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Band: Trumans Water

Postby Bernardo on Thu Dec 11, 2003 2:39 pm

Trumans Water
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Postby the Classical on Thu Dec 11, 2003 4:07 pm

ahh the smell of not crap
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Postby Angus Jung on Thu Dec 11, 2003 5:15 pm

Extra Not Crap points for being Not Crap and being from San Diego.

Somebody put out a singles comp. earlier this year- are they making a comeback?

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Postby Punkrok666 on Fri Dec 12, 2003 4:53 am

A comeback? When did they ever quit? We just played a gig with them in Belgium last June and they seemed to be very much alive then.
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Postby nate nelson on Tue Jan 06, 2004 4:49 pm

i love truman's water. i would love to see them live.
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Postby Angry_Dragon on Fri Feb 04, 2005 2:11 am

I've been listening to these guys way too much lately.
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Postby texhouston on Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:09 pm

I just recorded them.....not crap


they are lifers, and get better and better


...and swell guys

If you can get a copy of the super rare Peel Sessions its a good listen
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Postby Cranius on Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:22 pm

texhouston wrote:If you can get a copy of the super rare Peel Sessions its a good listen


I have this and it is wicked.

There's a blinding version of the Sun City Girls' 'Estoterica from Abyssinia'(is that the title?) on this album.

I've saw them live around 93-94 and they totally spun my conception of music around.

Apistogramma is a good album, too.
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Postby Chapter Two on Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:31 am

I've never heard a record but they played here in about 91 / 92 and melted my brain. They were absolutely awesome.

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Postby Pure L on Fri Sep 08, 2006 2:10 am

The song on the Dutch East India compilation...........what was that?

not crap!! That was a great compilation too.
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Postby mackro on Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:28 am

mild bias, as I was friends with these guys when Glen Galloway was the band leader and were still in San Diego. They happily drove up to O.C. to play live on my radio show a few times, which is far more than I could have asked for... I like all the records, but admittedly, I always go back to the Glen albums like Of Thick Tum, Spasm Smash, Godspeed The Punchline, the Peel Sessions disc, and the singles comp.

These guys wore their Thinking Fellers, Sun City Girls, and Boredoms influences on their sleeves.. and they love basketball.

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Postby sunlore on Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:28 am

There was a time when thought TW was my favorite band, ever. Now I just stick to saying they're my favorite band from that day and age.

I like everything about them, including the fact that they only played half hour shows. If were asked to point out one example of a song that is "anthemic" to me, I would say "The Aroma of Gina Arnold". That is as much ridiculous as it is true. Even in the case that up to a few months ago I had no idea who the hell Gina Arnold is.

I haven't read up on them for years, but I got that singles comp.

Brilliant, brilliant band. Not crap.
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Postby atnight on Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:26 pm

Preaching to the crowd here it seems. Not crap by a mile. Any band whose bass player learns all the weird ass guitar parts somehow after the original guitarist left to 'get his god on' is pretty impressive.

I saw them in Harrisonburg, VA, early to mid nineties as a three piece with no bass.

One of the best live performances I've witnessed. I may have been the only one in the crowd that knew any songs, but everyone (even the hippies at the bar) were mesmerized after just a few numbers.
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Postby mackro on Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:45 pm

I caught Trumans play a last-minute-booked show at the Sunset Tavern in Seattle in late 2004 opening for Morris Tepper (ex-Captain Beefheart)... It was the three still.

Kevin Branstetter lives in Paris with his wife, and has a job as an English sports announcer there, mainly for basketball.. or had one... he comes back to Portland (where the band moved to circia 1995 or so) once every year or so to record a new album. Sometimes, Glen reunites too.. Fragment Of A Lucky Break was such an album. Actually, this one and the self-titled album which followed are probably the band's best albums since Godspeed The Punchline.

Also, for the record, Glen didn't "find" God... he's always been with God. He just wasn't explicit about it when he was running Trumans Water, and decided to do so when he started Soul-Junk.
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Postby sunlore on Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:49 pm

I'm just going to give this the annual bump.

I was listening to the Peel Session version of "Long End Of A Firearm," which is beyond riveting. Jesus.

What's weird is that they always talked about Pavement as their main influence, a band I never cared about. And I was CAH-RAZY for these Trumans Waters.

CAH-RAZY.

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Best band out of the 1990's.
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Postby Dr. O' Nothing on Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:36 am

GODSPEED THE PUNCHLINE!
I think they got a little lazy and too sloppy later on in the 'Fragments' and post-Fragments era, but Punchline, Spasm Smash and ah shit i forget the name of the one with the green border, anyway its great.
some dada-brat-punk at its finest.
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Postby RSMurphy on Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:29 pm

One of my favorite bands.
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Postby Awesome_Komodo on Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:54 pm

RSMurphy wrote:One of my favorite bands.
...and they should be.

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Re: Band: Trumans Water

Postby vogelscheuche on Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:01 pm

saw them, heard their records. didn't get it at all.
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Re: Band: Trumans Water

Postby Trey on Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:48 am

Love them like no other. Only saw them once, around '93. Opening for Polvo in Orlando. This was the infamous "Shaq" show.
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