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Old 08-27-2006, 07:56 PM   #16
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for those that don't know The Hold Steady (and wand to)... in my LJ I uploaded 20 songs of different bands, one of them is a Hold Steady song
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I've been trying to hold steady and let you kids do the leg-work for me and prove that good taste really does exist, but a man can only wait so long. So, with no further delay, I yet again follow the 'Fork's lead...

Go here: Boys and Girls in America

Please register and, if you do, please make sure to list li'l ol' me as your referral person. They call me Back In Blackbeard around those parts. Holla. Only one more month and we get to find out how a resurrection really feels...!!!!!
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Got this in my inbox the other day with the subject heading, "T MINUS 24":

I think it's safe to say we are locked and loaded here people. 24 days until The Hold Steady's Boys And Girls In America Tour is unleashed on this North American land mass. I know I speak for all parties involved when I say we are looking forward to this tour like none other. When we roll into town, that tent better be up because the healing is about to commence. Get it on ice and prepare to be
saved. We're coming.

- Tad

Keep getting xxx-cited, kids. Or, you know, at least finally start to pretend to, for my sake...
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"Southtown Girls"



Woo WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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u2popmofo, I have no idea how much time you spent in Japan, but I've only been here for a month. Do you know how one goes about keeping up with the indie music scene(s), around these parts? Like, I wouldn't even know where to go to find out where and when shows are, let alone to find out how to get tickets (which I also don't know anything about).

Sorry for the slow reply, I completely forgot about this thread!

I was in Japan for 2 years (97-99), honestly I didn't listen to much music during that time and I didn't visit any cd stores other than big chain-types for the most part. I was at the height of my U2-worship phase at the time, so I didn't care about much other than that. I've only been back once since then, and I didn't have time to do any music shopping at the time.

Not sure how long you're going to be there, but there's an amazingly big music festival in summer called the Fuji Rock Festival. It usually has some good foreign acts, as you can see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuji_Rock_Festival
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1) I`ve been listening to it for several days, now, and I am proud to report that Boys and Girls in America is absolutely, without a single doubt, the best record of the year. So far. Any dumb bastard who tells you otherwise is either an emotionless, cold, evil robot or somebody who doesn`t know what music is. I was right, motherfuckers! Own up! Fucking. INCREDIBLE.

2) I got a PM from Tad Kubler (lead guitarist of The Hold Steady, bass player from LftrPllr, all-around cool dude) on the Forum at www.boysandgirlsinamerica.com, which inherently makes me the coolest person in the world.

3) u2popmofo, I know about the festival. It was way too fucking expensive for me, and some of my co-workers stumbled into free tickets when it was too late to let me know. I was pissed, but it`s all good. In reality, 99% of the bands there weren`t for me at all. It just would have been a nice way to re-connect with something resembling (even vaguely) home.
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Consider this thread resurrected, kids. This is how it really feels...

I'll say it yet again: album of the year, so far. And it's pretty obvious that nothing will top it. For the first time since their naming U2 the band of the '80s, Rolling Stone pre-release ramblings were justified. Pay no attention to their typically bland review and recall that the same magazine gave Tunnel of Love five stars. Believe the hype, not the analysis thereof. Once you're done with that, love this album like nothing else. It's more than that good, yo.
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If any of you guys would like to write a 400-450 word formal review of the new Hold Steady, please email me.
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I read the Pitchfork review earlier today, I haven't listened to it yet... damn school!

I knew you were going to be pleased
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Because of all the hype yous guys and Pitchwhork have given it, I picked this up with The Decemberists yesterday.

Only listened to the first half, but it's pretty rocking and enjoyable stuff. Oddly enough, i think Chips Ahoy! is my least favorite so far and it's the "single", isn't it?
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It's pretty good for what it is. Nothing groundbreaking, but it's a good bar band record.

Singer's voice could be a bit stronger, though.
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It's pretty sketchy, but here's the video for "Chips Ahoy!" if anybody is interested in giving it a try:

http://www.aolmusicindie.com/2006/10...00050000000039

I can't say that I approve, but trust me! THE ALBUM IS STILL AWESOME!!!!!
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I work at a campus/community radio station here in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (www.umfm.com) - we just got the album in so I played a couple of tracks last weekend - it sounds great!!!
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Well, I decided to believe the hype and picked this up the day it came out. I've been enjoying it even more than I thought I would.

I'm definitely hearing some Springsteen influence, which certainly isn't a bad thing for this type of band. I was surprised they were on Vagrant Records at first, but after a few listens, I think this is in many ways a "punk record" at least in feeling.

My favs right now are probably Stuck Between Stations, Hot Soft Light, First Night, You Can Make Him Like You, and Massive Nights. First Night is easily the stand out for me, I dig the "boys and girls in America" part quite a bit.
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