they are enjoying themselves though and often I like the results. To each his own.


But you do own an aluminum neck guitar right?


Yeah I have 3 of them and yes it's probably because my girlfriend when I was 18 played me those 7"s and I went holy shit that guitar sounds incredible but between 93 and 2009 when I bought my baritone I also listened to a lot of Arab on Radar, Public Image Limited, John Dwyer, Ben Greenberg, Paul Lai, Liar, Goat etc. and if I were working on a real music project rather than dicking around on the couch it probably wouldn't sound very much like Shellac at all.
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Re: Band: Shellac

Postby Ben Abraham on Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:29 pm

Shellac is the reason EGC exists today.
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Re: Band: Shellac

Postby skoz on Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:39 pm

Ben Abraham wrote:Shellac is the reason EGC exists today.


FM Steve being a smart and helpful community oriented guy is A reason EGC exists.
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Re: Band: Shellac

Postby elisha wiesner on Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:15 pm

Ben Abraham wrote:Shellac is the reason EGC exists today.


I'm pretty sure Kevin is the reason EGC exists today.
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Re: Band: Shellac

Postby tmidgett on Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:12 pm

elisha wiesner wrote:
Ben Abraham wrote:Shellac is the reason EGC exists today.


I'm pretty sure Kevin is the reason EGC exists today.


EGC exists because Kevin worked his back to dust making it.

Steve helped. He tells me I helped. Other people did, probably.

Any credit he gives anyone else is way way way way too much.
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Re: Band: Shellac

Postby Ben Abraham on Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:56 am

tmidgett wrote:
elisha wiesner wrote:
Ben Abraham wrote:Shellac is the reason EGC exists today.


I'm pretty sure Kevin is the reason EGC exists today.


EGC exists because Kevin worked his back to dust making it.

Steve helped. He tells me I helped. Other people did, probably.

Any credit he gives anyone else is way way way way too much.


Of course, this it true.
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Re: Band: Shellac

Postby uglysound on Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:00 am

How many FMs will be at the Minneapolis show on Friday? I might be bringing my modular with if anyone is down for a noise-making/jam session hangout on Saturday.
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Re: Band: Shellac

Postby Pasta on Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:24 am

Flashbacked on the Millenium Park show a few years back, Bob and Steve running around the band shell during Wingwalker. A life affirming moment.
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Re: Band: Shellac

Postby the Classical on Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:22 pm

I will be at the Mpls show, wouldn't miss it, I mean they'll be tour tight by then!
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Re: Band: Shellac

Postby tbone on Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:05 pm

Pasta wrote:Flashbacked on the Millenium Park show a few years back, Bob and Steve running around the band shell during Wingwalker. A life affirming moment.


Also, the scores of parents with young children streaming out during "Prayer To God."

Man, I am bummed that I didn't get tickets to tonight's show. Been too long since I've seen Shellac.
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Re: Band: Shellac

Postby zircona1 on Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:38 am

Shellac were great the other night in Chicago. This was my first time seeing them. Do they usually drag out 'The End of Radio' to where Todd is taking his drums off stage, and then Steve leaves, and Bob is the only one left playing the bass riff? I thought that was pretty cool.

I met Bob at the merch table and bought a shirt afterwards. Question: what does the OMO on the shirt stand for?
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Re: Band: Shellac

Postby motorbike guy on Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:47 am

its been far too long since I have seen Shellac as well.

I am trying to think when it was. Could it have been in Worcester, MA with Kustomized? Shit that was, like 20 years ago!

I hope they play NYC or Philly this year.
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