Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Firky, Oct 2, 2012.
Anyone going to see them in london in april?
Not this time. I don't like the Hammersmith thingy as a venue. Will catch some of the band members at the Barbican on the 31st March for 'We have an anchor' Film by Jem Cohen.
Its at sherpherds bush i think
Sorry You're right, but I don't like that venue either. The last time I saw was at the Troxy which was nice.
can't wait to see them in april
Have tickets to their London and Manchester gigs in April, PLUS today booked for their Roundhouse gig in June. I'm a Godspeed junkie
Ive got a ticket for Manchester.The Albert Hall is a great venue that promises so much but every time I've been it's been over sold and has a high ratio of twats......and Joanna Gruesome are playing at Islington Mill. I'm hoping it's possible to do both.
Godspeed were monumental at the Roundhouse last night - an absolute joy to behold. I think I've seen them 5 times and this was the finest - no doubt....
I really wanted to enjoy it last night, but I couldn't I just felt they were off. The songs seemed slower than on record. Maybe I'm getting old but this will always be my favourite GY!BE gig Roisin Dubh , Galway, 2000.
new album is on you tube already, its amazing these bands make any money at all really. on first listen it sounds pretty much as you would expect it to, which suits me fine. they're also playing in the uk in october, but i can't afford it (or nick cave, or the unthanks. bah!)
Alternatively you can listen here: First Listen: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, 'Luciferian Towers' - presumably with Godspeed's endorsement.
Sounds pretty fucking good to me
I'd also love to go see them next month - but the gig in Brighton is 30 quid!
Okay. I'm very confused how I could have lived to the elderly side of middle age, with a lifetime preference for vocal-free music, and never have come across this wonderful band before.
You've got some catching up to do! Yanqui Uxo is my personal favourite album.
Have to admit I'm missing some of the instrumentation, but I'm pleased with the extra brass.
Just listening to that now, and yes, it's great.
And they are back at the Troxy at the end of October. I might go to that.
Like the brass/flute, like the final track and the drony ones but 'bosses hang' doesn't do it for me yet. I agree with the above comment, I think the breadth of the sound has been sacrificed a little in favour of power. Still, it's a GYBE! record. There's nothing not to like about that.
At the risk of amusing Butchersapron even further, and after several cycles through the back catalogue, I have to go for F# A# [infinity]. And then Lift Your Skinny Fists.
E2A - those positions could perhaps be reversed, though.
Also. Presumably Spartwurzel's issue is that GYBE are a political band, one which is very much on his side, and very much not on mine. Any proper response to that, and the larger questions about artists and their intentions that it raises, would need a separate thread. It's not cut and dried; I remain a fan of Wagner, I feel sorry for devotees of the Smiths now shamed by Morrisey. But surely the lack of vocals, and the musical brilliance, makes GYBE's leanings far less relevant to their appeal than if they were first and foremost lyrics merchants.
the first three records are my favourite. Haven't seen them live for a good while, but they were wonderful everytime I have seen them live.
Silas Loom - you now have all the related bands to work through as well
Goodness. Tell me more.
A Silver Mt. Zion is the best of them IMO (I prefer them to Godspeed tbh)
And then move on to Do Make Say Think - probably my favourite from the Constellation label. First album not so much but then Goodbye Enemy Airship the Landlord is Dead from 2000 is an absolute belter and they've been consistently excellent ever since. The new album out this year, Stubborn Persistent Illusions is fantastic. Amazing live band too.... not seen them in a good few years though, been a while since they played in the UK I think...
Esmerine. Cello/drums combo. Beautiful stuff.
New album hasn't grabbed me. It's ok, but doesn't feel any better than that.
Most bands on there have some relation to Godspeed. Fly pan am were belters. As were Set fire to flames though not on CST.
yeah, me too!
Et Sans were excellent imo. ASMZ were one of the best live experienced I've ever had.
I fell for Silver Mt Zion (and all it's iterations!) long before Godspeed clicked for me - I love that their last album (Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything) is their most accessible and also one of their best!
None of the spin-offs have quite the heft of the first three GSYBE albums, though.
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