The board's server will undergo upgrade maintenance tonight, Nov 5, 2014, beginning approximately around 10 PM ET. Prepare for some possible down time during this process.
FAQ    Search

Board index » Word on the Street » Other Bands




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 140 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: & Pavement & Jicks & Spiral Stairs & School of Industry
PostPosted: Thu July 26, 2018 9:30 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Future Drummer
 Profile

Joined: Tue February 12, 2013 5:03 pm
Posts: 3148
i'm considering brightening this thread's corners


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: & Pavement & Jicks & Spiral Stairs & School of Industry
PostPosted: Thu July 26, 2018 9:30 pm 
Offline
User avatar
I've been POOSSTTIiiEEnngeeaahh
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 11:28 pm
Posts: 10001
Location: Space City
--- wrote:
i'm considering brightening this thread's corners

I don't always miss Alex, but when I do, it's in threads like this one.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: & Pavement & Jicks & Spiral Stairs & School of Industry
PostPosted: Thu July 26, 2018 9:34 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Future Drummer
 Profile

Joined: Tue February 12, 2013 5:03 pm
Posts: 3148
washing machine wrote:
--- wrote:
i'm considering brightening this thread's corners

I don't always miss Alex, but when I do, it's in threads like this one.

what if i told you the last two minutes and twenty-six seconds are the first two minutes and twenty-six seconds i've ever dedicated to these luscious jicks licks


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: & Pavement & Jicks & Spiral Stairs & School of Industry
PostPosted: Thu July 26, 2018 9:39 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Rank This Poster
 Profile

Joined: Mon March 18, 2013 11:48 pm
Posts: 4054
I didn't go.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: & Pavement & Jicks & Spiral Stairs & School of Industry
PostPosted: Thu July 26, 2018 9:47 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Future Drummer
 Profile

Joined: Tue February 12, 2013 5:03 pm
Posts: 3148
boy this spate of jangly malkmusian earworms is galloping through my brain like a verlander four-seamer loosed on an overmatched 9-hole hitter


Last edited by --- on Thu July 26, 2018 9:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 
 Post subject: Re: & Pavement & Jicks & Spiral Stairs & School of Industry
PostPosted: Thu July 26, 2018 9:47 pm 
Offline
User avatar
I've been POOSSTTIiiEEnngeeaahh
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 11:28 pm
Posts: 10001
Location: Space City
--- wrote:
washing machine wrote:
--- wrote:
i'm considering brightening this thread's corners

I don't always miss Alex, but when I do, it's in threads like this one.

what if i told you the last two minutes and twenty-six seconds are the first two minutes and twenty-six seconds i've ever dedicated to these luscious jicks licks

Hopes are harnessing


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: & Pavement & Jicks & Spiral Stairs & School of Industry
PostPosted: Thu July 26, 2018 9:49 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Future Drummer
 Profile

Joined: Tue February 12, 2013 5:03 pm
Posts: 3148
washing machine wrote:

:thumbsup:


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: & Pavement & Jicks & Spiral Stairs & School of Industry
PostPosted: Fri July 27, 2018 5:49 am 
Offline
User avatar
I've been POOSSTTIiiEEnngeeaahh
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 11:28 pm
Posts: 10001
Location: Space City
run2death wrote:
I didn't go.

You’re either a HUGE spiral fan or an idiot or a family man with limited time or all three. That was a fantastic show...and Malkmus had less than 25% to do with it.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: & Pavement & Jicks & Spiral Stairs & School of Industry
PostPosted: Fri July 27, 2018 5:50 am 
Offline
User avatar
I've been POOSSTTIiiEEnngeeaahh
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 11:28 pm
Posts: 10001
Location: Space City
That was meant for PM. Sorry not sorry, r2d (and mods.)


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: & Pavement & Jicks & Spiral Stairs & School of Industry
PostPosted: Fri July 27, 2018 9:55 pm 
Offline
User avatar
I've been POOSSTTIiiEEnngeeaahh
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 11:28 pm
Posts: 10001
Location: Space City
Tier One Jicks, ranked
1. Mirror Traffic
2. Real Emotional Trash
3. Sparkle Hard
4. Wig Out at Jagbags

Tier Two
1. Face The Truth
2. S/T
3. Pig Lib

I see a trend forming here. I also think Pavement's late-era work is the best in their catalog.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Jick Talk
PostPosted: Sat July 28, 2018 12:15 am 
Offline
User avatar
Rank This Poster
 Profile

Joined: Mon March 18, 2013 11:48 pm
Posts: 4054
I just prefer the ramshackled greatness of early Pavement over the tepid melodies of TT and SM's solo stuff.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Jick Talk
PostPosted: Mon July 30, 2018 6:21 pm 
Offline
User avatar
I've been POOSSTTIiiEEnngeeaahh
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 11:28 pm
Posts: 10001
Location: Space City
run2death wrote:
I just prefer the ramshackled greatness of early Pavement over the tepid melodies of TT and SM's solo stuff.

I can get that. Truthfully, you're the only fan of these musicians on this board who engages me with any regularity so I'm always hoping you'll turn around on this issue. Then that we can chat over and over again about how no song on Mirror Traffic is less than near perfect and it all flows so well together.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: & Pavement & Jicks & Spiral Stairs & School of Industry
PostPosted: Mon July 30, 2018 6:56 pm 
Offline
A Return To Form
 Profile

Joined: Fri June 24, 2016 2:49 pm
Posts: 159
washing machine wrote:
Tier One Jicks, ranked
1. Mirror Traffic
2. Real Emotional Trash
3. Sparkle Hard
4. Wig Out at Jagbags

Tier Two
1. Face The Truth
2. S/T
3. Pig Lib

I see a trend forming here. I also think Pavement's late-era work is the best in their catalog.

damn....Face the Truth and Pig Lib are tier two? I absolutely adore those albums, though I've given them many more listens than the ones you have in tier one - save Sparkle Hard.

I will agree that late-era Pavement is their best stuff - Brighten the Corners being the standout for me.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Jick Talk
PostPosted: Mon July 30, 2018 7:01 pm 
Offline
A Return To Form
 Profile

Joined: Fri June 24, 2016 2:49 pm
Posts: 159
Additionally, I saw SM & the Jicks in Tulsa the other night, and it was great. It was my first time seeing them, and it was hard - for everyone there - to not focus entirely on Malkmus. It made me wish I would've seen Pavement when they were together. Dude is just a solid performer.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Jick Talk
PostPosted: Mon July 30, 2018 7:19 pm 
Offline
User avatar
I've been POOSSTTIiiEEnngeeaahh
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 11:28 pm
Posts: 10001
Location: Space City
dad wrote:
Additionally, I saw SM & the Jicks in Tulsa the other night, and it was great. It was my first time seeing them, and it was hard - for everyone there - to not focus entirely on Malkmus. It made me wish I would've seen Pavement when they were together. Dude is just a solid performer.

I was standing directly in front of Mike Clark's keyboard. That made it easy to focus on the band. That light show was pretty great, yeah?


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: & Pavement & Jicks & Spiral Stairs & School of Industry
PostPosted: Mon July 30, 2018 7:23 pm 
Offline
User avatar
I've been POOSSTTIiiEEnngeeaahh
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 11:28 pm
Posts: 10001
Location: Space City
dad wrote:
washing machine wrote:
Tier One Jicks, ranked
1. Mirror Traffic
2. Real Emotional Trash
3. Sparkle Hard
4. Wig Out at Jagbags

Tier Two
1. Face The Truth
2. S/T
3. Pig Lib

I see a trend forming here. I also think Pavement's late-era work is the best in their catalog.

damn....Face the Truth and Pig Lib are tier two? I absolutely adore those albums, though I've given them many more listens than the ones you have in tier one - save Sparkle Hard.

I will agree that late-era Pavement is their best stuff - Brighten the Corners being the standout for me.

In general I don't listen to near as much music as I used to, so keep that in mind when I say this. It might shed some light on what I look for in Malkmus's music nowadays:

Pig Lib is jammy and uneven. I consider it the Wowee Zowee of the Jicks catalog without Wowee Zowee's high points and era-defining charm. Some of the songs on Face the Truth are incredible ("It Kills" was a highlight of the Houston show), and others are awkward and (also) uneven for me. Those albums are both fun as hell, but it wasn't really until SM settled in with this current batch of Jicks that I think he really found his stride. Anything in the top tier for me is there because they are all full of full fledged songs and melodies. Something I crave more and more as I grow older.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Jick Talk
PostPosted: Mon July 30, 2018 7:27 pm 
Offline
A Return To Form
 Profile

Joined: Fri June 24, 2016 2:49 pm
Posts: 159
washing machine wrote:
dad wrote:
Additionally, I saw SM & the Jicks in Tulsa the other night, and it was great. It was my first time seeing them, and it was hard - for everyone there - to not focus entirely on Malkmus. It made me wish I would've seen Pavement when they were together. Dude is just a solid performer.

I was standing directly in front of Mike Clark's keyboard. That made it easy to focus on the band. That light show was pretty great, yeah?

oh shit...my wife and I were standing in front of him as well. I'll be honest, I didn't pay nearly as much attention to the lights as I did when we saw Pedro the Lion at the same venue back in February.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: & Pavement & Jicks & Spiral Stairs & School of Industry
PostPosted: Mon July 30, 2018 7:31 pm 
Offline
A Return To Form
 Profile

Joined: Fri June 24, 2016 2:49 pm
Posts: 159
washing machine wrote:
dad wrote:
washing machine wrote:
Tier One Jicks, ranked
1. Mirror Traffic
2. Real Emotional Trash
3. Sparkle Hard
4. Wig Out at Jagbags

Tier Two
1. Face The Truth
2. S/T
3. Pig Lib

I see a trend forming here. I also think Pavement's late-era work is the best in their catalog.

damn....Face the Truth and Pig Lib are tier two? I absolutely adore those albums, though I've given them many more listens than the ones you have in tier one - save Sparkle Hard.

I will agree that late-era Pavement is their best stuff - Brighten the Corners being the standout for me.

In general I don't listen to near as much music as I used to, so keep that in mind when I say this. It might shed some light on what I look for in Malkmus's music nowadays:

Pig Lib is jammy and uneven. I consider it the Wowee Zowee of the Jicks catalog without Wowee Zowee's high points and era-defining charm. Some of the songs on Face the Truth are incredible ("It Kills" was a highlight of the Houston show), and others are awkward and (also) uneven for me. Those albums are both fun as hell, but it wasn't really until SM settled in with this current batch of Jicks that I think he really found his stride. Anything in the top tier for me is there because they are all full of full fledged songs and melodies. Something I crave more and more as I grow older.

I would've loved to have seen them play anything from Face the Truth - being partial to Freeze the Saints and No More Shoes - and I felt kinda robbed only getting one from Pig Lib. I'll revisit Mirror Traffic though, along with your other top tier choices.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Jick Talk
PostPosted: Mon July 30, 2018 7:34 pm 
Offline
User avatar
I've been POOSSTTIiiEEnngeeaahh
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 11:28 pm
Posts: 10001
Location: Space City
dad wrote:
washing machine wrote:
dad wrote:
Additionally, I saw SM & the Jicks in Tulsa the other night, and it was great. It was my first time seeing them, and it was hard - for everyone there - to not focus entirely on Malkmus. It made me wish I would've seen Pavement when they were together. Dude is just a solid performer.

I was standing directly in front of Mike Clark's keyboard. That made it easy to focus on the band. That light show was pretty great, yeah?

oh shit...my wife and I were standing in front of him as well. I'll be honest, I didn't pay nearly as much attention to the lights as I did when we saw Pedro the Lion at the same venue back in February.

There wasn't much to it, but they nailed the vibe. Pink Floyd circa 1966.



Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Jick Talk
PostPosted: Mon July 30, 2018 7:49 pm 
Offline
A Return To Form
 Profile

Joined: Fri June 24, 2016 2:49 pm
Posts: 159
washing machine wrote:
dad wrote:
washing machine wrote:
dad wrote:
Additionally, I saw SM & the Jicks in Tulsa the other night, and it was great. It was my first time seeing them, and it was hard - for everyone there - to not focus entirely on Malkmus. It made me wish I would've seen Pavement when they were together. Dude is just a solid performer.

I was standing directly in front of Mike Clark's keyboard. That made it easy to focus on the band. That light show was pretty great, yeah?

oh shit...my wife and I were standing in front of him as well. I'll be honest, I didn't pay nearly as much attention to the lights as I did when we saw Pedro the Lion at the same venue back in February.

There wasn't much to it, but they nailed the vibe. Pink Floyd circa 1966.


:thumbsup:

Listening to Mirror Traffic now.


Top
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 140 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next

Board index » Word on the Street » Other Bands


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
It is currently Sat October 20, 2018 7:05 am