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Old 11-04-2008, 05:07 PM   #256
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I wonder if they played near me this year and I missed them because they had not yet returned to my radar.
that happened to me
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:11 PM   #257
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I wonder if they played near me this year and I missed them because they had not yet returned to my radar.

My secret desires of keeping people I like less known have only to do with me getting a good seat at the show. It's all about me.
They played SLC, so it's possible.

Joyful = self-centered music fan?
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:19 PM   #258
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:29 PM   #259
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I can certainly understand the desire to see a band in a smaller venue and actually be able to see, but it can also be a negative thing. Idlewild played here the winter after they had done shows opening for both REM and U2 in Europe, there were about 30 people in attendance. I was directly front and center by the stage, spoke with most of the band after the show, got autographs, etc. Unfortunately for me, they mentioned it as one of the lowlights of the tour and I'm assuming they'll never come back here again.

The Elbow show here had a decent amount of people at it, but it was sparse enough that my friend and I got seats that look over the crowds head and can see the stage perfectly. I couldn't have asked for better, and they seemed to have a good time as well. Utah is somehow becoming a decent place for music.
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:46 PM   #260
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I had a similar experience with Damien Rice. I can't see Elbow coming to NM and even if I had seen them in Denver, I would have had the best seats. So I enjoy those times when they happen but like you, I don't expect to see those bands come back. A lot of people have trouble singing at a high altitude, too. So we're off the beaten path, they have to work harder to sing, and then hardly anyone ever sells out.
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When I listen to them I feel like they should be huge but I'm secretly glad they aren't.
I totally agree. I have told a lot of people about them, but I kind of like them not being huge, especially the looks people give you when you tell them one of your favorite bands is called Elbow
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:08 PM   #262
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At any rate I think they need a bigger tour in the US in support of Seldom Seen Kid, such as coming to Boston.
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:38 AM   #263
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I'd probably come up with a really lame band name if I had to, but I really don't get why anyone would want to name their band "Elbow". I'm not surprised if the name does put off a lot of people who don't know their music.

I can't really imagine them getting huge to be honest; maybe because IMO there's something really unassuming about their music.
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:20 AM   #264
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I've never thought about the name "Elbow" as being weird for a second. They all sound silly if you stop and think about it, so I don't.
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It is an awful band name, as I rudely pointed out earlier in the thread...but that doesn't really matter does it? No it doesn't.

Anyway, I buckled under the pressure of my own desires and listened to Seldom Seen Kid just now. It really is a gorgeous album. I think I find the singer's voice to be the most appealing aspect of the band. I'm a sucker for the British accent and I like how this guy's accent is clearly audible when he sings. He's got impressive pipes.

It's a soothing album, cool stuff, I'm glad I listened to it. It was strange, though, because the opening track seriously put me off. As I was listening to that one I thought "uh oh I'm not going to like this" but things immediately started to change in the Elbow's favor and by the end of the album I was totally satisfied.
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I don't like Starlings very much either, as i have said before, those blaring horns are off-putting
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:03 PM   #267
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I dig Elbow. Cast of Thousands is definitely my least favorite of their albums.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:09 PM   #268
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I've come to appreciate COT more lately...

Ribcage, Fallen Angel, Fugitive Motel, Switching Off, Not A Job, I've Got Your Number and Buttons And Zips are all good tunes...
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COT is excellent, but not many list it as their favorite. Also, I love "Starlings", its a great opener, but "Any Day Now" is their best first track for me.
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Fugitive Motel is the best song off COT, I think.

Any Day Now is awesome, as is Powder Blue - definitely my two favorites off of Asleep In the Back.
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