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Old 04-23-2006, 03:36 AM   #361
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Locust is a cool song. I just got my signed copies of ULTC yesterday -- the ones MWP was supposed to package and mail out himself (gotta make the man work! ). I got a little note from MWP too.

Oh! and Marty has a Myspace page, complete with blog. It's here:
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...endID=70894428

Kind of fun to read so far. Almost all what he's listening to and musical recomendations. I wonder if he'll rant too?
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have heard 2 tracks so far on local station 3d (it has entered there top 20 this week) i thought one song was boring actually thought it was a church wannabe band until i listened closer and knew it could only be killbee...the other song was brilliant maainly because it sounded quite like and you r bird can sing from the beatles revolver album....ssorry this is rushed must go byeeeee

Ack! You didn't say "Let's go for a walk, Doris" did you?

If that makes no sense read this.

I laughed my ass off.
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And what's this about grape juice?? Doesn't he know the best is fermented????
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For the many fans of this thread...ok, for blueeyedgirl and reptile, I found this 2004 interview with Steve (and Tim a little bit in the background). It's a bit different as he tells a bit about how the songs (specifically Reversal in this case) were developed for Forget Yourself. During the interview snippets of bass, guitars, drums and other percussion, and vocals are played seperately. Kinda cool.

For this link you must scroll about 2/3's of the way down the page.

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So ok where do I start if I want to check out The Church?
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Page 1 of this thread would be a good place to start!
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True just at 2.40 in the morning I don't usually think that logically
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So ok where do I start if I want to check out The Church?
Well, you certainly can read this thread. There is loads of info here, although some may be a bit on the trivia side (still it's fun).

However, if you want brief, but fairly unbiased reviews of their albums I find All Music Guide to be fairly good. Click here for main albums You might also want to check out the reviews of the compilations (you will see the tab for them when you go to the main albums page). I don't agree with all their reviews, but they aren't bad overall.

The band and each member now have Myspace sites, so you can hear a few songs there. Of course the Church site is pushing their two newest albums, so you won't get their more well known work. Here are some links:

The Church

Steve Kilbey (I have the painting used as his avatar. It's titled Self Portrait -- Absinthe)

Marty Willson-Piper

As for albums I would recommend -- Starfish is always good. It has their most popular song "Under The Milky Way" which I still love, and is generally reasonably available. One of the best ofs can be good also -- there is a US release called Under The Milky Way: The Best of The Church and an Aussie released titled Best of The Church (real imaginative, eh? ). Either one is ok, but both miss the past decade.

Anyway that should give you enough to get started.
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Danke schon Indra*bows*....the music stores round here are pretty good, will give a quick look around tomorrow...I may start with the Starfish album...i prefer beginning with albums rather than a compilation.
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Danke schon Indra*bows*....the music stores round here are pretty good, will give a quick look around tomorrow...I may start with the Starfish album...i prefer beginning with albums rather than a compilation.
I agree with you on compilations generally. I've been a Church fan for 18 years and I only have a couple of compilations of their (neither of the best ofs ). I think you get a better feel for a band by listening to one or more of their albums in full.

Heyday is also a very cool album, and I do really like their newest release Uninvited, Like The Clouds. I think any of them could work well for a newbie.

I'll be interested to know what you think of them (even if you hate 'em ).
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Not really a question about The Church, but I heard "Under The Milky Way" on the radio a few weeks ago and thought of you indra.
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Just curious Indra, did you write the wikipedia article on The Church? Definitely one of the longest band write ups I have seen on that site.
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Just curious Indra, did you write the wikipedia article on The Church? Definitely one of the longest band write ups I have seen on that site.
Nope, I [i]am[/i[ really good at blathering on (and on and on ) about the band, but it wasn't me.

It is a long, involved write up, isn't it?

It was written by two German Church fans for the German Wikipedia site and then these same two fans translated what they wrote into English. It was proofread by a couple of native English speakers, so most of the awkwardness a translation has was eliminated.
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I'm on my second listen of Starfish and i'm really enjoying it!
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I'm on my second listen of Starfish and i'm really enjoying it!


It's a good album.


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Not really a question about The Church, but I heard "Under The Milky Way" on the radio a few weeks ago and thought of you indra.


A few years ago a couple of us were chatting online with SK and another fan mentioned he'd heard UTMW on the radio that day or a couple of days before. SK typed in "another 2 cents in olde sks bank account." Made me laugh. And now whenever someone tells me they heard a Church song on the radio, I think "aha! another cent or two in olde SK's bank account!" Always makes me smile.
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