Gazin’ III!


Glyph is worse than some and better than others. He believes that life is just one damned thing after another, that only pop music can save us now, and that mercy is the mark of a great man (but he's just all right). Nothing he writes here should be taken as an indication that he knows anything about anything.

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  1. krogerfoot says:

    Speaking of bad band names, Asobi Seksu is in a class by itself. It’s crass and witless, an offense compounded by their dainty yet lifeless imitation of noisepop music. I hate to think of myself as a hater, but Asobi Seksu’s existence confounds me.Report

  2. krogerfoot says:

    That Mogwai video was great. Most artists would be well advised to stay clear of stock footage of nuclear bomb tests, but it’s almost as if the band is playing to the video, a la Frank Zappa’s “Baby Snakes.”Report

  3. krogerfoot says:

    I sure hope this post gets some relevant comments to bury my curmudgeonly slagging of AS. They’re terrible, but if I can’t say something nice . . .Report

    • Glyph in reply to krogerfoot says:

      I’m thinking everybody is all reverbed-out. Maybe three installments was too many.

      But who’d I miss?


      • dhex in reply to Glyph says:

        there’s some stuff from the metal end but most of them i don’t enjoy too much re: sunnnnnnnn ooooooooooo)))). or blut aus nord or as i call them blut aus bored. ha ha get it?

        subrosa is worth checking out, i like that one dreamless album, nadja is ok, pyramids is ok…

        servile sect is rueeeaaal good:

        sutekh hexen has moments of being real good punctuated with less so of those moments.

        you’d probably really like the angelic process.

        i really enjoy both yoga and murmurre but they are ahem aquired tastes. they’re also more blackened/weird than gazey though i think the connections are pretty obvious.
        (reincarnate is the bizzness)Report

      • Glyph in reply to Glyph says:

        Yeah, I don’t get the appeal of Sunn O))) either, and I have tried. Which is weird, ‘cos Earth is awesome, and I can’t really articulate the difference. Why is one drone awesome, and another one boring to me? No idea.

        I have a Nadja (Radiance of Shadows, and also a Pyramids collaboration), but I don’t care for it too much.

        Hey, that Angelic Process IS pretty good, thanks! But boy, as with some of the bands I featured above, that is one bad bandname. I guess all the good names are already taken.

        Actually that one, and Servile Sect (is that name a Subway Sect tribute?), along with FSA and Astrobrite, (basically, lo-rez FUZZZZZ) kind of lead into next week’s (non-shoegaze) post.

        Also, this isn’t bad:


  4. Chris says:

    I didn’t know most of these artists, so it took me a while to get through them. I enjoyed the whole series, though. The first two in particular took me back.Report

    • Glyph in reply to Chris says:

      Thanks dude!

      I wish there had been better-quality uploads of the “Sugarcube” and “Tom Courtenay”videos available, but I had to include them anyway because they are great songs and hilarious videos.

      “If you want to write rock lyrics, you will have to learn about…where the Hobbits dwell.”Report

      • Chris in reply to Glyph says:

        Number nothing, Indie Rock Club.Report

      • Glyph in reply to Glyph says:

        I don’t know what’s better – Ira taking an eraser to the noggin for his Lou Reed picture, or getting “busted” smoking a clarinet in the boys’ room. The whole thing is basically a Mr. Show sketch.

        “Don’t forget The Foghat Principle – fourth album should be double live.”Report