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Band: Harvey Milk

Postby Angry_Dragon on Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:29 pm

NOT CRAP

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Postby trilonaut on Wed Feb 09, 2005 11:35 am

heard a track... didn't like. really bad vocals.
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Postby Matthew Taylor on Wed Feb 09, 2005 5:40 pm

trilonaut wrote:heard a track... didn't like. really bad vocals.


Yeah, I saw a work by Cy Twombly I didn't like one time, but all and all I still think he's one fucking hell of a painter.

I loved Harvey Milk.

I think they are one of those bands you either love or just don't get. I had the pleasure of touring with these fine young lads and seeing them play many a night in Athens. Amazing live band, great sense of humor, they poured their huge collective hearts into what they did and it was really beautiful. The My Love Is Higher Than Your Assessment of What My Love Could Be and the Probolkoc single are still two of my favorite things I ever designed. I never got to see them without Paul in the line-up, so I can't attest to the later years, but damn they were fun...
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Postby Bloodjet on Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:38 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWAEyj0r7QE

Edited from over 16 hours of video footage, "Anthem" is a 3 and 1/2 hour live document chronicling possibly the best band from Athens from their first shows in 1993 to their recent stint of reunion gigs in 2005. Shot almost entirely on broadcast quality cameras, "Anthem" is an essential release for fans of the band, or anybody that likes noise with their rock. Package designed by Stephen O'Malley and extensive liner notes written by Chunklet publisher Henry Owings.
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Postby Cranius on Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:08 pm

Listening to Special Wishes at the moment.

Implausibly heavy and S L O W, whilst remaining unexpectedly melodic. Every song seems to take a perverse, yet beautiful turn.

Genre defying, but I'd categorise it as good music.

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Postby Brinkman on Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:49 pm

I have mutiple copies of both Courtesy and Good Will Towards Men and Special Wishes. CGWTM was the best impulse buy of my life. I even love the cracks and pops I've baked I've baked into the damn record through repeated playing.
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Postby timpickens on Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:15 pm

Not Crap.

I'd also recommend the Singles album, it's the first thing I heard of Harvey Milk. Took me more than a few listens to get in to it (to GET it), but it's a damn fine set of songs.
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Postby Surfrider on Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:54 pm

I was just recently introduced to this band and i gotta say it really is heavy as fuck. Love it. Really love it. I've just been listening to 'Courtesy and Good Will Toward Men' and 'Special Wishes'.

If anybody has a spare copy of either of these records on vinyl they don't need, please PM me and i will pay the good money for them.

Thanks.

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Postby slowriot on Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:07 am

i absolutely love harvey milk. normally, that style of singing gets on my nerves, but for some reason i find the voice and the music to be very melodic and at time downright beautiful. "lay my head down" on THE PLEASER is stunning. i've yet to find an album or single of theirs that doesn't bring me immense joy to hear.
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Postby tarandfeathers on Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:54 am

slowriot wrote:normally, that style of singing gets on my nerves


Normally, that style of singing is associated with trying to sound macho and aggressive. Somehow with Harvey Milk that's not the case. Sounds more like desperation to me, haha.

Not crap, no waffles at all. Until fairly recently, (maybe not even until the reunion) it was damn near impossible to find out information on this band. I made a list of releases that I was trying to track down and it seemed like each time I found on, I'd learn about another that I needed. It took me about 6 years to hunt down all the albums and singles. They're the last band I can think of that had that kind of romance and mystery for me. The new record and recent activity have kind of done away with that, but it's a fond memory.
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Postby Jodi S. on Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:26 am

One of these guys was in Seersucker, a band that played at my college who I loved. Also in that band: members of Dirt.

I have been on a HM kick lately, much to the displeasure of the students, who don't get it.

One of the HM guys is part owner of Pies N' Thighs in Brooklyn, which will reopen soonish. Awesome food there.

How could the sum of these factoids ever be crap? They cannot.
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Postby Boombats on Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:01 pm

Are they gay?
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Postby dontfeartheringo on Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:00 pm

burun wrote:One of these guys was in Seersucker

Steven Tanner

Also in that band: members of Dirt.

Allen Page (rest well, brother), also Jennifer Hensley.

One of the HM guys is part owner of Pies N' Thighs in Brooklyn, which will reopen soonish.


Also, Steven Tanner.

Allen Page was in Kick Me with Bill Taft, one of the members of The Jody Grind, which had as its principle singer Kelly Hogan, now back up singer and creative partner for Neko Case.

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Postby tarandfeathers on Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:44 pm

Their original (and current) drummer Paul Trudeau also played drums for Juliana Hatfield, and they have all, IIRC, played with members of REM in other bands at one time or another (maybe that was just live stuff?). One of the great things about this band is how heavy they are without any apparent concern for being metal.
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Postby abcgroupdocumentation on Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:58 pm

don't believe in the vocals. music's good though but the vocals...too much.

it's like the melvins. can't do the vocals.
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Postby Sowley on Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:41 am

There should be a crap/not crap for pies & thighs... biting into that fried chicken is like tasting heaven.
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Postby Bloodjet on Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:55 pm

Here's their performance from the WFMU show at SXSW. Joe Preston plays 2nd guitar and sings backing vocals. Boners for all...
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Postby LBx on Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:43 am

abcgroupdocumentation wrote:the melvins. can't do the vocals


i don't get this. must be a typo...



i'm going to check this band out again. something just didn't click the first time.
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Postby matthewbarnhart on Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:07 pm

I definitely would.

Courtesy would be one of my litmus test albums for potential friendships, if I was still infantile enough to have such things.
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