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FoolofaTook 09-10-2020 04:41 PM


Shadaloo 09-11-2020 01:17 AM

Sadly, also the worst, most pretentious live show I've ever seen

butthurt 09-11-2020 01:39 AM


MyKeyZ 09-11-2020 04:54 AM

They're not bad. Not the best. But I enjoy some of their stuff.

FoolofaTook 09-11-2020 02:54 PM


Originally Posted by Shadaloo (Post 4558839)
Sadly, also the worst, most pretentious live show I've ever seen

what happened? i barely know anything about this band, besides that that one dude is batshit insane.

Shadaloo 09-11-2020 03:50 PM


Originally Posted by FoolofaTook (Post 4558882)
what happened? i barely know anything about this band, besides that that one dude is batshit insane.

Well, for one, the show was held in a shitty techno club. There were like four opening acts and every single one was a Chromatics' member's side project. They ranged from dance music to jangle-pop and they were all totally fucking forgettable and bland and the sum of it lasted three damn hours before Chromatics went on as themselves.

The decor was faux vintage movie posters based on song titles on LED screens, absolutely everywhere. Next to the band, behind the band, all around the merch table (the LPS were at least cheap, I must say), but fuck, between that and the garish neon signs everywhere, the humidity, the venue being filled beyond capacity, I had a serious headache by the end of the night, at like 3:30 AM.

The actual Chromatics set was decentish, as I recall, but everyone seemed really drained and it was not at all worth everything I was putting up with to see them.

The whole thing seemed reeeeeeally self-congratulatory and was terribly off-putting. Not my vibe at all. I'll still check out whatever comes out because I enjoy the tunes, but I'm not attending any further shows.

FoolofaTook 09-11-2020 04:30 PM

Ah that sucks. Too bad it was a shitty experience.

I was pretty impressed that I was able to buy all three of their albums for a buck each. That's pretty cool.

slunken 09-11-2020 07:01 PM

I'm taking consultations

FoolofaTook 09-11-2020 07:07 PM

I don't understand what that means, friend Slunken.

Do you like Chromatics? I love Chromatics!!!


slunken 09-11-2020 07:12 PM

I've been dick-riding Johnny Jewel's work since 2000 with Glass Candy. You can probably find posts by me championing either Night Drive or Kill For Love saying Chromatics are the only modern rock band that matters.

Beatbox by Glass Candy was the album that put him on the map. It came out the same year as Night Drive (both as tour CDR's) and the press picked up on them and went ape shit. Prior to that, he had been flying under the radar for 8-10 years.


Originally Posted by Shadaloo (Post 4558884)
There were like four opening acts and every single one was a Chromatics' member's side project.

The only incestous acts on the last tour was In Mirrors, Desire, and Chromatics. Desire is JJ's gf/babay mama (she's also the new manager of the label and she sucks super hard). In Mirrors are from Canada. Their LP "In Berlin" is pretty decent but they sucked live. Chromatics plays live to a backing track.

Johnny's not insane, he's just a control freak. That's why Dear Tommy has been delayed for 5+ years. He's also had 'relationships' with every female member on his roster.

I'm sorry none of you got to see Chromatics w/ Glass Candy circa 2008-2009. Wowee now that was special. They rarely play outside of extreme east or west coast or Europe so at least you can say you saw one of the only rock bands that actually matter.

slunken 09-11-2020 07:13 PM

Down to talk about this (almost) cult anytime

Faded Now is at the production plant for an LP pressing currently. As is a repress of the original After Dark

slunken 09-11-2020 07:15 PM

Speaking of cults, did you know Johnny was raised in a religious cult in Texas?

slunken 09-11-2020 07:18 PM

A lot of people complain about finding the history or discography of Chromatics difficult to follow (which is understandable if you're looking at it backwards) so if I can help let me know.

pulled this earliest thread from 2012

slunken 09-11-2020 07:36 PM


slunken 09-12-2020 12:14 AM

Wow 2012 was 8 years ago

What year did you join this board again?

Elphenor 09-12-2020 01:29 AM

Boy Harsher >

slunken 09-12-2020 12:45 PM

what are you trying to rank?

FoolofaTook 09-12-2020 03:14 PM

ok so this is what i have listened to:

camera ep
cherry ep
in the city
running from the sun
closer to grey
kill for love
night drive

what am i missing? not interested in anything pre Night Drive.

slunken 09-12-2020 08:58 PM

Nite 12" was pre-Ruth but had Lena on vocals. You will probably love the song City Beds from the extended version of that 12"

There are also the demo cdrs "death kiss" and "in shining violence"

Did you listen to the extended version of the Cherry EP? The vinyl of Camera is different than the digital version.

There's also the Drumless version of Kill for Love which is a reimagined LP. The digital vs LP versions are totally different. That type of song later became titled (On Film).

FoolofaTook 09-13-2020 02:02 PM

Yes, I have the Cherry deluxe.

Thanks, will check those others out.

slunken 09-13-2020 02:12 PM

there are also a bunch of singles that were slated to appear on Dear Tommy, like "i can never be myself when you're around", "in films", "shadow", "dear tommy"

Run To Me 09-15-2020 12:06 PM

Thanks never even listened to this. Very nice sounds indeed. Gonna have fun going thru this

FoolofaTook 09-15-2020 12:08 PM

Oh boy you are in for a treat. I discovered them a couple of years ago thanks to Twin Peaks but for some reason I never listened to more than Kill For Love. Then about a month ago I listened to Closer to Grey and Night Drive and, as they say in France, whalah!!

Run To Me 09-15-2020 12:18 PM

The vocals on that kill for love record are really something. Delivery seems disconnected from the lyrics, but in a way that’s so mysterious/mesmerizing. And the soundscapes are nice and cavernous, but varied as well. Yeah. This is genius stuff

Joey Goldberg 09-15-2020 07:14 PM

there's been a release from this band at my local record store misfiled under Daft Punk's section for months now that i peek at everytime i go - been seriously considering getting it off the cover alone

Joey Goldberg 09-15-2020 07:15 PM

Greatvegetable 09-16-2020 07:32 AM

Second track seriously sounds worse than late 90s Kylie Minogue. This must be a joke. Or is this music credible where you live?

FoolofaTook 09-16-2020 08:21 AM

I live under a rock.

Don't be mean.

Joey Goldberg 09-16-2020 11:16 AM

more importantly: 90s Kylie Minogue was the shit

slunken 09-16-2020 06:26 PM


Originally Posted by Joey Goldberg (Post 4559303)

That's the 12" single for "Tick of the Clock"

It's a Moroder-esque instrumental similar to "The Chase". Contains 3 versions of the same song. Not essential. For collectors only.

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