Netphoria Message Board


Go Back   Netphoria Message Board > General Boards > Music News and Discussion
Register Netphoria's Amazon.com Link Members List Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-10-2020, 04:41 PM   #1
FoolofaTook
Just Hook it to My Veins!
 
FoolofaTook's Avatar
 
Location: FlamingGlobes and FoolofaTook are both on my ignore list, and honestly, I love it.
Posts: 35,300
Default CHROMATICS ARE BEST BAND IN THE UNIVERSE (EVER)

srsly


 
FoolofaTook is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2020, 01:17 AM   #2
Shadaloo
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Shadaloo's Avatar
 
Location: up on the cross you go little fella
Posts: 2,110
Default

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

 
Shadaloo is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2020, 01:39 AM   #3
butthurt
Apocalyptic Poster
 
butthurt's Avatar
 
Location: on the internet
Posts: 1,722
Default

OKAY BUT WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE IN ALL CAPS (CAPITAL LETTERS)?

 
butthurt is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2020, 04:54 AM   #4
MyKeyZ
Ownz
 
MyKeyZ's Avatar
 
Location: Freak U.S.A.
Posts: 943
Default

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

 
MyKeyZ is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2020, 02:54 PM   #5
FoolofaTook
Just Hook it to My Veins!
 
FoolofaTook's Avatar
 
Location: FlamingGlobes and FoolofaTook are both on my ignore list, and honestly, I love it.
Posts: 35,300
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadaloo View Post
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.

 
FoolofaTook is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2020, 03:50 PM   #6
Shadaloo
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Shadaloo's Avatar
 
Location: up on the cross you go little fella
Posts: 2,110
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FoolofaTook View Post
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.

 
Shadaloo is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2020, 04:30 PM   #7
FoolofaTook
Just Hook it to My Veins!
 
FoolofaTook's Avatar
 
Location: FlamingGlobes and FoolofaTook are both on my ignore list, and honestly, I love it.
Posts: 35,300
Default

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.

 
FoolofaTook is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2020, 07:01 PM   #8
slunken
Virgo
 
slunken's Avatar
 
Posts: 39,564
Default

I'm taking consultations

 
slunken is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2020, 07:07 PM   #9
FoolofaTook
Just Hook it to My Veins!
 
FoolofaTook's Avatar
 
Location: FlamingGlobes and FoolofaTook are both on my ignore list, and honestly, I love it.
Posts: 35,300
Default

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

Do you like Chromatics? I love Chromatics!!!















 
FoolofaTook is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2020, 07:12 PM   #10
slunken
Virgo
 
slunken's Avatar
 
Posts: 39,564
Default

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.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadaloo View Post
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 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2020, 07:13 PM   #11
slunken
Virgo
 
slunken's Avatar
 
Posts: 39,564
Default

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 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2020, 07:15 PM   #12
slunken
Virgo
 
slunken's Avatar
 
Posts: 39,564
Default

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

 
slunken is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2020, 07:18 PM   #13
slunken
Virgo
 
slunken's Avatar
 
Posts: 39,564
Default

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 http://forums.netphoria.org/showthre...ght=chromatics

 
slunken is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2020, 07:36 PM   #14
slunken
Virgo
 
slunken's Avatar
 
Posts: 39,564
Default

(Lol)

Last edited by slunken : 09-12-2020 at 12:15 AM.

 
slunken is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2020, 12:14 AM   #15
slunken
Virgo
 
slunken's Avatar
 
Posts: 39,564
Default

Wow 2012 was 8 years ago

What year did you join this board again?

 
slunken is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2020, 01:29 AM   #16
Elphenor
Braindead
 
Elphenor's Avatar
 
Location: Shivers
Posts: 16,123
Default

Boy Harsher >

 
Elphenor is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2020, 12:45 PM   #17
slunken
Virgo
 
slunken's Avatar
 
Posts: 39,564
Default

what are you trying to rank?

 
slunken is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2020, 03:14 PM   #18
FoolofaTook
Just Hook it to My Veins!
 
FoolofaTook's Avatar
 
Location: FlamingGlobes and FoolofaTook are both on my ignore list, and honestly, I love it.
Posts: 35,300
Default

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.

 
FoolofaTook is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2020, 08:58 PM   #19
slunken
Virgo
 
slunken's Avatar
 
Posts: 39,564
Default

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).

 
slunken is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2020, 02:02 PM   #20
FoolofaTook
Just Hook it to My Veins!
 
FoolofaTook's Avatar
 
Location: FlamingGlobes and FoolofaTook are both on my ignore list, and honestly, I love it.
Posts: 35,300
Default

Yes, I have the Cherry deluxe.

Thanks, will check those others out.

 
FoolofaTook is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2020, 02:12 PM   #21
slunken
Virgo
 
slunken's Avatar
 
Posts: 39,564
Default

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"

 
slunken is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2020, 12:06 PM   #22
Run To Me
Minion of Satan
 
Run To Me's Avatar
 
Location: Where the frog spoils the leaf
Posts: 5,646
Default

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

 
Run To Me is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2020, 12:08 PM   #23
FoolofaTook
Just Hook it to My Veins!
 
FoolofaTook's Avatar
 
Location: FlamingGlobes and FoolofaTook are both on my ignore list, and honestly, I love it.
Posts: 35,300
Default

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!!

 
FoolofaTook is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2020, 12:18 PM   #24
Run To Me
Minion of Satan
 
Run To Me's Avatar
 
Location: Where the frog spoils the leaf
Posts: 5,646
Default

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

 
Run To Me is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2020, 07:14 PM   #25
Joey Goldberg
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Joey Goldberg's Avatar
 
Location: in the line for drinks (or is it just tickets to buy the drinks?)
Posts: 2,997
Default

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 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2020, 07:15 PM   #26
Joey Goldberg
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Joey Goldberg's Avatar
 
Location: in the line for drinks (or is it just tickets to buy the drinks?)
Posts: 2,997
Default


 
Joey Goldberg is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2020, 07:32 AM   #27
Greatvegetable
Ownz
 
Posts: 566
Default

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

 
Greatvegetable is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2020, 08:21 AM   #28
FoolofaTook
Just Hook it to My Veins!
 
FoolofaTook's Avatar
 
Location: FlamingGlobes and FoolofaTook are both on my ignore list, and honestly, I love it.
Posts: 35,300
Unhappy

I live under a rock.


Don't be mean.

 
FoolofaTook is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2020, 11:16 AM   #29
Joey Goldberg
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Joey Goldberg's Avatar
 
Location: in the line for drinks (or is it just tickets to buy the drinks?)
Posts: 2,997
Default

more importantly: 90s Kylie Minogue was the shit


 
Joey Goldberg is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2020, 06:26 PM   #30
slunken
Virgo
 
slunken's Avatar
 
Posts: 39,564
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joey Goldberg View Post
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.

 
slunken is offline
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Google


Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nihilism thread (Scientists claim everything we know may be a lie) teh b0lly!!1 General Chat Message Board 148 03-02-2017 01:25 PM
2012 I'm Hardcore General Chat Archive 134 09-20-2012 05:06 PM
positive universe and negative universe Catherine Wheel General Chat Archive 41 11-19-2010 12:44 AM
skipgo is a moderately attractive female neopryn General Chat Archive 169 08-08-2007 02:16 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:42 PM.




Smashing Pumpkins, Alternative Music
& General Discussion Message Board and Forums
www.netphoria.org - Copyright 1998-2020