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Band: Rex

Postby stewie on Thu Nov 11, 2004 10:59 pm

I really, really miss this band.

I was listening to "C" tonight and it reminded me of 1997: leaving college, getting my first real job and mail-ordering their "Waltz" EP from Southern records because I couldn't find it anywhere.

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Postby djimbe on Sat Nov 13, 2004 9:24 am

Not crap. Fortunately, what's left over from Rex is here in Chicago, and I get to see, hang out with, and make music with one of 'em on a regular basis. No way that could be crap...
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Postby Angry_Dragon on Sat Nov 13, 2004 1:24 pm

Go to www.allmusic.com and tell me if you're seeing a picture of Pantera too.
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Postby The Tyke on Mon Nov 15, 2004 1:36 pm

Angry_Dragon wrote:Go to www.allmusic.com and tell me if you're seeing a picture of Pantera too.


Ha! Yeah, cowboys from hell.

Pulled out "C" yesterday because of this thread.

Rex = Not crap
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Postby slowriot on Fri Jun 23, 2006 8:27 pm

i just found an import copy of the self-titled Rex album last night for $3 and i'm loving it. how it took so long to listen to them is beyond me. so good.
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Postby 154 on Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:32 am

that first record is pretty good, but quite possibly the worst recording ever.
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Postby Trey on Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:03 am

ah. i saw Rex do an instore in houston with the Grifters. this was around the time of waltz, and around the time i still played around with pyschedelic fungi. very memorable show for me. next time i saw Rex was at a bigger club, they came out and singer said, "this song's called 'double dog dare'". they then proceeded to play a flawless and inspired version of 'wish you were here.' good shit.
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Postby Adam CR on Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:04 am

When I first moved to London (discounting my Uni years) I shared a flat with some other band-types and we listened to what must have been Rex's first record in the kitchen at least once a day for at least 6 months.

I can't remember any of the tracks, but I remember thinking it was great.

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Postby Argyreia Nervosa on Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:38 pm

I think Rex is criminally overlooked. They had some great albums and Curtis Harvey has an amazing voice.

I just found out he went on to be in the band Pullman, so I'm going to have to check them out for sure.

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Postby Ernest on Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:40 pm

I miss their music.
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Postby Tuolumne on Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:12 am

Skronk wrote:I miss their music.

I was just thinking this yesterday. So I listened to C, which I almost never tire of.

Reunite, Rex!
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Postby BadComrade on Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:57 am

I have an album or two, and a 7" or two.

I saw them a couple times (once with The Grifters).

I liked that Ditch Digger song or whatever it was called. I haven't listened to them in like, 10 years. I guess I should.

Not crap from what I remember, but not memorable enough for me to want to hear them in the last 10 years either. Probably better than 80% of every band of their caliber that are around today, though.
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Postby Jeremy B on Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:46 pm

NOT CRAP.


Sometimes they dragged, but when they were on, and when they let Doug stretch out like on "New Son," the results were incredible.

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Postby Tree on Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:58 pm

oucheh wrote:NOT CRAP.


Sometimes they dragged, but when they were on, and when they let Doug stretch out like on "New Son," the results were incredible.

Tree, where are you at?

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Right here, buddy. I am working on a Winter mix CD for friends this Christmas and was trying think of good Winter bands. Thank you, Jeremy.

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Re: Band: Rex

Postby Get dog costumes on Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:07 pm

Ten Years' Bump

Has anyone heard "Leak through" / "Pour down" [discogs]? I just read about it on Scaruffi and would like to hear it. Looks like Bubble Core put it out, and had the first track on their "Music for Listening to" comp, but I don't have access to that either.
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Re: Band: Rex

Postby djimbe on Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:08 pm

Get dog costumes wrote:Ten Years' Bump


Thanks for the memories! Crazy it's been that long on this thread. I recently heard from Phil who is doing great and out in the PNW now. Duck farming, among other crazy pursuits. Now I wanna pull out C too. I remember when Bundy brought the first pressings to my buddy Ben's so we could all listen for the first time. It was a day or two before the release show, which was Rex opening for June of 44 at Lounge Ax.
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Re: Band: Rex

Postby Mason on Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:00 am

Their best moments are some of my favourite bits of music ever.

I should seek out that Loftus record. There were elements of Rex that always reminded me of Red Red Meat and vice versa—makes sense that they could work together.
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Re: Band: Rex

Postby Dave N. on Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:12 pm

Love the first album and Waltz. Never owned C, for some reason. Saw them at Stinkweeds in AZ with June Of 44, and they were great. That first album was on heavy rotation when I lived in Tucson. Makes me think of swamp-cooled air and stale tortillas. Not crap!
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